2017 Hotels/Motels, B&Bs & RV Parks

HOTELS/MOTELS in Palestine

**Please be sure to check each hotel for their Pet Policy. 

 

MNRC HOST HOTEL:
HAMPTON INN & SUITES
903-723-0016
2700 S. Loop 256
http://www.hamptonpalestine.com

COMFORT SUITES
903-723-0284
301 Willow Creek Parkway
http://www.comfortsuites.com

EXPRESS INN & SUITES
903-729-3151
1100 E. Palestine Ave.
http://www.expresspalestine.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
903-723-4884
1030 E. Palestine Ave
http://www.hiexpress.com/palestintx

Lakeview Methodist Conference Center
400 Private Road 6036
Palestine, TX 75801-4350
P: 903-538-2711
http://www.lakeviewmcc.org/

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES
903-723-1387
3000 S. Loop 256
http://www.laquintapalestine.com

MOTEL 6
903-723-3054
1101 E. Palestine Avenue
http://www.motel6.com

PAL-TEX
903-729-3275
1520 E. Palestine Ave

SUPER 8 PALESTINE
903-731-9495
2300 W. Oak St.
http://www.super8.com

TEXANN MOTEL
903-729-6049
805 E. Palestine Ave
http://www.texanmotel.com

TOWN & COUNTRY MOTEL
903-729-1660
205 E. Palestine Ave.

BED & BREAKFASTS/EXTENDED STAYS

APPLE ANNIE’S GUEST HOUSES
903-729-1789
1014 N. Sycamore St.
appleanniesbedandbreakfast.com

BAR-S RANCH RESORT
903-729-6975
2001 ACR 156
http://www.barsranchresort.com

FIG TREE MANOR
903-729-3457
203 Erwin St.
http://www.figtreemanor.com

MAGNOLIA STREET INN
903-723-8138
421 S. Magnolia St.
http://www.magnoliastreetinn.com

THE PLACE ON THE HILL
410 Private Road 8315
903.216.0267
http://www.theplaceonthehill.com

THE REDLANDS HISTORIC INN
903-729-2345
400 N. Queen St.
http://www.redlandshistoricinn.com

SABOR A PASION ESTATE & VINEYARD
903-729-9500
110 ACR 406
http://www.saborapasion.com

RV PARKS & CAMPING

BARS RV CAMPGROUNDS
903-724-8834
1165 ACR 156

DOGWOOD RV PARK
903-729-1222
4508 W. Oak St.

HWY 155 RV PARK
903-729-7778
2500 HWY 155 N

PALESTINE RV PARK
903-729-2977
410 CR 148
http://www.palestinervpark.com

“R” PLACE RV PARK AND CAMPGROUND
903-723-8887
14000 E. Hwy 84
http://www.rplacervpark.com

RED ROCK RANCH RV PARK
903-723-1836
300 ACR 2141

TEXAS STATE RR CAMPGROUNDS
903-729-3171
Park Road 70 off Hwy 84 East
http://www.texasstaterr.com

HARLEY HAVEN RV PARK
903-723-5880
8686 N. Hwy 155

 

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Oregon to Host 2018 Master National

umpqua-logoThe Master National Retriever Club Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has selected Roseburg, Oregon as the site for the 2018 Master National event.

And congratulations to the 2018 host club, the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club.

Handlers can look forward to a fabulous event in the magnificent Pacific Northwest.  See you there, October 18-28, 2018.

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Apply to AKC for a MNH Title

Are you new to the Master National Hall of Fame?

Here’s a link to apply to the American Kennel Club for issuance of a Master National Hunter title!

Congratulations and see you in Texas! http://bit.ly/2kIiqbE

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MNRC Welcomes Two New Member Clubs

_MLA6145_W The Master National Retriever Club would like to welcome two new member clubs to the organization.  All tests presented by these clubs will count toward the 2017 Master National Qualifying year. New to the list of clubs this year are:

Central Coast Hunting Retriever Club of California
Facebook: Central Coast HRC

Master Amateur Retriever Club
Facebook: Master Amateur

Congratulations everyone!

 

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Slideshow: Looking Back Master National 2016

As we look forward to 2017 at The Big Woods On The Trinity, here’s a look back to bud-horseGreater St. Louis.  A big Thank You to photographer and Region 4 Director Randy Frager.

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Bill Autrey Named ‘Handler of the Year’

John Blackbird (left), Bill Teague Bill Autrey & Geri Autrey

John Blackbird, Bill Teague Bill & Geri Autrey

Bill Autrey, has been named the 2016 Bill T. Teague Handler of the Year award recipient.

Bill Autrey is the owner and operator of Autrey Kennels in Bentley, Louisiana. A large group of almost 100 representing 16 states in the United States and Canada attended the event held at Autrey’s Kennels. The 2015 recipient of the award, Ken Virdine from Lake Charles, Louisiana was among the attendees.

Guests included owners of retrievers Autrey is or has trained; handlers of dogs that  Autrey has trained, fellow retriever enthusiasts, neighbors, local public officials and many members of Autrey’s family, including his wife Geri and daughter, Polly Smithye.

For full details on the presentation, please see contact information below. The Foundation Awards program includes awards to both adult and youth handlers of retrievers at the Master National Retriever Club’s annual AKC licensed event.

Autry was surrounded by friends & family at the award presentation

Autry was surrounded by friends & family at the award presentation

In 2016, the Master National event was held at the August Busch Conservation Area in Greater St. Louis. September 29-October 9.

No Youth Handlers were nominated in 2016.

MNRCF Board of Directors members attending the event were John Blackbird and Bill Teague.

Autrey was nominated by several retriever enthusiasts, including his daughter, Polly Autrey Smithye from Minnesota. He was cited for his ability to overcome major health obstacles, including cancer of the throat to produce well trained retrievers who excelled at both the local, state and national level. One of his recent treatments included removal of his larynx rendering him unable to talk. While clearly a challenge, he overcame this obstacle by talking to judges & colleagues at tests mostly thru writing on a pad & hand signals.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) approved a special ‘mechanical whistle’ Mr. Autrey used by pushing a button resulting in the whistle being ‘blown’ to handle his dogs.  Mr. Autrey is a very competent dog trainer that has resulted in numerous AKC Master Hunter titles and successful qualifications of dogs at the Master National Retriever Club events.

He is an inspiration to many, a mentor to both young and more seasoned trainers & handlers and is a wonderful asset to the retriever sport. Of the  820 retrievers entered in the 2016 Master National event, only about 275 qualified and Autrey had several dogs qualify. After his selection as Handler of the Year, it was learned the cancer has returned in his tongue and he’s currently taking radiation treatments.

A recreation of the award presentation will be scheduled at the 2017 MNRC’s annual business meeting at the 26th annual event to be held at the Big Woods on the Trinity outside Palestine, Texas, October 12-22, 2017.

For further info on the awards, contact Bill Teague at ta9@hughes.net or 713-252-3918 or 734 CR 630, Nacogdoches, Texas 75964.

Additional Foundation board members are:

Gloria Mundell, Colorado
John Blackbird, Minnesota
Larry Kimble, MNRC President 2017
Jimmy Hughes, Treasurer, Treasurer
Bill Teague, Texas, President

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2017 Master National Site Wins Texas Conservation Award

Check out this video showing portions of our 2017 Master National site. Some great shots of our amazing grounds!

The Leopold Conservation Award winner for the Texas Parks and Wildlife 2015 Lone Star Land Steward awards is The BigWoods on the Trinity, Anderson County, Texas, managed by Dr. Robert McFarlane.

Dr. Robert McFarlane of Big Woods on the Trinity and Marc Mitchell Exec. Director, Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Robert McFarlane of Big Woods on the Trinity and Mark Mitchell Exec. Director, Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce

Dr. McFarlane has worked hard to show that you can manage East Texas bottomland hardwoods as a business and for wildlife conservation.

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2017: Master National Retiring Dog Video

Borderline's Miss Liberty MNH5

Borderline’s Miss Liberty MNH5

If your dog has been a participant of the Master National event and he is retiring from Master National competition, we would like to include him in our Master National Retiring Dogs video.

This video is created before the 2017 Master National event and will be shown at the Handlers Dinner in Texas. The event is scheduled for Oct. 13-22, 2017.  The retiring video will also be posted on the Master National web site after the event so you can enjoy it later.

Please complete the Retiring Dog Form and enclose a JPG image with your application.

Click Here to Download the Retiring Dog Form

Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2017.

You will email the form and the jpg image to: masternational@gmail.com

*Special Note: The video presentation is created in a Horizontal (landscape) format. Photos look best if they are displayed in a horizontal (landscape) layout rather than a vertical (portrait) format. We will make whatever we receive work, but if you take a look at our previous HOF and Retiring Dog videos, you will clearly see the difference.

Click Here to see the previous Hall Of Fame and Retiring Videos

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2017: New Hall of Fame Qualifiers Video

hofformCalling all FIRST TIME qualifiers of the Master National Hall Of Fame.

We would like to include your dog in our Master National Hall of Fame Inductee video for next year.

This video is created before the 2017 Master National event and will be shown at the Handlers Dinner in Texas. It will also be posted on the Master National web site after the event so you can enjoy it later.

Here’s what you need to do to be included.  Fill out the Hall Of Fame form and send along with a picture of your dog to the Master National. The form includes the necessary information we need to include your dog. Keep in mind; we also need a JPG image sent along with the form.

*Special Note: The video presentation is created in a Horizontal (landscape) format. Photos look best if they are displayed in a horizontal (landscape) layout rather than a vertical (portrait) format. We will make whatever we receive work, but if you take a look at our previous HOF and Retiring Dog videos, you will clearly see the difference.

First Time HOF Qualifiers Click Here: Hall Of Fame Form

Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2017.

You will email the form and the jpg image to: masternational@gmail.com

To View Previous Hall of Fame Inductees and Retirement Videos
Click Here: http://mnrc.publishpath.com/video

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2017 Master National Site & Judges

Congratulations to our judges for 2017.  Larry Kimble 2017 MNRC President announced at the Annual Meeting the 2017 Master National event will be hosted by Dr. Robert McFarlane and the East Texas Black Gumbo Retriever Club.  The site of the 2017 event is BigWoods on the Trinity located in Tennessee Colony,  Texas.  See you there October 14-22.

Region 1: Jack Belicka, Roger Everette and Laurice Williams

Region2:  Blake Lemish, Jimmy Olszewski and Helen Romain

Region 3: Lara Foster, Gary Kavan and Dale Langhorne

Region 4: Wendy Rowan, Steve Souder and Janet Wood

Dr. Robert McFarlane of Big Woods on the Trinity and Mark Mitchell Exec. Director, Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Robert McFarlane of Big Woods on the Trinity and Mark Mitchell Exec. Director, Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce attended this year’s event to see how things run.

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