May 2023

Trout Tales, May 31

Donned my cowboy hat again and went to Bill Hailey Arena on Saturday for one of my favorite events, Ridin’ With Mason Lowe. The competition is amazing and the stock is strong, judging by the number of buck-offs in the first section. That entertainment is fun, but even better entertainment for me is Pork Chop! The rodeo clown may have hips that connect to his ankles (his words, not mine) but what he lacks in shins he makes up for in jokes. It’s got me thinking about trying my hand at the rodeo entertainer game. If Pork Chop can elude bulls as easily as he does, why can’t I? I’ll be testing out my fins over the next year to see how quick I can be. I am a little anxious about using a barrel though. Isn’t there some saying about those and fish? More research needs to be done.
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Records down, medals up

A strong senior class helped propel the Cassville track and field teams to new heights at the state meet, highlighted by two medals and two new school records for the Lady Wildcats. The Cassville boys and girls competed in 10 events at the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday, with the girls taking fourth place in the 4x800 relay and Jolie Evans placing fifth in the 3200-meter run.
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First Cars & Pizza Cruise In a hit

A Cars & Pizza Cruise In was held Saturday at Roaring River Health and Rehab. The event, organized by Caden Swearingen and RRHR Activities Director Norma Kirkpatrick, served as a fundraiser for the residential care facility’s upcoming Golden Age Games. Pictured are Norman and Linda Phillips, left, and Kevin Phillips, right, standing beside their automotive entries.
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