2018 Saint Jo Rodeo Program

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2017 Royalty

Officers President– Sarah Hess

Queen—Kelsey Eldridge

Vice President– Stefanie Clark

Jr Queen—Dallie Monroe

Treasurer– Lauri Roles

Princess– Sage Keck

Secretary– Patsy Diana Rodeo Committee Members

Parade Marshal– Michael D Clark

Eli Casey

Media Relations– Stephanie Roles

Jimmy George

Sweetheart– Kendal Wolf

Ralph Borden Tommy Renfroe

Harold Sewell

Ralph E. Borden Larry Borden Deanna Borden Eli Casey Patsy Diana Martha Garcia Jimmy George Elsie Thurman Ancil Thurman Ashley Clark Michael Arvin Clark Michael Dale Clark Stefanie Clark Doyle Cook Hannah Detweiler Stacy Detweiler Lorna Goin Camie Hastings Chastity Hastings Robert Hastings Rachel Haynes Robert J. Hess Sarah A. Hess Rita Blakely Hooker Kincaid Johnson Lila Keck Sage Keck McKinzie Renfroe Tommy Renfroe Lauri Roles Stephanie Roles Harold Sewell Nancee Turlington Phillip Ward Stacey Ward 3

The Western Culture has always had a major role in the history of Saint Jo. All of the individuals selected this year exemplify the lifestyles, traditions and pioneer spirit that we are honoring this weekend during the rodeo. They all have deep Saint Jo roots, have contributed to our community for most of their lives, and they are our hometown “Cowboys and Cowgirls”. The Saint Jo Riding Club is honored to announce the 2018 Saint Jo Rodeo Parade Grand Marshall's: Ancil and Elsie Thurman, Donna Howell-Sickles and Larry Borden.

In 1943, at the age of seven, Ancil Thurman moved to the Saint Jo area (near New Harp) with his parents. He graduated from Saint Jo High School in 1952. After graduation, he began working in the oilfields and lived in Perryton, Texas. In 1955, Ancil met Elsie Kile, who worked at the local laundromat and one might say that “the rest is history”. They were married in 1956 and relocated back to Montague County in 1958, where they leased some land and ran cattle for a couple of years. In the early 1960's they purchased about 400 acres, where they still live, just outside of Saint Jo. Ranching for the Thurman's washas always been a family operation. From the beginning, Elsie assisted in the day to day activities such as cutting hay, working calves, and “gate watching”. Once they were able, the Thurman kids-Janice, Harriet, and Clint- were also part of the ranching operations. Through the years, in addition to the work on the ranch, Ancil and Elsie took on outside jobs - which enabled them to proudly pay off the note on their property. Their family is also a great source of pride, especially those grandkids. In the late 1980's, the Thurman's became active with the Saint Jo Riding Club and are now Lifetime Members. Ancil served as President from 2003 to 2007, was elected to the Rodeo Committee throughout the years, and often donated his welding services when it was needed. Elsie was also very active within the club, always helping with the Rodeo, the concessions and anything else that might need to be done. Throughout the years- ,Ancil , his son Clint, and Craig McCrary actively teamed up to compete in Ranch Rodeos all across North Texas. While he has owned many horses, Ancil's favorite was “Ole Buck” because “that horse was honest as the day was long”. Ancil and Elsie Thurman are being honored this year for their pioneering spirit and their hard work and dedication to preserving our heritage and western culture. The western traditions and values, to which we are referring, are a way of life for the Thurman's - day in and day out. The Saint Jo Riding Club is honored to recognize Ancil and Elsie Thurman- Grand Marshall's for the 2018 Saint Jo Rodeo Parade.

Larry Borden was born in Oregon and raised in Saint Jo. Ranching was a way of life for Larry at an early age. He helped with his dad's cattle, raised rabbits, pigs, and chickens and always had his own horses. As a child , he enjoyed riding his horse in the area playdays. He still enjoys training horses in his spare time. As a teenager he worked in the hay fields and continues hauling hay today. One of his jobs in his teenage years was hunting rabbits. Larry sold the rabbits to man in Nocona, who made work gloves for the ranching industry out of the hides. Larry began working in the Drywall industry with his with his dad when he was 12 years of age. Today he owns his own company -Larry Borden Drywall-and has been in business locally for many years. Country music was always part of Larry's life. The first song he ever played on the guitar was “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash. His mother encouraged him with his pursuit of music (some even say she pushed him on stage). By the late 1980's, Larry had his own band named Solid Country, and he has always stayed true to traditional country music. 4

Today, Larry Borden writes music and publishes it, plays at many local venues and often uses his music for charitable causes. He currently incorporates his drywall business and his music, in a charitable outreach program to aid in the disaster relief recovery for Hurricane Harvey victims. After seeing the devastation first hand, Larry felt the overwhelming need to get involved. With a small team of family and friends, he was able to start making trips to help make repairs. First, Larry wrote the song - “Four Feet of Rain” and donated all of the proceeds from the song to help repair homes damaged by the hurricane. Larry Borden Drywall donated their time, their skills, and the materials- to help people who lacked adequate insurance and whose homes had been damaged. In order to continue his relief efforts, Larry began having the “Four Feet of Rain” concerts in venues across North Texas. Proceeds from these concerts go towards continuing his relief efforts in the Port Arthur and Houston area. For more information on the “Four Feet of Rain” outreach program go to his website larrybordenmusic.com. While Larry stays busy with his drywall company, country music, horses, ranching activities, and his church, he still makes time to help others with his “Four Feet of Rain”outreach program. The Western lifestyle is Larry Borden's way of living each day. We would like to recognize Larry for his contributions to the preservation of our Western heritage and culture. The Saint Jo Riding Club is proud to announce Larry Borden as one of the 2018 Saint Jo Rodeo Parade Grand Marshall's.

Born in 1949 in Gainesville, Texas, and raised on a 900-acre farming and ranching operation in Sivells Bend, Donna Howell-Sickles has always been close to nature and the land around her. In 1972 she earned her BFA at Texas Tech in Lubbock and embarked on a career in western art. Donna Howell-Sickles has taken the image and idea of the cowgirl beyond charcoal lines and into reality. In the Western art genre, she has been exploring the layers beneath the Cowgirl’s engaging exterior for more than 40 years. Howell-Sickles herself identifies with the self-reliant and hard-working spirit of the cowgirl. In 2007 she was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame by the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. Howell-Sickles’ work is a part of the art collections of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Booth Western Art Museum, the Tucson Museum of Fine Art, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, the C.M. Russell Museum and the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Donna Howell-Sickles, and husband John Sickles are active in their community, contributing time, talent, and resources to the city of Saint Jo's events ranging from Historic Zoning, involvement with Saint Jo ISD Educational Foundation and its Teachers, to the Annual July 4th Celebration and other Chamber of Commerce events. In 2010, they opened a business - Davis & Blevins Gallery - on the Historic Town Square, in part, to make a statement of faith in Saint Jo's economic future. Constantly striving to bring attention and traffic to this beautiful region of North Texas, Donna and John are eager to introduce the friendly people and businesses of Saint Jo to a wider audience. Our Western Heritage and Culture comes to life when you walk through the doors of Donna's art gallery. Donna's commitment to the Saint Jo Historical Preservation Society, demonstrates her dedication to the preservation of the rich history and heritage of Saint Jo. The Saint Jo Riding Club is honored to announce Donna Howell-Sickles as a Parade Grand Marshall for the 2018 Saint Jo Rodeo.


Major Sponsor: Rednecks with Paychecks PROGRAM SPONSOR: Texas Frac, LLC First State Bank of Saint Jo

Main Sponsors:

Nortex Communications

Community Lumber

Nocona Dental

Waste Connections

Bucking Chutes Sponsors: Enderby Gas

Dairy Queen of Saint Jo

Muenster State Bank

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Hess Meat Co. of Muenster

Leaning Oak Ranch

Spring Creek Farms

Foster’s Western Wear Denton AAA Tractor Service

Mutton Bustin Sponsor: Padic Inc. Rodeo Dance Sponsor: Red River Station BBQ Event Belt Buckles: Double Mugging—International Ordnance Museum

Barrels - Cactus Clinic Saint Jo Saddle Bronc - 01 Cattle Co. of Saint Jo

Double Mugging—Ward Cattle Co.

Ranch Bronc - PNA\API in Gainesville

Jr. Barrels—Saint Jo Farm & Ranch

Bareback Bronc - Field Ranch Gainesville

Calf Scramble:

Bull Riding - Field Ranch of Saint Jo

Friday—Thompson Farms of SJ

Calf Roping - James C. Cooksey/ Collier Ranch Breakaway Roper - Saint Jo Farm & Ranch

Saturday—George & Melissa Chaffin Mutton Bustin:

Team Roper—Southern Roots

Friday—Hats Off Towing

Team Roper—Phillips Ranch of Saint Jo

Saturday—International Ordnance

Jr. Calf Scramble:


Friday—Shadden Construction Saturday—Dennis Charloais of Saint Jo

Royalty Junior Queen - Panache GIfts Princess - Don & Janie Vogel Saint Jo Jr. Queen Horsemanship - AAA Tractor Service Queen Buckle- Red River Motorcycle Trails Queen Horsemanship - Rodeo Royalty Designs by Marcie


The Saint Jo Riding Club is proud to honor, reflect on, and celebrate the legacy of Cowboys and Cowgirls. From the tall tales of classic western films to the songs of country music stars, cowboys and cowgirls have had a unique role in our history and culture. That culture- and the men and women who keep those traditions alive- will be recognized during this year's rodeo. Cowboys were instrumental in the settling of the west. Ranching was a big industry, and cowboys ran the ranches. Some cowboys tested their skills against one another by performing in rodeos. The rodeo became a sports competition with the events (calf roping, steer wrestling, and bronc riding, etc.) based around the daily jobs of a cowboy. Cowgirls had a less documented historical role, but there is little doubt that these women- the wives and daughters of the ranch ownersworked side by side with the men. Some of these women ran the ranches when the men were away at war or on a cattle drive. The 2018 Saint Jo Rodeo is dedicated to “Cowboys and “Cowgirls” - Past and Present. The Saint Jo Riding Club is honored to commemorate the contributions they have made to our American Heritage and Culture. That culture- and the men and women who keep the traditions alive- will be honored this weekend. We applaud their pioneering spirit, hard work and dedication to the western lifestyle. Our organization is committed to preserving our western heritage and the legacy of the “Cowboy and Cowgirl”. The Saint Jo Riding Club welcomes you to our town and to our rodeo. We are proud that this “Tradition Lives On”. “Cowboy Up” and enjoy the rodeo in Saint Jo, Texas!


The Saint Jo Riding Club was organized by Weldon Dennis in 1957, with the first Saint Jo Rodeo held in 1958. This bold and enthusiastic venture, which most people would hesitate to begin, has been an annual Saint Jo “tradition” now for 60 years. The first President was Weldon Dennis; Vice President was Charles Dennis; Secretary/Treasurer was Starr Mann; and Bobby Tuggle (Noah Pitman's granddaughter) was the first Sweetheart. During their first year the Saint Jo Riding Club participated in many parades, but only brought home one 3rd place trophy. Mack Thweatt was the next President in those early years of getting the club organized. He was followed by F. C. Galmor, who served for two years as President. For that first rodeo, the crowd sat and watched from the hillside. Much progress took place from the very beginning, and in 1960, the first rodeo arena was built. Throughout the years, the entire Saint Jo community and the surrounding areas have cooperated in enlarging and improving the present Saint Jo Riding Club Arena and all of its facilities. In the early years, a concession stand was added but it was 1987 before city water was run down to the arena. In July of 1998, the concrete pavilion was added around the concession stand. This rodeo arena stands as a symbol to the loyalty, good will, hard work, dedication and community spirit that existed then and continues on today. The Saint Jo Riding Club has earned hundreds of trophies through the years. You can sees our rodeo legacy and our rich history by visiting the Historic Saint Jo Square. Some of these trophies, awards, and memorabilia are displayed at The Museum of the Stonewall Saloon and at Trailtown Treasures. O. K. (Kurz) Williams followed Galmor as Riding Club President and served as President from1962 until 1975. Craig Lawson served as President from 1976 to 1984. Charles Dennis was President from 1985 to 1994. Eli Casey was elected as President for 1995 and 1996. In 1997, Charles Dennis was again elected as President and served until 2003. Ancil Thurman was President from 2003 to 2007. Eli Casey was elected as President from 2007 to 2011. Nancee Turlington was elected and served from 2011 to 2013. Randall Flusche was President from 2013-2015. Sarah Hess, took office in 2015 and is the current President of the Saint Jo Riding Club.






The success of our organization is made possible by the continued support of YOU, our community, our neighbors, and our sponsors. We take great pride in awarding local high school seniors academic scholarships. We award more money than any other riding club in our area. We want to preserve the sport of rodeo as well as encourage others to give back. We truly appreciate your support, whether it’s donations, sponsorship or admittance to our rodeo performances. We want you to know that your money is truly helping others. Thank you!

The Saint Jo Riding Club


The Saint Jo Riding Club would like to thank the Saint Jo Volunteer Fire Department and EMS for their commitment and dedication to providing the highest quality fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to our community and the surrounding areas.

Shawn Armstrong FF/EMT

Andy Maas FF/ECA

Reed Sudderth FF

Kyle Brewer FF

Debbie Maas Res.FF

Jacob Cook

Mike Martin FF

Scott Thomas Chief/ EMT


Christy Castle

Anita McCoy ECA

Colton Thomas Lt./ EMT

Linda Delvige

Amanda Moore FF

Lucas Thompson FF

Lori Dilday FF/EMT

Mike Morris FF

Brian Weger FF/EMT

Charlie Dunn Res.FF

Kyle Ogden Captain/EMT

Dee Weger EMT

Scott Harris FF

Krystal Ogden ECA

Bryan Wolf FF

Nathan Hilton Captain/EMT

Blake Pledger FF

Marty Hilton Asst. Chief/ECA

Jeff Pledger Res.EMT-P

Chris Lutmer FF/EMT

Nick Robinson FF

Sarah Lutmer EMT

Tamara Robinson FF



THE SAINT JO RIDING CLUB Wants to give a very big THANK YOU TO:

The Saint Jo Tribune “The Oldest Newspaper in Montague County”

We appreciate your long time support of our rodeo and riding club through the years!

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Stetson Allen Duke is the son of Kenneth & Ramona Duke of Saint Jo, TX. Stetson was active in FFA and was on the dairy judging team. One of his favorite activities was showing pigs. He was also active in athletics, playing football and basketball. Stetson hopes to attend Texas Tech University to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.

Harper Dale Roberts is the son of Joe Ben & Becky Roberts of Saint Jo, TX. He is a senior at Saint Jo High School. Harper was an FFA officer and participated in stock shows. He has been very active in sports-playing football, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis and track. Harper plans to attend North Central Texas College in the Fall to pursue a degree in Dental Hygiene.

Jamie Hurd is the niece of Tina Swirczynski of Saint Jo, TX. Jamie is a senior at Saint Jo High School. Upon moving to Saint Jo two years ago, she began working at the Dairy Queen, maintained an AB average during her junior year and an A average her senior year in all of her classes and had perfect attendance). Jamie was in FCCLA for 3 years, a member of FFA for 2 years, participated in the Montague County Show, and was on the Dairy Cow Judging Team. She has provided herself with everything she has, and she has worked very hard in high school. Jamie plans to work even harder in college and is extremely excited to further her education and live a better life. She plans to pursue a career in Nursing at NCTC

Jessica Hurd is the niece of Tina Swirczynski of Saint Jo, TX. Throughout her high school career, she has moved very frequently, but she has found a steady home with her aunt in Saint Jo. Jessica began to work at Dairy Queen to provide for herself, and she has worked there for two years. She is a senior at Saint Jo High School and was able to manage being on the AB honor roll and perfect attendance. She was an FCCLA member for 3 years, active in FFA for 2 years, participated in the Montague County Show, and was on the cattle judging team. Jessica is planning to study Radiology at NCTC and is looking forward to this next step in her life and achieving her career goals

Monica Sanchez is the daughter of Cipriano Sanchez and Maria Sanchez of Saint Jo, TX. Monica is a senior at Saint Jo High School, is on the AB honor roll, is in the National Honor Society, and played tennis. She participated in the Montague County Show and was in FCCLA and FFA. In addition to her full time job, she put in community service hours that included the Relay for Life, Special Olympics, Chisholm Trail Ranch Rodeo, and the FCCLA/FFA dinners and auction. Monica plans to attend NCTC and pursue a health-related profession, either in nursing or a medical assistant.


Katherine “Kate” Springer is the daughter of Drew & Lydia Springer of Muenster, TX. She is a senior at Sacred Heart Catholic School where she has attended since pre-school. She has been a class officer and has been active in student council throughout high school. She has also been active in multiple sports and community service activities. Kate began volunteering at Refinery Road Veterinary Clinic, and that led to a paid position. That experience made her realize that she would like to be able to do that job every day – to take care of livestock and pets. After graduation in May, she plans to attend A&M University and study Animal Science, and then obtain a degree in Veterinary Medicine.

Travis Dangelmayr is the son of Chris & Leslie Dangelmayr of Muenster, TX. Travis is a senior at Muenster High School and has been active in FFA, showing goats in the Cooke County Youth Fair, and competing at the state level at the Houston Livestock Show. Travis plans to attend either Texas A&M University or Texas Tech University and studying mechanical engineering.

Raylee Brown is the 17 year old daughter of Chad & Sherry Brown of Nocona, TX. She is a senior at Nocona High School. She is on the honor roll, a member of the National Honor Society, a member of Mu Alpha Theta, and Student Council Officer (all 4 years). She is active in FFA and is President of her club and the County Council President. Raylee has held the title of 2012 Saint Jo Rodeo Junior Queen, 2014 Saint Jo Rodeo Queen, and is the 2017 Clay County pioneer Rodeo Queen. She plans to attend West Texas A&M and study Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Raylee would like to thank the Saint Jo Riding Club for supporting her throughout her high school years and now as she pursues her college career.

Brett Smith is the son of Craig & Dusty Smith of Spanish Fort, Texas. Brett is a senior at Prairie Valley High School and has participated in FFA and the Montague County Youth Fair-where he was Grand Champion in Wood Shop for several years. Brett will start at North Central Texas College in the fall of 2018 to complete his basics courses. He then plans to transfer to Texas Tech Health Sciences Center to become a certified Pharmacist. After getting his degree and becoming a certified Pharmacist, Brett would like to run his own pharmacy, possibly in Nocona.


2017 Saint Jo Rodeo Queen Welcome to the 61st Annual Saint Jo Rodeo! Hello everyone! I am Kelsey Eldridge the 2017 Saint Jo Rodeo Queen. I am the 14 year old daughter of Joe and Amber Eldridge. I will be a Freshman at Forestburg High School this coming year. I am active in Cross Country, Basketball, Track, and Volleyball. In my spare time I work with my horses.

My year as a rodeo queen has been the most humbling and inspiring year of my life. This unbelievable experience would not have been possible without all of my family, sponsors, and supporters. They helped me fulfill my dream representing as the Saint Jo Rodeo Queen. I want to also say thank you to my Jr Queen Dallie Monroe and Princess Sage Keck. I have enjoyed reigning with you this year. For the future Saint Jo Rodeo Queen title holders, hang on because it is the ride of your life. I know that you will have an amazing experience and touch the lives of many while traveling this amazing rodeo circuit and meeting incredible people. Thank you again for sharing your love and support during this lifetime opportunity. It has created so many memories and friendships that have transformed my life. I couldn't be more grateful. Good luck to everyone running and remember to smile and enjoy yourself.


Hello everyone!

Is the 9 year old daughter of Samantha Lindsay and Brian Monroe of Bowie, Texas. Dallie will be in the 4th grade at Bowie Intermediate School. Dallie enjoys playing softball, basketball, swimming, spending time with her friends and family, and riding her horses Kaia and Jiggs. Dallie represented the Saint Jo Riding Club at Forestburg, Henrietta, Decatur, Nocona, Gainesville, and Bowie rodeos and parades. She also rode in the Muenster, Bowie, and Saint Jo Christmas parades. Dallie volunteered at the Texas Ranch Roundup in Wichita Falls selling programs and helping out with children’s arena events. I would like to wish the best to the new royalty!

I am Sage Keck and the daughter of Staley and Lila Keck of Nocona. I will be a Kindergarten student at Montague ISD this school year. I love anything I can do with my family and friends, as well as the sport of rodeo, playdays and my horses. I have enjoyed being the 2017 Saint Jo Princess and representing in various parades and grand entries on my great horses Lady and Fancy. I have received many words of praise and encouragement from everyone throughout this last year as Princess. I would like to wish all the up coming queens and Princesses good luck and I hope you have as much fun representing the sport of rodeo as I have.


2018 Saint Jo Rodeo Queen Contestants Faith Garrett is the daughter of Shane Garrett and Keysha Avens. She will be a senior at Saint Jo High School where she plays basketball and is a member of FFA with her SAE consisting of showing a beef heifer at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Faith trains horses and works at local sale barns. She is a member of the Montague County Cowboy Church and participates in the youth program. She currently works at Four Winds Ranch in Saint Jo training young horses and competing in stock horse events and AQHA ranch horse versatility. Faith plans to attend college at North Texas Central College in Gainesville after graduation.

Kylie Myers is the twenty-one year old daughter of Marcie Varela. Kylie grew up in Moore, OK and currently resides in Tuttle, OK. Her love for horses and animals is strong, but she is also equally passionate about a career in nursing. Kylie’s ultimate goals are to become a Registered Nurse, and further her education to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Her dreams are to work for Justin Sports Medicine and help facilitate medical mission trips. Kylie spent her years coming up through the ranks in junior rodeos and junior high and high school rodeos. When she wasn’t entered, you could still find her at a rodeo riding with one of two National Champion Drill Teams, and she still currently rides with a rodeo production team. Kylie contributes her travels and western background to helping shape her into the woman she is today by teaching her responsibility, dedication and a true appreciation for hard work. She was the 2009 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess and continues to compete to be able to use her position to teach others the importance of staying true to yourself and what you believe. After all, no one does you, better than you. Kylie would like to thank her sponsor; Rafter D Mules-owned and operated by Dillon and Kallie Corrington of Hastings, MN .

2018 Saint Jo Rodeo Jr. Queen Contestant Kalli Reed is the 12 year old daughter of Damon and Tara Reed of Rosston TX. She is an honor roll student at Era ISD. Kalli's passion is rodeo and her love for being rodeo royalty began when she competed in her first contest at 8 years of age. Since then, she has held numerous titles, including: 2015 Forestburg Rodeo Princess, 2016 Lil' Miss Jim Bowie Days, and 2017 Miss Rodeo Gainesville Princess. Kalli travels throughout Texas and Oklahoma competing in rodeo. Just recently she qualified for the National Little Britches Finals Rodeo in four events. Being a queen allows her to represent local small town rodeos on a larger scale and allow her to be an ambassador for the sport of rodeo and the western lifestyle. She loves the opportunity to meet new people, share her passion for rodeo with other, and be a role model for young girls. Kalli's sponsor is Flaming Dill Ranch Aussie's.


2018 Saint Jo Rodeo Jr. Queen Contestant Sydnee Mowry is the 13 year old daughter of Buffy and Matt Mowry of Bowie, Texas. Sydnee attends Bowie Junior High School and will be in the 8th grade this year. She likes to play volleyball, basketball, and softball. Sydnee enjoys showing her longhorn- King Julian and riding her horse- Louie. She is member of the Junior National honor society and she loves mac and cheese. Sydnee is sponsored by SANDS OILFIELD SERVICES.

2018 Saint Jo Princess Contestants Annabelle Adcock is the 4 yr old daughter of Virginia VanBerg and Richard Adcock. She is from Mineral Wells, TX, where she will be attending Pre-K at Lamar Elementary. Her love for rodeos and horseback riding has led her to participate in running for Saint Jo Princess. She attends most major and local rodeos in Texas. Her favorite rodeo events are bull riding and barrel racing. Annabelle currently participates in lead line and is working towards walk/trot classes. You can find her riding her APHA gelding, Hunters Hope, around the ranch with her big brother Zach. She would also like to take this time to say Thank You to friends and sponsors that have helped Annabelle. Big Thank You to RR Photography, Rafter G Rodeo Co, and her sponsor Peters Brothers Hats.

Atalee Elyse Baird is the 5 year old daughter of Brett and Kendel Baird. Atalee will attend kindergarten in the fall at Alvord Elementary. In her spare time she enjoys cheering for her favorite Bulldogs or riding her two horses- Princess and Socks. In addition to cheerleading and riding horses, you can find Atalee swimming, riding her bike, on the lake catching a wave, or making her friends and family laugh. Atalee is sponsored by Wise Family Practice Urgent Care.





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940-825-3306 940-825-3308 fax www.mcnabbfeed.com

Rohmer’s Restaurant Family Owned and Operated since 1953

Everyone Claims to be the Best…


Friday Night

Starting @ just



ALL YOU CAN EAT Boiled Shrimp Fried Shrimp Fried Catfish


$15.99 Starting @ just

Served with baked potato or



French fries, soup and salad bar

Hwy. 82 ~ Muenster, TX 940-759-2973 Tues. Night - New York Strip, potato, salad bar & rolls $11.99

HOURS: Mon-Frie 8 am-5:30 pm Saturday 8 am Noon www.muenstergarden.com 53



We are a Christian equestrian drill team who are from the Montague & Cooke counties. Even though we are a new team we hope to entertain, show horsemanship & teamwork thru our synchronized drill pattern. Our mission is to help preserve the western culture thru our drill team while having fun and enjoying Christian fellowship. Twighlight Allison

Dierk-Grey gelding

Kendall Pearce

Reb-Sorrel gelding

Jennifer Cook

Chip-Bay gelding

Daniella Reynolds

Grey Mare-Grey mare

Ashley Riggs

Ginger-Sorrel mare

Jeanie Lawson

Nicky-Sorrel Gelding

Dixie Reeves

Bond-Black/White gelding

Emily Middleton

Ole Black-Black gelding

Amy Boyd-Coach

Pete-Grey gelding

Buy · Sell · Trade

940-825-3191 Fax: 940-825-3872

Robin Walker

W. Hwy 82 / PO Box 90

Chad Brown

Nocona, Texas 76255 55

SEED & FEED, INC. Quality Feed Since 1966

Muenster 940-759-2241 Gainesville 940-665-2121 www.tonysseedandfeed.com 56


Trust in the Lord with All thine heart; And Lean not Into thine own

Understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct thy Paths.

Proverbs 3:56


an upscale dining experience and western atmosphere in the historic small town of Saint Jo, Texas.

Monday—Closed Tuesday—Thursday 11 AM-2:30 PM Friday—Saturday 11 AM—9 PM Sunday 11 AM—2:30 PM Owners: Jack and Debby Schoppa Visit. www.thelazyheartgrill.com


We “sell” honesty, integrity, and customer service. The rest takes care of itself. Specializing in rural, farm and ranch type properties

Nightly Specials

in the scenic North Texas hill country. We also provide state certified, professional, real estate appraisal services.

940-825-3313 Broker Contact us today!

We Cater

Main 940-995-2987

604 E. Hwy 82



PO Box 585


Nocona, Texas 76255



Proceeds will benefit Saint Jo Volunteer Fire Department And Saint Jo Riding Club scholarship fund



We said goodbye to a friend and active member of the Saint Jo community in June. He was so many things - a loving husband, a father and an adoring grandfather, a Christian, a fisherman, a beekeeper, a hiker and an explorer. He enthusiastically lived enjoying adventure, learning and laughter.. He dug water wells in Guatemala that will enhance the lives in those communities for decades. He was active in all the communities he called home, serving his churches, Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Boards, and civic organizations - always seeking to help others. No job was too big or too small for Dick-whether it was hauling water for the plants on the Saint Jo square, selling hamburgers in the sweltering heat at Rednecks with Paychecks, or rolling out the red carpet for a senior citizen tour bus. Dick Crist left a legacy here in Saint Jo that will long be remembered.