By Matthew O. Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Area kids benefit from youth ranch


Last updated 4/14/2022 at 1:44pm

Matthew O. Stephens

Kaden Shaffer walks "George" his pig around the youth ranch to get exercise and train him for showing.

MEDICAL LAKE – Keeping kids busy, interested in agriculture and teaching them responsibilities they may not otherwise encounter. That's the purpose of the Jensen Memorial Youth Ranch (JMYR).

Families such as the Shaffer's who live in town and have no available land to raise animals, said they are grateful for the opportunity JMYR provides.

"This ranch is awesome," Tony Shaffer said. "We've got a place in town with no land, so our kids wouldn't be able to have the experience of raising livestock without this place.

"It also provides us a great opportunity to have good quality family time,...

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