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club how to deal wit The Perkins Roundup Club has a way of dealing with adversity and still turning out a top—notch rodeo. The abundance of rain that fell in the Perkins area just days before last week- end’s 67th annual event didn’t have any effects of the performances them- selves. It only modified how the organization was going to get the perform- ALENDAR Thursday, July 15 - Organized fastpitch softball practices can 'begin. Monday, Aug. 9 - Limited high school football practices can start. - P-THS softball at Noble, 5 pm. Tuesday, Aug. 10 - P—THS softball at Blackwell, 5 pm. - P-TMS softball hosts Cleveland, 5 pm. Thursday, Aug. 12 - Ripley/P-T high school tournament through Sat— urday, Aug. 14. Friday, Aug. 1 - Full high school foot- ball practices can start. Monday, Aug. 16 - P-THS softball at McLoud, 5 pm. - P-TMS softball hosts McLoud, 5 pm. Tuesday, Aug. 17 - P-THS softball at Seminole, 5 pm. - P-TMS softball hosts Bristow, 5 pm. Thursday, Aug. 19 - P-THS softball at Perry tournament through Saturday, Aug. 21. - P-TMS softball at Berryhill, 5 pm. Friday, Aug. 20 - P-THS football scrim- mage with Bristow, TBD. P-TMS softball hosts Cushing, 5 pm. Monday, Aug. 23 - P—THS softball hosts Tecumseh, 5 pm. - P-TMS softball at Tecumseh, 5 pm. Tuesday, Aug. 24 P-THS softball hosts Mount St. Mary, 5 pm. Thursday, Aug. 26 - P-THS softball hosts OKC Bronchos, 5 pm. - P-THS softball at OKC Bronchos, 5 pm. Friday, Aug. 27 - P-THS football hosts Chisholm, 7 pm. Game broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM _with the pregame show at 6:30 pm. Monday, Aug. 30 P-THS softball at Ada, 5 pm. - P-TMS softball hosts Sperry, 5 pm. Tuesday,Aug.31 P-THS softball hosts Byng, 5 pm. Thursday, Sept. P-THS softball hosts Ripley, 5 pm. P-TMS softball at Mannford, 5 pm. Friday, Sept. 3 - P-THS football at Tecumseh, 7 pm. Game broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM with the pregame show at 6:30 pm. - P-TMS softball at Ripley, 5 pm. - Stillwater HS football at Edmond Santa Fe, ,7 pm. Game broadcast on KVRO 101.1 FM with the BRIEFS, Page A2 a “y. La" (405) 333—5225 1320 new mm, ‘ om Oily. OIL “131.32 Bogaster New & Pre-Owned Iodals midsautoscom Bus: (405) 728-241 1 Thursday, July 8, 2021 B1 came to a close. The heavy rainfalls in Perkins stopped soon enough to give the club time to get the arena grounds ready. The arena itself didn’t take much work as it primarily has a sandy base. While it may have been damp in some areas, there was no stand- ing water that could have caused some problems. A good chunk of park— ing in the northwest part of the area was blocked off because of a large pool of standing water. That problem was rectified with parking fans in Emerson Park and many of the horse trailers at Dickson Park. Both facilities are adjacent to the rodeo grounds. Por— table lighting was set up in Emerson Park to help fans safely find their vehicles after each show. “We were parking people every place we could find space for them,” Werner said. Remember last year the COVID—19 pandemic had forced the cancellations of many events locally and around the state. The roUndup club made the tough decision to continue with the rodeo knowing it could have been shut b RODEO, Page A2 y . ck Lamenick a ma! :Sports- Edito ers and fans in and parked. And in the end, everything seemed to work out. There didn’t seem to be any doubt the rodeo would go on according to PRUC president Lynn Werner. “We thought we would have a rodeo in a monsoon season but we made up our minds that come Friday night at 8 o’clock we were going to sing the National Anthem and have a rodeo,” he said moments after Sat- urday night’s performance . a {‘E . pt _. Journal photos ‘ by Rick Kyle Lomenick