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PENNSYLVANIA



Published: Sun, September 16, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



PENNSYLVANIA

Fishing tournament

The 42 annual Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament will be Sept. 27-30 in Tidioute, Pa. For more information call (814) 484-3585.

CLUBS

Women's workshop

Women in the Outdoors workshop, Brookfield Conservation Club, 1953 Sharon Hogue Road, Sept. 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For info call (330) 544-5800 (days) or (330) 965-0108 (nights).

Youth Sportsfest

The Trumbull County 4-H Shooting Sports Pioneers Club will host a free NRA Youth Sportsfest on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Fish & amp; Game Club of Vienna, state Route 193 across from the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport. The purpose of this event is to teach basic gun and archery safety, demystify firearms by providing hands-on experience, and provide an enjoyable learning experience to all youth ages 9 to 18 years old.

Participants will have the opportunity to safely shoot .22 rifle, .22 pistol, shotgun, muzzleloading rifle, and archery equipment with adult supervision. A picnic lunch will be provided.

Pre-registration in advance is required at (330) 898-4486 or email at LarryBeard@aol.com. Parents must sign a release. No guns owned by the participants are to be brought to this event. Information is available at (330) 898-4486.

HEALTH

St. Francis offershunter screening

NEW CASTLE -- St. Francis Hospital will offer free screenings for all area hunters from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the St. Francis Conference Center located at 1100 South Mercer Street.

General and laparoscopic surgeon Randy Hofius, D.O, will perform the examinations. The screening will include: blood glucose screening; blood pressure testing; a physical examination; EKG; pulmonary function testing; total cholesterol/HDL/ratio screening; refreshments

A current hunting license and pre-registration are required. To register call the hospital's Community Education Department 724-656-8072, extension 238 or 254.

YOUTH

Opportunity fordisabled children

MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- For the ninth consecutive year, Buckmasters American Deer Foundation, is accepting applications of severely disabled or critically ill children whose wish is to go hunting.

Buckmasters Life Hunts are open to those 21 and under who have a life threatening illness or a disease that is known to shorten life span. The BADF will accept applicants on an individual basis. Most of the travel and other hunt-related expenses of accepted applicants will be paid for by the BADF.

Five of the youngsters will be invited to participate in a TV hunt in January 2002 with several nationally known celebrities, including longtime Life Hunts supporter comedian Jeff Foxworthy.

Interview and application forms are available from David Sullivan, National Director, Buckmasters Disabled Hunter Services, P.O. Box 1628, Northport, AL 35476. (205) 339-2800. E-mail dsullivan@buckmasters.com.




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