October 2009 Edition
Well fall weather is finally upon us once again. The weather was just great this weekend and it sure added a special touch to help cool things off after a long hot summer. Sam Ootie, Miss Barah Lee Misditt, Mad Trapper of Rat River and Wonderin' Rose put on a great match this month which had a lot of folks using their noggins for something other than a hat rack. I think there were even a few "P's" acquired when the smoke cleared too which sure kept the day from being boring and added some extra fun to boot. Thanks guys for a great weekend.
We will be going to winter hours now with the shooters' meeting starting at 8:30 and the match starting at 9:00 am. But our time changes Nov 1st back one hour so we will be loosing one hour of sleep Saturday night (Halloween evening).
We had a new shooter last month by the name of Kate Barlow who had so much fun with us that her husband Badger Clark wanted to join us as well this month. Both are experienced shooters since they were both in the military but this is a very different style of shooting and so much more fun for them both. We are very glad to welcome them to our campfire.
We also had some other fairly new shooters join us, Utah Blaine's wife Deadwood Donna, and Cole Beer (no photo). Welcome around our camp fire and hope to see all of you here again next month.
We will be having our famous She-Bang! match this next month which also happens to be on Halloween weekend. Since the match falls on Halloween (Saturday) and November 1st (Thanksgiving month) Sunday, the ladies are stirring up some special stages to give some extra zip to the holidays. There will be a Halloween theme for Saturday and a Thanksgiving theme for Sunday. So if you can, dress up for Halloween but please be sure you are able to shoot safely in your costume. There will be a costume contest later in the evening and a potluck too. There will be trick-or-treating for the kids so bring extra goodies for the little ones.
As I said last month I would list some of the people that have agreed to take on some of the special jobs for the 2010 Shootout at 5 dogs Creek, California State Championship. There is much more to this job than just the brief description below. If you see a category you think you would be willing to offer some help with or have any questions, I'm sure they would be happy to hear from you. Well here's the list so far.
Bones Brannon Target Fabrication
Bull McFearson Storekeeper
Calgary Kate Publication / Score Keeping
Doll Maker Editor
Even Dozen Outlaw Camping Coordinator
Foxi Schoolmarm Volunteer Coordinator
Hennessey Hayes Range Wrangler
Miss Barah Lee Misditt & Sam Ootie Awards / Prizes
Miss Chevious Registration
Miss Ann Laughitoff Score Keeping
Sunshine Kid Vendors
Mescalero Sherrif, Write Stages / Safety
Mad Dog Draper Mayor / Registration
I would like to thank everyone for everything you did last year for your club and me as Range Wrangler, and a lot of you for signing up to do the same great job again. With everyone helping with what they can, I feel 2010 will be another great state shoot.
Mad Dog Draper
Looking ahead to DECEMBER....
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