KKBN Hard Working Man(05.11.16)

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Lyle Queen
Lyle is an amazing husband and father. I’d like him to know how special he is to me and our four daughter’s! He works 5 day’s a week for the county, comes home to help with our 9,4,2 and 1 month old girls. No questions asked. Baths , dinner, and household chores. He is a very special person in my life and I couldn’t live without him!

 

Tiffany Van Winkle

The KKBN Hard Working Man is brought to you :

 “Jim’s Automotive on Shaws Flat-Family owned and operated since 1950″

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KKBN Hard Working Man(05.04.16)

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Butch Bray
Hard working is one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking of my dad. In a world where people seem to always find the easy way out, my dad consistently works hard to do things the right way…even if it may be more difficult.

He has been a logger as long as I can remember. This means that all my life he has been up before the sun and comes back home just before dusk where he then puts time in sharpening his chains and ensuring his equipment is ready for the next day. His dedication to the job goes way beyond the borders of the woods.

We all know that logging is one of the most dangerous professions and as a result my dad has lost friends and co-workers over the years, yet at 67 he still puts in the blood and sweat on a daily basis to provide for his family. Even when his body may ache you can see the satisfaction on his dirty face knowing that he earned his paycheck.

Even before logging, my dad worked hard to support his young family as a professional bronc rider where his highest ranking was 5th in the world. I guess you could say that he has always had a thing for dangerous hard work!

When he isn’t out in the woods, watching the PBR, or playing with his dog RIP, my dad chooses to spend his time out on the water bass fishing. A long time ago he even turned that into hard work as he competes on the local bass fishing team tournament circuits where he placed first as recently as February.

In a nutshell, my dad is the greatest example of what it means to work hard and earn what you have while cracking jokes along the way. I am blessed to have been able to grow up making memories with him from the truck rides on the logging roads to the boat rides on the lake. Thanks “Frog Breath” for all that you do and all that you are!

Jacey (Bray) Porovich

 

The KKBN Hard Working Man is brought to you :

 “Jim’s Automotive on Shaws Flat-Family owned and operated since 1950″

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“ Nate’s Tree Service, serving all tri counties! No job too big, no job too small”

KKBN Hard Working Man(04.27.16)

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Joshua Newton
My husband works as a paint tech at a collision center in Eldorado Hills CA. We live in Arnold CA. He commutes 3 hours sometimes more to and from work every day to support our family of 4. We are so lucky to have such a dedicated man to take care of us. I know that any and everyone at work would agree that he is the hardest worker. They call him “work hawk”, because he always goes to see if the body men are finished so he can paint. Josh is the most deserving and humble person I’ve ever had in my life. He deserves it all.

Brianna English

The KKBN Hard Working Man is brought to you :

 “Jim’s Automotive on Shaws Flat-Family owned and operated since 1950″

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“ Nate’s Tree Service, serving all tri counties! No job too big, no job too small”

KKBN Hard Working Man(04.20.16)

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Fred Killion Sr.
Fred will be 86 years old this year. He served 20 years flying in the Air force protecting his country, saving money to purchase his land in Sonora. There he served as a peace officer Dept of Correnctions for another 20 years. What makes my Dad exceptional is the work he did in the community. He served as the sole adviser for the Tuolumne County Jr. Riders when the esteemed Joe Stafford could no longer continue the heritage, helping children of all ages with their horsemanship. Fred was a adviser, and a founding member of the Twain Harte Horsemen, where he led parades, stored and hauled equipment to rides and functions, lobbied to ensure Eagle Meadow became a HORSE camp along with 4 others horse camps in the area, and led rides in those mountains for all to enjoy. He also orchestrated and constructed monuments in some of those horse camps, as he can build almost anything. When he broke his back, showing horse trails to new trail bosses it ended his horse back riding. Today, with such a strong moral compass, and keen business sense, he still advises community members when asked. He cuts and splits fire wood, clears snow from his driveway as well as many neighbors, and still finds time for feeding and checking on his cows. Boasting he has retired twice, someday he will do that again. As many in the State can attest to, they don’t come  harder working, whether lobbying Washington D.C. for truth and justice for horsemen everywhere, or working the ranch. He is an amazing man I’m proud to call Dad.
A fact many horsemen don’t know–at one time, there was legislature going to be passed to keep horses out of the back country. Fred Killion stopped that non-sense, with the help of Washington D.C., and went the extra mile to ensure the Horse Camps were put on the Congressional Maps to keep them safe.

Ramona Xavier

 

The KKBN Hard Working Man is brought to you :

 “Jim’s Automotive on Shaws Flat-Family owned and operated since 1950″

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“ Nate’s Tree Service, serving all tri counties! No job too big, no job too small”

KKBN Hard Working Man(04.13.16)

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Henry Barnett:
My loving husband Henry is well known for his amazing smile, laid back style and personality. We’ve been married 15 years and have 3 children together Bethany-16, Izak (Isaac)-13, and Preston- 10. Henry has worked as a Dialysis Technician for 20 years and is well liked by the staff and patients he works with. Even though he’s tired after working a 12 hour shift, Henry will come home and help prepare dinner and catch up on scouting goals with our boys. On his days off, he helps get our children to and from their sporting events, school activities and take or pick them up from friends houses. If he isn’t doing those things, he’s working on home improvement projects and recently put in a brand new wood floor throughout most of the house. Without his support and hard work, I wouldn’t have been able to go back to school to take classes required for my new position at work this year. Our children and I want him to know how much we appreciate  the hard work he does and respect the father and husband that he is. We love you “Hankster”

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Beth Barnet

 

The KKBN Hard Working Man is brought to you :

 “Jim’s Automotive on Shaws Flat-Family owned and operated since 1950″

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“ Nate’s Tree Service, serving all tri counties! No job too big, no job too small”