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Conclusion of the Great Salt Plains Stampede Rodeo was in the early hours of Sunday, Aug. 24.
Each night “Ole Glory” was presented and the National Anthem was sang. A cowboy’s prayer was prayed and it reads,
“Our gracious and heavenly Father, we pause in the midst of this festive occasion, mindful and thoughtful of the guidance that you have given us.
As cowboys, Lord, we don’t ask for any special favors, we ask only that you let us compete in this arena, as in life’s arena.
We don’t ask to never break a barrier, or to draw a round of steer that’s hard to throw, or a chute fighting horse, or a bull that is impossible to ride.
We only ask that you help us to compete as honest as the horses we ride and in a manner as clean and pure as the wind that blows across this great land of ours.
So when we do make that last ride that is inevitable for us all to make, to that place up there, where the grass is green and lush and stirrup high, and the water runs cool, clear, and deep -
You’ll tell us as we ride in -- that our entry fees have been paid.”
We, the Cherokee Messenger & Republican have all the resultys.
Rodeo jr. princess and princess were crowned on Friday night while the queen was crowned Saturday night. There was only one jr. princess, eight princess candidates and four queen candidates.
Great Salt Plains Stampede Rodeo Jr. Princess 2014 was Talyn Allison, of Cherokee.
Great Salt Plains Stampede Rodeo Princess 2014 was Macy Goodwin, of Cherokee.
Great Salt Plains Stampede Rodeo Queen 2014 was Sydney Wyatt, of Cherokee.
Each contestant received a rose from Cole’s Flowers, a tote filled with prizes from the Cherokee Roundup Club, a 5x7 picture from Karen Eckhardt Photography and a gift certificate to The Farmers Table. All monogramming was donated by Shelly’s Monogramming.
•Allison received a gift certificate from Way out West for early bird high ticket seller overall. She also received belt buckle donated by Dr. Jana Oister for high ticket seller overall with $1,800.