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True blue cowboy

By Brandon Evans | Published Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ranches and Rodeos

RANCHES AND RODEOS - Traditional cowboy Chester Stidham poses with his nephew and rodeo cowboy K.C. Castleberry. Last year, a horse and his nephew helped save Stidham's life after he suffered a stroke. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

The color blue symbolizes loyalty, commitment, honesty.

It’s the color of the wide Texas sky cowboy Chester Stidham, 69, has worked beneath his entire life. And it’s the color seen in the eyes of Flo, a seven-year-old mare that saved his life last year.

“I was in the pasture with her,” Stidham recalled. “It was a Wednesday.”

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One Response to “True blue cowboy”

  1. I have known this man for close to 30 years and a finer person you will not find. I used to run a boot repair shop in Springtown and Chester would stop by every morning just to say hello and drink a cup of coffee and visit. He always had a smile and a story to tell. At the time I had a 4 year old son who loved cowboys and he would sit there in awe listening to him, we never passed him in town and Matt would hollar out mom, there is Chester. He is a true role model for you younger generations of then and today. I am proud to call him a friend.

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