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April 12th, 7pm Cowboy Church at Express Angus Show Barn on I40 & Kings road. Tony Shoulders will be at "2nd Monday Cowboy Church" and Tony will be giving his testimony and we will have lots of country gospel music by members of Fairview Baptist Church Praise Team. You can learn more about Tony @ For more information  or directions you can call Dan @ 405-203-5783

April 15 thru 18, Cherokee Strip Western Heritage Days, Arkansas City, Kansas at Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum, South Hwy 77.  Stage shows on Thurs & Fri at 6:30pm.  Sat 1:30pm matinee and 6:30pm evening performance.  Cowboy Stew and Cornbread served by  Chuckwagon Crew.  Western music, trick roping, artists, silent auction, cowboy poetry, cowboy clinics, vendors booths, roping competition, cowboy church.  for info call Russell Graves 620-442-3250 or email Email Russell

Southwest Oklahoma
Genealogical Society (SWOGS)

 April 19,Monday, at 7:00 pm at the Lawton Public Library  Preserving Your Own History
Genealogists and family historians are so immersed in researching and exploring the dusty and musty records of the past that they often overlook the importance of preserving their own history for future generations. And preserving that history today will be a blessing to those who come tomorrow.  The two featured speakers at SWOGS regular meeting on Monday, April 19, will discuss how an individual’s or a family’s history can be assembled and showcased. It’s called “scrapbooking” and is becoming an increasingly popular hobby in the United States.
Gladys Cassell taught home economics in the Lawton public school system. She discovered “scrapbooking” after she retired in 1985 and has assembled more than a dozen scrapbooks for her immediate family members.  Marci Vanover home schools her 9-year-old daughter, who also has started “scrapbooking.” She has been working on her scrapbooks for about 7 years and teaches this at her church.  The speakers will have some of their scrapbooks on display at the meeting.
You do not have to be a member of SWOGS to attend.

Contact: Phyllis Young
Vice President / Program Chairman

April 30 - May 2, 2004  Sayre Trail Ride,  at Sayre, Ok.  The cost will be $55.00 for the ride and that includes supper Friday night, Breakfast, Lunch and Supper Saturday.  We are going to be riding to and from Lynn Hickey's place and down at his Indian Camp and part of the trip we will have a Longhorn Cattle Drive.  This part of Oklahoma has lotsand lots of history.  We will have a Team Sorting going on Friday down at the Camp Grounds in the Arena that you can participate in or just watch.  Saturday night we will have an Auction and Entertainment.  The camping will be $15 a night.  At the camping ground there is a playground, tennis court and volleyball net, along with Miniature Golf and a Golf Course right next to it.  If you have any more questions please give me a call or e-mail  Donna Janssen  

Donna Janssen

 May 23, Sunday, at 2pm.  12TH ANNUAL ST. JUDE TRAIL RIDE.     RIDE Will BE ABOUT 12 MILES ON THE WEST SIDE OF FT. COBB LAKE. ST. JUDE HOSPITAL IS A PLACE WHERE CHILDREN WITH CANCER CAN GO AND RECEIVE TREATMENT AT NO COST.  THEY NEED US TO HELP THEM.  Horses don't need to be shod, must have current Coggins papers. Directions: From Ft Cobb go North to Nowhere, 1 mile North of 'Nowhere' ,Ok.  hwy 146.  You turn West on the DAM and the parking is at the very end of the Dam. For more info call Shelly at  405 643 5366 or you can reach her by e-mail  Email Shelley


June 4-6, 2004, Kansas Cowboy Symposium, Dodge City, Kansas. 4 and 9 mile trail rides, National Federation of Old West reenactors will be holding their Midwest Regional Competition, Kansas Cowboy Mounted Shooters Competition, Wild Women of the West entertaining with equine and roping performances, Butternut Boys String Band will be providing the music for the 1880s Ball, Saturday night's Grand Ballroom Concert with Brenn Hill, western entertainment from Liz & Casey Anderson, Eli Barsi, Gary Pratt, Writer Ray, Gail Burton, Allen Bailey and Scott Taylor.  Travis Loewen will deliver the message for Cowboy Church followed by a Sunday Gospel concert by Mindy "Rogers" Peterson and the Prairie Rose Wranglers. There will also be a Native American Indian Encampment, Jedediah Smith Mountain Man Rendevous, Buffalo Soldiers, Plenty of chuckwagon food and a poetry contest.  I will be judging the poetry contest with Brenn Hill, Jeff Hildebrandt and Sam Jackson.  For more info call Esther Ashe at 620-672-2030

June 11 - 13, 2004.  Echoes of the Trail Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Celebration of the West,  The evening of Friday, June 11 will be a kickoff musical event, followed by a full day Saturday, June 12th, of cowboy poetry, western music, all sorts of western art, tack, music, home décor, and more for sale in the halls of Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kansas, plus chuck wagons and horse events outdoors. For more information, contact

Cowboy poets, singers and historians can send CDs for possible air play and interview suggestions to:

Jo Hargrave
"Keepin' It Cowboy"
 RR 1, Box 144
 Cyril, Ok 73029.

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