Young authors honored by Commissioners


May 16, 2019

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Mary Hadley Memorial Young Author's Contest winners pictured with Commissioners Kelly Dennis, Jeanne Whalen and Fred Devish and County Librarian Jill Mackey are, front, left to right: Colby Dennis and Ella Ellsbury; back row: Kayla Dennis, Kaytlynn McAllister, Alicia Dennis, Ronan Jones, Dylan Williams, Lauren Hyer and Lindsey Dennis.

The Crook County Commissioners honored the county winners of the annual Mary Hadley Memorial Young Author's Contest on May 7. The Crook County Library Foundation sponsors this contest annually, in memory of local author Mary Hadley.

Born and raised in San Diego, California, Mary grew up on the beach but always wanted to be a cowboy. That dream came true when she married Bob Hadley in 1949.

They spent their life together running ranches in Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming and raising seven children. Later in life, Mary found enough time to capture some of her experiences in stories and articles....

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