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After her family spent Saturday celebrating the high school graduation of her brother and cousin, Teya Moody traveled to Rapid City to compete in the Prospector Challenge 2. This particular competition was a big barrel racing jackpot that included 377 competitors and Moody finished in 15th place with some great runs.

Teya is not the only member of her family with some rodeo success already this summer. Over Memorial Day weekend, her younger brother, Trey, placed fourth in the breakaway competition at the State Junior High Rodeo Finals in Rapid City. Normally, he would advance to the National Junior High Rodeo Finals with that placing, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National competition has been cancelled for this year.

Teya and Trey’s older brother, Tater, and cousin, Cayden Slykhuis have also been competing this year. They compete in the team roping category. All the kids are competing in jackpots right now because rodeos have been either postponed or cancelled due to the pandemic. Teya’s next competition is a couple jackpots this coming weekend, and Trey will get to make a showcase run in Pierre during the State High School rodeo finals at the end of June.

…See a photo in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Woonsocket’s Annual Water Festival Committee has had to make some changes to their schedule of events due to the COVID-19 pandemic that is currently affecting the world, including Sanborn County. Not only have they had to eliminate some events, they also had to modify a few. This schedule has been revised in order to allow the practice of social distancing, which has been highly recommended by the WHO and the CDC, not to mention most medical officials. 

The committee asks everyone to please watch for updates as the schedule is finalized and new information about events and the pandemic continues to be available. The committee’s top priority is for everyone who chooses to participate to be able to enjoy the celebration while still being safe.  

…See the full schedule in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

In the last week, a debate has brewed in the Woonsocket community over whether or not Woonsocket’s graduation has always been held on Friday night. 

The argument started with a couple members of the class of 1976 debating over the day their class graduated. One member was determined that they graduated on Friday and the other swore it was a Wednesday night. Well, after doing some research at the news office and requesting information from community members and additional 1976 class members, it has been determined that the Woonsocket Class of 1976 did, indeed, graduate on May 12, 1976, which was a Wednesday night.

…Read on in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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