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104th edition of Alder Creek picnic and rodeo

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Photo by Jennie McGhan

Alder Creek Pioneer Picnic and Rodeo Queen Aymie Osborne throws candy to the rodeo fans during a break in rodeo action.

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The musical group Joyful Noise provides entertainment during opening ceremonies at the 104th annual Alder Creek Pioneer Picnic and Rodeo.

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Colin Read tries his hand at darts, which was among the games at this past weekend’s Alder Creek Pioneer Picnic and Rodeo at Cleveland Park.

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Mailie, Stephanie and Zack Turcotte of Quebec, Canada enjoy the historic carousel at the 104th annual Alder Creek Pioneer Picnic and Rodeo. The family took in the event as part of a road trip.

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Cooking burgers for the Alder Creek Pioneer Picnic and Rodeo crowds are Cory Wilson and John Jensen.

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The Sunsations Drill Team opens the rodeo with a series of horse riding maneuvers.

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An uncooperative cow gets the best of a few cowboys during the merchant cow milking competition.

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Brent Baggarley of Yakima lassos a calf during the tie down roping competition.

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Garrett Robinson of Heppner, Ore. ties a calf during the tie down roping competition at the 104th annual Alder Creek Pioneer Picnic and Rodeo.

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Anthony Bellingham of Vernonia rides Tombstone for 80 points in the bareback riding competition.

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Clint Watson of Yakima gets the best of this animal during the steer wrestling competition.

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Cody Tobin and Bret Maddox of Goldendale team up during the team roping competition. Tobin is the header and Maddox is the healer.

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Barrel racer Tate Bailey of Centerville maneuvers her horse around one of three barrels during the barrel racing competition.

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During the cow milking competition, Eric Hess of Mabton (right) teamed up with a mugger in an attempt to milk an unruly cow in less than 60 seconds.

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Eric Harris of Spanaway was one of many bull riders that were beaten by the beasts owned by Gold Buckle Rodeo Company.

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Attempting to hang on for a full eight seconds is bull rider Josh Whitman of La Grande, Ore.

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Celebrating the blue birds that make the Bickleton and Cleveland area home is one vendor who sold glass figurines at this past weekend’s Alder Creek Pioneer Picnic and Rodeo.

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