September/October 2022 Down Country Roads - Page 5


Jay Gismondi has traveled and lived all over the country and the world . He is a father of six children and a K-9 enthusiast who loves rucking and hiking in the Black Hills . Jay is an avid horseman who has accomplished two - 1,000 mile endurance rides , five - 500 mile plus endurance rides and has ridden horseback on three continents . He now rides a desk doing graphic design for Down Country Roads and several other publications .
Deb McLain has been doing graphic design for more than 20 years . She worked for the Custer Country Chronicle for nine years before a move took her to the Bitterroot Valley in Montana . She is now in Sheridan , WY , where she is the art director , creative services manager , magazine designer at The Sheridan Press .

Great response

We have had a really positive response from the story Kate wrote in the July / August issue of Down Country Roads . All the patients love it and we have had some just show up to make sure we saw the article and check if we needed a copy . We were given around 50 copies and they are almost gone !! Everyone reads them in the room and then asks if they can take a copy home .
Thank you ! Dr . Brandy and Paul Tarap
South Dakota ranch wife , Yvonne Hollenbeck , lives on a Clearfield area ranch where her cowboy husband , Glen Hollenbeck , raises angus beef cattle and registered quarter horses . Hollenbeck writes about her life , whether she is helping outside with the livestock , putting up hay , paying the bills , or feeding a crew , and puts real life experiences ( sometimes humorous ) into her poetry , stories and weekly articles in the Farmer / Rancher Exchange . Yvonne is also an avid quilt maker and quilt historian , and her popular program , called " Patchwork of the Prairie ", also gives viewers a glimpse of life on ranches as well as an introduction to the world of cowboy poetry .