New Members
We welcomed 19 new and returning members at the April meeting. They are Oren Austin, William Bannister, Charles Baxter, Tom Emerson, Andrew Evans, Joey Horton, Paul Huie, Jim Hunter, Rodney Larson, Steve Liew, Allen Middlebrooks, Kenny Payton, Earl Peeples, George Penick, Frank Porbeck, Ted Taylor, Sam Schafer, Roy Watkins, and David Whitecotton. Welcome to the club, folks!
If you are a new member
and a new member of the NRA, please send a copy of your membership card or the label from your NRA magazine to the club post office box. This will enable the club secretary to update the files with your NRA number and correct expiration date.
Please note that all new members must attend the mandatory range and safety orientation before using the range. You are not a fully qualified member until you attend the orientation.
Also, don't forget that all new members are entitled to shoot in one club match per shooting discipline free of charge. Look over that match schedule, and come out and experience the fun of competition shooting.

News from the NRA
Here's some news from the NRA ILA news page, available on the Internet at This information is provided as a service of the National Rifle Association Insti

Bylaws Meeting Planned
A Bylaws meeting will be held immediately following the May 10 club meeting. The primary purpose of this meeting is to clarify range rules regarding the direction of shooting on the Action range.

NRA Banquet Committee Formed
A committee has been formed to coordinate plans for a Friends of the NRA Banquet in Benton. A few planning meetings have already be held, and more will be held in the immediate future. Currently, they're looking at holding the banquet on June 26. If you would like to attend the next planning meeting or volunteer to help out, please contact Kevin Greb at 776-3555.

Guests Must Obey Range Rules
We'd like to remind all club members that any guests they bring to the range are required to obey the same bylaws and range rules that we all adhere to. Please make sure that any guests you bring to the range are aware of the rules.

Range and Match News
Work has begun on the new smallbore silhouette range. (The club members approved funding last month.) We don't anticipate that the work will interfere with the operation of any other ranges.

Lost & Found
A set of keys was recently found at the range. If you think they're yours, please contact James Squires at 847-2147.

Falling Plate Target Order Planned
Six club members have requested center fire falling plate target sets. The minimum order from the steel supplier is ten sets. If you are interested in getting your own set of plates, please call 315-3071 and leave a message. The price for a set is $30.00 if you do the welding yourself, or $45.00 already

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

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).


President James Squires (847-2147)
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 Jim Emery (455-8081)

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 Bill Pool (778-8299)
Pistol Larry Egger (803-9002)
Rifle, up to 200 Yards Bill Pool (778-8299)
Shotgun James Squires (847-2147)
Plinking Range Open

Member Alert! There are no trash cans on Benton Gun Club Ranges. We have burn barrels ONLY on ranges 1, 2, 3, and 4. Please place your unwanted targets, ammo boxes, cardboard, paper and other items that will burn in these barrels. If it will not burn, please take it home with you and dispose of it properly. Help keep our range clean so the people who work range maintenance can use their time for things like improvements instead of cleanup!