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With large gatherings prohibited, Nyssa Nite Rodeo pulls the plug

The 75th annual Nyssa Nite Rodeo was cancelled Monday because of the COVID-19 virus.

NYSSA – The 2020 Nyssa Nite Rodeo has been canceled.

The event, which would celebrate its 75th year in June, was scrubbed because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak and Gov. Kate Brown’s restrictions on large gatherings, said Nyssa Nite Rodeo president Kim Speelman early Tuesday.

“The hit on our sponsors is the biggest thing from not holding it, and we don’t want anyone to get sick or go against the governor’s orders,” said Speelman.

Earlier this month, Brown announced a broad outline to reopen the state in phases, but still required a prohibition on gatherings of 25 or more people. The governor said that fairs and festivals should be cancelled through September.

Last week, the governor approved . . .