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When I went to South Caro- lina back in March, I fished for largemouth bass using a method I had never used before. Most of my fishing is for trout and smallmouth bass, so it was a lot of fun to learn a new technique. The man I was fishing with, Stanley Bruce, was raised in the Santee Cooper area and grew up fishing for largemouth bass. Stanley taught me how to fish an appropriately named lure--a Carolina rig. To make a Carolina rig, you start with a worm weight to match the water conditions. We were using a 1/16 ounce weight. Slide the worm weight up the line and attach a swivel to the end of the line. The next step is to make a leader about three feet long with a worm hook attached. Tie the leader In the swivel and you now have a Carolina rig. On the hook you place a rub- ber worm of your choice. The placement of the worm on the hook Is Important. Run the hook through the tip of the worm and then bury the point of the hook Into the body of the worm. If you do this correctly, the worm will hang straight down from the line with no curve in It, When this rig is in the water, the weight will bump along the bottom with the worm floating above and behind it. When a bass picks up the worm, It can swim away without any resis- tance because the line will slide through the hollow sinker. The real trick is to detect the subtle strike and drop your rod tip so the bass can swim away. When the line tightens, strike hard and you should have your fish. The hard part for me was being able to tell a strike from a Teams are still being formed for the American Heart Golf Marathon scheduled for Ttles- day, May 3, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Lewisburg Elks Country Club. Dedicated golfers throughout Greenbrier County will be fight- ing heart disease at the golf marathon, the first tournanlent of its kind in the area designed to appeal to golfers and other members of the community who want to promote healthier hearts. Sponsored by many area businesses, the American Hearl Golf Marathon will feature 72 holes of golf in one day. Money raised from the event will be do- nated to the American Heart As- sociation to help fight heart dis- eases through research and community education programs. For more information .on teams and how you can participate, call Dr. ' Huilt at 647-6277. Taekwon-Do Students Receive Promotions The Pil Sung School of Martial Arts has announced tile promo- tion of three of its top students. Jimmy Morgan, now serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Campbell. Kentucky, was promoted on january 6 to the rank of Third Degree Black Belt. In a test held at the school on March 19, Jeff Mauzy, a student at West Virginia Tech, was pro- moted to the rank of Second De- gree Black Belt. Eldridge Cool, a student at West Virginia University,was. promoted to the rank of Third Degree Black Belt on April 2. All three of these promotions were made after a mandatory 2- year waiting period in which the students were required to learn new forms (pre-determined fight- Ing sequence) and make a con- tribution to furthering the spirit of fhe martial arts. These promotions were certi- fied by Taekwon-Do Master and Fifth Degree Black Belt Jack Boehringer in cooperation with school owners, Third Degree Black Belts Wayne Perkins and Danny Hutchens. The Mountain Messenger, Sunday, May 1, 1994 1 B By James Crews sinker grabbing on the bottom. It was really difficult for me on the first day of fishing be- cause of the rough water. The second day out, the water got calm and I caught twice as many fish. I am going to try a smaller and lighter version of this rig in some farm ponds. I Just wonder If a smaller rig would work on smallmouth bass in the Green- brier and New River?. The tricky part would be coming up with a sliding slip sinker that would not get caught up on the rocky bot- toms. I would replace the worm with one of the Mister Twister type grubs that do so well in the river. If you could work a grub just above the bottom in some of the deep pools, it might be a re- GEHS Athletics Initiates 'Keep the Change' at Area Stores From May 1 to Memorial Day weekend, the Greenbrier East High School Athletic Department and area grocery, retail stores, and fast-food restaurants will be participating in the Spartan Roundup "Keep the Change" campaign to raise money for the school's athletic departmenI. The *Roundup" idea consists of easily Identifiable containers being placed at cash registers of participating stores. When a customer receives his change, he can *roundup" the difference by Instructing the cashier to keep the change for East athletics or place the change in the con- tainer himself. The containers will be collected daily by Green- brier East coaches. ally good way to pick tip a big smalhnouth bass. It would all~w Jerry Bradley stated. you to keep your lure in a good spot in the current longer, which "Our parents, board admini- stration and athletic organiza- tions such as the Boosters and Spartan Mothers do a tremen- dous job of supporting our pro- grams. There are no finer com- munities when it comes to help- Ing East tn every endeavor It undertakes. Area businesses are extremely generous also, but we have 20 JV and varsity teams for boys and girls and if we want our kids to continue to have first class programs, well, it is just tremendously expensive as ev- eryone knows. But again, over a thh'd of our students participate in sports and bring a great deal of pride to our school so it's worth the cost. "'/'his l'ttndraiser gives every- "Our coaches came up with one a chance of involving them- this Idea because we wanted toselves in contributing a little and do something to help alleviatebeing part of something very ira- our budget problems and to en-portant. And everythne an East sure our minor sports are boy or girl takes the field or funded," East Basketball Coachcourt, they'll know it," Bradley added. ,. Marble Shooters to be held in Buckhannon Each day new events are shaping up which will offer a va- riety of entertainment for all Strawberry Festival visitors. The West Virginia Strawberry Festival Association is pleased to welcome the West Virginia Marble Shooters Association with the first Strawberry Re- gional Marble Shoot to be held on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College beginning with registration at 10 a.m, May 18. Participants from throughout West Virginia and other states will play in a round robin lbrmat which will require nearly 1,200 games. The competition will last three days and will be conducted on temporary 10' marble courts. The WV Marble Shooiers As- socialion expects children fl'om many WV schools to participate in this rich heritage of our state. A $2,000 educational scholar- ship will be awarded to the boy and girl chalnpion. The children will shoal marbles on six courts and will also have other acti~t- lies throtlghouI the three days inchlding a banquet, Wild Life Center tour, and pool party, Invitations have been sent to 25 VVest Virginia county school dislricts phls 10 other states and the counlries of Mexico and Puerto Rk'o. If you have ques- tions concerning the marble conlpetiiion, contact Marvin K. George a| 842-4002 or write P.O. Box 363. }~ridgeport. WV 26330 White Sulphur Elementary Golf Classic Scheduled for May 14 Valley View Country Club is tax deductible; a 40 total Women's Association will span- handicap per team and no more sor the White Sulphur Elemen- than two single-digit handicaps tary School Golf Classic on Sat- per team. urday, May 14. beginning with aA reception and awards cere- 9 a.m. sholgun slart. could lead to more strikes, many will take place in the club- This tournament is a yearly house Immediately followinl~ It will be fun to experiment .... ~ , .~ ,,,;~, ....... ~r~o o~wa .... Ice to event wnn proceeas going to- tournament play. Prizes will be ff ....... -~''," ". .... ~.~ ",_... | | wards tile ongoing Incentive and awarded to the top three teams try new tecnnlques Willie Hunt-- m, ,m * ' I " inn anr] flc~hina Aver(Is programs at the school,with prizes also golnE for the ""~ ["[~ ,"S":"-~,.. ~ A~.,m ..... The West Virffinia School of and the community. Area businesses arc tlrl!ed to Closest to the Pin and the Lone ........ o ~'v ~_ usteopatnic Meaicine unaer- Iou must De eight years or sponsor a team and show sup- est Drive WUl not oe aoie t gl e you any - " " t fOI the edu " -. ,~,~v ~,n ~.^, ~.o graduate Academy of Sports older to be eligible for Special par " academic and - Entry deadline for this tour news tins w,.,.,~ ~,,, ,~u,,, ~=,,. _ . -- cs ilonal o e s White - ~nrincl Iahhlor ~aqnn i clninrI Medicine and Student Osteo- Olympi . Winners in the local ca ' pr j ct" at ' nainent is Friday Mav 13 7 hut I ,x, ill trot t.... ,4at ...... i~ pathle Medmal Association will competition will be eli lble toStflphtlr Elemenlary School. p m Entry forms may be picked ~exl'w~',~,'~,~h~'m~e .... ~' .....sponsor the 1994 Greenbrler compete in an upcoming state The entry fee and require- tip at Valfey Vlew Country'Club. "" "~'h~,~"'~l'~'"~'r ~,~,~ ,~,~l~,~ County Special Olympics on sat-competition. Tracy McCrory is ments for this tournament are For addilional entry information '-e:--~ ...... urday May 14 al 9"30 a.m. at the 1994 Greenbrler County dl- $120 per fottr person team and phone 536.1600 or 536-1831. u mg seen, so 11 yOU naven t ' " . scored - et the ' ' nt ~ the Greenbrier East High Schoolrector of Special Olympics ,, , ~;n[ andYbirds. R:ml:mbP~es~fe~; ~adl~l,ml