“I get to drive our new Mahindra XTV first.”
That was the heated argument among winner mom Army Lt. Col. Candy Smith’s three sons even before she officially received “her” new all-terrain vehicle at Heinen Repair Service, Valley Falls. Continue reading →
Christmas is in the air all around, and no more than at Burlingame, Kansas.
“The Chamber of Commerce and all of the community have gone all out for our 26th annual Burlingame Country Christmas celebration titled the North Pole Fantasy,” according to Mark Hecht, Burlingame businessman and Chamber of Commerce official. Continue reading →
Truly, he’s the unsung hero of ranch rodeo.
Temperatures were hovering at 32 degrees with bawling cows standing in three inches of recent rain, now with a thin layer of ice on top, as the “real champion” reflected about the biggest “headline story” that hasn’t made the newspapers until now. Continue reading →
“Santa Claus is coming to town.”
That was the announcement a couple of weeks ago, and then twice in recent days.
The day arrived, Friday after Thanksgiving, there was light snow skiff when we chored, seemingly appropriate, but freezing moisture in the air made us wonder if he’d really come. Continue reading →
Whether superstitious or not, 13 was “the lucky trip” for the Lonesome Pine Ranch this time.
“This is what we’ve been shooting for all of these years, and it finally came together,” exclaimed Bud Higgs as he was driving “the team” back to his Flint Hills headquarters at Cedar Point. Continue reading →
Kansas cowboys are “The Best” in the world.
That’s been a tongue-in-cheek, out-in-the-pasture jiving among those tough-as-cowhide professionals on horseback working cattle since trail drives from the south a century and a half ago. Continue reading →
“Caution please, slow moving vehicle.”
That thought has gone through our mind dozens of times in the past four days as big semi-trucks with long high-sided trailers passed us as we’ve been driving Marvelous Mae with the big wheeled single seated cart to town. Continue reading →
It’ll be a celebration “proudly saluting those who serve.”
“As a dealer for Mahindra tractors and equipment, Heinen Repair Service is especially pleased to host a Military Appreciation salute Saturday, Nov. 21, and present a new Mahindra XTV to the winner of the Mahindra’s Tribute To The Brave Giveaway,” announced Chantel Heinen at the family business south of Valley Falls on Highway 4. Continue reading →
“Healing spirits. Changing Futures. Refreshing Lives.”
Those are the highlighted objectives, but “helping horses and helping people” is actually what it’s all about.
“Changing Leads Equine Rescue finds and rescues horses that have been abused, neglected, abandoned or are unwanted,” explained Elizabeth Hill at Woodson Hill Equestrian Center in Kansas City. Continue reading →