Home on the Range Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match Program Book

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★ All Around Level Corporate Sponsor ★


Home On The Range thanks the following major contributors to the 2015 59th Annual Champions Ride Match Rodeo

★ Gold Buckle Level Corporate Sponsor ★

2015 Champions Ride Corporate Sponsors Champions

All Around (Over $5,000)


Blue Beacon International MBI Energy Services Inc.

4 Bears Casino Benz Oil Company Dakota Community Bank Edward Schwartz Construction J.E. Dunn RDO Equipment Runnings S.M. Fencing & Energy Tvedt Trucking Wyoming Casing

Gold Buckle ($3500-$4999)

Martin Construction

Silver Spur ($2500-$3499)

First State Bank Charging Eagle Enterprises, LLC K & R Roustabout Nuverra Environmental Solutions Rocky Mountain Oilfield Service TransCanada Pipelines, Inc

Rookie ($400-$999) Taylor Bang Cattle Sales Bank of the West Bell State Bank & Trust Medora Boot & Western Wear Mitchell’s Oilfield Service

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For more information contact: 16351 I 94 Sentinel Butte, ND 58654 Phone: 701-872-3745 Fax: 701-872-3748 www.hotrnd.com

Martin Construction, Inc. 2367 W. Villard St. Dickinson, ND 58601 Mailing address: PO Box 17 • Gladstone, ND 58630 Phone: 701-483-DIRT (3478) Fax: 701-483-3479

All American Travel............................ 27 Amber Waves....................................... 29 American Bank Center....................... 27 Bank of The West........inside front cover Beach Co-op Grain Co......................... 58 Beach Medical Clinic.......................... 46 Beach Pharmacy................................. 27 Beach Vet Clinic.................................. 39 Begger’s Diamond V Ranch................ 59 Bell State Bank and Trust.................. 18 ............................. inside front cover Bennett Houglum Agency................... 55 Benz Oil Company.............................. 63 ..............................inside front cover Berger Electric.................................... 22 Blue Beacon International................. 63 ..............................inside front cover Boesflug Trailers................................. 60 Boots Bar & Grill................................ 22 Bosch Lumber Co................................ 50 Bowman Auction Market.................... 27 Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch & Trail Head................................ 22 Burch Rodeo Company....................... 35 CC’s Family Cafe................................. 20 CHS Nutrition..................................... 49 Chamley Financial.............................. 22 Charging Eagle Enterprises,LLC....... 63 ..............................inside front cover City of Beach......................................... 8 Consolidated Communications........... 37 Corner Market.....................................11 Custom Cutting...................................11 Dakota Community Bank................ 3,63 ..............................inside front cover Dakota Sports........................................ 4 Dickinson State University................ 22 Double J Repair................................... 22 Eagles.................................................. 54 Edward Schwartz Construction......... 63 ..............................inside front cover Eido Connect....................................... 47 Eyewear Concepts............................... 14 4-Bears Casino & Lodge................ 15,63 ..............................inside front cover

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Farm Credit Services.......................... 40 Farmer’s Union/Cenex........................ 40 First State Bank............................ 24, 63 ............................. inside front cover G Bar G Bronc Saddles....................... 31 Glendive Medical Center.................... 27 Goldenwest Electric Coop............. 22, 37 Great Plains Clinic.............................. 26 Heart River Ranch.............................. 28 High Plains Vet Clinic, Inc................. 12 Howe & Howe...................................... 49 Iron Works........................................... 58 J Bar J Rodeo Co................................. 35 J.E. Dunn............................................. 63 ..............................inside front cover Jandt & Sons Plumbing & Heating... 55 Just-In Glass......................................... 8 K&R Roustabout................................. 63 ..............................inside front cover King’s Saddlery................................... 17 Knight Well Repair Service................ 45 Kolling and Kolling, Inc...................... 16 Kovash Furniture................................ 27 Lassle Ranch....................................... 59 Legend Auto Body............................... 10 Logo Magic........................................... 22 Mackoff Kellogg................................... 36 Markwed Excavation, Inc................... 56 Martin Construction........................... 63 ...... inside front & inside back cover Martin’s Welding & Refrigeration, Inc..................... 45 MBI Energy Service............................ 63 ................. inside front & back cover Medora Boot & Western Wear ..............................inside front cover Midwest Doors..................................... 41 Miske Angus Ranch........................... 57 Mitchell’s Oilfield Service, Inc ..............................inside front cover M’Lord M’Lady.................................... 27 Nelson Livestock................................. 59 ND Cowboy Hall of Fame................... 55 ND Rodeo Association......................... 27 Northern Improvement....................... 31

Nuverra Environmental Services...... 63 ..............................inside front cover Open A Angus...................................... 28 Orwig’s OLS Tubs................................ 48 Outlaw Buckers................................... 35 Parkway Ford........................................ 6 Planning Team.................................... 47 Professional Printing.......................... 53 Pump Systems..................................... 40 Rainbow Club...................................... 22 RDO Equipment.............................. 7, 63 ..............................inside front cover Rocky Mountain Oilfield Service........ 63 ..............................inside front cover Rohan’s Hardware............................... 27 Roughrider Septic............................... 19 Runnings............................................. 63 ..............................inside front cover Ryan Aakre Construction LLC........... 36 S.M. Fencing & Energy....................... 63 ..............................inside front cover Sample Auto Sales.............................. 17 Sax Motor Company............................ 39 Schwan GM Auto Center.................... 27 Silha Funeral Home............................ 58 St. Benedict’s....................................... 12 St. John Baptist/St. Mary’s................. 50 Steffan Saw & Bike............................. 27 Stockmen’s Livestock.................... 22, 42 Sutton Rodeo....................................... 35 Taylor Bang Cattle Sales ..............................inside front cover Tosner Haygrinding.............................. 8 TransCanada Pipelines, Inc............... 63 ..............................inside front cover Tvedt Trucking, Inc........................ 25,63 ..............................inside front cover Watembach Ranch.............................. 27 West Plains Inc.............................. 22, 61 Western Cooperative Credit Union.... 22 White Drug Pharmacy........................ 53 Wibaux Cenex Store............................ 56 Woody’s Feed & Grain......................... 22 Wosepka, James J., P.C....................... 20 Wyoming Casing.................................. 63 ..............................inside front cover

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The donation will help fund a rock climbing wall. The 5th annual Dakota Scrambler Golf Tournament will be March 12, 2016. 1:00 pm Presentation of colors and sponsor flags National Anthem Cowboy Prayer Saddle Bronc Riding - 1st Go, 1st Sect. Saddle Bronc Riding - 1st Go, 2nd Sect. Saddle Bronc Riding - 2nd Go, 1st Sect. Saddle Bronc Riding - 2nd Go, 2nd Sect.

Cowboy Calcutta

Cowboys draw stock

Stock Bios

Thank you to our 2015 Champions Ride Corporate Sponsors All Around ($5,000 or more)

MBI Energy Services Inc.

Blue Beacon International PO Box 856 Salina, KS 67402 Martin Construction PO Box 17 Gladstone, ND 58630

PO Box 458 Belfield, ND 58622

Gold Buckle ($3500-$4999)

First State Bank PO Box 189 Golva, ND 58632

Silver Spur ($2500-$3499)

Charging Eagle Enterprises, LLC 61 92nd Ave NW Halliday, ND 58636 Nuverra Environmental Solutions PO Box 1369 Minot, ND 58702

K & R Roustabout PO Box 210 Killdeer, ND 58640 Divisions: K&R Well Service K&R Ajax K&R Tube & Testing K&R Oil Polling K&K Hydro Testing

Rocky Mountain Oilfield Service PO Box 127 Belfield, ND 58622

Jim and Tom Tescher Championship Round Awards Presentation

TransCanada Pipelines Inc. PO Box 1000 Station M Calgary, AB Canada T2P 4K5 4 Bears Casino PO Box 579 New Town, ND 58763

A special thank you to our rodeo committee for making our 59th Champions Ride a huge success. Kevin E. Holten Gary Tescher Ted Tescher Dusty Hausauer Rick Thompson

Joe and Robin Blankenship Casey & Kami Fredricks Brad Gjermundson Matt Ross Greg LaBelle 2

Champions ($1000-$2499)

Dakota Community Bank 1727 State Street Bismarck, ND 58501 Benz Oil Company Inc. 700 27th Ave SE Killdeer, ND 58640 Edward Schwartz Construction PO Box 160 New England, ND 58647

J.E. Dunn 1001 Locust Street Kansas City, MO 64106

S.M. Fencing & Energy 12350 Hwy 10 South Heart, ND 58655

RDO Equipment 11105 33 St SW Dickinson, ND 58601

Tvedt Trucking PO Box 294 Wibaux, MT 59353

Runnings 2003 3rd Ave. W. Dickinson, ND 58601

Wyoming Casing PO Box 1153 Dickinson, ND 58601


★ Champion Level Corporate Sponsor ★ ★ Announcer Sponsor ★

Canine Program

About every eight weeks our animal assisted certified therapist drives to OREOS Rescue in Dickinson to test puppies for the canine program. After two are selected, they are brought back to Home On The Range. The kids in the group are responsible for feeding, grooming and general welfare of the puppies. The children do other things such as socialize the puppies by introducing them to different environments and people. They also teach the puppies’ basic commands such as sit, down, stay and heel. One big job the boys and girls have it housebreaking the puppies. Once the puppies learn these things, they are used as tools in groups sessions or individual sessions. The therapist will give the group an instruction or goal. The kids do the activity and then discuss the process and outcomes. The puppies eventually graduate from the Home On The Range program and are returned to OREOS Rescue to be adopted by a “Forever Family.” The kids get to interview the potential adoptive family, talk about their puppies’ personality and decide if it would be a good fit for both. The boys and girls in the group take a lot of pride and it is a bittersweet moment for them. Six puppies have been in our program and all six have been adopted by forever families.

welcomes contestants and fans to the Annual Champions Ride

Saddle Bronc Match

We are a proud sponsor of Home On The Range ~ 11 Locations to Serve You ~ Bismarck (2 Locations)  Lincoln  Bowman  Mandan  Dickinson (2 Locations)  New Leipzig  Glen Ullin  Taylor  Hebron 62


Welcome to the

Champions Ride Prayer

Home On The Range

Heavenly Father, we pause, mindful of the many blessings You bestow upon us at Home On The Range, and among our friends gathered here today. We ask that You be with us at the Champions Ride 59th year, and we pray that You will guide us in the arena of life. We don’t ask for special favors; we don’t ask to draw around a chute-fightin’ horse, not to break a barrier, or to never be faced with challenges in our day-to-day lives. We do ask, Lord, for safety of the animals and competitors in the arena and for safe travels following today’s event.

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★ Chute Gate Sponsor ★

West Plains Inc. is a proud supporter of Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match and Home On The Range


Help us, Lord, to live our lives in such a manner, that when we make that last inevitable ride to the country up there, where the grass grows lush, green and stirrup high, and the water runs cool, clear and deep, that You, as our Last Judge, will tell us that our entry fees are paid. Amen.


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Bovine Embryo Transfer Program For the eighth year in a row, Home On The Range is participating in the embryo transfer program. Home On The Range has entered into a contract with Open A Ranch (Jim Arthaud) and Heart River Genetics (Annette Steffen). The staff and children bring the cows in, implant the CIDR (a progesterone impregnated devise), inject a shot of GnRH (gonadotropin hormone), and then remove the CIDR and finally, the embryologist transfers the frozen embryo into the cow’s uterus. The children are a little apprehensive at first, never really being around cattle and such a procedure. But once they get comfortable and know what their job is, the children take responsibility and help put on ear tags and even learn how to palpate the cow later to see if she is pregnant. It’s a great program for Home On The Range and teaching children about cattle reproduction.

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Past Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Winners

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1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986

Alvin Nelson, Grassy Butte, ND George Menkenmaier, Burn, OR Duane Howard, Minnewaukan, ND Marty Wood, Bowness, Alberta, Canada Benny Reynolds, Melrose, MT & Pete Fredericks, Halliday, ND Shawn Davis, Whitehall, MT Jim Tescher, Sentinel Butte, ND Shawn Davis, Whitehall, MT Jim Tescher, Sentinel Butte, ND Jim Tescher, Sentinel Butte, ND Hugh Chambliss, Albuquerque, NM Bill Smith, Cody, WY Larry Mahan, Salem, OR Ralph Maynard, Eagle Butte, SD Jim Tescher, Sentinel Butte, ND Bill Pauley, Miles City, MT Hugh Chambliss, Albuquerque, NM Wally Badgett, Kinsey, MT Bill Pauley, Miles City, MT John McBeth, Burden, KS J.C. Bonine, Hysham, MT Bill Pauley, Miles City, MT Bud Pauley, Miles City, MT Bud Pauley, Miles City, MT Rockie Kukla, Killdeer, ND Butch Small, Dubois, ID Chuck Fratzke, Watford City, ND Rockie Kukla, Killdeer, ND Harry Rose Jr., Clovis, CA Lewis Feild, Elk Ridge, UT

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Marty Jandreau, Kinnebeck, SD & Tom Reeves, Eagle Butte, SD Brad Gjermundson, Marshall, ND Robert Etbauer, Goodwell, OK Dan Mortensen, Billings, MT Ty Murray, Stephenville, TX Paul Peterson, Edmund, OK Brad Gjermundson, Marshall, ND Craig Latham, Goodwell, OK Rod Hay, Wildwood, Alberta, Canada Dan Mortensen, Manhattan, MT Rod Hay, Wildwood, Alberta, Canada Jeremy Crane, Bismarck, ND Rod Hay, Wildwood, Alberta, Canada & Glen O’Neill, Water Valley, Alberta, Canada Glen O’Neill, Water Valley, Alberta, Canada Todd Hipsag, Firth, NE Tom Reeves, Stephenville, TX Dan Mortensen, Dillon, MT Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, SD Jeremy Crane, Baldwin, ND Cody Wright, Milford, UT JJ Elshere, Quinn, SD Cody Wright, Milford, UT James Irish, Lewistown, MT Wade Sundell, Bayholm, IA Cody Wright, Milford, UT Chuck Schmidt, Keldron, SD Josh Reynolds, Ekalaka, MT Cole Elshere, Faith, SD

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Spiritual Department

2014 Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Cowboys


How did we come to be employed at Home On The Range (HOTR)? I don’t believe in coincidences. I believe that God has chosen this particular group of people at this particular time for His intent and purpose. I think it is irrelevant that someone is here until a “better job” presents itself, or they say they are only here because the benefits are good, or whatever the reason. Peter was only fishing when Jesus told him He would make him a “fisher of men” and he dropped his net and followed Him.

Each spring, Home On The Range honors the residents’ accomplishments and successes at an awards banquet. Awards are given

Jesus may not have met each one of us face to face but He is still the one in charge, and when He wants us to be in a place at a specific time, things will fall into place for it to happen. Is it because we are so special? Yes and no. Yes, we are very special, so special that we are created in His image and likeness. No because we are also mostly ordinary people trying to make a difference in the lives of some children, who, for whatever circumstances, find themselves at HOTR.

in work areas, academic excellence, spiritual development, residential living and therapy. The kids receive a laminated certificate of achievement and a medallion. Part of the

We all come with different backgrounds, talents and levels of education. We come from varied religious affiliations and beliefs. Yet, in all of this, we all are ordinary people created by an extraordinary God. We let God work through us extraordinarily using the talents He gave us to teach, correct and show the children there is a better way to live their lives. Our mission statement is “Providing a Catholic home to strengthen children and families today for a successful tomorrow.”

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banquet also includes a keynote speaker, and testimonials from current and former residents.

The opportunities for the children at Home On The Range to grow spiritually are many. There are pastors, and deacons and a priest available for special services, presentations and programs. Fr. Dan Berg comes for the sacrament of Reconciliation and Pastor J.T. Burk has a reading and reflection, and sings with the kids once a month. He also works with a youth toward his Confirmation. There are also children studying toward becoming full members of the Catholic Church. We have staff that are willing to take a turn to share with the kids their witness and talents, singing and playing guitar for chapel on Tuesdays, along with guest speakers.

Tours of Home On The Range are free and open to the public. Please call during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Large groups are welcome, but please call in advance and schedule a date and time. Call 701-872-3745 and ask for Jolene.

SEARCH is another available way for a resident to seek God. It is a weekend spent at Badlands Ministry Bible Camp, hearing peers’ testimonials to their finding God in their hectic way of life. It is sponsored by the Bismarck Diocese Youth Ministry and is open to all faiths. The employees at HOTR really are just ordinary people doing their ordinary jobs; listening to the kids, correcting behavior, teaching life skills through canine and equine therapy, being the bridge between resident and family, taking kids to appointments, cooking their meals, keeping books for us to stay up and running efficiently, answering phones, feeding cows, and making the big decisions. It is an extraordinary God that uses us to provide that Catholic home today for the successes of tomorrow. Swenda Braden Pastoral Assistant



In April 1991, Home On The Range adopted a portion of Interstate 94. Home On The Range is responsible for cleaning the trash in the highway ditches. Home On The Range cleans both sides of the highway from mile marker #1 – mile marker #15. Each spring, residents and staff put on their work clothes and protective clothing and pick up the waste. This not only helps our environment and looks nice, but it teaches our children to take care of the land and have a sense of pride in their accomplishments and hard work

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Upcoming 2015 N.D. Cowboy Hall of Fame Signature Events Day of the Plains Horse People Program, Friday-Saturday, August 7-8th NDCHF Center of Western Heritage & Cultures, Medora, N.D. Featuring Native American guests Butch Thunderhawk (Native American Horse Medicine) and Greg Holy Bull (Traditional Lakota/Dakota Knowledge about the Horse Nation)

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Giving Hearts Day Hosted by impactgiveback.org

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 Giving Hearts Day. Home On The Range received more than $9,000 on-line donations to help fund our drug and alcohol program. We appreciate your support and hope you will participate in Giving Hearts Day 2016. Watch our website and Facebook page for details.

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Great Western Trail/Medora Golf Tourney Thursday, September 10th, 12:00 pm (MT), Bully Pulpit Golf Course, Medora. Hosted by 4x PRCA world saddle bronc champion Brad Gjermundson (EF - $150.00 - Contact: Rick Thompson 701.290.6839) N.D. Cutting Horse Association State Finals, September 19-20th, Ranch-o-Rama, Medora. (Contact: John Hovde 701.859.4621) NDCHF “West Meets East” Benefit Dinner & Auction Saturday, October 17th, 6:00 pm (CT), NDSU Alumni Center, Fargo, N.D. Hosted by NDSU Bison Nation Athlete Esley Thorton (Contact Phil Baird 701.623.2000)

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Annual NDCHF Cowboy Christmas Program, December 4-5th, Medora. Annual NDCHF Trustees Gathering at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada (all trustees invited; time and location TBA)

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A corporation under the auspices of the Bismarck Catholic Diocese of western North Dakota, Home On The Range is a licensed residential child care facility. We provide an around-the-clock therapeutic environment for neglected, disadvantaged, unruly, problematic, and delinquent youth. Many residents are victims of abuse, harbor feelings of anger, have had problems in school, or face drug and alcohol addictions. Providing a Christian home to strengthen children and families today for a successful tomorrow.   Our program offers a caring, safe, and loving environment where youth of all race, creed, religion, and national origin may learn and experience selfworth. Through individually designed treatment plans, residents develop responsible living skills, acknowledging the importance of God, all human beings and His creations.   Home On The Range cares for a total of 46 children at Sentinel Butte, North Dakota. Home On The Range accepts children from states across the nation.   Services to children and families, leadership in the child care field, and the conviction to making a healthier and stronger world, characterize the Home On The Range philosophy. This philosophy is built on a foundation of Christian values and brings healing to families.

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Shamrock Project Since 1963, the North Dakota Knights of Columbus have been helping Home On The Range through their Shamrock Project. During March, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, councils across the state promote the well-known green chenille Shamrock pins and ask for a free-will donation. This year, many councils participated and more than $17,000 was raised. Home On The Range is grateful to the Knights, and all who contributed to the annual Shamrock fundraiser!

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On May 1st, Home On The Range held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Alwin C. Carus Building. This is our new campus classroom and training facility. The building also has offices, a library, commons lobby area, and a weight room. This multi-million dollar building is because of the generosity and vision of Alwin C. Carus, who set up a trust several years ago naming Home On The Range as beneficiary. Attending the ribbon cutting were Carus family members Edward Carus and Wynn Carus. Each spoke during the ceremony expressing their gratitude and how “Uncle Alwin” would be very impressed with the building and meeting the childrens’ educational needs. Other guests that spoke during the ceremony were Bishop David Kagan, Todd Schilling of J.E. Dunn, and Larry Helvik the Superintendent of Beach School District. Wynn Carus and Edward Carus surprised the guests by presenting a special gift to Home On The Range. It was a rock with fossilized shells which was found at Sentinel Butte and given to Alwin Carus many years ago. Wynn and Edward said it was only fitting the fossil be returned to Home On The Range and placed in the Alwin Carus building making the circle complete.

Hi, my name is Sarah. I am 17 years old and a junior in high school. There are six members in my family all together including me. I have 3 siblings, a sister and two brothers. My sister is 22 years old and my brothers are 19 and 15. When I was 13 years old I found out my parents had decided to get a divorce. I had a choice to live with my mother or father. I chose my mother. My mother chose to let my dad have our farm. So from there, we had to move into town. From then on I grew up in town and am still there now. Over the past 4 years I have made some terrible decisions which brought me to HOTR. I chose to drink and disobey my mother. I violated rules of my probation and continuously broke curfew. I left my mother up to worry about me at night when I didn’t care to answer her texts or my siblings because of my selfishness. My siblings would text my father. He would text and call me, but I still wouldn’t answer. I was never home; usually I would be out all night. Since I have been on the ranch, I have learned quite a few things. Before here, I never took accountability for my actions. I have always blamed others and ran from my troubles. Taking accountability was the hardest thing for me to do. Some days I still don’t like to. There are many times I have gotten into trouble at HOTR and didn’t want to take responsibility but I also found out that I would be forgiven and people at the ranch would give me another shot because they knew I could do it. Being at the ranch I could never run from my mistakes. I know that I am kind-hearted and take almost everything to heart. I have always wanted to try and fix everybody around me or at least help them. I was told by my therapist that you can’t change anybody; the only person you can change is yourself. Being at HOTR has helped me to grow up and mature more. At HOTR there is always someone you can count on to be there. I like the groups they offer. I have individual 7 Challenges therapy, which is for drugs and alcohol. There is a social worker that is a drug/alcohol counselor that works with me. When she meets with me I know that I can count on her to be there for me to vent when I am having a bad day. I am also in the Mindfulness group which helps you to focus on the present. I like that group because it gives you a chance to relax and just be able to breathe for the day. HOTR has helped me to change some of my ways although it was extremely hard to accept the fact that I was sent there to make some changes in my life. It was the most painful thing I have ever had to deal with. It was my very first placement and I have never been away for my family before. The longest I had ever been away from my family was 4 days. I felt like my heart was ripped out and shattered into a million pieces. I felt alone and didn’t think that I would be able to make it through the program. Another hard adjustment was living in a dorm with 20 some girls and dealing with continuous drama. You can get pulled into it, but it is your choice if you want to stay out of it or not. Some days are still tough even after 7 months, although I have learned to cope with it all. I hope to not be at HOTR much longer. I plan to discharge soon. When I leave there I will be going back to my hometown to live with my mother. My mother owns a restaurant, so I plan to work there and help her run the business. I will complete my senior year in my hometown. After high school I would like to go off to college. My dream is to go into the medical field and be a cardiac surgeon or an oncologist. I want to graduate from medical school and work at a hospital either in Bismarck or Fargo. When I am older I would like to be married with 2 kids. When I first got to HOTR I was told I could make the choice to change my ways or stay the same. To me, I took it as I didn’t have a choice. It was either change or you wouldn’t be able to go back home. HOTR has made me appreciate my family more. I always look forward to seeing them. Being away from them helped me to realize how much they mean to me and that I wouldn’t manage life without them. I would be nowhere if I didn’t have family to support me. HOTR helped me to mature and take responsibility for my actions. Months ago I was always worried about what others were saying and doing. Now the past few months I have been focusing on trying to worry about just me. I am thankful that I did get sent to HOTR. If I could go back and change my mistakes I wouldn’t because coming to the ranch has been a good experience that I don’t regret. HOTR has helped me to make some changes in my life, although I am not fully there yet. It has helped me to look more at life and appreciate the little things. It taught me to just take one day at a time. My advice to teenagers that are sent to HOTR is to try and let it help you. Don’t fake it because if you let it, it will help you, if not a lot at least a little bit and a little bit could be the start of something new. HOTR is a good place to be at when you know you need some people there that you are able to count on.



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A Child’s prayer Give me clean hands, clean words, clean thoughts. Help me stand for the hard right against the easy wrong. Save me from the habits that harm. Teach me to work as hard and play as fair in Thy sight alone as if the world saw. Forgive me when I am unkind and help me to forgive those who are unkind to me. Keep me ready to help others at some cost to myself. Send me chances to do a little good every day. And so grow more like Christ.

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Home On The Range Foundation is managed by the Catholic Foundation for the People of the Diocese of Bismarck. North Dakota residents have an opportunity to contribute to the Home On The Range Foundation and receive a N.D. tax credit for certain planned gifts and also for any gifts to the foundation that total $5,000 or more in a calendar year (gifts must be received by December 31). The Tax credit (ND Century Code 57-38-01.21) allows individuals, businesses, trusts and estates to take advantage of a 40 percent state tax credit for contributions of over $5,000 to qualified charitable endowment funds. The maximum gift to receive the N.D. tax credit is $25,000 per person. Even better, the unused portion of that state tax credit can be carried forward for three years. Depending on your tax bracket, your donation to the Home On The Range Foundation can go farther and cost you less. Example: A North Dakota taxpayer in the 25 percent tax bracket makes a donation of $25,000. After taking advantage of an estimated federal tax savings of $6,250 and a N.D. income tax credit of $10,000, the cost of that $25,000 donation is just $8,750. For more information or to make a donation to the Home On The Range Foundation contact Mike Kiedrowski, Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation for the People of the Diocese of Bismarck at 701-204-7206. Please consult your financial advisor for details and how the gift can impact your taxes.


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With the aid of West Plains Inc. and their generous donation of 250 hours on a Case IH tractor, Home On The Range has been able to bale 12000 square bales and 1400 round bales, and the crew is still going strong. HOTR is grateful for the generous support of West Plains Inc. to help with our farm operation.

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Bronze is Memorial to Bronc Rider Bill Pauley In February 1986, the rodeo world was saddened by the death of the world-ranked saddle bronc rider Bill Pauley, a Miles City, Montana, cowboy. Later in the year, artist Bob Burkhart, Bozeman, MT, created the Bill Pauley Memorial Bronze entitled “Doing it with Style.” The 1986 Champions Ride bronc riders purchased the bronze and presented it to Home On The Range as a reminder of the years Bill competed at the Champions Ride. It is proudly displayed on the fireplace mantle in the conference room of the HOTR Administration Building. The 1986 Champions Ride saddle bronc winner, Lewis Feild, was the first cowboy to have his name engraved on the bronze. Each year since then, the winner’s name has been added to the plates at the base of the statue.

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Born in Bozeman, MT, and raised on a cattle ranch east of Bozeman, Bob Burkhart now lives and works on the family-owned ranch with his wife, Gloria, daughter and son. He owns and works at the “Burkhart Bronze” foundry, where he casts all of his sculptures, as well as sculptures of several other artists. Bob’s artwork has been accepted at the following major shows—Cheyenne Frontier Days Art Show, Calgary Stampede Art Show, and the Canadian/American Classic. Bob is currently an active PRCA member as well as a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Artists Association.

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Attorneys and Counselors at Law All of us at Home On The Range and the rodeo committee would like to thank our many sponsors for their continued support. Without your help — in dollars, labor, products and services — we would not be able to produce an event such as Champions Ride. We would ask everyone to take time to check out the ads throughout the program book and would really appreciate it if you could think of them the next time you need a service or product. Thank you again to all who have made the 59th Annual Champions Ride a success!!

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Home On The Range 4-H Club Home On The Range students have the opportunity to participate in 4-H. It is a condensed version but still gives the children the opportunities, experiences and activities that other students learn in 4-H. The most popular projects are photography and horsemanship. The recreation director works with the local county agent so project are completed and entered in the county fair. The kids do a great job and come back with lots of ribbons and prize money. This is another example of getting the kids involved in the community and hoping they will join a 4-H club when they return to their communities.

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Lifeskills Program Through a grant submitted by the Beach School District, Mrs. Leanne Benes, Ms. Karla Zimdars and Mrs. Charlene Bostyan teach an independent living class. The Independent Living class is for all students, but it’s made up mostly of children from HOTR. They meet at the high school once a week for an hour. In the class, the students are learning about careers – applying for a job, interviewing and maintaining employment. The students do assessments at the beginning so the teachers know the areas the boys and girls need more information in. The assessments cover areas such as housing, transportation, safety skills, health care, community resources and education. The class runs nine weeks. In the class, the students are very active. They participate on the computer or have discussion groups. They learn about housing, medical needs, jobs, college, transportation, living on their own, insurance, monthly bills and money management.


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“Providing a Catholic home to strengthen children and families today for a successful tomorrow.” This is the mission statement of Home On The Range and has been its philosophy and purpose since 1949. Father Elwood Cassedy, founder of Home On The Range, had a vision to provide a home, guidance and education to wayward or orphaned boys. His vision became a reality when he received the news that a ranch in western North Dakota was donated to the Diocese for his cause. A short time later three boys came to the newly founded “Home on the Range for Boys.” Now six decades later, the basic philosophy of helping children remains the same. Home On The Range is licensed to care for 46 boys and girls, ages 12-19. Children from across the state of North Dakota come to Home On The Range. Its program offers education, therapy, opportunities to participate in work or recreation activities, and spiritual guidance. “I am at Home On The Range for reasons none other than my own. I was sent here to basically make a 180 in my life. Everything was just plummeting downhill, and this environment is a great opportunity to turn those bad habits around.” “What I’ve learned about myself and life while on the Ranch is that when I think life just can’t get any worse, it really can. So with that being said, I’ve learned to not take life for what it isn’t, and I’ve started having a different view on how to appreciate and cherish the little things more often.” --Samantha The spiritual department is overseen by Father Dan Berg, Parish Priest of St. John the Baptist church, and staffed by Swenda Braden, Pastoral Assistant, and Peggy Helvik, youth minister. The goal of the spiritual department is to help the children who are in need, hurting or who seek healing. The ladies interview each child to see which church they would like to attend. They also lead or organize various Christian activities such as bible study, praise night, individual sessions, movie night, talent shows, and residents’ newsletters. Swenda or Peggy will work with the area’s priest and pastors and coordinate classes so a child can be baptized or confirmed. The ladies will invite students for a SEARCH weekend or work with their families during the strengthening family workshops. “I was blessed with the opportunity to go to SEARCH. It was an amazing weekend to say the least. I met new friends and got to spend some personal time with the Lord. On the most beautiful day there, I climbed this HUGE hill, which was terribly slippery because the snow was melting. While we were on the top we prayed. It was so serene and peaceful.” Support for the spiritual department comes in the Christian values of time, talent and treasure. There are many individuals and organizations that volunteer and share their talent to minister to the young people. It may be a group such as the NET Team that shares their own testimonials, or they may ask the students to participate in self-reflection activities. Individuals come out and lead the children in Christian songs and hymns, teach them to play an instrument or present a short service. Brother Sam Larson, who retired from Home On The Range in January 2009, continues his service to God by distributing the ashes on Ash Wednesday or making sure each child receives a card and gift on their birthday. Others share their treasures. The Catholic Daughters of America host potlucks and collect school supplies. The Knights of Columbus sponsor pancake breakfasts or sell Shamrock pins. Some organizations and groups donate bibles or buy Christmas presents for each child. Staff and volunteers give time…..this is special to the residents, especially when it is one-on-one time. Our staff and volunteers ask questions, give answers, mentor the young people, and maybe most importantly, listen.

It’s a Doggies World Introducing Compass. He is our therapy dog and Home On The Range mascot. He is a four-year old male Golden Retriever. His primary job is to greet and love everyone, and to receive unconditional love. Compass started out in the Home On The Range service dog program. His casual, easy temperament and intelligence made him an “A” student. The canine program has since been modified and now Compass’s role is that of a therapeutic dog. One of Compass’s favorite roles is going to the grade school and being read to by the teacher or students. “Club Compass” is popular with both the grade school students and the dog handlers. One Home On The Range resident stated, “when I take Compass to the grade school, I feel like a rock star. Everyone wants to pet and hug him.” Compass’s easy going attitude and demeanor have allowed him to tour North Dakota. He has been to conferences, introduced to Board members, social workers and even the legislators at the State Capitol. As the oldest dog in our canine program, he sometimes has to tolerate the new puppies that come into the program. A stern look or small growl from Compass will usually remind the puppies to mind their manners. We invite you to meet Compass. We’re pretty sure you too will fall in love with him. Oh! And he rarely turns away dog treats.

Matthew 7: 7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” “At the ranch, we have multiple opportunities to grow in God’s word. Peggy and Swenda offer Chapel and Bible study, along with church services on Sunday mornings. And in this time I’ve been here, I’ve never felt so lonely, beaten up, let down, frustrated, and sad, in my life. This experience has been a rock bottom experience. And I’m slowly but surely climbing my way back up. As I’ve been growing in my faith, I’ve realized all those times I’ve felt lonely, broken, let down, frustrated or even sad, I haven’t been alone. God is there. He is present. 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” And let me tell you, God is about the only one I could have a conversation with. Many tears were shed, but with those tears come healing.” Within the spiritual department at Home On The Range, the staff and volunteers expose the children to a variety of ways to find their faith. Once that path is chosen or found, the child can walk down the road of forgiveness and hope. “I have learned through giving my anxieties to the Lord, I am able to focus on more positive goals.”



Thank you to our Board of Directors for their guidance and governing of Home On The Range.


Most Reverend Bishop David D. Kagan, President of Board Msgr. Gene E. Lindemann, Vice President of Board Rev. Daniel Berg Sec./Treasurer, Rev. Basil Atwell, OSB Brad Gjermundson Shane Goettle Rick Hanson John Hardy Ralph Hilgemann Darlene Hill Dr. Ralph L. Kilzer Greg Lardy Rick Mellmer Marlo Nelson Don Resler Bill Schmid Annette Steffan Dr. Russell Swagger Dixie Wagner Ron Zachmann


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Planned giving and grants involve gifts for the betterment of life. Benefits range from helping others, to reducing taxes for you. Consult your attorney to determine the best option for you. The following have established such a gift to Home On The Range from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.

Berger Electric Dickinson, ND Boots Bar & Grill Medora, ND Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch Medora, ND Dickinson State University Dickinson, ND Double J Repair Gackal, ND Goldenwest Electric Wibaux, MT Logo Magic Dickinson, ND Rainbow Club Wibaux, MT Stockmen’s Livestock Dickinson, ND West Plains Inc. Beach, ND Western Cooperative Credit Union Beach, ND Woody’s Feed & Grain Dickinson, ND

Genevieve Behrenfeld Estate Gilbert Bourgois Trust Alwin C. Carus Mineral Trust John D. & Lucille Decker Endowment Tim Dwyer Estate Harry B. & Gertrude M. Eck Foundation Fraternal Order of Eagles Grand Aerie Walter & Verna Gehrts Fund C.F. Martell Memrorial Foundation Fred W. &LeopoldinePardau Memorial Trust Regina Pfeifer Lead Trust James & Frances Shannon Fund Margaret J. Harris Estate John Hines Estate


Eagles Grant Students Scholarships Each student that successfully completes their program at Home On The Range is eligible for a $30,000 scholarship from the Eagle Memorial Foundation. This money can be used at a college or trade school of the student’s choice.

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★ Cowboy & Chute Sponsor ★

Pictures Taken by HOTR Residents



STOCKMEN’S LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE The Region’s Cattle Marketing Center, Serving Eastern Montana and North Dakota Producers for 78 Years! Selling over 120,000 high quality cattle each year with two sales weekly during the heavy marketing season. Stockmen’s is also the area representative for Superior Satellite Video Auctions

Join us at ringside each week for competitive marketing and true price discovery, or call any one of our marketing professionals. For information call: STOCKMEN’S LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE

East Barn

West Barn

(701) 225-8156

(701) 225-8145

James Erickson - Larry Schnell John Fischer


A history of serving troubled youth since 1950 … “Home, home on the range…” This old folk song still rings true today. For 46 boys and girls, Home On The Range is a home to them while they receive the care they need.

Recreation is vital to happiness and good health. The kids participate in many activities, including fishing, basketball, horseshoes, swimming, camping, horseback riding, movies, softball, hiking, golf, and crafts.

Children are referred to Home On The Range for many different reasons. They may have been victims of abuse, have drug or alcohol addictions, not be attending school on a regular basis, or have inappropriate behavior. Using the social skills curriculum, Home On The Range staff teach the children how to ask for help, how to accept criticism, and how to follow instructions. The social skills program is based on a point system. The kids are given positive points for appropriate behavior and negative points when consequented. The goal is to catch them doing what they were taught and rewarding them with points and praise.

Our program wouldn’t be complete without education – both scholastically and spiritually, which are equally important. A healthy mind makes a healthy body. The residents go to school in nearby Beach. When they need extra help with their schoolwork or assignments, they can attend an evening study hall and receive help from the teaching staff. Our spiritual program is a strong part of our program. In fact, our mission statement says it all — “Providing a Christian home to strengthen children and families today for a successful tomorrow.” By giving the children spiritual guidance and development, they accept God into their lives and learn to forgive and go on with their lives in a more positive direction.

Other important components of our program include work programs and recreation. Every boy and girl is assigned to a work crew and given a task. It could be mowing, fencing, cleaning, kitchen work, or working with the forest service or a business in town. When they complete the job, they are given an allowance to spend or put in their savings account.

“…where seldom is heard, a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day.” There is no such thing as a bad child, just bad behavior. At Home On The Range, we encourage the children to change their behavior and find the good within themselves.


★ Silver Spur Level Corporate Sponsor ★

THERAPY PROGRAMS AT HOME ON THE RANGE New therapy programs started this year – Seven Challenges and Trauma Informed Care. There are seven steps but basically the program teaches residents to be honest, make informed decisions, and be responsible for positive and/or negative consequences. The Seven Challenges Program is designed for adolescent substance abusing or substance dependent individuals, to motivate a decision and commitment to change. It helps young people look at themselves, understand what it takes to give up a drug abusing lifestyle –and prepare for and attain success when they commit to making changes. This is our new drug and alcohol education program. We are the only facility in ND using the Seven Challenges program. (www.sevenchallenges.com)© The trauma informed care is recognizing that trauma is the result of not having a voice and not having a choice. As a result, we are beginning to implement strategies that return a sense of empowerment, voice and choice back to our teens. Soothing plans are being formed and enforced for and by our residents which are basic coping skills they help us to recognize. These skills are individual to every person, and we allow the kids to tell us what they need when they begin experience certain cues of anxiety, stress, anger and reactivity. This action gives them the voice and power they need to begin to learn how to self-sooth; a learned pattern that will hopefully follow them through life. There are other ways we are re-instilling choice and voice into the lives of our traumatized kids, such as letting them decide about their participation in some group and family therapies, allowing more phone calls to families in times of stress, and teaching our staff to listen more deeply into what the kids are saying or asking for. It’s our hope that through these and other strategies we can greatly reduce or eliminate the need for the use of seclusion and restraint in our program.


2014 Rodeo Results


First State Bank Beach, North Dakota • 701-872-4444 Golva, North Dakota • 701-872-3656 Medora, North Dakota • 701-623-5000

Scott Kudrna • Walt Steiner 501 21st Avenue East Dickinson, ND 58601 • Sales of Midland Overhead Doors • Service on all Overhead Commercial & Residential Doors.

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Name Score of 1st Go Cole Elshere 83 Zeke Thurston 82 Josh Reynolds 79 Jake Wright 79 Dylan Henson 78 Cody DeMoss 78 Jesse James Kirby 78 Casey Maddox 77 JJ Elshere 77 Dusty Hausauer 77 Jesse Wright 77 Jesse Bail 77

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Name Score of 1st Go Cole Elshere 86 Cody DeMoss 85 Jake Wright 84 Josh Reynolds 82 Jesse Bail 79 Zeke Thurston 78 Jesse James Kirby 76 JJ Elshere 75 Dusty Hausauer 75

The residents take a very active role in taking care of the animals at Home On The Range. They feed bum lambs and calves, the horses, and grain to the cattle.

2015 Misc. Sponsors Judge Sponsor

★ Champion Level Corporate Sponsor ★

Pump Systems

Dickinson, ND

Arena Personnel Sponsor Farmer’s Union/Cenex Beach, ND

Champion Rifle Sponsor Farm Credit Services Dickinson, ND

Tvedt Trucking, Inc.

Honoring Loved Ones Home On The Range is grateful to all its benefactors and friends who support the programs and services which help neglected and disadvantaged children. A wonderful way to help Home On The Range and honor loved ones is with memorial gifts. A gift may be given in memory of or in honor of a loved one or special friend. It can commemorate a special occasion or holiday or be a memorial in lieu of flowers following a death. We will gladly acknowledge the family of your gift. The honoree’s name(s) is listed on our website, and also in our annual commemorative issue of the Ranch Hand. Please feel free to contact the Development Office or use the coupon below.

Wibaux, MT 59353 Roger Tvedt 406-796-2968 406-891-0605

This is a ____ memorial or ____ honorarium in the name of: _________________________________________________. Please send an acknowledgment of this gift to: __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

Custom Hauling Grain and Feed

(Be sure to include a complete mailing address — Thank you!)



Beach Veterinary Clinic, LLC

Summer School The regular school season is over, but some of our students have a chance to earn extra credits by attending summer school. This is a great opportunity for the residents that are in between classes to make up the credits so they can advance to the next grade. Home On The Range and the Beach School District work very close together to make sure our residents receive a quality education.

Angela Hall D.V.M. Lesley Ash D.V.M. 601 East Main, Box 130 Beach ND 58621 Clinic: 701-872-4158 or 4979 1-800-221-1265 Fax: 701-872-3069

2014 Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Champion

Trophy Rifle Donated by

Farm Credit Services of Mandan - Dickinson, North Dakota -



Brunet Hall Thanks to grants, general donations, and a lot of donated, hard work and labor, we have a larger kitchen and a beautiful dining room. We made the official move December 2014. The kitchen staff are extremely happy with the large work area, a walk-in cooler, walk-in freezer and a larger stove. It makes meal preparation easier. The children enjoy the new dining room setting with dining tables and chairs. Our thanks and gratitude to everyone who made this project possible, and finally completed.

Wrangler Sponsors

2015 NDRA Rodeo Schedule • June 5th & 6th – Medora NDRA Badlands Rodeo, Medora, ND • June 6th & 7th -- Elgin Saddle Club, Elgin, ND • June 12th & 13th – Frontier Days Rodeo, Culberton, MT* • June 13th & 14th – Poplar Wild West Days, Poplar, MT* • June 20th & 21st – Major James Mclaughlin Rodeo, McLaughlin, SD* • June 20th & 21st - Wing Rodeo, Wing, ND • June 27th & 28th - Beaver Valley Horse Club Rodeo, Strasburg, ND • June 28th - Blaisdell Saddle Club, Blaisdell, ND • July 3rd & 4th -- 56th Annual Towner Rodeo Association, Towner, ND • July 5th – Sheyenne Rodeo, Sheyenne, ND • July 5th – Mountrail County NDRA Rodeo, Stanley, ND • July 10th, 11th, & 12th -- Boss Cowman Rodeo, Lemmon, SD* • July 10th & 12th – Bowman County Fair & Rodeo, Bowman, ND • July 11th -- McKenzie County Fair & Rodeo, Watford City, ND • July 31st & Aug 1st - Morton County Fair & Rodeo, New Salem, ND • August 1st – Hettinger Chamber Rodeo, Hettinger, ND • August 15th – Grant County Fair & Rodeo, Carson, ND • August 15th & 16th – Perkins Country Fair & Rodeo, Bison, SD* • August 29th – Wibaux County Fair Rodeo, Wibaux, MT* • August 30th -- Slope County Fair & Rodeo, Amidon, ND • September 25th, 26th, 27th – LRRA NDRA Shootout, Devils Lake, ND • October 2nd & 3rd– NDRA Finals Rodeo, Bismarck, ND

American Bank Center Dickinson, ND

M’Lord M’Lady


Beach Pharmacy EUROPEAN

Beach, ND

SUMMER Rohan’s Hardware TOUR SPECIALS Beach, ND

Beach, ND


Bowman Auction Market Bowman, ND




Dickinson, ND

Glendive Medical Center

NOV. 12-20

Glendive, MT

Watembach Ranch

NFR 2015

Wibaux, MT

Kovash Furniture


Dickinson, ND


PBR 2015

*points don’t count towards the 2015 NDRA Finals







Dickinson, ND

701-225-6801 1-800-732-7075



★ Chute Gate Sponsor ★


Phone Service Cable TV nearly 300 channels! •

HD • DVR • Pay-Per-View • TiVo

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Business Computer Sales and Service Brent Jordan is a PRCA Rodeo Announcer. He Phonerodeo Systems is from aBusiness three generation family. Brent has class and is a true professional who can Networking, Data Wiring: represent and educate the public to our great

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OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

BOX 177 WIBAUX MT 59353

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PHONE: (406) 796-2423 FAX: (406) 796-2445


Horseback riding Before a child is discharged and leaves Home On The Range, he/she enjoys a horseback ride. They get to ride around the ranch, Camel Hump dam or sometimes the Maah Daah Hey trail.

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Ryan Aakre Const. LLC Ryan Aakre, Owner


2015 Prom

The children get excited about holidays such as Halloween and Christmas.

For the second year in a row, Home On The Range hosted a prom specifically for our boys and girls. The dance is held in the gym. The gym is beautifully decorated with flamboyant centerpieces and lights. The girls are beautiful in their prom formals of all colors. Volunteers come and help the girls with their hair and makeup, and even manicures or pedicures. The boys are very handsome in dress shirts and ties. Home On The Range hires a local D.J. to provide the music. There isn’t a Grand March per sei, but the kids have a grand time.

For Halloween, the kids carved pumpkins and put them on display. Our staff organized a Halloween dance. The kids got to dance and our staff served Halloween treats and food.

PO Box 721 Beach ND 58621


During the Christmas season, the kids do seasonal activities. This year they baked and decorated sugar cookies. Most of the children were able to go home to their families for Christmas. For the few that were here over the holidays, Santa came on Christmas morning and handed out Christmas gifts. The children and staff enjoyed a traditional Christmas dinner of turkey and the trimmings. Once all the kids return from break, we have a New Year’s Day party. The kids are given $10,000 of monopoly money, and they bid on various items. These would include liters of pop, games, movies, toys, blankets, footballs, etc. Our children really enjoy this....outbidding a friend to get that certain item.



The goals of daily recreational activities are to teach youth how to structure free time by having fun, learning new skills, and enhancing selfesteem. Indoor and outdoor recreational activities, both on- and off-site, offer a variety of organized and leisuretime activities. Some of the activities include basketball, frisbee golf, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, hiking through the hills of Home On The Range, and barbecues.

Free Sno-cone

Stock Sponsors J Bar J Rodeo Co. Burch Rodeo Company

during rodeo coupon

Sutton Rodeo Outlaw Buckers

Present coupon at Sno-Cone booth!

Basket Bash

Home on the Range Foundation Tax Credit for Endowment Gifts

This year will be the 15th Annual Home on the Range Basket Bash. The tentative date is Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Community Center in Beach. Proceeds from the Basket Bash are used to buy Christmas presents for the children at Home on the Range. If you have any questions or would like to donate a basket, you can contact Jolene at HOTR at 701-872-3745 or email her at joleneo@ hotrnd.com.

Businesses (C corporations, S corporations, estates, limited liability companies, trusts and financial institutions) that pay state income tax may receive a 49% credit up to a maximum credit of $10,000 for contributions to a qualified ND endowment. Even better, the unused portion of that tax credit can be carried forward for three years. Individuals may receive a state tax credit for a contribution of $5,000 or more (lump sum or aggregate in one year) to a qualified ND endowment. The tax credit is 40% per taxpayer of the charitable deduction allowed by the IRS up to a maximum credit of $10,000 per year taxpayer or $20,000 per year per couple filing jointly. See ND Century Code 57-38-01.21 and 57-35.3 for details. Take a look at the following example: A North Dakota taxpayer in the 25% tax bracket makes a donation of……..$25,000 After taking advantage of an estimated federal tax savings of $6,250 and a ND Income tax credit of $10,000, the cost of that $25,000 donation is just…….$8,750! This information is provided for educational purposes only. Please consult your own attorney, accountant or financial advisor for advice on your situation.



Magic “I picked Magic as my horse because I feel I connected to him the most out of the others. We both are chill and don’t do much. Magic and I both are not followers in a group of people/horses. That’s what I really liked about Magic. Another thing Magic helps me with is my frustration. Days I feel like I’m having a bad mood, I just go see Magic and it puts me in a better mood.”

Shorty “Shorty is a very good inspiration to me. He has taught me many things. Even though he can’t talk he reminds you the important things in life that may be negative. When you are having a bad day, it’s like he will feel that and he also will act up. On the positive side, he knows when not to be bad… it’s like he know what kind of mood your in.”

Peppy “My horse’s name is Peppy. I picked him because he has a personality that is pretty close to mine. He is very stubborn. Just like me, he has taught patience. It takes a lot of patience to deal with horses. I have never even touched a horse till I got sent to Home On The Range. I never thought I would end up loving riding. It seems to me that it helps take my anger out while riding. It’s very relaxing.” Spook “Well my horse Spook is the most important thing to me in my program at Home On The Range. He taught me so much that I needed to know about myself. Even if he is “just a horse,” our relationship is my reality. Being at the authority end isn’t as it seems and staying “clean” isn’t always the easiest itself. Because of him, I know what a healthy life style and relationship actually is. I don’t know how I could have got through this program without him.” Daisy “My relationship with my horse is great. When I’m having a rough day just being around makes me feel better. She can be difficult at times, but every relationship has its ups and downs. She’s good for me because riding her sometimes can be a big challenge and when we work well with each other, I feel like I’ve succeeded at that challenge and our relationship is stronger and better.” TP “My horse means a lot to me because she reminds me of home. I grew up on a farm/ranch with three other horses. TP is one of the best listening horses here, which helps me out when I’m having a bad day. TP is very well trained and she’d be an excellent horse for people who don’t know how to ride to learn. For me it’s not a challenge because my horses back home are just as stubborn as I am.”


IMPROVEMENT COMPANY Dickinson Office-NIC Postal Address P.O. Box 1035 Dickinson, ND 58602 Physical Address 4458 3rd Ave W Dickinson, ND 58601 Phone Office: 701-225-5197 Office Fax: 701-225-0207

G Bar G Bronc Saddles Randy George saddleman@live.com www.gbargbroncsaddles.com (307) 851-4658 31

Looking Back In May 1957, on a cold, damp, windy day, the first Champions Ride Match took place. A fire was built behind the chutes where the cowboys stood until it was their turn to ride. The cowboys were gathered for two reasons, to get on some good bucking horses, and to raise money for the young Home On The Range. The very first champion of the Champions Ride Match was Alvin Nelson of Grassy Butte, North Dakota. The date and second event of the rodeo has changed over time, but the saddle bronc match has always remained the feature event. Each bronc rider draws two stock and rides in two long-goes. The top six riders advance to the final round, or short-go. The cowboy with the highest combined score is named champion. For 53 years, the Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match has been a premier event. It has been compared to baseball’s all-star game; the best horses against the best cowboys. In 2000, the Match was inducted into the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame in the special achievements category. Many of the past Champions Ride champions have placed, and even won at the National Finals Rodeo, such as Brad Gjermundson and Dan Mortenson. Thank you for coming and we hope you enjoy the show and competition between cowboys. If you would like to learn more about the Champions Ride or Home On The Range, feel free to visit with our rodeo committee members, or ask for a tour of our facility.