Buffalo Chip Saloon Jun 29th

Paula Saletnik, Phoenix Arizona’s own World Champion Lady Six Gun Spinner , Bull Whip Artist and All-Around Wild West Performer, Who, for over 12 years entertained Tens of Thousands of Guests at the World Famous Rawhide Theme Park in Scottsdale, performed for Hundreds of Corporate Events & Fund Raisers, along with Daily Guest’s at the World Famous Ponderosa Ranch {Home of TV’s Bonanza}...Now Needs Our HELP!...

Paula Saletnik, aka “Pistol Packin’ Paula”, was recently involved in an automobile accident, from which she sustained very serious bodily injury. During the evening of Thursday, January 10, Paula struck a deer while driving on a county highway near her home in Boerne, Texas. As she swerved to miss the animal, her truck rolled countless times and was thrown from the vehicle through the driver side window. When she regained consciousness, she was lying in the nearby grass, with the wheels upturned on her vehicle. As she realized she needed to call for help, her cellular phone was missing from it’s holder. Unable to move, she was encouraged when Pepper, her beloved dog, ran nearly a mile to a nearby farmhouse to get help. It was at this exact time that Paula’s landlord called her. Fortunately, she was able to reach the cell phone located near her knee, truly a Godsend... An ambulance arrived on the scene shortly thereafter, and she was transported to a nearby “Flight for Life” location. She was then airlifted by helicopter to the University Hospital in San Antonio, TX.

Paula’s diagnosed injuries included a broken sternum and pelvis {both sides, front & back}, cracked ribs and fractures to three vertebrae. A surgical procedure was performed on Tuesday, January 15, with several permanent pins implanted. Her Doctors expect a full recovery, however, this will take several months or years of therapy and determination. Paula’s tough Cowgirl Spirit is intact and she WILL twirl her guns and ride her horse again! After her hospital stay, Paula has left the hospital and is staying with friends for the next several months, who will assist her in her therapy and recovery.

Dr Buck Montgomery, of Dr Buck Productions {Producer of the Annual Wild Western Festival in Phoenix AZ}, A Personal Friend of Over 15 Years & a Fellow Entertainer has Contributed to & Created a Trust Fund for Paula, {Donations can be made at Any “Bank of America” Branch, to the “ THE PAULA SALETNIK MEDICAL FUND”}

BENEFIT TO BE HELD FOR PAULA! To Help Paula with her Medical & Recovery Expenses. A Benefit on Sunday, June 29th, 2008, from 2pm to 6pm, will be Hosted by Barbara & Larry Wendt at their Historic Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse, located at: 6811 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, Arizona 85331. This Family Oriented “WILD WEST SUNDAY FEST!”, features World Class “Best of the West” Entertainers, Live Music, Games, Activities, Raffles, great Silent & Live Auction Items & Much More!

Donation Admission is $10 for Adults, $5 for Kids under 13 and Includes the B.B.Q. Buffet, One Raffle Ticket and One Free daily admission Ticket to Dr Buck’s Big “Wild Western Festival” in September! SPECIAL! $30 V.I.P. Donation Includes the B.B.Q Buffet, One Free Drink Ticket, Two Raffle Tickets, One 3-day V.I.P. Pass to Dr Buck’s Big “Wild Western Festival”, Assorted Merchant Coupons & an Autographed Pistol Packin’ Paula Photo! Cash, Check or Money Order Contributions can be made to Any Bank of America Branch, just ask for the “ THE PAULA SALETNIK MEDICAL FUND. If you’d like to contribute an item, or items for the Auction, contact Tammy Youngs at: or call: {480} 703-6702 {All Contributions are 100% Tax Deductible} FOR FURTHER FUND RAISER MEDIA INFORMATION & DONATION DETAILS CONTACT Tammy Youngs at : {480} 703-6702 email: ...{Donations & General Fund Raiser Info.} Dr Buck at: {623} 521-3856 email: ...{Media Contact & Info.} Paula Saletnik, “PISTOL PACKIN’ PAULA”, has entertained Arizona audiences for Decades, now it’s time for us to show our support and gratitude by Helping Arizona’s #1 Wild West Cowgirl Entertainer, “GET BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN!” DR BUCK PRODUCTIONS  P.O. Box 7123, Goodyear, AZ 85338FAX: 623 882-9428 i 623 444-7121



April 19th, 2008

  A great time was had by all who attended this wonderful event with the best cowboy music, auction and food. It was wonderful to see Paula on her feet healing up and even doing a little bit of gun spinning! She's well on the road to recovery and promises to see everyone in the fall at the Wild Western Festival.   

Pistol Packin' Paula Benefit
Story & Pictures

Volunteers at the Benefit include: L to R, BACK ROW: Dominic "The Captain" Bova, Andrew "Sourdoh" Moore, "Poke"McDonald, Richard Millbrandt, Terry Weckesser, Tony "Snake" Iacobelli, R.H. "Gabby" Doudell, DR Buck Montgomery, John "The Duke" Anderson, Nick, Bob Scully,Ron, Ray Miller,CENTER (3):Joanne "Rodeo Jo" Doudell,Bob "Arizona Duuude" Roloff,Paula "Pistol Packin’ Paula" Saletnik KNEELING:Ed "Sheriff Killburn" Farnsworth,Howard Teets,John "Hawkins" Hockley,Sandi "Alibi" Comenzind (Not Pictured)Tammy "Trouble Shooter" Youngs,Jeff "Roadrunner" Frost, Bonnie Wyke,Charlie LeSuer,Doug "Noah Chance" Threadway,"Light’n Rick" & Jamie Wyckoff, Tom Hiatt, Stevie "Big Guy" Darnell Photo by LeeAnn Sharpe




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