Ranger Headquarters

Ranger Headquarters
Big Pine National Forest, Knotty Pine

Saturday, February 25, 2012

RB168 The Second Heart

8-year-old Leo Foster faints while taking a walk. Officer O’Roark sees the boy collapse and calls an ambulance. At the hospital, X-rays confirm the worst. Leo has a serious heart defect requiring major surgery. The surgery requires stopping Leo’s heart and tapping into another heart during the surgery. Leo has a rare blood type and needs someone whose blood matches his. The hunt is on for Leo’s second heart!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

RB167 - Next in Line

RB167 – Next in Line – Ralph is hurt and angry when he is passed over for promotion. The rest of Bill’s rangers don’t like the situation either. To top things off, the newly promoted boss ranger is sent to Knotty Pine for training. Will Ralph quit? Will the new boss ranger survive?

Note: This show was produced in 1955 and is either a first or second season show. Listen to the differences in both Stumpy's and Gray Wolf's voices in this show compared to the last few week's shows which were made 5 or 6 years after this one. Both Stumpy and Gray Wolf speak slower and have raspier voices here compared to those later episodes.

Monday, February 6, 2012

RB165 - The Sail Sled

Bill is flying to San Francisco. He meets a heart doctor on his way to operate on a critically ill patient. The plane is forced to crash land in a snowy mountain pass. Bill must come up with a way to find help and deliver the doctor to San Francisco.

This story is a favorite of mine. There's a great gospel presentation and lots of adventure.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Knotty Pine GAZETTE - Groundhog Sees His Shadow

Yes, the groundhog did see his shadow. And that means at least six more weeks of winter for 2012. But this prediction concerning winter does not come from Punxsutawney Phil or Buckeye Chuck, or any of a host of other rodent prognosticators. This one and only forecast comes from Knotty Pine's own Big Piny.

Everyone in Knotty Pine knows that groundhogs are not native to the mountainous regions around Knotty Pine. But 3 years ago Phil and Freida Friend moved to Knotty Pine from Ohio. Phil is a ranger in Big Pine National Forest. Chief Ranger Bill Jefferson is his boss. The Friends brought their pet groundhog Piny with them to our fair town. Piny became a big hit around town and can often be found in the square with one or more of the Friend family.

Ranger Bill's ward Henry Scott is in charge of one of the after-school kids clubs. Henry's club has adopted Piny as their mascot. They also got the town fathers to sponsor Knotty Pine Ground Hog Day. So as the sun rose over Knotty Pine Thursday, Knotty Pine's own Big Piny came downtown and saw his shadow.

Townsfolk commented how much Big Piny looks like ranger Stumpy Jenkins!