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Family affair: Stock contractor marks 27th year at Sikeston rodeo

Friday, August 7, 2009

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A cowboy competes in the saddle bronc riding event Thursday night at the 57th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo.
(Photo by Josh Mills, Staff)
Okla. family enjoys taking animals, work on the road

SIKESTON -- Of the 15 or so professional rodeos the Hall family supplies livestock for each year, Shelley Hall said it's the annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo that's their favorite.

"The committee is great. The town is great. Everybody (in the community) is involved with the rodeo. Everybody is behind it 100 percent. They're good to us and really nice hospitality. Really, the Jaycees are like a family," said Hall, whose father Dell Hall started Rafter H Rodeo Livestock Co. out of Tahlequah, Okla., about 45 years ago.

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