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This is from the Marble Brothers farm office in South Plains, Texas. My grandad, Fred Marble, and his brothers, Don and Keith, farmed cotton there for more than 60 years. (Journal photo by Hallie Bertrand.)

Cowpokes has now hit retirement age.

In a note to our publication, Madge Reid, the widow of the late Asa Elmer “Ace” Reid Jr., said, “After much thought, Cowpokes Cartoons has decided to begin the retirement process. Cowpokes and your publication have had a good long ride together, but for us it is time to put our cartoon service to bed.

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