Martha competed at the NBHA National Finals at Augusta, Georgia on October 27th through November 1st with her 4 year old mare, Tiny Sugar Charm. Martha and her mare got faster on each run that they made and ended up placing in the 1-D at the Finals! Look for Martha and Tiny Sugar Charm at the Oklahoma City Futurity on December 8th through the 13th and at the timed events at the Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo on January 16th through February 8th in 2009.
In Loving Memory of
SSG James Franklin Alford
Many of you remember Jamie Alford when we honored him at the Jr. World in 2004. He was a Josey student who we were very proud of – when he was 24; he got a fatal disease while in the Army and at age 30 passed away.
We wanted you to read how special he was, not only to us, but how dedicated he was to serving his country.
SSG James “Jamie” Franklin Alford, 30, of Karnack passed away on December 01, 2008 in Marshall. Funeral services were held at the Chapel of Downs Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Edwards, Rev. Jerry Jones and Rev. Judd Strawbridge officiating. Interment was in the Yates Cemetery with full military honors.
James “Jamie” Franklin Alford was born on November 02, 1978 in Paris, Texas to John and Gail Alford. He attended Karnack ISD and lettered in football and track. Jamie was a member of Karnack Baptist Church. He enjoyed being outside, riding his horse Apachie, running, being on the lake or just walking in the woods.
SSG James Alford entered the US Army on October 07, 1996. Upon completion of Basic, Infantry & Airborne Training at Ft. Benning, GA, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, NC where he completed Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Ft. Campbell, KY. He was deployed to numerous foreign countries including Oman, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, for Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan and received the Meritorious Service Medal for his peace time service along with the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and War on Terrorism Service Medal.
NBHA District Director, 2008 Member of the Year, & best friend to all barrel racers everywhere, Skeet Davis, qualified for the Senior Finals at the NBHA National Finals. He was injured during the short-go of the Finals but is recovering well.
Craig Cameron Extreme Cowgirl Race
Carla Garner will represent Priefert Mfg. and Josey Ranch at the Craig Cameron Extreme Cowgirl Race in Bluff Dale, Texas on October 22 - 23, 2008
Carla is the Clinic Coordinator and Barrel Racing Instructor for the Josey Ranch, in Marshall, Texas. Carla attended her first Josey Clinic in 1972 at the age of 5. She is the daughter of former Josey Instructor Johnny Miller, who passed away early in life at the age of 45 from Cancer, and the daughter of Sue Miller.
Carla has competing and won at many levels from amateur to pro in her barrel racing career. She has also competed in breakaway roping, pole bending and goat tying, and has several all-around titles to her credit
Carla at the age10, rode and competed
on Martha Josey's famous horse CeBe Reed.
Carla will be compete wearing pink, in remembrance of her dad Johnny and Joyce Barney, co-founder of the famous Josey Jr. World Championship Barrel Race for ages 20 and under.