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**** Important Notices ****

7/29 PARD NEEDS PRAYERS - Our friend and fellow shooter, Red Beard Bandit, will have aortic valve replacement on Friday, August 1 at Butterworth Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids.  He will be there 4-5 days, should be discharged August 5th or 6th and stay with friends for 7-10 days before he can return home.  You can contact him at jesjimm@yahoo.com   Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
7/29 ROCKFORD HAWAIIAN SHOOT - Saturday, August 2nd is the Annual Hawaiian Shoot at Rockford Sportsman's Club.  Everyone is encouraged to wear weird shirts, shorts if preferred.  Straw hats and grass skirts are in for this shoot.  Anything goes (almost), so be comfortable and cool.  Anyone showing up without being properly attired will be subjected to harassment and be required to sing the theme song from Gilligan's Island.  The Skipper and Mary Ann would have wanted it that way.  We will be shooting 5 stages. Round count is 50 Pistol, 50 Rifle and 24 Shotgun.  The 100 and 200 yard Long Range will be available after lunch.
7/20 CLEAN MATCH WINNERS - Congratulations (again) to Ruby Red Jo and Split Aces for having the most clean matches for the past year ending July 13, 2014.  Ruby had 16 clean matches while Split Aces had 37!
7/12 WILD BUNCH RULE CHANGES - There have been a couple of changes in the Wild Bunch rules effective immediately.  The biggest one that will impact the Wild Bunch RO course is that you no longer are required to be a Cowboy RO 1 or RO 2 to take the Wild Bunch RO course.  The Wild Bunch RO manuals have been updated and are available at the following URL: http://www.sassnet.com/Shooters-Handbook-001A.php   Anyone interested in taking the RO course should print off the Wild Bunch Handbook along with the Wild Bunch Range Operations Handbook.
7/2 SASS CONVENTION & WILD WEST CHRISTMAS - Please note that this convention scheduled for December 3-7, 2014 has been RESCHEDULED to January 7-11, 2015 still in San Antonio, Texas.
7/2 RANGE WAR HOTEL UPDATE ***URGENT*** - Our secretary was just informed that there is a race event in the Port Huron area over Labor Day weekend and hotels are booking up quickly.  If you are planning on staying at a hotel during Range War, please make your reservations ASAP!  Baymont Inn & Suites is our Range War Host Hotel and is offering special pricing and free pizza & pop on Friday night (810-364-8000).  A list of area hotels can be found on the Range War page.
6/29 SUNSET TRAIL - We lost one of our own recently.  Gary Van Raemdonck (Van) aka Capt. Garrison Blaze passed away suddenly in his home on June 26, 2014.  Please keep Denise Vanraemdonck (aka Deadwood Denise) and the family in your thoughts and prayers.  Gary was 73 years old and a lifelong shooter and sportsman.  Gary and Denise enjoyed traditional archery, Black Powder and Rendezvous.  Since 2003 Gary and Denise  focused mainly on Cowboy Action Shooting.  Funeral visitation was Monday, June 30 and Tuesday, July 1 at the Harry J. Will Funeral home 6 Mile and Newburg in Livonia.  Please read the obituary posted on the funeral home website for complete details.  Our condolences to the Van Raemdonck family.
6/22 LATE BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT - Congraulations to Deuce Stevens and KJ Stevens on the June 10th birth of their daughter Elsie Mae Nora Stevens.  Check the Wolverine Rangers Cowboy Action Shooting Facebook page for photos.
1.  Following you will find information concerning the Lone Ranger Parade held in Oxford, Michigan on Saturday, August 2.  If any of our shooting clubs would like to enter the parade please send in your application and waiver which MUST be returned no later than July 15, 2014.
Information        Application        Waiver       Picture    Audio information
2. If individuals wish to participate in the parade with the Lapeer County Sportsmen's Wranglers please contact Hawk Woman at sboisineau@yahoo.com before July 1st so that you can be included with their application for the parade.  
3.  Also, running in conjunction with the Lone Ranger Parade is the Silver Bullet Shoot-Off held Monday, July 14, 3:00 p.m. at the Bald Mountain Range, Lake Orion, Michigan.  Information for this event can be found at the link provided.  The application is online at www.homeofthemask.com
4.  The following information concerning the parade was previously posted on April 21:
Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 2 when the second annual Lone Ranger Parade will be held in Oxford, Michigan.  Oxford was the home of Brace Beemer from 1942 until his death in 1965.  He portrayed the Lone Ranger on the national radio show that originated from WXYZ in Detroit 1941 - 1954. A two-page article will fill you in on all the details with more information available at the Oxford, Michigan website.  The date has been added to the Wolverine Rangers calendar.  (The information in this post is taken from the April 9, 2014 two-page article written by C.J. Carnacchio, Editor of the Oxford Leader newspaper in Oxford, MI.  Verbal permission has been granted to use this information.)
5/16 INTERESTING OPPORTUNITY - Hello Cowboys and Cowgirls!   My name is Kim Fujiwara and I'm a local artist and illustrator located in Rochester Hills. I am looking for old western characters in authentic wardrobe to model for upcoming fine art oil paintings.   Gunslingers, sheriffs, any kind really 1870-ish -19th century.   I will shoot photos at certain locations on certain dates.  Probably no more than a hour or two at each location.  Some may be with saloon girl, saloon, outside, poker scenes, shoot outs or old west atmosphere.  I piece many elements together as well, as long as lighting is the same. Does anyone know of saloon looking bar or restaurant close by?  Western backgrounds, wagons?   For your effort and time I can offer a signed giclee print of the finished artwork of you in it!  Size is approximately 16"x20" on fine art stock 330 gsm.  Also a disc of all photos shot!  I will also be having a solo show (The American West) as well at the Oakland Executive Building in Waterford in Aug-Sept 2014.   If you are interested, please email me a PHOTO OF YOU IN OUTFIT.  Please see the links below of my paintings of the American West Series!   Thank you in advance, Kim


5/2 RANGE WAR REMINDER FROM THE SECRETARY - Please note that the Sunday banquet IS included in the entry fee for all adult shooters.  The banquet is NOT included in the Junior fee (Juniors shoot "free” with the exception of the mandatory SASS $5 fee), but a banquet ticket for a Junior shooter may be purchased for $10.  Please only purchase banquet tickets if you are bringing a non-shooter guest, your Junior shooter, or Junior guest.  Banquet tickets are required for dinner. 
4/4 RANGE WAR 2014 SPONSOR - We would like to thank Baymont Inn and Suites for being our hotel sponsor for Range War 2014!   They will be offering special pricing for our shooters and free pizza and pop for registered guests on Friday, August 29.  They are also donating a FREE stay to one lucky shooter for the duration of Range War.  The winner will be randomly selected from those registered by August 1st.  Check out their brochure for amenities and contact information.  Please  support our sponsors and book your hotel stay at Baymont Inn and Suites!
  CONTINUED PRAYERS - Please keep our pards in your prayers, keep in contact with them and follow their progress to recovery.
Adobe Gillis  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/stevehoward 
"Fighting" Mad Mongo millarsworld@hotmail.com
Bad River Marty mnbbell@yahoo.com



Updated:   Tuesday, July 29, 2014