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Fred Lynch

Wanna buy a wildebeest?

Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 12:00 AM

A wildebeest struts its stuff in the ring during the first day of the 5-H Ranch exotic animal auction on April 19, 1990. Auction owner Dave Hale, top center, oversees the sale. (Fred Lynch photo)

A $3 visitor pass was sold for the first time at the auction and a free shuttle bus was running from Cape Girardeau motels to the 5-H Ranch.

"These are just some ways to generate some local interest and a little bit of revenue," said Maxine Hale.

She and her husband, Dave, hosted the auction twice a year.

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