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Don James Memorial
After the Persian Gulf War the NWTFS wanted to show our veterans how much we appreciate them. We decided to dedicate our July High Power Rifle Match to our current and former military members. The Veterans Award is won by the highest scoring veteran shooting a Service Rifle. While civilians are welcome to shoot in the July match, they cannot compete for this award.
Don James was a man of many talents. For years he was the editor of the Times Record News. Don spent decades on the NWTFS Board of Directors and was a past President. He was also a Texas National Guard Lt. Colonel. Always a gentleman and a friend to all, Don was a staunch supporter and defender of the First and Second Amendments.
He, along with Howard Ragland and Joe Tom White, founded the NWTFS High Power Rifle Club in 1985. When Don died tragically in an auto accident we honored him by naming our annual July event after him. We now have some third generation High Power Rifle competitors at the NWTFS rifle range. This is what Don James intended for the Rifle Club to do: pass on the flame from one generation to another.
Many thanks to Frank Jones and Pat Worth for putting this full color August Newsletter up here!
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gun and knife show
Saturday August 8th and Sunday the 9th
2014 4H Small Bore Class
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Don Morgan (far right) presented scholarships to three students Emily Sledge, Hannah Baer, and Zack Mahan.Director and Co-Chairman of the Scholarship Committee Don Morgan presented 3 $1,000 scholarship checks to this year’s recipients.
There was a full house at this year’s award presentations to Zack Mahan, Hannah Baer, and Emily Sledge. Don thanked all Directors that helped out with committee selections and wished recipients our best.
friends of the NRA banquet
The Friends of the NRA banquet held late last year yielded a quantity of new equipment for our Youth Marksmanship Program. Several NWTFS Directors such as Larry Carr assisted with the banquet while long time NWTFS members like David Shoop were at the tables supporting this fun event with their time and money.
First and foremost was 25,000 rounds of badly needed rimfire ammunition. One day of rifle and pistol practice with 20 youngsters on the firing lines will easily burn up 1,500 rounds. Five .22 caliber Ruger target pistols and three Ruger American .22 caliber bolt action rifles were added to our inventory along with several spotting scopes and youth size rifle shooting coats.The Youth Marksmanship Program will put these to good use. The hardware will last for years and help train hundreds of youngsters.