Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Sand for Newell Arena, Fundraiser for Red Owl rancher, CAM-PLEX events, Bulls/Broncs/Barrels at Baker
I took in a bit of the Black Hills Stock Show, though not as much as I had hoped. We made it down to the first Saturday and walked through stallion alley. What a nice bunch of horses. Of course there were some I liked better than others, but I was impressed with the overall quality and enjoyed visiting with the people that had them there. I always get to see some folks I haven’t seen in a while and then hear that I missed others who were there. That’s the way it goes with the crowds.
On February 13, there will be a fun time had for a good cause at the Vale Bar in Vale, S.D. The Newell rodeo arena crew are trying to improve the ground and are holding a fundraiser to pay for some sand. According to J.D. Mutchler, head honcho of the rodeo, there will be a nice Valentine’s supper available from the menu, then there will be a dance with live music by The Lucky Foxes Band. The venerable Newell Arena is home of the Labor Day Rodeo and the World’s Championship Sheep Teepeeing Contest annually. It should be a fun time for all with good food and good music! For more information, call J.D. at 605-490-0343. I might even see if the ol’ curmudgeon wants to go and shake a leg!
In the “there but for the grace of God go I” category, there will be a benefit for Darrel Wilcox, Red Owl, S.D. rancher, on Saturday, February 27. Darrel suffered a brain bleed Jan. 5 and is in the hospital at Sioux Falls and will be for some time to come as he recovers. The benefit will be a supper and auction at the Central Meade County Community Center in Union Center, S.D., 2-9 p.m. The supper will start at 4 p.m. with the live auction at 5 p.m. Donations can be dropped off at Cammack Ranch Supply or call Chris Oster at 605-515-0201 or Megan Spring at 605-985-5540 to get more info on where items can be sent.
At the Gillette, Wyo. CAM-PLEX, Feb. 12-14, will be a Coors ProRodeo, trade show, 3D barrel race and sheep dog trials. For a complete schedule of events, call 307-682-0552 or go to http://www.cam-plex.com.
Also at the CAM-PLEX, on Feb. 19 will be the Gillette College Rodeo Banquet at 5 p.m. in the Frontier Hall. For further info, call Jessi Miller at 307-686-0254, ext. 1401.
On February 21 and March 13, also at the CAM-PLEX in the East Pavillion will be ProJackpots barrels/poles/roping from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. For details call Paula O’Connell at 307-687-0566.
On February 27 there will be a Bulls, Broncs and Barrels in Baker, Mont. There will be $2500 added for the bulls and broncs and $1,000 added for the barrels. The barrels will start at 9 a.m. with the top 12 coming back for the short go that evening at 7 p.m. The calcutta will be at 4 p.m. with the performance at 7 p.m. Entries close Feb. 19. Call 406-853-3663 or 406-891-0024 to enter.
Consigments are being taken for the annual Southwest Select Broke Horse sale at Bowman, North Dakota, May 22. The preview will be held at the All Seasons Arena and the sale at Bowman Auction Market. April 1 is the consignment deadline. Forms can be found on http://www.bowmanauctionmarket.com under the upcoming sales tab, or go to the Facebook page Southwest Select Broke Horse Sale. If you have any questions, call Harry Kerr at 701-523-6711, Grant Desaye at 406-670-6643 or Tressa Silha Dodge at 701-440-0094.
Be sure and send me any events you have coming up and I’ll be happy to share them here. My email is at the top of this column. Have a wonderful week!
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