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Fall has set in and the leaves are starting to turn. More color appears overnight. The wind is down this morning but is supposed to be blowing this afternoon. We could use some rain however; snow is being predicted. That should not happen until we are through with the art competition.

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I am still receiving inquiries about our Augusta Metcalfe Memorial Art Competition for 2019. There is not much time left for entries. The deadline for the art to be in is Thursday, October 24. The judging will begin shortly after. Almost all media is accepted. We are now accepting Graphic Arts – commercial arts or computer-generated. But, Remember the topic has to be Pioneering Life or Local Flora and Fauna. Only one entry per student is allowed.

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Continuing with the “Forgotten tales of the Antelope Hills,” there were several pages telling the story of a young man named Ramon and how the lost treasure of the Antelope Hills came to be. I will in some points not go into all the details of these stories, but tell them in my own words, always referring to what Melvin Harrel has written.

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It is time once again for The Augusta Metcalfe Memorial Art Competition 2019.

Art Instructors classes of all schools and anyone interested in entering this competition are welcome. Two grade categories are: Jr. High(5-7) High School (8-12) public and home school.

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My Mother, Margie Martin, passed away on Saturday September 14. While my sister and I were going through some of her books in her care center room, we found several that are written about Western Oklahoma history. One such book was another one by Melvin Harrel titled River Country, Forgotten Tales From the Antelope Hills. I will soon be reading this book.

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Mary Hendrickson and Gabriel Cavazos were married here at the Metcalfe Arts and Events Center on Saturday afternoon. What a great wedding it was! We enjoyed preparing for this event and even though the sun was showing bright, no one seemed to mind. There were over 200 in attendance. Mary’s mother, Anne Hendrickson, prepared all the food for the reception dinner. I am in awe of this woman and how well she managed everything.

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Obviously, the article that appeared in last week’s column was not the one I intended to send. It was actually one that I wrote in fall 2017. How it ended up in press I will never know. If you deal with a computer at all you will understand how that could happen. I will try again to have something more up to date today.

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