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The Cactus Women’s Professional Rodeo Association event will be held Thursday at Payson Event Center. The event is open to women of all ages, even if they don’t have a WPRA card.

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Cowboy Up Rim Country, it’s rodeo time

Riders explode from the chutes Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Payson Event Center

It’s time for Rim Country to Cowboy Up. The 2012 Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo, an annual celebration of the Rim’s Western heritage takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 17, 18 and 19 at the Payson Event Center on Highway 87, across from the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. The event Thursday night is the Cactus Women’s Professional Rodeo Association events — barrel racing, tie-down roping and team roping. Gates open at 5 p.m., with the contests starting at 7 p.m. Admission is one can of food or more for the food banks in the Rim Country.


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