help Fred Arnzen
Fred Arnzen came home Sunday, August 15th, 2004 from a week recuperating in Boise to find an old fashion harvest bee in progress.
Fred was injured in a tractor rollover accident on July 14, 2004. He suffered broken ribs, a broken shoulder blade, fractured ear drums and nerve damage to his facial area. He had spent the past week in Boise with good friends, Tom and Alice Scherer.
On Saturday, August 14, Ralph Schwartz spearheaded calls to friends and neighbors to spend Sunday helping to cut the Arnzen’s crop. When Fred arrived at his ranch, there were ten combines, (all Green) 4 tractors (all red) with Bankout wagons, 7 semis with trailers and 4 large farm trucks, and about 30 people taking part in the harvest of his crop. In less than 8 hours, more than 320 Acres of wheat was cut. The leg in the Ferdinand Elevator was not shut off from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. that day. Friends and neighbors came from as far away as Culdesac. The day finished with Hamburgers for all that were donated by Dennis Baldus and his workers of the Halfway Supper Club.
Words cannot explain the good feeling and comraderie the farmers had in doing this, or the gratitude that Fred and Randy Arnzen Feel. It only proves the old addage that “This is God’s Country” and the best place in the world to live.