October 2014

Runnin' WJ Ranch Horseshoe Revew

New Beginnings

A New Riding Season Begins

Runnin' WJ enjoys hearing the beautiful sound of children's voices again! We are off to a great start to our 14th riding season.

It's not too late to join us for the year as a volunteer! For information, call Narda at (903) 838-3223.

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Under Construction

Barn Expansion and Playground Project Continue

Thank you to employees of H.E. Wright Construction, Runnin' WJ Ranch volunteers and members of the Marriage Matters class of First Baptist Texarkana for helping make our Barn Expansion and Playground Project a reality.

Work is still underway, but we are making major progress! Stop by and take a look at how we are growing!

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Upcoming Events

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American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches Annual Gathering and Finals

Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 10am-12pm

Glen Rose, TX, United States

Glen Rose, TX

The American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches Annual Gathering and Finals will begin tomorrow in Glenrose, Texas at the Somervell County Expo Center in Glen Rose, Texas.

Our Ranch Instructor, Katrena Goodwin will be representing the Ranch at the event.

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Texarkana Autism Conference

Friday, Oct. 24th, 5:30pm

4610 Cowhorn Creek Rd

Texarkana, TX

Friday Afternoon and All Day Saturday, October 24th and 25th, 2014
Rates Include Both Days

Educator/Professional Rate
$115.00 after Friday October 10, 2014

Parent/Individual Rate
$85.00 after Friday October 10, 2014

Couple Rate
$105.00 after Friday October 10, 2014

Individual with ASD
$45.00 after Friday October 10, 2014

Additional to Conference Registration

Sibshop (Ages 7-14) Friday Evening (5:15pm – 8:30pm)

Casino & Silent Auction (6:30pm – 10pm)
$15.00 with Conference Registration


Presentations on:
Understanding Why and How Behavior Changes
Verbal behavior 101: Language is Behavior
Breaking Down the Barriers to Effective Social Skills
Administrator Toolbox
Addressing Sensory Issues in the Classroom
Teaching Children with Autism to Read
Sibling Needs and Considerations
The Parent and Educator Relationship
Adults with Aspergers
In Home Strategies

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Runnin' WJ Ranch Fundraiser at Chico's Women's Clothing Store

Saturday, Oct. 25th, 12-5pm

4252 St Michael Dr

Texarkana, TX

Chico's Clothing Store is hosting a fundraiser for Runnin' WJ Ranch on October 25. From 12-5 p.m., Runnin' WJ Ranch will receive 10% of all sales at Chico's.

Please spread the word and tell your mothers, grandmothers, daughters, daughters-in-law and other special ladies in your life!

Thank you, Kristie, Manager of Chico's, for arranging this great fundraising event for the Ranch!

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October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Spina Bifida Awareness Month, National Physical Awareness Month and the first week of October Mental Illness Awareness Week!

Be sure to keep up with Runnin' WJ on Twitter and on our Runnin' WJ Ranch blog for great articles raising awareness for our friends and families living with these realities!

Runnin' WJ Therapeutic Center, Inc.

Runnin' WJ Ranch, a Christian non-profit organization, opened its doors for therapeutic riding classes in September of 2001. The core of the operation is its over 400 volunteers. Runnin' WJ Ranch is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center (www.pathintl.org). Runnin' WJ Ranch is under the direction of Executive Director, Sam Clem, and is funded by organizations, foundations and individual donors.