The Sheridan County high school rodeo team will host its 2016 NFR Party Saturday at the Holiday Inn.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a Happy Hour and hors d’eouvres to accompany a silent auction, which includes a custom, made-to-order pair of chaps from three-time WNFR qualifier Joe Frost. Front will also participate as guest auctioneer at the event.
There will be a live auction beginning at 7 p.m., featuring a Calcutta of the top 15 NFR qualifiers in each event.
The top 15 NFR qualifiers will be randomly drawn into 15 team positions and auctioned as a Calcutta. Results of the NFR will be tracked throughout all 10 go-rounds — Dec. 1-10 — and 50 percent of the proceeds will be paid out to the top-three winning team owners.
“I’m thinking my cowboy hat will not be worn down there,” chuckled Poor, who along with his wife, Shelly, will be in Las Vegas this weekend as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo gets underway.
Dr. Poor, the owner of Eagle Physical Therapy in Fairfield, will be at the Thomas and Mack Arena because of one special cowboy.
“We absolutely will be rooting for Jessy Davis,” he said.
Davis, the seven-time NFR qualifier who moved to Power several years ago and now has a young family there, is among the bareback stars who will be competing as the $8.8 million event begins a 10-performance run Thursday night at the Thomas and Mack.
Davis, who missed out on the 2015 NFR by a few hundred dollars and was recovering from shoulder surgery when the 2016 pro rodeo season got underway, owes some of his resurgence to Poor.
The Indian Railways is in the process of creating a non-fare revenue (NFR) policy which will enable it to handle unsolicited revenue generating ideas and proposals from public and private entities, encouraging active participation from both sides.
Depending on the idea, an evaluation panel comprising three railway officials—one each from the finance, commercial and technical departments—will be formed.
“A lot of new proposals to increase the non-fare revenue are ideated by certain entities but whom do they go to if there is no established structure which will handle all these ideas? Hence, this NFR policy would act as a structural response and mechanism to deal with unanticipated revenue generating ideas,” said a senior railway executive, requesting anonymity.
Davis and his wife, Cassidy, and 10-month-old twin daughters Cru and Quincee, own a small cattle ranch near Power.
The plan at the NFR?
“The goal is to place in as many rounds as I can,” Davis said. “There’s a few scary horses, though. Hopefully I can get by them and get the rest rode, too.”
There are many Treasure State connections at this year’s NFR, which begins nightly at 8 and will be televised live on the CBS Sports Network.
Cut Bank roping star Dustin Bird is in the hunt for world titles in both the team roping (heading) and all-around, and Helena’s Ty Erickson enters the NFR leading the steer wrestling.
Wyoming’s JR Vezain, whose father is from Great Falls and who has many relatives in central Montana, is entered the bareback. And South Dakota’s Lisa Lockhart, who was born in Wolf Point and grew up in Circle, is making her 10th straight NFR trip in the barrel racing.