Month: May 24, 2015

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Claremore is ready for rodeo

CLAREMORE, Okla. – Cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country are preparing to converge on Claremore this week. The Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo – the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s 2014 Small Rodeo of the Year – will feature nearly 600 entries for the upcoming event, set for 7:45 p.m. Friday, May 22-Sunday, May[...]
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Harrison returns to Claremore rodeo

CLAREMORE, Okla. – Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo organizers aren’t settled on the past. Sure, being named the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s 2014 Small Rodeo of the Year is quite an honor; now it’s time to look ahead. “We didn’t want to rest on our past accomplishments, no matter how proud we are of them,”[...]
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Jacksonville ready for rodeo

JACKSONVILLE, Texas – Rodeo fans in this east Texas community of nearly 15,000 know they can expect world-class action every May. The Tops in Texas Rodeo is a showcase of the sport’s brightest stars, including the animal athletes from Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo. This year’s event is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14-Saturday,[...]
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Heaton is rodeo’s ambassador

CLAREMORE, Okla. – Growing up on the family farm just east of Alva, Okla., Lauren Heaton was raised around rodeo. Now she is the sport’s primary ambassador, the first Miss Rodeo Oklahoma ever crowned as Miss Rodeo America. She carries the torch for the Western lifestyle to events all across North America, including the Will[...]
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Important branding

When I developed Rodeo Media Relations, I had been covering the sport for the largest newspaper in Oklahoma. I had purchased a new SUV in 2002, and it quickly became my rodeo wagon. I drove many miles across the red dirt-lined highways to tell cowboy tales to the periodical’s readers. That vehicle became an identifiable[...]
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