Success & Service: Longtime stock contractor to be honored by the Oakdale Cowboy Museum

August 31, 2013 


Cotton Rosser, stock contractor for the Oakdale Rodeo. His business is called Flying U Rodeo Company & Rosser Rodeo Company.


Longtime stock contractor Cotton Rosser will be honored by the Oakdale Cowboy Museum during its 16th dinner and auction fund-raiser Sept. 21 in Oakdale.

Rosser, owner of the Flying U Rodeo Co., saw his own career as a rodeo cowboy end because of a ranch accident in the 1950s. But he bought the Flying U in 1956, forming a partnership with Oakdale rancher Dick Pascoe.

Rosser bought out Pascoe in 1960 and continues to run the company today.

He served on the original board of directors for the California Team Roping Association, which was formed in Oakdale in 1956. He also has been the stock contractor for the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo for more than 20 years.

The fund-raiser will be held at the Pioneer Equine Hospital, 11536 Cleveland Ave., north of Oakdale. Tickets are $75 for Cowboy Museum members and $85 for nonmembers. Call (209) 847-7049 for more information.

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Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Susan Siefkin is among three judges who will be inducted into the hall of fame of Humphreys College's Laurence Drivon School of Law on Sept. 7 at the school, 6650 Inglewood Ave., Stockton. Other inductees will be Judge Richard Guiliani of San Joaquin County and attorney David Wellenbrock of Lodi. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person, $110 per couple or $400 per table. Contact the school at (209) 235-2905 or email

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Modesto's Frank Aguilar was among those recognized by the Junior Giants program for outstanding efforts as youth league coaches.

Aguilar has coached in the Modesto Junior Giants league for three years, managing the sixth- to eighth-grade level. He has two children who play in the league.

He and other coaches received Willie Mac Awards, named for former Giants' great Willie McCovey. Awards went to coaches who exemplify the Junior Giants' four bases of character development — confidence, integrity, leadership and teamwork — and help instill those characteristics in their players.

The ceremony took place before the Giants-Pittsburgh Pirates game Aug. 25 at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

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