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Using Social Networks to promote our sport

March 14, 2012
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Social networking is used by millions of groups and individuals to promote their products, opinions or to report interesting, and sometimes not so interesting news usually for free. Twitter I did a hashtag search for #pigeon, #racingpigeon and #homingpigeon today on twitter.com and found very few pigeon fanciers using the above mentioned hashtags. Why...

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Paul Jenson, Proving that success does come to those who reach for it

March 5, 2012
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Paul Jenson, Proving that success does come to those who reach for it

Just a few miles south of Las Vegas on Interstate 95 is the bedroom community of Henderson Nevada. Driving south from Las Vegas you would have to pass through Henderson if you wanted to visit the Hoover Dam. As you reach the top of the hill on your way there you might just get...

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Visit to JEDD’s and the Golden State

March 5, 2012
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Visit to JEDD’s and the Golden State

Saturday, February 25, 2012 I was visiting family in the Golden State and was able to make some time to visit the legendary Greg McKnight of Anaheim California. Greg has dedicated his pigeon career to maintain and improving the Waterhouse Bekaerts and has a world class family of Karl Meuleman pigeons-both direct for the...

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Dick Earthman, an Oasis Discovered

March 5, 2012
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Dick Earthman, an Oasis Discovered

Dick Earthman, an Oasis Discovered Mexican trader Antonio Armijo, leading a 60-man party along the Spanish Trail to Los Angeles in 1829, veered from the accepted route. While Armijo’s trading party was camped Christmas Day about 100 miles northeast of present day Las Vegas, a scouting party lead by experienced scout Rafael Rivera left...

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John Boyle, a Modern Fancier

February 26, 2012
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John Boyle, a Modern Fancier

John Boyle, a Modern Fancier There are few pigeon fanciers that transcend to legendary status. Few rise to this level but those that do belong among the true giants of the sport. We know these men as the pioneers, early trail blazers of our sport. They first established the simple idea that pigeons if...

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Rich Ross, Paying it Forward

February 26, 2012
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Rich Ross, Paying it Forward

Rich Ross, Paying it Forward In the nature of my work I’m blessed to travel the country and visit fanciers that I never would be otherwise able to.  In several of my latest loft visits the name Rich Ross, proprietor of Blue Diamond Family Lofts, kept coming up and I knew if the opportunity...

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2011 Inaugural 300 Mile Presidents Single Loft Race

February 26, 2012
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2011 Inaugural 300 Mile Presidents Single Loft Race

2011 Inaugural 300 Mile Presidents Single Loft Race Joe Causey is a retired plumber who lives with his lovely wife Patti of 45 years in Mount Holly, Virginia. Seven years ago Joe built a beautiful log home on the banks of Nomini Creek not far from the birthplace of our nation’s first President George...

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2011 Plymouth Pro Peak Challenge Single Loft Race

February 26, 2012
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2011 Plymouth Pro Peak Challenge Single Loft Race

2011 Plymouth Pro Peak Challenge Single Loft Race Brad Hoggan needs no introduction to the pigeon world. He is one of the most dedicated and hardworking fanciers in the USA and has achieved countless racing accomplishments throughout his career. In 2011 the Plymouth Pro Peak Challenge paid out an astounding $105,300 dollars in prizes,...

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Mel Tsarouhtsis, Fashion Forward

February 26, 2012
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Mel Tsarouhtsis, Fashion Forward

Mel Tsarouhtsis, Fashion Forward Recently I received an email request from Mel Tsarouhtsis asking to join my network on LinkedIn, a professional social networking site that I am a member of. I recognized the name but couldn’t place Mr. Tsarouhtsis as someone that I had worked with directly.  I did a brief search and...

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