March 28, 2012 | LXXI, No. 52

Pros to put on free bull riding clinic

World champion bull rider Shane Proctor, along with some of his rodeo friends, will hold the “Shane Proctor Bull & Steer Riding School” at the Nespelem Rodeo Grounds, April 3 and 4.

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce has commissioned this sign by local graphic artist Richard Button honoring world champ Shane Proctor, who designates Grand Coulee as his hometown in competitions.

The event opens both days at 9 a.m.

Proctor and a handful of his friends from the pro circuit, held a similar event last year with dozens of young “cowboys” showing up to receive instruction and encouragement from the pros.

Proctor is a 2003 graduate of Lake Roosevelt High School and excelled in a number of sports during his high school career. He is the 2011 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world champion bull rider.

Tuesday night, April 3, community members are invited to a special Potluck Appreciation Dinner at the Nespelem Community Center.

People are asked to bring their favorite food dish and cameras and join in to welcome and thank the professional cowboys for taking time out of their schedules to help local youth.

The pros emphasize keeping a proper attitude, using proper equipment, practicing safety and developing riding skills.

The Nespelem Junior Rodeo Association will provide the meats, silverware and plates.

Those seeking additional information may contact Sindy, 634-4395; Dorothy, 634-4928; or Kathy Proctor, 633-2480.

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