Sans: Lack of winter weather may have cattle shipping sooner rather than later

Wendy Sans

Whew, it’s been a busy couple of weeks down here in South County; I haven’t even had time to write my column! And, with the way the weather has been this year, it looks like it’s going to get even busier as lots of folks are already starting to ship their cattle due to the lack of rain this year. We haven’t even had a real winter this year.

The San Benito County Cattlewomen hosted a very successful Pedro Party a week ago. The event was held at the Tres Pinos Church Hall and many folks attended the annual event. The next big event on the agenda for the Cattlemen’s Association will be the annual Reverse Draw Dinner Dance on March 31. Tickets for the event can be purchased from Ranchers Feed, Tres Pinos Ranch Supply or from any Cattleman.

Alex, Stacy and Tristan Schmidt just returned home from a two-week-long vacation in Costa Rica. Wow, two weeks – now that’s a vacation! It sounds like they had a great time and have some great pictures to share.

Many South County kids and their families spent last weekend in Clovis for a multi-district high school rodeo. Congratulations on a job well done to all those who participated. Some of those competing from our area included Blair Strohn, Lacey Bourdet, Megan and Tommy Ford, Cash Robinson, Cheyenne Rey, Averi Hubbel, Mikael Bernadette, Taylor Hurley, Wyatt Naccarato, Blair Brown and Brody Sans. Congratulations to Cheyenne Rey for winning the girls’ breakaway event and to Brody Sans for winning the bull riding and all-around rookie title. Next stop for the kids is the Challenge of Champions in Plymouth. Good luck to all those kids competing there. The next local rodeo for the kids will be the weekend of April 15 at the Salinas Rodeo Grounds.

Jenel Flook co-hosted a baby shower last weekend for Tona Andrade. Tona and her family are expecting a little girl in a few months. Lots of Hollister folks and lots of Tona’s barrel racing family and friends attended the event. John and Kyla Rianda only have a few weeks to go until their new little bundle of joy arrives. Lots of new babies will be arriving in South County this spring, so much fun, congratulations to all!

Birthday wishes go out to Ellie Porteur who celebrated her birthday this week. She had an early birthday celebration last weekend in Clovis with her family and some of her friends.

Don’t forget this weekend is daylight savings time and you need to move your clocks ahead one hour. Remember the old saying “Spring Forward, Fall Back.”

Have a great week, and be sure to give me a call or e-mail me at [email protected] with any news you’d like to share.


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