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09/27/12 — A tip of their hat ... in Diana's honor

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A tip of their hat ... in Diana's honor

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on September 27, 2012 1:46 PM

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Diana Mann rides her horse around the grandstand at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair.

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Laura Buday and Wayne Benton look at a memorial wreath placed in the livestock barn at the Wayne County Fairgrounds early this morning in remembrance of Diana Conley Mann, a familiar figure at the fair who most fairgoers would remember as the horse rider who galloped around the ring carrying the American flag at the opening of the demolition derby. She died unexpectedly last month.

Little Joe waits. He knows it's just a matter of time -- that his best friend will soon give him his cue; that a packed grandstand is anticipating the ceremonial pass he and Diana Conley Mann have completed at the...

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