Hope From Highway 34 ~ 2014 Calendar

To hope 
is to wait 
confident expectation.

In the midst of terrible distress, 
sometimes what we need
is a golden story

and to remember that
those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
{Isaiah 40:31}

In central Meade County, SD, a group of ranch women put heads and hearts together 
to create a 2014 calendar project 
to help build financial support
for ranching families affected by livestock loss due to the winter storm Atlas
that swept through
western South Dakota and parts of Nebraska, Wyoming and North Dakota
on October 4-5, 2013.

The calendar features beautiful prairie scenes from South Dakota Highway 34.  
A common highway traveled by so many in the region that cuts through the heart of Atlas’s path.  
Sadly, this highway gave a small glimpse
of the greater losses of cattle endured by so many
in places tucked away from roadsides.
However, this calendar beautifully declares the hope that thrives through the region
in the face of adversity
and will be an encouraging daily reminder for all who hang it in their home.

Those in South Dakota familiar with traveling
this long old road called "34" know that it is both
something to endure 
as well as
something of beauty.

In the Hope From Highway 34 Calendar,
a message of hope for the future in 2014 and beyond 
weaves through these scenes from Hayes to Bear Butte 
over a vintage atlas of South Dakota.
A story of Hope that emerged in the days after the storm is shared on the back cover.


All profits from 2014 Hope From Highway 34 Calendar 
will be donated to the 

{Click the link above for the official SD Rancher Relief Fund site.}

A limited number of 1000 calendars were printed.

We have just a few calendars left.
You can order yours by calling KBHB Radio at 605-347-4455.

1/11/14 UPDATE: Online Orders have been closed ~ THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support.

we have already donated over $19,000 to the SD Rancher Relief Fund!

For questions contact: 
Jodene Shaw

Much thanks from me, Jodene Shaw, to this team of ranch women
involved in South Dakota's beef producing industry
working behind the scenes 
to make this project possible:

Melissa Wilcox, calendar designer
Jimmie Kammerer, Hope story and inspiration
Kerry Frei, project assistant and editor
Dede Long, photographer and encourager

I have leaned on each one of these 
prairie-dwelling friends
throughout this project.

"The prairie looks so beautiful and gentle.
But I wonder what it will do next.
Seems like we have to fight it all the time.
This earthly life is a battle.
If it isn't one thing to contend with, it's another.
It always has been so,
and it always will be.
The sooner you make up your mind to that,
the better off you are,
and the more thankful for your pleasures."

~ Caroline Ingalls ~

~ sneak peek at the October calendar page ~

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