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Page 4 The Leader Real chuckwagon Continued from page 3 cooking competition happened to be underway. "We met Red Steagall's chuckwagon crew, and they were so nice to us," Becky said. The The Week of July 15, 2013 Conways got hooked on this unique enterprise. "We have a natural love of his- tory," Becky said. '%Ve grew up in cow country, in the southern Flint Hills, so this was a good fit." Chuckwagon cooking was a unique way of capturing and experiencing this history. 349 County Road Q, Tobias, NE Serene setting for this newly renovated and updated 2+bedroom home. Main floor consists of an updated kitchen(including granite counter top), formal living and dining with professionally refinished wood floors, master bedroom, spadous bath with jacuzzi tub & walk-in shower. Upper level is a spacious loft bedroom and office. This acreage is one you need to see to appredate all the amenities! Becky and John traveled to Texas several years to help out with Red Steagall's chuckwagons, and his crew encouraged them to try a chuckwagon cooking compe- tition on their own. The Conways started experimenting and cooking for neighbors. In 1993, the Conways bought a historic wagon from a neighbor whose grandfather had bought it when it was brand new in 1910. "Technically, we're the second owners," Becky said with a smile. Wouldn't that make an interest- ing ad? "For sale: One used ve- hicle, on second owner, 113 years old." This vehicle was an authentic Cooper wagon. Becky and John added a chuck box of antique wood. Using theircattle brand asthename, they started taking the Rafter JB wagon to festivals, historic re-en- actments, and chuck wagon cook- ing competitions. Journeyman Electrician Wanted at South Central Electric Superior, Neb. 402-879-8218 BER( ;EN REAL ESTATE 167 N. 9th, Geneva 402-759-3399 Cell 402-366-4275 'Wel}site: I) Max Bergen, Broker Carlene Whitehead, Sales or 2-C What is a chuck wagon cooking competition? It's about food, but especially about historic accuracy. "We arejudgedon three things," Becky said: "Number one, the con- dition and authenticity of the wagon; number two, the camp and clothing; and number three, the foocL" Typically each crew is given the same ingredients and asked to prepare them. So John and Becky set up their camps, wear period clothing, and prepare food in the classic manner using wood coals and Dutch ovens 0vercarapfires. The Conways have won many competitions through the years. The prize money essen- tially covers their costs. "It's the braggin' rights (that are impor- tant)," Becky said with a smile. Most weekends from March to November, the Conways will be competing or simply demonstrat- ing chuck wagon cooking at gath- erings or festivals. "It's a labor, of love," Becky said. "Everything we prepare is from scratch." Beef, beans, and biscuits are typically on the menu, along with desserts like vinegar pie The Leader Publication Schedule The Week of August 5 ' The Week of August 19 The Week of September 2 Advertising deadline is the Thursday preceding week of publication. Contact a spon- soring newspaper to place an advertising order. and buttermilk pie. We look for recipes that are common for the period and common for the people." Family and history are impor- tant to them. "My granddaughter has been rolling biscuits with me since I had to bring a box for her to stand on," Becky said. The Conways value carrying these tra- ditions on to future generations. Becky and John do chuck wagon meals for neighboring ranches dur- ing fall roundup. "One day it struck me that I was fourth generation and this rancher was also fourth gen- eration, and now our kids were doing this too," Becky said. "That' s why we do this," she said. "We don't have a lot of money, but we sure are rich." The Conways have been called upon to provide these historic re- enactments for many groups, such as delegations from China, Russia, Hungary, and France. "We were told that we ended up being their highlight," Becky said. That's pretty impressive for some historic re-enactors from the rural community of Cambridge, Kan., population 102 people. Now, that's rural. It' s time to leave this delegation of Chinese, who are enjoying an authentic chuckwagon supper pre- pared by historic re-enactors from rural Kansas. We salute Becky and John Conway for making a differ- ence by preserving and sharing this history. They are providing their guests a taste of the old west. Ran Wilson is director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University. ".. ' . , 2 Sunday, July 21, 2013 12:00 Noon As we are moving the following will sell at the farm located at 1204 Rd 1600, Blue Hill, NE or 3/4 mile south of Cowles. Cowles is located between Blue Hill & Red Cloud, NE. Red's Country Catering Serving Lunch. TRACTORS - PICKUP - MACHINERY Fordson tractor on steel, runs, stored inside, told to be first tractor sold in Webster County; Ailis Chalmers Model B tractor, wide front, Serial #R15316; Allis Chalmers Model D14 gas tractor, WF, 3-Pt., runs good; 1997 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, ext. cab, V8, auto, runs good, good tires; 1991 Ford 1/2 ton pickup, 4x4, runs, new tires; Set of rear steel tractor wheels w/lugs; Massey Ferguson 7' 3-Pt. blade; Automatic 3-Pt. Mist Sprayer, works good; New Holland 9' pull type sickle mower;, Ford 5' 3-Pt. rotary mower; Bush Hog 6' pull type rotary mower; ASS Snap Coupler plow, 2 bottom; Dearborn 3-Pt. dirt scoop; 4"x8" Hyd. cylinder, like new. ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES Church bell, CS Bell & Co. #32, out of Congregational Church in Cowles, NE; Oak wall telephone; Red Wing 6 gallon crock chum; 4 gallon Blue Band crock; Several cast iron toys; John Deere 1939 "B" tractor in box (1/8 scale); Ertl Ailis 190 tractor; Massey toy manure spreader, old; Ertl Ford 8N tractor & plow, in box; Other toys; Amie's tractor, in box; JD BR tractor 1/16, in box; 26 toy banks, various sizes, some adv.; John Deere 10-20 Series pedal tractor; John Deere pedal tractor wagon; JD wrench; Villager 3 wheel bicycle; Hiawatha & Schwinn girls bikes; DeLeval hand crank cream separator; 01d grindstones; IHC dump rake; 1 row corn planter; 2 row horse drawn lister; Hiawatha kids wagon; Old sleigh; Kids sleds; Hay fork; Crocks & crock tugs; Wagon jacks; Glass insulators; Pump heads & handles; Wagon seat springs; Post vise; Post drill; Ice thongs; 01d steel wheels; Continental AM clock radio, 1950's; Buzz saw mantle; FireKing & Pyrex dishes; Old food choppers; Depression glass; Horse banes & bits; Old liquor decanters; Small work bench; Avon bottles; Remington typewriter; Piano bench, old; Metal bread box; Metal ting; Beer signs & advertising; Nebraska football items- HOUSEHOLD & RELATED Coldspot upright freezer; Blue Ioveseat; Light brown La-Z-Boy recliner; Leather swivel rocker; 3 Chest of drawers; Metal 4 drawer file cabinet; Comer electric fireplace, oak finish; (2) Bed frames; Pots-Pans-Dishes; Office supplies; Luggage; (2) End tables; (2) Bar stools; Box & oscillating fans; BBQ grill. GOLF CART & RECREATION ITEMS Club Car electric golf cart; Golf club & related items; Homemade Go Cart w/Honda motor, runs good; Outdoor fire pit, Budweiser, NEW; Fishing equipment; Several coolers. MOWERS - TOOLS- YARD ITEMS 1i ,. ~ Caa~et 13" ~046 riding mower, good; MTD 22" push mow~ Albert Lea ~ s~ar; Makita angle grinder in case, like new; DeWaJt sawzall saw, bl case. like new; Cot oil saw; Battery charger; Oxygen-Acetylene tt~ch, complete, bottles & cart; Weedeaers; Seed Easy ~bar seeder;, 220 Volt cord; Air I~ble; Air 3-PC. draw bars; 3rd Link 10-20 Series JD; Log Chains & ckab ~l~eners; Socket sets; 36" Bolt : c~l~; Pipe ~ on stand; Smait yard wintlmW; Tra(~ lawn ~lde~; Lots of garden hose; Rower beds; :Several pieces yard oCnaments; Rakes; Shovels; Hoes; Hand tools; 15" Used tires; 1 lzaibr load related "BILL" & ELLIE KEENEY, OWNERS 1141 HIGHWAY 78 GUIDE ROCK, NEBRASKA Roy Momgomo,v, m~:d S=~: Caah or good Chock (:lay O# auclion. No~ removed until 8ett~ for. I~ a~ bidder's ri~" aJter bid off. An items sell "AS IS, WHERE IS', no e~ceplions. Owners and Auct~n Company r,X Auctioneer/RNI Estate Broker Hm: 402-2ST"~233S, Cell: 402-74e-3823, Webldlte: ~ - " --- "- -i Emall: Andy & Ro~ Montgomery Ass/=ffng AucUoneer= re~mmsible for ac~den= at tt~ft. _ . m m _ %=- . _j Reminder Saturday, July 20, 10:30 a.m. 842 E. 5th Street, Superior, Neb. Selling: Household, Antiques, Yard and Tools, Fleetwood Camper, 15 ft. Fishing Boat with motor and trailer, 1993 pickup and Much More.. 2013 WEBSTER COUNTY FAIR & RODEO Webster County Fairgrounds --- Bladen, Nebraska Thursday, Friday & Saturday July 25, 26, 27 RODEO TIME 7:30 p.m. All 3 Nights JS Rodeo Co., Contractor -- NSRA Sanctioned -- Open -- Mid States -- KPRA ADMISSION: Adults $12 12 & Under: $4 Montana Silversmith Belt Buckle Raffle i~ All FREE witl~ the Nightly Purchase of a Rodeo Ticket ~ J Thursday Saturday All 3 Nights BEEF BARBEQUE DEMOLITION DERBY WILD COW RACE 5 p.m. 4 p.m. Pre-Entrv Call 402-756-6520 Rtxieo Qutvn & Prince ~ S~ Entry Fee for Demo Crowning at 6:30 p.m. Guaranteed $4,500 Purse No Imperials- For more information CARNIVAL WATERMELON FEED call Jnstin $oucek at 402-756-1044 Carnival- Tickets available in Sponsored by Local Thrivent NO CARRY-IN BEER advance at Local Banks, UNL Extension Office & Fair Office SOUTH CENTRAL (SIO per sh.~t of 20 tickets) Friday CATTLEMEN STEAK FEED PORK BARBEQUE (Not included in Rodeo Ticket} Dance to: 5 p.m, $ Procreds ~o to SCCA"West Wind" ~. Staring at4 l~m. Friday & ~tuntav Xight For th~. that wearpinkto the View the Stall{ & O~n ClaSs KRVN Friday night rodeo, a pvtiCm d Exh.ibiL~ and vidl ihe ENDLESS SUMMER your admissknt will go It} the Commercial Booths "2813 Camei." " Morrison Cancer Centerin the New 4~H Buildihg~ Friday Night ' 6-8 p.m.'at BBQ .Shack on Rode~ Glrounds I co~,,.,,.,- I ! Br,k~a.t, t'V Blue Hill FFA I . ~*~ Livestock I'mnium Anctio. -- 5aturda=/, luly 27- 9 a.u~ "