Paulina Rodeo Old-Timer
Each year the Paulina Rodeo Club selects an 'Old-Timer' who has
contributed to the Paulina Amateur Rodeo over the years! This great tradition first
started back in 1974 when the first 'Old-Timer' was selected, and it's has been a
fun part of the Paulina Amateur Rodeo ever since.
2012 Old-Timer Bob
2012 Bob Brittner
Bob was born in Coeur D’Alene, ID to Evie and Gene Brittner December 23, 1940. He also has two brothers, Ron and Steve.
Bob joined the Army in 1958 at the age of 18. He served three years in Germany, his rank Specialist, 4th class. He was discharged honorably from the army in 1962.
Shortly after leaving the army in 1962, Bob married Inge Kliber and went to work at Safeway as a meat cutter for 13 years. Bob could bone three cows in 57 minutes. Together, he and Inge raised three sons, Mike, Kurt and Kevin. Bob now has seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
In 1978, Bob and Inge fell in love with and bought the Paulina Store.
In 1984, Bob left Paulina for a few years due to divorce.
In 1985, Bob remarried to Linda Taylor. Bob and Linda moved to Yuma, AZ for a while where he worked in road construction crushing rock.
In 1993, Bob returned to Oregon where he took a job at American Pine. In 2003, he finally retired and took this opportunity to return home to Paulina and the neighbors he holds so dear. Bob has worked for Schnabele Ranches for ten years.
Bob has been a Paulina Rodeo Club member since 1978. He has made picnic tables, mowed the infield and been called upon to be
the ”latrine orderly”. Bob can be seen at every trap shoot, helping to keep books. He never says no if help is needed.
He is a valuable “unofficial” member of the Pau Mau Club due to his outstanding service. He is always helping haul water, build fires in the Community Hall and complete maintenance jobs.
In 2012, Bob was honored as the recipient of the 2012 Carl Weaver Outstanding Service Award. As you can well see, Bob is an important member of the Paulina Community.
He likes to fish. You can often find him with a cold beverage, playing pinochle with his friends Carl, Red and John.
All he has wanted since returning to Paulina is to give back to the community as much as he has received through the years.
- 1974 - Lyle Miller
- 1975 - Frank McCullough
- 1976 - Hugh Robertson
- 1977 - Bonham Kerrins
- 1978 - Leonard Hagbery
- 1979 - Archie Joslin
- 1980 - John Sharp
- 1981 - Cecil Campbell
- 1982 - Elvin Johnson
- 1983 - Don Brummer
- 1984 - Les Schnabele
- 1985 - Ole Weaver
- 1986 - Ned Severance
- 1987 - Don Fearrin
- 1988 - Phil Werner
- 1989 - Lawrence Bernard
- 1990 - The Bryant Family
- 1991 - Stub Evans
- 1992 - Veril Russell
- 1993 - Jack McCullough
- 1994 - Ronnie Raymond & Roy Hale
- 1995 - Bob McCullough
- 1996 - Pat Gage
- 1997 - Joe Herrin & Don McCullough
- 1998 - Buck Moser & Ralph Heitman
- 1999 - Andy & Archie Bernard & Lee Rhoden
- 2000 - Les Robertson
- 2001 - Don Evans
- 2002 - Jimmer Layton
- 2003 - Helen Schnabele
- 2004 - Eddie Lane
- 2005 - Vestal Kuhn
- 2006 - Don Clifford Cole
- 2007 - Dan Severance
- 2008 - Leo Williams
- 2009 - Carl Weaver
- 2010 - Rollin Baker
- 2011 - Bill McCormack
- 2012 - Bob Brittner
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