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FSCC Spring College Rodeo is this weekend

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The 29th Annual Fort Scott Community College Spring College Rodeo will take place this weekend at Arnold Arena on the FSCC campus. The rodeo will feature bareback riding, calf roping, breakaway roping, saddle-bronc riding, steer wrestling, goat tying, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. The rodeo will feature athletes from 25 two-year and four-year colleges and universities in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Northwestern Missouri. Both the men's and women's teams compete in 10 rodeos hosted in the Central Plains Region each year. This is the only time FSCC's team appears at home.

The FSCC Rodeo Team is packed with talent this year. Currently the men's team is ranked second in the Central Plains Region and the women's team is ranked 12th Individuals have performed well and are ranked high in the Central Plains Region. Some of Fort Scott's best performers this season have been Chad Ray Braden, currently ranked first in the region in saddle bronc riding; Matt Roy Croom, ranked third in bareback riding; Kyle Allen Seals and Heath Ryan Phelps, ranked first and second, respectively, in bull riding.

The Spring Rodeo will span three days. Friday's action begins at 7:30 p.m.. There are two sessions Saturday beginning at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday's final rounds begin at 1 p.m. Admission prices are $8 for adults, $5 for FSCC students with ID, $3 for children ages 6-12 with no charge for and children age 5 and under.

For more information contact Chad Cross or Jeff Sawyer at (620) 223-2700, ext. 702.

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Oh No!

-- Posted by KansasFirefighter on Wed, Mar 10, 2010, at 12:26 PM

Go support some local talent! I know there is a couple Fort Scott kids that are on the rodeo team.

-- Posted by outta this county on Wed, Mar 10, 2010, at 3:07 PM

As Gil Favor use to say, and Frankie Lane sung: Head 'em up! Move 'em out! Keep them doggies rolling, rawhide!!!!!!!!!! Through rain, wind and weather; keep the herd together.......

-- Posted by WhatSay? on Wed, Mar 10, 2010, at 6:40 PM

as Bruce from Family Guy says "OHHHH NOOO!"

-- Posted by KansasFirefighter on Wed, Mar 10, 2010, at 8:46 PM

I have wondered why the rodeo participants don't park on the College grounds. It seems like they would be much closer to the arena. Does someone have an answer?

-- Posted by FtScott-It'sgreat on Thu, Mar 11, 2010, at 1:07 PM

Here is an example of where the college brings money to Fort Scott, and by the way, it is something to do.

-- Posted by save our history on Thu, Mar 11, 2010, at 2:23 PM

yeah and i am not a country folk and i think rodeo is the most boring thing in the world, i never liked and i am sure a lot of people feel the sameway. oh and yeah i am not sure what is worse, the little money this rodeo brings in or the money the tax payers spend to clean up the mess these cowboys leave when the rodeo is over. Oh yeah and i am sure your saying to, that everyone in Fort Scott likes the rodeo and goes to it. And yeah Not everyone loves the rodeo as much as you do.

-- Posted by KansasFirefighter on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 9:53 AM

Actually I am not a rodeo fan so to say "Not everyone loves the rodeo as much as you do." is spurious. I don't wear a cowboy hat, and I have seen a part of one rodeo, and have been on a horse only a hand full of times. So as far as the rodeo goes and my personal interest in it, I am indifferent to attending. However I do know that the people who attend as competitors and attendees spend thousands of dollars here on hotels, money goes to local taxes, food etc. Do you have data that shows it is "little money"? The chamber has finance reports that show the contrary. As for something to do I recall you saying you have kids. Well boring or not, sometimes people do things because it interests the kids, not the adult. I have seen more than one episode of "Blues Clues" and I did not watch it for my enjoyment. Well the rodeo is something smaller kids usually like to do because they like animals, like horses. Kids like action, animals and racing. I took my kids to see the barrel racing and they had fun and it was something local to do. Since we do not own horses, and the dog is too small to ride they enjoyed it. Take your kids, how do you know they will not enjoy the racing, and seeing the horses "in action". And if you go, it does not mean you are a rodeo fan, just like when you take your kids to the zoo does not make you a zookeeper.

-- Posted by save our history on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 12:13 PM

Following up on kansasfirefighter's comments both here and on other posts about "nothing to do" in Fort Scott...it sounds like there are lots of things to do that you mentioned...The Jubilee, but you don't like Country music, the Liberty, but you don't like that type of music, the Rodeo, but you think it's boring. Perhaps it's not a matter of a lack of things to do, but that you are too picky! Our family has fun doing every day things here in Fort Scott, and appreciate it for it's family living. Yes, it has it's fair share of problems, but instead of looking at the problems, concentrate on all the good! Mostly, I think you need to learn to enjoy the small things in life..spending time with those you love, going to the park, and finishing off the night with an ice cream cone from McDonald's! Americans are worse than children needing entertained all the time...grow up, and appreciate the little things that life has to offer...otherwise, it will too soon pass you by!

-- Posted by Fort Scott Mama on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 2:54 PM

Bravo!! Could not agree more. There are also people in Pittsburg, Joplin, and KC who get bored so it is actually the problem of the person. I notice that adults can entertain themselves, and kids get bored easily. You make a good point "Fort Scott Mama". There is not a lack of things to do here, it is just people have to be constantly entertained and catered to. Guess you can't keep everybody happy.

-- Posted by save our history on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 7:41 PM

yeah but all the things you just mentioned. Only appeal to people for 45 and older. i dont know many younger people my age who enjoy..the jubilee..or the liberty theater. some of the older people just cant get that.

-- Posted by KansasFirefighter on Sat, Mar 13, 2010, at 3:09 PM

Kansasfirefighter you seem to be such a miserable individual who has nothing better to do then complain. Negative & miserable people seem to do that a lot. I know you stated your kids enjoyed going to the rodeo but did you enjoy taking them? And when you did take them, were you having fun with them or making negative remarks the whole time you were there? Sometimes its not about what you are doing, where you are or even what your age is but its about the people who you are doing things with and loving every moment you have with them. It is a major plus if you have a good imagination and think of things to do on your own instead of depending on others to come up with ideas for entertainment for you. I have lived in the big cities, in California and gone to Fort Worth & Dallas, Texas and guess what...if I didn't think of things to do at home...such as pizza & movie night at home or go to the park to fly a kite or go fishing or take the boat out on the lake...to spend family time talking or reading a book. Although we do try to go to the events in our small town and they might not mean a lot to some miserable boring person like yourself but we love spending time with one another and there is nothing more precious then see life through a childs eyes...it tends to bring the kid out in me. There one last alternative kansasfirefighter...you could move some where else in hopes you may find happiness since you don't have it here in Fort Scott but then again happiness comes from within...so I wish luck. As for me and my family...CHEERS TO YOU FORT SCOTT AND WE'LL SEE YOU ALL AT THE RODEO!!!Those rodeo participates work so hard to have the atletic ability to do what they do...so for all their sweat, tears of agony and true accomplishments I tip my hat to you...COWBOYS & COWGIRLS!!!

-- Posted by BigCitySue on Sat, Mar 13, 2010, at 4:12 PM

Im younger than 45, and I don't have grey hair either. I just know how to appriciate things other than rock concerts, rollercoasters, and Chuck E Cheese. By the way I might even go to the college this afternoon to hear the USAF ensemble. You know, one of those activites here that people say we don't have. Kids would enjoy it to.

-- Posted by save our history on Sun, Mar 14, 2010, at 12:37 PM

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