Our guest this week was the one and only, Rick Ahrberg! Callers indicated they really enjoyed the show with Rick. The city was pretty pumped about the upcoming wrestling reunion and Rick being a wrestler, started off the show sharing memories about the past and future of wrestling here in Cushing. We are all very proud to have two CHS Olympic Gold Medalists from Cushing, Bobby Pierce, and Frank Lewis. We have an Olympic Silver Medalist as well, Doc Strong. I hear they had a good turn out at their reunion.
Rick Ahrberg is the son of longtime residents, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Ahrberg Sr. He was born and raised in Cushing, and is a graduate of Cushing High School. He earned his business degree at Oklahoma State University. Soon after he graduated in 1985, he went to work at his father’s milling company – Ahrberg’s Milling. Rick, as well as the entire Ahrberg family, has been very active in the community. He has served on the Chamber of Commerce board, and is currently the upcoming President of the Rotary Club. He is also now serving on the Oklahoma Board of Directors of Feed and Grain. His wife, Jill is from Baton Rouge, LA. and they have four boys and a girl; Ricky, Erin, Wes, Jake, and Luke. It was always a treat to see all five kids at the Country Club, eating salad and drinking water with their meal.
If you have not been inside Ahberg Milling in awhile – well things have changed tremendously. In keeping up with the demands of technology and production as well as catering to the needs of a fast growing community, Ahrberg Milling resonates with the high standards of all the businesses of Cushing, as well as the competitive pricing, variety, and constantly exhibiting fresh new ideas and new products. They now have a full line of tack, including saddles, bridles and much more. Salt and mineral blocks, dog foods and nearly every type of pet food you can imagine. Fertilizers and seeds are available as well. There are too many items to mention, but you can be sure you will not find a better deal anywhere else in town. Only two feed mills in the state of Oklahoma have a robot and one is right here amongst us at Ahrberg Milling. It has a name! The Ahrberg children have named him – T Rex! You gotta see this monster, he’s spooky, in a cute kind of way. We enjoyed having Rick on the show.