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,b The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, May 10, 1990 1B I got out of my four- at about 4:50 a.m for of spring gobbler sky was filled with a and the air smelled bloom. The area to hunt in was about an so we started on our trying to locate a gob- had gotten away from us days of the season. to be in place well be- so as not to spook him. to his spot and I got set Around 6 a.m., a gobbler off on a ridge across from the hollow. I knew I spot so I moved across down a little closer. set up again, I could echoing back and and above me. When good daylight, I gave a jarred the ground hunt was on. exactly where Dad was this bird right between ) the gobbler my sweetest and when he double I knew he was coming. I and sticks breaking and white head coming down )toWard me. He went into a kept looking for the hen so sweet. Since he !close, I considered taking I wanted him to come sure. He then turned dwn. the r!dg_e betwe_e.n me. I knew one of us would at the big gobbler in just a Dad heard the turkey to him and also heard He was ready when the out of the trees. At a 20 yards, Dad pulled the the sound of the shot, I case Dad had missed. and ran up the hol- what had happened. Dad holding onto a gob- over 20 pounds. worked and we had of the most wily a hunting partner you and love to hunt with, it lot to the hunting experi- Dad and I hunt to- of us wants the other I know Dad wanted me bird but the thrill I got was if I had pulled the trigger can enjoy hunting as I did in those few tense When the gobbler was in kill is only an after- I will tell you what to me a little later the ing, Front Yers got a gobbler that and had a 9- By JAMES CREWS inch beard. Dr Marry Smith is shown with a 19-pound gobbler. Ernest Pi- ercy got his gobbler which had a 9- inch beard and weighed 17-1/2 pounds. Bruce Byers Ernest Piercy Dr Marty Smith The City of Lewisburg wilt again sponsor a summer volleyball league. All games will be played at Hol- lowell Park. Teams must have at least two females playing The league will run throughout the sum- mer concluding in August. A tourna- ment will be held with awards going to the top two teams. An entry fee of $50 will be charged. The deadline for entering the League will be May 31. There will be a limit on the num- ber of teams in the league. Entry will be based on first pay-first entered basis. Interested teams should send en- Fat Tire Bike Event Elk River Elk River Touring Center will host the Seventh Annual West Virginia Fat Tire festival June 20-24 in Poca- hontas County. The festival begins on West Virginia Day with three days touring throughout the area. Pocahontas County offers the mountain bike enthusiast a unique opportunity for "Fat Tire" fun with its thousands of acres of national and state forest terrain suitable for bik- ing. The Friday, June 22, tour in- cludes a ride up the Cass Scenic Railroad with a cycling descent into Slatyfork. The weekend's schedule in- cludes three competitive events, plus a children's race. June 23 is the 10K Sharp's Knob uphill race The children's race will be that day in the early afternoon, with the observed trials lasting until early evening Ob- served trails are obstacle-course type set-ups which the bikers are judged through. The 30K cross- country race begins at 10 a.m. Sun- day June 24 in the morning. Throughout the weekend, clinics on the aspects of mountain biking wilt be held, as well as many manu- facturers' demonstration models available to see and try Food and entertainment will be provided throughout the festival. Bed and Breakfast lodging and camping is available at Elk River Touring Cen- ter, as well as many other lodging and camping facilities nearby For more information on the festival and Pocahontas County, call the Elk River Touring Center; 572-3771, or Pocahontas County Tourism Com- mission at 1-800-336-7009. Bench Press Champ From Alderson John H. Martin of Alderson fin- ished second in the West Virginia Bench Press Championships, held April 28 at Saint Albans High School. The meet was sponsored by Universal Health Club. Over 150 competitors entered. Mr Martin lifted in the 275 pound class. He trains at WVSOM Sports Medicine Weight Room. Mr Martin was also chosen to represent West Virginia in the Na- tional Powerlifting Championships, which will be held at Charleston Civic Center, July 23, with competi- tors from all states. Also chose'r~ w{;9 Luke Imes of New Martinsville, _ a super heavy, Mike Nidy, a 242 pounder from Saint Albans, Don Hall, a 220 pounder from Char- leston, Bob Hill, a 198 pounder from Huntinoton and Don Hunley, a 165 Liz Irvine, 41.12. The Mountaineer Horseshoe Club will conduct league play Tues- day nights at the Island Park Courts in RonCe~erte 'tl'ii~ Summerl An 80 per cent handicap type.scoring will be used in the 50-shoe games. Each pitcher will have two sched- uled games per week. Deadline for signing up for league play is May !5. Anyone inter- ested in pitching should be at the courts May 15 at 7 p.m. or call Bob Baker at 647-4721 before May 15. Russell Jessee, 36.43 10-K One hundred thirteen runners and walkers from five states cross the finish line at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine's (WVSOM) Twelfth Annual 10,000 Meter Classic Saturday, May 5. The winning time for the 6.2 mile race was 36.43 minutes by Russell Jessee of Marlinton. Second place winner was Tim Ligon of Saint AI- bans with 37.05. Jeff Carson of Mar- linton came in third, running in 37.55. Liz Irvin of Chapmanville was the first female finisher with 41.12 min- utes. Betsy Weikle of Cross Lanes Race Draws 113 From Five States and Bridgett Krystnak of Ronceverte were the second and third place fin- ishers with 44.52 and 47.08 respec- tively. Winners from WVSOM were Bob Nolte, a fourth year student, with 40.08, Janice Miller, a fourth year student, with 54.40, David Romine, a second year student, with 40.58, Cindy Ikner, a first year student, with 60.24 and Trish Perkins, communi- cations assistant in the Communica- tions Office, with 55.20. The race was sponsored by the WVSOM Undergraduate Academy of Sports Medicine. John H. Martin pounder from Huntington. All are past National Champions. 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Adults $6.00 Children under 12 $3.00 Sponsored by Lewisburg Lions & Lioness Club a.m. rain or shine. This eighteen-hole, pick-your- Captain's Choice Tour- a minimum "40" handi- Only one golf "pro" per team. iee per four-person Individual golfers are with the "DANDE- try fee, coach's name and phonenings at 645-1218. Hanna, 536-1422. on Memorial Day number, and name of team to the i~ Sulphur Springs, city's recreation director, Marion ~ Country Club holds a Gordon, 323 Maple Street, Lewis- ~:K:XI]K]~][x][][I][xX:z:KX][:x][xxXX~X~XX~XXX~ ~ burg. The director can be reached in III R( ,~ ,r ,nt. This year the tour-the evenings at 645-1218. Make,. The Mountain Messenger ' L:{- - - AUTO dedicated as a tribute to checks payable to Lewisburg Rec- ~ Gunnoe who coached reation. N Is Not Indifferent "N e, Ibrier County School League play is tentatively sched-11 ~ To Anything Which " ,.., ,, ,=u~uaran+e"A S ice r c er 30 years. Proceeds uled to get started the week of June N ii Influences N rn! nodal tournament will 4. 10 rshipfund. Teams will be contacted regard- Our Communities, State, Nation,World. O13. OU # Ut"t es Ii We Strive To Bring You Ii lag the scheduled time of first ~I The Best C -ountryN -ewspaper 0~ ',h Gunnoe Memorial match. nent will be Sunday, Businesses, churches and civicN t Ii ' at Valley View Country organizations are all encouraged to ~ YOU II Ever Need, ". join in the fun and enter a team in ~ We Rely on YOU So YOU Can begin with a shotgun, the league. N M Mini-baseball Camp The City of Lewisburg will again sponsor a Mira-baseball Camp for boys and girls 8 to 12 years of age, June 19 through June 21 at Hollowell Park. N N N N Rely On Us! Messenger an entry fee of $25 Contact Lewisburg ~nt committee will as- City Hall s to a team. The entry For details., . greens fees. Cart rental !7 un,on o e istribut- t}f Meadow Bluff; Valley Y Club and the Men's of Valley View. Individ- It be awarded to the top ) teams. A reception for Qnt participants only wilt clubhouse. adline is Wednesday, is a 30 team limit. phone 536-1600. N It N NAPAAUTO CARE CENTER ANNOUNCES Lancaster Pump Day, May 17, 1990 To Commemorate 30 Years of Providing Quality Lancaster Brand Pumps And Water Condition- ing Equipment To Our Customers.Factory Re- presentative Rick Graves Will Be On Hand To Answer Questions On Pumps and Water Sys- tems.Stop By And See Our Sales People About All Your Plumbing, Heating Or Cooling Projects. Lewisburg's recreation director, Marion Gordon would like to meet with all women softball team coaches, or a representative of each team, May 14 at the picnic shelter at Dorie Miller Park, 6:30 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to determine if there are enough teams to justify the formation of a league. Mr Gordon, the city's recreation director, may be reached in the eve- Lewis in White Sulphur Springs. The show is open to rod, custom, classic and antique vehicles Pre- registration is $8. From 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., Saturday, May 26, registra- tion will be $10. Any entry after noon will not be in the judging. Trophies will be awarded to the top 30 car entrants; the top 10 truck entrants; top three cycle entrants; best engine over-all; queen's choice overall; most chrome overall; best interior overall; best paint; best origi- nal paint. A model car show will be available for kids. Trophy presenta- tion will take place at 2 p.m. For adchtional information on the Dandelion Classic, phone Chris Mother's Day GREENBRIER YOUTH CAMP Ronceverte: Horseshoes Tuesday Nights Plans are also being made for the Mountaineer Open Horseshoe Tournament to be held June 2 and 3 at Island Park. ' ..................... Car-Truck-Cycle Show May 26 The Dandelion Classic Car- Truck-Cycle Show will be Saturday, May 26, on the parking tot of C. W.