JIm Shoulders Boulder Design

This Labor Day the Jim Shoulders Roundup Rodeo will be marking its 25th year of providing top rodeo entertainment in Henryetta.
That milestone is going to be marked with a special commemorative monument honoring Jim Shoulders.
At the Monday morning Henryetta Economic Development Authority meeting, David Dykes told the group the monument will, “be a win for Nichols Park as well as a win for tourism here.
The monument will be eight feet tall, ten feet long and 14 inches thick. It will be engraved with the Jim Shoulders brand as well as bearing a photo of the world champion cowboy.It will be placed at the entrance to the rodeo arena. A current sign there will be moved closer to the rodeo grounds.
Lighted flags will be placed on both sides of the monument.
Dykes said the project will cost $23,500 and was requesting some financial help from HEDA. “We have raised $6,000 through the chamber of commerce and private donations already,” he said.
The monument will be manufactured to look like a solid stone. It will be built by a Tulsa-based company and placed at the rodeo entrance by city crews.
Board member Bruce Jones made the motion for HEDA to add $10,000 toward the cost of the project. That motion was passed unanimously.
Board members also approved an #8,000 hotel market feasibility study. It will be conducted by Core Distinction Group in Arizona.
That study will look at the general market overview, area economics, and the demand for motel use in the area.
Public Works director Ron Casey said the sewer project on property west of town is currently waiting for easement negotiations with several property owners.