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					                                                                                                             Spring 2005




horse barns and
arena dedicated
to first program
director
                                                       From left: Cyndi Dabney, Linda Griffith, Cheryl Christman at dedication ceremony


Cyndi Fonda Dabney Therapeutic Riding Center
T    he horse arena and barn at Eagle
     Mount are now officially named
the Cyndi Fonda Dabney Therapeutic
                                                Cyndi tells the following story of how
                                             she helped Bob and Greta Mathis with
                                             their dream of launching Eagle Mount:
                                                                                                attached stable by a group of friends in
                                                                                                Big Sky: Ken and Ruth Gerrard, and Dave
                                                                                                Shelton. The buildings were dismantled
Riding Center. The dedication ceremony,         “As a child I had always had the dream          piece by piece and transported from
complete with champagne and remarks          of having a camp for disabled children             Big Sky to their new home at the Eagle
about the early history of the riding        and adults. So when I learned that                 Mount Center. Thus the riding program
program, was held June 12th with Cyndi       Greta and Bob Mathis were interested in            had its own permanent home; no longer
telling the story.                           establishing a program for the disabled            did the staff have to move its participants,
    “When Linda (Griffith) called me to       I contacted them and found out that                volunteers, tack and horses to the
tell me about the dedication, she asked      we shared a similar dream. I felt that             borrowed arenas which had served the
if I might informally tell how the riding    we should start off immediately with a             program from its beginning in 1985. By
program was started and make some brief      ski program. I contacted Terry Abelin,             then the program was being conducted
remarks about the people and participants    then manager at Bridger Bowl, and                  by Barb Bailly and later by Gina George
involved,” Cyndi recalled. “So I came        presented him with our idea. Because               LaRoche and Cheryl Christman, who is
to the ceremony prepared to share my         I had no knowledge of the size of the              the present equine director.
experience, meet former volunteers and       local disabled community, I told him that             Cyndi came to Eagle Mount with
clients, and to celebrate Eagle Mount’s      maybe 20 or 30 students might show up.             a caring heart for others and a strong
recent designation as a premier accredited   Ninety-five showed up for the first ski              background in working with people with
center by North American Riding              program in the winter of 84-85.”                   disabilities. Following her graduation
Association for the Handicapped.”               “The following summer in 1985 we                from University of Colorado, she accepted
    The surprise came when Cyndi was         launched the horse program, using the              an internship at the Denver Children’s
asked to help remove the tarp covering       arena at the Woosley Ranch at Sedan                Hospital where she was a member of
the large blue and white lettered            for several seasons. And as the program            a total therapy program. Her major,
sign displaying her name.         “I was     grew, we later used local facilities lent to                 (Arena Dedication cont. on page 6)
overwhelmed, so surprised and honored.       us by Terry Fluke, the Flying D Ranch at
I never suspected anything, although I did   Spanish Creek, and Debbie Butterfield.
wonder why some of my personal friends       Sometimes we were able to board our                                  20th Annual
were in the gathering. And both my kids,     animals at these arenas, but mostly we
Alex, 18, and Cameron, 15, had come          had to trailer horses to the lesson site. In                    Winter Ball
along because I thought it important that    the early years, I toted my kids along with                  Sat. Nov 13th • 5:30p.m.
they know something about what I was         the horses and tack.”
involved in when they were young, infants       Then in 1995 it all changed. Eagle                     Bozeman’s premeir black-tie
in fact. Many times I had dragged them       Mount was gifted an 8,400 square foot                         fundraising event.
along to my classes.”                        indoor arena and a 4,800 square foot
                                                                ~1~
       Little Kids camp: tigers, bugs, drums & more
                                              W      hen a group of youngsters, ages 5 through
                                                     9, come together for fun and adventure
                                              you can imagine the challenges facing the camp
                                              counselors. In mid-June Eagle Mount brought 10
                                              such kids together at Camp Braveheart at Hyalite
                                              Youth Camp near Bozeman. Even though each
                                              camper is experiencing a form of cancer, they are
                                              normal kids eager to forget their illness and ready
                                              to enjoy the outdoor activities planned for them
                                              and their parents. Here are some highlights from
   Big Sky Kids visit Animals of Montana.     that retreat --- Julia Nielson, program director.             Trevor’s first fish brings a smile.
                                              • Festive masks got campers in the mood for the
                                              opening night Mardi Gras party. The masks, and
                                              other decorations provided by Kathy Simkins and
                                              her family, appeared and reappeared during camp
                                              • Campers visited Animals of Montana, an
                                              organization that houses animals used in the movie
                                              industry. They met Coco, the marshmallow-eating
                                              grizzly, a black panther and lion. The fighting
                                              badgers stirred up excitement during their visit and
                                              the kids loved it when the wolves howled. Tevia,
                                              a spitfire from Salt Lake, was fascinated with the
 Skyler and Jacob take a closer look at bugs. wolves and wondered, “why were they pacing back              The drums sounded all week long.
                                              and forth?”
                                              • Although the weather was less than ideal, the
                                              kids caught some keepers with Trout Unlimited.
                                              • They explored under rocks and played bug
                                              bingo, finding waterskippers, grasshoppers,
                                              and beetles during forest field outings with the
                                              Montana Outdoor Science School. When MOSS
                                              exhibited a display of creepy crawlies, Tevia’s
                                              Mom, Molly, immediately showed her dislike for
                                              bugs. Tevia, however, wanted to touch and play
                                              with all the bugs, including a tarantula.
  Daniel and Skyler enjoy Mardi Gras night.                                                             Lorretta Litchwadt was the hula queen!
                                              • Chet with the Rhythm and Dance store brought
                                              his African drums so that campers could drum out
                                              their own beats and sounds around the campfire.
                                              • Spiderman fan Bret, a five-year-old from
                                              Anaconda, fell out of his bed the first night but
                                              was soon provided a big safety web of rope woven
                                              by staffer Cara Libatore who said that “spiderman
                                              had visited his cabin and didn’t want him to fall out
                                              ever again.”
                                              • Jill Bough, a nationally recognized photographer
                                              found lots of faces and events to record on film,
    MSU students visit for face painting.     pictures she has donated to Eagle Mount.              Trevor feeling victorious at his first horse ride.
                                              • Susan Goedell played a dual role as nurse and
craft person, juggling health duties and organizing the multiple craft projects.
• There were ten campers: Skyyler, Donnie, Danyelle, Lorretta, Trevor, Anthony, Joshua, Jacob and Tevia. Jacob’s dad, Jon Christeson,
is a professional videographer and will produce a video of “Camp Braveheart 2004.”
• Campers penned letters to the “Little Old Man in the Woods,” who invisibly watched over the camp and surprisingly answered
messages written to him. It is believed, but not proven, that counselors burned the midnight oil helping this magical figure with his
letter writing.
• A farewell slumber party was held on awards night in the lodge minus any curfew on laughing, dancing, skipping and crying. To
lighten the mood, the group joined in a last hokey pokey. Camp Braveheart truly was a magical experience for all.
(Editors’ note: Camp Braveheart for younger campers is one of three Big Sky Kids programs. It is a sister to the Big Sky Kids
Adventure for children with cancer ages 10 to 16 and to the Young Adult Retreat for older individuals with cancer, ages 16-23. The
Big Sky Kids Adventure was started in 1985 and celebrated its 20th camp in July at Big Sky, Montana for fifteen kids and parents.
The Young Adult Retreat was held in early August and included such activities as horseback riding, kayaking, trekking to back country
geysers and camping out at Yellowstone Lake. Eleven campers enjoyed this experience.)


                                                                       ~2~
Aquatic Therapy and Golf
Summer Programs expand to Belgrade
E     agle Mount has expanded two of its therapeutic programs to neighboring Belgrade, a rural
      community near Bozeman. The swim program has “splashed” into the Super 8 motel and the
golf program has “teed” off at Gallatin Valley Golf Center. Pat Whitlock, who is the program
                                                                                                       Nine golfers played at Valley View
                                                                                                   Golf Club this season. While enjoying
                                                                                                   the peaceful beauty of the golf course
director for both programs, exclaims, “There is a real need for our programs in Belgrade as the    and the friendly caring staff, the golfers
community has many special education students who can not make it to classes in Bozeman.”          practiced basic fundamentals and played
                                                                                                   some holes with their volunteers after
Aquatic Therapy:                                    A heartfelt thanks to the Belgrade             they graduated from the driving range.
   Belgrade classes at the Super 8 are in        Super 8, the Wingate Inn, the Grantree                The Cottonwood golf class has
addition to those that have been held for        Inn, and to all the dedicated extraordinary       benefited from the generosity of Hill
years at the Wingate and the Grantree            volunteers who make the aquatics                  Larson and his staff for 5 years. The
Inns in Bozeman. According to program            program work.                                     club’s assistant golf pro and some very
director Pat Whitlock, “The Super 8                                                                talented volunteers are the instructors.
Motel has a wonderful pool with a shower         Golf:                                             Home students from the REACH
and space to change clothes.”                       The Gallatin Valley Golf Center in             program fill up this class for the
   Volunteers Michelle Letendre and              Belgrade becomes the third facility to            opportunity to practice on the driving
Kristi Wetsch report, “Everyone is having        partner with Eagle Mount to offer golf            range and playing the par-3 executive
lots of fun in the cool clean water.”            lessons to students. Valley View Golf             course. “The volunteer instructors are
Michelle and Kristi forgo their lunch hour       Club in Bozeman has been a part of the            doing a great job and the golf course is in
to help an energetic group of kids enjoy         program for 12 years and Cottonwood               super shape,” according to Pat.
swimming and learn water safety.                 Golf Club outside of Bozeman has been                 Bridger Creek golf course has offered
   The three programs, through the               on board for the past 5 years.                    its facility for a fourth class. Anyone with
generosity of these motels, provide a               “We started off the Belgrade program           a disability who is interested in joining this
unique summer experience for nearly              this summer with four excited students            class is asked to contact Pat Whitlock at
60 participants. “Warm water aquatic             who were coached in the fundamentals              586-1781 for information.
exercises are vital to the health of many        and the fun of playing golf,” explains Pat            “Golf provides a lifetime of outdoor
of these participants, “ explains Pat. “We       Whitlock The center has a driving range,          fun and excitement. We wish to thank the
serve a wide range of disabilities in the        a 3-hole course, plus an indoor putting           management of these community golf
program.”                                        green with a sand trap.                           courses for allowing our special clients
                                                                                                   to learn the grand old game of golf,”
                                                                                                   explains Pat.




 Classy wheels put to work in horticulture program
I t’s a golf cart. No, it’s a Cadillac. Actually it’s both and you
  can see it at Eagle Mount where it is in service “tooling” Greg
Ance around the Center while performing his gardening duties.
                                                                              It arrived last spring when volunteers Ken and Daryl Henning
                                                                          drove their truck to Ennis for the pick up and delivery service to
                                                                          Eagle Mount.
The Cadillac cart is the gift of Jim and Mary Cashman of Las                  “This is no ordinary golf cart,” states Linda Griffith, CEO.
Vegas who donated the cart after learning about Eagle Mount’s             “It’s a dark metallic blue replica of a Cadillac, complete with
recreational therapy programs for people with disabilities from           fancy wheels, turn signals, am/fm radio and wood grain dash. It
supporter Don Norem.                                                      brings a smile to the face of everyone who sees it.”
                                                                              Greg Ance is Eagle Mount’s volunteer horticulture program
                                                                            rector. In 1996, he was stricken with Gillian-Barre virus, which
                                                                            sulted in significant paralysis in his limbs. Now Greg has a
                                                                             rfect vehicle in which to travel around the garden beds rather
                                                                            an in a less stable wheelchair. He carries his tools and supplies
                                                                             the golf bag carrier on the rear of the cart.
                                                                              The cart will also play a future role at the Center when a trail is
                                                                             ablished around the perimeter of the property. “Our plans call
                                                                              for such a trail, allowing us to provide severely handicapped
                                                                              participants an opportunity to go on a “hike/ride” to enjoy
                                                                                the sun and fresh air,” explains Linda. “Who knows the golf
                                                                                 cart might also appear in a parade or two in the future.”
                                                                                     Linda further stated, “We are so grateful to the Cashmans
                                                                                for this fun and fabulous vehicle, and to Don Norem for
                                                                              suggesting us to them. It is a gift of entertainment, freedom
 Greg Ance can now motor through Eagle Mount gardens.                     and mobility for our participants.”
                                                                     ~3~
Chief Operations Officer is appointed                                                          A Brit in Bozeman
E    agle Mount is pleased to
     introduce Vicki Luquette,
                                                          has tripled. The development
                                                          of revenue resources has
                                                                                              forges new ties for
who has joined the team to                                kept pace with the program          disabled sports
fill the new position of Chief                             growth.     The role of the
Operations Officer (COO).
For three years prior to
coming to Eagle Mount, Vicki
                                                          Executive Director has always
                                                          included both supervision of
                                                          the day-to-day operations and
                                                                                              B    efore a tragic horse
                                                                                                   riding accident in
                                                                                              1969, John Finnie of
was the Deputy Director of                                responsibility for developing       Yorkshire had achieved
a non-profit, policy building                              and implementing all fund           honors for his horse
organization, Institute for           Vicki Luquette      raising resources.    At their      riding, middleweight
Public Strategies (IPS). Prior to that,        October 2003 meeting, the Eagle Mount          boxing, and for
she worked at Exxon Corporation for 17         Board of Directors decided to split            coaching soccer in
years, filling positions that varied from       the eight page Executive Director’s job        the British army. As a
Administrative Services Supervisor to          description into two more manageable           twenty-year-old in 1963
Regional Human Resources Manager,              positions.                                     he joined the                 John Finnie
providing services for more than 1,500             Executive Director Linda Griffith has a     Royal Dragoons Tank Regiment, which
employees.                                     new title, Chief Executive Officer (CEO),       was later amalgamated with the House
   In between her Exxon experience and         and remains responsible for the overall        Guards whose members protect the
her work at IPS, Vicki spent three years       leadership of Eagle Mount, facilitating        Royal Family and Palace and serve on
providing an intensive therapy program         and guiding it to its fullest potential.       active duty.
for her son, Travis, who has Autistic          This involves focusing on Resource                Finnie, who spent July and August at
Spectrum Disorder. Travis is now 12            Development and spending more time             Eagle Mount observing its therapeutic
and participates in the ski, horseback         working with the Board of Directors            riding program, tells how the riding
riding, swimming, kayaking, and fishing         and major investors. As the new COO,           accident changed his life. “Following the
programs with Eagle Mount.                     Vicki Luquette assumes responsibility          accident and hearing the diagnosis that
   “Vicki’s experience, both professional      for supervising day-to-day operations          I might not ever be able to walk again,
and personal, is of the highest possible       and for providing an atmosphere where          I spent the following 19 years having
quality,” states Linda Griffith, CEO.           extraordinary employee and program             operations and therapy. During those
“But, most importantly, she has the vision     development will continue to take place.       long years of recovery I began to feel
and the heart to help take Eagle Mount             “The addition of Chief Operations          the need for a new purpose in my life,
to new levels in providing life-changing       Officer, especially with Vicki Luquette         the need to give something back. So I
opportunities to all who come through          in that role, is a positive and exciting       set about planning, saving, and recruiting
our doors.”                                    change for Eagle Mount,” states Nick           sponsors for an equestrian charity for
   As Eagle Mount has grown through            Ehli, Board President. “We look forward        disabled kids.”
the years, the number of Administrative        to taking Eagle Mount to a new level of                       Finnie (cont. opposite page)
Staff has remained the same, even though       innovative programming in service to our
the number of participants and volunteers      community.”

Lisa T. “Bikes with the Eagles” over mountains to raise funds
A     trip from Bozeman to Columbus via Red Lodge is a scenic
      and adventurous automobile trip through the mountains.
On a bike it is an arduous journey of some 260 miles with many
                                                                      says, “Lisa’s spirit is always open to new opportunities for helping
                                                                      where the need is greatest.” Her church provides a van, or sag
                                                                      wagon in biker language, to follow her on her ride. It backs her
ups and downs and over two passes, Colter and Beartooth, of           up with food, drink, clothes, and bike maintenance tools . Both
which the Beartooth is 10,947 feet in elevation.                      Lisa and Harry had a flat tire on this recent ride.
    Yet Lisa T. Hathaway considered this difficult ride just part         StandUp For Kids, based in San Diego, is an all-volunteer
of the challenge of completing her fifth annual “Biking with the       organization committed to helping homeless and street kids in
Eagles” fund/friend raising event for her two favorite charities,     the United States. Lisa T. became familiar with the organization
Eagle Mount and StandUp For Kids. With the support of                 in 2001 when she and a group of students from Montana State
sponsors and friends, Lisa T. has raised over $15,000 on her five      University spent spring break meeting and helping such kids on
rides.                                                                the streets of San Diego.
    Harry Johnson, an Alaska businessman now living in                   Following intensive rehabilitation and during her recovery,
Bozeman, joined her on the benefit ride for the second year.           Lisa T. set a goal for herself: to someday be accepted into the
Harry and Lisa T. became acquainted “on the road” when                Peace Corps. Still her ultimate dream, she hopes to enter the
Harry found her pushing her bike with a flat tire. He fixed her         Peace Corps following her graduation from MSU in May 2006
tire and has been helping her since. Besides biking, Harry is a       with a BS in social geography.
competitive triathlete and marathon runner.                              Lisa T. credits many people who have helped her along the
    As a survivor of a traumatic brain injury in a car accident in    way, but especially Linda Miller of the Elk Horn Ranch in the
October 1991, Lisa T. has been both a participant and volunteer       Gallatin Canyon, where Lisa worked before her injury. “Linda
in many of the recreational therapeutic programs at Eagle             has always been there for me, visiting me in the rehab center
Mount while at the same time attending classes at Montana State       twice in Vermont and encouraging me to keep a positive attitude
University. She is also active in the congregational life of the      and to carry on with my goal.”
Grand Avenue Christian Church where her pastor, Tony Alonzo,
                                                                 ~4~
                                          Farewell to Two Friends
                                                                        Mark won many awards and accolades for his music and
                   Richard Barton                                    assisted Christopher Parkening in his Classical Guitar Master
                                                                     Class at Montana State University. Most recently, Mark was the
                             W        hen Dick and Connie
                                      Barton moved from Illinois
                               to Montana in the early 1980’s,
                                                                     director of choirs and bands at Manhattan Christian School.
                                                                        “Mark and Kathy were very much a part of Eagle Mount’s
                               Dick was recently retired as an       beginning,” recalls Bob Mathis, Eagle Mount co-founder. “In
                               attorney for Chicago Bridge and       1984 when we had barely begun the riding program at Sedan near
                               Iron. They moved into their log       the I Am Third Ranch, they played and sang for the participants
                               home up Beaver Creek near Big         and volunteers at a nearby country school.”
                               Sky anticipating a new life and          Greta Mathis further explains, “Our son, Harry, who was the
                               adventure. At about the same          first executive director of Eagle Mount, was a close friend of
                               time Eagle Mount was a fledgling       Mark’s. Mark was like a brother to him. Mark and Kathy were
                               organization in Bozeman, just         very generous to play and sing for several informal gatherings in
                               getting established and seeking       those very early days before Eagle Mount became the large and
                               volunteers and supporters. Being      thriving community that it has become. They entertained at the
                               accustomed to serving and giving      very first camp for the Big Sky Kids and their sponsors.”
                               in their former hometown of              He is survived by his wife, Kathy and son, Matthew; his
        Dick Barton
                           Oak Brook, the Bartons soon were          parents, John and Idessa Tyers, all of Bozeman and his brother,
participating in Big Sky activities and becoming a part of the       Dan, of Gardiner. The family has asked that memorials be sent
Eagle Mount family.                                                  to Manhattan Christian School’s music fund.
   Dick, who died last March 15th at his home after a two and
one-half year journey with cancer, will be remembered for his
loyal commitment to Eagle Mount and the Big Sky Kids cancer
program. He and Connie have sponsored a “Kid” each year since
l986. In l988 he became a member of the Board of Directors
and during his three year stint on the board Dick helped set the
direction of the young but expanding Eagle Mount and I Am
Third Foundation, Eagle Mount’s parent organization. Dick also
stepped forward and served as the temporary Executive Director
in l989 when the director retired and until a new director was
hired.
   A believer in service to one’s country, Dick served as a civil
engineer in the Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater and
remained active in the Naval Active Reserve for the next 20 years,
retiring with the rank of commander.
   Although retired from the legal world, he certainly did not
retire from performing community service. He became a
volunteer member of the local advisory zoning committee and
fireboard and always lent a hand at the annual “tent raising” for
outdoor performances presented by the Big Sky Association of           Mark & Kathy Tyers perform at the first Big Sky Kids Adventure in 1985.
the Arts. He showed up for tent duty before and after Connie’s
term as president. Readers of the weekly Lone Peak Lookout           Finnie (cont. from previous page)
were amused, entertained and jogged into thinking by his regular        Besides observing therapy techniques at Eagle Mount,
columns that appeared over the years under the title, “Reflections    Finnie was also searching for a Montana property on which
from the Beaver Bond.”                                               to establish a sports ranch that will host disabled and bereaved
   Dick was the father of seven children: Kathy Bouchard,            kids from all over the world. Finnie especially wants to train
Kevin, and Richard of the Big Sky and Bozeman area; Joan Van         young kids who would not otherwise have such an opportunity.
Netta of Iowa City, Iowa; Connie Lynn of Ashland, Oregon; Dan        “I believe that giving children a chance to acquire new physical
of New Milford, Connecticut, and Phil of Lafayette, California.      skills from patient and expert instructors will help boost their
They survive him with Connie and 14 grandchildren.                   confidence and self respect,” he enthusiastically explains in his
   Dick was a faithful friend, full of humor and wise counsel. We    British accent.
shall miss him.                                                         Following his stay in Bozeman, he returned to the United
                       Mark Tyers                                    Kingdom to conduct a farm school in northern England for
                                                                     20 youngsters who lost one or both parents in the Chernobyl

E    agle Mount has lost an old and dear friend. Mark Tyers
     passed away on June 21, 2004. Mark and his wife, Kathy,
accomplished folk singers and musicians, entertained at Big Sky
                                                                     disaster on April 26, 1986. The fire and explosion that tore
                                                                     apart the nuclear reactor and released large amounts of
                                                                     radioactive isotopes into the atmosphere killed 31 people and
Kids camps and other Eagle Mount events from the very earliest       seriously injured 200 others. These children are still coping with
years. Mark’s is also the lyric-baritone voice that brings warmth    this incident. In September he will be off for India for a three-
and compassion to the narration of Eagle Mount’s video,              month program working with displaced and disabled children in
“Dreams Become Reality.”                                             that country.
                                                                 ~5~
Arena Dedication (cont. from page 1)
recreational therapy, was a new major at
UC and she was pleased to join a team of
                                                                             THANK YOU
                                                            Eagle Mount would like to thank everyone involved in making this year’s
other therapists (physical, occupational,                          Western Rendezvous and Playhouses on Parade possible.
speech, etc.) in their combined work of
helping children. While in this job she
became involved in a ski program at                     Western Rendezvous                                       Playhouses On Parade
Winter Park, CO directed by Hal O’Leary,
                                                                  EVENT CHAIRPERSON                                                        Major Sponsors
who had been teaching disabled skiers for                                                                     “Pirates of the Gallatin”
                                                                                                              Schafer Construction
                                                                        Daryl Henning                                                             Gallatin
many years. His program, now the well                                                                         David MacDonald
                                                                                                                 Construction                    Valley Mall
known Disabled Sports and Recreation                     MASTER OF
                                                        CEREMONIES
                                                                                     DANCE BAND
                                                                                                              Empire Building Materials
                                                                                                              Alan Epps
                                                                                                                                               American Bank
Center at Winter Park, was exactly the                                          “Running on Empty”            First West Insurance
                                                        Mark Longie                                           Kenyon Noble Lumber Co.
type of work that Cyndi had always                                                                            Rocky Mountain Bank                ABC Rental
                                                                                                              Simkins-Hallin Lumber Co.          Equipment
dreamed about.                                      Event Sponsored by:            Carnival sponsors:                                             & Sales
   Her first job took her to Steamboat                                   TM
                                                                                                              “The Lighthouse”
                                                                                                              Binstock Construction
                                                                                                                                                High Country
Springs, Co., where she worked in a                                                                           Bowen Electric
                                                                                                              Keith Redfern                        Venture
federal and state supported recreational                                                                      Kenyon Noble Lumber Co.
                                                                                                              Rocky Mountain Window Co.
                                                                                                                                                 Marketing

therapy program, serving rural clients in                                           and Anonymous Sponsor
                                                                                                              Sherwin-Williams Co.
                                                                                                              BLB Painting                     ClearChannel
northwest Colorado. Following O’Leary’s                                                                                                       Communications
                                                                                                              “Teepee Village”
example, she established a ski program             Volunteers                   Donors                        Gary & Marlys Carter
for disabled clients at the Steamboat              American Simmental           Doug & Lindy Adelmann
                                                                                                              Montana Canvas Company
                                                                                                              Chief Mad Plume
                                                                                                                                                Spring Creek
                                                                                                                                                Landscaping
Springs ski resort. A few years later she           Association
                                                       Erika Kenner
                                                                                Tom Anderson
                                                                                Animal Medical Center
                                                                                                              Daniel Mad Plume
                                                                                                              White Buffalo Lodges
was employed at the United Cerebral                    Wade Shafer
                                                        Jeff Thomas
                                                                                Carter Benedict
                                                                                Big John’s Septic Service     “Ye Old Montana Theatreworks”
Palsy Center in Denver, where she met              Greg Ance
                                                   Hal Berg
                                                                                Jessica Boerger
                                                                                Shane Boyle
                                                                                                              Kurt & Karen Thornburg
                                                                                                              Phil LaFournaise
Jon Hesse who was teaching at the center.          Dick & Shirley Blackwell
                                                   MSU Bobcats Football Team
                                                                                Burger Bob’s
                                                                                Bonanza Creek Guest Ranch
                                                                                                              Linda Knox
                                                                                                              Armitage Electric, Inc.
(Jon, an Olympic bound athlete when he             Dani Bourk                   Rose Caplette                 Daryl Henning
                                                   Jim Bowlds                   Carhartt
lost his leg to cancer, would later study          Bozeman Lions Club           Gary & Marlys Carter
                                                                                                              Door Tech, Inc.
                                                                                                              Eric Fisher
law at the University of Montana, move             Randi Bresciani
                                                   Jim & Pam Burke
                                                                                Chris Chappell
                                                                                Cathy Cooper
                                                                                                              The Flooring Place
                                                                                                              Terry Fluke
to Livingston, and become a participant            The Church of Jesus Christ
                                                    of Latter Day Saints
                                                                                ClearChannel
                                                                                  Communications
                                                                                                              Scott Fluke
                                                                                                              Gary Griffith
and board member at Eagle Mount.) She              Debbie & Dick Canfield
                                                   Sandy Colvard
                                                                                Kevin & Paula Cox
                                                                                Jerry Curtis
                                                                                                              Jan Hinzpeter
                                                                                                              Terry & Leslie Jackson
and Jon would take their clients to Winter         Susan Crawford
                                                   Bob Crowe
                                                                                Nancy & Scott Creel
                                                                                Pam Dance
                                                                                                              Ron Jarrett
                                                                                                              Montana Theatreworks
Park on Saturdays to ski in the disabled           Pam Dance                    Nick Davis                    Michelle Oslund
                                                   Kendall Dittmar              Dance with Della
program run by O’Leary.                            Terry Fluke                  Kendall Dittmar
                                                                                                              The Paint Pot
                                                                                                              Simkins-Hallin Lumber Co.
   Before coming to Eagle Mount Cyndi              Gallatin Valley
                                                     Junior Fiddlers
                                                                                Signe Elvira
                                                                                Deborah Frain
                                                                                                              Tim, Kathy & Kodi Simkins
                                                                                                              Simonson Construction
also ran a ski program at Park City West               Spencer Doerksen
                                                       Elaine Kelly
                                                                                Gallatin Valley Sod, Inc.
                                                                                Klein & Karen Gilhousen
                                                                                                              Tim Turner
                                                                                                              Bruce Wilson
in Utah and worked there in a pre-school               Eric Kelly
                                                       Nicole McAdams
                                                                                Great Rocky Mountain
                                                                                 Toy Company
for disabled youngsters. She also was                  Ray & Nancy Padilla      Cara & Rob Greger

appointed the development director
                                                       Natalie Padilla
                                                       Nate Powell-Palm
                                                       Michelle Schaefer
                                                                                Gary & Linda Griffith
                                                                                Lisa T. Hathaway
                                                                                Heart & Soul Herbs
                                                                                                                            Wishing For
for the Denver United Cerebral Palsy                   Michelle Sundquist       Daryl Henning                  Needs
Center where she directed its fund raising             Austin Reyher
                                                       Sierra Reyher
                                                                                Don & Diane Heyden
                                                                                Highlander
                                                                                                               - Newer pickup truck with heavy duty
telethon.                                          Gary Griffith                   Photographics                  towing capacity.
                                                   Van Haderlie                 Indulgence
   But it was in Bozeman with Greta and            Maggee Harrison              Insty-Prints                   - Hay.
Bob Mathis that she was able to make her
                                                   Terry & Leslie Jackson
                                                   Patrick Kainz
                                                                                Terry & Leslie Jackson
                                                                                Jennie Lanoie
                                                                                                               - Salt Blocks
                                                   Larry Kiff                   The Leaf & Bean                - Joint Supplement
own dream, and their dream, come true.             Linda Knox                   Connie LeHocky
                                                                                                               - De-wormer
                                                   Paul Lindenberg              Paul Lindenberg
   (Editor’s note: Cyndi now treats clients        Bret May                     David & Jennie Lockie          - Stall Bedding
as a crano-sacral therapist in her business        Jim McLean
                                                   Marlene Moran
                                                                                Kyle McKee
                                                                                Julie & Paddy McKevitt         Wants
in Bozeman.)                                       Grace Morgan
                                                   The Congregation at
                                                                                Willie A. Mitchell
                                                                                Murdoch’s                      - Miniature horse cart and harness.
                                                    Morning Star Church
                                                   Rob Mosness
                                                                                Montana Silversmiths
                                                                                Mountain High Espresso
                                                                                                               - Horse trained to drive carts.
                                                                                                               - English safety stirrups
  C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S !
                                                   Lisa Neave                   MSU Athletic
                                                   Stephanie Primm                Department
                                                   Diedre Quinn                 Museum of the Rockies          - Big synthetic western saddle
                 Cheryl Christman for 5 years as   Dick Rolfe
                                                   Jim Schupbach
                                                                                Music Villa
                                                                                Debra Naccarto
                                                                                                               Dreams
                                                   Kathy Simkins                Lisa Neave                     - Concrete barn aisle.
                Eagle Mount’s Therapeutic Riding   Michelle Snowberger
                                                   Kim Soper
                                                                                OP/TECH USA
                                                                                Owenhouse Hardware             - Heat lamps for the barn aisle.
                                                   Carl Trihub                  Peak Recording & Sound         - Outdoor arena.
                       Program Director!           Talyn Villaseñor
                                                   Mike Vitt
                                                                                Reier Broadcasting
                                                                                Right Now Technologies
                                                   Sandy Watson                 Riverside Country Club
                                                   Kristi Wetsch                Jack Sauther
                                                                                Second Impressions                                        Eagle Mount Bozeman
   Fall Program Schedule
                                                                                M.F. & Katheryn Seeburg                                   6901 Goldenstein Lane
                                                   Make-A-Dream                 Garth Sime
                                                                                                                                          Bozeman, MT 59715
                                                                                Rusty Squire
   Volunteer Orientation:      Sept. 23rd          Sponsors                     John & Polly Sten                                         406-586-1781
                                                                                Trakker Technologies
                                                                                                                                          Fax 406-586-5794
   Volunteer Training: week of Sept. 27th          $500 or more
                                                   Dick & Cari Walter
                                                                                Andrew Tuller
                                                                                Valley Ice Garden
                                                   John & Norma Murdoch         Valley View Golf Course
   All Programs Begin: week of Oct. 4th            Doug Sparrow                 Ventures West, Inc.         Founders Greta and Robert C. Mathis, General USAF
                                                   John & Heidi Parkes          Wantoluk Designs                     I Am Third Foundation             (Retired)
   Riding Program Ends:        Nov. 5th            $100 or more
                                                                                Kathy Wells
                                                                                West Paw Design
   Skating Program Ends:       Nov. 15th           Terry Fluke
                                                   Bob & Greta Mathis
                                                                                Tracey Wheeler
                                                                                Wrangler Jeans
                                                                                                            Chief Executive Officer, Bozeman Linda Griffith
                                                   Carl Trihub                  Cathy Wright                Newsletter Editor Kate Evans (Volunteer)
   Swim Program Ends:          Dec. 17th           Judee McKulka                Edie Wright



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