A summer’s work filled with weekend horse shows for enthusiastic horseback riders of all ages has been recognized.
“Nobody wants to work anymore.” Every day, we hear somebody make that statement. The unemployment figures announced regularly always indicate many people don’t have work. Yet, help wanted advertising is everywhere. Some claim they’re overqualified, or they’re underqualified. Others are too old, or too young, and excuses go on and on.
Ranch rodeo teams have been extended a special invitation to participate in the Thomas K. Reed Memorial Ranch Rodeo at Council Grove Saturday afternoon, Oct. 25. “In memory of Thomas K. Reed, a young rancher and enthusiastic ranch rodeo competitor who lost his life in a horse related ranching accident, we are again coordinating the […]
Dusty was a cowboy. There are others who called him a ‘legendary character,’ ‘story teller,’ ‘Western artist,’ ‘a typical horse trader,’ ‘just a cowboy,’ ‘ornery,’ ‘rebel,’ ‘colorful,’ ‘just picturesque’ and many more, not always probably the most complimentary, monikers.
“Our heroes have always been cowboys.” It’s been repeated many times in conversation, song and heartfelt comment. Ever since we can remember, our greatest admiration has been of cowboys, and desire to be one. Definitions of cowboy sadly are very widespread these days. Still, a real cowboy wears a hat and boots, and rides a […]
Inducted Into Kansas Cowboy Hall Of Fame: The Alexander Brothers Champion Cowboys In The Flint Hills And Every Rodeo Arena
Biggest smiles and best ropers are the way everybody thinks of the Alexander brothers at Council Grove. Actually, it’s probably a flip whether big brother Bob or little brother Wayne are first reflected for never missing with their lariat or always knowing whoever they meet with a giant grin and congenial conversation soon leading to […]
“Gee. Come on, get along Minnie. Haw. Get around, Molly.” There was almost a sing in the demand and certainly spryness as Ralph Anderson with beard, flopping straw hat and bibbed overalls provided verbal accompaniment to driving lines as maneuvering his near-four-ton draft horse team. “Back now. Easy. Watch it Minnie. You know better than […]
Recipients of tokens as 2014 inductees into the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame at Boot Hill Museum, Inc., in Dodge City posed following presentation ceremonies Saturday night.
“Ears, feet and tail.” That means a major price dock for a weanling calf going through the auction ring. Whenever an auctioneer announces any of the three words when the entry gate opens, it’s certain starting price will be reduced. However, if two or three of the words are stated, the initial bid could be even […]