On this Red Shirt Friday which also happens to be Flag Day 2013 we must not forget that our brave young heroes are still putting their lives on the line on the front lines defending our freedom. May 15, 2013 the Reid and Rhea families from Sweet Springs, MO paid the ultimate sacrifice for us as they lost their beloved Trenton Rhea in Afghanistan. More information link here.
Congratulations to Twyla Reid a student at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO for being named this years recipient of the Loos Academic Rodeo Scholarship. The scholarship was created by English Professor at Missouri College Dr. Loren Gruber to recognize the students who have vision and passion about the future of Rural American. Additional information can be found by linking here.
Can you believe that Steve Mapes from Milford Center, OH has been taking picture for 41 years? I doubt most people who have never been involved in taking livestock photos have any idea what an ordeal it truly is. Steve says his motto is “hire me to come take you pictures and save your marriage.” Long overdue Steve is on Loos Tales today.
“I survived D-Day Trent I don’t this mule can hurt me” That is what the late Bill Nienhueser from Concordia, MO told me as he climbed aboard 11 The Mule back in 2007. Bill was 89 years old at the time and I was quite nervous. The moral of the story is Bill taught me what John Wayne always said is true “Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.” Bill Nienhueser sure made that come to lift for me one day in a soybean field in Missouri on the Houston E. Mull Cattle Drive.
For the second day in a row Lindsi (age 10) fills in as guest host for her dad Trent Loos on Loos Tales. Today she talks to her older sister Libbi and ask about the past weekend’s activities in Omaha, NE and what is called Urban Plunge. The moral of the story “don’t take for granted what you have.” Enjoy what Dad thinks is the best Loos Tales ever.
Piper Merritt from the Owosso OK FFA Chapter was awarded the first ever Loos Tales Merit award last fall for her work on the importance of antibiotics in food animal production. Her award was the gilt you see being shown this past weekend at the 2013 Oklahoma Youth Expo and "Lucie" the Spotted Gilt that she won was named the Res. Champion breeding gilt. Congratulations Piper for all of your hard work and accomplishments.
This was an amazing hour spent with my best listener Florence Simonian does not miss a single day on 1010 KSIR Farm Radio for NE Colorado. Although she seems to second guess her first question even though I liked it. Enjoy I did.