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TRAVIS NYE, ROPING CHAMPION
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

FROM ACROSS THE POND
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
Germany
[Ed.: Read the full story about the afternoon tea here]

MUSINGS FROM THE PRAIRIE
“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 Rodeo 2016

Ingomar Rodeo 2015 Cowboy bucked off bronc
It is Ingomar Rodeo season, and the town is getting ready to welcome contestants and attendees for its Saturday, July 30th, annual, small town rodeo extravaganza.

 

“Well, I don’t know if we would call it an extravaganza exactly,” said Donald John Cameron, president of the Ingomar Rodeo Committee, “but we sure have some excellent events, riders, and food.”

Added money this year totals $3500. Newman Rodeo and Paul Eiker are bringing their stock. You will see cowpokes match their skills with bucking horses and bulls, team ropers battling the clock, cowgirls racing the barrels, and get to chow down on some of the best polish hotdogs and juicy burgers you ever tasted, available at the cook shack. This year there will also be Ranch Rodeo style Bronc Riding.

Ingomar MT 2015 rodeo getting the bulls ready

“It is a family event,” added Cameron, “The town will be out there in full force welcoming everybody.”

Kids will have their chance at special events as well. As always, the Jersey Lilly is providing an outdoors barbecue and a street dance after the event.

Paul Lansaw plans to come all the way from the Mojave Desert to attend his third annual Ingomar rodeo. “Lookin’ forward to it. Good events – good people – good food,” said Lansaw.

The announcer will be the crowd pleasing, former world champion bareback bronc rider Deb Greenough. Ingomar is an open rodeo. Call Alice at 406-358-2255 to find out more about entering. Come on down.