65th Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match Rodeo Commemorative Program Book

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THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our dream of a new arena a reality! You are all SO appreciated! Announcer Stand: Ray Schnell Family

Bucking Chute sponsors:

Pahlke Steel, Inc. Dakota Community Bank & Trust Fugere Ranches/B&B Hot Oil Service Gjermundson Family Charging Eagle/Big Lease Trucking Bar JV Angus Danks Ranch/Tyke Danks Anipro - XF Enterprises, Inc. Killdeer Saddle Club Devon Energy Goldenwest Electric The Bank of Baker

Out Gate Sponsors: Dan O’Donnell O’Donnell Ranch

Entrance Gate Sponsors: Tescher Fencing (2) Dona Lowman Ty & Jamie Tescher

12X12 Back Pen: Greg LaBelle

20 feet of arena fence:

Andy’s Custom Body Work BU Consulting Kevin Pavlish Jeff Carlson Family Garrett & Jori Peterson Al & LaMae Bergan Orwigs Tubs OLS Curt & Nancy Severson Chuppe Chiropractic Clinic In Memory Of Dona Lowman

Donations:

Goldenwest Electric Mark & Marlene Dreesen Co Bank Basin Electric Power Cooperative John J. Beck Rixen Welding, LLC

Saddle Bronc Match

Labor/Materials/Trucking: WPX Energy Continental Resources Sinclair Williston Tank Rentals Windy Hills Bison Ranch & Welding Tescher Ranch Nathan Brown O’Brien Oilfield Services Baker Metal Pahlke Steel, Inc. FH Petroleum Bridger Bel Fourche Pipeline HOTR Staff & residents Golden Valley County Kevin Fugere Baranko Bros, Inc. Tescher Fencing Charging Eagle Enterprises Sparky Dreesen Todd Edmonds Rixen Welding Hauck Sales & Service, LLC Danks Ranch/Tyke Danks Dusty Tescher

See you next year for the 66th Champions Ride on Saturday, August 6, 2022!

2020 Champion Zeke Thurston on J Bar J’s Dirty Lizard Benefitting the boys & girls at Fr. Cassedy’s ranch

August 7, 2021 ~ 1:00pm (MDT) Home On The Range Arena near Sentinel Butte Exit #7 on Interstate 94, 15 miles west of Medora


~Advertiser Index~ 4-Bears Casino & Lodge.........................25,58,85 Eyewear Concepts...............................................77 Alvin Nelson Tribute ....................................20-21 Farm Credit Services of Mandan.........25,26,85 Amber Waves........................................................ 30 Farmer’s Union Oil Co./Cenex..............25,69,85 First International Bank & Trust.......................85 American Bank Center.................................65,85 AmericInn Motel & Suites ................................58 First State Bank of Golva............................. 24,85 Anderson Vermeer Sales...................................13 Fisher, Nathan & Nikki........................................13 Flash Printing........................................................11 Anipro-XF Xtraformance Feeds..........41,cover Arthaud, Jodi & Carla....................................25,85 Fredericks, Susan.................................................13 B&B Hot Oil Service.................................40,cover Fugere, Kevin/Fugere Ranches.....13,40,cover G Bar G Bronc Saddles....................................... 55 Backyard Builders................................................13 Bank of Baker.............................................38,cover Gem City Motors.............................................28,85 Gjermundson, Brad & Jackie................13,cover Bar 52.......................................................................13 Bar JV Angus........................................47,85,cover Goldenwest Electric Coop............. 23,48, cover Baranko Bros, Inc............................................27,85 Gooseneck Implement......................................23 Beach American Legion Club..........................34 Hansen, Dennis....................................................85 Heart River Ranch......................................... .59,82 Beach Medical Clinic “CHI St. Alexis”.............19 Beach Pharmacy.....................................................7 High Plains Community Center................53,85 Begger’s Diamond V Ranch............................. 81 High Plains Vet Clinic, Inc.................................. 14 Bell State Bank and Trust.............................67,85 Howe & Howe.......................................................69 Bennett Houglum Agency............................... 10 Home On The Range staff.................................13 Benz Oil Company, Inc.......................................85 HOTR Rodeo Committee.....................................2 Berger, Chad..........................................................85 Hystad Ranch........................................................13 Berger Electric....................................................... 23 Jandt Plumbing, Heating & Cooling.......10,13 Big Lease Trucking.............................46,85,cover J.E. Dunn........................................................... 30,85 Big O Tires...............................................................52 J Lazy J Ranch.......................................................13 Big S Contracting, LLC............................18,71,85 Jackie Jensen Photography.............................25 Blue Beacon International................................85 Johnson Performance Horses.........................13 ............................................ inside front cover JP Steel & Supply.................................................85 JQ Clothing Co......................................................68 Blue Mtn Vet..........................................................29 Boespflug Trailers...................................................8 Just-In Glass.....................................................13,85 Boots Bar & Grill................................................... 23 Keller Broken Heart Ranch...............................13 Bowman Auction Market.....................................7 Killdeer Saddle Club...............................39,cover Brooks Chalky Butte Ranch..............................13 King’s Saddlery..................................................... 69 Calcutta Rules..........................................................3 Knight Well Repair Service...............................72 Catholic Tri-Parishes............................................14 Kolling and Kolling, Inc...................................... 69 CC’s Family Cafe....................................................26 Kovash Furniture.....................................................7 Chinn Angus..........................................................13 Lassle Ranch Simmentals................................. 81 CHS Nutrition........................................................ 72 Legend Auto Body.........................................13,77 Chamley Financial..................................................6 Leland Red Angus................................................13 Champions Ride History..............................32,33 Lewis, Jim & Penni...............................................17 Charging Eagle Enterprises,LLC....46,85,cover Lillis Electric...........................................................13 Children’s Western Wish Foundation............53 Little Missouri Saloon Dining .........................26 Chuppe Chiropractic Clinic..............................17 Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm................................79 City of Beach......................................................... 79 Madison Ranch.....................................................13 CKC Oilfield Service, LLC....................................85 Markwed Excavation, Inc.....................................9 Conoco Phillips...............................................70,85 Martin Construction........................................5,85 Consolidated Communications..................... 28 Medalen Angus & Qtr Horse Ranch..............13 Dakota Community Bank........................... 25,85 Medora Boot & Western Wear..............12,13,85 ......................................................inside back cover Medora Convenience Store.............................13 Dakota Sports....................................................... 24 Midwest Doors..................................................... 63 M’Lord M’Lady.........................................................7 Danks Ranch/Tyke Danks.....................42,cover David Bice Ranch.................................................13 Moe, Terry...............................................................67 Devon Energy Corporation............35,85,cover Nelson Livestock Company............................. 81 Dickinson Roughrider Commission..............13 ND Cowboy Hall of Fame.................................. 84 Double D Sales & Service, Inc..........................13 ND Knights of Columbus...................................25 ND Pharmacy.........................................................13 Double H Guns.......................................................7 Double J Manufacturing & Repair................. 23 ND Rodeo Association....................................... 27 Eagles.................................................................22,76 Obergfell, Ryan.....................................................17 Edward H. Schwartz Construction...........11,85 Open A Angus.....................................13,23,59,82 Ellis, Mark & Shelley.............................................17 Opp Angus.............................................................13 Orwig’s OLS Tubs........................................... 13,16

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Out House Duty...................................................13 Pahlke Steel, Inc.................................13,49,cover Peak Electric..........................................................13 Pope/Stuber Ranch............................................13 Prairie Lumber......................................................23 PRCA Photography Notice.................................2 Pump Systems......................................................23 Quality Quick Print........................................55,85 RDO Equipment Co.......................................70,85 Real Presence Radio Network...................80,85 Red Rock Ford...................................................6,85 Red Trail Campground.......................................31 Reichert, Pam........................................................17 Riverbank Ranch..................................................79 Rixen Welding, LLC..............................................45 Rodne Consulting, LLC......................................13 Rohan Hardware.....................................................7 Roughrider Electric.............................................23 Roughrider Septic.............................................. 68 Runnings...........................................................60,85 Rusty’s Saloon & Grill.........................................17 Saddle Secret........................................................13 Sax Motor Company........................................... 26 Schoch Construction..........................................13 Schnell, Larry.............................................67,cover Schwan Buick GMC.............................................60 Sharp Drilling........................................................13 Sheridan, Barney....................................................4 Silha Funeral Home............................................. 80 Sit -n- Bull Bar...........................................................7 S.M. Fencing & Energy Services.................50,85 Sorenson, Fred......................................................85 Spickler Ranch South.........................................13 Steffan Saw & Bike..................................................7 Stockmen’s Livestock....................... ......13,23,64 Tee Bench, Inc/Ivan Johnson......................54,85 Tescher Fencing............................25,36,37,77,85 Tescher, Gary.........................................................13 Tescher, Ted............................................................13 Tosner Haygrinding............................................ 29 Trappers Kettle................................................60,85 Tweeten, Robert & Bonnie..........................25,85 Urlacher Art Works .............................................18 Vesey, Joe & Emily................................................13 Wald Fencing...................................................25,85 Warberg, John & Kathy.......................................13 WBI Energy Transmission............................11,85 West Plains Inc...................................................... 83 Western Cooperative Credit Union.........24,85 Western Dent Paintless Repair........................23 Western Frontier Insurance........................31,85 Wibaux Coop Oil.....................................................9 Winn Construction...........................................8,85 Wolff Auctioneers..........................................17,67 Woody’s Feed & Grain........................................ 23 Wosepka, James J., P.C....................................... 78 Wrangler.................................................................85 Wyoming Casing Service, Inc....................78,85 XL Homes...............................................................27 Zillich, Perry.....................................................71,85

16351 I 94 • Sentinel Butte, ND 58654 P h o n e : 7 0 1 - 8 7 2 - 3 7 4 5 • Fa x : 7 0 1 - 8 7 2 - 3 7 4 8 www.hotrnd.com “Under the guidance of the Catholic Church, provide a safe home for all 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.”

Dear Rodeo Fans and Guests, Welcome to the 65th Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match. We’re happy you can be with us, and excited to present you with this PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) Extreme Bronc Riding event! This isn’t my first Champions Ride Rodeo, but it is my first rodeo as Executive Director. I’ve had the privilege to work with the rodeo committee, and witnessed first hand all of the work that goes on behind the scene to make this remarkable event successful, and the best of the west. Thank you rodeo committee, staff and volunteers! This year we have a lot of “firsts” to share with you. We are thrilled to be showcasing the Champions Ride in our new arena, with new bucking chutes! A special thanks to all the sponsors, businesses and individuals who made this dream come true. The rodeo committee has been working for a year on the design and layout of the arena. We are proud of how it turned out, and it will be here for decades to come. This year, we are excited to have 40 cowboys entered in our Match. That’s up from last year. Another first this year, the Champions Ride Match is now officially part of the Extreme Bronc Riding circuit. The cowboys’ winnings count towards the standings at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, and at the Extreme Bronc Riding Finals at Rapid City, SD on August 28, 2021. We have a Short-go Calcutta, and now we will be paying out six places instead of four. This means the buyers will have a pretty good chance of winning more money back! We would like to welcome Glee Nett and Children’s Western Wish Foundation. This is a wonderful and unique organization that honors a child and their family at a rodeo. You can learn more about their mission at www.CWWF.org. We take off our hats and salute our local volunteer fire departments from the cities of Wibaux, MT, Beach, Golva, Sentinel Butte, ND, and Billings County, ND. We are grateful for their presence today, but especially appreciate and respect their time, hard work and dedication to being on call at a moment’s notice to help with emergencies and fire control, and keeping everyone and our counties safe. Thank you to all the sponsors and advertisers. Please take a few minutes to read through our rodeo program book. Shop local and thank them for their support. We hope you enjoy the stories about Home On The Range and the residents’ testimoials. Thank you again for coming! Your attendance and support are important to us. All the proceeds from today’s Match are given to Home On The Range, to continue their mission of helping troubled boys and girls. Happy Trails and we hope to see you next year. Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE - August 6, 2022!

Laura Feldmann, LCSW Executive Director BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bishop David D. Kagan, President Msgr. Gene E. Lindemann, Vice President Rev. Daniel J. Berg, Sec./Treas. Mr. Peter Deichert, Jr. Ms. Teresa Dvorak

Mr. Brad Gjermundson Mr. Shane Goettle Mr. Levi Hall Ms. Michelle Hardy Ms. Katherine Heger

Mr. Charles Johnson Mr. Brian Lardy Mr. Rick Mellmer Ms. Marlo Nelson Ms. Angel Opdahl

Fr. Elwood E. Cassedy Founder

Ms. Lynn Swanson Ms. Dixie Wagner Ms. LoAnn Wegh Mr. Ron Zachmann

Fr. William J. Fahnlander Superintendent Emeritus Laura Feldmann, LCSW Executive Director

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65th Annual Champions Ride Match Schedule of Events

1:00 pm Presentation of colors and sponsor flags National Anthem (Annie Freres) Canadian Anthem (Connie Gjermundson) Cowboy Prayer (Father Dan Berg) 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 Cowboy Calcutta

A special thank you to our rodeo committee for making our 65th Champions Ride a huge success!

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

Cowboys draw stock

Thank you to our 2021 Champions Ride Corporate Sponsors Fred C. Sorenson

Tee Bench, Inc.

Dakota Community Bank

Martin Construction

Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346

Bismarck, ND 58501

4 Bears Casino & Lodge New Town, ND 58763

Big S Contracting, LLC Taylor, ND 58656

RDO Equipment Co. Dickinson, ND 58601

Bell State Bank & Trust Fargo, ND 58106

Runnings

Stock Bios

Dickinson, ND 58601

Jim and Tom Tescher Championship Round Awards Presentation

Red Rock Ford

Dickinson, ND 58601

Chad Berger

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

Mandan, ND 58554

Perry Zillich

Taylor, ND 58656 Robert & Bonnie Tweeten Hensler, ND 58530

Mandaree, ND 58757

Dickinson, ND 58601

First State Bank of Golva Golva, ND 58632

Charging Eagle Big Lease Trucking Killdeer, ND 58640

Real Presence Radio Fargo, ND 58102

Edward H. Schwartz Construction New England, ND 58647

Quality Quick Print Dickinson, ND 58601

Wyoming Casing Service Dickinson, ND 58602

American Bank Center

Blue Beacon International Salina, KS 67402

Devon Energy Corporation, Inc. Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Conoco Phillips

Dickinson, ND 58601

Western Frontier Insurance Bowman, ND 58623

J.E. Dunn

Dickinson, ND 58601

CKC Oilfield Service, LLC Richardton, ND 58652

Winn Construction Dickinson, ND 58602

High Plains Community Center

Bismarck, ND 58502

Killdeer, ND 58640

Wrangler

Greensboro, NC 27401

S.M. Fencing & Energy Services, Inc.

Farm Credit Services of Mandan

First International Bank

Dickinson, ND 58601

Watford City, ND 58854

Baranko Bros, Inc.

Dickinson, ND 58601

Medora Boot & Western Wear

Dickinson, ND 58601

Fairview, MT 59221

Gem City Motors

Western Coop Credit Union

WBI Energy Transmission

Trappers Kettle

Dickinson, ND 58601

Medora, ND 58645

Jody & Carla Arthaud Dickinson, ND 58601

Farmers Union Oil Co. Beach, ND 58621

Wald Fencing

Wishek, ND 58495

Just-In Glass

Sidney, MT 59270

Dickinson, ND 58601

JP Steel & Supply

Dickinson, ND 58601

Dennis Hansen

Dighton, KS 67839

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Bar JV Angus

Dickinson, ND 58601

Belfield, ND 58622

Tescher Fencing Beach, ND 58621

Benz Oil Company, Inc. Killdeer, ND 58640


1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 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 1987 1988

Champions Ride Past Saddle Bronc Winners 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 2019 2020

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 Wade Sundell, Colman, UT Zeke Thurston, Sheridan, WY

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% and 20% to Champions Ride and it pays 6 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 by 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 at the HOTR Administration building. 84

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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 65th 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

Sentinel Butte Ranch www.hotrnd.com

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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Have you attended the Champions Ride before?

Yes, How Many Times?

No

How did you hear about the Match? Radio Station Posters

Station?

Newspaper

HOTR Ranch Hand

West Plains, Inc. 350 4th St. NE Beach, ND 58621 800-568-4197 or 701-872-4154

Which paper?

ND Tour Guide

Facebook _____ Other

What did you like most about the Champions Ride? ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________

RATINGS Announcers Concessions Parking Stock Cowboys

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

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Thank You to West Plains, Inc. for their generous donation of 250 hours on tractor and use of baler and swather for haying season!

Barney Sheridan is from the small town of Arlee in Western Montana. A resident for 29 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 4th year of announcing at the Champions Ride Match.

We welcome your comments regarding the Champions Ride!

What suggestions could you make regarding the future years of Champions Ride?

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Home On The Range is grateful for the generous support of West Plains, Inc. to help with our farming operation.

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Bovine Embryo Transfer Program

~ Gold Buckle Level Corporate Sponsor ~

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 Ranch (Annette Steffan). 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.

General Dirt Work, Roads, Site Preparation, Erosion Control, Rip Rap, Scoria & Gravel Hauling, TENORM, Environmental Services, Hydrovac Services

Martin Construction, Inc. 3685 116th Ave. SW Dickinson, ND 58601 Phone: 701-483-DIRT (3478) Fax: 701-483-3479 www.martinconstructionnd.com 82

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719-338-3428 Invest in our heritage and our future! Proud supporter of Home On The Range and the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.

~ Champion Level Corporate Sponsor 6

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~ Champion Level Corporate Sponsor ~

Real Presence Radio

Wrangler Sponsors Beach Pharmacy Beach, ND 701-872-2800

M’Lord M’Lady

Beach, ND 701-872-4811

Kovash Furniture

FM 101.9

RealPresenceRadio.com

Dickinson, ND 701-483-6769

Steffan Saw & Bike Dickinson, ND 701-225-5075

Sit -n- Bull Bar Taylor, ND 701-974-2261

Double H Guns

Bismarck, ND 701-223-4888

Rohan Hardware

Silha

Beach, ND 701-872-3396

Funeral Homes

Beach, North Dakota • Wibaux, Montana Glendive, Montana

Bowman Auction Market

Mon-Fri 8-5:30pm Sat 8am-12pm

(701) 872-3232 • (406) 796-2421 Fax: (701) 872-3057

Bowman, ND 701-523-5922

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

www.bowmanauctionmarket.com

Tyler Silha, Funeral Director

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~ Champion Level Corporate Sponsor ~

MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM A Regional Law Firm Serving Clients Throughout North Dakota, South Dakota And Montana

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

• Concrete Pumping • Mobile Conveyor • Material Hauling

www.winnconstructioninc.com Western North Dakota Eastern Montana 701-483-1190

www.bwrental.com Dickinson • Watford • Williston 701-577-PUMP

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Oil And Gas Estate Planning & Probate Business Law Real Estate Law Litigation Divorce Custody

38 Second Ave. East Ste A Dickinson, ND 58601

www.mackoff.com

701-456-3210

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James J. Wosepka, PC James J. Wosepka Certified Public Accountants

2020 Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Cowboys

Licensed in North Dakota and Montana

41 Central Avenue South P.O. Box 970 Beach, ND 58621 (701) 872-4321 Markwed Excavating, Inc.

3555 93 ST SE Bismarck, ND 58504 (701) 258-2633

Water • Sewer All Types of Underground Repair, Replace, or New

Wibaux coop oil Tires • Service • C-Store Gas • Diesel • Beer Wibaux, MT 59353 (406) 795-2219

~ Champion Level Corporate Sponsor ~

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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.

Jim and Tom Tescher Championship Round

Zeke Thurston - 2020 Champion

Western Dent now located here! Full service Paintless Dent Repair Body & Fender Work Ask About Lifetime Warranty Glass Replacement • Auto & Truck Painting Paint Baking Booth • Computer Estimating

Kansas Jack Chief E-Z Liner Laser Frame Measuring Frame & Unibody Repair

225-2979

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.

Jandt Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, LLC For all your plumbing, heating and cooling needs License #: 9407 License #: 11794 License #: R-361-2 ~ Cowboy Sponsor ~

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P.O. Box 621 Beach, ND 701-872-6181 701-872-1918 701-876-9035

597 S. Main - Dickinson ~ Cowboy Sponsor ~

DR. MELANIE MILLER, O.D. DR. NATE SHILMAN, O.D.

Giving Hearts Day givingheartsday.org

• On site lab (most eyewear made in house) • Quality eyewear, affordable prices • 1 Year frame & lens warranty • All types of contact lenses • Most vision plans welcome • Certified opticians • Eye disease management

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Giving Hearts Day. Home On The Range raised over $54,000 in online donations! We appreciate your support and hope you will participate in Giving Hearts Day 2022, which will be Thursday, February 10, 2022.

701-225-7886 2273 3RD AVENUE WEST, DICKINSON, ND 58601

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~ Champion Level Corporate Sponsor ~

Proud Supporters of Home On The Range and Champions Ride Match FOE Aerie #2328, Dickinson, ND FOE Aerie #2192, Valley City, ND FOE Aerie #2376, Minot, ND FOE Aerie #3080, Harvey, ND FOE Aerie #3454, Langdon, ND FOE Aerie #2237, Bismarck, ND FOE Aerie #153, Fargo, ND

2069 Main St. Dickinson, ND 58601

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701-225-0637

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Complete Bindery Services Delivery & Pick-Up Letterhead Envelopes

904 E Front Ave • Bismarck, ND 701-258-2727 (ASAP) flashp@midconetwork.com www.flashprintshop.com

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Full Color Copies Art Department Color Offset Printing High Speed Copying & Duplicating

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~ Rookie 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. “Under the guidance of the Catholic Church, provide a safe home for all 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.

316 Pacific Avenue Medora, ND 58645

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medoraboot.com 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 Offers Many Paths to Hope Home On The Range was founded in 1949 by Father Elwood Cassedy, a Catholic priest. Father Cassedy knew that spiritual guidance was something the “wayward boys” needed, and that this would help them overcome life’s struggles, challenges and disappointments. Fast forward to 2021, and the spiritual development component at Home On The Range continues to be a strong asset within our programming. The difference now, is the many different options, and choices, children can do to participate and grow in their faith. When a child comes to Home On The Range, Josh Helvik, Pastoral Assistant, interviews the child and asks about their religious preference, faith and spiritual background, experience and understanding. He works with each child to see that their specific religious needs are met. Recently, over a short period of time, Josh saw a decline in children participating in the traditional, religiousbased services and groups. Instead, the children were choosing the moral development group because they didn’t have a religious connection or affiliation. Moral development teaches children about some very basic core values, such as fairness, caring, trustworthiness, respect, integrity, honesty, etc. This is important for the children to learn and understand, but Josh felt they were still missing a spiritual connection and aspect. Thus, “Chapel Night” evolved. “When we get together on Tuesdays, we are all here with no judgement and it’s a free place where we are allowed to feel like we can ask any questions we want without feeling judged. Anyone is welcome on the Ranch to attend this church. You’re allowed to wear what you want, you’re allowed to get up and dance in worship even if you’re not that great at dancing. The point of this church is to make it our own so that everyone has a part of something great. I was asked to lead the music of the church and what I do is I pick some spiritual songs that I can sing and I perform them and everyone is allowed to join in at any time and express themselves. I really enjoy feeling like I’m part of something. This church allows anyone to take the role of a leader if they feel up to it and it has helped me get out of my comfort zone and try something new. The spiritual leaders out here at Home On The Range do a good job of making everyone feel welcome and comfortable. They also care about us as people and it’s great to always know that someone has your back when you can’t have your own.” 17 year-old girl at HOTR. Josh leads, and offers other groups to help the children on the path towards a strong faith and a relationship with God, such as his physical work-out group, both indoors and outdoors. The children lift weights, run, hike, bike, etc. The hope is the children will find they are physically-fit, which can lead to a strong spirit and healthy mindset. There is also a cultural diversity group. Several staff show the children how to bead or teach them about other Native American crafts and traditions. It’s a different type of spirituality and everyone is welcome. The time and effort the children put into beading produces beautiful designs and gives them a sense of calmness, accomplishment and pride. The best way to connect to the children is forming relationships and being a positive role model. Josh spends a lot of time with the kids, forming personal relationships with them. As a Christian, he demonstrates how to pray and have faith, how to ask for help and guidance through prayer, and how to pray for each other. Josh, his mother Peggy, and many staff and volunteers work together to offer many paths and roads for the children to choose for their spiritual growth and development. Some are traditional, some non-traditional - but whichever path the child takes, it will lead them down the road to love, forgiveness, and ultimately hope. 75


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. The year of 2021 was full of excitement and adventure! The boys were able to experience the mountains in South Dakota. Not only were they able to test out the snowshoes, but they were also given the opportunity to rock climb in some steep areas. The boys adventure therapy group was also able to camp in another area of South Dakota Territory, where they took on the challenge of canoeing, as well as hiking several miles. Adventure Therapy does not stop in the brisk winter, as a group of boys took on the mountains on skis and snowboards at Red Lodge, MT. We also took some girls to South Dakota to hike different trails and explore Mount Rushmore. The next Adventure Therapy group will focus on water safety and explore the Boundary Waters in Minnesota. 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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“Starfish Award”

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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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.

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Young Adult Life-Based Classes Many of the children that come to Home On The Range (HOTR) have been in other placements. Because they have been transferred from placement to placement, the children may not have been attending school on a regular basis, or their academic credits didn’t transfer, putting them behind in credits. With the cooperation of the Beach Public School District and the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, HOTR has a program that provides academic assistance as well as youth enrichment, traditional education and vocational education. The courses run concurrent with the school year. We have one class for boys and one class for girls. They each have class twice a week. The Facility Ranch and Plant Director created a syllabus and curriculum with specific topics and goals to be covered every quarter. The work-based learning courses include cattle management, woodworking, welding and vehicle maintenance. In these courses, the children have hands-on practicums, watch educational and safety videos, and may be given homework assignments to complete on weekends. They then take a test or submit a written or oral report, which is graded and turned in to the school district to keep track of hours of participation and credit(s) earned. The cattle management courses teaches children about basic care, feeding, nutrition, reproduction and breeding, calving, record-keeping, cattle marketing, vaccines and disease prevention. There are many on-ranch experiences and practicums, e.g. bottle feeding bum calves, feeding buckets of grain to the cattle or checking the cows during the calving season. The children are taken on field trips to witness other real-life experiences such as selling cattle in the public livestock auction stockyards or watching the veterinarian ultra-sound cattle to determine the birth date of a calf. In the woodworking course, the children learn about hard and soft woods, and build projects such as foot stools or wooden art mosaics. With adult supervision and various elecrical tools, they learn how to cut out patterned pieces and sand the wood. They assemble the parts for the final project. After the recent death of a loved ranch dog, the girls worked with the staff to build a casket for the dog. The welding course teaches the students the different types of welds on metal or pipe, types of rods to use, how to use a cutting torch, and the correct mix of oxygen and acetylene. The vehicle maintenance course teaches the children how to check basic fluids of the car, change oil and filters, record keeping and how to change a tire. The children practice and put to use an array of academic classes including economics and free markets, chemistry, math, science, reading and computer skills. Throughout each of the courses, the children learn various skill sets which will help them throughout their young adult life, and lead them into adulthood. The children practice teamwork, leadership, accountability, responsibility, communication, independence and public speaking. They gain a sense of higher self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence. The courses are a true win-win for the students. They are earning academic credits to complete the school term, learning life skills to help them be successful, and establishing a foundation for future jobs, careers or college education in the fields of agriculture, engineering, mechanics, construction or contracting.

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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. The students do assessments at the beginning so the facilitators 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 for 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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Resident Testimonials

Recently, several of our residents spoke to a group of ranchers about their life experiences at Home On The Range. Here is what they said: “I’m Bella, a 14 year old resident at Home On The Range. I’m gonna tell you a little about why work crew is important and what it means to me. Personally, I’m always wanting and willing to go on workcrew. I find it very interesting and fun, because every day we do something different. Lately we have been working in the barn with the calves since it’s calving season. We have been tagging them and moving them in and out of the barn. I’ve learned lots of different things, like things about cows, tools, machines, and building things as a team and working together. Overall, I’ve had lots of fun and memorable experiences with staff and peers. I’m basically here for running away, drugs and alcohol.”

ALVIN NELSON Changed Saddle Bronc Riding FOREVER!!!

“My name is Kyler. I think that workcrew develops character and gives good work ethics. It develops trust between my supervisor and I and it helps reach any goals I have. I feel great after working hard and busting my butt off at work. When I feed and do it right, I have fun and I feel great about myself and build self confidence. It’s also important to me because I learn time management. I get up early and prepare myself before work and school and appointments. I wear the proper work clothes, not my Sunday best. I appreciate this being a thing, because without workcrew and Mr. LaBelle, I wouldn’t have learned good work ethic, time management, or responsibilites. My experieces of working on ranch duties and with staff, has given me the confidence to do better with my life.”

The inimitable George Williams – 2008 Rodeo Hall of Fame honoree in Oklahoma City’s National Cowboy Hall of Fame – is unequivocally the richest source of deeply educated (as in “rode, walked and competed more miles in deep arena dirt") and trustworthy information on everything having to do with rodeo. Listen to these written/published commentaries of George’s from 1957, referring to Alvin Nelson as “Ole”: “Starting in ’57, January, at Odessa, TX, where the horses really bucked, when the draw 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 so busy watching that horse buck, I couldn't tell you if he spurred him once.’ It was the rankest horse I ever saw anyone make the whistle on. A big, stout, fast, ducking, bad headed horse that spun a couple of rounds and kicked right square out to the outside. I didn’t see how the saddle stayed on. Jo Weeks of Abilene, TX 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 unrideable at that time, three times! In Dickinson, ND, Alvin rode a terribly dirty horse that caused Bill Linderman to exclaim, “I’m glad I saw that. That’s the most I ever saw anybody spur a horse that was that hard to ride.” (George Williams) Not long after that first World Champion buckle on his belt, Alvin was drafted to the Army. In 1960, barely home from military service, he nearly won the title again! The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) had been born while Alvin was wearing Army green and he found it much to his liking – competing there five times, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, and 1966 –winning his event average in both 1961 and 1962; plus the Dallas NFR All Around Title in 1961. Alvin's win at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden the fall of 1957 set an all-time record for the most money won at a single bronc riding event... a record that held for unbelievable 23 years! Alvin’s brilliant discovery and pioneer development of “quarter binds” for stirrups on his saddle was game-changing improvement which revolutionized bronc riding forever. In retrospect he said, “I shouldn’t have told my friends – the other saddle bronc riders- about it!” Alvin need not have wor-ried. What he accomplished in that saddle has yet to be equaled. A couple years ago Kaye and some video wizards in North Dakota created a compilation of still photos Alvin had brought from rodeo photographers across his years of competition. Set backdrop to every stage where the Russian Royal Ballet performs - to enhance their dance! When he was riding, it was excellence-perfec-tion. The bone-jarring athletic gyrations of vicious broncs magically transformed by this slight-built North Dakota ranch cowboy into the flawless supernatural dance of a centaur! During his unbelievably lengthy, amazing sports career, Alvin rode saddle broncs professionally for 1957 through 1973. Across that 17 year span, he won and placed at all of America's biggest rodeos! Far from ready to leave the arena, Alvin continued team roping into the 1990's, a legend to this day. (Written by Rhonda Sterns)

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“My name is Briyonna, I’m 16 years old and a resident of Home On The Range. I am at HOTR because of drug abuse and family problems. I’ve been at HOTR for a while, and the time I’ve spent there taught me a lot. I never knew how to work with tools or ranch animals. To be honest, I’ve never lived on a ranch. I’m more of a city girl, but I enjoy it. When I first started working with these guys, I thought I was gonna hate work crew, but turns out it’s one of my favorite thing to do. I love feeding the cows and taking care of them. It makes me feel good about myself. It’s a responsibility and a job but anyone can handle it. Working as a team was a big thing for me and still is. Because without the girls, I would probably never make it to workcrew.”


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

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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.

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PLANNED GIFTS AND BEQUESTS

Eagles Grant Students Scholarships

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, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Bank of the West Alwin C. Carus Mineral Trust John D. & Lucille Decker Endowment Walter & Verna Gehrts Fund Grand Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles Hess Bakken Investments Impact Foundation Josephine Krush Estate CF Martell Foundation McQuade Charity Softball Tournament ND Community Foundation Fred & Leopoldine Pardau Trust Roughrider Electric Charitable Foundation, Inc. Frank Winhofer Estate

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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 — “Under the guidance of the Catholic Church, provide a safe home for all 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.

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Honoring Loved Ones

Shamrock Project

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.

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 over $17,000 was raised! Home On The Range is grateful to the Knights, and all who contributed to the annual Shamrock fundraiser!

Thank you to Jackie Jensen 2021 Champions Ride Photographer! www.jackiejensenphotography.com

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Home On The Range Canine Therapy Program The Home On The Range Canine Program currently partners with K9 Crew in Fargo to assist both dogs and children. The canine program is an 8-week experiential program, teaming residents with dogs to assist residents in building coping skills, selfcontrol, patience, responsibility, and relationship skills. 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, lay 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, residents in the canine program have helped seven dogs find forever homes and four more dogs are currently in residence learning new skills. We currently are working with rescue dogs, along with K9 Crew leader, Joe Fluge’s retired explosive detection dog, Shia. Residents work on active searches with Shia around campus, which builds on helping residents continue to develop their skills mentioned above, and also gives them an opportunity to not only work on training dogs to prepare them for adoption, but experience working with a highly trained working detection dog. Graduates from the canine program state that they learn trust while working with the dogs, they love dogs, and learn that dogs want relationships with them. Graduates also state that the dogs helped them learn patience. One of the boys stated that he gets stressed easily and that working with the dogs helps him work on controlling his anger. Another boy stated that a session that focused on communication skills was useful for him because “I need to learn how to communicate nice sometimes.” A second boy observed that the session on communication helped him to do better in school. One of the girls stated that this group taught her that others can love her because the dogs can love her. Another girl stated that her take away from this group is that “there will always be a bump in the road and that there is fun and happiness in the world.”

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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.

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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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Once all the kids return from break, we have a New Year’s Day party. The kids play lots of different games and win prizes such as liters of pop, games, movies, toys, blankets, footballs, etc. Our children really enjoy this and have a great time!

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JE DUNN IS A PROUD SUPPORTER OF HOME ON THE RANGE CHAMPIONS RIDE MATCH 766 Elks Drive, Suite B, Dickinson, North Dakota

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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Some of HOTR’s Horse Herd “The horse Spook made me nervous at first, but then I started getting comfortable with him. Horses aren’t my biggest fan and I’ve never really rode a horse until this year. He gave me a vibe or feeling that he trusted me, so of course I chose him. As I began to ride him, we grew a little connection, and got comfortable with each other. Let’s just say this horse makes me happy and feel a lot better when I’m with him. On bad days, it’s like he knows because he tries not to make it worse. I can’t really explain it, but my experience with horses in general are so far so good, getting better with Spook.” ~HOTR Resident~

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“Copper is just like me - we are the same! Whenever we’re alone, we just want to go crazy and fast. Copper is like my first horse I had a relationship with. He really helps me with my problems. I vent to him about everything. Copper is like my best friend. He can be a pain in the butt, but I really care about him and love him.” ~HOTR Resident~

Moose “I love Moose because he helps me through some of my tough times. I don’t know him that well, but he seems like a really good horse. I also really like how he is a leader and he leads all the horses. I also want to get to know him better by riding him more and spending more time with him. He is a very good horse and I want to be with him because my horse in Minot made me a better person and hopefully Moose does the same.“ ~HOTR Resident~

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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 wordof-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 From L to R: Joe Chase, Jim Tescher, Tom present to check over a dam site and repair it. The first Match came to fruition. It was a cold May in 1957, Tescher, Duane Howard and Alvin Nelson. but approximately 5,000 people came to watch the competition. Alvin Nelson claimed first in the saddle bronc riding, John Dalton 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 junior 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 40 cowboys. The top twelve scores advance to the short-go. The Match has a $38,000 added purse payout. This is the highest saddle bronc payout for the month of August and the Match entry roster fills quickly. 32

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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.

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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. 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 72nd 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.

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Thank you Spirit of the West for your continued support of the Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match!

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64 Years of Champions Ride Match Champions

Marty Jandreau 1987 Tom Reeves 1987

Brad Gjermundson 1988

Robert Etbauer 1989

Dan Mortensen 1990

Ty Murray 1991

Alvin Nelson 1957 George Menkenmeier 1958 Duane Howard 1959 Marty Wood 1960 Benny Reynolds 1961 Pete Fredericks 1961

Paul Peterson 1992

Shawn Davis 1962

Jim Tescher 1963

Shawn Davis 1964

Jim Tescher 1965

Bill Smith 1968

Larry Mahan 1969

Ralph Maynard 1970

JC Bonnie 1977

Butch Small 1982

Hugh Chambliss 1973

Bill Pauley 1978

Chuck Fratzke 1983

Wally Badgett 1974

Bud Pauley 1979

Rockie Kukla 1984

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Bill Pauley 1975

Bud Pauley 1980

Harry Rose 1985

Rod Hay 1995

Dan Mortensen 1996

Jeremy Crane 1998

Rod Hay 1999

Glenn O’Neill 1999

Glenn O’Neill 2000

Jim Tescher 1971

Todd Hipsag 2001

Bill Pauley 1972

Craig Lathern 1994

Jim Tescher 1966

Rod Hay 1997

Hugh Chambliss 1967

Brad Gjermundson 1993

Tom Reeves 2002

Dan Mortensen 2003

Jesse Bail 2004

Jeremy Crane 2005

John McBeth 1976

Cody Wright 2006

JJ Elshere 2007

Cody Wright 2011

Chuck Schmidt 2012

Cody Wright 2008

James Irish 2009

Wade Sundell 2010

Josh Reynolds 2013

Cole Elshere 2014

Wade Sundell 2015

Wade Sundell 2019

Zeke Thurston 2020

Rockie Kukla 1981

Lewis Field 1986

Zeke Thurston 2016

Allen Boore 2017

Allen Boore 2018

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