Welcome to the 99th Annual Wheeler County Fair & Rodeo!
Saddle Up For Fun
(Best Theme Contest $50.00 Prize won by Marsha Holly)
August 6 – 11, 2013 at the Wheeler County Fair Grounds
Download your copy of the 2013 Wheeler County Fair Premium Book here.
Meet Miss Wheeler County &
Meet Our Grand Marshalls
John and Carol Asher
My name is Courtney Lane MacInnes and I am a 2013 graduate of Wheeler High School. I was born and raised in Wheeler County and am extremely honored to be your Queen this year! Having parents that are non‐horse people, my dream of riding horses began with Debbie Stubblefield. When Debbie heard that I could not belong to 4‐H Horse Club without a horse she dropped one off at our house and leased her to me for $1.00! So began my dreams of riding.
Two years ago I purchased my Palomino, Jack. He has been absolutely beautiful in parades and has a gorgeous Grand Entry. He has kept me safe throughout the summer and is a great companion. Stop by and visit him in his stable at the Fair.
This Fall I will be attending Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. My major will be in Business Administration and Marketing. I have signed a letter of intent to run for their track program. I hope I can be as successful on the college level of sports as I was in High School. I am happy to be able to continue competing.
This summer I have been busy traveling throughout Oregon representing Wheeler County. It has been an amazing adventure that will not end with our Fair and Rodeo. I plan on attending several additional rodeos in August in hopes to gain interest in people for next year!
At this time I wish to thank my parents for their love and constant support, the Fair Board for this
opportunity, my family and friends for helping me when needed, and the residents of Wheeler
County for making it easy to brag about the people and our communities. See you at the Fair and Rodeo!
Hubert Johnathan Asher was born in Pendleton, Oregon on the 18th of October, 1937.Carol Ann (McGuire) Asher was born in Webster City, Iowa the 10th of February, 1941.
John and Carol were married in Goldendale, Washington on the 7th of December, 1956.
John has lived his entire life in Spray. He attended school here and began a career in logging for the Kinzua Corp upon graduating from Spray High School. He engaged in logging and ranching in the Spray area until he became the Rural Mail Carrier for Wheeler County, which he still continues to this day.
John enjoys horse racing, raising cattle, farming and hunting. He has served on many committees, including the Spray School Board and as a long time member of the Wheeler County Court. John has never stopped loving his life and friends in Wheeler County.
Carol moved to Kinzua in 1952. She attended high school in Fossil. She met and married John and began her career as a housewife and mother. Carol has had several jobs in her life, including working as a secretary for the Blue Mountain Telephone Corp, right here in Spray. Carol has also taught Sunday School at the local church and taught 4-H cooking for several years.
Carol enjoys horse racing, sewing, cooking and several crafts that she has become quite talented at.
John and Carol have two children: a daughter Anita Lynn (Asher) Cody and her spouse, Robert L. Cody, of Spray and son John Franklin (Frank) Asher and his spouse, Chun M. Asher, also of Spray. John and Carol have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.