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Members of the Rafter Spade team, top photo, pursue their quarry as they work in the trailer loading portion of Saturday competition to celebrate the Day of the Cowboy at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds. The foursome took first place overall in the women’s division. At side, Bobbie Telles of Farmington, who served as rodeo announcer for the day, checks the final figures before the $3,700 in total prize money and buckles were presented. In the open division, Team 34 ½ Cattle Co. took home top honors and Top Hand (overall points leader) was Jessica Cardon from Team ½ N ½.

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