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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Reporter 

Self-checking and positive attitude


January 7, 2021

Courtesy Photo

Carrie Lyle riding tall in her saddle. A rodeo girl since age 9, Lyle is an active member and supporter of the Colfax Junior Rodeo and Palouse Empire Rodeo Association.

COLFAX - It was 3 a.m. on a Sunday morning in late June. Carrie Lyle was awake to make coffee for her husband, Larry. She crossed her arms and felt a small, pea-sized lump in her breast.

She had a clean mammogram in January, but cancer can grow quickly.

Fortunately, this barrel-rounding cowgirl was faster than the cancer. She has taken this bull by the horns and tossed it to the ground, all while wearing a smile.

"It's been such an inspiration for others going through something similar," said Kay Riebold, Palouse Empire Rodeo Foundation treasurer.

Lyle called her doctor the Tuesday after fi...

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