Category: Cowboy/Ranch

Buford Ranch on OCCA Ranch Tour

By: Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise The Osage County Cattlemen’s Association’s annual ranch tour, held each Father’s Day weekend, featured six ranches this year. This column provides highlights of the Buford Ranch, the fifth tour stop, which featured Hereford heifers…

Alred Ranch, Bluestem Ranch and Turkey Trak Ranch on OCCA 2018 Ranch Tour

Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise By: Roseanne McKee The Osage County Cattlemen’s Association annual ranch tour is a treasured tradition in Osage County. It’s an opportunity for ranchers to showcase their cattle operations. Interviews with the ranchers or ranch representatives are broadcast…

Wagyu Beef Operation featured on OCCA Ranch Tour

Republished with permission of the Bartlesville-Examiner Enterprise By: Roseanne McKee From 9 a.m. to noon June 16, the Osage County Cattlemen’s Association held its annual Ranch Tour. A caravan of trucks, a few SUVs and one sedan, mine, left from the Osage County Fairgrounds…

Okla. CattleWoman of the Year Named

Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise By Roseanne McKee Norita Martin has been named Oklahoma CattleWoman of the Year by the Oklahoma CattleWomen’s Association. The award was announced on July 20 in Norman at the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s annual Convention and Trade Show. The…

Al J. Kester’s Childhood & Rodeo Days

By: Roseanne McKee Al J. Kester, a resident of Bartlesville since the age of six, was born the son of a bootlegger, but he didn’t let that stop him from having a regular childhood. “I grew up with Butch Donald Stern, known as Butchy….

The Bootlegger’s Son

Al J. Kester at his childhood home on Cheyenne Ave. in Bartlesville. By: Roseanne McKee Al J. Kester, a life-time resident of Bartlesville, sat down in his childhood home, to share his memories of growing up with his father — a prominent Bartlesville bootlegger…

Part II: Jack Short’s life in the 1940’s & 50’s — cowboys, rodeos, Ben Johnson & More

In a series of interviews recently, Bartlesville resident, Jack Short, who was born in 1939, tells of his life growing up in and around Washington County, Okla. His long-time friend, Al Jay Kester also attended the interview. “I was born in Copan, Oklahoma,” Short…

The Lost St. Louis Settlement

The Forgotten St. Louis Settlement of Washington County By: Roseanne McKee Part I: In a series of interviews over the past few months, Bartlesville resident, Jack Short, talked about the forgotten St. Louis Settlement established in the late 1800’s in Washington County west of…

Pawhuska People interviews Oklahoma’s CattleWoman of the Year

By: Roseanne McKee Past President of the Washington County CattleWomen, Moni Adcock Heinrich, is Oklahoma’s 2015-16 CattleWoman of the Year. She sat down recently, to share how a desire to expand her circle of friends, led her on a path toward leadership in the…

New Art Gallery Opens in Pawhuska

By: Roseanne McKee Bruce Carter, owner of the Tallgrass Art Gallery at 521 Kihekah Ave. spoke to the Kiwanis Club recently about his new gallery, the path he travelled to become an artist and what led him to choose Pawhuska. “When I was in…

2015 Osage County Cattlemen’s Association Convention & Tour Highlights

By: Roseanne McKee The Osage County Cattlemen’s Association (OCCA) held its 81st annual convention June 18-20. The convention kicked off June 18, with an evening art show hosted by the Arts and Preservation in the Osage in the Drummond Building located at the corner…

Hull Ranch holds Fundraiser to Raise Awareness of Under-diagnosed Condition called Porphyria

By: Roseanne McKee On April 11, Hull Ranch hosted a fundraiser lunch with a silent auction as part of the kick-off of a horseback ride cross-country at night dubbed “the Shadow Ride” to bring awareness to a the disease porphyria. The event’s proceeds went…