Addy Craig 1 Dec 1976 p16

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Addy Craig 1 Dec 1976 p16 - , Area YoutFlS Win /n Pa rod a Events Three...
, Area YoutFlS Win /n Pa rod a Events Three Florence area residents won all-around performer performer honors at the 46th Annual Annual Florence Junior Parada rodeo here last weekend. Jill Hopper, a 12-year-old Florence seventh grader was named all-around cowgirl in the 5 to 12 age group. Hopper is the daughter of Jerry and Melba Hopper, The youngster won every event she entered except .the goat tying. She took first in barrel racing, calf roping, team roping and combined with Mark Gomes Jr. for a first in ribbon roping. Hopper, one of only two girls entered in the 9- to 12- year-old steer riding, was the only performer to complete the eight-second ride. She was awarded first, second and third for her effort in the steer riding. Mark Barkley, 14-year-old son of Tom and Becky Barkley of Florence Heights, was named the all-around cowboy in the 13 to 15 age group. Barkley, who is a freshman at Florence High, placed first in team roping and combined with Brian Summerfield for a first in the ribbon roping competition. competition. Jerry Hopper Jr., Jill's brother, was named all- around cowboy in the 16 to 18 division. Hopper, like Barkley, placed placed first in junior-senior team roping and was a first-place winner in the ribbon roping along with Bill Foster of Florence. John White of Casa Grande was named all-around cowboy in the 5 to 12 age class and Misty Diwan, Casa Grande, was chosen all- around cowgirl in the 13- to 15- year-old division. Bobbie Fulbright won all-around cowgirl honors for the 16 to 18 age group. White took a second in the junior-senior team roping and tiiwan placed first in barrel racing. Fulbright was a winner winner in the barrel racing. Local performers also dominated among'individual money winners in the rodeo, performers led a sweep in the ribbon roping and were instrumental instrumental in a near-sweep of the team roping event. Vernon Vernon Lewis Jr. of Florence placed second behind Jerry Hopper in the 16 to 18 age division division of the team roping*. Other Florence winners included included Gary Smithson, a third place winner'in the 16 to 18 bareback bronc riding; Linda Borquez, 13 to 15 winner in the break-away roping; Tanya Heal, second place in the 5 to 12 barrel racing; Diane Wood, second in 13 to 15 barrel racing; racing; and Robin Pyeatt, 13 to 15 winner in the goat tying. In the bareback riding, Jimbo Jimbo Armstrong took first and Craig Addy was second ahead of Smithson in the 16 to 18 age group. Brian Summerfield and Jody Haynes were first and second, respectively in the 13 to 15 bull riding. In the 16 to 18 age group, Rick Knipe placed first, Tom Gillette was second, Doug Jones finished third andCraig Addy earned a fourth placeln bull riding. Carrie Harris of Eloy was the winner in the break-away roping for 16- to 18-year-olds and Carta Kinser won the 5 to 12 goat tying competition. Because of the success of this year's rodeo, Parada officials officials have said they will have an open show next year. The Florence junior rodeo severed ties with the Arizona Junior Rodeo Association just before the rodeo. "We'd like the home-town people to get more involved next year," said Sue Mabery, Parada spokesman. She added that Oscar and Vangie Padilla already have said they will donate a trophy saddle for next year's 5 to 12 all-around winner. Sheriff Reviews Continued from disciplinary action may be taken against the guard. "He (Tison) should never

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  1. Casa Grande Dispatch,
  2. 01 Dec 1976, Wed,
  3. Page 16

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