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Our People: Blazing her own trail


September 8, 2013

CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson Norma Sanders, who spent decades as the most well-known female auctioneer in the country, poses at her home in Texico. Sanders graduated in the top of her class from the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, where she attended after her first three choices declined to offer a spot to a woman.

Nothing about a conversation with Norma Sanders today — a soft-spoken woman who still drives the car she bought with cash in 1983 — would suggest she spent decades as a powerful voice that squeezed every nickel out of livestock customers at hu...

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