Levi, won his 2nd NCA Regional Finals for the year in the Open class at the Mountain
Regional Finals in Ogden, UT!
Stan, won the NCA Mountain Regional Finals in the Nursery Class!
Levi is son & Stan grandson of my @@Hatsoff Cap (RIP).
Steve Wight  
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Just Not silent anymore.

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1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
2. Memorize your favorite poem.
3. Don't believe all you hear.
4. Don't spend all you have.
5. Don't sleep all you want.
6. When you say, "I love you", mean it.
7. When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye.
8. Be engaged at least 6 months before you get married.
9. Believe in love at first sight.
10. Never laugh at anyone's dreams.
11. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's
the only way
to live life completely.
12. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
13. Don't judge people by their relatives.
14. Talk slowly, but think quickly.
15. When someone asks you a question you don't want to
answer, smile and
ask, "why do you want to know?"
16. Remember that great love and great achievements involve
great risk.
17. Call your parents.
18. Say, "God bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
19. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
20. Remember the 3 r's: respect for self; respect for others;
responsibility for all your actions.
21. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
22. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate
steps to correct
it.
23. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in
your voice.
24. Marry a person you love to talk to. As you grow older,
his or her
conversational skills will be as important as any other.
25. Spend some time alone.
26. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
27. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
28. Read more books and watch less tv.
29. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and
think back,
you'll get to enjoy it a second time.
30. Trust in God but lock your car.
31. A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all
you can to
create a tranquil, harmonious home.
32. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with a current
situation. Don't
bring up the past.
33. Read between the lines.
34. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
35. Be gentle with the earth.
36. PRAY. There's immeasurable power in it.
37. Never interrupt when you are being flattered. Say, "thank
you".
38. Mind your own business.
39. Don't trust a person who doesn't close his or her eyes
when you kiss them.
40. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
41. If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others
while you are
living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.
42. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a
stroke of luck.
43. Learn the rules, then break some.
44. Remember that the best relationship is one where your
love for each
other is greater than your need for each other.
45. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order
to get it.
46. Remember that your character is your destiny.
47. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

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Date
Trial
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Location  
Sanction
Stock
Format
COMMANDS
"Away" / "Away to Me" = Move around (circle) the sheep in an anti-clockwise direction A is
for Away - Anti-clockwise

"Come-Bye"  = Move around (circle) the sheep in a clockwise direction  C is for Come-Bye -
Clockwise

"Get Back" / "Get Out" = The dog is too close, it must keep further out and give the sheep
more room

"In Here" = Move through a gap between sheep to separate them - when shedding. The dog will
then be expected to drive one bunch of the separated sheep away

"Lie Down" = Stop, lie down, slow down or just stand still - but often used to slow the dog
down. Intelligent things Border Collies - good ones can usually tell which the handler means by
the tone of voice

"Look Back" = The dog must leave the sheep it's working and turn around to look for more
sheep. An advanced "look back" can be done in such a way as to indicate to the dog which
direction the new sheep are located

"Stand" = Stand still - the dog must stop but remain on its feet - often used just to slow the
dog's speed or get the dog to allow the sheep to go further ahead of it

"Take Time" = The dog should slow down - usually used when the dog's likely to push the
sheep too hard and therefore panic them

"That'll do" = The dog must stop what it's doing and return directly to the handler

"There" = Stop flanking (circling) and move straight towards the sheep

"Walk Up" / "Walk On" = Move straight towards the sheep in a calm fashion without
spooking them
Tom & Ruth Hines
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10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to
show it.
11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,
whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
13 I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.      Philippians 4:10-13
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the
United States of America, and to the
republic for which it stands, one nation
under God, indivisible, with liberty and
justice for all."

When I was about 3 or 4 years old I had one
of my first lessons on "respect". (a
unspoken lesson)  We were behind the
rodeo stands going to our seats. They started
to said the "Pledge" and Daddy stopped in
his tracks, took his hat off and place it over
his heart (as did all the other folks still
behind the stands). We stood there in that
same spot for the National Anthem & the
prayer. Back in those days there was no one
walking around while this was going on. We
couldn't see a flag and there wasn't a bunch
of people watching you to impress. That's
just what people did back then to show
respect for flag, God & country.
DR Sam competed in his first cattle trail since last fall and finished 4th overall. We have Sam in the class right below
the Open class, so there are many good dogs & handlers at this level. I think there were 16 dogs in the class this past
weekend. After 2 days only Sam and 4 other dogs had perfect scores after two days, so they had to go to time to break
the 5 way tie and Sam had the 4th best time.
Special thanks to Sam's handler Landon Minor and Chiropractor Dr. TC Sydebotham.
CPH Arena Cattledog Trial
February 4 & 5, 2017
Owasso, OK ---- Arena owner Travis Cummings
I wish we would of had
to go to the time line. :)
Congratulation! Jaime Gonzalez on another win with his good dog,
OAKTREE RUSTY
by Hatsoff Jack x Alba Nan
Owner/Handler - Jaime Gonzalez
  Nov 4-5
Oaktree Sooner SDT
Bartlesville, OK
USBCHA/OSDA
Sheep
Judge
             
I wanted to let you how much we are enjoying one of
your puppies.

Yesterday Phil wanted our cows but could not see them.  
He sent Susie down into the pasture and shortly the bull,
cows and calves appear.  When she got to the gate she
started them threw then laid down until they were all
through.  Then pushed them up to the barn.

She did this all without any commands.  Since we are not
experience trainers, she had to have great natural
instincts and figured it out by just doing it previously with
him.

We take her with us when we go to horse shows and
receive many complements on her looks and behavior.

Just wanted to drop a note to let you know how she is
doing.
Thank you,
Diane H.
Oaktree Joe x Sue
WINNEMUCCA COW DOG TRIAL - INTERMEDIATE HORSEBACK
OAKTREE RUSTY
by @@Hatsoff Jack x Alba Nan  -- both dogs (RIP)
Owner/Handler - Jaime Gonzalez
CONGRATULATION!!!
You are looking at 3 NCA Regional Champs!
Steve Wight, Oaktree Levi & Stan
We would like to CONGRATULATE!!!
Titus Yeubanks of Coffeyville, KS. on his purchase of
DR SAM
this past weekend at the Duckhead cattledog trial.
Duckhead Spring 2017
As I reflect back over the last few days and weeks, I can’t express enough how much we need God to get through this life. I truly understand what the
Duckhead banner means; DUCKHEAD: IT’S ALL ABOUT GOD, FAMILY, FELLOWSHIP, FRIENDS AND DOGS.
We don’t know what tomorrow brings in our daily lives or what God has in store for us. The only thing I can count on is God and his grace. Over the last few
week God’s grace has been witnessed though the East Family and the Duckhead trial. I don’t know how many people that came to Duckhead understand the
true power of God. I understand it and know this is why the East family and Duckhead has been blessed by God’s grace.
If God will be for you, who can
stand against you.
When you honor God he will honor you. I truly believe we are a blessed nation under God and we are extremely blessed as individuals.
We feel the handlers that come to Duckhead truly believe in the banner as well. The Minor family cannot express how much your support, fellowship and
friendship means to us. We are so honored for your support and have become part of our extended family. We truly feel the fellowship, friendship and family
every time we come together. Who could have envisioned, God and a dog would have brought us all together?

I would like to thank Ben Means for taking time out of his schedule to put on a free clinic. I had a lot of the handlers tell me they learned so much from the
clinic and wanted to send out a special thanks to Ben for his time and efforts. What can I say about Lois that has not been already said? She is the best at
what she does as a trial clerk. Thank you Lois for what you do for Duckhead. Lisa ask me to thank all people who helped her cook, clean, run to town and
bring out the food. And Lori Herbal for helping when Lisa was Sick! I need to thank my mom and dad for all they do for us at the trial. Dads smoked meat is
always a hit and I am honored to call them my mom and dad. To all the cowboys and scorekeepers that helped behind the scenes that work so hard and don’t
get enough thanks for what they do. We thank you.

Duckhead has a standard for cattledog trials because it is God’s Standard. If you are going to do a job, do it as you are doing it for the Lord. Hard work never
hurt anyone. The Minor family will continue to work hard and make sure these standards are continually meet. Because of what the Duckhead banner means
to us. We would like to send out a sincere thank you for all your support.
Sincerely,
Mike Minor Family
WEST COAST REGIONAL
OAKTREE RUSTY
by @@Hatsoff Jack x Alba Nan  -- both dogs (RIP)
Owner/Handler - Jaime Gonzalez
Green Forest Cowboy Church Benefit Cattledog Trial for Cancer
Green Forest, AR
May 5/6 2017
USBCHA and MSSDA Sanctioned
This past weekend we had a fun time at the "Green Forest Cowboy Church Benefit Cattledog Trial for Cancer."

Ruth was able to get
MISS T, qualified for the 2017 USBCHA National Nursery Cattledog Finals.
DREE, placed 2nd in Ranch 1 and placed 2nd Over-All for both days.
BEN, was 3rd in Ranch 2 & CURLEY BILL, was 4th in Open 2.
Oaktree Miss T
5/3/2014
Oaktree "Curly" Bill
2016 USBCA Qualifier Nat. Open Class
2013 NCA Qualifier Nat. Open Class
2012 Championship Round NCA Intermediate - 7th pl.
2011 USBCHA Qualifier USBCA Nat. Cattle Nursery
2010 OSDA Ranch cattledog
OAKTREE BEN
9/28/2014
Oaktree Joe x Sue
Oaktree GK Dree
8th.pl. in the 2015 USBCHA Nursery
Cattledog Champion round
.
OAKTREE Cattle Dog Trial
May 20 & 21, 2017
Duckhead Ranch South Coffeyville, OK
Hi folks, Tom and I want to thank everyone that came and participated in our Oaktree Cattle Dog trial at Duckhead.  
We were afraid that the rain was going to cause us some problems, but Saturday came with a misty start and by mid
morning, we had a beautiful day!  Was a great weekend.  We heard several comments from different handlers that the
cattle were the best they had ever seen at a trial.  Very even and worked so nice!  Mike and Landon, thanks so much
for doing such a great job getting cattle ready for us.  We had several folks get qualified for the USBCHA Finals in
both the Open and Nursery class', so that was awesome.  We had a great time, hope you did too!
Buford Barrett (judge), Tom, Landon Minor
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Landon Minor, Buford Barrett, Tom, Nivole Livingston, Bob Roe
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Michael Truesdell, Buford Barrett, Tom, Jeremy McBride, Nivole Livingston
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Nivole Livingston, Buford Barrett, Tom
Nivole Livingston, Buford Barrett, Tom, Landon Minor
Mike Stine, Titus Yeubanks, Tom, Buford Barrett
Chelsea Slayter, Tom, Buford Barrett, Titus Yeubanks
Titus Yeubanks, Buford Barrett, Tom
CPH STOCKDOG TRIAL
May 27-28, 2017
Hi folks, Tom and I want to thank Pam Cumming and Buford Barrett for putting on such a nice first time sheep trial at
the CPH Arena in Owasso May 28 & 29.  Was so fun to do a Point and Time trial on sheep.  Was fun working the
obstacles.  They did a great job in putting the course together.  Was fun and challenging.  On Saturday afternoon after
the trial they held a Poker Run.  (we left before the Poker Run)  The people folks holding "caps" in the pictures are
Poker Run winners.  If you missed out this year, you definitely need to make plans to come when they do it again!!  Ruth
and Jack/Jewels babies had a very good trial showing.
OPEN OVER-ALL
OAKTREE KARMI
by @@Hatsoff Jack x Hatsoff Jewels
Buford Barrett (owner/handler) &
Pam Cumming
Buford Barret, Susan Benett, Pam Cumming
Susan Benett, Buford Barret, Pam Cumming
OPEN RANCH OVER-ALL
OAKTREE RUBY
by @@Hatsoff Jack x Hatsoff Jewels
Ruth Hines (owner/handler) &
Pam Cumming
Justain Barrett, Ruth Hines, Pam Cumming
Justain Barrett, Ruth Hines, Pam Cumming
RANCH OVER-ALL
OAKTREE JOE
by @@Hatsoff Jack x Oaktree Beth
Ruth Hines (owner/handler) &
Pam Cumming
Jenn Patton, Ruth Hines, Ty Barrett (justain),
Pam Cumming
Ruth Hines, Justain Barrett, Pam Cumming
NOVICE OVER-ALL
JAKE
Scott McDonal (owner/handler) &
Pam Cumming
Scott McDonal, Pam Cumming
Scott McDonal, Jack Withrow, Pam Cumming
15.5 years years
1/25/2002 - 6/09/2017
My "Lucky" Penny
Oaktree Miss T
2017 National Cattledog Assoc. Nursery Qualifier
by @@HATSOFF CAP x (Hunzeker) CALI
Oaktree GK Dree
OAKTREE BEN
9/28/2014
Oaktree Joe x Sue
KLN OSCAR
9/8/2015
Oaktree Joe x LLangwm Mist
OAKTREE BUD
4/16/2016
DR Sam x Sadie
OAKTREE BLUE
8/13/2016
Gus x Tovah
Congratulation! Buford Barrett on another Open "Over-All" win in Nebraska on sheep.
OAKTREE KARMI
by Hatsoff Jack x Hattsoff Jewels
Owner/Handler - Buford Barrett
OSAGE COUNTY 4-H BENEFIT TRIAL
 AUG 26TH AND 27TH  2017
OPEN
"Over-All"
Susan Benett
Eli
245
Susan Benett
Bode
215
Buford Barrett
OT Karmi
170
OPEN RANCH
"Over-All"
Ruth Hines
OT Curly Bill
280
Rick Cannon
Roxie
280
Cicel Pettit
Coy
280
(time)
RANCH
"Over-All"
Ruth Hines
OT Miss T
250
Ruth Hines
OT Joe
230
Mike Truesdell
Cinch
220
NOVICE
"Over-All"
Scott McDonald
Jake
250
Carol West
Tessa
240
Scott McDonald
Queen
235
Oaktree "Curly" Bill

True x Kelli
2017, 2016, 2015 USBCA Qualifier Nat. Open Class
2013 NCA Qualifier Nat. Open Class
2012 Championship Round NCA Intermediate - 7th pl.
2011 USBCHA Qualifier USBCA Nat. Cattle Nursery
2010 OSDA Ranch cattledog
OAKTREE 2017 USBCHA CATTLEDOGS QUALIFIERS
Curly will go - "to old and fat"
Hi folks, just wanted to share a little about our trip to the
USBCHA National Cattledog Finals.  Our Miss T had qualified
for the Nursery Class, so we were excited about getting to go and
compete again.  The folks that worked so hard to put this event
together sure did a wonderful job.  The trial site was a very nice
place, nice field.  The courses were challenging for the dogs and
handlers.  Miss T ended up 20th in the overall, so we didn't make
the Nursery Final cut.  She was a little excited about being there
and wouldn't lay down when asked.  But she showed strong on the
field and was able to move the cattle thru the course.  I was
especially proud of her on the 2nd Go, when she was the only dog
of the Go to make the pen and finish before the 9 minutes
allowed.  But alas, the earlier portion of the run lost too many
points for her total score to be good enough.  They had several
raffel's going on, and Ruth was fortunate enough to win the
3-legged leather stool!  It was hand tooled, and really beautiful!  
So we didn't go home empty handed!  LOL  We had a great trip,
and hope to get to go again in the future!
Hi folks, Tom and I want to thank everyone for coming to the 2017 Oaktree Classic Sheepdog Trial.  When Ruth got
Rocky Mountain Tick Fever just a few weeks before the trial, we weren't sure that we would be able to pull it off, but
THANK YOU to everyone that pitched in to help run the trial and let Ruth rest.  We would have had to cancel if it
hadn't been for all of the help we received putting the trial on.  We especially want to thank Buford Barrett and his
family for stepping up and making sure all of the necessary jobs were taken care of!!  You guys are great! And to
everyone else that helped, too many to name you all, Thank you soooo much!  The trial was awesome.  We had so many
new folks come this year it was amazing.  I think we had the largest Open class that we have ever had.  We had rain early
in the week, so weren't sure how soggy we would be, but it dried out enough that it wasn't muddy and Saturday and
Sunday weather couldn't have been more perfect.  The food was awesome again.  We especially want to thank the food
crew!!  Bobby's chili is always wonderful and requested.  Lisa brought a new chicken chili that was also awesome!  Lots
of good food as usual!!  So again, a big thanks to everyone that came and participated!  We sure appreciate you all and
hope to see you all at the Oaktree Sooner Sheepdog Trial, November 4 & 5!
OAKTREE FALL CLASSIC Sheep Dog Trial
Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8, 2017
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