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Andy Towle/Roundup - atowle@payson.com

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Mazie Taylor hangs on for dear life as this sheep decided to make a quick exit out a side opening, only to find that it had been blocked by a few enterprising adults.

Team ropers kicked up a lot of dust at the Payson Event Center during the Gracie Lee Haught Barrel Racing and Team Roping event Aug. 7-9.

The participants’ entry fees were split into the prize pot and the remaining funds went to the Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Foundation, which helps with the expenses families must manage when their children have a medical emergency. Many of the winning participants returned their prize money to the foundation.

APS volunteer clown Purdy Petunia (left) waits for excited kids to have their faces, arms, cheeks and foreheads painted, stamped and decorated in a variety of styles, images and fun decorations at the Gracie Lee Haught event.

Jesse James concentrates on his skills as a heeler as he and brother Clint James rope this steer.

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