motion at the July meeting to allocate an additional $1,000.00 to complete the remaining work.

Friends of the NRA Banquet
Hot on the heels of the Benton Friends of the NRA Banquet comes another one, this time in North Little Rock.
The Capitol City Friends of the NRA Banquet will be held on August 28 at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Avenue, in North Little Rock. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Adult tickets are $25, spouses $20, and children aged 13-18 $10.00. Children under 12 are admitted free.
Tickets are available at Don's Weaponry (4116 E. Broadway NLR, (501) 945-2324), Vets & Pets (4810 North Hills Blvd. NLR, (501) 758-8860), and John's Gun Shop (12603 Arch Street LR, (501) 888-1151).

New Members
We welcomed eight new members at the July meeting. They are Roger Finney, David Fritchman, Robert Goheen, James Kolb, Jeff Manasco, David Summerville, Ray Tendler, and Robert Whitley. 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

Range Closed Temporarily
Effective immediately, the Benton Gun Club range will be temporarily closed to all shooting except for scheduled matches. On Sunday, July 11, a woman who lives north of ranges 1 and 2 reported to a club member that rounds passed over her head. Until such time as we can determine whether or not these rounds came from our property, the range will be closed except for supervised, scheduled matches. If an event is on the published match schedule, it will still go on as planned.
The club members voted at the July 12 club meeting to take this action as a precautionary and proactive measure. The members also voted to hire a professional ballistics expert to determine whether or not the rounds could have come from ranges 1 or 2. This expert will also be asked to look at all of our ranges to determine possible impact points beyond our property.
The club members also approved a follow-up motion to change the locks on the gates and to have signs posted explaining that the range is closed to unsupervised shooting.
We will reexamine this matter at the August 9 club meeting. We hope to have more details and information from the ballistics expert by then. We will decide at that time if the range will be reopened for unsupervised shooting.
If you have any questions, please contact one of the club officers at the numbers listed below, or call the club information line at 501-315-3071.

Bylaws Meeting Set for August 9
A motion was approved at the July club meeting to hold another bylaws meeting on August 9 at 6:30 p.m., immediately preceding the regular club meeting. This meeting will once again discuss the issue of direction of fire on the lower ranges. In addition, we will consider altering the way large expenditures are approved by the club members. The proposal is that expenditures above a certain amount will require two club meetings in order to get passed: one meeting to propose the expense (which will be announced in the newsletter), and then a follow-up meeting to actually vote on the proposal. Please make an effort to be at this important meeting on August 9.

Range News
As reported last month, all of the dirt work on lower range #2 (Smallbore Silhouette) has been completed, including the gravel road leading to the target area. The target stands have also been completed and are ready to be installed. This range still needs pads and sheds, and the club members approved a

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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