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Ekaterina (left) and sister Natasha pose with medals won at the International Chinese Martial Arts Competition on Aug. 1 at the Tuscany Hotel in Las Vegas.</p>
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Kimber Miller, the youngest daughter of weightlifter, Gary Miller, wins second place in her first figure competition in Los Angeles, Calif. on Aug. 9. The Miller family is into body building and compete regularly in competitions in Las Vegas and Pahrump.</p>
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Cowboy Ken Pyle marries Debbie Sanders. Pyle is a former rodeo rider and now resides in Pahrump. He hopes to revitalize the high school rodeo in town. The two were married on horseback a couple of weeks ago.</p>

The Kung Fu sisters, Ekaterina and Natasha Venola, scored big at the seventh annual International Chinese Martial Arts Championships at the Tuscany Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Aug. 1.

Ekaterina and Natasha both attend Rosemary Clarke Middle School.

Ekaterina, an eighth grader, said they have both been to this competition four other times.

She said, “We are judged in style, by age group and experience in the categories of beginner, novice, intermediate and advance.”

Ekaterina won two silver medals and Natasha, who is in seventh grade, received two gold medals.

The competition attracted competitors from all over the United States. Evan Thompson is their instructor.


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