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Aug. 16, 2012MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Campbell

Ed Phillips Rodeo

The 18th annual Ed Phillips rodeo kicks off this weekend in honor of the late manager of Energizer Battery.

Ed Phillips led the campaign in acquiring the funding for the arena located in Maryville. Ed's son, John Phillips, says his father was an active member of the community.

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The rodeo will include bull riding, roping, steers, broncos, and even a comedy performance by a clown. The rodeo will take place in the Ed Phillips Memorial Arena. Phillips adds it is a great honor to his family and himself to have the rodeo and arena named after Ed.

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The Rodeo will be held tomorrow and Saturday at the Ed Phillips Memorial Arena, located just west of the Northwest Missouri State Campus.