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‘Ranger Roundup’ to honor troops Saturday at Jay Auto Mall

Country recording artist Keni Thomas, a former U.S. Army Ranger, will cap a day of honoring U.S. troops Saturday at Jay Auto Mall on Whittlesey Road in Columbus.

The event, billed as the “Ranger Roundup,” is also a fund-raiser for the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment Memorial at Fort Benning.

Activities begin at 7 a.m. with the Lake Oliver Big Bass Rodeo. The competition runs through 2 p.m. with the winner receiving an $1,800 prize for landing the largest fish.

A Mogadishu 5-kilometer run starts at 9 a.m., while a hamburger grilling contest is at 11 a.m.

Thomas is scheduled to perform at 5 p.m.

Those wishing to attend the event should register before Saturday at www.jayautomall.com. For more information, call 1-866-997-7411.

-- Tony Adams

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