'Chief Rockyamo' takes up residence in Cusseta

By Richard Harris

August 17, 2022

 Buena Vista resident Rocky Wade has been a serious wood carver for around 40 years. During that time, he has created a ton of unique pieces and won a ton of awards.
  However, the longtime artist recently completed the tallest piece of his career - an 8-foot totem pole made of western cedar that features a variety of characters and is topped with an eagle whose wings are outstretched. It's an amazing work of art, but if it catches your fancy, don't get too excited, because he has no plans to repeat the feat.
  "I'm getting too old to wrestle with those big logs," said Wade, who will turn 81 this Friday, August 19.
  The creation of "Chief Rockamo" was a labor of love done for his son and daughter-in-law, Heath and Tami Wade. It now keeps watch over the firepit...

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