A crowd filled the Stables at Copper Ridge from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday to honor Erv Pauley on his 90th birthday. Pauley and his family own Denison Livestock Auction, and Erv continues as an active auctioneer. The celebration featured food and drink and a live band. Pauley thanked everyone for attending the party and for the business that people had brought to his livestock auction through the years.

At left, Fr. Paul Kelly, formerly with St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison, sings the song, “The Auctioneer,” while wearing Pauley’s cowboy hat. At the request of Pauley, Kelly also sang the Johnny Cash song, “Folsom Prison Blues.”

Above, Pauley’s grandson, Ridge Muhlbauer, played and sang a number of songs. Just left of Pauley is his wife, Thelma. Sunday was also the birthday of a son, John Pauley. Photos by Gordon Wolf

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