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Barton County Commissioner Don Cates was a good friend

You know you have a good friend when they change you just by being a friend.
I had started working at the Tribune five years ago, and I was in Claflin looking for an interesting person to write a feature story about.
I was immediately directed to Don Cates.
We instantly bonded that warm summer day talking about our shared need for speed. Don loved to race cars, speed across the lake, and fly planes the old-fashioned way.
Don was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and was the recipient of medals and awards for his bravery.
I once asked Don ...

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