ProRodeo Sports News - April 5, 2019



JAMES (JIM) EDWARD DAVIS James (Jim) Edward Davis, who was involved with the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo Association for

years, passed away March 7. He was 75. Davis was born in Chico, Calif., Sept. 20, 1943, to JT “Mickey” and

Donna Davis. He grew up in Chico in the fast lane (with cars) and graduated fromChico Senior High School in 1961. He married and had two children, Kenny in 1964, and Kimberley in 1967. His passions in his early days were racing what he called “hardtops” at the Silver Dollar Speedway and hunting. Davis was a salesman most of his life and eventually settled in the Redding area where he worked for Grand Auto, Valley Tire and his own business, JimDavis Tire andWheel. He was an avid horseman with a love for the Western ways. In 1993, he married Shawna Bourque-Davis, and they built their home (Moondance Ranch) between Millville and Oak Run. Davis is survived by his beloved wife, Shawna; mother, Donna; brother, Mike (Denny) Davis; aunt Leila Beck; son, Kenny (Heather) Davis; daughter, Kimberley (Bill) Valena; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Donations can be made through Tri-Counties Bank in Palo Cedro to the JimDavis Memorial High School Rodeo Scholarship Fund. Davis

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Preston Preece posted an 87.5-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s After All to win the Liberty NTL Xtreme Bulls in Lawton, Okla., which ran March 29-30. Preece won $4,879. Chute Work


Arkansas, N. Dakota pass National Day of the Cowboy bills On March 28, Arkansas became the 13th state to pass the National Day of the Cowboy bill. Arkansas volunteers Jennifer Michaels and Marshall Mitchell worked with Rep. Clint Penzo for more than two years to get it done. On April 1, North Dakota became the 14th state to pass the National Day of the Cowboy bill into law (SCR 4003). Officials acknowledged Rick Thompson of the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame for enlisting the support of Sen. Rich Wardner, who lined up co-sponsors for the bill. Reno Rodeo Association donates to JCCF At the monthly membership dinner on March 22, the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo Association presented a check to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund for $9,071.03. The association raised the money thanks to the Reno Rodeo Bowling Tournament held Jan. 19. This is the second year the association has held the fundraiser. The Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund (JCCF) was created by the Justin Boot Company in partnership with the PRCA and the WPRA to lend a helping hand to professional rodeo athletes and their families in the event of serious injuries resulting from professional rodeo activities and fills the void of financial hardship when the inevitable serious injury interferes with the careers of those who have dedicated their lives to the sport.


QUAY JOSH MOORE A girl, born March 27 to PRCA tie-down roper Timber Moore and his wife, Valery, of Ponder, Texas.


Quay weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches long. Quay was welcomed home by older sister, Vaughn.

ProRodeo Sports News 4/5/2019


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