Tuesday, June 12, 2012


This is MacKenzie in 3rd grade.  That was in 2010, before she got sick.  Doctors found a cancerous tumor.  The Twister Combine pigeon racing members became aware of her situation and the struggle the family faced, driving 100 miles one-way to treatments. 

The Combine organized the Twister Combine Pigeon Festival in Nevada, Missouri – first, to bring attention to the race that will take place in October, to benefit a child that is struggling with cancer; second, to raise funds immediately to give to MacKenzie’s family.  Even with just enough money to help the family with gas for the doctor visits, it was paramount that efforts begin immediately.  There was concern that MacKenzie would not actually see 2013.

The event was a great success its debut year.  The Combine was able to give the family $2500.  The family felt a little relief with travel expense.

Now we’re happy to report, MacKenzie is cancer free.  Imagine the cheers that went up from combine members when they found out.  MacKenzie will see 2013 and more.  With check-ups until she is 21, she is able to continue HER race.

This has fueled the fire of efforts toward helping other children stricken with cancer.  The Twister Combine is gearing up for the October 20 race and urges all who can, to consider participating.

If you are a fancier yourself and would like to fly your own bird, or if you would like to donate $10 to a Twister Combine member to race a bird in your name, please contact Jerry Smith, Twister Combine President, at 620-743-3039.

Ten dollars.  Think about it.  Then call Jerry.

A Pigeon Racing Combine
Sac-Osage Invitational
Midwest RPC and OIL RPC

Twister Combine's
Flight For The Fight.

The Twister Combine will have a benefit cancer race on October 20th 2012 from HUGO OK 250 mile race. The proceeds from this race will go to help a child with in our area who is fighting their battle with cancer.

The bands will cost $10 dollars and will be sold till October 19th which is shipping day. The person who purchased the winning band will have their name on behalf of the Twister Combine, on a check presented to the recipient.

If you are a fancier yourself and would like to fly your own bird, please send your bird along with $10 dollars to a member of Twister Combine .

For more information about this Race or any other questions, please call
Jerry Smith, Twister Combine President at 620-743-3039.
Send any email correspondence to TwisterCombine@gmail.com
or for other information go to www.twistercombine.com


Advertising contributions make the AU Yearbook publication a successful one, and one that members anxiously look for.  We look forward to receiving your ad for the 2012 edition.

The layout process will begin soon for the upcoming publication and we are excited to offer advertising space to you.  The advertising rates remain the same and are listed below.

Please submit the reservation form below as soon as possible so we might reserve the appropriate space for you. 

Receiving ads in one of the digital formats listed below will help us ensure the best quality.  If you will be submitting ads in a different format, please call the office (405-848-5801).  Our artist will work with you to provide the best product possible.

Adobe PageMaker                   Microsoft Word*
Adobe PhotoShop                    Microsoft Works*
Adobe PDF                               Microsoft Publisher*
Corel WordPerfect*                  All Basic Word Processing Formats (.txt files)*

*Ads with graphics embedded in a document – please send separate graphics file with the ad.

Additionally, we are continuing our Breeders’ & Classified Directory and Memorial Ads, which will be included in the 2012 Yearbook.  For an additional $25 advertisers may submit a business card size ad.

We look forward to hearing from you soon to confirm your ads.  Many advertisers have already reserved space and we want to accommodate as many as possible.  Ads should be received by no later than August 1, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Shared by John Labat ~ 

    June 3rd was a bright sunny day.  It was a great morning to get started with our very first lawn show held at Lonoipoko Beach Park.  
     Club members arrived 9am to set up show coops and put up banners in preparation to host the 50+ birds entered.  Birds were placed in the show cages for display with bird releases planned every two hours for the public to see.  This was a great opportunity for folks to see a variety of pigeon breeds.  Any one of them were sure to appeal.  Many of the beach goers took pictures and experienced first hand how to handle the birds.  It was a great and everyone had fun.


     Much mahalos to all of our members and we are looking forward to our next show and young bird races.  Everyone is in training mode.
     Congratulations to Aljie Quito for taking the Best of Show prize with a beautiful Black Splash Cock.  Also, to Eric Recolizado for having Best Hen with a outstanding Black Hen; Keiki Nathan Recolizado for winning Best Bird for Keiki with a handsome Blue Bar White Flight.
     There was plenty of food, door prizes, baskets, birds, and even guppies to give away to everyone that helped our club funds grow mahalos.  Most of all the keiki had a blast and that is what our Ohana club is all about.
     Mahalos to everyone and we are looking forward to our next show.

Aloha, John 

Maui Pigeon Club