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Comments on the October 8, 2017 Camp IOU newsletter.

“The roping was the Wrangler National Team Roping Finals. I have roped at the finals two other times, but have never had any luck. This is the largest payout I have received for an event. The horse I rode is a 9 year old mare that I bought about 2 months ago. She does everything right so it makes my part easy. Team roping is a sport that allows you to get away from the grind of the work week or day. You have to be focused and in the moment, much like golf. It’s also one of the few hobbies that will actually pay for itself if your lucky.” – Travis Nye

Re: Afternoon Tea at the Jersey Lilly 2016
Very many thanks for sharing this review – together with photos – of an astounding tea party. I was deeply impressed with the staging of the event and the trouble to which the ladies had gone to make it so special.

In Victorian and Edwardian times, the milliners of London created the most fabulous hats for ladies. Actresses led the fashions and not just the wealthy appearing in the Royal Enclosure at the Ascot Races.

I noted the beautiful tea services being used and the decorum of the event. Most impressive coming from our cousins over the pond!!!! At least some people appreciate the living standards and life style of a bygone age.

Please let the sentiments and admiration of a Brit be known to those who organised and attended this splendid function.
Warm regards as always.
Keith Shipman
Saarlouis – Nalbach
[Ed.: Read the full story about the afternoon tea here]

“My great uncle was Vern Thomason from Jordan area; since he also raised sheep we assume he may have taken the wool to Ingomar for shipping. We had some contact with him long ago, before he died; and we were able to go out to the old ranch with permission from the current owner (about forty years ago now). He told a story to my youngest brother, about a man who murdered someone in the area; and the law was going to be some days away at that time…Read more

LINDA LOU: Although Owen Badgett does not do email we got Peggy’s story to him by phone. And we will ask around for more information about the sheepherders that frequented Ingomar, and share with readers. Thanks Peggy!

“I knew Owen years ago when I lived in Miles City. I still have a poetry book that he autographed for me. Its in a box but I still have it! Owen used to come down to the Hole In The Wall where a bunch of us girls worked and he would come down and say hey and hang out for a bit.:) I hope he had a good turn-out at the Museum last night.” – Stephani S-C.

Ingomar Open Rodeo July 29 2017

Rip Roarin’ Ingomar Rodeo Comin’ Saturday, July 29th, 2017

For Immediate Release

July 6th, 2017

The crowds will cheer, the dust will fly, and the stock will buck at the 31st Annual Ingomar open rodeo. This event is a ‘not to miss’ spectacular in the little town of Ingomar, Montana, population 12 (when everybody’s home).

Bucking bronc Ingomar Rodeo 2016

Dirt for lunch. Ingomar Rodeo 2016. Photo by Hart Broesel.

It’s a time-honored tradition, and loads of family fun. Former Ingomar rodeo competitors, some of whom hit the big time, have often said, “You never forget an Ingomar Rodeo.” And there are plenty of stories to back that up! A true family event, the Ingomar Rodeo has been around for thirty years supporting buckaroos “to be”, and offering opportunities for all eastern Montana hopefuls to compete

“We have some terrific sponsors,” adds Alice Cameron, Secretary of the Ingomar Rodeo Club, a non-profit that honchos both the Ingomar Open Rodeo at the end of July, and the Ingomar Ranch Rodeo on Labor Day weekend, September 2nd and 3rd this year. “And we often have former PRCA, NRA, and IRA participants as our judges and our announcer,” adds Cameron.

Folks also appreciate the super families that participate in the event, excellent cook shack grub, a crowd from all over the place; not to mention the four new bucking chutes, a new crows nest, and a new electronic timer. This new equipment happened thanks to the Northern Rosebud Community Foundation sponsorship and lots of elbow grease by the Ingomar Rodeo Club. There is always a good cross section of entries, and top stock for riders to ride and ropers to rope. Stock will be provided by Newman Rodeo and Paul Eiker. All followed by a Saturday night barbecue and dance put on by the famous Jersey Lilly. If it gets late, plan to stay over at the newly refurbished Community Center rooms, or the Bunk and Biscuit.

So saddle up folks! Riders and ropers put your entries in. And folks, whatever you do, do not miss the Ingomar Open Rodeo Saturday July 29th, 2017!

Please contact Alice, Cameron, 406-358-2255, for further information, potential interviews, etc.