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April 29, 2013

Top bulls to ‘stampede’

Chisholm trail stampede prca rodeo bringing vertical exit, kimzey and miss rodeo america

DUNCAN — If you go to rodeos and enjoy bullriding, then mark this weekend on your calendar as the 24th annual Chisholm Trail Stampede PRCA RAM Rodeo hits the dirt at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center arena.

All the arena action starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Doors actually open at 6 p.m. so people can visit the concession and shop the vendors.

This year’s event promises edge of the seat thrills and some laughter, with the laughter being provided by the bullfighters — Greek Ellick Jr. from Rogersville, Ala., and Jason Gibbs of Dangerfield, Texas. Both are pro bullfighter/barrelmen. They will be in the ring working to keep the cowboys safe with stock provided by Dell Hall with Rafter H Ranch & Rodeo Livestock Company, considered to have some of the top ranking bulls and horses in the industry, said Barbara Davis, organizer for the annual event.

“He had six head of livestock chosen for the NFR in 2012. One of his bulls #81 Vertical Exit took 2nd place at the NFR and 2nd in Go Round 9 at the NFR – plus was the Rankest Bull at the Prairie Circuit Finals.”

He also had nine head of livestock chosen for the 2013 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in OKC. His top bulls, Vertical Exit and El Capitain will be in Duncan at this rodeo.

Also scheduled to ride into town are Dusta Kimzey, of Strong City, who is a PRCA trick rider and stunt woman in the “Cowgirls ‘n Angels” movie. She will perform both nights.

Miss Rodeo America, Chenea Shiner from Roosevelt, Utah, will be here to crown the new 2013 Miss Chisholm Trail Stampede. She will be at a booth at the rodeo ready to greet those who come to the event.  

“She will also emcee our 2013 Queen luncheon at the Harvest Gate Restaurant,” Davis shared.

The Canadian Valley Rangerettes, 3X National Champion Drill Team from Mustang, will return to Duncan to perform their high paced drill.

While the Chisholm Trail Stampede rodeo offers plenty of fun for spectators and competitors, it also makes a worthy donation with the Duncan Ambucs. Representatives will present an Amtryke to a special child or wounded soldier during the rodeo.

A rodeo wouldn’t be complete without a quarter throw and calf scramble for the children — or little buckaroos and buckarettes. Friday night is family night and kids get in free with a paying adult.  

Tickets are available at the door, but also at Crutcher’s Western Wear and Stockman’s in Duncan, and Speedy G’s in Velma, First National Bank in Comanche and Marlow Radio Shack or Frontier Feeds.

While browsing and shopping the vendors, rodeo fans and truck fans can check out the newest models of the 2013 Ram pickup trucks such as the Ram 1500. You can also enter the national sweepstakes at that booth.

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Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

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