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Located in Caulfield, Missouri

Above Photo Courtesy Of: Chuck Ruckdeschell Hill Country Circle Project

Established 1972

Inside This Issue: Special Plans May 5th Meet a Contestant from American Idol on April 28th! Find Out about Cowboy Rick Board of Director Candidates for 2012 April Events Hosted by the Activities Committee


CLOUD 9 RANCH 417-284-7321 CLOUD9RANCH.COM Special points of interest: Ozark County Mutual Aid Fire Department “Spring Fling” Will Be Held on April 28th, 2012 Get easy access to Cloud 9 Ranch News and Events on-line Through Cloud Nine Ranch Outfitters Facebook Page!

Make Your Rental Reservations Now! Cabins Now have Direct TV! Wi-Fi Coming Soon!

Inside this issue:

Cowboy Rick

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C9R Conservation Land Improvement

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Birthday & Anniversary Party

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Activities Committee Dinner

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2012 Election BOD Candidates

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Ranch Events

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Facility Hours 6 Fish Stocking Schedule

The 9 Lines What’s happening at the Ranch? The Ozark County Mutual Aid Fire and Rescue Association will be hosting a fund raising event at Cloud 9 Ranch on April 28th. There will be lots of games for the kids, fire trucks, and great food. Everyone is invited out to this event. There will also be a guest appearance by Rachelle Lamb. Rachelle is from Mountain View, Missouri. She appeared on American Idol TV show. This is your chance to meet her and hear her sing for those in attendance at the fund raising event.

What You have been waiting for! Ranch Management and Staff are getting geared up for the 40 year celebration at Cloud 9 Ranch. This season is going to be one of the best in the history of C9R. You are not going to want to miss year! Kicking off this May…..Help Celebrate our 40th Birthday! On Saturday, May 5th Cloud 9 Ranch will be hosting a NO GUEST FEE WEEKEND! Ranch members are welcome to bring their guests to the Ranch at no charge for the weekend. Reservations for the cabins and the camper rentals will start filling up fast so get your reservation in soon! During the May 5th weekend, there will a Poker Run. This poker run is being hosted to help support the Cloud 9 Ranch Fire Department. Years ago the Fire Department held poker runs as their primary fund raising event. To help celebrate our 40th Birthday….we are doing it again. The poker run will be a blast from the past with some unexpected twists and turns that promise to make this weekend a ton of fun for the entire family. Hope to see you at the Ranch!


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April 5th, 2012

More Things for Kids of all Ages!

Cowboy Rick and Arkansas Bev Visit Cloud 9 Ranch Saturday, May 26th 2012

The Stagecoach Journey began in 1999 founded on a deep passion for the Old West. The Hamby family purchased the authentic 1858 Butterfield Stagecoach and began a year long restoration process on it. The Journey Stagecoach has a unique and significant past with its roots going back to 1858 when it was owned by The Butterfield Overland Company and was on the line in southern Arizona. Upon the Butterfield Overland Company going out of business in 1861, the Journey Stagecoach stayed in operation in Tucson, Arizona up until the turn of the century. In 1960, the stagecoach was brought out of retirement when purchased by the Herschend Family of Silver Dollar City, Branson and it became the coach for the Silver Dollar Stage Line. During its tenure at Silver Dollar City, it worked with such great acts as the Sons of the Pioneers, the Oak Ridge Boys, and others. Needing restoration it was again retired until 1999 when the Hamby’s purchased it. Wanting to put the stagecoach back into operation and with a noble cause, the Hamby family decided to make the first Butterfield Overland stage run since 1861, departing from Springfield, Missouri in March of 2001 and arriving in Tombstone, Arizona 63 days and 1400 miles later. As in the days of John Butterfield, one of our purposes was to deliver the mail as well. Delivering penpal letters from kids in the Midwest to kids around the country has become a passion and mission of the Journey Stagecoach and its crew. The Journey Stagecoach, pulled by its four magnificent bays, has now taken seven long distance trips and delivered thousands of penpal letters. Rick and Bev Hamby, known as Cowboy Rick and Arkansas Bev, host the Missouri Broadcasters Association award winning program "Just For Kids Radio Roundup". It is broadcast live from 9-10am Saturdays on 102.5 FM or www.kkdy.com. The interactive one hour program takes its listeners on a fun and exciting westward adventure through legend quest, map quest, trivia, and story time. Throughout the year, you can find Rick and Bev Hamby and the Journey Stagecoach presenting their elementary school program, "Plymouth Rock to the California Coast", or presenting a PowerPoint program on their many stagecoach adventures. You can contact Rick and Bev Hamby for your program or organization through www.kkdy.com. Information Courtesy of : www.stagecoachjourney.com/history.htm


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April 5th, 2012

May 19th Horseback Trail Ride Fund Raiser The Conservation Committee will be hosting a Horseback Trail Ride Fund Raising Event. The Wranglers will be guiding the event. Profits raised would go to plant Alfalfa Hay that would produce a food source for the deer and a revenue production for the Stables. Benefitting Cloud 9 Ranch and it’s members in the areas of Revenue through crop sales, food plots for the deer and land improvement for the entire ranch. 12 Ranch Members are being solicited for being actively involved with the fund raiser. Each member is given an envelope and asked to collect a $10 donation for the trail-ride from 10 other Ranch Members. This donation will be in the effort to “support conservation” while helping develop the agricultural resources of Cloud 9 Ranch. Estimated Proceeds: 12 Riders raising $100 each in donations equaling $1200

What Participants Can Expect:

Thank you for helping to support this fund raising event. You can expect that the money you raised for this event will be put to good use to benefit the entire ranch. T-Shirts have been donated to those who participate as a show of support for your efforts to make improvements to Cloud 9 Ranch. Also, lunch will be provided for those who participate.

Who will be guiding the trail ride?

The experienced wranglers at Cloud 9

Ranch will be guiding the horseback trail ride.

Where will the trail ride go?

The trail ride will cover selected trails on the Ranch property. The group will depart from the Ranch Stables and break for lunch at Lonnie’s Lookout.

How long will the trail ride take? From beginning to end the ride will take about 3 1/2 hours. This includes getting ready to depart, the ride, taking time for lunch and returning back to the stables.

What Time does the Ride Start? Riders must be ready to depart the stables at 11am.

Where Do Riders Meet? Riders will meet at 10:30AM at the Ranch Stables. Departure time is 11AM. Lunch will be served at Lonnie’s Look Out upon arrival of the riding group.

How do I participate? If you would like to be a part of this fundraising effort, please contact Stephanie Harrison at 417-284-7321. Ext 135 The horses we have available are limited to 12. Please call right away to confirm your role in helping the Stables and Conservation Committee in this effort to increase Ranch resource productivity.


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April 5th, 2012

April 21st– Time: TBA Location: Cloud 9 Ranch Patio Room May 19th-Time: TBA Location: Cloud 9 Ranch Patio Room June 16th-Time: TBA Annual Meeting Location: Big Top

It’s A PARTY! April 18th at 2PM Ranch Club House Monthly Celebration Birthday & Anniversary Party Cake and Ice Cream will be served by the Activities Committee Come and Join Us!

Deadline for eligibility to vote: April 27, 2012 (Account balances must not be over $50) Ballots will be mailed out/available on May 2, 2012. There are 5 candidates running for 3 board of director seats. The candidates are: Marie Pilkinton Rex Tackett Patrick Riley Kurt Wilbanks Mary Ann “Mag” Greig

FREE WI FI NOW AVAILABLE IN THE

Activities Committee Dinner .Friday, April 20th the Activities Committee will be hosting a “Spaghetti Dinner”. The dinner will be held in the Patio Room of the Ranch Club House. See you at 6PM!

C9R RESTAURANT Camp Ground Openings Lonesome Pines Campground Powder Mill Campground Hill Country Be advised some of the campsites are closed for maintenance upgrades * AVOID THE CLOSED PAD SITES *CLOSED PAD SITES ARE CLEARLY MARKED!

Friday, April 20th 6PM Club House Patio Room Adults $7 Kids $3 10 years and under


Family Camping and ATV Resort for All Season's

CLOUD 9 RANCH

PO Box 50 Caulfield, MO 65626 Phone: 417-284-7321 E-mail: ranchoutfitters@gmail.com

WWW.CLOUD9RANCH.COM

April 28th-Mutual Aid Fire Department “Spring Fling” TBA May 5th-No Guest Fee Weekend! May 19th-Fundraising Horseback Trail Ride 10:30AM May 26th-Cowboy Rick Round-Up 9AM May 26th 8PM Ranch Music Band “Disarray” Plays at the T-Top

No matter if you are visiting us for the first time or if you have been visiting us since 1972, we are glad that you are here. Our staff is working hard to meet and exceed all of your camping and ATV’ing expectations. Amenities List:

Gas Station

Stables

Youth Center

Family Pool

Caves

Adult Club House

Cabin/Camper Rentals

Hiking

Adult Swimming Pool Miles and Miles of Trails

Trading Post Camping

Fishing Hunting

Friendly Reminder!

Ranch Members: 2012 Season Kicks Off Please Remember That The Gate House is Required to check both your membership and ID as you arrive. For speedy check-in service, have your membership card and Photo ID ready as you arrive. YOU ARE required to present these items each time you enter onto Cloud 9 Ranch. Please do your part in making the check-in process hassle free. Fish Stocking 2012 Date April 5th April 26th May 10th May 24th June 14th June 28th July 12th July 26th Aug 16th Aug 30th

Pounds 600 250 600 600 600 600 250 300 600 600

New stocking date will be on Thursday to allow 3 day permits to be more effective.

New Signs installed on Highway 160

CHAPEL Sunday Services 10AM ACCOUNTING OFFICE Monday – Friday

8AM-4PM

TRADING POST Sunday-Thursday 8AM-4PM Friday –Saturday 8AM-7PM

GAS STATION Sunday– -Thursday 10AM-2PM Friday and Saturday 8AM-4PM RANCH STABLES Friday, Saturday & Sunday 3 Rides Daily 8AM 9:30AM and 11AM Monday & Thursday By Appointment Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesday RESTAURANT Monday-Thursday 7AM-2PM Friday-Saturday 7AM-7PM Sunday-7AM-2PM


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