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Dalton Morris, Odessa, Mo., entertains the crowd while preoccupying a bull during a recent rodeo. Morris will work as the rodeo clown and trick roper at the 2019 Shrine Rodeo on Sept. 26-27 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.

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Clown 'cheerleader' loves to entertain

For rodeo clown Dalton Morris, the acorn didn’t fall far from the tree. The Odessa, Mo., man is the third generation of his family to be involved in rodeo. His granddad, Bob Morris, was a trick rider, and his dad, Tim Morris, was a trick rider and bull rider. Morris, who will work as rodeo clown Sept. 26-27 at the Shrine Rodeo in Tonganoxie, loves to entertain fans. He even worked as the mascot while a student at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Mo., dressed as a road runner during basketball games. It was the perfect niche for him: entertaining fans, while “it paid for my books,” he said. “I enjoyed every minute of it.”

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