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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta n RICK ERVIN photos rair jlair Pincher Creek Fair Days events ranged from a beer garden to rodeo action. The pictures shows the standing-room only crowd at the rodeo grounds and the fortunes of one cowboy Craft displays at the community centre included weaving by Jim Tweedie of Twin Butte, at top right, and a big attraction was a chil- dren's pet show. Weather sparks fair at Pincher Creek MURDOCH MACLEOD Herald Staff Writer PINCHER CREEK (Staff) Warm August weather and well-organized exhibits brought the crowds out on the weekend for the annual Pincher Creek fair and rodeo. It seemed each of the residents of this foothills town 60 miles west of Lethbridge must be either at the fair or heading there. Cars were parked on the street a couple of blocks from the community centre, and traffic in the business district threatened to tie up some intersections on Main Street. It was hard to find a parking spot at either end of town. The large number of entries in the fair days horse show forced its extension to two days, with activities ending Saturday instead of Friday. Entrants competed in 21 classes including primary horsemanship for children under 10. and a Jack Benny special event, in which all competitors had to over 39 years of age. About people lined the streets to morning's parade, featuring costumed riders, decorated cars and bicycles and brightly colored floats. Prizes were given out in nearly 40 categories. Exhibits at the community centre included commercial displays for farm products and services, displays of agricultural products, craft and hobby displays and a pet show for children under 12. Agricultural exhibits included several attractive arrangements of native grasses mounted on boards with their names printed beside them. There were also sheaves of crops, including spring wheat, fall wheat and oats. Products of home gardening on display included vegetables of all descriptions and preserves, including home made wine and beer. There was a flower show, and a wide range of craft exhibits. Crafts varied from usual to unusual hobbies. Dogs who weren't being judged got to know the others who were waiting, and a couple of feisty kittens seemed to be more interested in romping than being judged. The Lcthbtidgc Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, August 19, 1974 Pages 13-24 BPOE, Lethbridge floats amass parade trophies Judges named the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks display the best non-commercial float in the Pincher Creek Fair Days parade Saturday. The City of Lethbridge's salute to the RCMP was declared the best organization float. Other winning exhibitiors were: best out-of- town commercial United Grain Growers: best local commercial the Bunny Bar: best comic float St. Vincent's Hospital nurses; best decorated car Foothills Auto Service. Best all-around clown Patti Petrone; oldest car under own power Bill Elliott: practical cowboy in working clothes Ross practical cowgirl in working clothes Judy Robinson. Best glamour horse John Campbell: best novelty outfits Debbie Zieffle and Terry Sorge: oldest couple on a horse or in a buggy the Allan Hammonds: best team and buggy the Eugene Becker family: best pony chariot Eric Becker. Best cowboy aged 13 to 16 Doug McClain: best cowgirl aged 13 to 16 Barbara McRae; best cowboy 12 and under Wesley Fraser: best cowgirl 12 and under Haley Hlady. Children on Shetland ponies Allan Zieffle and Pam Tourond: best-dressed Indian in Native costume Reg Crowshoe: best dressed Indian woman Rosemary Crowshoe; best-dressed Indian under 12 Mervin Crowshoe. Best Indian float the Napi Friendship Centre: best- decorated bicycle Kurt Johnson; girl's bicycle. ('h c r y i Damager: best-decorated pet Rosemary Haliiday. best boy's novelty costume Milch Bonertx. Rest girl's novely costume A la nil Bonertz: best- dressed boy Ricky Ryan; best comic boy Brent Bailer: best comic girl Barbie Turcotte: best- decorated on wheels: the Keehn family. Pincher show honor pinched by Rayburn-owned pinscher PINCHER CREEK (Staff) A Doberman Pinscher owned by Rayburn Kennels captured the honors as both grand champion dog and champion pup at Pincher Creek Fair Days on the weekend. The reserve champion was a Yorkshire terrier owned by Don Rae. The fair also featured a show of pets owned by children younger than 12. Owners of winning animals were: best kept house cat Lynn Johnson, first place. Murray Laatsch. second and Lisa Laatsch. third. Mostly highly-colored cat Danny Johnston, Lynn Johnson and Marilyn Leskovsky. Best pet kftten exhibited by a pre-schooler Denise Raczka, Jeniffer Raczka and Johnson. Best Siamese cat Murray Laatsch: best trick dog 'David Dyer; best groomed dog Charlene Price. Darlene Price and Susan Laatsch. Best pet dog or pup Wayne Jeske. Charlene Price, David Dyer. Best pet dog or pup exhibited by a pre-schooler Wayne Jeske. Darlene Price, Clint Lyons. Best dressed pet Yvonne Pearce. Louise Wagenaar. Most unusual pet a tie between Louise Wagenaar and Dannv Johnson. Horse show entries pinch PINCHER CREEK (Staff) A large number of entries forced the extension of the Pincher Creek Fair Days horse show to two days, show secretary Nona Bonertz told The Herald. Instead of winding up Friday, the events continued Saturday for another half day. Horses and riders placing in the competition were: junior showmanship Tonasaha ridden by Joan Pavan, King's Caper ridden by Laurie Stevens and Cherokee ridden by Kristi McCaugherty. Junior English equitation Solar Stardust ridden by Marilyn Hudson. Cherokee ridden by Kristi McCaugherty and Isle Moon ridden by Wendy Nugent. Junior western pleasure Tango ridden by Johnny Mcneill. Tonasaha ridden by Joan Pavan and Isle Moon ridden by Wendy Nugent. Junior pony class "A" (rider under 13 years and pony under 13 hands) Ginger ridden by Susan Oczkowski, Princess ridden by Dallas Fraser and Pixie ridden by Tina Fischbuck. Junior pony class "B" (pony 13 hands to 14.2 hands) No Joke ridden by Laurie Stevens, Tonosaha ridden by Joan Pavan and Sunny ridden by Susanne Clarkson. Junior barrel races Princess ridden by Dallas Fraser, Tex's Bay Lad ridden by Kristie McCaugherty and Eagle ridden by Wesley Fraser. Junior pole bending Tex's Bay Lad ridden by Kristie McCaugherty, Lolita ridden by Freddy Bolen and Esther ridden by Rosemarie Oczkowski. Junior reining pattern Fly Bye ridden by Clay Peters. Tex's Bay Lad ridden by Kristie McCaugherty and Patches ridden by Billi RObinson. Primary western horsemanship (riders 10 and under from the Pincher Creek Municipal District) Pebbles ridden by Susan Oczkowski. Joe ridden by Shane Westrup and Patches ridden by Travis Westrup. Junior western riding pattern Tex's Bay Lad ridden by Kristi McCaugherty. Patches ridden by Billi Robinson and Joe Joe ridden by Laurel Lang. Junior jumping Maariah ridden by Kristi McCaugherty: Lundbreck Ranger ridden by Joan Pavan and Tex's Bay Lad ridden by Kristi McCaugherty. Intermediate jumping Chico Patches ridden by Tom Byam. Mr. Red ridden by Wendy Nugent and Huelly's Miss ridden by Joanne Crook. Gambler's choice jumping Mr. Red ridden by Wendy Nugent. Houdini ridden by Roxanne Degenstein and Charlie Brown ridden by Brian Ball, Open high jump 8 Ball ridden by Shirley Yuill. Red ridden by Karen Jarvie and Houdini ridden by Roxanne Degenstein. English pleasure Red ridden by Karen Jarvie, Isle Moon ridden by Wendy Nugent and Charlie Brown ridden by Brian Ball. Jack Benny special (riders over 39 years) R. 0. Dunn ridden by Walter Hysop, Sioux's Black Pepper ridden by Hugh McKenna and King Dandy Patches ridden by George Brown. Men's western pleasure Sioux's Black Pepper ridden by Hugh McKenna. R. O Dunn ridden by Walter Hysop and King Dandy Patches ridden by George Brown. Ladies' western pleasure Mr. Red ridden by Wendy Nugent. Easy Choice ridden by .Norma Hutton and Bobby ridden by Julie Swanson. Open reining pattern Black Jack ridden by Ed Peters. Coco Tivio ridden by Larry Gray and Snake ridden by Walter Oczkowski. Open trail Painted Chief ridden by Kathy Bourassa, King Dandy Patches ridden by George Brown and Coco Tivio ridden by Larry Gray. Senior ladies' barrel race Tagajet ridden by Julie Swanson. Sioux's Black Pepper ridden by Maxine McKenna and Gumby ridden bv Debbie Schaffer. ;