Month: April 30, 2012

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Why Guymon’s rodeo works

Next weekend marks the 80th straight year of the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, and it’s quite the celebration. I’ve been to at least one performance 10 of the last 12 years, and I’m always impressed by the production the volunteers present to the fans. There’s a reason it was named the 2002 Large Outdoor Rodeo[...]
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One thumb down

OK, I’ll admit it: My stomach turned a little when I read about Mike Johnson’s unfortunate mishap in Red Bluff, Calif., last week. ProRodeo.com reported that Johnson was stepping out of his trailer when a gust of wind blew the door shut, severing the end of the Oklahoma roper’s left thumb in the process. “It[...]
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The Doc I never met

This weekend features the Doc Gardner Memorial Rodeo, otherwise known as the Oklahoma Panhandle State University rodeo. The annual event is one of the final events in the Central Plains Region; this season, it’s the final event, and the College National Finals Rodeo will be secured. There are several events where the fight for the[...]
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