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Rodeo clown Shawn Thompson, a cancer survivor, will entertain Thursday and Friday at the Abdallah Shrine Rodeo in Tonganoxie. The Sidney, Iowa, man survived Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 12 years ago and now clowns at rodeos, works as a special education teacher and is a football coach.

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