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Kissing the Gate
ell I just got back from Chicago. I have not flown since before 9/11 and I’m also not used to having a lot of people in close proximity to me. The airline shall go without a name, but I don’t know if I’ve put on weight or they are making the seats smaller. Everytime the flight attendant went by I got bumped in my aisle seat, and the drink cart nearly wiped me out. I saw so much carry-on luggage I’m surprised the plane got off the ground. The announcement that our seat cushions can be used as a floatation device should we ditch in water was bull. I feel if you hit the water at 500 mph. your seat cushion becomes a suppository. I don’t like language like, this flight will TERMINATE in Las Vegas. I like the words, “this flight will land in Las Vegas”. I never use the bathroom on the plane because the second I’m comfortable and well-balanced in there, the “fasten your seat belt” light goes on and you have to rush back to your seat. My reunion was great 13 of 50 girls showed up, of course you have to forgive some of the “no shows” because of death. All of them “looked the same” as in high school, except one, that no one remembered. We think she was remodeled and in the witness protection program. I saw all my cousins 8 of them, and they took me to a German Beer Hall. I ordered a liter of dark beer, sang German songs, and had a ball....I don’t speak German. I slept on more beds and couches while in Chicago than a $2 hooker, but I felt at home at everyone’s house and laughed until my face hurt and took photos of everyone. Of course I tried to keep quiet
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about my life in Arizona and the horses and donkey and tried to listen to all their business world and corporate stories, but after a few drinks I did tell them some ranch stories that left them their mouths hanging with open. Especially the ones about having to watch out for scorpions and rattlesnakes. The weather was freezing and wet the whole time I was there, while my husband told me it was in the 70’s and 80’s here. It was a great trip, glad I did it, but was still happy to see my guy at the Las Vegas airport. On the ride to the ranch I just sucked in the fresh air, and peeled off my layers of sweaters. When we got to the entrance of our ranch, I kissed the gate, hugged the dogs and horses, and was ever so happy to see a hamper full of laundry. My housework won’t last forever, but my Chicago memories will be with me for a long, long time. ■ ____________________
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he history of our country reflects a blessed people living in individual liberty, constrained mostly by a strong sense of right and wrong and a conscience. Those ideas were based on what God said in His Word. By His providence and blessing, a God fearing people of all races and creeds, became the strongest nation and the best place to live on Earth. To this day, most people of the world want to come here to the USA for a shot at liberty and prosperity. One thing I’ve learned in life, there is a cause and an effect. Think of it this way. You’re on your horse ‘cause you want to go somewhere and you know where you want to go. A trained horse don’t know, he just knows you’re on his back and he is to do as you direct. You lay the rein on his neck and he knows to turn and a little spur means let’s go... cause and effect... and he goes. God has a plan for our lives. In the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, 1:4 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, [and] I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. God had a plan for Jeremiah and what God did for him he does for everyone. Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened [his] mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 10:35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. GOD might not plan for everyone to be a prophet, He might want you to be a truck driver, or a ranch hand, or a mom.... Everyone is free, at liberty, with GOD to do as he pleases. Sometimes horses don’t want to turn or go where we want. A little pressure on the bit, extra dig of the spur, a switch on the butt, and a trained horse gets his mind back on track. Sometimes GOD’s gotta spur us to get our attention. They say there are no athiests in fox holes, most of us cry out to GOD when we are in a tight spot. I remember one night flippin’ a car end over end and sayin’ “GOD, Help me!” while it was happening. I call that a “Call 911” prayer. Most of us also use “Santa Claus” prayers... God gimme this or that .... I’ve learned it’s best to get that kind of prayin’ done ahead of time.... Since there is GOD, no matter what some
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Livin’ the Dream
've been feeling incredibly grateful these past few months. Don't know why really, the bills still exceed my income, work hasn't gotten any easier.... can't really put my finger on it. I did have my 56th birthday recently, and had some time to reflect on my life and all that I've been through. I think it's where I've landed that puts the smile on my face and the contentment in my heart. Sitting in this desert with my beautiful horses in the yard, I never imagined being in this place. Not in a million years. I think that maybe for the first time I've learned to be comfortable in my own skin. Do I miss the body that I had in my 30's? You bet I do! But I wouldn't want to be that thin, lonely woman again. The one with the beautiful body and the lost soul, no thank you. I've come to appreciate my salted head and my weathered hands. They remind me of where I've been and the struggles and triumphs that brought me to where I am today. It's amazing, the twists and turns that are placed on your path. If you only let go of how you think things ought to be, you discover the wonder of a life you never imagined existed. So what does this have to do with horses? Those three hay burners in my yard are the best therapists that God ever put on this earth! Hence the gratitude and the contentment in knowing that all things led me here. Nothing soothes the soul like the smell of a horse as you run your fingers through a long winter coat. Or the feel of a soft muzzle on your back as you rake out a corral. The warm sun on your skin as you watch them romp together in the turn out, kicking and bucking and running with incredible grace. There is no better way to spend a day off than to saddle up with a few friends and explore your world from the back of your horse. Call me crazy, I’ve heard it a few times before. Only a horse person will understand the calm and serenity that one feels from the back of
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a horse. May my next 56 years be spent raking corrals, brushing out winter coats and smelling the sweet sweat of my horse when we come home after a long trail ride. Whether you run barrels, rope cattle or ride the trails, you know the wonder of this life. I've lived in the city, on the beach and in the mountains. But I've landed in heaven here in this desert. Most of my city friends don’t get it, all they see is dirt and rocks. Guess they’ve never seen those rocks turn pink in a sunset. Or the snowcapped peaks of the Hualapai Mountains in winter. Yes, life here is good, very good. The bills are paid again, not sure how. The animals are fed and there’s actually a couple bucks still left in the bank. Sometimes gratitude is best shared with friends I think. Thank you all for allowing me to share mine with you. Until next month, enjoy the ride! ■ ____________________
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in the end. Hopefully, she will be coming withus in the next few weeks as we will travel to another show. It just goes to show you that when you get the horse out of the pen and work with it the sky is the limit! You start to become a team and really work together and get too know one another. Oso was very stubborn and bossy when we started. He would not even leave the yard before he had a change of attitude. The attitude changes with work and training. There is no other magical fix to change an animal hard work that’s it. So good luck and keep it safe. ■ ____________________
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Ready Your Horse for Obstacles
t's very likely that you have been on a trail ride, in an arena, or just trying to get a horse loaded in a trailer when you have experienced an “extinction burst”. If you have been around horses for any length of time you have experienced a training session where the horses behavior got really ugly before it got better. There are a lot of factors that contribute to the increased energy that leads to this very big moment of change in the horse. Right before a behavior is about to disappear (become extinct), there is often a burst of increased frequency in the behavior being addressed. It is critical for every trainer to recognize this increase in frequency because it will appear right before a behavior change. Now, how does that work into training with obstacles? Every time you ride or handle your horse you should be training with positive or negative reinforcement. The best scenario is to be able to train with positive reinforcement but sometimes the line is crossed and a behavior needs to be dealt with swiftly and correctly. Most important, when training, it is imperative to never leave something half done. Making sure you break through that “extinction burst” is how behavior change is accomplished. To be able to prepare your horse for any sport, including obstacles, it is important to understand the horses characteristics. This will give you an insight on why they behave the way they do. Most of you, while reading the following characteristics will think, 'I know that'. It means you have probably experienced one or more of these characteristics during ground work, while riding, or during encounters with other horses. It is these very characteristics that we must learn to manage, lead, and refine into responsive helpful behavior. It is these very characteristics that make the horse so beautiful, so resilient and fascinating, but most of all trainable. These characteristics either contribute to, or play a part in behavior, “extinction bursts”, and the changing of a behavior.
Horses Run When Frightened Horses are prey animals that use the 'fear to flight' method as a defense against predators. Horses will always choose to flee from possible danger. Only if flight is not possible will it fight by kicking, biting, and striking. For flight to be effective as a method of self defense, it must be instantaneous; the horse must flee first, think later. Humans would tend to do the opposite by investigating first and then running if a definite threat was determined.
Horses Are Highly Perceptive As prey animals, they are highly perceptive to danger, people, places, and changes. They have the ability to perceive any potential threat that enters their environment and react quickly. They have 160 degree monocular vision and their perception in front and in back can reach up to a mile and a half.
Horses React Quickly A horses ability to react quickly and outrun a predator was key to the survival of their species. Domesticated horses have this survival instinct just like a wild horse. Their quickness to react is innate, it is an instinct.
Horses Learn Quickly Horses have an incredible capacity to learn quickly, to learn well, and have a natural willingness to please. They also learn through association.
Horses Have Excellent Memories Horses have a fantastic memory of their own physical world, and their response to it. Their response will be automatic based on their memories. One nasty moment of fright and the horse will commit the fright, the place, the circumstances to memory for years. This is why it is so difficult to retrain a horse that has been traumatized. On the other hand, a horse will also commit good experiences to memory. Reinforcing good behavior in a positive way will be remembered and the horse will continue to exhibit these behaviors. Reinforcing bad behavior with a negative response will achieve behavior changes. This is when the horse's extinction burst happens just before the horse solidifies the behavior change in his mind.
Horses Communicate With Body Language Horses rely on body language to communicate. They do make vocal noises, but generally for the sake of survival, their “vocabulary” consists of various behaviors, stances, positions and expressions to communicate. This is how equines communicate naturally, We need to learn to communicate with the intuitive side of our brains to get to the vocabulary that matter to the horse.
Horses Must Know Who's Boss Every herd has a hierarchy. The lead “Alpha” mare leads the herd instinctively. She is easy to approach, consistent, reliable,trustworthy, gentle, non-aggressive, easy going, fair and protective. This lead mare demeanor allows the herd to relax, to trust that there is no danger and feel safe. Horses usually follow their lead mare without question. The bond and trust the herd has in the lead mare is so strong that their very existence depends upon that relationship and the ability to communicate with her at all times. If the human doesn't show these qualities and exhibit leadership by taking that position using leadership skills, then the horse will take over that position. That means the horse will call the shots, not the human. This can be a very dangerous position when working with a horse.
Horses Can Be Rapidly Desensitized One of the qualities that sets the horse apart from other domesticated animals is their
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ability to desensitize so rapidly. The horse can become accustomed to sounds, places and objects as long as they do not hurt them. This is where the fine line between desensitizing and flooding can be more destructive then good if the horse doesn't come to a final excepting place that is peaceful and kinetic. Many people leave half the horse still feeling scared and it shows up later in the saddle. To begin with, I would like to talk about changing an unwanted behavior that will lead to negative behavior patterns. There are phases a horse must go through in his training to change a behavior. This process if allowed to work its natural course, will create a much more confident and solid stage. Before a horse can completely change its behavior, an extinction burst will come into play. Sometimes they are hardly noticeable and other times they are huge. It happens when you think everything is going perfect, the horse is responding well to learning, right when you think you are achieving your training goal, out of the blue he starts going backwards. You lose ground and get frustrated. He seems to be putting up a fight. Or trying to evade the process. For example, you're training your horse to stand for you to mount. You finally get a hold of the four feet, they are standing in place. At this point you're using positive reinforcement to maintain the positive response. You mount, and everything appears perfect, the horse is fixed. You get off and try again to test, to see if the horse really understood. Once again you go to mount and here it comes, he starts evading again, moving away from you and just when you're really frustrated and believe all your training has gone to waste that “Extinction Burst” arrives. The horse gets even worse, it's Custer's last stand. You have seen this when you're teaching your horse to load or cross a bridge. It can happen during the simplest of training sessions. So how do you work through this behavior change and come out with a better horse on the other side? Stick to your intention and go for the goal without getting mad, work right through the extinction burst, the accelerated frequency, the unwanted behavior, and you will feel the change. The bad behavior will be replaced with the desired behavior and response. That is when a good trainer knows it is time to stop and let the horse think. The pause that refreshes. When training for obstacles it is best to start with small, easy to manage objects or obstacles. Then as you perfect the approach and retreat the method of desensitizing and learn to work though the extinction burst you can move to larger more challenging objects and obstacles. Keep in mind, your horses have phases they need to go through. If you can keep the approach calm yet affective using positive reinforcement then an extinction burst will not come into play. You need to give them a chance to work through it with positive reinforcement. If
their behavior merits negative reinforcement then you will need to prepare yourself to work all the way through the extinction burst before moving on. First, the horse must investigate. The horse needs to be allowed to do this in its own time. Forcing this natural way of building confidence will negate the objective of having the horse experience something new without creating a bad memory. Make it a game. Second, the horse will come to except the object, place, or sound if it doesn't hurt him. This can take some time in some horses and others may respond quickly and show acceptance with out much question. I like to refer to this as a highway to the brain or a meandering road. You must be patient and work with your horse's processing time frame. Yet you must stay focused and keep asking or teaching so the horse doesn't lose interest. Usually a horse will lick his lips, take a big breath or yawn after it has excepted the object. There is a fine line you can cross very easily that leads to a horse feeling uncomfortable in what you are asking. Once that line is crossed you will need to be prepared to work with behavior rather than character.
Third, the horse must conquer the object to be able to work completely through any questions that linger. This completes the positive experience, forms a good memory and instills confidence in you and the object you are introducing. At this point a horse will often smell, bite, nuzzle, or push on the object. If it should move or change, you just need to stick to the process and allow him to come to understand that it will not cause harm. In the end he will walk away with a new found confidence that will apply to other new object he comes in contact with. The process becomes faster as the confidence grows stronger. Soon the acceptance becomes the normal. Their good memory and your confident building techniques will solidify a true partnership with your horse, eliminating the fear factor.
Now it is time to start working on bigger and more profound moments in your horses' training. Your horse has shown how confident he can be excepting new objects and obstacles so lets start introducing him to bigger obstacles. Keep working consistently, instilling confidence, and building skills in you and your horse. Give your horse a good foundation with trust as the cornerstone. ■ ____________________
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April 18, 2013 – Victory Motorcycle visit to the Powerhouse As a prelude to the 1st Annual Desert Thunder Victory Pre-River Run Fest the Victory Motorcycle Event truck will be available for display & demo rides April 18th at the Kingman Powerhouse! The truck will arrive at the Powerhouse about 10:00am. For more information call the Powerhouse Visitor Center at 928-753-6106 April 19-20, 2013 – Desert Thunder Victory-Pre River Run Fest Come and have fun at the 1st Annual Pre-River Run Fest at Desert Thunder Victory Motorcycles (4310 Stockton Hill Rd.) in Kingman. The Fest will feature a photo op with a playboy model, bikini bike wash, vendors, swap meet, live band, food, raffles and more. Also a Demo Truck will be on site with demo ride opportunities. 9:00am until 7:00pm on Friday and 9:00am until closing on Saturday. For more information call 928-692-3244. April 19-21, 2013 – Home & Garden Business Expo For your entire home, landscaping and gardening projects, the 10th Annual Home and Garden Business Expo is the place to be Professional demonstrations and advice for all you Do-It-Yourselfers. The Expo also features a carnival for the kids, food, games and lots of vendors. Friday, Saturday & Sunday at the Mohave County Fairgrounds (2600 Fairgrounds Blvd.)in Kingman. Gates open at 10:00am. For more information call the Mohave County Fairgrounds at 928-753-2636 April 20, 2013 – KBLC’s Earth Day Extravaganza The Kingman Blended Learning Center had such a great time hosting their Earth Day Extravaganza last year, they’re making it an annual event. There will be Earth and ecology themed activities, including gardening, rock hounding, making your own Earth model, among other festive fun. There will be bounce houses and face painting. We will also be playing Around the World, and releasing butterflies at some point during the event. We will have refreshments and up-cycled crayons available for fundraising efforts going towards KBLC club days and other extracurricular activities for the students. So, bring your families out to join us, and visit the Once-ler who will be there to share his story! At Centennial Park (3333 Harrison St.) in Kingman, from 2pm-6pm. For more information call 928-681-2816 April 20, 2013 – Mohave Community Choir Concert Spring Joy in Song, Music from hit musicals from all ages. Two concerts to be performed, the first starts at 3:00pm and the second will start at 7:00pm. At St. John’s Methodist Church (1730 Kino Ave.) in Kingman. For more information call Roger L. Johnson at 928-757-5567 April 20, 2013 – Harley/RZR Raffle & Dinner The 11th Annual Harley/RZR Raffle and Dinner presented by the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce. Here’s your chance to win a 2013 Harley Davidson FXDC or 2013 Polaris RZR. The Dinner and Drawing is to be held Saturday, April 20th at the Kingman Powerhouse Visitor Center – Event Room starting at 5:30pm. Ticket packages are: “Lonewolf” 1 Ticket for $150 “Wolfpack” 4 Tickets for $500 “Top Dog” Reserved Table for $800 Ticket includes dinner for two and one chance to win. For more information or to buy tickets call the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce at 928-753-6253 April 20, 2013 – Chillin’ on Beale Street A Block Party/Car Show in the heart of Historic Downtown Kingman. Come take a trip down memory lane and enjoy a night of cars, music and socializing. All happening Downtown centering on the 400 Block of E. Beale Street. The fun starts at 5:00 pm. “Chillin’ on Beale Street” takes place every 3rd Saturday of the month starting in April through October. For more information call Ron Giesbrecht at 928-897-6039 or Ralph Bowman at 928-681-2361
April 25, 2013 – Open Poetry Night Free & Open to the Public Bring your own poetry, read a favorite, or simply listen! Event is held monthly from 6:30pm – 7:30pm Mohave County Library – Kingman Branch 3269 N. Burbank St., Kingman, AZ 86409 For more information contact the Kingman Library 928-692-2665 April 25-27, 2013 – Kingman Hog Days Mother Road Harley Davidson (2501 Beverly Ave) presents, “Kingman Hog Days”. Enjoy live music, beer garden, fun & games, bike vendors and a whole lot more. Various other activities in and around Kingman all weekend long. April 25th - 27th from 8am - 6pm daily. For more information call Mother Road Harley Davidson at 928-757-1166 April 24-27, 2013 – Laughlin River Run Get ready for the largest motorcycle event on the West Coast. Join the fun this year as thousands of motorcycles ascend upon Laughlin, Nevada. Turn back the hands of time with a ride down Historic Route 66, ride the hills from Kingman to Oatman the way it ought to be. Too much to list for this 4 day event. Host Hotels, scenic poker runs vendors, shows, multiple charity events, motorcycle dealers w/ test rides and demos and much more through the week. For more information call Dal Con Promotions at 714-694-2800 April 27, 2013 – Mud Mayhem/Moto X Madness Cerbat Motosports presents Mud Mayhem/Moto X Madness at the Mohave County Fairgrounds (2600 Fairgrounds Blvd.) in Kingman. Enjoy a day of Dirt Bike Racing & Mud Bog Racing. Admission: ages 12 & up - $8, ages 6 to 11 - $5, ages 5 & under- free. Motocross Racing will be 10:30am to 4:00pm. Mud Mayhem will be 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Rider sign up begins at 7:30am, practice at 9:00 am, racing starts at 10:30am. For information contact Cerbat Motosports (Jim) at 928-530-6307 April 27, 2013 – The “Spring” Street Fair The “Spring” Street Fair is an annual event sponsored by the “Kingman Downtown Merchants Association” welcoming in a new Spring Season and all that comes with it. The fair will feature music, entertainment, food, drinks, vendors and much more. Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm, on Beale St. between 3rd & 5th Streets in Downtown Kingman. For vendor information call 928-753-4151 April 27, 2013 – Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Come and join in on the fun with the “Kingman Kut-Ups” Square Dance Club. Enjoy an evening of square dancing at the Senior Nutrition Center (1776 Airway Ave.) in Kingman. Dancing starts at 7:00pm until 9:30pm. For more information call Jean at 928-565-3058 or Nancy at 928-530-8919 April 27, 2013 – Kelly’s Biker Palooza Extravaganza Kelly’s 6th Annual Super-Duper Double Wammer-Jammer Biker Palooza Extravaganza...Swap Meet, Bike Smash, Burnout Box, Biker Games, Beer, Live Music, Vendors, Food by 4-H Club and Bike Show! Trophies awarded at 5:00 pm. Benefits Boys & Girls Club of Kingman. Saturday, April 27th at Performance Specialists (4906 Olympic Dr.) in Kingman Airport, 9:00 am until??? Free entry for vendors and public. Camping and RV parking available. For more information call Kelly, Performance Specialists 928-692-6601 May 1, 2013 – Harlem Ambassadors – Basketball Game Watches “The Lion Eyes” challenge the “Harlem Ambassadors” in a game of comedy. The event features high-flying slam dunks and hilarious comedy routines. Family Fun for Everyone! All proceeds go to the Bullhead City Lions Club. At the Mohave High School Gym (2251 Hwy 95) in Bullhead City. The fun and actions starts at 7:00pm. At the door Tickets are - Adults: $12, Students/Seniors:
$10, Family of 5: $25 Advance Tickets are – Adults: $10, Students/Seniors: $10, Family of 5: $20 For more information or to buy tickets call the Bullhead City Chamber of Commerce at 928-754-4121 May 3, 2013 – Route 66 Drive-In Movie Night Spend Friday evening cruisin’ into the Kingman Staples Plaza for a drive-in showing of “one of those great ol’ movies about romance, racing and rock & roll!” Directed by George Lucas, American Graffiti is a PG rated comedy that stars Hollywood legends Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Wolfman Jack, Harrison Ford, Paul Le Mat and Susan Summers. It’s a 1973 coming of age film, of teens cruising the strip in Modesto CA as the last summer night of 1962 closes in. Drive-in opens at 7:30 and the movie begins at 8pm in the Staples Plaza at 3320 Stockton Hill Rd, on the north side of the I-40 & Stockton Hill Exit. Admission is $10 per vehicle, and includes everyone in the car. Car will be directed to the east end of the parking lot to enter. Drive in, sit in or take a lawn chair and turn on your radio, movie audio will be a transmitted via FM signal. The movie is 110 minutes, at the end of the showing, cars be directed to exit on the west end of the parking lot, nearest to Stockton Hill Road. Arrive early and grab a bite at one of the restaurants in the plaza; Taco Bell, Subway, Plaza Bonita, Dominos or Peace Love Yogurt, which will stay open late for a cool treat to cap off the night. For more information call Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce (Michelle) at 928-753-6253 May 3, 2013 – 1st Friday of the Month Come and enjoy the “1st Friday of the Month” at Beale Street Brews & Art Gallery (418 E. Beale St.). A new Artist will be featured every month. Starts at 7:00pm until 10:00pm every 1st Friday of the month. For more information call Beale Street Brews & Art Gallery at 928-753-4004 May 3-5, 2013 – Kingman Sand Drags - Mud Bogs This event will have Sand Drags Test n Tune on Friday from 10am to 7pm. On Saturday there will be qualifying from 9am to 5pm. This is followed by a “Mud Bogs” competition from 5pm to 8pm. Then the serious racing starts on Sunday at 9am with the eliminations running all day until the finals. To get to the new Arizona Route 66 Motorsports Park travel east out of Kingman on Andy Devine Ave. (Route 66)to Mohave Airport Drive, turn left at the light and go 1 mile, turn right and go 2 miles to the front gate. For more information call Fast Track Racing (Ken Larson) at 928-587-9385 May 3-5, 2013 – Route 66 Fun Run The “2013 Route 66 Fun Run” is a 3-day celebration of the namesake’s famous American Roadway with hundreds of Show Cars cruising along the longest unbroken stretch of Route 66. The “Route 66 Fun Run” rolls into Kingman Saturday, May 4th for a stop in Historic Downtown Kingman. Events center around the Kingman Powerhouse Visitor Center (120 W. Andy Devine Ave.), with a huge car show, entertainment, food with a carnival atmosphere. Fun for the whole family! Entry Fee: $50 per vehicle (After April 19, 2013 - $55) includes Tshirt, Dash Plaque, Show-N-Shine, Award Ceremony, License Plate, and much, much more. For more information or to enter your vehicle call the “Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona” at 928-753-5001 May 3-4, 2013 – Kingman Family Festival Kingman Family Festival is a family event that will feature a car show, BMX stunt shows, bird show, K-9 show, huge indoor and outdoor swap meet, bounce house, live bands, food booths, beer booth and much, much, more. At the Mohave County Fairgrounds (2600 Fairgrounds Blvd.) in Kingman, Friday and Saturday, 10:00am to 10:00pm both days. For more information call 928-692-6241
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May 4, 2013 – Boy Scouts Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction Come and join us for our Annual Homemade Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction presented by Troop #66 of the “Boy Scouts of America”. At St. John’s Methodist Church (1730 Kino Dr.) just off of Stockton Hill Rd. in Kingman. Dinner starts at 5:00pm. Tickets are $5.00 per single or $20.00 for families of five. For more info or to buy tickets call Sheila Ticknor at 928-530-8928 May 4-5, 2013 – Rock and Gem Show - by the Mohave County Gemstoners If you have any interest in Geology at all, then do not miss the Mohave County Gemstoner’s Annual Rock and Gem Show. The show features Rocks and Gems of all kinds, displays, vendors, refreshments, raffles, activities for kids and much more. Saturday 9am until 5pm and Sunday 9am until 4pm at the Kingman Academy High School Gym (3420 N. Burbank St.). For more information call Mary at 928-757-8121 May 11, 2013 – Kingman Concert Band & Mohave Community Orchestra This is an exciting opportunity to enjoy the music of both of these fine instrumental organizations in Kingman. The Orchestra (45 musicians) and Band (25 musicians) will perform individual selections and a few combined selections. The concert will be performed at the Kingman High School (4182 Bank St.), starts at 7:00pm until 9:00pm. For more information call Ingrid Swanson at 928-753-3902 May 11, 2013 – Railroad Museum Grand Opening Celebrating the 6th Annual National Train Day the Whistle Stop Railroad Club will be having a “Grand Opening” of their Railroad Museum. The Museum is located inside of the restored Santa Fe Depot at the corner of Andy Devine Ave. and 4th Street in Downtown Kingman, from 9:00am until 5:00pm. A Ribbon cutting will be held at 9:30am with the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce. Admission will be free all day, free donut samples by Dawg’s “N” Donuts and a raffle drawing. For more information call Dave Bacon at 928-753-4551 May 11, 2013 – Hit & Run Demolition Derby “A1 Action AZ” will present the Hit & Run Demolition Derby at the Mohave County Fairgrounds (2600 Fairgrounds Blvd.) in Kingman. The action starts at 2:00pm until 8:00pm. Tickets are: $8 for general admission & $5 for ages 5-11. For more information visit them on Facebook at A1 Action AZ. May 11, 2013 – Route 66 Race for Hospice Walk or Run along Historic Route 66 and Downtown Kingman. Race for Hospice features a 5K, 10K and 3-mile event. Start and finish at the Kingman Powerhouse Visitor Center with an awards ceremony at the Locomotive Park. Race day start times are 1-K Junior Run -7:15am, 10K Run – 7:30am, 5K Run – 7:40am and Walk – 7:45am. For more information call Chris Brady at 928-263-4648 May 11, 2013 – Mother Road Harley Davidson BBQ Mother Road Harley Davidson BBQ (2501 Beverly Ave.) every 2nd Saturday of the month starting at noon until 2:00pm. Burgers, Hotdogs, Chips & Drink. Free and open to the public. For more information call Mother Road Harley Davidson at 928-757-1166 May 11-12, 2013 – Festival of the Arts The 35th Annual Kingman Festival of the Arts presented by the Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club Foundation will be at Centennial Park (3333 Harrison St.) in Kingman. The Traditional Mother’s Day Weekend Kingman Festival of the Arts will feature Arts and Crafts Vendors, Live Entertainment, and Great Food. Saturday, May 11th – 10:00am until 5:00pm Sunday, May 12th – 10:00am until 4:00pm For more information or vendor inquiries call Mary K Clark at 928-727-1909
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A Burro For Every Ranch
he title says it all really, the American Burro is a very versitile animal. I get a lot of calls about burros, one of the most common questions is “what is the difference between a burro and a donkey?” Well I’ve heard two answers to this question. The easiest answer is “burro” is the spanish word for donkey. Many others believe that a burro is the wild version of the animal and a donkey is the domesticated version. To my Dad the word donkey is the very small burros of Mexico. For whatever reason, I call them Burros... The most common burros in Arizona and across the US are the gray Spanish Cross variety. This is the type of burro that runs wild and is collected by the BLM to be adopted out. The facts very, some say Columbus himself brought the first Spanish Cross burros to the US, others say it was the Priests of Mexico. But this Spanish Cross breed can be found not only here but all through Europe, all are gray with the sign of the cross down the backbone and across their shoulders. It really doesn’t matter where they came from, they are very special animals. Personally I think everyone with a ranch large
to get discouraged when success is slow coming your that happens to you, just think about Eddie Arcaro. It’way.s easyIfLeaving school at fourteen to ride thoroughbreds, George Edward Arcaro launched a thirty-year career in which he won nearly five thousand races and purses totaling more than thirty million dollars. At his retirement, “Sports Illustrated” magazine called Arcaro “the most famous man to ride a horse since Paul Revere.” Eddie passed away in 1997 at the age of 81, but he lives on in the record books. Author Lisa Wysocky. “Eddie Arcaro is the only jockey in history to have won two
or small should have a burro. They are great pets because they have a sensitive personality. The females called Jennys are especially friendly as can be the gelded males. The Jacks however, the uncut males, have a more aggressive nature and have been known to take on mountain lions and even bears. This is not to say you can’t have one for a pet, but
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if you have dogs you could have problems. The Jennys and Gelded males however can be extremely friendly to you and yours and still be great watch dogs for your ranch. For example the coyote and the burro are nat-
Triple Crowns. He rode all the big horses of the fifties and sixties and seventies, like Citation and Nashua and Kelso. And he went on to win five Kentucky Derbies, six Preaknesses, and six Belmont Stakes.” Even more impressive, Eddie Arcaro had two hundred fifty losing rides before he won his first race. ■ ____________________ Excerpted from Horse Smarts for the Busy Rider by Rick Lamb, thehorseshow.com
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ural enemies and the coyote wants nothing to do with them. Just having a burro on your ranch can keep the smaller troublemakers away. Many people place a burro with their herds of sheep or goats for protection. Not to mention they are just plain good to have around friends. Now if your shopping for a good burro, get one that is already friendly. Burros have personalities too and some can be a pain in the but and really stand-offish. Why waste your time, there are lots of very friendly ones. Prices vary from $150 to $600. The common Spanish Cross burros will be less money. Or if your really lucky to find one, there are the larger dark brown or black burros originally from France. They are absolutely beautiful animals and can be excellent companions. There are also Paint burros similar to a paint horse and Mammoth Burros that are very large boned. Whichever breed you get, consider yourself luck to have such a friend on your ranch. My Dad used to say that the burros were angels looking out for us, just look into that face and you’ll know its true. ■ ____________________
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April’s KRMC “Lunch & Learn”
n Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 Dr. Wilson Otero, M.D. will be speaking at KRMC’s monthly Lunch & Learn. His topic will be “Problems After the Gallbladder Surgery.” As a fellowship-trained gastroenterologist, Dr. Otero specializes in the diagnoses, treatment, and management of digestive system disorders in men and women. With over 30-years clinical experience in gastroenterology, Dr. Otero is skilled in advanced diagnostic procedures and treatment options for patients with problems in the esophagus, stomach, large and small intestines, rectum, gall bladder, liver, or pancreas. Prior to coming to Kingman, he was in private practice in Hialeah, Florida. Dr. Otero received his doctorate in medicine at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his internship at New York Medical College and residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He also completed a twoyear fellowship in gastroenterology at the Gordon Center for GI and Digestive Diseases at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York. Lunch & Learn features a different medical professional each month, focusing on important healthcare topics. The seminars are free and held in the Del E. Webb Wellness Center Conference Rooms from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Participants bring their own lunch and KRMC provides a beverage and dessert. There is no charge for the program but seating is limited. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. the day of the event. To ensure enough seating and desserts, please contact KRMC’s Public Relations at 681-8514 to make a reservation. Kingman Regional Medical Center provides a full range of health and wellness services, including a beautiful wellness and fitness center, a primary and specialty care physician practices, advanced medical programs in cardiology, cancer, rehabilitation, and home health
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and hospice care. KRMC has 235 licensed beds and employs over 1,600 employees, 250 volunteers, and 190 physicians/ allied health professionals who embrace our hospital’s non-profit mission of “Serving Our Community with Compassion and Commitment.” We are also honored to be a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and to serve as a teaching hospital in affiliation with Midwestern University to train doctors specializing in family practice and emergency medicine. For more information visit the hospital website at www.azkrmc.com. You can learn more about our family of healthcare providers by listening to “FOCUS ON YOUR HEALTH” a weekly 30 minute radio program that airs every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. on 90.7FM KJZK, Kingman or watching “YOUR HEALTH MATTERS” that airs on local cable Channel 57. The program can be viewed seven days a week, at 9:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. ■ ____________________
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Published on Apr 15, 2013