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Angola Prison Rodeo Marks 50th Anniversary

This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of Louisiana’s Angola Prison Rodeo, drawing thousands of spectators into the detention center complex. The rodeo, called “the wildest show in the South,” draws in funds for religious and educational programs for prisoners, with each springtime event raising roughly $450,000. The Angola Prison Rodeo commenced in 1964 as a recreational activity for the inmates …

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Steven Peebles Wins at National Finals Rodeo

Bareback rodeo rider Steven Peebles scored 85.5 in the second round at the National Rodeo Finals on Saturday night, putting him in fourth in the season standings, with $119,060 in winnings. Peebles, of Redmond, Oregon, rode a horse named Cool Water, while winning his second straight round. “Last night did help my confidence,” Peebles said. “I hadn’t been on in …

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