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Vol 2002, Feb Issue 


February 2002

The Meeting: (December 15, 2002)

Call to order was at 7:30.

Elections were held first…… “And the winners are:”

President – Dick McGuire

Vice-President – Leah Ray

Treasurer – Myron Crockett

Secretary – Patrick Higgins

Executive Range Officer – Wayland Moore

Indoor Range Officer – Frank Blackmer

Outdoor Range Officer – Bond Kinney

Chief Instructor – Denver DeWees

The new members of the Board of Directors are: Mike Freestone, Jim Laipis and Don Varenhorst. They join Anna Kinney, Francis Marcy, Richard Moore, Leroy Ransom, Jack Reid, and Kent Wilson.

We still have had no news about Bob Burress.

We are still financially solvent.

Leah Ray thanked everyone on their patience and understanding during the past year of transition. She also wanted to thank the members who sent little notes of encouragement with their dues. They really helped with her large doubts on her performance. Leah also asked for the same consideration during the next year as Patrick Higgins learns to make the job his own. THANKS A LOT FOLKS!

Jack Reid has been going through a rough time getting the Gun show together. The big gun shows in Las Vegas and Phoenix was happening on the same weekend as ours plus the Super Bowl. Jack also bought a marquee sign for the highway for a lot less than it cost to rent one. The only problem was that he had to rebuild it so it would work.

A discussion of the road condition came up. Work on the sandy spots as well as the sandstone hump would be needed. A motion to authorize purchase road base and repair the road was passed unanimously.

Richard Moore told everyone that it is getting close to the end of chances to get a sweatshirt. They would be on sale at the gun show and some sizes were limited. He will be going to get T-shirts for spring and summer.

Our new secretary explained “The Good of the Order” to those present. It’s the time to share general information with the club. News, information, and activity information that aren’t part of club business. This is the time for anyone with general information to get up and say what’s up.

The range schedule is about done and should be ready for handing out at our February meeting.

 Our next meeting is Tuesday February 19, 2002 at 7:30pm.       


If you have any announcements, please call Anna Kinney 564-3651, email: ptnopt@fisi.net or mail it to the Federation address: PO Box 1411, Farmington NM, 87499. The deadline for the newsletter is 7PM, the Sunday one week prior to the next meeting.

If you move let the Secretary, Pat Higgins know!


It is against the Federation By-laws to give out the gate combination to any non-member. If you wish to have your friends shoot with you, bring them up. Members may bring up visitors to shoot but a member must accompany all visitors.

If you need to know the gate combination, (you forgot it, you misplaced it or you are having trouble getting the newsletter) call the secretary, Pat Higgins at 326-2952. Pat is the only one who will give out the combination. Leah will still be changing it but she will not be using the caliber or powder number trick any more.

Gun Show

Thanks to Big Bear Trading for lending Jack the letters to write out his message on our “new” signboard. The gun show went over rather well for all of the other activities going on that weekend. We had a rather nice show of people. We had 34 people volunteer to work and they ALL showed up to work. THANKS TO: Kurt Standley, Anna Kinney and Bond Kinney, Brenda and Billy Herbaugh, Jim Freudenberg, Steve Brooks, Bill Matlock, Wade and Cyrus Corder, Lonnie Pond, Jack Banovic, Matt Gusdorf, Bob Zeismer, Richard Cuter, Richard Moore, Wayland Moore, Jim Liapis, Skip George, Bob Williams, Leroy Ransom, Ken Richardson, Dick McGuire, Tom Maddox, Clayton Sharpe, Tony Rahn, Wendell Salas, Jeff Tafoya, Leah Ray, Jack Reid, Patrick Higgins, George Horvath, Myron Crockett and Frank Blackmer. We had several people work all day and some for both days. They deserve a special THANK YOU!!

The rifle raffle was a huge hit. Gene Price of Tec Nos Pas won the .270 Browning. Congratulations!

Trashing the Range

          A lot of money is spent for upkeep on targets out on the range. We have some pretty nice targets! But if you can’t help shooting trash, PICK IT UP AND THROW IT AWAY! Technically, you are not allowed to shoot cardboard boxes, cans, jugs, etc. If the problem persists, the board will be forced to take action. We have lots of trash cans, so throw away the trash when you are finished and the board won’t have to butt their nosed in your business. While you are at it, throw a couple of extra pieces of trash away and you will never hear another word about it.

RECALL 12-gauge Shotgun ammo.

Winchester shotgun ammo that was recalled is lot # 49X3SG29, 12 gauge, 3 inch, 1 3/8 ounce #2 steel. It has an improper propellant and is to be sent to:

Olin Corporation Winchester Division

Tile Warehouse

Powder Mill Rd Gate 4A

East Alton, IL 62024



RECALL .22 Long Rifle ammo WW22LR DO NOT USE

Winchester Wildcat .22 Long Rifle High Velocity Rimfire ammo lot #s 3RA42L, 1RH71L, 1RH81L, 2RH81L, 3RH81L. Lot numbers are imprinted on the 50 round box tuck flap. To return the ammunition, pack securely in a card board box, and ship via UPS (United Parcel Service) to:

Olin Corporation Winchester Division

Tile Warehouse

Powder Mill Road Gate 4A

East Alton, IL 62024


Winchester will send you coupons good for replacement ammunition from your local Winchester dealer.

Any questions about the recall please call 1-866-423-5224.

Board Meetings

          The Board of Directors will be meeting every 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm. The members at large are welcome to attend.

Range Schedule

The 2002 range schedule will be available at the secretary’s desk at the February meeting. Stop by and pick one up.

IPSC Practical Pistol

The Practical Pistol (IPSC) shooters will be kicking off the 2002 shooting season with their first match Saturday March 9, 2002. There is a division for everyone: Open, Limited, Limited 10, Production and Revolver. You DO NOT need to be a member of USPSA to shoot the local matches. A typical match will have 5 separate courses of fire and may require one or more reloads. Matches can require 100+ round of ammunition. Start time for the match is 10am and match fees are $10 per shooter. For more information please contact Larry Johnson at 325-1303.

What a Blast

If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.


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