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Bits & Spurs - Cont from pg 34 Robert Fuentes, Brenham, and Pete

Deleeuw’s PRF Dancer Margarita scored 72 and 73 consecutively, to win the Open Derby both Oc- tober 31 and November 1 at South Texas Cutting Horse Association’s shows.

Katy Biffle, who grew up in Taft, but now re-

sides in New York City, ran all 26.2 miles of the New York City Marathon November 1!

Rachel Lucht, a College Station native and a

member of the Texas A&M University equestrian team, was named both Southeast Conference and National Collegiate Equestrian Association Horse- manship Rider of the Month for October.

Sage Elizabeth Kirkwood was born No-

vember 4, in San Angelo to Megan (Whittemore) and Wade Kirkwood. Older brother Brazos in- stantly adored her.

Chase McBee, Madisonville, and Rocknroll

Legend took first in the youth 1D with a time of 15.7 in Crockett November 8 at Wolf Barrel Rac- ing Association’s final race of the year.

Blair Lynn Pipes was born November 10 to

Randi (Standley) and Blake Pipes of Bryan. Wayland Long, Poolville, released his newest

book, “4 Counties … The Last Bus to Balmorhea”,

New Aggie Darby Gard- ner with mother Kim

November 11. According to Amazon, in a matter of 12 hours it became one of the fastest climbing releases of a self-published western novel. His books can be purchased at www.way- landlong.comand on Amazon.

Marilyn Novat, Albuquerque, NM, will be

inducted into the Pinto Horse Association Hall of Fame in March, at the association’s convention in Oklahoma City. In the past 40 years, she has given countless hours and support to the national associ- ation as well as to NM Paint Horse Association.

Losses Loretta Pinion, 91, died October 18 in Web-

ster. She was once president of The Buckaroos horse club.

Junior Gray, 90, Dalhart, died November 6. He was a saddlemaker’s apprentice before joining

the Navy and serving during World War II and Korea. When he returned to Dalhart, he cow- boyed on a number of ranches including the Beck, the Mata- dor Ranches and Reynolds Cat- tle Company before opening his saddle shop.

Glenn Yates, 77, Marshall, passed away on November 6. A

lifetime NCHA member and a trainer for years, he had received NCHA’s bronze award. He made saddles and all types of tack. Considered the fa- ther of East Texas cutting and Ark-La-Tex CHA, he was instrumental in the development of Area 24. He served as president of both Ark-La-Texas CHA and Area 24, and was a hard worker in every aspect of the industry.

Big Possum Solano, owned by Nina and

Wade Willis, Llano, was humanely euthanized November 9, due to irreversible complications of colic at the age of 19. He was trained by Keith Bar- nett and spent much of his finished career as an open horse, and later, a non-pro horse, and his last years as a youth horse. He accumulated over $30,000 in both NCHA and ACHA monies. He was still hauling to cuttings in 2015 until he was stricken with colic. w

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