Vale 4th of July grand marshals’ roots here run deep

Children wave at the 2018 4th of July parade in Vale (File photo).

VALE – Nothing makes Rick and Sheryl Johnson happier than living life in the country.

Rick grew up on his family’s farm and ranch south of Vale.

He got his first horse when he was 9 and has been a cowboy ever since.

His three greatest interests in life have always been sports, horses, and cattle.

Sheryl grew up on a Vale farm and spent most of her childhood in the outdoors riding horses, fishing and milking cows.

In many ways, she shares the same interests as her husband.

The Johnsons will be the grand marshals of the Vale 4th of July Rodeo after being selected by the rodeo board. Brian Wolfe, Malheur County Sheriff and . . .