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A Weekly Publication August 25th, 2011 Mud Bog Held in Sherriff’s Hollow August 27th at 3PM Art Bentley Concert on the Patio of the Club House at 8PM Cruisers Club Hosts Luau Party along with Casino Night on September 3rd. The C9RCC will be hosting free kids fishing at Family Fishing pond on Spring Hill. September 3rd at 9AM The C9RCC will be sponsoring the Labor Day Duck Race at Foggy on September 4th at noon. You may purchase your ducks at the Mud Bog. You do not have to be present to win. The Ranch Riders will be hosing an evening Labor Day Poker Run on September 4th. Youth Centers silent auction begins at 9AM on September 2nd. These auction has bigger & better items than ever! Craft House will be holding a flea market at the T-Top over Labor Day

The 9 Lines Welcome to Cloud 9 Ranch Cloud 9 Ranch would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our members and guest that are spending time with us this weekend. We hope you to see you at this weekends events and look forward to visiting with you during your stay with us.

Mud Bog Information: The mud bog will begin at 3pm on Saturday, August 27th. The event will be held in Sherriff's Hollow. Participant registration begins at 2pm. There will be lots of food, and souvenir t-shirts available at the Mud Bog. More info on page 2.

Art Bentley How long has it been since you have been to a concert at the Ranch? Well, now is your chance to see the man who was voted by 417 magazine as the Best Local Solo Musician for the last 7 years! Art Bentley is now based out of Springfield, MO but was raised in the West Plains, MO area. Art has been playing music for crowds for just over a decade now. His music has a sound all its own. Though Art performs songs that you recognize from various artists, his talent really shines when you hear him perform his own songs. This mix of Country Music and Southern Rock is outstanding to say the least. Continued on page 3

Inside this issue: Duck Race 5 Ducks-20 Bucks


Ranch Rider News-Poker Run


Stable News


Luau Party & Casino Night


Mud Bog Info


Event Calendar


Facility Hours 10

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Rule Changes: Campground Closing Effective Immediately Schedule for 2011 (1) 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 steam bank allowed. Floaters and fishermen are asked to respect each other’s activities.

November 1st, 2011: Foggy, Wilder, and Melody Lane Campgrounds will be closed.

(2) ATV Crossings: Do not block any authorized ATV crossing in a manner that prevents ATV’s from proceeding across the waterway.

Lonesome Pines Campground will remain open all year.

Disclaimer: The above go into effect immediately by direction of the board of director and will be presented to the full membership for vote in 2012.

Sponsored By: Cloud 9 Ranch Conservation Committee

November 30th, 2011: Powder Mill and Hill Country Campgrounds will be closed.

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

Labor Day Weekend Duck Race

The Cloud 9 Ranch Conservation Committee will be holding a ―Duck Race‖ on September 4th. The ―Duck Race‖ will be held on Spring Creek. If you have never been to a ―Duck Race‖ then you have to see this! The Ducks will start from the Kids fishing hole and race to the Foggy Tubes. Want to get involved? You can purchase your ―Duck Race‖ Duck at the Trading Post, Gate House, Accounting Office, Conservation Committee Representative, and The Outfitters. You do not have to be present to win! Proceeds from the ―Duck Race‖ will go to help support the Cloud 9 Ranch Conservation Committee. The Conservation Committee is working hard to raise funds that will go toward the following Ranch projects: Free Kids Fishing Days Fish Stocking Deer Food Plots Deer Feeders Stream improvements and Clean up

$5 per Duck or 5 Ducks for $20

Labor Day Weekend! Sunday, September 4th Cloud 9 Ranch Conservation Committee ―Duck Race‖! Race Time: 12 Noon Start: Kids Fishing Hole Finish: Foggy Tubes

50/50 on proceeds $$$$ for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Race Ducks

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Art Bentley playing on the Club House Patio The new CD “Subject to Change” just released. This is the 3rd Nashville produced CD to his credit. “Subject to Change” is a ten song collection of Art Bentley at his finest. If you would like to hear a sample of the latest Art Bentley CD simply log on to Then click on the “Sound For Sale” page. Every song you will hear has been written and produced by Art Bentley. Art Bentley Concert on the Patio of the Club House at 8PM

Rockin The Ranch August 27th, 2011

Ranch Riders News— Labor Day Weekend Fun! POKER RUN UPDATE

Don’t forget, the Labor Day Poker Run is just around the corner. Sunday, September 4th We will be starting signup at 3:00 p.m. in the T-Top. Take off will be at 6:00 returning no later than 9:00.


RRC News! Don't forget, the Poker Run on Labor Day Weekend will be a NIGHT RIDE!

We would like to give a great big

THANK YOU To Tom Riley!!! Tom is the owner of R & R Equipment Company of Fort Scott Kansas and has donated yet another Gehl Skid Steer to the Ranch Riders Club for trail repair and other uses on the ranch. Thank you! The Ranch Riders Club will have a booth set up at the Mud Bog. We will have the new RRC’s color trail map that includes the “horses only” trails. We will also have shirts with the maps and raffle tickets.

We will be raffling the Bass Pro propane grill and checkered outdoor mat. 50/50 tickets will be available with the drawing held on Columbus Day weekend. Christmas is only 5 months away and a personalized license plate would make a very unique gift to that favorite guy or gal! See us at the Poker Run or check us out at for more info. Rental Reservations Reminder to Members and Guests In order to avoid Cancelation charges: Your reservation needs to be canceled or Changed 48 hours before your Arrival Date. Cancelation Charges: No Show reservations will be charged for the first night of the reservation.

What Does it mean to be a member of Cloud 9?

When you purchase a membership in Cloud 9 Ranch Club, Inc., you have access to a true gem of a family camping resort. However, camping is a small part of what a membership in Cloud 9 Ranch Club, Inc., really means. What most members don’t realize is they also become an owner with several thousand others of a multi-million dollar corporation. The original corporation was established in 1972 as a business developer’s dream. In 1998, the developer voluntarily turned the corporation over to its membership through a reorganization process. Cloud 9 Ranch Club, Inc. then became a member-owned, not-for-profit Missouri Corporation. Membership really means you jointly have ―ownership‖ of an undivided 1/6000th deeded interest in the property with other owners that is managed by the corporation. The corporation is run by Directors who are selected each year by a vote of the owners in an annual election. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to make corporate decisions based on the best interest of the corporation. The Board of Directors is responsible for hiring a qualified General Manager who, under corporate leadership and guidance, is responsible for staffing the facilities and maintain over 6,300 acres of pristine Ozark natural resources, as well as a full service resort designed for all ages to enjoy year-round. Ownership of a large corporation with a staff of over 80 employees during peak season is big business. We know of no other facility of its kind that offers what Cloud 9 Ranch Club, Inc. does for the price. Ordinary working families can no longer afford to take a week’s vacation like generations before us did. Last year memberships to the Ranch sold for $2,000.00. In April of 2011, the Board of Directors approved a very limited number of lifetime memberships for $500, a fraction of its worth. This reduced price is offered to generate increased revenues and at the same time offer an affordable vacation to young families who want to bring back camping and the love of the outdoors to their children. Being a not-for-profit corporation, revenues generated to run the campground are paid through an annual maintenance fee to maintain and improve the entire facility. In addition to maintenance and improvements, the corporation is responsible for paying all salaries, insurance, property taxes and operational expenses from these revenues. Remarkably, with all the costs involved in running a corporation the size of Cloud 9 Ranch Club, Inc., the current annual maintenance fee is slightly over $400, and it is pro-rated for new membership purchased for the number of months left in that year. Maintenance fees are billed in January of each year with quarterly payment option. As an owner in good standing, you have unlimited access to the Ranch property, facilities and amenities, most free to use and others having nominal charges. Your first 30 days is usage-free. After the 30 free-usage days, a small usage fee is charged to your account. Fees are set by the Board of Directors each year (2011 Usage Fee is $8.00 per day). Cloud 9 Ranch Club, Inc. is one of the largest employers in Ozark County, MO, with an operating budget of over $2,000,000. In today’s economy, the cost of operating any other business of its magnitude is much larger. Our Directors and management strive to continue to keep the operational costs affordable for all its members. It takes all of us doing our part. Come to the Ranch and enjoy it, but keep in mind that this is a business and as an owner, you are jointly responsible for its solvency and future existence.

Horseback Riding Adventure at Cloud 9 Ranch For the past several years Cloud 9 Ranch has offered a chance for you to experience an overnight trail ride. This invites the hearty adventurer to experience the Ozark Mountains from the back of a horse. Overnight package includes a 4-5 hour trail ride departing on Saturday, September 24th, a Cowboy cookout on Saturday evening, overnight campout at the Ranch stables, Cowboy breakfast on the morning of Sunday September 25th, followed by 4 hour trail ride on Sunday morning. You will be guided by truly experienced Ranch wranglers and range cooks. The adventure begins at 11:30am at the C9R stables. Cowboys and Cowgirls will be introduced to their faithful mount and the ride will begin through some of the most spectacular parts of the Ozarks. At around 5pm the group will return to the Ranch Stables where you will be able to pitch your tent. All weather tents will make your stay enjoyable no matter what Mother Nature decides to bring. The range cooks will prepare a Cowboy Cookout for the trail ride participants. The evening will include campfire stories, and perhaps a cowboy song or two. You are welcome to bring your singing voice and a guitar if you like. On Sunday morning you will start your day off with coffee (of course) and a Cowboy Breakfast that is to die for. After that it is back into the saddle for another four hour morning ride. This could be the best experience of your life‌..and certainly one you will never forget!

Name the Colt If you have not done so yet, take the time to stop by the Stables and visit the new foal. C9R needs your help in finding the perfect name for our newest edition. If you would like to submit a name for the foal you can do so at the Ranch Office. Each name submitted will be 50 cents. Proceeds for the name selection goes to the C9R Volunteer Fire Department and First Responder Programs. The name will be selected at the end of the summer.

Over Night Trail Ride Registration Form Name: ___________Member #_____ Address:______________________ Phone:_______________________ Booking Option#_______________ Amount Due:______________ Booking Option 1: Ranch provides horse with guided trail ride, dinner on Saturday, Breakfast on Sunday Only $100

Booking Option 2: Guided Trail ride and you provide your own horse, Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday Only $50 *50% deposit due at the time of booking with the full remaining balance due by 10am on September, 24th. *In case of cancellation, please note, to receive a refund - cancellation must be received by September 20th. * Complete This Form and Return to the Accounting Office as soon as possible.

Food/drink service begins at 5:00 p.m. Clubhouse Deck Bingo begins at 5:45 p.m. in Patio Room $13 to play all games—special Luau games Casino Opens 7:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse $10.00 Donation gets $500 Cruiser Cash. 3 ½ Hours of playing the games to build your $$$$Cruiser Cash$$$$ Prizes for the Cruiser Cash Auction are better than ever for both men and women. Bid on and take home camping necessities, as well as baskets of goodies, decorative items, gift-cards, and free certificates and tickets for all kinds of things. Smoking and non-smoking tables available for games like Blackjack, Hi-Lo, No Limit Texas Hold’em, Roulette, Craps, Money Wheel, Chuck-A-Luck, Horseracing and BINGO in the Patio Room. NEW!!! Bingo winners will also get to draw for Cruiser Cash. Even if you’re not a big ―gambler,‖ there’s plenty of ways to increase your Cruiser Cash. When you buy-in for $10, you will receive a ticket for a drawing of a LARGE AMOUNT OF CRUISER CASH to be given away just before the auction begins. There will be several MYSTERY DRAWINGS for Cruiser Cash all evening, a 50/50 Drawing held that night (winner gets real cash and will draw an amount of Cruiser Cash). There’s even a contest for BEST DEALER!!

Isle of the Ozarks Saturday September 3rd If you are one of the many Ranch Members who have been busy making plans for Labor Day Weekend, make sure to mark Saturday September 3rd on your calendar. The next ―Casino Night‖ is sure to be one you do not want to miss. Not only can you get in on Cruiser Cash you can also enjoy being on the ―Isle of the Ozarks‖. Watch as the Ranch Club House is transformed into a tropical Island Paradise complete with Casino and Luau Party.

We Hope to see you Saturday, September 3rd Special thanks to Member David Logan. David was kind enough to donate one of the flag poles so we would have the American Flag flying at the Mud Bog on August 27th. Also, special thanks to Danita Crosby. Danita will be singing the National Anthem before the start of mud bog.

Craft House News The Craft House is located just past Wilder Springs II on the left. Some people think that it is only for crafts and they really get a surprise when they come in and find out that is also has a Holiday Room, Book Room, New Item Room and a Flea Market Room. Men that know that the Craft House has a Flea Market Room like to go and roam through it to see if they can find anything for themselves. All members of Cloud 9 Ranch may sell items through the Craft House, just check with the Craft House to find out the procedures. We welcome sales from crafters. The Craft House still has tables available for the Labor Day Flea Market, just check at the Craft House if you would like to reserve a table. We will be having a bag sale starting Friday, September 2nd through the 4th. All that you can put into a bag from a selection of certain items will only be $2.00 each. The sale will continue September 6th through the 10th and the bags from the selection of certain items will only be $1 each. Marie Pilkinton, Craft House President.


Bring your chili, hot and ready to be judged. After judging at 11:30 A.M. at the TTop, the Chili Cook-Off entries become lunch for our employees on their special day of fun on the Ranch. Get out that favorite chili recipe and you just might win some $$$$!!! $10 entry fee— pay at the T-Top when you arrive on September 10h.

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.



Trading Post News Register To Win A Bud Light Ipod Speaker Tower Drawing at Casino Night!!!

Movie Snacks available at the Big Top!

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Showing this weekMr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Water Aerobics Family Pool Monday-Saturday 9:30AM-10AM Through Labor Day See You at the Big Top!!!

Thursday, August 25th Card Bingo 6:30PM 15 Games at 25 Cents per game

Friday, August 26th Conservation Committee Fish Feeding 7AM Spring Hill Pond

Saturday August 27th Mud Bog Sheriffs Hollow Registration 2PM Competition 3PM

Art Bentley 8PM Club House Patio

Sunday August 28th Chapel Service 10AM

Conservation Committee Fish Stocking TBA

Monday August 29th

Tuesday, August 30th ―Now Showing‖ Family Movie Night Big Top At Dusk Popcorn, Soda and other Snacks available at the pool snack shack! Bingo Adult Bingo in the Patio Room—6:30PM $13 to Play all Night Need 20 players to Play the Progressive Coverall in 59 numbers $50

Don’t Miss the Rodeo Action at 7PM Caulfield Rodeo Arena

Wednesday August 31st

Pokeno 6:30PM-9PM Patio Room Bring Pennies

Special Thanks to all Those responsible for Helping with the Mud Bog! While you are enjoying your time at the Mud Bog this weekend, be sure to thank all the volunteers who are helping make this day possible. Ms. Sally from the Youth Center will be selling Italian Beef sandwiches & lemon shakeups. Cruisers Club and Friends will be helping with registration and judging. They will also be selling deserts and other treats. Ms. Judy and Sherriff Bubba will be handling drinks for the Employee Appreciation Club. The Girl Scouts will be on staff selling hotdogs and burgers. The Ranch Riders will be available to take orders for customized ATV plates. The Conservation Committee will be on site with ―Ducks‖ to get you ready for Labor Day weekend. The Trading Post Booth will have a large selection of Mud Bog T-Shirts and other Cloud 9 Souvenirs available. The Rooster Radio Station will be doing the announcing for the event. Mega Motorsports has donated gift cards for the event.

HOURS OF OPERATION FACILITIES/AMENITIES YOUTH CENTER Open Friday 4PM-10PM Closed on Saturday August 27th Open Saturday –Sunday 9AM-2PM CHAPEL Sunday Services 10AM ACCOUNTING OFFICE Monday – Friday 8AM-4PM Closed on Saturday and Sunday TRADING POST Sunday - Thursday 8AM-8PM Friday & Saturday 8AM-10PM GAS STATION Open Everyday 8AM-8PM RESTAURANT Sunday-Thursday 7AM– 8PM Friday-Saturday 7AM– 10PM Now Serving Pizza & Ice Cream!

CLOUD 9 RESTAURANT IS SMOKE-FREE SWIMMING POOL ACTIVITIES Monday-Saturday Water Aerobics At Family Pool 9:30AM-10AM Swimming Pool Hours Sunday-Thursday 10:30AM-10PM Friday-Saturday 10:30AM-10:30PM CRAFT HOUSE Tuesday-Saturday 1PM-4PM Enjoy Your Stay At Cloud 9 Ranch & VISIT THE FACILITIES AND AMENITIES OFTEN Available at Cloud 9 Trading Post Get Yours Today!

CD Written and Performed by Art Bentley

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