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Musings from the Morning

It's a busy weekend in High River and area with

the great wagon races back in High River for

their part in Guy Weadick days.  Jason leads

after night one with Mark Sutherland in 5th

and Jordie Fike in 22nd.

Jason Glass-HR-004


Little New York Daze goes in Longview with a slo-pitch

tourney starting today.  Slack for rodeo starts at

12 noon today with a performance later today.

Tomorrow and Sunday perf's go at 1 o'clock

You can take in rodeo in the afternoon and the

chucks at 7 in High River.  Little New York

Daze goes through Sunday in Longview.


The Bar U is home to "The Round up of Memories"

Sunday 10-5pm.  The Bar U comes to life with

a ranching way of life in song and poetry around

the camp fire!  This day is fun for the whole family.


The Foothills SNAPS "Poker Rally" fundraiser starts

with a pancake breakfast at the High River Legion

tomorrow at 9am.  Join the ride at 1pm for $40.00

per rider and $25.00 per passenger.  The winning

hand will take away a TV!  The Legion hosts games

and fun for the kids from Noon till 4pm as a part of

the SNAPS event.  Drop in, make a donation and

have some fun.  Details at

Have a great weekend in the Country!!!!



Musings from the Morning

Life is a lesson is it not?  This past Monday I

was the proud owner of a summer cold that

worked it's way in to my lungs.  I do not like

colds or for that matter being sick.  The honey,

cinnamon, lemon green tea mixture seemed to

sooth my throat.  Thanks to Buckleys' along

with tons of water I may have worked it out.

As "radio announcer" is my job title I do not want

colds to be a part of my life or my listeners.

"Stay Healthy" this summer, not like this guy! 


Jordie Fike-001


The Chucks are back in town tonight through Sunday,

enjoy the show and cheer on your favorite driver.  In

association with the chucks a Stampede BBQ goes at

Rotary Park Saturday from 11-2pm.  Enjoy your

friends and family with the FREE  lunch as a bonus.


Our friends in Longview are revved up for The

Little New York Days.  LNYD gives residents of

Longview the chance to get out with their families

and mingle with members of the community. Activities

include a pancake breakfast, face painting, a parade,

a petting zoo, mutton busting, a horse show, a farmers

market, live music and a beer garden.


Enjoy your Thursday




Musings from the Morning

Garth Brooks announced this week he will come out of

retirement with a world tour this year.  All of the details

are at

(photo courtesy

The Calgary Stampede is at Day 8 today. It was sad to see

Jordie Fike crush a barrel last night at The Rangeland Derby,

he was my favorite along with Jason going in.  They of

course are both local cowboys!  Speaking of local cowboys,

Tommy Glass had a great honour bestowed on him this week

and the details are available at


Have a great wrap up to Stampede.  For those Stampeded

out the Vulcan Trek Centre is home to Stargazing tonight

at 7:30pm.  The best apart of Stargazing is that it is FREE!

The George Traditional House in Okotoks celebrates their

5th Annual Charity Fundraiser tomorrow in Okotoks.  The 

proceeds from the event go to The Foothills Country

Hospice Society.  The kids would love to head to The

Museum of The Highwood tomorrow for "Family Fun Day"

from 1 till 3pm. 


Have a safe and happy weekend and enjoy your family!



Musings from the Morning

Just a note to say thanks to those friends of AM 1140 that

joined us for our opening a couple of Thursdays ago.  I really

enjoyed visiting with dignitaries and listeners of AM 1140

that joined us that day to say hello.  The kind words and

good wishes from those that dropped by were humbling

and appreciated.  Just after that day I took a few personal

days to see my daughter graduate with the Class of 2014

at Highwood High School.  Way to go Maddie!!!!!!!

(photo courtesy Sean Emmett)

Photo: Our baby is a grad!!

Our family was also fortunate enough to have Mom visit for

Maddies Grad along with the Canada Day celebrations. 

Our whole family volunteered for The Servus Credit Union

Canada Day Half Marathon for the great people of A.I.M.

Although I had time off this past few days it was busy,

BUT is that not the best way to be.

(Me, Moma Brown (Ameloot) and The Graduate)


Have a great Stampede week!


Canada Day Goes Off With A Bang

Dawgs Canada Day 3

It was a Canada Day to remember for the Okotoks Dawgs and their fans.

Dawgs Canada Day 1Fans were packed into Seaman Stadium like sardines, truly a sight to see!

Further proving why Dawgs fans are the best in baseball, they packed Seaman Stadium Tuesday night, setting a new Dawgs record with nearly 4700 in attendance.

The team rewarded the fans with a big 8-3 win over the MelVille Millionaires, the defending WMBL champs!

The Okotoks Dawgs really are one of the classiest organizations around, and they showed that in a big way during and after the game.

Dawgs Canada Day 2Most of the 4700 fans stayed up way past their bedtime to catch the firework show after the game!

Always putting the fans first, they put it all out for Canada Day, and ended it all with a dazzling firework display, as seen in the video below.

Musings from the morning

Mike started the "Rodeo 101" fun today with the story of

Roughstock.  Donna Tillman of Cayley correctly answered the

Rodeo 101 question today for a Stampede Experience.  Thanks

to the Calgary Stampede, Donna will be off to a July 9th

Stampede Experience with tickets to the infield during

the afternoon Rodeo and back that night for the wagons

and stage show!  Tomorrow, another Rodeo 101 feature

from Mike Labelle and tickets up for grabs to the

Ultimate Stampede Experience with AM 1140!!


Photo: We are at Hirsche Fraser Meats until 1pm today ! Tons of deals and a BBQ! Come check it out !

Grant and the gang invited us out to celebrate the ONE DAY

SALE on Saturday.  People got great deals and I got to hang

with our Sunshine Patrol Hostess with the most Megan!  Have

you tried the Jolly Rancher suckers she has to give away?

Amazing, that is all!








Musings from the weekend!

Friday was a busy day for me as after work I was off to the

"4th Annual Cohesion Classic" for KidSport at the Highwood.

I am not complaining because golf and raising money for kids

is a pleasure!  Thanks to Ryan and Marla for having me MC

and golf in their awesome event.  Bill Robertson (Okotoks Mayor)

and spokes person for KidSport told us about how KidSport

works and our keynote speaker Lisa "Long ball" continued

with a message that sport is good for any kid!  KidSport

helps kids less fortunate to play the sport of their choice.


Below, it's the old fella hanging with The Royal Purple

in Stavely for their "Lobster and Prime Rib Night"

on Saturday.  300 strong, they sold out this year and

by all accounts had a great time!

Have a great week and get ready for Guy Weadick Days this

weekend in our own back yard!!!



Musings from the morning!

I will be golfing and MC ing the 4th Annual "Cohesion Classic"

today at the Highwood Golf Club.  We are praying for Sunshine

and a great day for our charity KidSport today.  The Tourney

features some hockey players and celebrity golfer, "Lisa Longball"

who hit a ball over 350 yards in competition. (maybe she can hit

mine up the middle today?)


Vulcan is home to Spock Days today and tomorrow, Russ

will be there with all of the Trekkie's and will have more

on the event at  The parade goes

tomorrow at 10am and it will be nothing but good times.

A Stargazing event is planned at the Trek Centre tonight

at 7:30pm

The Royal Purple of Stavely have their annual Prime Rib

night and Lobster-fest tomorrow night at the hall.  I get to

eat Lobster and prime rib with my pals and then play

the dance music that follows!


Tickets are available at:
Janet's Fashions (Claresholm)
Cattlemen's Corner (Nanton)
Town Office (Stavely)
Willow Creek Forge (Nanton)



Musings from the morning!

If your family went through the flood, were displaced from school

or work we have news for you from Scouts Canada. Mike Bingley

was in this a.m. to tell us the Scouts have opened their summer

camps to all children in the area for a summer break. Get details

for your child (boy or girl) at Scouts Canada by calling

403-283-4993 and asking about the Camp program for kids




Ryan and the Cohesion Media gang are getting ready

for their big 4TH Annual Golf Tourney on Friday at

The Highwood.  The update below is from Cohesion

Media.  Grab a foursome and join us!


This years Cohesion Classic is going to be great. We have $45,000

in hole in one prizes, fantastic prizes and silent auction items along

with three NHL players coming but you know what the best part is?

The money raised will be going towards getting less fortunate kids

into organized sports all over our province thanks to

KidSport Alberta So ALL Kids Can Play.


Musings on Moncton

charlie and jody red shirts

Jody and I with our "RED" on to honour the fallen Mounties this

past week in Moncton.  I think of those that are serving today,

that have served and those that have been lost while serving.

The families of those wonderful RCMP members in Moncton

are in our prayers!  Hats off to some of you whom I

have known over the years.  Terry, Russ, Margaret, Scott,

Pat, Jeff, Rod, Larry & Bob you are thought of today for all that you

do and have done!