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Local cheerleaders visit one of their own

One of our residents never expected the special visit she got this spring – it brought back memories from her past.

Three Dodge City Community College cheerleaders stopped by to visit Manor of the Plains resident—and former Dodge City cheerleader— Dorothy (Stramel) Gabel. The current cheerleaders presented Dorothy – who attended the college from 1956-57 and was also  involved with the College Chorus, pep band and Conq-Ettes girls’ pep club – with a DCCC blanket and gift basket.

“I never thought anything like this would happen to me,” said Dorothy.

The visit had an equally strong effect on the cheerleaders themselves which included (from left to right) Sophia Lord a sophomore from Aurora, Colo; Kaitlyn Leffley, a sophomore from Perth, Australia; Dorothy Gabel and Colby Redford a sophomore from Ponca City, Okla.

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