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Rodeo court generates Christmas merriment

The 2014 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court — Cheyenne Knight, Anna Rinehart and Cheyenne Hall — wrote poems and led Christmas carols at the rodeo committee’s Christmas Party Sunday night at the Joseph Community Center. (KATY NESBITT/The Observer)
The 2014 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court — Cheyenne Knight, Anna Rinehart and Cheyenne Hall — wrote poems and led Christmas carols at the rodeo committee’s Christmas Party Sunday night at the Joseph Community Center. (KATY NESBITT/The Observer)

JOSEPH — Christmas cheer was in the air at last weekend’s Chief Joseph Days Rodeo committee’s party at the Joseph Community Center.

The 2014 rodeo court of Cheyenne Knight, Anna Rinehart and Cheyenne Hall, recited poems, led Christmas carols, and played charades and trivia games with the party-goers.

The girls are working on their riding techniques in their spare time and have made one public appearance so far at the PRCA Circuit Finals in Redmond Nov. 2. The night before the party they rode on a lighted float in the Enterprise Winterfest parade.

This year the court represents each of the county’s high schools: Cheyenne Knight attends Enterprise, Anna Rinehart goes to Joseph High and Cheyenne Hall attends Wallowa High School.

Next up, getting their speech topic in January. The court will start selling tickets to the four-night rodeo by late March, and April 19 is tryouts and the coronation.

Committee President Terry McCarter said seven of the 11 rodeo directors attended the National Finals Rodeo and got some acts lined up for this year.

Co-Chair Terry Jones said Johnny Dudley will return as the barrel man, long-time announcer Jody Carper is coming back as are the Growney Brothers who supply the stock.

Trick roper Tomas Garcilazo will be the specialty act at this summer’s rodeo. Jones said while in Las Vegas at the National Finals the committee looks at acts that may be used in years to come.

 
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