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Biz Buzz: Going concern seeks new owner

Kathleen Ellyn

Wallowa County Chieftain

Published on October 10, 2017 3:17PM

Cattle Country Quilts in Joseph is for sale. That’s a turnkey business opportunity if you’re interested. Sue Coppin and Cassandra Botts have been operating the business for 12 years, and to make the transition easy for a new owner, they are offering training, 12 years of Quick Books records, business contacts, inventory, fixtures and more.

Local quilters and visitor sure hope someone interested in keeping it a fabric store will grab this business. No one wants to see it go away.

It’s not too late for you to get in there and check it out for yourself.

“We’ve had several people come and talk with us, but no one has brought us money, yet,” Cass Botts reported.

Cattle Country Quilts carries 1,500 bolts of quilting fabric along with the notions and supplies needed for you to make a beautiful quilt. They also host four different sewing groups weekly, feature classes and retreats and are part of the yearly sales across Eastern Oregon tour “Quilting on the Dry Side.”

THE AMERICAN Angus Association has announced that Botts Angus Ranch (owned by Beau and Kristan Botts, son of Cassandra and her late husband Bud) has been ranked the fifth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Oregon.

The Botts own 550 mother cows and run them on 1,000 acres. In addition, they are partnered with Rollin’ Rock Angus of Montana in breeding some of the finest Angus in the nation through “Rollin’ Rock Angus Genetic Partners.”

The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization with nearly 25,000 members across the states and Canada and several other countries.

It’s great to hear that Wallowa County continues to be a cattle-raising agri-business leader in the state. When our local cattlemen win recognition like this, cattlemen from all over the nation know where to shop.

TAKING CARE of kids is no easy task, and finding someone to do it for you while you work the 9 to 5 can be even tougher. Child care in Wallowa County is scarce, so when I heard that Angela’s Preschool and Childcare in Enterprise had openings, I thought I better get that news out.

Angela Swedin and her staff take care of 10 to 14 children (including Angela’s own children) at 303 NE First Street, and have two preschool spots and plenty of after school openings available.

Angela is licensed with the state of Oregon and continues her education through online courses in Early Childhood Development. All of her staff has college training under their belts as well, she said. Among the activities they regularly engage in are arts and crafts of all kinds, music and movement, activities to develop both fine and gross motor skills, story time and many more.

They welcome kids from 6 weeks to 12 years old.


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