range, please check first to make sure a state, county or local burn ban is not in effect.

Visit Us on the Web
Don't forget that the Benton Gun Club has a website at www.bentongunclub.org. Our thanks to Jim Menth for maintaining the site and keeping it up to date.

New Address? Let Us Know!
If you change your address, telephone number or e-mail provider please send the changes to the club post office box or e-mail us at bgc139@yahoo.com. You can also submit updates by calling the club information line at (501) 315-3071 and leaving a message with your name and a description of what you want changed. This will allow the club secretary to update the club files so you won't miss something important.
Also, if you were expecting to get this newsletter by e-mail but instead received it in your regular mail, then either we don't have your e-mail address on file or the one we have for you is incorrect. If you would like to get the newsletter by e-mail, or if you want to switch back to regular mail, please send a message to us at bgc139@yahoo.com and we will change your newsletter delivery method.

New Members
We welcomed 12 new members at the October meeting. They are David Brown, Robert Tschiemer, Joey Reynolds, Jamie Clemmer, Chuck Barr, Gabe Stillman, James Rose, Don

NOTE: Due to computer problems, this issue of Windage is much later than usual. We apologize for any inconvenience. We expect to be back on schedule next month.

2006 Officers Elected
By unanimous vote, and there being no other candidates for club officers, Paul Stiedle, Pat Holstead and Rex Gismond were voted in as president, vice-president and secretary/treasurer, respectfully, for the year 2006.

Range and Match News
Frank Bray made a motion to hold a regional smallbore rifle silhouette match on March 18, 2006, with sight-in and practice on March 17. The motion was seconded and passed.

Safety Re-Orientations Required
As mentioned previously, the club is requiring all members to go through the safety orientation again. The range has changed a lot in the years since the orientation sessions were begun, and it was felt that everyone could use a refresher.
The re-orientation will be required for all members who were in the club as of May 2005. (Any members who joined after that have already received an updated version of the orientation.) Members will have until the end of 2006 to retake it.
James Squires will be at the range to give the re-orientations on the first and third Saturday of each month at 2:00 p.m., and on the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. In addition, the following people are also administering re-orientations, and will be available after club matches: J. L. Squires, Jr., Leroy Squires, Rex Gismond, Mark Boeckman, Pat Holsted (at noon following the monthly IDPA matches), Paul Stiedle, Larry Morgan, John Watkins, and Bill Morris.
To make arrangements for retaking the safety orientation at some other time, contact James Squires at 847-2147.

Club Shirts Offered
Club member George Craig has found a source for t-shirts and polo shirts embroidered with the club logo. Please contact him at 351-4948 for details on availability and pricing.

Please Observe All Range Rules
We'd like to remind club members not to move target stands closer to the sheds or pads. All target stands must be placed directly in front of a designated berm or backstop. Failure to comply with this rule, or any other range rule, may result in revocation of your membership.
Also, if you decide to burn trash in the barrels on the

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Newsletter Editor: Craig Boyd. Send newsletter submissions and "for sale" notices to the club P. O. box.

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Range and Club Information Hotline 501-315-3071

Club Meetings

Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Ramada Inn in Benton (I-30 Exit 117).

Officers

President Paul Stiedle (888-2930)
Vice-President Pat Holsted (766-4942)
Secretary-Treasurer Rex Gismond (315-3071)
Range Maintenance Officer Bob Elrod (778-2165)
Range & Safety Orientation James Squires (847-2147)
Youth Program Coordinator Open

Range Subcommittee

Chairman Pat Holsted (766-4942)
Smallbore Rifle and Pistol Silhouette, Falling Plate Rifle
Frank Bray, Jr. (653-0630) or Jim Wood (847-9244)
High Power Rifle Open
Pistol Larry Egger (803-9002)
Rifle, up to 200 Yards Open
Shotgun James Squires (847-2147)
Plinking Range Open