The 24th Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium official program.
2 | 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium The performers, chuck wagon cooks and western craftsmen gathered here represent the finest in their fields. They are as diverse in nature as they are in talent, but they all have a common love of the West and the life that it offers. Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Welcome to the 24th annual Take some time to visit with these folks. Their stories are rich with history; their skills are seasoned with time. We hope you enjoy this year’s Cowboy Symposium and leave with a richer understanding of the “Cowboy Way of Life.” A product of the 3-4 5 6-7 8 9 10 16-17 18 19 20 27 29 live entertainment tribute to Jimmy nathan bowen Music Schedule Family Fun Schedule all Day Fun for the Whole Family / equestrian Demonstrations entertainer bios Map Grandstand vendor Map & listing tent vendor Map & listing entertainer bios, cont. 2013 lCCS Sponsors Chuck Wagon information Symposium hours Daily entertainment Friday/Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. night entertainment (Dances) Friday/Saturday: 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Daily admission Friday OR Saturday: $ 20 per person admission rates Children under 12 FREE thUrSDay aroUND toWN Opens 4:30 p.m. • Supper 6:00 p.m. • Music 7:00 p.m. Flying J Wranglers, Justin Trevino, Tommy Allsup & More Tickets $29 each Symposium kick-Off at FlyinG J ranCh Sunday: FREE night entertainment (Dances) Friday OR Saturday Night Dance: $40 per person Photos courtesy of LCCS, Eugene Heathman, Gay Harris and Ty Wyant 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 3 LiVe eNtertaiNmeNt friday Night Dance $40 Dance Admission October 11 Saturday Night Dance dave Alexander The Big Texas Swing Band in the Big Tent, 7:00 p.m. WeSTeRN SWiNG iS STiLL THe KiNG at the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium and that is evident again this year at our concerts, dances and live daily performances on five stages. $40 Dance Admission October12 Western expo Every vendor that comes to the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium must have a Western-style product. Our vendors come from across the Southwest to offer top quality merchandise. Please shop, support and thank them for their participation. Remember that on Sunday admission to the Symposium is free, which gives you another opportunity to return and shop with our vendors one last time. Shoot Low Sheriff in the Big Tent, 7:00 p.m. Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys Justin Trevino and his Super Pickers in the Big Tent, 8:30 p.m. October 11 & 12 Both Nights In 2012 the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium was named Venue of the Year by the Cowtown Society of Western Music. In addition True West Magazine named it the Best Chuck Wagon Contest for 2012. One of the highlights of the Symposium is the World Championship Chuck Wagon Competition (featured on the Food Network’s “All American Festivals and Cowboy Challenge”) with prizes totaling $13,000. Competitors are judged not only on their mouth-watering food, but also on the authenticity of their wagons and attire. ChUCK WagoN family fun events Enjoy the many, varied activities (performances, educational presentations and demonstrations) specifically provided for families and kids. These include the Kid’s Rodeo (Preregistration Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Section 3 Grandstand Winner’s Circle), Lincoln County 4H Petting Zoo, Mountain Men Encampment, Mule Lady and more! October 12 • 12 p.m. • $22 per person October 13 • 8:30 a.m. • $12 per person SATURdAY LUNCH SUNdAY BReAKFAST WO R Ld CHURiCHeS ’S T COOCK WAG KOF F!! ON horse training & Skills If you’re interested in learning more about the art of horsemanship, then the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium is the place to be! Each day Craig Cameron, the “gentle horse trainer,” will offer seminars using his unique skills in handling horses at the Craig Cameron Arena. Also enjoy the skills of Reining horses and their riders as they compete and are judged by you, the audience. 4 | 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium tribute to Jimmy Nathan Bowen This year the LCCS will pay tribute to James Nathan Bowen, a man with a strong work ethic and desire to succeed. Under his perseverance and determination, the Triple Bowen Ranch in New Mexico and Texas became a thriving, self-sustaining, working ranch. Attend Lt. Governor John Sanchezâ€™ speech and plaque presentation in honor of Jimmy Bowen, the afternoon of October 11, between the West End Performance Area and the Kidâ€™s Rodeo. 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 5 Friday, October 11, 2013 RAY REED STAGE TIME/MC 9:00 AM 9:15 AM 9:30 AM 9:45 AM 10:00 AM 10:15 AM 10:30 AM 10:45 AM 11:00 AM 11:15 AM 11:30 AM 11:45 AM 12:00 NOON 12:15 PM 12:30 PM 12:45 PM 1:00 PM 1:15 PM 1:30 PM 1:45 PM 2:00 PM 2:15 PM 2:30 PM 2:45 PM 3:00 PM 3:15 PM 3:30 PM 3:45 PM 4:00 PM 4:15 PM 4:30 PM 4:45 PM 5:00 PM 5:15 PM 5:30 PM 5:45 PM 6:00 PM 6:15 PM 6:30 PM 6:45 PM MC: Kelly Sco0 & Larry Sco0 COBY CARTER and FIVE MILES WEST BREAK BREAK FLOYD DOMINO REVUE BREAK JUSTIN TREVINO and HIS SUPER PICKERS LARRY McWHORTER STAGE MC: Wendell Sollis WENDELL SOLLIS and THE SIDEKICKS TUFFY COOPER STAGE MC: Open PETE LAUMBACH BREAK GIL PRATHER BREAK CHUCK CUSIMANO BREAK MISS DEVON and THE OUTLAW BREAK WENDELL SOLLIS and THE SIDEKICKS BREAK JILL JONES and 3 HANDS HIGH BREAK JIMMY BURSON TRIO and LUCY DEAN RECORD BREAK BYRON BERLINE and BAND BREAK FLYING J WRANGLERS BREAK BREAK SHOOT LOW SHERIFF BREAK BILLY MATA and THE TEXAS TRADITION BREAK JILL JONES and 3 HANDS HIGH BREAK BYRON BERLINE and BAND RED STEAGALL AND THE BOYS IN THE BUNKHOUSE BREAK MISS DEVON and THE OUTLAW BREAK JIMMY BURSON TRIO BREAK PETE LAUMBACH BREAK BREAK JODY NIX and THE TEXAS COWBOYS BREAK RED STEAGALL and THE BOYS IN THE BUNKHOUSE BREAK WENDELL SOLLIS and THE SIDEKICKS BREAK COBY CARTER and FIVE MILES WEST BREAK THE TEXAS PLAYBOYS and ACRES OF FIDDLES JILL JONES and 3 HANDS HIGH JACK STONE CLOSE CLOSE DINNER BREAK FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE $40/PER PERSON 7:00 PM 7:15 PM 7:30 PM 7:45 PM 8:00 PM 8:15 PM 8:30 PM 8:45 PM 9:00 PM 9:15 PM 9:30 PM 9:45 PM 10:00 PM 10:15 PM 10:30 PM 10:45 PM 11:00 PM 11:15 PM 11:30 PM 11:45 PM 12:00 MIDNIGHT SHOOT LOW SHERIFF BREAK JODY NIX and THE TEXAS COWBOYS BILLY MATA and THE TEXAS TRADITION JUSTIN TREVINO and HIS SUPER PICKERS CLOSE 6 | 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Saturday, October 12, 2013 RAY REED STAGE TIME/MC 9:00 AM 9:15 AM 9:30 AM 9:45 AM 10:00 AM 10:15 AM 10:30 AM 10:45 AM 11:00 AM 11:15 AM 11:30 AM 11:45 AM 12:00 NOON 12:15 PM 12:30 PM 12:45 PM 1:00 PM 1:15 PM 1:30 PM 1:45 PM 2:00 PM 2:15 PM 2:30 PM 2:45 PM 3:00 PM 3:15 PM 3:30 PM 3:45 PM 4:00 PM 4:15 PM 4:30 PM 4:45 PM 5:00 PM 5:15 PM 5:30 PM 5:45 PM 6:00 PM 6:15 PM 6:30 PM 6:45 PM MC: Kelly Sco0 & Larry Sco0 COBY CARTER and FIVE MILES WEST BREAK BREAK FLOYD DOMINO REVUE BREAK JUSTIN TREVINO and HIS SUPER PICKERS BREAK BYRON BERLINE and BAND BREAK BREAK SHOOT LOW SHERIFF BREAK BILLY MATA and THE TEXAS TRADITION BREAK BREAK JODY NIX and THE TEXAS COWBOYS BREAK RED STEAGALL and THE BOYS IN THE BUNKHOUSE BREAK TEXAS PLAYBOYS and ACRES OF FIDDLES WENDELL SOLLIS and THE SIDEKICKS BREAK COBY CARTER and FIVE MILES WEST BREAK JILL JONES and 3 HANDS HIGH JACK STONE CLOSE DINNER BREAK CLOSE JIMMY BURSON TRIO BREAK PETE LAUMBACH BREAK RED STEAGALL and THE BOYS IN THE BUNKHOUSE LARRY McWHORTER STAGE MC: Wendell Sollis WENDELL SOLLIS and THE SIDEKICKS TUFFY COOPER STAGE MC: Open PETE LAUMBACH BREAK GIL PRATHER BREAK CHUCK CUSIMANO BREAK MISS DEVON and THE OUTLAW BREAK JILL JONES and 3 HANDS HIGH BREAK JIMMY BURSON and LUCY DEAN RECORD FLYING J WRANGLERS WENDELL SOLLIS and THE SIDEKICKS BREAK JILL JONES and 3 HANDS HIGH BREAK BYRON BERLINE and BAND BREAK MISS DEVON and THE OUTLAW BREAK SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE $40/PERSON 7:00 PM 7:15 PM 7:30 PM 7:45 PM 8:00 PM 8:15 PM 8:30 PM 8:45 PM 9:00 PM 9:15 PM 9:30 PM 9:45 PM 10:00 PM 10:15 PM 10:30 PM 10:45 PM 11:00 PM 11:15 PM 11:30 PM 11:45 PM 12:00 MIDNIGHT DAVE ALEXANDER and THE BIG TEXAS SWING BAND BREAK JODY NIX and THE TEXAS COWBOYS BILLY MATA and THE TEXAS TRADITION JUSTIN TREVINO and HIS SUPER PICKERS CLOSE 2013 CoWBoy SymPoSiUm Sunday, October 13, 2013 RAY REED STAGE TIME/MC 9:00 AM 9:15 AM 9:30 AM 9:45 AM 10:00 AM 10:15 AM 10:30 AM 10:45 AM 11:00 AM 11:15 AM 11:30 AM 11:45 AM 12:00 NOON MC: Larry Sco0 LARRY McWHORTER STAGE TUFFY COOPER STAGE CHARLES CLARY & THE GOOD NEWS BAND JACK & DEB STONE JIMMY BURSON GOSPEL MUSIC -‐ TBD LUCY DEAN RECORD TOMMY ALLSUP MICKEY VAUGHN PETE LAUMBACH and others www.cowboysymposium.org 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 7 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:30 AM 12:30 PM 1:30 PM 2:30 PM 3:30 PM 4:30 PM Time Melody Groves: "Tantalizing Tidbits About Rodeo" Kids Poetry Contest Lonnie Joe Howell: "Harmonica Roadhouse" Friday, October October 1 1 Friday, 11 Cowboy USA Roundup Tent Family Fun Schedule Cee Dub Welch: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations Mountain Men Demonstration Blacksmith Demonstration Cee Dub Welch: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations Rio Grande Leather Crafters Demonstations Cee Dub Welch: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations Blacksmith Demonstration Mountain Men Demonstration Wild West Mesa Robert E. Vardenman: "Charles Russell, Artist Wrangler and Tall Tale Teller" Don Bullis:"The American Valley Ranch Murders" Betty Sims Solt: "Cowgirl Poetry" Lonnie Joe Howell: "Harmonica Roadhouse" Linda Jacobs: "Dudes, Cowpuncers and Horses I have Met" 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM Time Robert E. Vardenman: "Charles Russell, Artist Wrangler and Tall Tale Teller" Ollie Reed & Betty Sims Solt: "Cowboy Storytelling" Lonnie Joe Howell: "Harmonica Roadhouse" Bob Boze Bell: "Western Author & Illustrator" Linda Jacobs: "Dudes, Cowpuncers and Horses I have Met" Lonnie Joe Howell: "Harmonica Roadhouse" Don Bullis:"The American Valley Ranch Murders" Melody Groves: "Tantalizing Tidbits About Rodeo" Saturday, October October 1 2 Saturday, 12 Cowboy USA Roundup Tent Mountain Men Demonstration Cee Dub Welch: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations Rio Grande Leather Crafters Demonstations Cee Dub Welch: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations Mountain Men Demonstration Cee Dub Welch: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations Blacksmith Demonstration Wild West Mesa 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM Time Lonnie Joe Howell: "Harmonica Roadhouse" Sunday, October October 1 3 Sunday, 13 Cowboy USA Roundup Tent _ _ Cee Dub Welch: Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstrations Mountain Men Demonstration Blacksmith Demonstration Wild West Mesa Rugs potteRy paintings baskets sculptuRes caRvings beadwoRk laRge selection of vintage native aMERIcaN JewelRy 624 SUDDERTH • RUIDOSO, NM • 575.257.8675 • EMaIl: TaNNERTRaDITION@gMaIl.cOM laRgE pUll-THROUgH paRkINg lOT • TOUR gROUpS wElcOME 8 | 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Friday, October 11 Family Fun Paddock Petting Zoo • Chuck Wagon Biscuits Mule Demonstrations Wild West Mesa Dutch Oven Cooking • Mountain Men Camp Blacksmithing • Leather Crafting for the Whole Family Calling All Little Rootin’ Tootin’ Cowboys & Cowgirls! Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse Section 3 of the Grandstands - Winner Circle Registration: 10:30 a.m. -12 p.m. The Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse feature one of the best kids’ rodeos in the region. Held in the Sheriff’s Posse Arena, just like the pros, the kids’ rodeo offers exciting events for kids ages 3 to 10 years old. Rodeo events include barrel racing (stick horses), dummy roping, goat scramble and roping. Come cheer on the little cowboys and cowgirls! All participating cowboys and cowgirls must preregister. Saturday, October 12 Family Fun Paddock Petting Zoo • Chuck Wagon Biscuits Mule Demonstrations Wild West Mesa Dutch Oven Cooking • Mountain Men Camp Blacksmithing • Leather Crafting Saturday, October 12 • 12:30 p.m. Kids Rodeo Sunday, October 13 Family Fun Paddock Petting Zoo • Chuck Wagon Biscuits Wild West Mesa Dutch Oven Cooking • Mountain Men Camp Blacksmithing • Leather Crafting EQUESTRIAN DEMONSTRATIONS Craig Cameron, known as “The Gentle Horse Trainer,” imparts his unique horsemanship skills and philosophy of training through short demonstrations. Craig’s demonstrations take place at the Craig Cameron Arena. Friday, October 11: 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 12: 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 13: 10:00 a.m. Charity Jacobs, the star of Trick Riding 101, a 4th generation rodeo performer and rancher on both sides of the family, never dreamed of doing anything else. Both Charity and her son perform as U Spur Rodeo Entertainment. She enjoys covering the history of trick riding and rodeo itself, promoting new and upcoming entertainers, working on her own presentation, and educating potential horse-buyers on the ins and outs of horse ownership. Charity can be found at the Craig Cameron Arena. Friday, October 11: 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 12: 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Diane Willoughby, a.k.a. The Mule Lady, will teach you all about the history and use of the spectacular mule at the Family Fun Paddock. Friday, October 11: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. Saturday, October 12: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. Reiner Rendezvous and ShowDown at the Downs Reiner Rendezvous, an NRHA approved event, brings together Reining horses from all over the southwest region offering specialized competitions for the American Paint Horse, Arabian Horse and the American Quarter Horse. To rein a horse is not only to guide him, but also to control his every movement (NHRA website). This year, the demonstration will feature “Vintage Freestyle,” where exhibitors ride in costume to music, performing the specialized maneuvers required of a Reining horse. This class is an NRHA judged class, but a “People’s Choice Award” will also be voted on by the audience. Come watch these exhibitors perform and vote for your favorite combination of music, costume and ride. Show Down at the Downs is an Open All Breed show to an equine exhibitor. It is also a qualifying show for 2014 AQHA Novice World Show and recognized as both an APHA Pac event and an Arabian OEIP event. Reiner Rendezvous (West End) Saturday, October 12: 9:00 a.m. Show Down at the Downs (East End) Sunday, October 13: 9:00 a.m. 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 9 Billy Mata and The Texas Tradition. Billy Mata has been performing southwestern swing music for 30 years Dave Alexander and The Big Texas Swing and his career continues to thrive, Band. In 2004 Dave was inducted into the Texas Western reaching new heights. It would be Swing Hall of Fame difficult to match Billy’s schedule of as Male Vocalist of the performances all over Texas and the Year by the Academy rest of the world – his band, The of Western Artists. The Texas Tradition, tours nationally 3-time Grammy nominee as well as internationally. Billy is a remains one of the napast recipient of the Western Music tion’s top selling western Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year and artists. His band has been Friday 1:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m. the prestigious Will Rogers Award for high recognized as one of the Ray Reed Stage achievement in the western swing music infinest western big bands Saturday dustry. The Texas Tradition Band Members: ever assembled to deliver 1:45 p.m., 9:00 p.m. Billy Mata, vocal; Dave Alexander, trumSaturday overwhelming performances. The Big Texas Ray Reed Stage 7:00 p.m. pet; Floyd Domino, piano; Roger Edington, Swing Band Members: Tommy Nash, guiRay Reed Stage tar; Randy “Snuffy” Elmore, fiddle; Cindy steel guitar; Richard Helsley, fiddle; Ric Ramirez, bass; David Waters, guitar; Rocco Fortunato, drums. Cashdollar, steel guitar; brass. HEADLINERS 10 | 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Artists. Welcome them at their Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys. Jody infirst LCCS appearance. Shoot herited his fatherâ€™s love of music and his talent. He began Low Sheriff Band Members: Erik his professional career Swanson, vocal; Brandon Lusk, playing with his fatherâ€™s trumpet; Dustin Ballard, fidband, Hoyle Nix and dle and electric the West Texas CowFriday mandolin; Jessica boys. As a front stage 12:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m. Munn, guitar; performer in his own Ray Reed Stage Larry Reed, bass; right, he has created a Saturday Geoff Vinon, mix of pure, traditional 12:45 p.m. western swing and true drums; Wayne Glasson, piano. country music which Justin Trevino began entertaining from the bandstand blends to produce his Friday when only 13 years old unique sound of today. Jody was inducted 2:45 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and recorded his first reinto the Western Swing Hall of Fame in Ray Reed Stage cord, The King of Clubs, Sacramento, California, in 1996. Jody Saturday 2:45 p.m., 9:00 p.m. was awarded the 2011 AWA award for at 17. During this time Ray Reed Stage he developed a passion Instrumentalist. The Texas Cowboys Band for traditional country Members: Jody Nix, vocal and fiddle; Junior Knight, steel music and has dedicated guitar; Robert Weeks, fiddle; Dixie Hankins, drums, harhis career to promoting mony vocals; Brady Weeks, bass. it. Justin Trevino and Friday His Super Pickers Band Members: Justin Shoot Low Sheriff, a Dallas-based western swing 10:45 a.m., 9:00 p.m. Trevino, bass; Floyd Domino, keyboard; band, was formed in 2008. While heavily influenced by Ray Reed Stage Rick McRae, guitar; Jim Loessberg, steel western swing, the band plays a variety of swing standards Saturday and original compositions. In 2012 the band was named 10:45 a.m., 9:00 p.m. guitar; Reggie Rueffer, fiddle; Shane Lively, drums; Rance Norton, guitar. Western Swing Group of the Year by the Academy of Western Ray Reed Stage 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 11 PERFORMERS Tommy Allsup, a member of The Texas PlayBob Boze Bell bought True West magazine in 1999 boys, has been an ongoing and moved editorial offices fixture at every Cowboy to Arizona. He has published Symposium since its beginand illustrated groundbreaknings in 1989. His contribuing books on the west. Among tion to the music industry the subjects are Wyatt Earp, is legendary, having played Billy the Kid and Doc Holiday. in more than 9,000 NashSunday His series of western gunfights ville recording sessions for artists of every 9:00 a.m. is titled Classic Gunfights. In genre. Ray Reed Stage addition to his efforts for True Saturday West, Boze’ work has appeared in Ari12:00 p.m. JW Beeson was born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma. zona Highways, Playboy and National Cowboy USA He was a natural ranch cowboy, saddlemaker and cowboy Roundup Tent Lampoon. poet. He works for the Heart Ranch in Lipscomb, Texas, and entertains Byron Berline, a 3-time National Fiddle Champion, at cowboy shows around the country. turned to a musical career after earning a B. A. in PhysiSaturday, 10:00 a.m. He has recorded a cal Education at the University of Cowboy USA Roundup tape of his original Oklahoma. He has been touted as cowboy poetry titled, Tent “one of the most inventive fiddlers ever ...” Byron Berline Band Members: John Hickman, banjo; Jim Fish, guitar; Friday & Saturday Richard Sharp, 11:15 a.m. fiddle and guiRay Reed Stage Friday & Saturday tar; Greg Burgess, bass; Steve 1:30 p.m. Tuffy Cooper Stage Short, drums. Don Bullis, a journalism and law-enforcement veteran in New Mexico, is the author of nine books of New Mexico Last of a Breed. He is single, has one son, and is a professional bull rider and equine massage therapist. 12 | 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Friday, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, 3:00 p.m. Cowboy USA Roundup Tent history and two novels. His titles include Duels, Gunfights & Shoot-Outs: Wild Tales From the Land of Enchantment, Bloodville, New Mexico & Politicians of the Past, Bull’s Eye and New Mexico Historical Biographies. In 2011, he was named New Mexico’s Centennial author by the New Mexico State Library. Don will present at the Cowboy USA Roundup Tent. festivals for more than 25 years. Jimmy is a former church music director. He is the American Western Artist 2011 Award Winner for Western Swing Male. Jimmy Burson Trio Band Members: Jimmy Burson, vocals and guitar; Lee Barlow, vocals and bass; Jimmy Young, fiddle. Craig Cameron, known as “The Gentle Horse Trainer,” imparts his unique horsemanship skills and philosophy of training through short demonstrations. Craig’s Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. demonstrations take Sunday, 10:00 a.m. place on the Track at Jimmy Burson Trio. JimCraig Cameron Arena the Craig Cameron Arena, near the crossover. my Burson, Friday & Saturday a full-time 10:45 a.m., Larry McWhorter Stage rancher and Coby Carter and Five Friday & Saturday former Briscoe Miles West. Coby has 1:30 p.m. County, Texas been playing the fiddle for Tuffy Cooper Stage judge, has about 11 years and enjoys Sunday performed at playing Western Swing, 40’s 9 a.m., Ray Reed Stage Western music Big Band Swing and Texas 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 13 country music. For the past eight years he Friday & Saturday has had an opportunity to perform with 9:00 a.m. Ray Reed Stage multiply talented musicians. The LCCS Friday & Saturday music director, Larry Scott, gave Coby 4:15 p.m. his own show. Coby has won several 1st Larry McWhorter place awards including Reserve Grand Stage Champion for 2011 and in 2012 at the Bob Wills Day fiddle contest in Dalhart, Texas. Five Miles West Band Members: Coby Carter, fiddle; Matthew Wolfe, guitar; Mateo Ancira, drums; Lee Elk, guitar; Randy Dunson, guitar. Cee Dub gained his reputation as a fantastic Dutch oven cook years ago while patrolling Idaho’s back country as a conservation officer for the Idaho Department of Fish & Game. In 1999, Cee Dub traded in his gun belt for an apron and began Friday, 9:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. “patrolling” the airwaves of the Public Saturday, 10:00 Broadcasting System with his 39-part a.m., 12:00 p.m., series: Dutch Oven & Camp Cooking. 2:00 p.m. Cee Dub’s demonstrations will be held on Sunday, 9:00 a.m. the Wild West Mesa. Wild West Mesa Charles Clary and the Good News Band. An ordained Southern Baptist minister, Rev. Charles Clary, pastor of the J Bar J Country Church of Sunday Ruidoso, formed this traditional country 9:00 a.m. Ray Reed Stage gospel band seven years ago. Good News Band Members: Charles Clary, high harmony and keyboard; Tom Hiser, reed, sing lead and lead guitar; Truman Boothe, rhythm guitar, and harmony; Jeff Schmidt, harmonic; Thom Morris, bass guitar. Chuck Cusimano makes his 23rd appearance in Ruidoso at this year’s Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium. Born and raised in Southern Colorado, and growing up on a large cattle ranch, Chuck has an extensive background in 14 | 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Continued on pg. 20 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 15 16 | 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Cancelled 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 17 18 | 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 19 Continued from pg. 14 ranching. Since his father played in a western swing band in the 50s and 60s, Chuck cut his teeth on a solid foundation of great music. Cusimano, after serving in Vietnam, began his career in the country music field. He has played lead guitar in his own Friday & Saturday band as well as in many other bands. 10:30 a.m. Chuck is one of two male vocalists ever to Tuffy Cooper Stage win the Ray Reed Wang Award given at the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium a few years ago. Miss Devon and The Outlaw includes Jessie Robertson as the Outlaw. Devon won the American Western Artists Harmony Duo of the Year in 2009 with Jessie Robertson. In 2013 Miss Friday & Saturday 11:15 a.m. Devon and the Outlaw were winners of the New Horizon’s Wrangler Award. The Tuffy Cooper Stage 1:45 p.m. Outlaw adds his tenor-baritone vocals, Larry McWhorter swing saxophone and lots of charm to their Stage performances. Also performing with Miss Devon and the Outlaw this year is Kristyn Harris (Jewel of the West) winner of the 2012 Western Music Association Crescendo Award and the Female Yodeler of the Year Award. Floyd Domino and the Floyd Domino Review. Grammy-winner Floyd Domino’s boogie-woogie and swing piano has been heard on dozens of No. 1 hits. Floyd plays or records with Texas favorites, including The Texas Playboys and Asleep at the Wheel, among others. Floyd has released five children’s albums on his own label, Golliber, that have received rave reviews from Friday & Saturday the national press. Floyd Domino Review 9:45 a.m. Band Members: Floyd Domino, piano; Ray Reed Stage Redd Volkaert, vocals and guitar; Dave Alexander, vocal and trumpet; Devon Dawson, vocal and rhythm guitar; Bob Baker, steel guitar; Terry Thompson, drums; Ron Knuth, fiddle; Mark Lowe, bass; John Schattenberg, fiddle. No opening fee Down payment – $10 or 10%, whichever is greater Individual items must be $15 or greater Total purchase must be $50 or greater Departments eligible for Layaway: Electronics • Auto Electronics Toys • Infant Toys • Home • Jewelry (10% Down) Sporting Goods ($15 or more) Layaway open 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Mon. - Sun. 575-378-8050 • www.walmart.com 26180 Hwy 70 • Ruidoso Downs 20 | 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Friday & Saturday If there’s a hometown advantage for 11:45 a.m. anyone at the Symposium, it’s with the Larry McWhorter Flying J Wranglers, who just com- Stage pleted another season at their wonderful Bonita City location just north of Ruidoso. Flying J Wrangler Band Members: James Hobbs, vocal and guitar; Cindy Hobbs, vocal and guitar; Corina Ripple, fiddle and vocal; Randy Jones, banjo, mandolin, guitar and vocal; Chaney Rabon, upright bass; Greg Meeks, vocal. Melody Groves grew up in Las Cruces, N.M., loves Friday 9:00 a.m. Saturday 4:00 p.m. Cowboy USA Roundup Tent everything about the Old West and lives as much of it as is possible. She has ridden – very briefly – a bucking bull and has performed many years with the New Mexico Gunfighters in Albuquerque’s Old Town. Her nonfiction titles include Ropes, Reins and Rawhide: All About Rodeo and Hoist a Cold One: A Look at Historic Bars of the Southwest. Her Western novels are Border Ambush, Sonoran Rage and Arizona War. She contributes to publications such as Wild West, True West, American Cowboy and New Mexico Magazines. The Biggest Little Museum in the West! Home of the Lea County Athletic Hall of Fame UPCOMING EVENTS: Tim Keller Photographs Carol Hammond Art Joan McMahon Animal Art opening Nov. 15 opening Jan. 17 through Nov. 14 Lonnie Joe Howell steps up to the mike to share some of the great harmonica music he has recorded on his recent albums. His Texas-style interpretations of many hits are hand-clapping, toe-tapping, crowd pleasers. Part of Howell’s Friday show involves teaching segments where 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. he shows how simple it is to turn your Saturday harmonica into a train whistle, a fiddle, 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. an accordion and more. Come enjoy these Sunday, 9:00 a.m. many sound effects at the Cowboy USA Cowboy USA Roundup Tent Roundup Tent. Charity Jacobs, the star of Trick Riding 101, a 4th generation rodeo performer and rancher on both sides of the family, never dreamed of doing anything else. Both Charity and her son perform as U Spur Rodeo Entertainment. She enjoys covering the history of trick riding and rodeo itself, promoting new and upcoming entertainers, working on her own presentation, Friday & Saturday and educating potential horse-buyers 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Craig Cameron Arena on the ins and outs of horse ownership. LEA COUNTY MUSEUM www.leacountymuseum.org Lovington, NM (across from the Courthouse) 103 S. Love 396-4805 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 21 Charity can be found at the Craig Cameron Arena. bluegrass and more. 3 Hands High Band Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m., Larry Members: Jill Jones, guitar and vocals; McWhorter Stage Linda Jacobs worked 30 Elliott Rogers, guitar and vocals; Jan12:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m. years as a geologist before start- ice Rogers, bass and vocals; Jeff Hogan, Tuffy Cooper Stage percussion. ing her second career as the author of the Yellowstone series Kids’ Poetry Contest is a competition for aspiring of novels. Her latest in the cowboy poets and is open to local school Friday, 10:00 a.m. series, Jackson Hole Journey, is groups. Contestants read their original Cowboy USA set on a Wyoming dude ranch Roundup Tent poetry about Life on the Ranch as part during the Roaring TwenFriday, 4:30 p.m. of the competition at the Symposium. Listen to the poems at Saturday, 1:00 p.m. ties. It was a finalist in the audio book category for the 2011 Western Writers of the Cowboy USA Roundup Tent. Cowboy USA Roundup Tent America Spur Award. Kids’ Rodeo – Saturday, October 12, 12:30 p.m., Section 3 of the Grandstands – Winner’s Circle. The Jill Jones Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium and the Lincoln and 3 County Sheriff’s Posse feature one of the best kid’s rodeos in Hands the region. Held in the Sheriff’s Posse Arena, just like the High provide pros, the kid’s rodeo offers exciting events for kids ages 3 to a variety of 10 years. ALL participating cowboys and cowgirls MUST traditional PREREGISTER: 10:30-12:00 p.m. Saturday. country music, original songs, Pete Laumbach is a native New Mexican who continues to sing and write about his home state, including songs about Ruidoso, Artesia, Santa Rosa and other towns. He operates Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m., 3:45 p.m. a livestock company in Tuffy Cooper Stage Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Hope, New Ray Reed Stage Mexico, and regularly performs throughout the area. “A horse of good breed should not be dishonored by its saddle” (Arabian Proverb). Visit the Lincoln County Saddle Makers Exhibit to understand the true impact of this proverb. Stop by their exhibit at the West End of the Grandstand near the Larry McWhorter Stage to see and hear about the skill and art related to saddle making. The group represents a wide range of experience as saddle makers, including John Downey, Dave Nelson, David and Tanner Pope, Alan Townley and Lee York, who will recognize their mentors, Joe Smith and Harlan Webb. Be sure the kids enjoy the Lincoln County 4-H Petting Zoo located in the Family Fun Paddock. 22 | 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium The Mountain Man Encampment will bring living history to the Cowboy Symposium as re-enactors and demonstrators reflect and demonstrate Friday Old West and Native American culture. 10:00 a.m., 4:30 p.m. Saturday The Mountain Man Encampment is 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. complete with teepee and equipped with Sunday,10:00 a.m. historical items. Visit with Leroy AnderWild West Mesa son, Wild Bill Housler, Rattler, and B. Paul Wenzel, and others at this display at Wild West Mesa. The New Mexico Beef Council is a consumerfocused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of our nation’s food industry. As family farmers and ranchers, New Mexico’s cattlemen have a vested interest in the wise stewardship of our natural resources and the implementation of good care-taking practices. As responsive producers, they share an interest in meeting the needs of consumers by providing high-quality, nutritious beef, while setting higher quality and safety standards than those required by the government. Visit their exhibit at the Family Fun Paddock. Chuck wagon demonstrations by the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum will teach you how to cook on an authentic chuck wagon and make “bag biscuits” at the Family Fun Paddock. Gil Prather, known as the man from the Rio Grande, offers a unique style of country western music with the flavor of the Texas/Mexican border. Gil was the “other brother” in the comedy act, Jose Brothers. He is a prolific songwriter Friday & Saturday who is credited with a lifetime worth of 9:45 a.m. songs reflecting the cowboy way of life. Tuffy Cooper Stage His song I’ll be Back in Texas by the Fall, was voted Song of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists in 1996. A native of Lockney, Lucy Dean Record started piano lessons at the age of 5. Anyone who’s ever watched Record play keyboard (piano, organ or accordion) knows she’s smiling because she likes making music, and when she plays, everyone smiles. Since 1946 Record has taught music. Now, in her 80s, her music is taking her many places and putting smiles on more Friday & Saturday faces 10:45 a.m. than ever. Larry McWhorter She has Stage Sunday, 9:00 a.m. traveled Ray Reed Stage both to Silver Dollar City in Branson and to Vienna, Austria, to play western music with Jimmy Burson. Record’s talents make her a welcome performer on many stages. Ollie Reed, Jr., of Corrales, New Mexico, is marketing director of the Western Writers of America. Saturday He was a reporter, editor and columnist 10:00 a.m. for The Albuquerque Tribune from 1976 Cowboy USA Roundup Tent until the paper’s demise in 2008. During his years with The Tribune, he wrote Trail Tales, a longrunning series of stories about the wild and colorful history of New Mexico. Join Ollie as moderator at Cowboy Story Telling in the Cowboy USA Roundup Tent. OPEN Sat NIghts thru Oct. 12 Special Symposium Show Oct. 10 Featuring: Justin Trevino Tommy Allsup Flying J Wranglers DELICIOUS Chuckwagon SUPPER & WEStern Show included tickets AT FLYINGJRANCH.com or call 575-336-4330 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 23 Reiner Rendezvous, brought to LCCS by McJenterprizes, is an NRHA approved event which brings together Reining horses from all over the Saturday southwest region offering specialized 9:00 a.m. West End competitions for the American Paint Horse, Arabian Horse and the American Quarter horse. To rein a horse is not only to guide him, but also to control his every movement (NHRA website). This year the demonstration will feature “Vintage Freestyle,” where exhibitors ride in costume to music, performing the specialized maneuvers required of a Reining horse. This class is an NRHA judged class, but a “People’s Choice Award” will also be voted on by the audience. & Water, a Capitan-based conservation program, teaches children about our water system. This exhibit is located in the Family Fun Paddock. Kelly Scott will emcee on the Ray Reed stage. He is a rodeo announcer and manager of Stevens Transport, Dallas, Texas. Larry Scott has been the music coordinator for the Lincoln County Symposium since its beginning. He was born in Modesto, California, and has hosted numerous country music radio shows across the United States. He is an avid fan of western swing music and hosts western Roadrunner Leather Guild preserves leather craft swing revival shows across the southas an ancient art which to some extent Friday, 1:30 p.m. western United States. He will emcee still uses the basic tools of centuries Saturday, 11:00 a.m. on the Ray Reed stage with his son, Kelly. ago. In fact, it is one of the oldest crafts Wild West Mesa known to mankind. Come watch and participate in handsBob “Hopper” Shannon has been blacksmithing on demonstrations at the Wild West Mesa. for 16 years since he first opened Diamondback Forge for The “Rolling River” presented by Upper Hondo Soil business. He is a self-taught smithy and his interests lean to- 24 | 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium ward 17th and 18th century Spanish Colonial. Come meet Hooper and his wife, Kay, on the Family Fun Paddock. Show Down at the Downs, brought to LCCS by McJennerprizes, is an Open All Breed Sunday show to equine exhibitors. It is also a 9:00 a.m. East End qualifying show for 2014 AQHA Novice World Show and recognized as both an APHA Pac event and an Arabian OEIP event. participating in cowboy storytelling. Join her in the Cowboy USA Roundup Tent. Red Steagall was named the “official Cowboy Poet of Texas” by the Texas state legislature in 1991. In 2006 he was named Poet Laureate of the Year by the Texas Commission of the Arts. Red’s entertainment career has spanned a period of 40 Wendell Sollis and The Sidekicks. An acyears. His music has won him complished 5-string and tenor 8 Wrangler Awards from the banjo player Wendell’s shows National Cowboy and Western have taken him from Quartz Heritage Museum in Oklahoma Friday & Saturday Mountain Resort, Oklahoma, 1:00 p.m., Larry City. He hosts The Red Steagall Cowboy Six Flags over Texas. Ruidoso Gathering in Fort Worth, Texas, and has McWhorter Stage 4:00 p.m. Downs, New Mexico, and a syndicated radio show, Cowboy Corner, Ray Reed Stage many concerts and dances launched in 1994. This show airs on 170 in-between. He has performed stations in 43 states. The Boys in the Band Band Members: with many well-known swing Red Steagall, vocal; Danny Steagall, vocals, guitar and banjo; bands, some of which include Steve Storey. the legendary performers from Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys. Wendell will also serve as MC of the Tuffy Cooper stage. The Friday & Saturday Sidekicks Band Members: Wendell Sollis, 9:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. banjo, 5-string and tenor; Bob Baker, Larry McWhorter steel guitar; Brady Bowen, fiddle; Chuck Stage 12:00 p.m. Cusimano, guitar; Gregg Gibbs, fiddle; Tuffy Cooper Stage Mark Lowe, drums; Liz Talley, drums; Ronny Dale Schultz, guitar, trumpet and bass. Betty Sims Solt learned the basic skills of good horsemanship while growing up on her family’s ranch. She began her rodeo career in 1950 at a high school rodeo, going on to win numerous awards, including two Friday, 2:30 p.m. NIRA Barrel Racing Championships. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Betty started teaching in 1964, became Cowboy USA Roundup Tent a 4-H Club leader and was a charter member of the Berrendo Cowbelles. She also writes cowboy poetry and organized the first New Mexico Cowboy Poetry Roundup. Betty will be performing her cowboy poetry and View this program online at www.ruidosofreepress.com 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 25 personal appearances and through the popularity of radio. There have been over 600 members of Friday & Saturday the Texas Playboys though the years; 4:45 p.m. many of the members of today’s Playboys Ray Reed Stage played with Bob while others joined when the band began touring again in the mid-70s. Texas Playboy Band Members: Tommy Allsup, vocal; Bobby Koefer, steel guitar; Mike Bennett, trumpet; Jimmy Burson, fiddle; Chet Calcote, bass; Coby Carter, fiddle; Wayne Glassen, piano; Steve Hamm, trombone; Mac McRae, fiddle and bass; Jess Meador, fiddle; the texaS PlaybOyS. Bob Wills was clearly one of the Larry Reed, sax; Terry Thompson, drums. nation’s biggest music stars of his era and this was his band. Born 103 years ago, Bob’s first appearance with the Playboys rObert e. varDeMan has written more than 100 was in 1934; his series Westerns as well as more than Friday, 12:30 p.m. last was in 1973. a dozen Western titles under his Karl Saturday, 9:00 a.m. Cowboy USA Bob and the Play- Lassiter and Jackson Lowry pen names. Roundup Tent boys were known Recent titles include “China Jack” (Lasacross the country siter) and “The Artist” (Lowry). His new series, “Great West for their Texas Detective Agency” is set for publication in 2014. Vardeman swing music that lives in Albuquerque. became popular through dances, MiCkey vauGhn, a real estate agent from Flower Mound, Texas, is one of the top gospel Sunday piano players. Since she began at the age 9:00 a.m. of 14, she has backed many different Ray Reed Stage gospel singers. WeStern WriterS OF aMeriCa is a national organization of more than 600 men and women who write fiction, nonfiction, songs, poetry and movie and TV scripts about the American west. The organization was founded in 1953 to promote the literature of the American west and to present Spur Awards for distinguished writing about the west. Today, the WWA awards Spurs in 17 categories. See individual member bios for Don Bullis, Melody Groves, Linda Jacobs, Ollie Reed and Robert E. Vardeman. Stop by their booth in the Grandstand beside the Tuffy Cooper Stage. Diane WillOuGhby, a.k.a. The Mule Lady, will teach you all about the history and use of the spectacular mule at the Family Fun Paddock. 26 | 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium JaCk anD Deb StOne’S mission is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and in song to bring people to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. See Friday & Saturday Jack and Deb at 5 p.m., Larry the Sunday Gospel McWhorter Stage Sunday, 9:00 a.m. performance on the Ray Reed Stage Ray Reed Stage. Chuck Wagon sponsors Beehive Technical Services Berrendo Cowbelles Bonfire Hill Ranch Condotel Doubletree Glass & Windows Gene and Katy Willadson Innsbrook Village Country Club & Resort Pat and Kathie Guthrie PNM 24th Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Rick and Felicia Evans Ruidoso Horse Sale Company Sid and Cheryl Goodloe - Carrizo Valley Ranch Story Book Cabins The Grindstone Group The Ranchers Steak & Seafood of Ruidoso Walter Tippin, DDS, Family Dentistry Wild West Ski Shop Zia Natural Gas Company EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING SPONSORS Community Foundation of Lincoln County ENMU-Ruidoso Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse SPECIAL THANKS TO: American Paint Horse Association ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. Can’t Stop Smokin’ Communities Foundation of Texas – Moran Family Foundation Cowboy Roundup USA ADVERTISING SPONSORS City of Ruidoso Downs Lodgers’ Tax Lincoln County Lodgers’ Tax New Mexico Tourism Department Village of Ruidoso Lodgers’ Tax Committee The Links at Sierra Blanca MTD Radio R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation Ruidoso Downs Racetrack & Billy the Kid Casino Ruidoso Free Press TRUE WEST Magazine 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 27 CHEVROLET · BUICK · CADILLAC · DODGE · CHRYSLER · JEEP We Make It Simple. m o t o r s Sierra blancA 1.800.626.6867 • sierrablancamotors.com NEW & USED CARS, TRUCKS, VANS and SUVs 28 | 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium The number by each wagon indicates the location of that wagon in the infield. See map located in the centerfold of this program. C bar C ranCh (#7) – Ken & Sue Cunningham, Hartley, Texas – Ranch. The C Bar C Ranch is located in the northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle near the town of Hartley, Texas. The C Bar C Chuck Wagon is a Peter Schuttler wagon from the early 1900s. This wagon is used on the C Bar C Ranch for spring/ fall roundups and brandings. C 4 b WaGOn (#8) – Randy & Susan Whipple, Amarillo, Texas – Ranch. Gordon Whipple purchased this early 1920s Weber wagon in the early 1980s. It has been used on his ranch for cattle drives, brandings, caterings and just about everything. After Gordon’s passing, Randy and Susan rebuilt the wagon and chuck boxes. The wagon reveals the original paint details found on the Weber Southern States Wide Track Wagon as well as the custom chuck boxes designed by Charles Goodnight. The C4B has competed in chuck wagon cookoffs as well as barbeque cookoffs, and has cooked extensively for Budweiser of Amarillo. In fact this is where the C4B name originated – “Cooks for Budweiser.” CirCle DiaMOnD ranCh (#6) – Phelps Anderson and Bill Hartman, Roswell, New Mexico – Ranch. The Circle Diamond Ranch is headquartered in Picacho, New Mexico, and the ranch was organized by W. E. Anderson in the spring of 1883 where it adjoined the Diamond A Ranch. The Circle Diamond Chuck Wagon worked the limestone hill country up and down the Hondo Valley. Sheriff Pat Garrett found a meal at the Circle Diamond Chuck Wagon every chance he could get as he rode Lincoln County and claimed this meal to be his favorite. Although this chuck wagon is not the original, the tradition of “good chuck and conversation” continues the old ranch traditions. This wagon came from an old livery stable in Springer, New Mexico. It was restored by John Wolf in Crossroads, New Mexico. CirCle F ChuCkWaGOn (#2) – Bryan & Trina Fullingim, Petersburg, Texas – Ranch. The Circle F Chuckwagon is an original 3-1/2 ton Mitchell. It was sold by H.P. Waite Co. of McCook, Nebraska. Nothing has been replaced except the brake pads which are the soles off a pair of boots. It has all its original paint down to the pinstripes on the wheel spokes. COCklebur CaMP WaGOn (#4) – Sam Howell, Odessa, Texas – Ranch. The Cocklebur Camp Wagon is a “STANDARD” with F.W.W. Flint Michigan on the hubs. The Flint Wagons Works in Flint, Michigan, started in 1882. This wagon started its life as a farm and grain wagon before S.W. Howell converted it to a chuck wagon. The Cocklebur Cookin’ Crew rolled the wagon out in 1999 attending only two local events that year. In April 2013 the Cocklebur Wagon was renovated by Glenn Moreland, Fort Davis, Texas. With the help of Glenn the natural color of the wagon box and running gear was restored 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 29 and the chuckbox and boot rebuilt. The Cocklebur Camp, a lifetime member of the American Chuck Wagon Association, is headquartered in Skeen, Texas, once a community on the now abandoned Santa Fe Railroad running from Slaton, Texas, to Lamesa, Texas. Curly Cue CaMP (#18) – Clint Combs, Las Vegas, Nevada – Trail. Curly Cue Camp is a Peter Schuttler Wagon owned by Clint Combs. Clint’s sister Tina and her husband Mike Stallard are the wagon cooks who live in Albuquerque. Although Clint originally purchased the wagon because of his love for old western antiques, they have enjoyed getting involved in cooking competitions, traveling and visiting the many locations and most of all meeting all the fun and interesting people. They like to describe their chuck wagon experience as “good food, fun, friends and family.” Grubelnik ranCh (#5) – Dale Grubelnik, Lubbock, Texas – Trail. Grubelnik Ranch is located in Raton, New Mexico, on Berla Mesa. The wagon is a 1905 Weber with original paint. hOney DO SPOiler (#11) – Keven Romines, Pampa, Texas – Trail. This wagon is an early 1900s Rock Island. The stenciling of who sold and warranted the wagon is still read- able on the sideboards. The crew has cooked for cowboys at roundups, receptions, weddings and cook-offs. JaCkSOn ranCh WaGOn (#16) – Thomas Jackson, Jr., Grants, New Mexico – Ranch. The Jackson Ranch, located on Highway 605 N near San Mateo, New Mexico, is a working cattle and horse ranch run by Tom Jackson, Sr. and Tom Jackson, Jr. The Jacksons raise registered Longhorn cattle and registered Appaloosa horses. The Jackson Ranch Wagon is a working chuck wagon in use on the ranch regularly during branding season and for annual 4th of July cookouts held every year at the ranch for family and friends. The Jacksons have attended the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium and cook-off as spectators and competed for the first time in 2010. This will be their third entry into the cook-off. Jl Cattle COMPany (#9) – Johnny & Leonna Adkins, Abilene, Texas – Trail. The wagon is a 1910 John Deer and was purchased from Bryson Trading Post in 2000. It was and has been a family restoration project, making it into an authentic and competition-ready wagon. The wagon is used on Leonna’s families’ ranch south of Baird, Texas. Besides ranch work, the wagon has been used in community service activities such as school, church and historical reenactment events. The historical reenactments include appearances at Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas, as well Frontier Texas in Abilene, Texas. The JL Cattle Company Wagon also competes in chuck wagon competitions throughout Texas and New Mexico and caters events in the Abilene, Texas area. lizzie ii (#15) – Rex and Sheryl Wailes, Bennett, Colorado – Trail. This wagon was built in Wisconsin and was originally sold in Bird City, Kansas. It held 66 bushels of wheat and sold as flax tight. The wagon is all original and still has the weight limits on the axles. The chuck box is made out of old grain sides from Rex’s dad and grandpa’s grain trucks. The boot and tool boxes were made out of old grain bins that had been used on the Wailes Farm to store wheat. The bins were constructed by the CC work group that was formed during the depression. Being able to incorporate the past into our wagon has been very special to us. CA D E L L NCE MOrelanD WaGOn ShOP (#14) – Glenn Moreland, Ft. Davis, Texas – Trail. This wagon is an Owensboro wagon restored as a reproduction of the chuck wagons used on the trail at the end of the 1800s. It has been used on ranches, for trail rides, catering and chuck wagon gatherings from Ohio to California and many points in-between. The restoration was done by builder, Glenn Moreland of Ft. Davis, Texas. rOCkinG rr ChuCkWaGOn (#3) – Russ and Susan Richins, Phoenix, Arizona – Trail. The Rocking RR Chuck Wagon was originally a farm and grain wagon built around 30 | 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium 1900. A plate on the running gear identifies it as being built by Pekin Wagon works, Pekin, Illinois. It was restored and converted to a chuck wagon by Glen Moreland of Moreland Wagon Works, Ft. Davis, Texas. The wagon has been used for cook-offs in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. It is also used for demonstrations at various Old West Days and Outdoor Expos to promote the heritage of chuck wagon cooking. It is occasionally used for catering as well. Rocking T Chuck Wagon (#13) – Lonnie Tegeler, Chappell Hill, Texas – Ranch. The Rocking T Chuck Wagon has been in the Tegeler family for almost 100 years and is now enjoyed by the fifth generation of the family. Originally purchased by Herman Tegeler in the early 1900s, the wagon remained in continuous use on the family farm and ranch near the small community of Sempronus in Austin County, Texas, until the retirement of Herman Tegeler in the late 1950s. Raymond Tegeler inherited the wagon from his father. The wagon has been officially registered by the American Chuck Wagon Association as a historical wagon and was presented the number plaque (#23) that is proudly displayed on the wagon. Rodgers Ranch Chuck Wagon (#10) – Phil Rodgers, Bertram, Texas – Trail. The Rodgers Ranch Chuck Wagon, originally from Kansas, was purchased by Phil Rodgers from Johnny Brumley in Groom, Texas. It is an original Bain Wagon. The Rodgers Ranch Chuck Wagon is used for competition, caterings and for fund raising. The wagon has been officially registered as a historical wagon and has a plaque on the wagon (#45). The wagon is at home on the Rodgers Ranch in Burnet County, Texas. The ranch was started in 1860. Running D Wagon (#12) – Donnie Daniels, Harrison, Arkansas – Trail. Solano Wagon Co. (#1) – Vince Smith, San Jon, New Mexico – Trail. This Townsend wagon was made in Memphis, Missouri, on November 4, 1856, and has survived a few owners and is still in good usable condition. It now resides near San Jon, New Mexico. The makers name is still fairly visible behind the water barrel. It is new to me a few years ago. Since acquiring this wagon we have cooked for ranch brandings, family reunions, church gatherings and chuck wagon cook-offs. Starvy Creek Chuckwagon (#17) – Mark Day, Conway, Missouri – Ranch. Starvy Creek Chuckwagon was purchased near Bolivar, Missouri, as an old Springfield farm wagon. It was authentically restored by Mark Day in 2009. The restored Springfield wagon is circa 1910 and was manufactured in Springfield, Missouri. 2013 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | 31