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Cloud Nine Ranch, Inc.

October 27th, 2011

A Weekly Publication of Cloud 9 Ranch News & Events

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Inside this issue:

Member Appreciation Hog Roast Fall Activities Trunk 0r Treat Area Events


Clubs Committees




Above and Beyond 4

School House RRC Deer Hunting


Logging At C9R 6 Ranch Calendar


Facility Hours


Rule Up-Date November 11th Bottomless Chili Bowl Dinner Starts at 6:30pm

C9R Management and Staff would like to invite all Cloud 9 Ranch Members to join us for a casual evening of fun. The second annual member appreciation Hog Roast and Pot Luck Dinner will be held on Saturday, October 29th. Cloud 9 will be roasting the hog & Members are asked to bring their lawn chairs and a side dish. For the young ones and the young at heart there will be a hay ride that evening. Judges have volunteered their time to do a kids and adult costume contest as well. Great Prizes for the winners! The Activities Committee will supply Treat Bags for the kids! We hope that you and your family will attend the Member Appreciation Hog Roast. We hope you make plans to attend. Continued on page 3-4

Horseback Riding Schedule Daily Rides Available By Appointment Group Rates Call for Reservations

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Halloween Fun! Looking for a safe and fun place to take the kids to treat-or-treat???? Why not bring the kids to Cloud 9 Ranch? A group of Ranch Members will be getting together on Halloween Night to do a Trunk or Treat for Kids. The Trunk or Treat will be held at the West 160 Drive. If you would like to join up with these Ranch Members & help with the Trunk or Treat, then you can sign up at the Trading Post.

Cloud 9 Ranch Member Appreciation Hog Roast & Pot Luck October 29th, 2011 4 PM Ranch T-Top

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Haunted house

Member Appreciation Hog Roast & Pot Luck

Oct. 28th-31st

October 29th, 2011

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4 PM Ranch T-Top

Begins at 6:30pm

See You There!

Ends at 9:30PM Admission only $3

Help Keep the Ranch Clean!

Proceeds support Go to support the Bakersfield ffa

If you carry in then Please carry out! Please Ride Responsibly!

The Bakersfield Haunting Haunted House Located in

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Approximately 1/2 Mile


On County Road 585


Just off of Highway 101


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Haunting Begins at Dark For information: 417-284-7215

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Member Appreciation ~Continued

Above & Beyond

Countless hours are spent volunteering at Cloud 9 Ranch. Without the Ranch Volunteers Cloud 9 Ranch would have a hard time surviving. For every event hosted and every fundraiser given a long list of volunteers has set aside time, energy and money to make things happen at Cloud 9 Ranch. Special Thank You to all the Clubs and Committees that serve at Cloud 9 Ranch.

The 2012 Season has had its fair share of ups and downs. Throughout the year their have been several people who have went above and beyond with their volunteer efforts.

Cloud 9 Ranch Activities Committee Officers:

2011 Accomplishments

Rick Johnston-Chairman

Yearly Dish Network Service for the Chris Dantin-Co Chairman Club House. Deb Dantin-Secretary

$300 Donation for 1st Responders

Deb Johnston-Treasurer

$50 Gold Coins for Spring Carnival

Activities Committee host $700 Poker Run Prizes many different dinners Highway 160 Clean-up project throughout the year. They also do a great job with the ATV Poker Runs as well.

Cloud 9 Ranch School House Committee 2011 Accomplishments

Officers: Barb Lawson-Chairman Ed Horton-Co Chairman/Secretary Deb Johnston-Treasurer The School House Committee works very hard to preserve a piece of Cloud 9 Ranch history. Fund raising efforts have been done through two pancake breakfasts.

$300 Donated for 1st Responders Equipment. Installed Air Conditioning in School House. New Ceiling Fans for School House Provided School House Tours

Cloud 9 Ranch Conservation Committee Officers: Rex Harrison-Chairman Ron Murray-Co Chairman Sarah Amburgy-Secretary Tressa Texter-Treasurer Wendell Ward-Project Manager The Conservation Committee has done a great job brining in young members to work toward conservation efforts on the Ranch. Mud Bog Cooking, Fireworks Cooking, Foggy Fish Fry and Labor Day Duck Race were great events.

2011 Accomplishments Donated Bricks for the grill at Kids fishing pond on Spring Hill. Planted 14 acres of deer food plots. Assisted with fish purchases and free kids fishing days Purple Martin Houses Deer Feeders Stream improvement and clean up

Each Club and Committee was asked to nominate 2-3 people in which they felt had done outstanding service to Cloud 9 Ranch. At this time we would like to honor the following Cloud 9 Ranch Members for the Volunteer Work they have done. Barb Lawson-For service to the School House. Barb spend several hours this year dressed in “time period� fashion to teach children about the Cloud 9 School House. Doris Hutto-For service to Activities, Poker Runs, and other Ranch Events. Dale Hutto and Wendell Ward-For service to the Ranch providing tours. Chuck Ruckdeschell-For helping with concrete work at the Craft House. Deb Johnston-For helping with food service at the poker runs. Continued Page 4

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Member Appreciation ~Continued Cloud 9 Ranch Craft House Committee Marie Pilkington-Chairman Marvina Wyman-Co-Chairman Deb Dantin-Secretary

2011 Accomplishments Made concrete repairs to the Craft House.

Danita Crosby-Treasurer The Craft House provides many types of crafting classes for members during the summer. You never know what hidden treasures you will find when you stop in to shop at the craft house. Holiday weekend flea-markets and bake sales are hosted by the Craft House.

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Above & Beyond Danita Crosby-For working at the Conservation Committee Events. Larry & Deanna Armstrong and Kadye Ward –Helped tremendously with conservation projects . Kevin and Becky Willis– For helping with the planning of the 1st Mud Bog. Becky also was great service in the Spring Carnival and Easter Egg Hunt.

From Cloud 9 Outfitters Special Recognition to 2011 Accomplishments Chuck Ruckdeshell-Chairman those who made the “Mud Assisted with Concrete work at Bogs” a funny and successLyle Parker-Co-Chairman Craft House. ful Ranch Event. Both Lee Krout-Secretary from behind the scene and Repair of Picnic Tables damMary Lou Ruckdeshell-Treasurer the day of….. aged in the Spring Flood. Dave Gardner-Web Master Kevin & Becky Willis, Kadye ATV Trail Repair The Ranch Riders are a great & Wendell Ward, Larry & Completed Ranch Building supporter of Cloud 9 Ranch ATV Deanna Armstrong, Harry events such at the Poker Runs. Maintenance of Water Garden & Wanda Bonham, Bill & Current projects include a foot Connie Rousch, Frank bridge between Wilder I and Wilder II Campgrounds. Gauthier, Danita Crosby, Tressa Texter, Halsey Taylor, Karen Burgerman, Cloud 9 Ranch Cruisers Club Danita Crosby, 2011 Accomplishments Halsey Taylor-Chairman Deanna Armstrong-Treasurer Cindi Morrison-Secretary

Painted Picnic Tables is all the campgrounds.

Mag-For getting the Duck transportation.

Paid the labor for Wilder Fire David Logan-Providing American Flag ring construction Kadye Ward-Membership Director The Ranch Fire DepartRestored Swing Sets in the The Cruisers Club has done a great playgrounds ment and 1st Responders, job in completing projects that Thank you to all the volunDonated money to C9R for help with the operation of C9R. teers at Cloud 9 Ranch. the purchase of grounds They are also responsible for Member Volunteers do some great activities such as the keeping equipment. more than you can imagine Friday Night Trail Rides and Pot Luck Dinners. The host the Cain making Cloud 9 Ranch sino Night which takes about 24 hours of straight volunteerism an awesome place! the day of the event. Not to mention the collection of items needed for the event and of course the prizes. There has never been Wendell Ward-Project Manager

Cloud 9 Ranch Bingo Committee-Special recognition goes out to Judy Sweeten for the hard work and effort she does in keeping Bingo up and going. At this time, Bingo Committee information has not been submitted.

anyone so dear at the Cloud 9 Ranch Volunteer!

Archery League at Cloud 9 Ranch The Conservation Committee Bow Shooting League. The group meets Every Thursday Evening 417-372-2042 On Face Book RanchConservation League Starts 7PM In the Pavilion Game

Season Dates 09/15/2011 11/11/2011

Deer - Archery 11/23/2011 01/15/2012

Bottomless Chili Bowl Dinner

Deer - Firearms Antlerless Portion

11/23/2011 12/04/2011

Deer - Firearms Muzzleloader Portion

12/17/2011 12/27/2011


Deer - Firearms November Portion

11/12/2011 11/22/2011


Deer - Firearms Urban Portion

10/07/2011 10/10/2011

Deer - Firearms Youth Portion

Friday, November 11th 6:30PM-Ranch Restaurant

11/05/2011 11/06/2011 01/07/2012 01/08/2012

The C9R Conservation Committee will be hosting a Chili Dinner for the Ranch Deer Hunters. During the dinner, Missouri and Ranch Hunting Rules and Regulation will be discussed. Come out for dinner and show your Ranch support and get geared up for the most exciting mornings of the year….. Opening day of Riffle Season!

Ranch Rider News~ The Ranch Riders Club would like to remind all that are riding the trails in the wood to be careful, as you are sharing the woods with the hunters. Please Ride Responsible and Keep The Ranch and Trails Clean. For Ranch Rider Club items for sale please check with Deb Johnston or Debbie Davis in Lonesome.

School House News Flags Wanted A flag burning will be held Memorial weekend in 2012. The School House Committee is requesting donations of old American flags for this ceremony. No small flags please. These may be brought to the School House on Saturdays or Sundays from 2PM to 4PM. They may also be given to Ed Horton, Doris Hutto, Deb Dantin, or Deb Johnston. The School House is open Saturday and Sunday from 2PM –4PM for tours. Watch for the Open/Close sign on our main sign.

Wow! 40 years in business is a great accomplishment whether you are a small company or a multi-billion dollar corporation. Cloud 9 Ranch is getting close to that 40 year mark. Plans are being made now as to how we will be celebrating our first 40 years. Cloud 9 Ranch members who wish to share memorabilia, photos, stories and history are encouraged to do so. The 9 Lines is published 52 weeks a year. Our goal for the 9 Lines is to have fifty-two stories about Cloud 9 Ranch history and events, included in the 2012, 9 Lines publications. Your help will be needed to accomplish this goal. At the end of 2012 the stories that make the 9 Lines and possible some that don’t make the 9 Lines will be compiled into a special edition book. Please include with your story some information about yourself. Your name, and how long you have been a member of Cloud 9 will be included with your short story in the special edition book. Submit stories to

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Select Timber Logging In Progress at Cloud 9 Ranch The walnut logging operation has been in full swing all week on the Ranch. Cutting has been done with chain saw by one logger and the results of that work will be a great help to our Ranch forestation and finances. Select cutting is being done and Director Kadye Ward made a promise to the membership upon approval of the walnut logging that she would keep an eye on the process. She has been with the logging operation every day and is taking lots of pictures. Kadye reports that the logs are being left at tree lengths and buyers will be in to make bids as soon as the cutting is finished. Because of past horror stories on logging, a director, an employee and a member are with the loggers most every hour of the day. The picture below is of Frank Shores, Larry Armstrong and Harry Bonham at a logging site. All three men have given their stamp of approval on the work being done. There has been minimal evidence that the logging process is taking place and no damage to trails or roads. Pictures are taken before and after an area is cut. No tree lengths will be cut into log lengths and leave the Ranch until the Ranch receives a check from the buyer with the highest bid. This phase of the logging will be completed this week and a full report to the members will be in the 9 Lines next week. Stay tuned!!!

Carmen Mitchell -October 18th Michael Dupuich-October 19th Tommy Lazorchak-November 1st Hope Johnston-November 7th Angie McMinn=November 8th Happy, Happy Birthday! Hope Your Day is Great! Go Green! Get Your 9 Lines Through Facebook! Stay up-to-date All Year Long!

Available Now! The Trading Post and the Office now have Cloud 9 Ranch gift cards available. These make great gifts for Ranch Members. They can be used anywhere on the Ranch that accepts credit cards. The gift cards are reloadable and can be made for any amount you desire. Come get one for someone special today! Find us on Face Book ! Search: Cloud 9 Ranch Outfitters

RADA CUTLERY Get in on the Cutting Edge Rada knives Sponsored By:

RANCH CALENDAR NOVEMBER 2011 November 1st-9am Ranch wide clean-up. November 5th-7pm Ranch Riders On-Line meeting held at November 9th-10am Activity Meeting-Patio Room November 11th-6:30pm Bottomless Bowl Chili Dinner and Deer Hunting Meeting. Ranch Restaurant. November 16th-2pm Activities Birthday and Anniversary Party Ranch Club House November 19th-5:30pm Activities Committee Thanksgiving Dinner. Ranch Patio Room. Please bring side dish. For more information please contact Deb Johnston November 21st-7pm Activity Meeting Ranch Patio Room.

“Activities Committee� Knife sales will help support various activities provided at Cloud 9 Ranch. To see a Knife Catalog or to Place a Knife Order see Deb Dantin at Hill Country #72

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Campground News Foggy Campground has been closed early due to low water table. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused for you. November 1st, 2011: Wilder, and Melody Lane Campgrounds will be closed. November 30th, 2011: Powder Mill and Hill Country Campgrounds will be closed.

CHAPEL Sunday Services



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


Lonesome Pines Campground will remain open all year. Limited Rental Campers will be available in Lonesome Pines Campground after Powder Mill campground closes.


Saturday-8AM-6PM Sunday-Thursday 10AM-4PM

Ranch Stables Daily Rides Appointment Only Group Rates Available

Rule Changes: The Stream is restricted to fishing only from Wilder Springs to 25 yards above Fogey Tubes. No recreational wading, swimming, diving, or jumping off any portion of the stream bank allowed. Floaters and fishermen are asked to respect each others activities. All pads in Lonesome Pines will be restored to 30 day pads. Additional 60 day pads will be established in Fogey and Hill Country Annex. This will result in a net addition of (35) 60 day pads. All RV’s in campground must be occupied every night during the major holiday weekends. Beginning April 15th, 2012 *Unless written approval is given by RM, all members are required to move every 30 days or 60 days if camped on extended usage pad. $25 per day for each day an RV remains on pad beyond move date. Rules Committee

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Attention Campers If you have an emergency and need medical assistance call : 417-284-7321. State your location and give a brief description of emergency. In case of extreme weather, storm shelters are located in: *Youth Center (pets allowed) *Chapel basement (no pets) Severe Weather Information: Thunder Storm WarningSirens Sound 3 short blasts. Tornado WarningContinuous Running Sirens

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