Jack Owen Ortiz

Jack Owen Ortiz, Dowling, Mich., who did graduate work at UNT in 1982, published Skip (Xlibris Corp.), a novel about a cowboy in the early West and his quest to own a calf-roping stallion. Jack breeds Quarter Horses and has been a substitute teacher in the Battle Creek Public Schools in Battle Creek, Mich., since 1978. He was a professional farrier in Barry and Calhoun counties from 1986 to 2004.