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Page 6 Indian Valley & Mesa News Doris Baker attended two funerals on Saturday.The first was in Council for her friend, Ann Coleman, in the morning. In the afternoon, she attended the services in Cambridge for a wonderful lady and friend, Ellen Ford. Larry Boehm and Bey Galloway attended Larry's Snmke Jumpers Unit breakfast held in McCall on Wednesday morning. They stopped in New Meadows, enjoying a visit with friend, Marvin Dotson. That evening, they played pinochle at the fire hall. Saturday they attended the funeral services for Ellen Ford held in Cambridge. Jack and Jill Doughton enjoyed a wonderfuland relaxing evening out with friends on Saturday evening at the monthly potluck held down at the fire hall. Jill said the food was great and everyone enjoyed the corn beef and cabbage, plus all the other great foods. Tony and Wanda Morgensen were happy to hear from their grandson, Ion Kelly, a past graduate of Cambridge High School. They received their email saying he had just returned home from Switzerland where he had been sent by his company. He said he had a great time snowboarding in the Swiss Alps and eating horse steak in France. Jim and Patty Shaw enjoyed a trip down to Nampa on Wednesday. They bad a great time going through Costco, then visiting with their good friend, Paul Freeman while enjoying lunch at Golden Corral. Saturday, they joined their friends for a wonderful time at the Wednesday, March 21, 2012 potluck. Get well soon balls as is their tradition wishes to Patty who was to honor Lanae's love of a bit under the weather pistachios. That evening, on Monday. she and Tom went to Dave and Cathy celebrate another Veselka enjoyed having birthday for their two of the daughters, grandson, Alex.They Carrie and Julie, home enjoyed a nice dinner for the weekend. Lanae and pirate cupcakes Veselka was the special while there. reason for the girls Connie Hornyak is coming home, as they home and sporting a helped her celebrate beautiful suntan from eighty-two years of her two week vacation to being a wonderful lady, Vero Beach, FL. Connie on Friday! She enjoyed went to spend some having the girls around time with her sister, Val to play games and visit House, and her husband with. Cardline Brown at their Florida condo. came to visit on Sunday The sisters enjoyed long afternoon, and the two walks on the beach each had a terrific visit, day, collecting shells Speaking of birthdays, and then returning to Happy Birthday wishes the swim in the condo's go out to Judy Green pools. They took the who celebrates another tour of the space center, year of wonderful this which Connie found very Wednesday. This past interesting. In her spare Wednesday, she and son, time, her brother in law William, enjoyed playing taught her the fine art of cards at the fire hall. playing shuffleboard. It On Friday, she and Tom was a trip that she won't went to visit with Lanae soon forget, but admits Veselka and brought she is suffering from her some pistachio cake jet lag upon returning home. Don and Joan Lakey enjoyed attending the thirtieth anniversary party for Jed and Cathy Lakey. Their girls put on the celebration, and almost the entire family were able to gather with friends for the big event. Later in the weekend, Joan received very sad news that the son of a dear friend was killed in a tragic accident in Oregon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend's family at this time. Mary Rininger and granddaughter, Jenny, enjoyed being part of the great turnout for the potluck. It was a great night to be with friends and get the added bonus of some wonderful foods. Happy belated birthday to Ardis Boll, who admits to turning forty-nine this past Thursday. She and Craig are happy to have Hoyden home for spring break. Ardis is still The Adams County Record By Lynn Leatherman 739-5 756 coaching Jr. High Boys' basketball and looking forward to some exciting games in the next week. Robin Juica is happy to be over her little run in with the flu bug over the weekend. She did attend a volunteer fire fighter meeting on Thursday and is looking forward to the wild land fire training coming up in April. Ron and Janet Meyer also enjoyed the potluck on Saturday evening. Earlier in the week they were just glad to find out they hadn't been blown clear to Kansas in the wild windstorm. When leaving in the morning, Janet was surveying the area and knew something was amiss. She soon discovered that while the doghouse and dog were still in place, the six-foot kennel had taken wings, going over Ron's pickup and crashing fiat quite a distance away. Community_ Spotlight by Deb Wilson "Rodeo is our life," said Jeff Gordon of Council, president of the Adams County Rodeo Board, while Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys crooned from his truck stereo. His family gives it their all for Idaho rodeo. The American West tradition passes on from one excited generation to the next. Movies picture the lonely life of a rodeo rider, but the Gordons see it as the perfect family event. Jeff started competing in high school He and his wife, Brenda, started their three boys riding while they were still in diapers. They raise and ~ain all of ~elr horses. Clay. 1 1, and 9 year old Matt compete in steer roping. Clay plans a future of championship calf roping. Matt just took 2nd place in steer riding in CaldweU, and wants to be a world- class bronc rider. Daxx, 8 years old, competes in mutton busting, and assures everyone he's going to be a bull fighter (the brave guy who gets between the bull rider and the bull). The family competes in Cambridge, Ontario, Homedale, Cascade, Vale, Winchester, Riggins, and Jordan Valley. This year they plan to include the "Cowboy Christmas" rodeos, held over the 4th of July weekend in Vale, Winchester, Grangeville, and Halley. They practically work 24-7 at the Adams County rodeo. Then they help out at the Nampa ICA (Idaho Cowboy Association) finals in October. It's nothing for them to drive i000 miles on a weekend. They spend lots of time in a camper or tent, and lots of money on fuel. They're pretty worn out by fall, but by spring they're raring to go again. Jeff and Brenda hail from Fruitland. where Jeff's family has been settled for 100 years. His parents ran Gordon's Upholstery there. Jeff loved coming to Adams ~oun~y as a child for recreation. Tall and broad shouldered, he quarterbacked Fruitland High School through winning seasons of football. "But I think I was always a cowboy," he recalled. It had to be his mom's doing. His dad was deathly allergic to horses. His mother, Dora Gordon, rode in the Leather Slappers Drill Team, and took him riding in the Owyhees looking for wild horses as a child. He hated riding when his morn got him up for daily early .morning riding lessons, and gave it up. But his best friend, Jeff Ball, didn't give up on him. Jeff Ball decided to start team roping in high school, and needed a partner. "He made me do it," said Jeff. HIs mom's best friend had given 13-year- old Jeff his first horse, Tanna. "I learned to do everything with her," he' said. Neither the two time and money. Jeff Jeffs nor their horses described the 2011 knew roping, but the costs as he remembered: boys started throwing $8500 to bring the stock ropes at calves until they contractors--S4000 figured it out. added purse money After high school he to bring in champion headed straight into cowboys--Announcer rodeo team roping and sound system and wild cow milking, costs--S2000 for year although time and round insurance that money were scarce. He allows for other arena married Brenda, his highactivities--$1500 for school sweetheart, and a d v e r t i s i n g - - $ 7 5 0 had to keep a regular for official judges job for his growing and timers--S500 for family. Five years ago electricity--S1300 for he moved to Council secretarial, entries, and went to work for score registrations and Farmer's Supply Co-op, assorted bookkeeping still fiercely devoting his requirements--S2500 spare time to rodeo. Association fees Johnny Balderson had for Idaho Cowboy kept the Adams County Association--S1500 for Rodeo going for years, the pro rodeo clown-- but it needed help. John And more. Atnip talked Jeff into the Rodeos bring money rodeo board presidency into small towns. Jeff four years ago with declared the 2011 Casey Anderson, Adams County Rodeo manager of OX Ranch, a great success, with as vice president. Theyover 200 cowboys were determined to keepparticipating and over the rodeo spirit alive.1700 attendants, but the Putting on a quality entry and attendant fees rodeo requires a don't cover the cost. tremendous amount of "We couldn't do it without sponsorships," Jeff said, but he expressed concern that only a few sponsors really contribute. Rodeo board members contribute their personal money and a whole lot of time. Businesses in town benefit from the influx of cowboys and visitors. declared. "You'll find I'm very opinionated," he confessed. He is still upset the city charged the board $400 for the water they used to wet down the arena and fairgrounds. He grieves at meeting "unbelievable opposition from the high school administration" {his words) when l~e started fundraising for the proposed Council High School Rodeo Club last year. "It's too bad that personal politics get in the way of success for "Sometimes the community," he said. t h e He still,hopes students businesses will get" tb' idarn'~from who gain the rodeo veterans: His most give advice to future rodeo the least," hecowboys is, "Don't l~t complained, anyone te|l you you He praised can't, just keep trying. the help Find someone to help from rodeo you and just don't give veterans like Paul up." Marvin, John Balderson Not only is rodeo Sr., Butch Snodgrass, exciting, but it teaches Ernie Bryson and firm values about Everett Harrington. He courage, perseverance also thanked Connie and cooperation. "If you Kesler, Butch and Dawn can train and get along Gibson, Mike Armisted, with a horse you can Jamie Gibleau, Rhonda get along with just about Getusky and her hard anyone," he said. working students, and Rodeo meetings the 4 to 20 volunteers start in April and will who showed up for be announced in the various work days. He newspaper. Anyone is hopes for more. appreciated who wants Jeff tries hard to to help out, even , if remember everyone they're inexperienced. who helps preserve the The rodeo grounds rodeo legacy. "I know I've remain available year forgotten someone," he round for other activities, confessed. "I hope they'll such as music festival forgive me, because camping, horse training, they all deserve our horse play days and the appreciation." Bikers' Rodeo. As he looked over the Jeff loves to hear rodeo trailer damage people's ideas about where a window had possible events and ways blown off from winter to utilize the grounds. winds, he thought aboutAn enthusiastic, can-do his mission. "This is acommunity can make community effort, and anything happen. the community has to support it or lose it," he Bear Facts by Tina Warner 258-4471 Karen Pack's daughter, Rene, from Mass. is in Cuprum with a friend from Oregon. Teresa, Karen's older daughter from Oregon, has returned home. Larry and Butch Cornell's sister, Loretta Taylor and husband, Jim, were in Cuprum for a weekend. They brought a roast and strawberry shortcake for lunch. Butch, Leila, Iva Cook, Kathy and Larry joined them, Jim and Wanda Couch, Dawn and Roger Robbins spent an evening with Kathy Hogan and Larry Cornell playing cards II I I I H SHELL FUEL GAS. 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