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The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, May 17, 1990 1B By JAMES CREWS this column as the spring gobbler season everyone is having a is a story I started I had just teamed up on Dad dropped him 20 yards. After the back and celebrations, I decided the hollow and try for my own. I had heard other and hoped to get sound off. up a narrow hollow that high ridge where I could About halfway up, I heard gobbler down the big flat hol- me. I decided to go after big gobblers some- with a jake. about 200 yards and set open flat. I heard the jake the hollow and poured on hot and heavy. About t booming gobble shook the my left. I turned to face of the big gobbler and game of cat and mouse be- the gol0bler ran down the hollow. I jumped up and tried to cut him off for another shot. I missed him a sec- ond time and the last I saw of him was his back as he went high step- ping down the hollow. What a morning! I went back to the spot where I shot at the gobbler and found that I had shot over the top of him. That was okay. I don't mind missing a turkey clean be- cause he will be there another day. On the Local Front Here are some of the hunters who didn't miss: Homer Jarrell has a 19-1/2 pound gobbler. Tommy De- fibaugh has a bird that weighed 21 pounds. Rick Mclntire is shown with a nice gobbler that weighed 19 pounds and had a 9-inch beard. minutes passed and gobbled again. I an- softly and quit calling. Ten later, I thought I heard a up the hollow to my left. I the gobbler was circling to get set for a shot. my eyes to catch the of movement but noth- I was sure the turkey and I moved only my and forth trying to see saw movement to my the gobbler's white head up and down as he slipped me, I had a big problem be- facing the wrong direc- bird was already within When he went behind a around to face him but get my knee up to rest my gobbler started strutting behind another tree. He enough for a shot and" head disappeared, I put Jn to my shoulder and held ivory beads on the spot would step into. I saw tred waddles and big beard the tree. One more step have a clear shot. That ayed put behind that tree seemed like hours. My getting heavy and I knew not hold the gun much Finally, the gobbler turned and strutted back the other he stopped behind some and strutted. By this time, have to take the best could because I could not gun up and I would spook ed to put it down. I lined up and held my weak Still as I could. At the shot, Homer Jarrell Tommy D ffibaUgh Rick Mclntire SATELLITE SYSTEM authorized dealer for Crosley & Toshiba TV's, Camcorders & VCR's for your service on all systems. )lete Satellite System installed for as little as $50.00 a month. Office 536-4180 Oldest in the business, for 7 years ley - 647-4528 Howard Fraley, Jr. - Available * No Down Payment on Approved Credii ! 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Brochures may be attained by writing: Steve Cox, Basketball Camp, Concord College, Athens 24712 or by calling 384-5330 or 384-5347. In celebration of National Fishing week, there will be free camping at Lake Sherwood and Blue Bend campgrounds from June 4 to June 10. Free camping will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Anyone choosing to use the reser- vations system (1-800-283-CAMP), which is available for meadow Creek loop at Lake Sherwood, will pay the regular fee of $6/night. The Annual Dandelion Softball Tournament will be held in White Sulphur Springs at Memorial Park beginning Friday, May 25. Individual trophies will be given to first and second place winners, and team tro- phies will be awarded to first, sec- ond and third place teams. Entry fee is $70 per team. A drawing will be held Tuesday, May 22. You do not need to bepresent, but an advance payment of $20 must be paid before your team may be drawn. The remaining $50 must be paid before your team takes the field. Any team wishing to enter should contact City Hall at 536-1454 be- tween 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or call Katy Masters, park manager, at 536- 1083. Checks should be made pay- able to City of White Sulphur Springs. Peterstown Tourney Capturing the championship in the Peterstown Shooting Stars Basket- ball Tournament were the Rcnceverte 11 and 12 year-old Lion/s Club All Stars. To win the title the boys defeated Alderson, Union and Peterstown. The trophy was presented to Frank Adkins, principal of Ronceverte Elementary, and will be displayed at the school. Pictured front row (left to right): Garrick Morgan, Jason Sharp, Heath Bennett, Charlie Hoover and Tommy Martin. Second row: Justin Bos- tic, Seneca Wilmer, Nell Honaker, Jason McDaniel, Joey Deem and Coach Rick Hawver. Coach Rick Bennett is shown at the back, left. Now Offering A Subscription Plan* In Conjunction With Fund Raising April 15th- June 1st. Serving Lewisburg, Fairlea, Ronceverte, Organ Cave, Caldwell, Richlands and close to Fort Springs, A ltaand Maxwelton since 1973 * THIS PLAN IS FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY Other Insurance Carriers Will Be Billed There Will Be No Charge To You COST OF JOINING - $20.00 Per Individual One Full Year) ((:F:The Same Home) $50.00 Per Family COST FOR NON SUBSCRIBERS PER EMERGENCY Loading Fee - $200.00 Mileage - $3.00 per mile A LOCAL INSURANCE MAN STATES: "It's a great deal; my company couldn't do it for ten times the money." HELP US TO SERVE YOU BETTER: JOIN AND / OR DONATE FAIRLEA VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE Box 776, Fairlea, WV 24902 645-2252 First-place team from Crawford's Food Center: Tom Hayes (left), Wayne Quick, Jerry Groves, and Bill McMillion By Jonathan Wright Nearly $1,000 was raised for a variety of community service-related activities at the first annual Captain's Choice Invitational Tournament, sponsored by the 25-member Kiwa- nis Club of Eastern Greenbrier. The event was held at the Lewisburg Elks Country Club. Twelve teams, comprising 48 players, came from Princeton, White Sulphur Springs, Ronceverte, and Lewisburg. A team from Crawford's Food Center in Fairlea won first place. The group included Jerry Groves, Bill McMillion, Tom Hayes, and Wayne Quick. Each member of the winning team received a $50 savings bond. Most of the proceeds from the tournaments will fund the club's "Know to Say No" anti-drug pro- gram, sponsored by Kiwanis clubs throughout the world, according to President John" Roemer. Some mo- nies will also go to the club's service activities at Lewisburg's Tabor Tow- or6 retirement complex and its el- tificate for a two-person dinner at his choice of either Western Sizzlin' or Shoney's restaurants. The third-place position was earned by a group from White Sulphur Springs, made up of Russell Fogus, Bob Bowling, Eckels Glover, and Bucky Steele. Prizes in- cluded assorted golf items from area businesses. Mancel Wakham of Lewisburg won a picture frame for putting the cIQsest to Pin Number One on the course. Gary Ambler of Ronceverte putted the closest to Pin Number Four and won merchandise certifi- cates from Rite,Aid Pharmacy of Lewisburg and a golf mug from the Princess Gift Shop of Lewisburg. Steve Faber, vice-president of the Kiwanis Club, was chairman of the tournament, Marlene Pierson served as assistant chairman. Other businesses which donated prizes were First National Bank in Ronceverte, Greenbrier Valley Na- tional Bank, Atlantic Financial, One forts to begin a Key Club at Green- Valley Bank, Aide's, Farmer Mac's, brier East High School in Fairlea~ ....... Ball Spgr~s, Express Mart 2 of Sam A team from Princeton, 6om- Black Church, Holliday Enterprises prised of Tom Welch, Jack Wade, Driving Range and Pro Shop, Stop- Don Meadows, and Dave McLaugh- In of Lewisburg, RC Bottling Com- lin, won second-place honors. 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