Preparations for the 2012 St. Francis County Fair, which opens today and continues through Saturday, were being made over the weekend. On Sunday, girls of all ages were practicing for the beauty pageants. Eleven-year-old Eden May, left, shows seven-year-old Neely Poe a routine. Poe is preparing for the Little Miss competition, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The fair will showcase events throughout the week. Photo by Alan Smith.