Jim becomes the Deputy Pilot for the Sheriff's Aero Squadron and Joey is enlisted to be the Ground Crew Radio Operator. Pee Wee comes down with acute appendicitis and must be flown to a hospital up north, but problems with the plane make matters worse.
When Pee Wee is picked on by the class bully because of his small size, Joey orders a body building kit to help Pee Wee bulk up. But at the school picnic Pee Wee helps rescue the bully's sister when she falls down a narrow pipe.
A land developer is threatening to pull advertising revenue from the local newspaper where Joey is working. The developer is trying to run an untruthful editorial about a land deal which the towns people are soon to vote on.
A tornado strikes a town about 100 miles from the Broken Wheel Ranch. The Sheriff wants to set up a tornado alarm system amongst the ranchers in the valley. Jim, Pete, Joey and Fury dig a tornado shelter.
On Christmas Eve, Jim and Pete are disappointed that Joey and Pee Wee seem to have lost the Christmas spirit. Suddenly an old prospector arrives at the ranch looking for directions, but 'Uncle Kris' is not who he seems to be.
Jim becomes the area Civil Defense Warden and establishes the Broken Wheel Ranch as headquarters. He enlists all his neighbors to the program, except one rancher, who will live to regret his decision following a flash flood.
When the stresses of running the ranch come to a head, Jim and Pete have an argument resulting in Pete's resignation and Jim letting him go. Everyone being short staffed and over worked, Joey has a serious accident.
The County Fair is in town. Joey and Pee Wee want to go see Horace the Trick Horse. But Horace is getting too old to perform and his trainer Sam (Hal K. Dawson) is getting fired. The owner of the Fair wants to send Horace to **gasp** the glue factory. Joey, Fury, and Pee Wee hatch a plan that just might save the day.