Burn Barrels Aren't For Just Anything!
Someone put a butane bottle in the burn barrel on range 1. An alert club member saw it and removed it before the barrel was burned. Please remember that only items that will burn are to be placed in the burn barrels. A butane bottle, paint can, or any other enclosed metal container will go off like a hand grenade and could injure a fellow club member. Please think before you put something in the burn barrels.

Changed Your E-mail? Let Us Know!
If you receive your newsletter via e-mail and change your service provider you need to notify the club secretary. His email address is rgg1713@yahoo.com. If you forget to do this, you will not receive your newsletter. If you drop e-mail service, call the club information line (315-3071) and leave your name and a message to remove your e-mail address from the file. You will then receive your newsletter via regular mail.

Falling Plate Sets Ordered
The Centerfire falling plate sets have been ordered. Members who placed an order will be contacted when they are received.

New Members
We welcomed four new members at the November meeting. Two (Randy Robertson, Paul Wooten) joined for the current year, and two (James Cooper, Gary Schultz) joined for

2004 Match Schedule Reviewed
The Match Director's appreciation dinner was held October 8 at Brown's Country Kitchen. The match schedule for 2004 was reviewed at that time.  The schedule will be mailed to all members later this year.
At this time, we do not have a match director to host the Tuesday night falling plate match. If we don't get a match director, there will be no match. If you would like to volunteer, contact club president Paul Stiedle.

Benelli Shotgun Raffle
The club members have voted to hold a raffle for a Benelli semi-auto "NRA Gun of the Year" shotgun. We'll be offering 100 tickets at $20.00 each.  Half of the proceeds will go to the NRA, and the other half will go to the club. Ticket details will be announced soon at a club meeting and here in the newsletter.

Membership Renewals
All renewal forms will be mailed out by the end of November. If you haven't received yours by November 30, please call the club information line and leave a message with your name and address, and one will be mailed to you.
Now through January 2004, the newsletter will be delivered via regular mail only. Please take a moment to check the label and verify your membership status. If you see "04" after your name then the club has received your renewal for 2004. If you don't see "04" after your name, you need to renew to keep your membership current. Please remember that the grace period for lapsed membership expires on February 9, 2004. After that date, you will be dropped from the membership role and you will have to rejoin as a new member.
Also, there has been some talk about limiting the number of club members until all ranges are completed. What is your opinion? Please attend one of the monthly club meetings and let your views be known.

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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 Paul Stiedle (888-2930)
Vice-President James Squires (847-2147)
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
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!