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~Advertiser Index~ 4-Bears Casino & Lodge...............................25,67 ......................................................inside front cover ACN, Perry Zillich............................................53,67 AH, Inc. ..............................................................42,67 All American Travel............................................. 27 Alvin Nelson Tribute ..........................................21 Amber Waves........................................................ 29 AmericInn Motel & Suites ................................29 Anderson Vermeer Sales...................................13 Arthaud, Jodi & Carla....................................25,67 Backyard Builders................................................13 Bar JV Angus..........................................................67 Baranko Bros, Inc............................................27,67 Beach Co-op Grain Co........................................ 62 Beach Medical Clinic “CHI St. Alexis”.............50 Beach Pharmacy.....................................................6 Beach Vet Clinic.................................................... 43 Begger’s Diamond V Ranch............................. 63 Bell State Bank and Trust.............................18,67 Bennett Houglum Agency............................... 59 Berger, Chad..........................................................67 Berger, Fred............................................................67 Berger Electric....................................................... 23 Big Lease Trucking.........................................51,67 Big S Contracting, LLC..................................57,67 Blue Beacon International................................ 67 ......................................................inside back cover Boespflug Trailers................................................ 61 Boots Bar & Grill................................................... 23 Bowman Auction Market.....................................6 Brooks Chalky Ranch..........................................13 Buckaroo Businesses.....................................25,67 Bud Ordahl Construction..................................67 Calcutta Rules..........................................................3 Catholic Tri-Parishes............................................54 CC’s Family Cafe................................................... 20 Chinn Angus..........................................................13 CHS Nutrition........................................................ 53 Chamley Financial............................................... 22 Champions Ride History..............................32,33 Charging Eagle Enterprises,LLC................51,67 City of Beach............................................................8 CKC Oilfield Service, LLC....................................67 Conoco Phillips...............................................54,67 Consolidated Communications..................... 41 Dakota Community Bank..................... 16,25,67 Dakota Sports....................................................... 24 David Bice Ranch.................................................13 Dickinson Roughrider Commission..............13 Dickinson State University............................... 23 Double D Sales & Service, Inc..........................13 Double J Manufacturing & Repair................. 23 Eagles.................................................................47,58 Eaton Construction.............................................13 Edward Schwartz Construction...................... 67 Ellis, Mark & Shelley.............................................51

Eyewear Concepts............................................... 14 Farm Credit Services...............................25,43,67 Farm Forum.....................................................14,67 Farmer’s Union/Cenex...........................17,25,67 First International Bank & Trust...................7,67 First State Bank.............................................. 24, 67 Fisher, Nathan & Nikki........................................13 Fredericks, Susan.................................................13 G Bar G Bronc Saddles....................................... 31 Gem City Motors............................................40,67 Goldenwest Electric Coop......................... 23, 41 Gooseneck Implement......................................67 Hackamore Ranch...............................................13 Hansen, Dennis.....................................................67 Heart River Ranch......................................... 28, 64 High Plains Vet Clinic, Inc.................................. 12 Howe & Howe........................................................17 Home On The Range staff..................................13 Hystad Ranch.........................................................13 Jandt Plumbing, Heating & Cooling........13,59 J.E. Dunn........................................................... 39,67 Johnson Performance Horses.........................13 JP Steel & Supply.................................................67 JQ Clothing Co......................................................19 Just-In Glass.....................................................13,67 Kessel’s Spreading Service................................10 Killdeer Saddle Club............................................13 King’s Saddlery..................................................... 17 KLX Energy Services......................................49,67 Knight Well Repair Service..................................5 Kolling and Kolling, Inc...................................... 17 Kovash Furniture.....................................................6 Lassle Ranch Simmentals................................. 63 Legend Auto Body.............................................. 10 Leland Red Angus................................................13 Lewis Ranch...........................................................51 Lillis Electric...........................................................13 Little Missouri Cattle...........................................13 Little Missouri Saloon Dining .........................43 Logo Magic............................................................ 23 Mackoff Kellogg................................................... 40 Madison Ranch.....................................................13 Markwed Excavation, Inc.................................. 60 Martin Construction..................................... 11,67 Medalen Angus & Qtr Horse Ranch..............13 MBI Energy Service....................................... 61,67 Medora Boot & Western Wear.........................67 Medora Convenience Store.............................13 Midwest Doors..................................................... 45 M’Lord M’Lady.........................................................6 Nelson Livestock Company............................. 63 ND Cowboy Hall of Fame.................................. 66 ND Pharmacy.........................................................13 ND Rodeo Association....................................... 27 Obergfell, Ryan.....................................................51 Open A Angus.....................................13,23,28,64

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Orwig’s OLS Tubs........................................... 13,52 Out House Duty...................................................13 Pahlke Pipe & Rod, Inc.......................................13 Pipe Bar & Grill......................................................67 Pope/Stuber Ranch............................................13 Prairie Lumber......................................................23 PRCA Photography Notice.................................2 Pump Systems......................................................23 Quality Quick Print.........................................37,67 RDO Equipment...............................................6, 67 Real Presence Radio Network...................62,67 Red Rock Ford.......................................................67 Red Trail Campground.......................................37 Reichert, Pam........................................................51 Richard, Farren & Autumn................................67 Riverbank Ranch....................................................8 Rodne Consulting, LLC......................................13 Rohan Hardware.....................................................6 Roughrider Septic.............................................. 19 Runnings..........................................................42, 67 Saddle Up Western Wear...................................51 Sax Motor Company........................................... 43 Schoch, Al.................................................................5 Schoch Construction..........................................13 Schnell, Larry...........................................................5 Schnell Memorial.................................................36 Schreiber, Nick........................................................5 Schwan Buick GMC.............................................27 Sheridan, Barney....................................................4 Silha Funeral Home............................................. 62 Sorenson, Fred......................................................67 Special Cowboy Moments..........................41,67 Special Guest Amberley Snyder........................7 Steffan Saw & Bike..................................................6 Stockmen’s Livestock....................... ......13,23,46 Tee Bench Roustabouts.....................................67 ...................................................................back cover Tescher, Gary & Ardis..........................................51 Tescher Fencing........................................25,59,67 Tosner Haygrinding...............................................8 Tweeten, Robert & Bonnie..........................25,67 Urlacher Art Works .............................................18 Vesey, Joe & Emily................................................13 Wald Fencing...................................................25,67 Warberg, John & Kathy.......................................13 West Plains Inc...................................................... 65 Western Cooperative Credit Union.........24,67 Western Dent Paintless Repair..................10,23 Western Frontier Insurance........................31,67 White Drug Pharmacy....................................... 57 Wibaux Coop Oil.................................................. 60 Winn Construction..............................................67 Wisness Ranch......................................................13 Woody’s Feed & Grain........................................ 23 Wosepka, James J., P.C....................................... 20 Wyoming Casing Service, Inc..........................67

Dear rodeo fans, friends, families and guests, Welcome to the 63rd Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match. The Home On The Range children, employees and rodeo committee have worked very hard this past year, to make sure you enjoy today’s event. There are 32 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) cowboys entered. There are even more PRCA saddle bronc horses here today. Many of the cowboys and horses you see today, you will see at the Wrangler’s National Finals in Las Vegas. Today’s event consists of a long-round, in which all 32 cowboys will get a chance to ride a bronc. After the long-go round, there will be a short intermission and then a short-round of cowboys who have the highest twelve scores. After that, the 2019 winner will be announced. We are honored to have Amberley Snyder as our special guest. Her personal and true story was an inspiration and featured on Netflix entitled “Walk.Ride.Rodeo.” You can read more about Amberley on page 7. We hope you will enjoy the special music today by singer/songwriter Sid Stromme and his band. If you are interested in his CD’s, you can visit with Sid after his performance. We also hope you visit our concession stands and enjoy famous grilled burgers, hot dogs and tacos-in-a-bag. During the intermission, we invite you and your friends to get together and participate in our Calcutta auction. This is an opportunity to bid on the cowboy’s that qualified for the short-round; bidding on the possibility that they are going to place in the round. So if your cowboy wins, you win back some money. We pay out 80% of the total Calcutta money. The remaining 20% is given to Home On The Range for their youth programs. The complete Calcutta rules are in the program book on page 3 and will be announced prior to the auction. We’d like to thank all the sponsors and advertisers listed in our commemorative rodeo program book. They really make a difference in the production of our rodeo and we appreciate their support. We invite you to browse through the program book, and consider visiting their businesses. In the program book, there are many stories and pictures about Home On The Range. All the proceeds from today’s event are given to Home On The Range for the children it serves. We’d like to thank the Home On The Range employees and children for all the hard work they do in preparing for the saddle bronc match. They mow the grounds, clean the concession stands, paint the pens and bleachers, fix the gates, and get all the concession stands ready with food, pop and snacks. During the rodeo, the children help take tickets, park cars, work in the concession stands, or sell programs. Thank you for attending our saddle bronc match. We hope you enjoyed the day! We welcome your comments and feedback, what we did well, what we could improve on. Please fill out the survey in the program book on page 4 and turn it in at the promotions booth or the concession stand. You can learn more about Home On The Range by following us on Facebook. If you would like to sign up for our newsletter or make a tax deductible donation, just visit our website at www.hotrnd.com. Thank you again for coming! We look forward to seeing you again next year - August 1, 2020! Sincerely,

Mel Rose, PsyD, Executive Director

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63rd Annual Champions Ride Match Schedule of Events

1:00 pm Presentation of colors and sponsor flags National Anthem Cowboy Prayer Alvin Nelson Long-Go 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. Intermission (Special Guest Amberley Snyder) Cowboy Calcutta

A special thank you to our rodeo committee for making our 63rd Champions Ride a huge success!

Cowboys draw stock

Stock Bios Jim and Tom Tescher Championship Round Awards Presentation

Brad & Jackie Gjermundson Casey & Kami Fredericks Kevin Holten Gary Tescher Ted Tescher Dusty Hausauer Rick Thompson Sparky Dreesen Riston Zielke Ivan Johnson Greg LaBelle Jolene Obrigewitch Vanessa Ueckert

PRCA Photography Notice Livestreaming of any kind, whether through Facebook Live, Periscope or any software sharing similar purposes, is PROHIBITED. The PRCA is the sole distributor of any and all rodeo content, and violation will be subject to review and possible legal action. Only PRCA card/permit-holding photographers and credential media photographers may shoot photos on the rodeo grounds using a professional lens. Fans may take photos from the stands, but only with cell phones and small cameras that have no extended lens. Those caught using cameras with a lens attached, will be expelled from the rodeo grounds. 2

Thank you to our 2019 Champions Ride Corporate Sponsors Fred C. Sorenson

Tee Bench Roustabouts

Blue Beacon International

Four Bears Casino

KLX Energy Services

Dakota Community Bank

Charging Eagle Big Lease Trucking

Martin Construction, Inc.

Conoco Phillips

2036 Rough Stock Rd. Killdeer, ND 58640

First State Bank

Farm Forum

PO Box 128 Taylor, ND 58656

Big S Contracting, LLC

PO Box 2541 Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346 202 Frontage Road New Town, ND 58763

ACN, Perry Zillich RDO Equipment 11105 33rd St. SW Dickinson, ND 58601

Runnings

2003 3rd Ave. W. Dickinson, ND 58601

Quality Quick Print 37 1st Ave. W. Dickinson, ND 58601

PO Box 575 Mandaree, ND 58757 13557 58th St. NW Williston, ND 58801

3685 116th Ave. SW Dickinson, ND 58601 PO Box 189 Golva, ND 58632

9253 Highwa 10 Taylor, ND 58656

AH, Inc.

PO Box 241 Killdeer, ND 58640

Red Rock Ford

2585 I-94 Bus. Loop East Dickinson, ND 58601

Farmers Union Oil Co. PO Box 219 Beach, ND 58621

Baranko Bros, Inc. 3048 Hwy 22 N. Dickinson, ND 58601

Special Cowboy Moments PO Box 3780 Dickinson, ND 58602

Robert & Bonnie Tweeten 3050 10th St. SW Hensler, ND 58530

Farren & Autumn Richard 5125 104th Ave. SW Lefor, ND 58641

Tescher Fencing PO Box 595 Beach, ND 58621

Western Frontier Insurance 105 S. Main St. Bowman, ND 58623

J.E. Dunn

501 E. Broadway Ste 1 Williston, ND 58801

CKC Oilfield Service, LLC 2953 88th Ave. SW Richardton, ND 58652

Fred Berger

Winn Construction

PO Box 10877 Fargo, ND 58106

124 S. 2nd ST. Aberdeen, SD 57401

Chad Berger

4757 Highway 6 Mandan, ND 58554

Bell State Bank & Trust

11090 30th St. SW Dickinson, ND 58601

MBI Energy Services, Inc.

Real Presence Radio

PO Box 1141 Dickinson, ND 58602

1727 State St. Bismarck, ND 58501

Edward H. Schwartz Construction 103 S. Main St. New England, ND 58647

503 7th St. N. #101 Fargo, ND 58102

PO Box 856 Salina, KS 67402

PO Box 458 Belfield, ND 58622

406 Main St. Mandan, ND 58554

Gooseneck Implement

Wyoming Casing Service

Farm Credit Services

First International Bank

800 31st Ave. SW Minot, ND 58701

PO Box 1153 Dickinson, ND 58602

1300 Roughrider Blvd. Dickinson, ND 58601

100 N. Main St. Watford City, ND 58854

316 21st St. E. Dickinson, ND 58601

14013 County Road 340 Fairview, MT 59221

Just-In Glass

Western Coop Credit Union 290 15th St. W. Dickinson, ND 58601

Buckaroo Businesses

Bar JV Angus

Medora Boot & Western Wear PO Box 313 Medora, ND 58645

221 N. 15th St. Billings, MT 59101

Gem City Motors

124 24th St. W. Dickinson, ND 58601

Pipe Bar & Grill

PO Box 671 Beach, ND 58621

Wald Fencing

PO Box 348 Dighton, KS 67839

Jody & Carla Arthaud

JP Steel & Supply Bud Ordahl Construction Dennis Hansen

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701 S. Central Ave. Sidney, MT 59270

355 Highway 22 Killdeer, ND 58640 112 2nd St. S. Wishek, ND 58495

4080 112th Ave. SW Dickinson, ND 58601


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PROUDLY REMEMBERING AND PRESERVING OUR PAST!

CENTER OF WESTERN HERITAGE AND CULTURES Native American, Ranching and Rodeo We are a nonprofit organization that invites you to consider becoming a member of the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame. All proceeds benefit the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame and help in preserving our state’s rich western history & cultures for future generations to come.

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Champions Ride Past Saddle Bronc Winners 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 2015 2016 2017 2018

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 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 Wade Sundell, Colman, OK Zeke Thurston, Sheridan, WY Allen Boore, Axtell, UT Allen Boore, Axtell, UT

CALCUTTA RULES We have a Calcutta after the first go round. For those of you not familiar with a Calcutta, it’s a live auction of the cowboy’s qualifying for the final go round. The payout is 80% paid out, 20% to Champions Ride and it pays 4 places. Individuals, groups or businesses can bid on their favorite cowboy and cheer him to be champion, with a chance to win back some money! Bidders will need to pay the secretary at the west-side canopy with the trophy saddle, before the short go round can begin. One social security number is required. If a group is bidding, let us know by coming to the fence or telling a spotter! Payout checks will be dispersed after the rodeo in the HOTR Administration building. 3


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 63rd 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.

Annual Champions Ride

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THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE CHAMPIONS RIDE! WE WELCOME YOUR CONSTRUCTIVE COMMENTS REGARDING THIS EVENT.

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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Thank You to West Plains, Inc. for their generous donation of 250 hours on a Case IH 140 Maxxum Tractor and the use of a Case IH 1504 Swather and 565 Baler for haying season! Home On The Range is grateful for the generous support of West Plains, Inc. to help with our farming operation.

Barney Sheridan is from the small town of Arlee in Western Montana. A resident for 28 years, Barney is an announcer with the PRCA, announcing many ProRodeos throughout the year from Washington to Arizona, Idaho, Wyoming, the Dakotas and of course Montana. This year he will work at more than 20 events and more than 50 performances. Barney says “I Love the fact that you have to travel a long way to see most professional sports, But in ProRodeo… we bring the best in the world, right to your backyard! Barney’s wife Tara, daughter Nicolle, and son Cody are all members of the PRCA. Tara and Nicolle are both PRCA Music Directors, and his son Cody Sheridan is a Professional Tie Down Roper. “We all get together for a nice dinner in April, and stay in touch throughout the summer season. Everybody going different directions… gets a little crazy at times”. Barney has announced the Turquoise Circuit Finals in Arizona, has received the Western Heritage Award from The University of Montana, and in January 2017 was honored to receive the Western Heritage Award from The Montana ProRodeo Hall And Wall Of Fame. This is Barney’s 3rd year of announcing at the Champions Ride Match.

We welcome your comments regarding the Champions Ride!

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Bovine Embryo Transfer Program Since 2008, Home On The Range has been 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.

Knight Well Repair Service 101 Baird Butte Rd Wibaux, MT 59353 (406) 796-8192 Office (406) 989-8192 Cell Backhoe & Trenching

Thank you to our Calcutta Auctioneers! - Al Schoch -Nick Schriver -Larry Schnell

“Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match takes the treatment of rodeo livestock very seriously and is deeply committed to the proper handling and care of the animal athletes of rodeo. Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match is proudly sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), the largest and oldest rodeo sanctioning body in the world. Pro Rodeo Officials as well as the on-site veterinarian assess each animal prior to competition to ensure all livestock are well-suited and fit for competition. In addition to monitoring the livestock prior to competition, the Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match has a veterinarian onsite during each performance. Rodeo Management and personnel have extensive knowledge and understanding in not only the sport of rodeo, but the livestock industry as well. These people routinely put the needs of the rodeo livestock before their own and have great respect for the animal athletes of rodeo. Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match is proud to be continuing the western way of life and will continue to address issues, especially livestock welfare, with a proactive approach. More information on the Livestock Program of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association can be found at www.prorodeo.com.” 64

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RDO does that.

~ Champion Level Corporate Sponsor ~

RDO Equipment Co. tailors programs to fit the needs of your company with equipment sales, rentals, technology, parts, and service. Proudly serving western North Dakota. RDO Equipment Co. 11105 33rd St. SW Dickinson, ND 58601 701-483-0115

Wrangler Sponsors Beach Pharmacy

M’Lord M’Lady

Kovash Furniture

Steffan Saw & Bike

Bowman Auction Market

Rohan Hardware

Beach, ND 701-872-2800

Beach, ND 701-872-4811

121 3rd Ave. E. Dickinson, ND 701-225-5075

Dickinson, ND 701-483-6769

37 E. Main Beach, ND 701-872-3396

Bowman, ND 701-523-5922

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~ Champion Level Corporate Sponsor ~

2019 Special Guest, Amberley Snyder Amberley Snyder was born in January of 1991 in southern California. Amberley and her five siblings lived there during her dad’s Major League Baseball career with the Los Angeles Dodgers. At the age of three, Amberley began riding lessons and developed an unyielding passion for horses. After her dad’s retirement from baseball, the famliy moved to Utah. Amberley was seven years old and would only comply if she was promised a barrel racing horse when she got there. She got her wish, and that was the beginning of Amberley’s rodeo career. Growing up, Amberley’s family environment was very competitive. Her siblings participated in everything from sports to gymnastics, but Amberley found her niche in rodeo. From a young age, Amberley had a great sense of communication with her horses and connected with them on a very personal level. Her mom really had a hand in cultivating her passion, and before long she was competing in barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, and goat tying. In 2009, she qualified for the National High School Finals in the pole bending and won the National Little Britches Rodeo Association All-Around Cowgirl World Championship. Her parents had reinforced in her, that hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. That was Amberley’s objective every day during practice and in competition which accredited to a large part of her success. Amberley was very active in FFA during her adolescent years, and in 2010 was elected the Utah FFA State President. The leadership and communication skills she gained in the organization have been invaluable to her and thus the organization is very dear to her. Amberley was excited for 2010 and had her sights on college, finishing out her FFA office term, competing in college rodeo, and preparing for the upcoming changes in her life. She was completely unaware of the magnitude of the change to come. On Janary 10, 2019, Amberley was on her way to the Denver Stock Show and Rodeo. As she was passing through Sinclair, WY, she took a look down at her map. After only seconds, she looked up and realized she had faded into the other lane, headed towards a metal beam. In an effort to get back in her lane, Amberley overcorrected. Her truck slid off the road and rolled and she was ejected from the vehicle. She was slammed into a fence post that broke her back and immediately she lost feeling in her legs.

Silha

Funeral Homes

After five hours of emergency surgery, the doctor’s prognosis was she would never regain use or feeling below her waist. He told her if she had worn her seatbelt, she would still have use of her legs. The one mistake she made that day changed her life forever, but it has not defeated her competitive spirit. The top priority for Amberley was not even to walk, but to ride her horse again. Remarkably only 4 months after the accident, she was back on her horse!

Beach, North Dakota • Wibaux, Montana Glendive, Montana (701) 872-3232 • 406-796-2421 Fax: (701) 872-3057

Thanks to First International Bank & Trust, Amberley Snyder will be at the Home On The Range Champions Match Ride Rodeo on Saturday, August 3rd in Sentinel Butte, ND. While there she will participate in the taping of an episode for Special Cowboy Moments on RFD-TV about the Champions Ride. In addition, she will meet with the rodeo committee, have lunch with the residents of Home On The Range, be part of the grand opening and hang around to sign autographs and visit with the crowd.

email address: silha@midstate.net Mailing address: p.o. Box 488 • Beach, ND 58621 John Foster, Funeral Director

Tyler Silha

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~ Champion Level Corporate Sponsor ~

Tosner Haygrinding Call Jerry Tosner (701) 872-4691 Cell: (701) 872-6764 For all your custom haygrinding needs.

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2018 Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Cowboys with Miss America, Cara Mund

Spring Awards Banquet The Annual Spring Awards Banquet was a huge success! Each May, Home On The Range gives awards to the boys and girls for their special accomplishments. This year the awards given out were Raymond Schnell Ranch Hand award, Karla Zimdars Academic Achievement award, GED and graduating seniors recognition, Social Work award, Frances Dietz Nurse’s award, Paul Blanchette Sports award, Resident Living award, and Father Cassedy award. The Knights of Columbus scholarship and Gene & Margie Muth Scholarship were given out, along with many Spiritual Interest Recognition awards. During the program, one of the boys played the National Anthem on electric guitar. A group of kids also performed a skit that brought most of the audience to tears. Two of our students courageously stood in front of their peers and a room full of strangers and shared their stories of trials and achievements. Our Keynote Speakers were Dan Donlin and Tyler Auck, “A Cop & A Criminal: An Unlikely Friendship,” both from Bismarck, ND. They gave a very memorable presentation of their “unlikely friendship.” The banquet concluded with a generous donation from the Beach American Legion in the amount of $1,660 for our Adventure Therapy program. We also had many of our staff receive recognition pins for their years of dedicated service to Home On The Range. 5 years: Stefanie Aulner, Tony Callaway, Donna Gorman, Collin Harrell and Deanie Rogers. 10 years: Les Barnhart 15 years: Nancy Wirrenga 20 years: Jodi Ebel and Jolene Obrigewitch 30 years: Laure Wirtzfeld

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Adopt-A-Highway 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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Jim and Tom Tescher Championship Round Allen Boore - 2018 Champion

Kansas Jack

Laser Frame Measuring

The final go-round or short round of Champions Ride was renamed in 2004 as a tribute to the two saddle bronc riding brothers, Jim and Tom Tescher, who are credited with starting Champions Ride. Since then, a jacket has been presented to the winner of that round that bears the lettering “Jim and Tom Tescher Championship Round” and the Champions Ride logo on the front. The jacket is sponsored by Tescher Fencing.

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Giving Hearts Day. Home On The Range received $25,000 on-line donations.

Give us a call! 701-206-1219 Marmarth, ND

We appreciate your support and hope you will participate in Giving Hearts Day 2020, which will be February 13, 2020. Watch our website and Facebook page for details. 10

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

~ Champion Level Corporate Sponsor ~

Home On The Range 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 safe home for youth who have experienced physical or emotional trauma, where every act is done with love to help them discover the dignity of the human person and learn the skills to manage life’s challenges.”   Our program offers a caring, safe, and loving environment where youth of all race, creed, religion, and national origin may learn and experience self-worth. 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 36 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.   

You can donate to Home On The Range online at www.hotrnd.com. Click “Donate Now.” The funds will go directly to HOTR.

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Store & Pharmacy Hours: Mon - Fri: 9 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm •Sunday: Sunday: Closed Saturday: 9am-5pm 12pm-4pm

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Adventure Therapy Program

Adventure Therapy is an experiential therapy approach where members are able to work through their trauma based challenges through outdoor and healthy living activities. It is an effective tool for overcoming a wide range of mental health challenges including (but not limited to): PTSD, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and traumatic life experiences. Each group session challenges members to step outside their comfort zone. The focus of each session is on teaching communication of intolerable feelings through team based and solo initiatives. Each session builds upon the previous one, culminating in a “capstone event.” These “capstones” are the final challenge the members had spent eight to twelve weeks preparing for. Each “capstone” event varies by season, but generally involves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, rock climbing, snowshoeing, rafting, and skiing. This year has been exciting and challenging for both the residents and the staff involved. In August/September, both the Boys’ and Girls’ groups camped in the Gallatin Gateway area where they hiked and whitewater rafted the Madison River. As one resident put it “This is Epic!” In January, the Girls’ group traveled to Bottineau, ND to a cabin on Lake Metigoshe. The girls snowshoed on Lake Metigoshe and then traveled to the Bottineau Winter Park to take in a day of snow tubing. In March, both groups stayed in a cabin in Terry Peak, SD. The groups hiked through Spearfish Canyon, undertaking numerous hikes in the snow covered landscape. One particularly challening hike was to Community Cave, outside of Spearfish, SD. This steep trail lead to a magnificent, icicle lined cave with a breathtaking view of the canyon below. One resident commented, “I didn’t think I would accomplish a hike like that!” June brought both groups back to the Beartooth Mountain Range. Groups camped in Woodbine Campground near Nye, MT. Hikes consisted of Woodbine Falls and Lake Sioux Charley. Members were astonished to learn they hiked over six and a half miles there and back from Lake Sioux Charley. Members were awestruck by the beauty of their surroundings, exclaiming “This view is amazing!” The groups also drove the Beartooth Pass at an elevation of 10,947 feet. Many of the group members felt like “I’m on top of the world!” The next round of groups are already underway. They will prepare for a “capstone” in Custer State Park, where they will be rock climbing around Sylvan Lake with the Sylvan Rock Climbing School. Group members will also spend the summer preparing to canoe on Sylvan Lake and Lake Pactola. We’d like to thank all of Home On The Range’s supporters for their contributions this last year to the Adventure Therapy Program. Your generosity and future support makes Adventure Therapy possible and gives the youth in our care the best opportunities to work through their trauma in new, challenging, and exciting ways!

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~ Rookie Level Corporate Sponsor ~

THANK YOU TO OUR COWBOY SPONSORS!

Rodne Consulting, LLC Schoch Construction Stockmen’s Livestock Wisness Ranch Out House Duty Pahlke Pipe & Rod, Inc. Medalen Angus & Quarter Horse Ranch Nathan & Nikki Fisher Jandt Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, LLC Hackamore Ranch Little Missouri Cattle John & Kathy Warberg Open A Angus Eaton Construction Home On The Range staff Johnson Performance Horses

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Scenes from 2018 Champions Ride Match Rodeo

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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~ Champion Level Corporate Sponsor ~

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What is the “Mouse House?” What is the “Mouse House?” It is a holiday seasonal store set up, run by our boys and girls. New white elephant items are donated to the Mouse House. The items are then priced from $.50 to $5.00. Children in the community are encouraged to stop by and purchase affordable, new, Christmas gifts for their families. The Home On The Range children help sort the items, mark them, wrap the gifts, and even help little children with their shopping. All proceeds come back to Home On The Range for the resident’s crafts and activities. The 5th Annual Mouse House will be November 30, 2019. If you would like more information or have some NEW white elephant gifts (items you bought or received as gifts that you don’t want or use), please contact Home On The Range at 701-872-3745 or vanessau@hotrnd.com.

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Contact us for all of your livestock feeding and management needs. Calf Creep, Headstart, Feedlot Supplements, Bull Challenger, BSE Free Pet Foods, Payback Liquid Feeds, Smartlic Tubs, Range Cubes, Weatherized Mineral, Custom Feeds Also Available

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Life Skills Program Through a grant submitted by the Beach School District, Mrs. Leanne Benes, Teresa Steele and Pam Littlecreek 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 eight 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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“Starfish Award”

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In honor of our staff who are dedicated to helping our children, we have started the “Starfish Award.” Our staff have a challenging job. They form relationships with the children and teach them appropriate behaviors and skills which will help them later in life. After a child graduates from our program, they will be asked which staff made the biggest impression on them. That staff will receive a card with the Starfish story and a Starfish pin, which in essence says, “I made a difference in this child’s life.”

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“Providing a safe home for youth who have experienced physical or emotional trauma, where every act is done with love to help them discover the dignity of the human person and learn the skills to manage life’s challenges.” 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 36 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 Josh Helvik, 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. Each child is interviewed to see which church they would like to attend. The Spiritual Department offers various Christian activities such as bible study, praise night, individual sessions, movie night, and talent shows. Josh or Peggy will work with the area’s priest and pastors and coordinate classes so a child can be baptized or confirmed. “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. 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. 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.”

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HOTR BRONC MATCH CHAMP l.957

WORLD CHAMP

Starting in '57, in January, at Odessa, Texas, where the horses really bucked, when the dra� went on the wall and "Ole" had Pretty Boy, I told them of Alvin Nelson. "Boys, be sure and don't miss this one. It's likely to be the greatest bronc ride you ever saw." He marked 208, a record I believe 'til yet.

That summer at Casper, WY, he rode a new horse called "Goodbye Now," that brought 'em from the kitchen. Doyle Cobbler, who flanked him, turned to me and asked, "What would you have marked his ride?" My jaw hanging slack, I said, "I was s.o busy watching that horse buck, I couldn't tell you if he spurred him once." It was the rankest horse I ever saw anybody make the whistle on. A big stout, fast, ducking, bad headed horse that spun a couple of rounds and kicked right square out �o the side. I �idn't see how the saddle stayed on. Jo Weeks of Abilene, Texas exclaimed "That was the best bronc ride I ever. saw!" Ole gave them all a hardware bath and you couldn't buck him off. He rode Jake, considered just about un-ridable at that time, three times. In Dickinson, Alvin rode a terribly dirty horse thilt caused Bill Linderman to exclaim, 'Tm glad I saw that. That's the most I ever saw anybody spur a horse that was that hard to ride." Alvin's win at New York set an all-time record for the most money won at a bronc riding that held for an unbelievable 23 years. After a stint in the Army, he got out and won the bronc riding twice at the National Finals Rodeo. In 1960, Alvin nearly won the title again. He qualified for the National Finals In 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964 and 1966, won the NFR saddle bronc riding average in both 1961 and 1962, and won the Dallas NFR all-around title in 1961. Alvin rode saddle bronc professionally until 1973, winning and placing at the countrf'.s biggest rodeos. He continued team roping into the 1990s.

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

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PLANNED GIFTS AND BEQUESTS

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, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

Agri Bank Alwin C. Carus Mineral Trust City of Beach Community Enhancement Grant John D. & Lucille Decker Endowment Walter & Verna Gehrts Fund John Kenney Estate McQuade Charity Softball Tournament Alice Murphy Living Trust Fred & Leopoldine Pardau Trust Paypal Giving Fund The Tom & Frances Leach Foundation, Inc. 22

Farming HOTR has 1400 acres and an operating farm and ranch. The children take care of bum lambs or calves, feed cattle and horses, and help load square hay bales.

Most Reverend Bishop David D. Kagan, President Msgr. Gene E. Lindemann, Vice President Rev. Daniel Berg, Secretary/Treasurer Brad Gjermundson Shane Goettle John Hardy Rick Mellmer Marlo Nelson Bill Schmid Dixie Wagner Teresa Dvorak Brian Lardy Charles Johnson Michelle Hardy Lynn Swanson Levi Hall Ron Zachmann

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. 47


~ Chute Gate Sponsor & Cowboy Sponsor ~

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Dickinson, North Dakota

STOCKMEN’S LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE The Region’s Cattle Marketing Center, Serving Eastern Montana and North Dakota Producers for over 80 Years! Selling 100,000 to 160,000 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

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A history of serving troubled youth since 1950 … “Home, home on the range…” This old folk song still rings true today. For 36 boys and girls, Home On The Range is a home to them while they receive the care they need.

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. Home On The Range has adopted our version of Trauma Informed Care (TIC) - “Relational Habilitation Model.” This is an approach to engage people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. TIC is remembering nothing that the kid does is as important as what happened to him/her. TIC focuses on where the kid is in his/her development, not where we think someone that age should be.

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 safe home for youth who have experienced physical or emotional trauma, where every act is done with love to help them discover the dignity of the human person and learn the skills to manage life’s challenges.” 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. Recreation is vital to

“…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.

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HOME ON THE RANGE DRUG & ALCOHOL PROGRAM Our new drug and alcohol program is a combination of abstinence based, non-abstinence based, support group, and education. The platform is a 12-week program with youth who are working on making changes and being able to continue in the support group for as long as they want.

A Tradition Of Hometown Service

We’re an Independent Community Bank. We have an interest in the prosperity and well-being of our community. For years we’ve provided a safe place for people to invest their money and made loans to help our community grow. When you have money to invest, need a loan, or have questions about the services we offer, come see us.

FIRST STATE BANK Beach, North Dakota 701-872-4444 Member FDIC

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~Silver Spur Level Corporate Sponsor~

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The components of our new drug and alcohol program are: ~ Stages of Change ~ Harm Reduction vs. Abstinence ~Goals ~Pharmacology ~Cues, Triggers, Coping Skills ~Sex Education ~ Family History ~ Legal Issues/Responsibility ~ Co-occuring Disorders ~ Strength /Family Support/Connection ~ Long Term Plans/Commitment to Change ~ Independent Living ~ Cultural Differences ~ Relapse Prevention

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Name Score of Short Go Allen Boore 93 CoBurn Bradshaw 90.5 Clay Elliott 90 Joey Sonnier III 84 Wyatt Casper 84 Zeke Thurston 83 Sterling Crawley 83

Congratulations to our 2018 Champion! Allen Boore with 176.5 total points!

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Honoring Loved Ones

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

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 in our annual commemorative issue of the Ranch Hand. Please feel free to contact the Development Office or use the coupon below.

This is a ____ memorial or ____ honorarium in the name of:

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 $18,000 was raised. Home On The Range is grateful to the Knights, and all who contributed to the annual Shamrock fundraiser!

Montana's Premier Cowboy Shop

2019 Miscellaneous Sponsors

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Champion Spurs/Straps

Arena Personnel Sponsors

Please send an acknowledgment of this gift to:

Robert & Bonnie Tweeten, Hensler, ND “In Memory Of Clay Tweeten”

Farmers Union/Cenex - Beach, ND

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Champion Rifle Sponsor

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Short-Go Stock Sponsor

Farm Credit Services - Dickinson, ND

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4 Bears Casino, New Town, ND

Champion Jacket Sponsor

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Announcer Sponsor

Wald Fencing - Wishek, ND

(Be sure to include a complete mailing address.)

Dakota Community Bank - Bismarck, ND

Short-Go Jacket Sponsor

Bronc Halter Sponsor

Tescher Fencing - Beach, ND

Thank you!

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Home On The Range Canine Therapy Program The Home On The Range Canine Program partners with Bakken Paws Rescue Shelter to assist both dogs and children. Dogs come to Home On The Range in need of help to overcome problem behaviors so that they can be successful in forever homes. The canine program is an 8-week experiential program, teaming residents with dogs to assist residents in building coping skills, self-control and patience. Each week focuses on a different treatment skill such as compassion, communication or team work. Members of the canine program assess each dog, identify problem behaviors where each dog needs help, and then develops a treatment plan for each dog. Residents in the canine program learn to identify the needs of their canine partners. They also learn responsibility by taking care of the dogs daily, ensuring that the dogs are fed, watered, exercised, learning the needed skills and living in a safe and clean kennel area. Through their treatment plans, the dogs learn to walk on a lead (hopefully without pulling); they learn to sit, lie down, stay and focus on their handler. The dogs learn to overcome fear and go through an agility obstacle course. Additionally, the dogs learn to trust and bond with their handler. This past year twelve dogs have completed training in the canine program. All of the graduates of the canine program state that the dogs helped them learn patience. Here’s some quotes from group members: “I learned that relationships are two sided and that there has to be trust and respect.” Building blocks of confidence are “trust, communication, and love”; “trust and consent”; “trust, people noticing you are doing good and believing in yourself.” Being with my dog helped me in social situations by “helping me notice body language more and helped me to be more open.” “He calms my anxiety.” “To communicate with a calm voice, to feel comfortable with new people, and to stay calm when frustrated.” My dog has helped me with my treatment plan by “helping me to know I can overcome obstacles, helps me work harder even it if seems unobtainable and he’s helped me calm my anxiety.” “By learning trust, by learning coping skills and by learning to communicate.” “We are both learning and my dog has things to work on too.” Members of the canine program meet adoptive families of the dogs in the program if possible. When the dogs are adopted, each family receives a letter from the resident in the canine program who worked with the dog, which describes the dog’s personality and the skills they have. In addition to helping the members who participate in the canine therapy program, the dogs that live at the ranch are available to help all residents. It is very common that residents who are having a bad day will ask to go visit the dogs. Residents are also able to bring the dogs to the dorm and spend time focusing on a loving companion. Group members and residents who spend time with the dogs all state that spending time with the dogs helps them calm down. Without fail, the dogs are able to give the residents love, acceptance and fun while helping them learn new skills so that they will be more successful during their stay at Home On The Range and after they discharge.

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Holidays The children get excited about holidays such as Halloween and Christmas. For Halloween, the kids carved pumpkins and put them on display. During the Christmas season, the kids do seasonal activities. 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.

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

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Home on the Range Foundation Tax Credit for Endowment Gifts

This year will be the 19th Annual Home On The Range Basket Bash on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Golden Valley County Fairgrounds 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 Vanessa at HOTR at 701-872-3745 or email her at vanessau@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.

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HOTR’s Horse Herd 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.”

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Vision of a Home

Ride for the Range

Father Elwood Cassedy had a vision to create a place for wayward and orphaned boys. In 1949, an elderly couple donated their 1,400 acre ranch to Father Cassedy and the Bismarck Catholic Diocese. They felt their home could be used to be a new home for orphaned boys. This was appropriately named “Home On The Range.” In a very short time, Father Cassedy soon had three boys referred to him. By word-of-mouth, he received many requests for help and soon realized that he would need to construct a dormitory. With donations, he was able to construct a building which housed the boys, contained a Chapel, kitchen, dining area, and private room for Father Cassedy. Father Cassedy’s success and popularity became known through his public speaking and travels. He soon had a waiting list of boys. Father Cassedy recognized he needed help, and a much larger building. Father Fahlander was assigned to help and a major fundraising campaign was underway to build a larger boys’ dormitory.

Vision of a Rodeo

While the campaign was going on, Father Cassedy and Fahnlander sought donations of cash and in-kind donations to maintain the growing ranch. Two local cowboys, Jim and Tom Tescher, who happened to be brothers, approached Father Fahnlander with a fundraising idea - a saddle bronc match. The Teschers competed at a national level, and their vision was to have North Dakota Saddle Bronc Riders compete against cowboys from the world. There were many others who were instrumental in forming the first match. Ray Schnell, Willard Schnell and Raymond Schnell assisted in the organization and promotion of the Match. They helped acquire the top broncs from around the region, filled many of the positions needed to put it on, and helped make sure things ran smoothly on the day of the event. Many individuals and local organizations volunteered to work on a new outdoor arena and stock pens. The Teschers used their influence to contact cowboys willing to come and compete. Ed Doherty was in charge of advertising and Bill Martin was present to check over a dam site and repair it. The first Match came to fruition. It was a cold May in 1957, but approximately 5,000 people came to watch the competition. Alvin Nelson claimed first in the saddle bronc riding, John Dalton From L to R: Joe Chase, Jim Tescher, Tom Tescher, Duane Howard and Alvin Nelson. had the best time for roping three calves, Bill McNeill and Jerry Boren tied for first in cow cutting, and Jim Saye won the calf roping. All the proceeds from the rodeo were given to the new boys’ dormitory building fund. The Champions Ride Match has two traditions: the best cowboys and broncs, and the money raised is given to Home On The Range. The past champions are a Who’s Who in Saddle Bronc Riding. Recognizable names such as Larry Mahan, Lewis Field, Rod Hay, Ty Murray, Dan Mortensen, Brad Gjermundson, and Cody Wright, just to name a few. Over time, the Champions Ride Match has hosted many events, with the main attraction always the saddle bronc match. Other special events included calf roping competitions, barrel racing, bull riding, and junion team roping. The North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame inducted the Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match as a Special Event in 2000. The Match was recognized later in 2015 by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Rodeo Historical Society and presented with the Alvin Nelson award. The Champions Ride was an invitiational event until 2015. The Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match was endorsed by the P.R.C.A. as extreme bronc riding. All the money the cowboys win at this event count towards their earnings at the Wrangler National Finals. The Champions Ride Match is spearheaded by four-time world Champion saddle bronc rider Brad Gjermundson, and co-founders sons, Gary Tescher and Ted Tescher. There are many other volunteers on the Board to make sure the Champions Ride continues to be the best bronc match in North Dakota. The Champions Ride features a long-go of 32 cowboys. The top twelve scores advance to the short-go. The Match has a $30,000 added purse payout. This is the highest saddle bronc payout for the month of August and the Match entry roster fills quickly. Each year, the Committee invites special guests to attend the Match. In 2018, Miss America, Cara Mund, toured Home On The Range, dined with the children, and then spoke to the guests at the Match. This year, the committee confirmed Miss Amberley Snyder will be the special guest. Netflix recently released their true-life story about Amberley entitled “Walk. Ride. Rodeo.” Amberley will tour Home On The Range, speak to its residents, and then speak to the guests at large prior to the rodeo. 32

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History of the Bronc Riding Match of Champions by Larry Schnell

In 1948, Ray Schnell and his family, who operated Schnell’s Dickinson Livestock Sales Co., began promoting a new and unique rodeo event, the Dickinson Match of Champions.

This first event pitted the horses of Feek Took of Ekalaka, MT, against four of North Dakota’s top saddle bronc riders: Jim, Tom and Alvin Tescher, and Dean Armstrong. A calf roping event was also included. As the years went by, this match grew not only in the number of events and contestants, but also in attendance. Bareback riding, calf roping, wild mare roping, barrel racing, wild cow milking, and even single steer roping were added at times, with attendance swelling to 6,000, 7,000, and even 8,000 people. While the cowboys were the big draw, the bucking stock were also superior, and included names like “Whiz Bang,”; “Davy Crockett,”; “Spur Dodger,”; “Figure Four”; and also the most famous bronc ever, “Trails End.” In 1957, the Schnell family, along with Jim and Tom Tescher, decided to use this wonderful event for a greater good. They determined that they would like to see the young people at Home On The Range be the beneficiaries of their efforts. The location of the match was moved from Dickinson to the ranch at Sentinel Butte. A single purpose arena was built on site, and the match continuted its run of high quality entertainment. Ray, Willard, and Raymond Schnell continuted to promote and organize the match, rounding up top broncs from around the region, filling all of the many positions needed to put it on, and making sure things run smoothly on the day of the event. Meanwhile, Jim and Tom Tescher were busy using their rodeo contacts to draw the very best cowboys, not only from the region, but from as far as needed to assure a true “best of the best” event, while also competing themselves. Due to the great respect that world class cowboys held for the Teschers, and the fact that they were able to compete against top horses and competitors all in one day, almost every top bronc rider has participated in the Champions Ride for Home On The Range, and more than a few did so several times. ************************************ At the 63rd Champions Ride Match, we are honored to pay tribute to the Schnells and their support of the Champions Ride. Ray died on April 5, 1970, Raymond passed away December 23, 2017 and Willard passed away June 14, 2019. The Schnell family will be recognized prior to the rodeo, and there will be a brief moment of silence during the regular performance. The Rodeo Committee “takes off our hats” to these great men who made the Match what it 1958: Pictured bottom row, left to right: Ed Doherty, Willard Schnell, Ray Schnell Sr., Ray Schnell. Back row left to right: Bill Martin, Father Cassedy, is today. Harley Roth, and Bill Law. Courtesy Home On The Range Archive photos. 36

While being the best bronc match, the committee also focuses on raising money for Home On The Range. The Match is the largest fundraiser and all the proceeds from the rodeo are given back to Home On The Range. It is also the biggest “friend raiser” for the Ranch. Guests, who come to the Rodeo Match, learn about Home On The Range and its mission, become life-long friends, and make contributions to the organization. Home On The Range has even received donations from some benefactors as bequests in their wills.

A Therapeutic Ranch

Home On The Range is a therapeutic and working ranch for abused, neglected and traumatized boys and girls. The children live at Home On The Range for 6-9 months. They attend the local school, participate in work, recreation and spiritual programs, and engage in therapy groups. The children that come to Home On The Range have experienced trauma most people can’t even imagine. Home On The Range has designed and implemented effective therapeutic programming to help the residents learn basic coping skills. This will help them when they return to their families and communities. Home On The Range is located in southwestern North Dakota, full of wide open spaces and rolling hills. It is the perfect environment for experiential therapy programs such as animal assisted therapy. These groups utilize the ranch’s dogs, cattle and horses in specific groups with the children. Horses have played a key role in the history of Home On The Range. This tradition continues today in a variety of treatment and leisure activities. The Equine Program is a trauma informed experiential based intervention, which includes the use of horses and mules. This intensive, outcome based treatment program was designed for individuals presenting with externalizing issues such as poor anger management, impulsivity, low frustration tolerance and nonverbal communication difficulties. The program is a combination of ground work with horses, as well as riding and mule driving activities. The overall intent of the equine program is improving emotional regulation, problem solving and team work skills. The program consists of group, individual and family sessions as deemed appropriate and manageable. The horses are also used in basic horsemanship and EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association). Equine testimonial: “This group gives me a visualization of hope. I learned that some things take a lot of teamwork, that some things aren’t easy to do alone and that you might need more people to complete something you thought you could do alone.” Home On The Range resident “Trying to control my horse could be a lot like my parents trying to control me and when the horse goes too fast or turns the wrong way I panic sometimes and yank back on the reins and that could be like my parents with me.” The working ranch is an opportunity for the children to learn about real ranch life and work. The children help with feeding the cattle, horses and dogs. During haying season, they help load the square hay bales onto the trailer and then into the barn. Within the cattle operation, the children can watch a cow give birth to a new calf, keep records on the calf, bottle feed bummed calves, and even help with part of the calf embryo transfer program. Each summer, work crews walk miles of fences and repair the broken or down wires. The children’s work crews are instrumental in preparing the rodeo grounds and even work on rodeo day. The children mow the grass, paint, hang up banners, put up canopies, move aluminum bleachers, and transport food to the concession stands. On rodeo day, the boys and girls work in the concessions, sell tickets and program books, and park cars. Once the rodeo is finally over, the children are busy cleaning up the grounds and putting everything away for another year.

Recognizing Tradition

Home On The Range is celebrating its 70th Anniversary, and with this, a tradition of western heritage. The children learn about ranch life and rodeo, and the core values they both teach - hard work, determination, perseverance, being encouraged by others, an increase in self-confidence and self-esteem, team work, and accepting challenges as opportunities. All these values will help the children become well-rounded and successful at life. 33


62 Champions of Champions Ride Match Lewis Field 1986 Alvin Nelson 1957

George Menkenmeier 1958

Duane Howard 1959

Marty Wood 1960

Jim Tescher 1966

Jim Tescher 1971

Shawn Davis 1962

Hugh Chambliss 1967

Bill Pauley 1972

Jim Tescher 1963

Bill Smith 1968

Hugh Chambliss 1973

Shawn Davis 1964

Larry Mahan 1969

Wally Badgett 1974

Ty Murray 1991

Paul Peterson 1992

JC Bonnie 1977

Bill Pauley 1978

Bud Pauley 1979

Rod Hay 1995

Dan Mortensen 1996

Rod Hay 1997

Butch Small 1982

Chuck Fratzke 1983

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Rockie Kukla 1984

Robert Etbauer 1989

Glenn O’Neill 1999

Glenn O’Neill 2000

Brad Gjermundson 1993

Craig Lathern 1994

Jeremy Crane 1998

Rod Hay 1999

Ralph Maynard 1970

Todd Hipsag 2001

Tom Reeves 2002

Dan Mortensen 2003

Bill Pauley 1975

Jeremy Crane 2005

Cody Wright 2006

JJ Elshere 2007

Cody Wright 2008

Bud Pauley 1980 James Irish 2009

Rockie Kukla 1981

Brad Gjermundson 1988

Jim Tescher 1965

Jesse Bail 2004

John McBeth 1976

Tom Reeves 1987

Benny Reynolds 1961

Dan Mortensen 1990

Pete Fredericks 1961

Marty Jandreau 1987

Harry Rose 1985

Cole Elshere 2014

Wade Sundell 2010

Wade Sundell 2015

Cody Wright 2011

Zeke Thurston 2016

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Chuck Schmidt 2012

Allen Boore 2017

Josh Reynolds 2013

Allen Boore 2018


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