RENDEZVOUS WITH A WRITER: INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY

RENDEZVOUS WITH A WRITER: INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY

September 08, 2020

WITH SCHOOL RESUMING during this extraordinary year, let’s remember that learning to read and write takes place under many circumstances and at any age. Literacy is a matter of dignity and human rights according to UNESCO, which established September 8 as INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY more than fifty years ago. To celebrate literacy OutWest Book Guide, Wendy, hand selected four stories with you in mind. Read about two priviledged women who traveled west in 1916 to become teachers in Colorado. Enter the Steamboat School founded by teacher Reverend John Berry Meachum to teach free and enslaved Black students in 1847, Missouri. Meet Mary Walker, who learned to read and write at 114 years old! Is there a teacher who made a difference in your life? Read the tribute to Mr. Falker, the teacher who helped a student learn to read after years of undiagnosed dyslexia.

May You Turn Pages Everyday!
Contributed by Book Guide Wendy

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HOIST A COLD ONE! IT'S NATIONAL BEER DAY!

HOIST A COLD ONE! IT'S NATIONAL BEER DAY!

September 08, 2020

HOIST A COLD ONE! IT'S NATIONAL BEER DAY!
"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and BEER." —Abraham Lincoln
From shirts to books, we've got great suggestions on tap at OutWest Shop for the beer enthusiast. 

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RENDEZVOUS WITH A WRITER: LET'S READ A BOOK!

RENDEZVOUS WITH A WRITER: LET'S READ A BOOK!

September 06, 2020

HOORAY! IT’S READ A BOOK DAY! If you need an excuse to climb into a hammock, flop on the couch, or draw a bath, you’ve got it. I've got a few "top picks" for you to consider. I'm reading CASTE: THE ORIGINS OF OUR DISCONTENTS by Isabel Wilkerson right now. Other recommendations are THE LOST AND FOUND BOOK SHOP by Susan Wiggs and from our "For the Writer and Reader List" THIS IS ONE WAY TO DANCE by Sherl Shah. From our "Children's Fiction" list is INDIAN NO MORE winner of the 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Award for Middle Grade Fiction. 

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go."
----Children's author and illustrator, Dr. Seuss

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RENDEZVOUS WITH A WRITER: DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR LIBRARY CARD IS?

RENDEZVOUS WITH A WRITER: DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR LIBRARY CARD IS?

September 04, 2020

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR LIBRARY CARD IS? Mine is in my head! Today, more than ever, our library cards are valuable. During the pandemic, libraries have expanded their online services for all ages - building their digital collections of ebooks, e-audiobooks, and magazines; and providing free streaming of music and movies. Most libraries have online database resources that enable you to take a course, study a language, explore genealogy, and conduct research in a range of fields. SEPTEMBER is LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH. If you don’t have a card, visit your library’s website and see how to get cards for all of your family. I have been using my library more than ever. To prepare for these posts  I’ve checked out ebooks and searched the catalog. Lately, I’ve been placing holds and picking them up. Right now I am surrounded by 63 books! Here are a few that celebrate the library.

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TURN YOUR RADIO ON! KUPR 30 DAYS OF SEPTEMBER FUNDRAISER

TURN YOUR RADIO ON! KUPR 30 DAYS OF SEPTEMBER FUNDRAISER

September 02, 2020

Announcing OutWest Shop's KUPR 30 DAYS OF SEPTEMBER FUNDRAISER. KUPR low power radio is home of a wide variety of multi-cultural radio programs, like the OutWest Hour, all are hosted by talented and passionate DJs. Due to COVID all planned fundraising live events are cancelled, help us raise funds they need! Shop the HERO COLLECTION and AMERICAN WEST HANDBAGS this month, 20% of all these purchases support KUPR. But WAIT! There's more! Keep reading for details of the HERO Contest!

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PURVEYOR'S PICKS: COWGIRL TEA TOWELS

PURVEYOR'S PICKS: COWGIRL TEA TOWELS

September 02, 2020

DO YOU HAND DRY FRAGILE FAVORITES like wine glasses, heirloom dishware and vases? Bone china, tea cups, tea pots, or irreplaceable heirlooms? "Flour sack" towels have long been the favorite material for handling fragile, breakable items. No lint, no fuzz, fast drying and easy care. They are long wearing too, many of our towels we've had for years. All of OutWest Shop's flour sack towels  are part of the HERO COLLECTION, 20% of each sale supports KUPR 30 DAYS IN SEPTEMBER FUNDRAISER. 

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SEPTEMBER 3 & 5 OUTWEST LIVE! BROADCASTS

SEPTEMBER 3 & 5 OUTWEST LIVE! BROADCASTS

September 02, 2020

Enjoy radio show interviews on Thursday on the Equestrian Legacy Radio Network! Our guest, on Campfire Cafe, is Radio Host, singer/songwriter and author DEVON O'DAY. She’s written songs recorded by George Strait, Dolly Parton, Trace Adkins and many others as well as being the author of numerous books. Actress (Rio Lobo and Summer of ‘42) and CoverGirl model JENNIFER O'NEILL joins us, on Saddle Up America, to talk about her Hillenglade Farm and Equine Therapy Program for Veterans! Thursday night on The Writer's Block Radio Show we chat with TROY D. SMITH, a professor of history at Tennessee Tech and an award winning author. He writes across many genres as he so aptly proves in his collection of short stories we'll be chatting about,  A BITTERSWEET AMALGAMATION. Join OutWest Scout, Bobbi Jean, for MUSIC FROM THE MAILBOX on KUPR'S OutWest Hour.

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RENDEZVOUS WITH A WRITER: STAGECOACH WOMEN

RENDEZVOUS WITH A WRITER: STAGECOACH WOMEN

August 30, 2020

WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT BROWSING your favorite store? The mood, music, or aroma? The friendly conversation with staff? In the case of books, the covers that we’re not supposed to judge by beckon us to pick them up, read the flap, and turn the pages. Browsing online isn’t quite the same, but you can create atmosphere - brew a pot of tea or coffee, put on music and log in. That's just what I did the other day while I visited OutWestShop.com’s webpage at bookshop.org. My sister and I were so excited when we created this page, defining our lists and filling them with books. We felt as though we were unpacking boxes and arranging our stock, getting ready for opening day. And we were so excited to share them with you, our readers.

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