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Lee Laskosky, a four-time steer wrestling qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (1989-90, 1992-93) and threetime Canadian Champion Bareback Rider Darrell Cholach head the 2014 induction class for the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Laskosky, 56, and Cholach, 50, will be joined at the Oct. 18 ceremonies in Calgary, Alberta, by Dave Garstad and Viola Thomas in the contestant category, Neil McKinnon (Builder) and Big Stone Rodeo bareback horse Chester Skoal Bandit. Laskosky, of Viking, Alberta, had his best season in 1993 when he finished fourth in the world standings with $90,795 and he finished seventh in the world in both 1989 and 1990.

Cleo Hearn Honored Longtime PRCA tie-down roper Cleo Hearn - he won the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo in Denver in 1970 - was honored this month by his hometown of Lancaster, Texas, when city officials named a twomile equestrian trail for him. Hearn, 74, still competes regionally and has been active producing Cowboys of Color rodeos since 1968.

Broc Cresta Memorial A new website (www.BrocCrestaMemorial.com) has been launched by Kelline Cresta to provide information on the April 15 Memorial Roping in Cottonwood, California, and the scholarship that bears Broc’s name, while also standing as a tribute to her late son’s life. Broc Cresta, a two-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo as a team roping heeler, died on July 28, 2012 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Clovis Rodeo Association In recognition of its centennial, the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo Association has commissioned a history of its event in coffee table book form (9x12, hardcover, 120 pages). Clovis Rodeo: An American Tradition, written by Leslie Johnson Borassi and designed by Gail Perry Henricksen, is available to purchase online at www.clovisrodeo.com. Also, as part of the 100th anniversary celebration this May, the rodeo will unveil a 14-foot bronze statue at the head of the Old M Trail depicting LaneBUILT BY Town Frost riding Growney Brothers’ legendary bull Red Rock.

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Finals Rodeo, and his brother, Jet, won the fourth stage of the CBS-TV reality series The Amazing Race which aired on March 16 as they compete for the ultimate $1 million prize. The cowboys received a trip for two to London with the episode win.

The Oregon Trail The Oregon Trail Rodeo in Hastings, Neb., is moving the annual event up a week from its usual Labor Day weekend spot to Aug. 22-24 at the Adams County Fairgrounds. The move will allow families who like toI attend local high school and University of Nebraska football games on Labor Day weekend to enjoy the best of both worlds, said Sandy Himmelberg, fairgrounds manager.

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Paul David Tierney Continues The Family Tradition – Crowned the 2014 Timed Event Champion of the World Tierney Becomes 12th Timed Event Champ Second-Generation Cowboy Joins Father, Other Legends as Winners of the ‘Ironman’

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here’s a changing of the guard at the Timed Event Championship of the World. Paul David Tierney, a 24year-old cowboy from Oral, S.D., roped, tied and wrestled 25 animals in 332.3 seconds to win his first gold buckle, the fifth Timed Event title for his family. His father, Paul, earned four championships over nearly three decades of competition. “My mom says I used to play around back there, so I guess I was pretty young the first time I came here,” said Tierney, who earned $60,000 over three days of competition – $50,000 for winning the average and another $10,000 for having the fastest goround, a 49.0. “I had a ton of fun this weekend.” The younger Tierney is still playing inside the Lazy E Arena, but he’s doing it in the arena instead of behind the scenes. It came down the final steer of the competition to decide the championship of the “Ironman of ProRodeo.” Tierney, who had led since the third round, relinquished his advantage in the 24th run of this rugged test when he posted an 18.9-second steer wrestling run, just moments after his nearest competitor, 22-year-old

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Paul David Tierney, 2014 Timed Event Championship of the World

Clay Smith, had scored a 5.7. Smith took a 1.8-second lead into steer roping. When Tierney finished in 20.2 seconds, the championship was well within reach for the youngest competitor in this year’s field. Smith, though, broke the barrier on a 13.6second run; that 10-second penalty pushed his time to 23.6 and pushed him to second place, finishing in a cumulative time of 333.9 seconds. “I love the Timed Event,” said Smith of Broken Bow, Okla. “I tried not to get in a hurry on anything, then I break the barrier. I should’ve been a little smarter than that.” It overshadowed an amazing performance by the top young guns in the competition. With past champions K.C. Jones of Burlington, Wyo., and Daniel Green of Oakdale, Calif., among the top five, the top three cowboys all were relative newcomers to this unique contest: third-place finisher Russell Cardoza of Terrebonne, Ore., is just 27 years old. “You just have to keep your head,” Tierney said. “Even when it gets a little tight, just go make your run and see what happens.” That’s the key to the Timed

Event. The winner each year typically is the contestant who made the fewest mistakes through the five rounds of competition. By finishing second, Smith pocketed $25,000. Cardoza added $24,000 - $15,000 for his third-place finish, $5,000 and $4,000 for finishing third and fourth in the fastest rounds. Not only are Tierney, Smith and Cardoza the future of the competition, they bring an educated approach to their games. “This might get some more young guys working on their stuff,” Tierney said of the strong run by the younger contestants. “I think it’s great for it.” He becomes just the 12th man in the 30-year history of the Timed Event Championship to own the prestigious gold buckle. His name will be etched alongside his father and the other 10 winners in rodeo lore. A portion of the proceeds from the 2014 Timed Event Championship will be donated to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. In addition, Priefert Ranch & Rodeo


Equipment, The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the Lazy E auctioned off a Customized Priefert Roping Chute that was used in this year’s competition to the highest bidder of the weekend – the auction raised $2,350 that will be donated to the Rodeo Historical Society. The Lazy E is proud to support this institution for western preservation! And new for 2014, the Lazy E hosted the First Annual TEC Chuckwagon Cook-Off Competition that was won by

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Final 2014 Timed Event Championship Results Average: 1. Paul David Tierney, 332.3 seconds, $50,000 2. Clay Smith, 333.9, $25,000 3. Russell Cardoza, 344.2, $15,000 4. K.C. Jones, 350.9, $10,000 5. Daniel Green, 390.9, $7,500 6. Clayton Hass, 404.7, $5,000 7. Dustin Bird, 408.8, $4,500 8. Landon McClaugherty, 425.4, $3,000 Fastest Round Leaders 1. Paul David Tierney, 49.0, $10,000 2. Erich Rogers, 52.5. $6,000 3. Russell Cardoza, 54.6, $5,000 4. Russell Cardoza, 55.9, $4,000 5. K.C. Jones, 56.7, $3,000 6. Trell Etbauer, 56.8, $2,000. Record Run Spencer Mitchell, 4.3 seconds in heading, $3,000. Total Payout ($153,000.00): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9/10.

Paul David Tierney, $60,000 Clay Smith, $25,000 Russell Cardoza, $24,000 K.C. Jones, $13,000 Daniel Green, $7,500 Erich Rogers, $6,000 Clayton Hass, $5,000 Dustin Bird, $4,500 (tie) Landon McClaugherty and Spencer Mitchell, $3,000 11. Trell Etbauer, $2,000

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Cowboys and Cowgirls Cash Out at 2014 BP Super Series Championship March 22, 2014 Houston, Texas RodeoHouston Tie-Down Roping Champion Scott Kormos.

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he road to the 2014 BP Super Series Championship came to an end, Saturday, March 22. Eighty cowboys and cowgirls came out fighting, but in the end, eight rodeo athletes took home a $50,000 payout and the title of RODEOHOUSTON Champion.

TIE-DOWN ROPING Tie-Down Roping Champion Scott Kormos couldn’t be bested after he laid down a lightning fast run of 8.0 seconds. Kormos said he was thankful to cinch his second RODEOHOUSTON win, after first capturing the title in 2005. “Houston is something every cowboy wants,” Kormos said. “Every year I’ve come here, I’ve wanted this. It’s been a tough winter; I’ve been struggling with some tough luck. I feel blessed to have this win today.” Rounding out the top four in the Championship (total 2014 RODEOHOUSTON winnings) Scott Kormos - $55,300 Rhen Richard - $26,100 Reese Riemer - $13,850 Cody Ohl - $11,050

BAREBACK RIDING Kaycee Feild, 2014 RODEOHOUSTON BP Super Series Bareback Riding Champion, exploded out of the chute and spurred his way to a score of 91 and his second RODEOHOUSTON Champion title. Feild said, this win is special because he has a family now to share it with. Regarding his winnings, Feild said, “I have some stuff I can spend it on, and share the wealth with my family.” Rounding out the top four in the 8 • APRIL 2014

Championship (total 2014 RODEOHOUSTON winnings) Kaycee Feild - $57,150 Steven Peebles - $20,717 Bobby Mote - $19,317 Tim O’Connell - $16,667

TEAM ROPING 2014 RODEOHOUSTON BP Super Series Team Roping Champions Erich Rogers and Cory Petska roped their way to the top with a time of 4.2 seconds. Petska, having won RODEOHOUSTON before, said winning in 2014 is no different than any other time. “It is equally amazing,” Petska said. “I still got the same nerves, hands shaking. It is a great feeling.” First time RODEOHOUSTON champion Rogers said he was still speechless about what they just accomplished. “I think once I get on the road, it will sink in a lot more,” Rogers said, “and realize I actually won that Rodeo.” Rounding out the top four in the Championship (total 2014 RODEOHOUSTON winnings) Erich Rogers and Cory Petska - $114,500 Arky Rogers and Travis Woodard - $59,000 Nick Sartain and Rich Skelton - $27,500 Riley Minor and Brady Minor - $22,400

SADDLE BRONC RIDING Heith Demoss scored a 92, which was not topped throughout the night. Demoss, who emotionally greeted his family backstage after his win, said he was now looking forward to taking his family to Disney World. Demoss said the support

from his family is what keeps him reaching for successes like the one he accomplished tonight. “It’s just been a thing that’s seemed like a far off dream,” Demoss said. “It’s my entire life; everything I’ve got is from rodeo. I’d love to dedicate it to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and my wife Hallie.” Rounding out the top four in the Championship (total 2014 RODEOHOUSTON winnings) Heith Demoss - $55,783 Cort Scheer - $29,610 Dustin Flundra - $15,500 Rusty Wright - $13,760

STEER WRESTLING Practice made perfect for Olin Hannum, who took home the 2014


RODEOHOUSTON BP Super Series Steer Wrestling title after laying down a 4.6 second run. Family man Hannum said he knows exactly where his $50,000 will be spent. “My wife is at home, and she is going to have a baby in three days,” Hannum said. “It’s also my wife’s birthday in two weeks... I am so thankful, but I’m just ready to get home to my wife.” Rounding out the top four in the Championship (total 2014 RODEOHOUSTON winnings) Olin Hannum - $54,325 Luke Branquinho - $26,850 Dean Gorsuch - $12,900 Jake Rinehart - $10,650

she was just a child. “When you get around that third barrel, you just lean down to your horse and yell,” Nancy said. “That’s where luck comes in, or angels. When I went down that alleyway that last time, I thought, ‘this one is for my grandpa.’ He is the reason I’m here.” Rounding out the top four in the Championship (total 2014 RODEOHOUSTON winnings) Nancy Hunter - $55,000 Lisa Lockhart - $29,200 Sherry Cervi - $17,100 Christy Loflin - $11,200

BARREL RACING

2014 RODEOHOUSTON BP Super Series Bull Riding Champion Tyler Smith managed to hang on for a winning score of 90, securing a check for $50,000. Smith said he has always had good luck at RODEOHOUSTON, but to finally have won feels great. “I was just trying to focus on riding bulls, jump for jump,” Smith said. “And it all worked out.”

Returning 2013 RODEOHOUSTON Barrel Racing Champion Nancy Hunter and horse Fuzz turned and burned their way to the top. Hunter’s 14.25 second run catapulted her to the lead, earning her the 2014 Champion title. Hunter said she dedicated her ride to her grandfather, who ignited her passion for horses when

BULL RIDING

Rounding out the top four in the Championship (total 2014 RODEOHOUSTON winnings) Tyler Smith - $56,200 Elliot Jacoby - $23,200 Clayton Foltyn - $15,150 Corey Atwell - $12,350

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Recent Results February 15, 2014 Comanche, Texas EE Round 1 David Johnson, 12.15, $200; Dustin Garcia, 14.39, $120; Colton Williams, 14.89, $80 Round 2 Hadley Seider, 11.73, $200; Derek Coffee, 12.07, $120; Earl Howell, 12.13, $80 Round 3 Colton Williams, 10.87, $200; Derek Coffee, 12.11, $120; Johnny Koether, 12.12, $80 Average Colton Williams, 38.89, $400; Johnny Koether, 43.67, $320; Doug Hammer, 47.04, $160 OO Round 1 Joe Morris, 10.49, $195; Stephen Wallis, 10.89, $130 Round 2 Greg Modesette, 9.78, $195; Stephen Wallis, 10.11, $130 Round 3 John Guest, 8.99, $195; Steve Ferguson, 10.79, $130 Average Joe Morris, 32.95, $390; Stephen Wallis, 40.65, $260 OO-Select Round 1 Marshall Green, 9.46,

$195; Cory Pipal, 9.79, $130 Round 2 Marshall Green, 8.96, $195; Shawn Williams, 9.89, $130 Round 3 Brett York, 9.09, $195; Ras Cade, 9.66, $130 Average Marshall Green, 28.49, $390; Ras Cade, 31.66, $260 #1 Round 1 Dusty Luckenbaugh, 9.19, $100 Round 2 Brett York, 9.60, $100 Round 3 Dusty Luckenbaugh, 8.94, $100 Average Dusty Luckenbaugh, 34.31, $200

March 3, 2014 Giddings, Texas EE Round 1 Kenneth Black, 12.84, $135 Derek Coffee, 13.39, $90; Round 2 Rex Sandifer, 10.53, $135; Johnny Koether, 10.67, $90 Round 3 Johnny Koether, 11.63, $135; Doug Hammer, 12.29, $90

Average Johnny Koether, 37.51, $265; Kenneth Black, 45.09, $180

Average Colton Williams, 36.66, $330; Doug Hammer, 47.01, $220

OO Round 1 Greg Modesette, 10.53, $90 Round 2 Ruben Wood, 12.70, $90 Round 3 Greg Modesette, 11.03, $90 Average Stephen Perry, 50.06, $180

OO Round 1 Luke Harper, 10.99, $135; Mickey Belew, 11.08, $90 Round 2 John Guest, 10.59, $135; Steve Ferguson, 10.62, $90 Round 3 Rex Bland, 10.43, $135; Luke Harper, 12.54, $90 Average John Guest, 34.98, $270; Rex Bland, 38.29, $180

OO-Select Round 1 Eddie Mills, 11.17, $155 Round 2 Eddie Mills, 11.43, $155 Round 3 Eddie Mills, 11.87, $155 Average Eddie Mills, 34.47, $315

March 15, 2014 Comanche, Texas EE Round 1 Adam Tally, 11.03, $165; Will Parker, 12.77, $110 Round 2 Adam Tally, 11.59, $165; Colton Williams, 11.64, $110 Round 3 Will Parker, 11.31, $165; Cleo Hearn, 11.36, $110

OO-Select Round 1 Llew Rust, 11.33, $135; Joe Morris, 11.37, $90 Round 2 Brent Bennett, 10.73, $135; Joe Morris, 11.01, $90 Round 3 Marshall Green, 8.94, $135; Cory Pipal, 9.63, $90 Average Brent Bennett, 36.12, $270; Joe Morris, 39.96, $180 #1 Winner Take All Cooper Matthews, $465

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BONUS Bonus to be paid to High Point Roper using a 10 roper scale. If 50 total ropers of all divisions then the bonus will be paid. 50 plus is $500 • 75 plus is $750 100 plus is $1,000 • 125 plus is $1,250 E roping does not count toward total roper count.

• No USCRA card needed to rope in E, Breakaway and Open. BUILT BY VSA I 00-S and #1. CRX’D • Must have USCRA card to rope in EE. 00, • USCRA membership cards are $60 and can be paid out $20 per roping.

FMI: Charlie 325.330.0360 or Lanham 979.540.7755

ROPING SCHOOLS ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS WELCOME contact Jerrad Hofstetter 903.316.4136

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APRIL 18-20, 2014 TO BE AWARDED: ONE SADDLE & THREE BUCKLES

STUDENTS FROM THIS SCHOOL ELIGIBLE TO WIN A TRAILER AT THE FALL SCHOOL

SCHOOL HELD IN PORTALES, NM Indoor Arena at Fairgrounds

HORSES LEASED - $100 FOR WEEKEND BREAKAWAY $300 • TIE DOWN $500 SEND $100 DEPOSIT BY APRIL 11, 2014 TO: 14408 NCR 2000 • LUBBOCK, TX 79415

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CLINIC LIMITED TO 20 STUDENTS

SCHOOL HELD IN ATHENS, TX Elder Ranch - 5621 Impala S. Rd.

HORSES LEASED - $100 FOR WEEKEND BREAKAWAY $300 • TIE DOWN $450 SEND $100 DEPOSIT BY APRIL 25, 2014 TO: 14408 NCR 2000 • LUBBOCK, TX 79415

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ENTRIES CLOSE Postmarked by May 7. Fees must accompany entry form. Age is as of January 1, 2014. ROPING  FORMAT: 3 head with top 15 back to a Finals

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Friday, Saturday, Sunday &  Monday May 23-26, 2014 Memorial Day Weekend Hardy Murphy Coliseum Ardmore, Oklahoma

12 & Under Breakaway, Tiedown & Goat Tying Fees - $150 for each 13 - 15 Breakaway, Tiedown & Goat Tying Fees - $175 for each 15 & Under Girls Breakaway Fees - $175 Special Alumni Tiedown 2-hd with Finals Fees - $350

19 & Under Girls Breakaway Fees - $225 Girls Goat Tying Fees - $200 16 - 19 Boys Tiedown Fees - $225

For Entry Blanks Burk Roping Productions PO Box 233 Durant, OK 74702 580-924-3200 burkrope@texomaonline.com www.barryburk.com

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May 9 - 11, 2014

In Memory of Gordie Moore

Lone Star Arena • Stephenville, Texas Gate Charge Saturday $10/person Sunday $5/person Friday, May 9 Draw Pot Team Roping 5:30 p.m. books open Rope at 6:30 p.m. Computer will draw 3 partners 4-head progressive $100/roper • Enter 2 times $1,500 added money

Saturday, May 10 8:00 a.m. Introduction of Ropers 9:00 a.m. Open Girl’s Breakaway & Men 65+ $1,000 added money

Books open: May 4-5 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Call in: secretary No messages please. Cash entries only

817.999.4430 Walk-ups accepted until 1 hour before roping starts – $25 late charge.

12 & Under Tie Down Saddle to Average Winner 3 rounds with top 12 advancing to short $140

2 rounds with top 12 advancing to short $250

10:30 a.m. - Books close and paid 11:00

Sunday, May 11 8:30 a.m. Introduction of Ropers

Open Tie Down Limited to 65 ropers a.m. - Introduction of Ropers $2,000 added money 3 rounds and a short for $400 with top 12 advancing to short

10:00 a.m. Introduction of Ropers 11:00 a.m. 15 & Under Tie Down Saddle to Average Winner 3 rounds with top 12 advancing to short $170

1:00 p.m. Introduction of Ropers 2:00 p.m. 19 & Under Tie Down $1,000 Added Money 3 rounds with top 12 advancing to short $200

SPONSORS Cactus Ropes • Bailey Hats Ariat Boots • Cinch Stalls and Hook-ups on arrival

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Lone Star Arena is located at 4694 North US 377, Stephenville, Texas 76401 For more information contact Dianne Moore 940.391.6198 or Joe Bob Panell 817.925.8093 14 • APRIL 2014

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10-Head Match Gate fee $10/ person

Tuf Cooper

2X World Champion

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know what you know. But more trying to impress me with their stories or theories rather than importantly, you need to know learn. My patience at times runs what you don’t know. thin and one of my favorite Many times I’ve been in the quotes by Dr. Phil comes to position of teaching and can’t get mind, “Never miss an my point across because of CR VSA opportunity toCRX’D shut up.” people telling me what they IN HOUSE PROOF know. It’s hard to understand The person I’ve looked up to the most all my life, why anyone would attend a undoubtedly has been my dad. clinic and then spend that time


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Finals Fund

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Recent Results

Good Times Calf Ropers Association

Limon, CO March 16, 2014 #EE Round 1 Merlyn Atteberry 13.16 Round 2 Merlyn Atteberry 12.84 Round 3 Eric Giblets 11.66 Average Merlyn Atteberry 41.94/3 #00 Round 1 Larry Becker 11.15 Dan Johnson 11.5 Round 2 Bernie Gerra 0.13 Zeke Griffith 11.41 Round 3 Zeke Griffith 10.13 Larry Becker 11.53 Round 4 Larry Becker 10.81 Jeremy Young 11.41 Round 5 Larry Becker 10.13 Jeremy Young 10.65 Average Zeke Griffith 56.83/5 Larry Becker 57.31/5 Breakaway Round 1 Charity Hoar 3.00 Round 2 Charity Hoar 3.21 Round 3 Allen Johnson 2.37 Average Charity Hoar 8.9/3 Open Round 1 Ryan Klein 11.09 Round 2 Ryan Klein 12.72 Round 3 Glen Stuckey 10.75 Average Ryan Klein 37.19/3

USCRA World Standings

The USCRA will crown a true World Champion in the EE, 00, 00 - Select and #1 Divisions. • World Champions will be determined on money won. • Top 15 in World Standings will be invited to World Championship Finals (WCF). • Money won at WCF counts as double points.

#1 1. Cooper Matthews ..........$830 2. Rody Ballard.................$610 3. Jamie Smith ..................$500 4. Blake Cavataio..............$390 5. Martin Poindexter..........$320 6. DustyLuckenba..............$300 7. Clay Ferguson ...............$295 8. Coy Keith......................$240 9. Caz Copeland................$120 10. Brett York .....................$100 11. Johnny Powell ................$80 00 - Select 1. Joe Morris ..................$2,105 2. Marshall Green...........$1,890 3. Eddie Mills.................$1,375 4. Dale Dove..................$1,000 5. Ras Cade ......................$870 20 • APRIL 2014

6. Brett York......................$795 7. LaMarcos Payne ............$705 8. Danny Stephens ............$680 9. Cory Pipal.....................$640 10. Scott Smith ..................$480 11. Brent Bennett ..............$405 12. John Burgin..................$390 13. Donny Lawrence ..........$380 14. Joseph Porter ...............$310 15. Billy Morrow ................$300 16. Kenyon Wolford ............$280 17. Grant Nicholas .............$270 18. Ray Kersh ....................$260 19. Cody Wilkerson.............$255 20. Kurtis Payne.................$220 21. Rusty Wilson ................$215 22. Cooper Mathews ..........$205 23. Kevin Fontenot .............$195

• Format for the World Championship Finals will be 3 head with top 5 in the Average advancing to two short rounds. • Fees: $500 • Added Money at the World Championship Finals (WCF). 24. Alton Lee .....................$165 25. Rex Bland....................$150 26. Llew Rust ....................$135 27. Shawn Williams ............$130 28. Lance Luttrell...............$105 29. Jamie Smith .................$105 30. Tanner Fleet .................$100 31. Dave Brock ..................$100 32. Bubba Slack.................$100 33. Brandon McQueen..........$90 00 1. Stephen Perry ............$1,110 2. Steve Ferguson...........$1,090 3. Rex Bland.....................$775 4. Greg Moddesette...........$680 5. John Guest....................$600 6. Don Sims......................$595 7. Greg Boatright ..............$525

8. Stephen Wallis...............$520 9. Ethan Craig ..................$515 10. Daren Duncan..............$440 11. Gary Wagoner ..............$350 12. Mike Green ..................$320 13. Cody Baker ..................$295 14. Wendel King.................$270 15. Luke Harper.................$225 16. Dale Redman ...............$210 17. Trey McKenzie...............$180 18. Clay Thomasson............$180 19. Mike Autry ...................$175 20. Freddy Vest...................$175 21. Marcus Smith.................$90 22. Steve Kolle.....................$90 23. Ruben Wood...................$90 24. Mickey Belew.................$90


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little more than a year ago, we came through a pretty harsh drought. Now that we have had plenty of rain and the grass is growing, few people are thinking about the harshness of the drought. The pain however, lingers for those who were not prepared for the drought. Many had to sell their cattle, herds that they had accumulated over decades. Those are the ones that continue to feel the pain of the drought. A drought is not only something that happens because of a lack of rain. A drought is: 1: a period of dryness especially when prolonged; specifically : one that causes extensive damage to crops or prevents their successful growth 2: a prolonged or chronic shortage or lack of something expected or desired. What is it that you have a shortage of? Did life not turn out as you planned? Is there something lacking that you expected or desired? Maybe there is a dryness that has been prolonged? People say if I just had more money all my problems would be solved. If that were true all rich people would be happy. We know that’s not the case, many of them are experiencing a drought of happiness. Here’s what Jesus said: “He who is faithful in a very little [thing] is faithful also in much, and he who is dishonest and unjust in a very little [thing] is dishonest and unjust also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the [case of] unrighteous mammon (deceitful riches, money, possessions), who will entrust to you the true riches?” (Luke 16:10-11; Amplified Bible). Maybe you don’t have a shortage of water or food… but you DO have a shortage of patience,

EE 1. Will Parker .................$1,850 2. Terry Davidson............$1,660 3. Doug Hammer ...........$1,645 4. Johnny Koether ..........$1,342 5. Rex Sandifer ..............$1,260 6. Colten Williams ..........$1,120 7. Aaron Mattijietz...........$1015 8. Dustin Garcia ................$810

9. Cleo Hearn....................$715 10. David Johnson..............$667 11. Adam Tally ...................$600 12. Kenneth Black..............$575 13. Conner Fontenot...........$490 14. Andy Carpenter ............$430 15. Clay Thomasson............$425 16. Wes Silar......................$390 17. Johnnie Mellman ..........$390

maybe you’re in a “hope” drought. Maybe you’ve lost hope in the situation you find yourself in today. You may be saying, “I need more strength, more energy, or more time.” Whatever the greatest area of drought in your life is …Whatever it is that you’re experiencing a shortage of…God knows and understands. One thing that I must point out is that God will not impose his wisdom or peace or blessings on anyone. We must submit to the power and the authority of His Word. You may say, “I don’t know anything about the Bible.” Well, that may be your biggest drought. God’s desire is to take you out of your drought. We must understand that God will not force His will on anyone, nor will he bless disobedience. Here’s a reprimand God gave to us in James: “Where do you think all these appalling wars and quarrels come from? Do you think they just happen? Think again. They come about because you want your own way, and fight for it deep inside yourselves. You lust for what you don’t have and are willing to kill to get it. You want what isn’t yours and will risk violence to get your hands on it. You wouldn’t think of just asking God for it, would you? And why not? Because you know you’d be asking for what you have no right to. You’re spoiled children, each wanting your own way. You’re cheating on God. If all you want is your own way, flirting with the world every chance you get, you end up enemies of God and his way” (James 4:1-4; Message Bible). There is nothing like a good rain when you are in a drought. Call on the Rain-maker. He has the solution to your drought. Pastor Randy Weaver Lone Star Cowboy Church 21627 Eva St., Montgomery, TX 77356 936/597-5742 Service Times: Sundays 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. Mondays 7:00 p.m. Livestream: Watch us live Sundays and Mondays at live.lonestar.tv or go to the Lone Star Cowboy Church Facebook page and click on the Livestream link.

18. J. P. Johnson .................$385 19. Earl Howell ..................$365 20. Cliff Sanders ................$360 21. Derek Coffee ................$330 22. Hadley Seider...............$320 23. Dustin Moore ...............$240 24. Riley Webb...................$220 25. Trey McKinsey...............$170 26. Sydney Johnson............$140

27. Roy Richey...................$135 28. John Mattheis...............$135 29. Bob Hawkins................$120 30. Daniel Roberts .............$120 31. Rick Davis......................$90 32. Randy Roberts................$90 33. J. W. Allen.......................$60

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M Gordie Moore Calf Roping . . . . . . . . . .14 Gordie Moore Match Roping . . . . . . . . .15 R Rattler Ropes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 S Sparky Superior Roping Machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Stran Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 U USCRA April 5 Calf Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 May 4 Calf Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 USCRA Membership Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 USCRA Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 W Willard Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Wrangler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

National Sponsors Classic Equine The Official Tack of the USCRA 1301 Weatherford Hwy. Granbury, TX 76048 800.654.7864; www.classicequine.com

Stephenville, Texas Chamber of Commerce The Home of the USCRA Finals P.O. Box 306, Stephenville, TX 76401 800.658.6490 www.stephenvilletexas.org

Rattler Ropes The Official Rope of the USCRA 1301 Weatherford Hwy., Granbury, TX 76048 800.654.7864; www.rattlerrope.com

M.A.C. Precision Calf Feeds Martin Saddlery The Official Saddle of the USCRA 1301 Weatherford Hwy. Granbury, TX 76048 800.654.7864; www.martinsaddlery.com 22 • APRIL 2014

The Official Feed of the USCRA “For Maximum Performance” Made by: Mannsville Ag Center 580-371-9588 www.mannsvilleagcenter@cableone.net


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