5/17 - Mike Richter, Watertown, WI, asked me to post this of a club he also belongs to from his home area. This is the club's 2nd year and the membership is growing. This show is going to host Allis-Chalmers NEXT year. Plan to attend this years show so you can see what this club has to offer!
5/16 - Now that summer is here, email me a picture(s) of you or someone doing field work/planting or cutting grass/mowing lawn/hay with an Allis-Chalmers tractor (this includes lawn and garden) and/or implement(s). Send me a picture(s) to my email email@example.com and I will post the pictures on the website, let the viewers vote on which one they like the best, the one picture with the most votes, wins a book of raffle tickets to this year's Orange Spectacular.
5/16 - Bruce Gould just called me....YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WORKING!!! Bruce told me the doctors took a sample of his bone marrow and THERE WAS NO SIGN OF CANCER!!! The next step is to get Bruce's blood back up to where it is supposed to be, as increasing his red and white blood cells. If you remember, to make the chemo work, Bruce's immunities needed to be taken down to "nothing". At the present time, Bruce is on antibiotics to bring his blood back to normal. "I am not out of the woods yet"....as he may be able to go home in the near future and continue with tests. As Bruce stated that he is not out of the woods yets, so please continue your thoughts and prayers for Bruce and his family! Thank you for everyones' concern and spritual help!!
5/12 - Pictured above is the overview of the road construction in Hutchinson, MN. A new roundabout is being constructed at the intersection of HWY 15 and HWY 115. (This interstion will be closed) The showgrounds south entrance is located at the "top point" of HWY 115. Stay tuned to the website for road construction updates.....see bottom of this page for more road construction news.... So far, the entrance will be still open at the north entrance of the show grounds.
5/12 - Pictured below are the two (2) different models of the 2013 Orange Spectacular toy...T 16 or the Sugar Babe. As you examine the toys, you will notice the yellow model is missing its air cleaner....the toy which will be sold, WILL have an air cleaner stack, as seen on the orange model.
What do you think????
5/12 - Talking with Larry Karg a couple of days ago. He stated the show toy is just about sold out! There are only about less than 50 toys, of each! GET your ORDER in ASAP!!!
5/12 - Do you have any stories for the news letter???? Let me know or please contact Nancy at Sky Printing (507) 532-5848 or an email firstname.lastname@example.org
5/12 - I talked with Bruce Gould last night. Bruce was sleeping when I called as he has not been feeling good, all day yesterday...as his words, "Today has not been good". The chemo was removed on Tuesday and the doctor will test, this Tuesday, to see if the last week's chemo did it's job.
This last week , Bruce was getting doses of penicillin to protect his immune system and "other stuff". I got a call from Randy of Blaine, MN who was going to try to see Bruce, today. We hope and pray that Bruce's report comes back good this week!
Bruce encourages anyone to call and say "HI"....
5/4 - A page has been added - 2013 Show Schedule of Events
5/4 - 5:12 p.m. Rhonda and I just got back from seeing Zelda and Bruce Gould at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, MN. Roads were good, weather was good and Bruce and Zelda were doing good!!!
Rhonda and I got to the 3rd floor, walked in to the wing and started looking for Room 3250. As we observed the numbers on the hospital room going down, we knew we were getting closer to Bruce's room. Just as we were passing the nurses station, all at once we heard, "I know who you are looking for!" We found out that it was Bruce's nurse and she immediately told us she has a Farmall H and her husband needs to put the rear tires back on. We were led to the "Orange Room"....If you noticed Bruce's white surgical socks, well he is threating to dye them orange!!!! He doesn't like the hospital's coffee, so he has his own coffee maker in the room.
Bruce is doing great and just full of "spit and vinegar". His spirits are good!!! This coming Tuesday, the chemotheraphy stops and the doctor will re-evaulate Bruce's condition to see what is next. At the moment, Bruce is on a chemo drip 24 hours per day.
If you would like to call Bruce and chat with him, please call (218) 786-7250, Room 3250...Bed 1 or 2...as he has a private two bed room...and don't forget Zelda, too. She needs to hear from us friends, too! Please keep Bruce and Zelda in your thoughts and prayers....it is working!!
5/3 - If you have any stories, information, interests, something to share, please let us know by this weekend, PLEASE!!!! We are starting to put the newsletter together. The more you add....the more pages of interest we will have. PLEASE SHARE!!!! Email me at email@example.com
5/3 - I talked to Bruce tonight and he sounded really good and still has a good appetite! The chemo treatment is on a drip into him 24 hours. He is on this for 7 days, will be taken of treatment and re-evaluated. His family has visited him with orange clothing on....Even some of the hospital staff is being changed to wear orange outfits! Bruce even shared with me that the other day he was given a urine test. The staff needed to check the urine by adding a chemical to it for some sort of a test...believe or not.....IT TURNED ORANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, you have heard that a person can bleed orange, well Bruce is the most unique than anyone as he can ...............you know what I mean!!!
Bruce is NOT wearing those darn hospital gowns either, he is wearing.... you know.....he wears his orange shorts, shirts, whatever that is orange.....
Bruce says he has had many cards sent, friends, neighbors and family have been visiting quite often....Thank you to anyone who has been reading this site and has visited Bruce and Zelda! Bruce's address is:
St. Mary's Hospital
407 East 3rd St.
Duluth, MN 55805
If you get a second, drop him a short know to let you know you are thinking of him...
Bruce says his facebook page is busy, too. https://www.facebook.com/uppermidwest.allischalmers?ref=tn_tnmn#!/bruce.gould.14?fref=ts (click on this link to take you to Bruce's facebook page). Take a second and drop a note on his facebook page. He checks the computer often during the day.
Please continue to keep Bruce and his family in your prayers.
5/2 - I meant to call Zelda and Bruce tonight to see how Bruce is doing and time has gotten away from me. I should try to keep my priorities but I didn't tonight.....I will try to talk to them tomorrow night and give you an update.
5/2 - I received this email today...."We are looking for Antique Tractors to feature for Buffalo Lake Days for our Antique Tractor & our Antique Tractor Show. I know how big the Orange Spectacular is each year and thought if you or any of the people you know are interested in coming to Buffalo Lake Days for these events that I would pass the info on. I have attached the flyer that we have hanging up in area businesses for contacts of these events and other things that go on that weekend as well."
Karissa Kurth - President
I hope you can help out Buffalo Lake Days. I see they are hosting a tractor show AND a tractor pull......check it out!
4/29 - I talked with Zelda and Bruce this evening. Bruce told me (as he was losing his voice as he had been talking a lot today) the hospital had put many tubes into him today for his future treatmentgs. Tomorrow, Bruce will start his chemotherapy. In your prayers, please include Zelda and family for faith and strength and Bruce for strength and cure of his leukemia. Bruce is in good spirits!
4/26 - I talked to Bruce tonight as he is checked-in to St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, MN. Bruce has been diagnosed with leukemia Type M2. Type M2 is myeloblastic leukemia (M2; with cell maturation)...If Bruce does not get the cancer treatment, the doctor(s) give Bruce 6 weeks to be with us. Tomorrow, Bruce, Zelda and his sons meet and discuss the type of treatment he will receive.
One of these treatments are experimental and will knock Bruce down to "nothing" as it breaks his immunities down to nothing. This treatment will last for seven (7) days and the treatment stops and in a specific days later, he will start back up again. I asked Bruce if I could let our friends know, on the club's website, so our thoughts and prayers could be with his family. His response, "I can take all the prayers and thoughts we all have."
Bruce is staying in a private room with two (2) beds, so Bruce's wife, Zelda, can stay in the hospital room with Bruce.
Please keep the Gould family in your thoughts and prayers!
4/24 - I received a phone call last night. I was Zelda Gould, wife of Bruce Gould. It was just found out yesterday, Bruce has been diagnosed with leukemia....Bruce has been feeling good, too. Bruce went for his yearly physical and this was found.
Zelda explained this leukemia is a rare type as there are 23 types of this of cancer. This type can cause Bruce to start bleeding internally at any moment. He will start chemotherapy today as the doses have to have a "bleeding preventer" infused into the treatment. Zelda mentioned he has an 88% chance of being cured.
Friends, PLEASE take a moment of your time and say a prayer to ask our Lord to give the Gould family support through this difficult time and ask for a fast recovery for Bruce!
As days progress, we will keep you informed. Let's pray for a cure!
If you do want to send your concerns and thoughts to Bruce and Zelda, you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!!!!!
Since this poster was made, it been decided, instead of a "Peoples' Choice" it will be an appointed committee to review and decide on Farm Setting awards. "Thank you" Jeff Borth for your coordination and helping bring this important event to the Orange Spectacular. Let's plan for this section of our show to grow in the future!
4/21 - Check out our "Classified Ads" link....there are some of our followers using this option....You may find something you need/want or to sell something.