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14B Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter / Jackpot roping Saturday, June 30 - Tuesday, July 3, 10 a.m. Free seating, Taylorsville Rodeo Grounds. Gem and Mineral Show, museum open Monday, July 2 - Wednesday, July 4, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m Indian Valley Museum. Free admission. Cowboy dance Music by The Billies Tuesday, July 3, 8 p.m. - midnight at the Grange Hall, $15. Cowboy breakfast Wednesday, July 4, 7 - 11 a.m Indian Valley Museum, $8. Fourth of July Parade Wednesday, July 4, 10 a.m. on Main Street, Taylorsville. Entry is free. Kids' dummy roping Wednesday, July 4, noon at the Tay- lorsville Rodeo Grounds. Entry free with rodeo admission. Stree @ Road gton Road .!iii!iii!~ A - Grange Hall B - Parade Central C- Rodeo Grounds Silver Buckle Rodeo Wednesday, July 4, I p.m Taylorsville Rodeo Grounds, Shaded seating $13, general admission $7, children 12 and under $3. HOMETOWN PRq UD: Excellent Wine Selection Bakery & Deli Ice, Fresh Produce Fresh Meat BBQ & Picnic Favorites Open Mon. through Sat 7:30am-9pm Sunday 8am-9pm 530'284-7313 Highway 89, Greenville In Beautiful Indian Valley John Smith, of Mountain Maidu and Pit River her- itage, was born in April 1 1921 at Englemine. His par- ents were Seymour and Louise Smith He attended primary grades at the Supe- rior and Lincoln schools, then went to Greenville High School where he ran track and played in the band. While he attended high school he worked on a ranch and milked 25 cows in the morning before class- es. At night, he wotdd ride a saddle horse to watch the show in town. Smith has numerous sto- ries abouthis life in Indian Valley. In his youth he fished, hunted and trapped. Later he felled timber and worked at the lumber yard. Then he turned to ranching, which became his lifetime work. Smith did a stint in the ArmY as a paratrooper and gliderman in World War II. He helped start building the rodeo grounds in Tay- lorsville, and he spent sev- eral years and countless hours helping his children and the others in Indian Valley with 4-H. He and his wife Gladys raised six children and have many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In 2003, Smith lost his beloved wife after 58 years of marriage. A year later he married his second wife, Vernadine, a Nevada Native American. The two managed to spend several years dividing their time between the old Cres- cent Mills ranch with grandson Monte Smith and wife Lisa and their two chil- dren, Farris and Corte, and their Nevada home. The last few months the majority of their time has been spent in Nevada, where they are closer to medical services. "You can take a man out of Indian Valley, but that is where his heart remains," Smith said. Hot Rod Custom Car Friday Sat. 21 5pm till dark , Hwy 89, Greenville 284-7312 Home of Richard Papenhausen "2011 Western AIIstar Champion" Tri-Tip BBQ 50/50 Drawing And more! All proceeds benefit the Indian Valley Fire Dept. t