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Community Events Bring Rodeo Week Smiles
It was an all-volunteer hands on deck effort as Maryann Heath, Stephanie Cortes and DeeAnne Cortes were at the ready on Aug. 11, helping Steve Medlen, center, as well as the cowboys waiting tables for Cowgirl luncheon. Photo By Teresa Hammond

Wining and dining, royalty and watching the dust settle after hard competition; it was all a part of Rodeo Week 2021 in Oakdale. Though delayed until mid-August from its originally planned date in April, this year’s edition of the Oakdale Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo brought with it a number of associated events. Here are some photos from the festivities.

Miss Rodeo Oakdale, Karissa Rogers of Jamestown, finally received her proper coronation last Thursday night, Aug. 12. The reigning queen earned the title last year, yet the coronation was delayed due to the pandemic.
Never too young: five-year-old rodeo fan Stevie Mudd of Oakdale was a captive audience as the sun set over the bull riding competition at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds on Saturday night.