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A Monthly Newsletter Publication from the Trail Riders of the West


Vol. XVII · No. 12 · Series No. 194 · December 2007


Tip of the White Hat

Jack “Buck” Harding

To all the Trail Riders who attend the meetings and those who try to attend the party events.


DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

1st - Steven “Little Joe” Foland
5th - Dave “Tujunga” Finnin
6th - Bud “Bud Buster” Reeves
12th - “Miss” Julie Tucker
31st - Don “Dusty” Maiers




Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please e-mail us at: trailridersofthewest@cox.net
or drop a note to The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ:

“You can't get ahead of anybody you're trying to get even with.”


DECEMBER TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, December 5th
“Paniola's” Paradise Island

Ed “Paniola” Phillips

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas.

“Miss” Teresa invites all ladies of the Trail Riders attending “Paniola's” movie to talk while the “Boys” watch their western movies.


Wednesday, December 12th

Christmas Party

HomeTown Buffet
1855 Cochran St., Simi Valley, CA 93065

HomeTown Buffet

Starting at 5:30 pm and continuing... 'til it's over!


“Peacemaker of the Pecos”

When a greedy and ruthless rancher attempts to take over the sleepy prairie town of Enterprise, Texas, family man William Hart stands up for justice, defending his home in award-winning author C.E. 'Preacher' Edmonson's thrilling new novel "Peacemaker of the Pecos" (ISBN 9781593304928, Aventine Press, 2007).

Order your autographed copy today. Special price for fellow Trail Riders: $10 postage paid.

Send check or money order to:
C.E. Edmonson
PO Box 1902
Poulsbo, WA 98370.


  Trail Rider Ron Walkshorse has been busy lately. He's been on loan from his work in Utah to come down to California and help fight the recent fires in Malibu.

Ron's website is: www.dazendmovieprops.com. I'm sure the readers would enjoy the information he has posted there. He sent us a picture of one of the last surviving buildings from the old Kanab Movie Fort where "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon" was filmed.

Thanks Ron!

Kanab Movie Location

A photo of the headquarters building


  Also got a nice note from Jet Weston, the new Old Singing Cowboy. Jet has his own western band. For more info, you can visit him on his mySpace location http://www.myspace.com/jetweston.

Jet Weston

Jet Weston


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF


Don “Dusty” Maiers

November proved to be a very short month. At least, it passed fast. I guess all the time we spent planning for the holiday made it seem that way.

The only BIG thing coming up right now is the Christmas Party. It's always fun to see the gang get together for fun and food. This year we're having it on Wednesday, December 12th, 5:30 pm at the HomeTown Buffet, located on the corner of Cochran and Erringer streets in Simi Valley.


  Trail Rider Lincoln Bond, our resident Cowboy Magician, is available for entertainment for kids and/or adults. He can be reached at (661) 298-4081.

  Rick “Texas Red” Tucker and his band have played for many groups in Southern California. If your needs are for enjoyable music and entertainment, give “Texas Red” a call at (805) 750.0696.

Tell 'em you heard about 'em on the Trail Riders of the West website!


Trail Riders Belt Buckle

We still have some brass belt buckles for sale. They have the Trail Riders logo, are very attractive and are priced at only $22 each. CLICK HERE to order your genuine Trail Riders of the West belt buckle.



  REMEMBER   Any and all news is appreciated and welcome at all times and... if you have any photographs for us to put on this website, please send them in JPEG or GIF format to us at our email address: trailridersofthewest@cox.net

Happy Trails and Warm Campfires!

“Dusty”



A Monthly Newsletter Publication from the Trail Riders of the West


Vol. XVII · No. 11 · Series No. 193 · November 2007


Tip of the White Hat

Jack “Buck” Harding

It's my turn to pick the benificiary of this prestigious award for the month and so it is with the utmost appreciation that I choose Don “Dusty” Maiers, and his lovely wife, “Miss Charleen.”

I would like to publicly acknowledge them for their diligent work and tireless efforts in gathering the information, and then writing, editing, printing and mailing the “Trail Riders of the West Newsletter” each and every month. I know from experience that it is not an easy task, but I also know for them it's is a labor of love.

Thanks “Dusty” and “Miss Charleen,” from me and all the other fortunate readers, for your continuous support.

~ Bud Buster


NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

7th - Rose “Miss Kitty” Brown
14th - “Miss” Pat Nelson
19th - Tom “Cowboy” Ratican
26th - Bob “Iowa” Owens




Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please e-mail us at: trailridersofthewest@cox.net
or drop a note to The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ:

“From time to time, find yourself so peaceful that you can enter the quiet.”


NOVEMBER TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7th
“Paniola's” Paradise Island

Wednesday, November 21st
“Paniola's” Paradise Island

Ed “Paniola” Phillips

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas.

“Miss” Teresa invites all ladies of the Trail Riders attending “Paniola's” movie to talk while the “Boys” watch their western movies.


“Peacemaker of the Pecos”

When a greedy and ruthless rancher attempts to take over the sleepy prairie town of Enterprise, Texas, family man William Hart stands up for justice, defending his home in award-winning author C.E. 'Preacher' Edmonson's thrilling new novel "Peacemaker of the Pecos" (ISBN 9781593304928, Aventine Press, 2007).

Order your autographed copy today. Special price for fellow Trail Riders: $10 postage paid.

Send check or money order to:
C.E. Edmonson
PO Box 1902
Poulsbo, WA 98370.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF


Don “Dusty” Maiers

Tim “Durango” McIlvain Tim “Durango” McIlvain, and “Miss” Chris decided to sell their home in Rancho Cucamonga and move up north near Sacramento. “Paniola” and “Golden Grizz ” drove out to their place and “rescued” some of the things Durango” couldn't take with him, many of his works of art and his handy works. We are going to miss them.

Ed “Paniola” Phillips “Paniola” and “Miss” Teresa returned from their vacation in Pennsylvania just before the 1st of October. “Paniola” said he enjoyed the drive to and from. The scenery is beautiful and in the fall, the weather held for them - both ways.

King's Western Wear The place I worked for many years, King's Western Wear is going out of business. I don't know the reason but I know that there are many good values. It would be nice to stop in and take advantage of the reduced buys and say good-bye to some of our old friends.

King's is located at: 11450 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604, you can call them at: (818) 761-1162. The Retirement sale started October 11, 2007 and will continue until the merchandise is gone. Tell ‘em “Dusty” sent ‘ya!

&ldquoLadies Night” “Ladies Nite” has been well received and does give us all a chance to talk and get reacquainted. The last one was at the El Patio Restaurant on October 30th. I'll keep you posted as to its reception.


Trail Riders Belt Buckle

We still have some brass belt buckles for sale. They have the Trail Riders logo, are very attractive and are priced at only $22 each. CLICK HERE to order your genuine Trail Riders of the West belt buckle.



ROUNDING-UP

We have a short submission from Bud “Bud Buster” Reeves, from Las Vegas, called:

“A Conversation With Jesus.”

Many times when I am troubled or confused, I find comfort in sitting in my backyard and having a beer along with a quiet conversation with Jesus. This happened to me again after a particularly difficult day.

I said: "Jesus, why do I work so hard?" And I heard the reply: "Men find many ways to demonstrate the love they have for their family. You work hard to have a peaceful, beautiful place for your friends and family to gather."

I said: "I thought that money was the root of all evil." And the reply was: "No, the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Money is a tool; it can be used for good or bad."

I was starting to feel better, but I still had that one burning question, so I asked it. "Jesus," I said, "What is the meaning of life? Why am I here?"

He replied, "That is a question many men ask. The answer is in your heart and is different for everyone. I would love to chat with you some more, Señor, but now, I have to finish your lawn."


  REMEMBER   Any and all news is appreciated and welcome at all times and... if you have any photographs for us to put on this website, please send them in JPEG or GIF format to us at our email address: trailridersofthewest@cox.net


Happy Trails and Warm Campfires!

“Dusty”



A Monthly Newsletter Publication from the Trail Riders of the West


Vol. XVII · No. 10 · Series No. 192 · October 2007


Tip of the White Hat

Jack “Buck” Harding

To Roger and Jerry. When we had our last Ladies Night get together they were out of town but were headed back that evening. They rushed off the bus and hurried to the restaurant where we were only to find that we had just left. That kind of effort deserves a "Tip of the White Hat"!


OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

5th - Marilyn “Sidekick” Pierson
8th - “J.D.” Juesgen
10th - “Miss” Carla Iverson
10th - Bill “Panamint” Ehrhart
22nd - “Miss” Betty Williamson
29th - Bob “Golden Grizz” Schenk




Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please e-mail us at: trailridersofthewest@cox.net
or drop a note to The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ:

“There's no need to buckle on chaps and spurs just to drive the milk cows in.”


OCTOBER TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, October 3rd
“Paniola's” Paradise Island

Wednesday, October 17th
“Paniola's” Paradise Island

Ed “Paniola” Phillips

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas.

“Miss” Teresa invites all ladies of the Trail Riders attending “Paniola's” movie to talk while the “Boys” watch their western movies.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF


Don “Dusty” Maiers

Rick “Texas Red” Tucker Got a nice note from Texas Red, he and “Miss” Julie moved again - to Thousand Oaks. He and the band play one Saturday Night a month at Leisure Village in Camarillo. Of course we are invited to hear them. He said we are in his mailing list so will forward this information out.

“J.D.” Juesgen When “J.D.” and Sandy were in town, he showed me some pictures of their ranch in Idaho. He said he was going to send a couple of them to us to run in the newsletter. Haven't got them yet!

Ed “Paniola” Phillips Ed “Paniola” and “Miss” Teresa have left for Pennsylvania for their visit. They drove which is a beautiful trip this time of year. The expect to be back October 1st.

John “Chester” Brown John “Chester” Brown is recovering well after his operation. It will be nice when he is fully recovered.


Trail Riders Belt Buckle

We still have some brass belt buckles for sale. They have the Trail Riders logo, are very attractive and are priced at only $22 each. CLICK HERE to order your genuine Trail Riders of the West belt buckle.



ROUNDING-UP

Slick and “Miss” Marilyn sent us a flyer about the Water Front Players Group, a live action western stunt and variety show. They will be appearing at the Mt. Whitney Restaurant in Lone Pine. Show times are:

Friday, October 5th at 7 pm
Saturday, October 6th at 9 am, noon and 5:30 pm
Sunday, October 7th at 11 am, 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm

Don't forget, The Lone Pine Film Festival is coming just after October 1st. It is a lot of fun and a chance to meet old friends. Don't forget your badges!!!

  REMEMBER   Any and all news is appreciated and welcome at all times and... if you have any photographs for us to put on this website, please send them in JPEG or GIF format to us at our email address: trailridersofthewest@cox.net


Happy Trails and Warm Campfires!

“Dusty”



A Monthly Newsletter Publication from the Trail Riders of the West


Vol. XVII · No. 9 · Series No. 191 · September 2007


Tip of the White Hat

Jack “Buck” Harding

To “Miss Charleen” who wades through my notes and prints the newsletter.


SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

14th - John “Chester” Brown
18th - “Miss” La Neil Ehrheart




Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please e-mail us at: trailridersofthewest@cox.net
or drop a note to The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ:

“Being on a diet don't mean you can't look at the menu. Just don't make a selection.”


SEPTEMBER TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, September 5th
“Paniola's” Paradise Island

Wednesday, September 19th
“Paniola's” Paradise Island

Ed “Paniola” Phillips

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas.

“Miss” Teresa invites all ladies of the Trail Riders attending “Paniola's” movie to talk while the “Boys” watch their western movies.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF


Don “Dusty” Maiers

Curt “Slick” Pierson I owe Slick and “Miss” Marilyn an apology. Back in April or May they sent me a notice about the movie they had completed and was available to purchase. I thought I had made notice of it in the Trail Writer newsletter but, hadn't. The name of it is Three Bad Men staring George Kennedy and featuring our Trail Rider, Curt “Slick” Pierson. It is available at the Blockbuster stores and many other places. Sorry for missing that.

John “Chester” Brown John “Chester” Brown had what they called a minor heart attack a couple of weeks ago. He went into Simi Hospital and was sent to Los Robles the next day. After a Triple By-Pass he has recovered quite well. Sure glad it was a minor attack! A major attack could have been serious.

Tom “Cowboy” Ratican Our friend in Havala, Tom “Cowboy” Ratican had a painful cramp in his belly and turned himself into the hospital. Turned out to be gall bladder problems so they removed it. “Cowboy” is concerned now as to the function of the gall bladder. “If God put it there, it must have been important!” I explained to “Cowboy” that it was put there when cave men ate the meat from the Mammoth and we don't get too much of that anymore.

Dick “Colorado” Oakes Got a nice email all the way from Colorado, the state and the man himself, Dick “Colorado” Oakes. He sent us a couple of pictures. This one below was taken back in '91 and brings back a lot of memories of friends no longer with us. From left to right, Dick, Pierce Lyden, Mrs. Lyden and Jack “Buck” Harding. Thanks “Colorado”!

By the way... “Colorado” has a great website and I encourage you all to visit him at:
http://www.phantomranch.net/


Trail Riders Belt Buckle

We still have some brass belt buckles for sale. They have the Trail Riders logo, are very attractive and are priced at only $22 each. CLICK HERE to order your genuine Trail Riders of the West belt buckle.



ROUNDING-UP

We went to Jim Roberts' Round Up on August 10th. The Trail Riders were well impressed. Larry and Paula, Slick and Marilyn, Jerry and Roger, Golden Grizz and myself. Jim Roberts looked very good after his cancer scare a couple of years ago. The big draw of the evening was Herb Jeffries at 95 looking great. It's always nice to see him and Savannah.

  REMEMBER   Any and all news is appreciated and welcome at all times and... if you have any photographs for us to put on this website, please send them in JPEG or GIF format to us at our email address: trailridersofthewest@cox.net


Happy Trails and Warm Campfires!

“Dusty”



A Monthly Newsletter Publication from the Trail Riders of the West


Vol. XVII · No. 8 · Series No. 190 · August 2007


Tip of the White Hat

Jack “Buck” Harding

It's gotta go to “Golden Grizz”. Through his efforts of collecting cans and bottles for recycling he has kept us in enough money to keep going!


AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

18th - “Miss” Marge Schenk
25th - Bill “Panamint Slim” Ehrheart




Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please e-mail us at: trailridersofthewest@cox.net
or drop a note to The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ:

“Nobody's credit is better than their money.”


AUGUST TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, August 1st
“Paniola's” Paradise Island

Wednesday, August 15th
“Paniola's” Paradise Island

Wednesday, August 29th
“Ladies Nite”

Ed “Paniola” Phillips

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas.

“Miss” Teresa invites all ladies of the Trail Riders attending “Paniola's” movie to talk while the “Boys” watch their western movies.

Ladies Nite was a big success and many of us are looking forward to the next one. “Miss” Teresa has been collecting places to try. The one thing for me is a place where we can gather and talk to each other without yelling. Conversation is what we're after.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF


Don “Dusty” Maiers

Had a treat this week. J.D.” Juegsen from Idaho was in town. We got together for lunch on a Monday and had time to hash over many things. He and Sandy” are doing very well on their ranch. He has some pictures taken of some of the buildings and a couple taken of his stock. I asked him to run off a couple of pictures so I could put them in the Newsletter and he said he would. I extended an invitation to attend a meeting while he was down here but he said "as time permits." Hope to see him before he goes back.

Looking forward to the “Jim Roberts Roundup” on August 10th. It's a time to hobknob with many of the people we know. Don't forget - August 10th from 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm at the Sportsman's Lodge, 12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, California. See you there!



Trail Riders Belt Buckle

We still have some brass belt buckles for sale. They have the Trail Riders logo, are very attractive and are priced at only $22 each. CLICK HERE to order your genuine Trail Riders of the West belt buckle.



ROUNDING-UP

“Paniola” has heard from Bob “Rocky Bob” Sobeki . He keeps “Paniola” posted as to what is ailing him. We wish him well and hope to have him join us again.

Ed “Chatsworth” Iverson

  We haven't any news about Ed “Chatsworth” Iverson. He has had his problems lately. We miss his company.


  We also haven't heard from “Lone Pine” or “Miss” Donna in some time.

  REMEMBER   Any and all news is appreciated and welcome at all times and... if you have any photographs for us to put on this website, please send them in JPEG or GIF format to us at our email address: trailridersofthewest@cox.net


Here's a picture of some fun loving Trail Riders visiting some “High Life” in Las Vegas:

“Mustang Ranch”

Happy Trails and Warm Campfires!

“Dusty”



A Monthly Newsletter Publication from the Trail Riders of the West


Vol. XVII · No. 7 · Series No. 189 · July 2007


Tip of the White Hat

Jack “Buck” Harding

To “Laura”, at the restaurant, “Coco D' Amour”... she and her staff made us very comfortable for the Ladies Night. We’ll have to do it again.


JULY BIRTHDAYS

1st - Ed “Chatsworth” Iverson
2nd - Rick “Texas Red” Tucker
9th - Curt “Slick” Pierson
23rd - Ermal “Duke” Williamson




Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please e-mail us at: trailridersofthewest@cox.net
or drop a note to The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ:

“Some women think the best way to tell a man or a good watermelon is to give ’em a good thump.”


JULY TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, July 4th
“Everyone have a great day!”

Wednesday, July 18th
“Paniola's” Paradise Island

Ed “Paniola” Phillips

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas.

“Miss” Teresa invites all ladies of the Trail Riders attending “Paniola's” movie to talk while the “Boys” watch their western movies.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF


Don “Dusty” Maiers

Our Ladies Night was very good. It gave all of the ladies who attended a chance to talk and get to know each other. I know that most of them don’t get a chance to socialize too often. It turned out well and we will do it again in August.

Tom “Cowboy” Ratican

  “Miss” Charleen and I made a trip to Lake Isabella (Havala) to visit with Tom “Cowboy” Ratican. Had a nice visit with him, and he is doing fine. He has written some real neat stories and we’re trying to find out how to submit them to different magazines. The country around there is loaded with Old West History. It is really a nice trip although, it is long for one day.



Trail Riders Belt Buckle

We still have some brass belt buckles for sale. They have the Trail Riders logo, are very attractive and are priced at only $22 each. CLICK HERE to order your genuine Trail Riders of the West belt buckle.



ROUNDING-UP

Got a lil’ note from our New Hampshire member, Bob “Chito” Chancey. He sent us a check to help out with postage and stuff. Greatly appreciated! I called and thanked him and had a chance to gab a little. He is interested in Corriganville so I am putting some stuff together for him.

Donn Moyer

Donn Moyer, our state of Washington Rep is having some health problems. We sent him a card to let him know we are with him as much as we can be from here.

Herb “Bronze Buckaroo” Jeffries   Jim Roberts’ Round-Up is scheduled for August 10th at the Sportsman’s Lodge from 4:00 pm until 11:00pm. It is $20.00 per person for food and entertainment and is always a lot of fun. There are many people present that we only see once in a while. Last year Frankie Laine was at Herb Jeffries’ table and we all had a chance to talk to him.

  REMEMBER   Any and all news is appreciated and welcome at all times and... if you have any photographs for us to put on this website, please send them in JPEG or GIF format to us at our email address: trailridersofthewest@cox.net

Happy Trails and Warm Campfires!

“Dusty”



A Monthly Newsletter Publication from the Trail Riders of the West


Vol. XVII · No. 6 · Series No. 188 · June 2007


Tip of the White Hat

Jack “Buck” Harding

To “Golden Grizz”, Bob “Rocky Bob” and Dave “Cheyenne” Pitts who are keeping us afloat with the cash donations from family and friends. It really helps.


JUNE BIRTHDAYS

7th - Kevin “Hondo” Cannon
19th - Bob “Chito” Chancey




Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please e-mail us at: trailridersofthewest@cox.net
or drop a note to The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ:

“Sometimes, what you're looking forward to is exactly what you should be watching out for.”


JUNE TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, June 6th
“Paniola's” Paradise Island

Wednesday, June 20th
“Paniola's” Paradise Island

Ed “Paniola” Phillips

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas.

“Miss” Teresa invites all ladies of the Trail Riders attending “Paniola's” movie to talk while the “Boys” watch their western movies.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF


Don “Dusty” Maiers

This is the time of the year when Chili Cook-Offs are all around us. We just had one for Conejo Valley Days and the Knights of Columbus are getting one ready for Simi Valley in the next couple of weeks. All of this reminded me of Will “Cherokee Slim” Lacey's ode to “Grizz's” Chili...


Ode to Golden Grizz




Trail Riders Belt Buckle

We still have some brass belt buckles for sale. They have the Trail Riders logo, are very attractive and are priced at only $22 each. CLICK HERE to order your genuine Trail Riders of the West belt buckle.



ROUNDING-UP

  We’ve got lots of members and we try to keep in touch. One of the nice things is to get information about the club happenings. Any news is welcome.

  Dave “Cheyenne” and Kathy moved into Orange County several years ago. We don't hear a lot from them but we run into them at many of the events we attend. He and Kathy sent the Trail Riders postage to help us with expenses at sending out the newsletter.

Tom “Cowboy” Ratican

  Tom“Cowboy” Ratican sends us news on a regular basis on Havala and Lake Isabella and it is appreciated.

Sheldon “Manitoba Man” Hall

  Sheldon“Manitoba Man” Hall calls with tidbits and local happenings.                           

  Any and all news is appreciated and welcome at all times and... if you have any photographs for us to put on this website, please send them in JPEG or GIF format to us at our email address: trailridersofthewest@cox.net

Happy Trails and Warm Campfires!

“Dusty”



A Monthly Newsletter Publication from the Trail Riders of the West


Vol. XVII · No. 5 · Series No. 187 · May 2007


Tip of the White Hat

Jack “Buck” Harding

To Susan, “Grizz's” daughter. She collected aluminum cans from her work mates (undoubtably adult beverage cans) which, cashed in put money back into our Treasury. Greatly appreciated. Susan is now our newest Honorary Member


MAY BIRTHDAYS

17th - Sammy Baugh
19th - Nancy Hilton
23rd - Sharon Carter
30th - Pat “Stoney” Bousquet
30th - Doris “7½” Lauter




Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please e-mail us at: trailridersofthewest@cox.net
or drop a note to The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ:

“There are two kinds of people in this world; those who believe there are two kinds of people, and those who know better.”


MAY TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, May 2nd
“Paniola's” Paradise Island

Wednesday, May 16th
“Paniola's” Paradise Island

Ed “Paniola” Phillips

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas.

“Miss” Teresa invites all ladies of the Trail Riders attending “Paniola's” movie to talk while the “Boys” watch their western movies.

Wednesday, May 30th
“Ladies Night” at Coco D'Amour, 2321 Tapo Street, Simi Valley (Cochran & Tapo) 5:30 pm


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF


Don “Dusty” Maiers

In the past, the Trail Riders had a special time we called “Ladies Night”. There are four months in the year that have five Wednesdays in them. We had our “Ladies Night” on each one of those Wednesdays. It was a time for all of us to bring our wives and guests together for a social evening.

We are planning to bring this back again. We decided to pick a restaurant which would accomodate us and get together for a dinner. The hours would be from about 5:30 pm and shut down when we quit talking. With this thought in mind, John “Chester” Brown and I went to check out a place. We Found One!

Read Chester's report below:

IT WAS THAT GOOD...

“Dusty” and I were checking out restaurants for our Trail Riders of the West “Ladies Night.” In our search we found ourselves in the small shopping center at the corner of Cochran and Tapo Streets, behind Ken's of Simi Valley, at 2321 Tapo Street.

Coco D'Amour seems a bit small from the outside but when we walked inside it is quite spacious for a group such as ours. The decor is somewhat “South Seas.”

We were met at the door by Nancy, one of the waitresses, and her husband. We explained why we were there, checking out ambiance, cuisine and pricing for our meeting. Her husband said that Nancy was working there because they had come here to eat on one occasion and so enjoyed the experience that she asked if she could work here.

Nancy is a very personable young lady who made us feel completely at home, explaining a little about the restaurant, food and pricing and her acquaintance with the Simi, San Fernando Valley area.

We sat down for a cup of coffee, which was quite good, which I don't find very often in Simi Valley. Nancy gave us a copy of the regular menu as well as the lunch menu. Dusty and I decided, based on the selection, which was varied, and pricing, which was reasonable, that we would have lunch.

While we were waiting, a black Stetson hat and a pair of cowboy boots came strolling down the aisle to greet us. They belonged to Justin Hornsinger, whose family are longtime residents of Simi Valley, who knew several of the members of the Trail Riders or our acquaintances. As a matter of fact, he and Rick “Texas Red” Tucker played with their band here on April 28th. I'll let Dusty tell you about that. He and Dusty reminisced about several mutual acquaintances and he told us some of his aspirations for the area of Simi Valley. It was an enjoyable experience meeting this young man and talking with him.

After lunch, which was quite good, Laura, the owner, sat with us and talked of her experiences in the restaurant business and some of the things that she hoped to see for Coco D'Amour. One of the exciting things was the addition of musical and comedic entertainment while dining.

The experience was thoroughly enjoyable for Dusty and me, as we hope it will be for you at our “Ladies Night” on Wednesday, May 30th at Coco D'Amour, 2321 Tapo Street, Simi Valley (Cochran & Tapo) at 5:30 pm.

~ John “Chester” Brown



Trail Riders Belt Buckle

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ROUNDING-UP

Ed “Chatsworth” Iverson

  Haven't heard from or about Ed “Chatsworth” Iverson. We are keeping him in our prayers.


Bud “Bud Buster” Reeves

  Got some more news from Bud “Bud Buster” Reeves concerning our Trail Riders of the West website. I've heard more from him in the last month that I've heard in the last couple of years.


  Haven't heard from the Groat Boys, Rick “Thunder Eagle” or his brother Tag “Chippewa” Groat. Some news would be welcome.


Happy Trails and Warm Campfires!

“Dusty”



A Monthly Newsletter Publication from the Trail Riders of the West


Vol. XVII · No. 4 · Series No. 186 · April 2007


Tip of the White Hat

Jack “Buck” Harding

To the “Ladies” of the Trail Riders. It's through their nagging and their suggestions that we have get-togethers and other events.


APRIL BIRTHDAYS

1st - Donn “Buckshot” Moyer
12th - Ed “Paniola” Phillips
13th - Richard “Big Casino” Nelson




Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please e-mail us at: trailridersofthewest@cox.net
or drop a note to The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ:

“Never marry a widow whose first husband was poisoned!!!!”


APRIL TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, April 4th
“Paniola's” Paradise Island

Wednesday, April 18th
“Paniola's” Paradise Island

Ed “Paniola” Phillips

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas.

“Miss” Teresa invites all ladies of the Trail Riders attending “Paniola's” movie to talk while the “Boys” watch their western movies.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF


Don “Dusty” Maiers

Some time ago, the Trail Riders had what we called “Ladies Nite”. This happened on the four months each year that had five Wednesdays. We would get together as families and just “shoot the breeze”! Well, we have decided to try it again.

During the months with five Wednesdays we will announce a restaurant and all are invited to come. Of course, it will be “Dutch Treat”. We have sorta planned to do this business between 5:00 and 5:30 pm. We'll stay until we run out of things to talk about.

Watch for a special notice in May to inform you of the place.


Trail Riders Belt Buckle

We still have some brass belt buckles for sale. They have the Trail Riders logo, are very attractive and are priced at only $22 each. CLICK HERE to order your genuine Trail Riders of the West belt buckle.



ROUNDING-UP

Rick “Texas Red” Tucker

  St. Patrick's Day at Corrigan's was well celebrated. Rick “Texas Red” Tucker and “Miss” Julie were there as “Texas Red” was the entertainer. He played several Irish songs and quite a few western songs.

The big treat for us was the corn beef and cabbage. Tom Corrigan puts out one of the best dishes around. It is something we look forward to each year and something we remember after. Thank you, “Texas Red”, thank you, Tom!


Ed “Chatsworth” Iverson

  Our fellow Trail Rider, Ed “Chatsworth” Iverson, suffered a stroke and spent some time in the hospital. I understand he is home and probably driving Carla crazy. Take care, “Chatsworth”, and get well soon.


Tom “Cowboy” Ratican

  Tom “Cowboy” Ratican contributes a drawing of his and a bit of biography about a celebrity to his local paper, “The Fence Post”. I told him I was planning an article on one of our “Honorary Members”. He said he didn't have a drawing of the person and would make one for me. Look for it in May's “Trail Writer”!


Bud “Bud Buster” Reeves

  Managed to talk to Bud “Bud Buster” Reeves who has been living in Las Vegas these past few years. He kept his Valley telephone number and we talked for over an hour. Covered many, many subjects and enjoyed the conversation. Lot to talk about.

Happy Trails and Warm Campfires!

“Dusty”



A Monthly Newsletter Publication from the Trail Riders of the West



Vol. XVII · No. 3 · Series No. 185 · March 2007

Tip of the "Green" Hat

To Rick "Texas Red" Tucker who makes his trek to Corrigan's (name like that has to be Irish) to entertain all of the Irish and wantabe Irish on St. Patrick's Day. He has done this gig for several years. Even made a trip back from Texas for that day. He has shown that type of dedication to the Trail Riders.


MARCH BIRTHDAYS

3rd - Carol "Red" Oaks
13th - Rick "Texas Red" Tucker
19th - Bob "Rocky Bob" Sobeck

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please call Dusty or drop a note to: The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander St., Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ:

"If you've done it, It ain't braggin'."


MARCH TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, March 7th
Paniola's Paradise Island

Wednesday, March 21st
Paniola's Paradise Island

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF


Dusty

Many articles are sent in to us concerning many different things. Cowboy, Tom Ratican, has many articles published in his local paper, The Kern County Fence Post.

By the way, we still have a few brass buckles for sale. They have the Trail Rider's logo and are very attractive. They are priced at $22 each. Let us know if you're interested.



ROUNDING-UP

Haven't heard from Dave "Cheyenne" Pitts for some time. He and Kathy have not sent much news since they moved South some years back.

Haven't heard from Kevin "Hondo" since he was here for his mother's funeral.

Would like to hear from any of the members. It's nice to know what's happening elsewhere.

Warm Campfires!
Warm Campfires!



A Monthly Newsletter Publication from the Trail Riders of the West



Vol. XVII · No. 2 · Series No. 184 · February 2007

Tip of the White Hat

To Tom "Cowboy" Ratican. His constant contributions for the Newsletter have given us many and varied things to read about. He is a regular contributor to the Fence Post, a Kern County paper. His articles are fun to read and brighten our day.


FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

5th - Sheldon "Manitoba Man" Hall
8th - Miss Charleen Maiers
12th - Miss Mina Bousquet
17th - Tim "Durango" McIlvain
19th - Miss Julie Tucker

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please call Dusty or drop a note to: The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander St., Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ:

"When somebody commences to flatterin' you, there's generally more up their sleeve than just an arm."


FEBRUARY TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, February 7th
Paniola's Paradise Island

Wednesday, February 21st
Paniola's Paradise Island

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF


Dusty

Haven't heard from Bud "Buster" Reeves. Maybe Las Vegas is keeping him too busy.

Tom "Cowboy" Ratican has sent me several articles for the Newsletter. The articles on Ghost Towns are very good and informative. Some of the other subjects are not suitable for the Newsletter.

By the way, we still have a few brass buckles for sale. They have the Trail Rider's logo and are very attractive. They are priced at $22 each. Let us know if you're interested.



ROUNDING-UP

Submissions or articles for the Newsletter are very welcome. They help to get the information of the TRW activities made known.

To make it easier, I have my email address at chuckdust@aol.com or you can submit anything by US Mail.

John "Chester" Brown is giving a lot of thought to restarting the TRW Web Page. Of course, I have encouraged him to do this. (Like twisting his arm)

Glad to see Paniola and Miss Teresa back from their vacation. All went well and Miss Teresa can "Drive".

Warm Campfires!
Warm Campfires!



A Monthly Newsletter Publication from the Trail Riders of the West



Vol. XVII · No. 1 · Series No. 183 · January 2007

Tip of the White Hat

To Mr. David Bracken who keeps in touch in spite of broken bones, hospital sessions, and advanced aging. It's nice to have him living close again.


JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

15th - Wilma "Hiyawilma" Irvine
29th - Ms Bobby Farrell

Have you seen your birthday celebrated in our newsletter? If not, please call Dusty or drop a note to: The Trail Riders at 1218 Alexander St., Simi Valley, CA 93065.


IOWA SEZ:

"Never make a promise without some idea of how you're gonna keep it."


JANUARY TRAIL RIDER MEETINGS

Wednesday, January 3rd
NO MEETING

Wednesday, January 17th
Paniola's Paradise Island

All Trail Rider meetings begin around 7:30 pm and end around 9:30 pm. A donation of $1.00 per person is requested to help pay for the snacks and sodas.


ROVIN' DUSTY DROVER STUFF


Dusty

Our Christmas get together was a lot of fun and should be considered a success. The best part of getting together is the fun of seeing many old friends and talking over all of the past times. Getting together at the Home Town Buffet was quite different from the past but the food selection was greater that we've had before. The accommodations were fine. They kept us all together which was nice.

Ed "Paniola" and Miss Teresa are on their sojourn to Pennsylvania for about 15 days over Christmas. We won't see them 'til January 2007.

Rick "Texas Red" Tucker and Miss Julie are taking sorta the same trip except their destination is Texas. They intend to return about the end of the year (2006).

Tom "Cowboy" made it to the "Big City" for the gathering. He has pretty well healed from his operation and enjoyed his drive in from Havila.

Curt "Slick" and Miss Marilyn made the trek in from Helendale, out near Victorville. They are always welcome company. Curt let us know how his screen career is progressing.

Lincoln Bond could not make it because the family came down with the flu and when he called, he was starting to come down with it also.

Ed "Chatsworth" and Miss Carla were there with Chatsworth riding his "trusty wheelchair." It was nice to see him recovering.

By the way, we still have a few brass buckles for sale. They have the Trail Rider's logo and are very attractive. They are priced at $22 each. Let us know if you're interested.



ROUNDING-UP

Missed some of the members that couldn't show for the dinner. Even though they weren't present, they weren't forgotten. "Rocky Bob" couldn't make it while he fights his ailment that is making his life miserable. Didn't hear from "Lone Pine" or "Miss Chestnut". Heard from the Groats but neither one of them showed. Ah well, we thought of each of them.

HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Warm Campfires!
Warm Campfires!




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