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Whether cowgirl or cook, this lady does both well

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 20th, 2013

Photos/Pat Mitchell, Courtesy (1) Hadley may have small, gloved hands, but they are accurate while at full gallop on her horse and swinging her loop at a running steer. (2) In the midst of a gaggle of her students, Mariana Hadley is always available to answer cooking questions they may have.

WHEATLAND – The old adage, "you can't see the forest for the trees" can sometimes be a fitting one for the people in our everyday lives. Such is the case with a teacher at Wheatland High School. After occupying adjoining classrooms during my last 10 years at school, it suddenly dawned on me that there might be a host of people who have no idea the anomaly of both cowgirl and cook that is this feisty little teacher – Marina Hadley.

"My twin brother (Monte) and I shared our first horse, but we argued over who was going to ride. I think the folks got tired of it and bought me a pony,” Hadley said. “He dumped me a few times but then Mom helped me get him straightened out.

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