It was a sad time, yet a beautiful day for the fourth annual Thomas K. Reed Memorial Ranch Rodeo recently at Council Grove.
Thomas K. Reed of Allen passed away from a ranch horse accident in the spring of 2009, and each fall since then, a ranch rodeo has been hosted in his memory. Continue reading →
So sad, yet somehow appropriate timeliness as the phone in our pocket vibrated.
Just 10 minutes until rodeo time, but we recognized the voice, and intuition revealed reason for the call. Continue reading →
Anything to do with horses was close to her heart.
So, where does one start in remembering the most-dedicated, best-known and truly-talented horsewomen?
Obviously in the beginning, as Arletta Flory’s earliest recollections of growing up during the depression related to horses. And, she had close affiliation with horses and all horse people for the rest of her life. Continue reading →
“Don’t wait until the last minute to do things.”
That’s sound advice we’ve heard jillions of times. Despite the best intentions, it often just doesn’t work that way.
Consequently, we’re working right up to when a project is due. Even then sometimes, the task is not done, and we must go with whatever we have. Continue reading →
Whatever work there is on the ranch, this cowboy can get it done.
Proof came when Grady Gibb of Strong City was honored as “All-Around Cowboy” at the Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo in Medicine Lodge.
“It’s really a big deal to me. There were lots of good cowboys there from all over the country,” Gibb admitted humbly in his cowboy-way. Continue reading →
It’s a habit for the Arndt & Bailey Ranches team.
The cowboy foursome of Ryan Arndt, Emporia; Wes Bailey, Cottonwood Falls; Josh Lilley, Manhattan; and Glen Collinge, Hamilton, again collected first place honors at the recent 2012 Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo in Medicine Lodge. Continue reading →
An explosion is set for Baldwin City.
However, it’ll be in a good sense of the word as the Douglas County community’s population swells, seemingly almost like there’s been a detonation.
“We anticipate attendance of nearly 40,000 people for this year’s Maple Leaf Festival,” clarified Sharon Vesecky of the event’s publicity committee. Continue reading →