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News and Notes from the Rodeo Trail, Sept. 8

by ProRodeo.com | Sep 08, 2014

 

The Chisholm Trail RAM Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo banquet set for Sept. 13 will honor bull rider Lane Frost, who was killed during the 1989 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, and raise funds for a local youth shelter. Frost’s mother, Elsie Frost, will speak at the banquet at 7 p.m. at the Simmons Center in Duncan, Okla. “We’re very excited to have Elsie speak at our banquet,” said Joe Henderson, Chairman of the Chisholm Trail RAM Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo Committee. “She has such a powerful message regarding faith and perseverance, and it’s something we all look forward to any time we get the chance.”

The Rodeo Historical Society has announced nine new members who will be inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Hall of Fame. The living inductees are Doug Brown, Bill Martinrelli, Dennis Reiners, Bob Robinson and Randy Bernard(Director’s choice), who are joined by three deceased cowboys: Ted Ashworth, Bob Cullison, and Marvin Holmes, and deceased cowgirl Frances Smith. In addition, eight-time World Champion Joe Beaver will receive the Ben Johnson Memorial Award and Sherry Cervi will receive the Tad Lucas Memorial Award.

Six-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo bull rider Wesley Silcox and wife, Jerika, welcomed their second child on Sept. 3. Their son, Ledgen, was 10 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Liz Kesler, a longtime PRCA secretary and wife of the late Reg Kesler, received an American Cowboy Culture Award from the The National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration in Lubbock, Texas, last weekend. The awards honor those who have contributed to cowboy culture and Western heritage. In addition to her work as a secretary and timer, Kesler also has been a force in rodeo philanthropy by helping to create the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Fashion Show in Las Vegas, which has raised a lot of money for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.

Longtime Erath (Texas) County resident and writer for the Empire-Tribune, Joyce Whitis, has been chosen to be the Grand Marshal for the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo parade. “I’m very honored to be selected,” Whitis said. “I was very pleased and surprised.” The rodeo takes place Sept. 26-28 at the Lone Star Arena.

Courtesy of PRCA