Troy Minyard is someone you should know. Born to sharecropper parents in west Texas, the family moved to Bennington, Okla., in the mid 50s.
Troy said the family worked together at hoeing peanuts, corn and yes, he even picked cotton. His life’s basic, yet profound lessons were learned early, Troy said. He recalls that as a child he was working in the field on a chilly day, and asked his mother if they could stop and build a small fire to warm themselves. She told him that if he’d just work a little faster he’d get warm.
The Minyard children, four boys, attended Bennington School from first grade to high school graduation.
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