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West plains rodeo and golf are minutes, miles and worlds apart

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To get from Bi-Mart Arena to The Fairways Golf Course is a five-mile drive that takes just about 10 minutes.

But in many respects what took place at those respective West Plains sports venues last weekend might as well have been a half a world, or maybe even a universe, apart.

As the 50th edition of the Cheney Rodeo galloped and bucked its way to a close, the lyrics of Garth Brooks’ song, “Rodeo,” came to mind.

“Well it’s bulls and blood

It’s dust and mud

It’s the roar of a Sunday crowd…”

No mud thank goodness, but plenty of dust to make the auto focus lens just a bit cran...

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