check is $144.00. The license is good for four years. Mail your $40.00 check (made out to the Benton Gun Club, Inc.) to P. O. Box 139, Benton, AR 72018-0139. Class size is limited to twleve people and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Beretta Shotgun Raffle
The club is holding a raffle for a Beretta AL-391 semi-auto "NRA Gun of the Year" shotgun. Tickets are $20.00 each. Half of the proceeds will go to the NRA Foundation, and the other half will go to the club. As of the last club meeting there were a handful of tickets left, but they may already be gone by the time you read this. (See what you miss by not going to the monthly club meetings?) If you're interested in purchasing a ticket, contact Paul Stiedle at 888-2930.

Next Work Day: February 29
The club will hold its next work day on February 29, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. In addition to the usual repairs and cleanup, we need a small backhoe for some light dirt work. If you have one, please let the club know that you will be able to lend a hand on the work day. We will have to rent one if we cannot find a volunteer.

Range Committee Meeting Scheduled
The next range committee meeting will be held on February 28 following the IDPA match on the action range. The

2004 Match Schedule Revised
There were a couple of mistakes on the 2004 match schedule included in the December issue of Windage, so an updated schedule is included on page three of this issue. We hope you take the opportunity to join us at one of the matches this year. If you've never been to a match, you'll be in for a treat. They're a lot of fun and a great way to keep your skills sharp. Try it, you'll like it!
Match Directors: the 2004 plaques are in the shed. Please take only what you need and return any unused 2003 or earlier plaques so they may be changed to 2004. Thank you.

This Could Be Your Last Newsletter!
If the label on this newsletter has an "04" after your name,  the club has received your 2004 renewal form and your new gate key and membership card will be mailed on February 2, 2004 (the key will be a gold-colored master #27).
If the label on this newsletter has an "03" after your name, this will be your last newsletter, the club has not received your renewal form for 2004, and your membership "grace period" will expire on February 9, 2004. The range gate locks will be changed on February 9, 2004.
If your label has an "03s" after your name you have not taken the range and safety orientation. Contact James Squires (501) 847-2147 to set up a time and date. You will not receive 2004 renewal form until this requirement is met. If you need a 2004 renewal form, leave your name on the club recorder (501-315-3071).

Concealed Carry Course Scheduled
The club will hold its next NRA concealed carry license class for all club members and/or their spouses on March 23, 24 and 25 (6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.) with handgun qualification on Saturday, March 27 at the range. The cost is $40.00 (this fee is non-refundable unless the class is canceled). The state fee for the license, background check and FBI fingerprint

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Copyright © 2004, Benton Gun Club, Inc., P. O. Box 139, Benton, Arkansas 72018-0139.
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!