Live, Laugh and Love each and every day.
Hold on tight to your Dreams... and one day...... Those Dreams may in fact, become Realities
.
it's the right thing to do.
I am not racist, not violent,
Just Not silent anymore.

From Tom & Ruth
THANK YOU!
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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.

-- Author Unknown
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
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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.
WINNEMUCCA COW DOG TRIAL - INTERMEDIATE HORSEBACK
OAKTREE RUSTY
by @@Hatsoff Jack x Alba Nan  -- both dogs (RIP)
Owner/Handler - Jaime Gonzalez
Date
Trial
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Location  
Sanction
Stock
Format
OKLAHOMA STOCK DOG ASSOC.
(these two are litter mates)
"Open Dog of the Year" (sheep)
OAKTREE KARMI
by Hatsoff Jack x Hattsoff Jewels
Owner/Handler - Buford Barrett
2017 comes to a close by putting a big smile on our face here at
Oaktree Border Collies.  Three
'Dog of the Year' award winners,
from two different clubs, were produced by Oaktree studs.  
"Open Ranch Dog of the Year" (sheep)
OAKTREE RUBY
by Hatsoff Jack x Hattsoff Jewels
Owner/Handler - Ruth Hines
MID-STATE STOCKDOG ASSOC.
"Ranch Dog of the Year" (cattle)
G/K DREE
by Roper's Jackson x G/K Elm
Owner/Handler - Ruth Hines
Tom & Ruth Hines
Mid States Stock Dog Association
Arena Cattle Dog Trial --- HWY 38 Arena
Marshfield, MO
Well we have had better starts to a new trial year but I guess it's like they say "it is what it is" .  We were able to take
DR Sam, Miss T and Kate to the cattle trial at Marshfield, MO.  Ruth is going to try to run DR Sam this year, so we
were mainly wanting to see if she could control him and everything went pretty well.  Miss T , I don't know what her
problem was, but she was a big disappointment.  Kate, I just got her, she is an own daughter of my old Jack dog.  I just
wanted to see how she would handle being away from home.  She did alright, still room for improvement.  This was a
Midstates trial, and as always, Midstates put on a really nice trial.  

It wasn't suppost to snow, but when we left, the snow was coming down pretty good.  By the time we got out of
Marshfield it was a near whiteout.  From Marshfield to west Joplin we saw tons of folks that were off in the ditches.  We
saw cars on their sides, we saw jack-knifed trucks, and we saw some serious wreaks.  PTL we were able to make it home
safely.  We are looking forward to the next trial at Rose Ranch.  
Hopefully the dogs will show better there. tom :)  
11/3-4/2018
Oaktree Sooner SDT
Bartlesville, OK
USBCHA,OSDA
Sheep
Judge
Mid States Stock Dog Association
Rose Ranch Cattle Dog Trial
Salina, OK
We only took Miss T to this trial.  On Saturday, she tied for the win on points, but her time was only good enough for 5th place.  Only 6 dogs
out of 18 finished the course, so we were very happy with her run.  On Sunday, it was a different story, she drew a cow that didn't want to
play (I'm sure all trial people can relate) anyway she was unable to finish the course on Sunday, but she still worked very nice.  We would
like to thank Rose Ranch and Midstates Assoc. for putting on a really nice trial.
Central Cattledog Association
Rose Ranch Cattle Dog Trial
Salina, OK
WELL, I sure hope the end of 2018 ends much better for us than the first part of 2018 has been.   
We only took Miss T again and she bombed out Saturday and Sunday.  She worked very poorly compared to what I know she can do.  Oh
well, I guess just keep trying and someday it will all come together :) Ruth and I would like to congratulate all the winners from both days
of the trial and we would like to thank Rose Ranch and the CCA for the good job they did putting the trial on.  If you have never put on a
trial, try it some time.  LOL   
Thanks for Their Gifts
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 this
through him who gives me strength.  
Philippians 4:10-13
CONGRATULATION!
Michal Truesdell
Nowata, OK
With his dogs on the National stage -- His dogs are from Oatree blood lines. (Hatsoff Jack & Alba Nan)
VI, was the South East Regional Intermediate
Champion and National Reserve dog of the year
for Intermediate on qualifying points. Vi was also
Reserve dog of the year for Central Cattledog
Association Intermediate class.

HANK, was the South Central Regional
Intermediate Champ and 5th for dog of the year
on points Intermediate class.

CINCH, has accumulate enough points to qualify
for the National Intermediate Class.  Cinch was
2nd and 3rd in the regions
CPH Arena Sheep Dog Trial
May 26-27, 2018 - Owasso, OK
Sanctioned by- OSDA & USBCHA
OVER-ALL
GARY YOUNG & GLENN
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OVER-ALL
JUSTIN BARRETT & SK SPICE

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OVER-ALL
SCOTT MCDONALD & QUEEN
OVER-ALL
JUSTIN BARRETT & RITA
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OAKTREE SUMMER KICK OFF SDT
Bartlesville, OK - June 9 & 10, 2018
OSDA Sanction - Club Points
OVER-ALL
1. RUTH HINES & OT RUBY
2. SUSAN BENNETT & ELI
OVER-ALL
1. JUSTIN BARRETT & SK SPICE
2. RUTH HINES & OT "CURLY" BILL
OVER-ALL
1. SCOTT MCDONALD & JAKE
2. BUFORD BARRETT & SK RUBY
OVER-ALL
1. KASEY HIBBERT & HOWL
2. ROBERT  SHNAKE & JASPER
Robert Shnake
Robert Shnake
CONGRATULATION!
Steve Knipmeyer & Michal Truesdell
Bartlesville, OK          Nowata, OK
Steve & SK Nikkie, are the 2018 NCA National Nursery Champions. (granddaughter of hatsoff cap)
Michal & Hank, are the 2018 NCA National Res-Intmediate Champions. (grandson of hatsoff jack)
Steve & SK Pete, are the 2018 NCA National Res-Open Champions. (in my opinion the best "over-all"stock dog in okla.)
Steve & (old) Pete
Steve & Nikkie
Michal & Hank
Osage County 4-H Benefit Trial
Pawhuska, OK
August 18-19, 2018
Sanctioned by- OSDA & USBCHA
PUPPIES ARE HERE
2 males & 5 females

Born October 10th
Oaktree pups will only be sold to Trial or Working homes.
Males
Females
OAKTREE FALL CLASSIC Sheep Dog Trial
October 6 & 7, 2018 --- Bartlesville, OK
Hi Folks, well another Oaktree Fall Classic is in the books.  Five states were represented this year and even though
the dog entries were down a bit, I believe we had some of the best dog work overall that we have ever had.  The
Classic is becoming almost like a Fall reunion, where you see old friends that you may not have seen for a year and a
time to make new friends.  There was so many people that helped out with the trial I dare not try to list everyone in
fear that I would leave someone out, but for me and Ruth, we want to say a big THANK YOU!  Due to a new gas line
being laid on our property we had to lay out the course different this year than we normally due and everyone loved
the new setup.  So we will probably stick with it for a while.  We hope everyone enjoyed their selves and had a good
time and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!  Thank you.  tom & Ruth