John S. Payne, twelve time Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) “Specialty Act of the Year”, and CJD’s Specialty Act in 2009, is returning to Joseph for the 68th Annual Chief Joseph Days.

The notorious One Arm Bandit, was born to a rancher in the oil rich town of Shidler, Oklahoma on April 19, 1953.

Ranch life with four brothers taught John to “Get out of the way or get run over”.  John believes “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” and “If there is a will, there is a way”.


His occupations have included: Rancher, Saloon Owner, Gambler, Wild Cattle catcher, and Professional Rodeo Entertainer!

Click here to visit his website.