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And so the story begins

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IN 1888, THE CITIZENS of Canadian lined Main Street to watch and bet on competitions between cowboys in roping and bronc riding for an event that later would be cited as the first rodeo in Hemphill County, and perhaps in Texas. On April 27, 1888, Freeman E. Miller, the editor of the Canadian Crescent newspaper, ran an editorial asking citizens to make plans for big doings on the Fourth of July weekend. While Miller gathered the crowds, the cowboys at the Laurel Leaf Ranch organized the competitors. Thus, the first rodeo was born. The festivities lasted for two days and ended with an all-night dance.
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Break O'Day Farm & Metcalfe Museum | Durham, Oklahoma

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We have signed up our final student for art camp. The teachers are ordering supplies, and we are all busy preparing the activity center for our opening day. Our teachers this year are Donna Wright, of the Cheyenne School District, and Dana Day, of the Sayre School District. We are excited to have them again this year. Donna will be teaching watercolor and ink. Dana will be teaching canvas painting. We have several new students enrolled, as well as many of our regulars who come year to year.
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Hello, friends; it’s been a while. Seventy-seven days, or 10 Tuesdays, have passed since our last Rotary meeting. That equates to roughly 10,000 Alexander’s calories unconsumed per member. That is also 10 times that I did not have to use my catlike reflexes to cover my drink from Landry sneaking in with the tea pitcher to top off my already-full cup. To state the obvious: COVID-19 has been rough from the Rotarian perspective.