6/18 - Our People Mover Coordinator, Terry Nowak, needs some help from you, please contact him as soon as possible....we need a couple of people mover/tractor operators on:
Friday, July 26th from 12:30 to 2:30
Saturday, July 27th from 2:30 to 4:30
driving a D15.
If you can help, please contact Terry Nowak at 763-744-8833 (cell)
6/18 - A message from our friend, Bruce Gould: "MY GREAT WIFE (OF 42 YRS THE 19TH) AND MY 3 SONS ORGANIZED WITH OUR LOCAL FARM CLUB TO HAVE OUR ANNUAL FATHERS DAY TRACTOR RIDE , TO START & END IN JACOBSON, SO WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO HAUL OUR TRACTORS TO PUT A BUNCH IN THE RIDE.
6/14 - Another field work contest picture has been added!!! This is picture #5 Keep the votes coming!
6/9 - Take a moment a check out our "classified ads" to see if you need anything...more and more people are posting equipment for sale and wanted..... click on the link http://pub44.bravenet.com/classified/show.php?usernum=3711912145 Thank you to our people posting in the classifieds...I hope our website helps you.
6/9 - HERE IS A STORY OF THANKS!!! "Just to give you an update Randy.; Went to doctor in Duluth yesterday to get results of bone marrow & blood test from a week ago. Every thing was good. Cancer still in remission, & blood counts still doing good. Oh, last Sunday ,one of my nurses saw me mowing lawn when she went by and stopped in & chatted for about a half hour or so. I didn't know they still made house calls.
Had to stop by the hospital yesterday while in Duluth with a little orange on to brighten up the staff's day. I've got an appointment at Mayo Tuesday for more test & prep for possible a stem cell transplant if we go that route. I have another 6 days of chemo in Duluth starting the 17th. Life has been good & people have been great. Thanks to all for prayers & such."
This update is from Bruce Gould.....To everyone that has been keeping up-to-date on our site with Bruce and to the people that have taken just a second out of their day to stop....say a prayer to give Bruce and Zelda the strength to help them make it through this tough time, to ask to take the cancer away from Bruce so he can live out a full life, who have asked their church congregations to pray for Bruce and to rid him of this nasty stuff.....I want to say "Thank you" ...Your support has proven fruitful!!!!!! Without you and your support, Bruce would not be where he is today...with his loving and wonderful wife, family and his friends......Thank you again!!! Please continue to keep Bruce and his family in your prayers, please.
6/9 - I got a call from a friend, from back near the homeplace the other night. He told me a neighbor of his was getting rid of some "scrap" iron and asked if he could come over and help him load it. As the iron was being load, they came across an old culivator...the cultivator is off of a D14....and all of the pieces are supposed to be there. They put it off to the side and save it (whew, that was close).
6/9 - We are receiving votes!!! Thanks to you all who have sent your votes in! The forum is working good to show your support. Feel free to use the forum for looking for things for sale, wanted, etc.....
June 6, 1965 - Allis Chalmers announced the D-21 tractor powered by a 119 horsepower diesel engine. Power was derived from the A-C model 3400 diesel engine
6/5 - Rhonda and I spent the night at Lynn (Board of Director) and Arlene Bushard's house last night. I recommend to give Lynn and Arlene a call as you pass through the Garfield, MN; area to stop and see them! They WILL treat you like a king and queen! Thanks Lynn and Arlene for such a wonderful supper...for the FIRST time I enjoyed eating asparagus. I have HATED that vegetable for my whole life...until last night....Arlene knows how to make a great supper, Lynn can grill a great steak and Arlene's apple pie is out of this world!!!! Then comes breakfast......no motel or restaurant can make a better breakfast than Arlene's breakfast!! Thanks again for your hospitality!!
6/4 - We have received three (3) new votes.....THANKS for your time! Send in more votes. Click on the link http://pub44.bravenet.com/forum/static/show.php?usernum=3711912145&frmid=9026&cmd=show to place your vote. We have votes coming in!!! Thank you!
6/2 - Rita Everhart, Childrens Activity coordinator, has posted her agenda of children activities on the "Childrens Activity" link on the left side of this page. She has developed a HUGE amount of activities on her agenda. Check it out!! "Thank you Rita for your time, creativity and dedication to show our young guests a good time!"
6/2 - Check out the "2013 Show Schedule of Events" page to see the updated events with start/end times
6/2 - Another picture has been added to the The Upper Midwest A-C Club Field/Lawn Work Contest....We need pictures of doing field work/planting or cutting grass/mowing lawn/hay with an Allis-Chalmers tractor (this includes lawn and garden) and/or implement(s). We will let the viewers vote on which one they like the best, the one picture with the most votes, wins a book of raffle tickets to this year's Orange Spectacular. Please send your pictures to me email@example.com OR please post your votes on our forum ....contest will be done by July 15th, 2013....WE NEED MORE VOTING ACTIVITY!!!!!!
5/26 - Bruce Gould sent me a health update of himself. It's good news! Bruce writes "I'm doing fine. I'm home for awhile now. had a blood test Friday and my blood is rebuilding as wanted.. have another blood test on Tuesday, then next Friday the 31st I go back to Duluth for more test & another bone marrow test, then we determine what we do next. right now I'm enjoying it around home , mowed the lawn & getting some fresh air. I have to watch for infection but doing fine." If you do want to send your concerns and thoughts to Bruce and Zelda, you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!!!!!
Please continue to keep Bruce and his family in your prayers.
5/25 - What would you think of a section, in the newsletter, that would be dedicated to Lawn and Garden information? Post your answer on our forum.
5/25 - As we get ready to prepare ourselves for the 2013 Orange Spectacular, we need to plan for some of the activities. Bob Rodda of Duluth, MN would like to coordinate a tractor ride from the Gathering of the Orange 2012 show site, Montevideo, MN to Hutchinson, the day before the 2013 Orange Spectacular....July 25th. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Bob at (218) 390-3297 cell or (218) 729-7813 home.
Thanks Bob for your participation!
5/25 - YOU can be a very important part of the Orange Spectacular!!!! Rhonda needs help selling raffle tickets!!!!! She is in need of helpers selling raffle tickets on Saturday and Sunday, even for one (1) hour or two (2) THE CLUB NEEDS YOU!!!!! The raffle tickets is what continues the Orange Spectacular....please give the club and hour or so of your time!!! If you can help, please contact Rhonda (715) 723-1908....your time will be much appreciated by her and the Upper Midwest A-C Club!
5/25 - We need your votes for the "Field Work, Lawn and Garden Work" contest!!! I have no votes yet!!! Place your votes as soon as possible. Place your votes on our forum or email me at email@example.com
Our first contestant says "Here are a couple "working" pictures I sure wish I would have had the hood on that WD45 Diesel... I just picked up the WD45 about a month ago, non-running, with a "stuck" injector pump"
Picture 2A - Votes recieved 1
Contestant #2 - This is my 220 and 1300-E field cultivator this spring (last Sunday) working on the farm
3A - Votes recieved - 9
Contestant #3 says "My grandson (Brendon) 1st time ever plowing."
"Me tilling the garden"
5/2 - I received this email today...."We are looking for Antique Tractors to feature for Buffalo Lake Days for our Antique Tractor & our Antique Tractor Show. I know how big the Orange Spectacular is each year and thought if you or any of the people you know are interested in coming to Buffalo Lake Days for these events that I would pass the info on. I have attached the flyer that we have hanging up in area businesses for contacts of these events and other things that go on that weekend as well."
Karissa Kurth - President
I hope you can help out Buffalo Lake Days. I see they are hosting a tractor show AND a tractor pull......check it out!
Since this poster was made, it been decided, instead of a "Peoples' Choice" it will be an appointed committee to review and decide on Farm Setting awards. "Thank you" Jeff Borth for your coordination and helping bring this important event to the Orange Spectacular. Let's plan for this section of our show to grow in the future!
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