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January Newsletter

Whispering Pines Cowboy Committee Newsletter

January 2, 2011

January Results

Attendees: Mac Traven, Bonnie Lass, Jake Connery, Happylonia Rose and T.W. Reynolds Conference call with Buck Johnson and Windfall Heart

We met at Mac and Bonnie’s house to discuss what we need to do this year to continue to grow our club. Due to a shoulder injury Mac Traven will not be building targets. We need assistance with target building.

January Notes

We have received $200 in anonymous donations for our club. At this point we will be using the money to have two new buffalo targets made to replace the ones that turned up missing just before the Ambush. The targets have been ordered and will be ready in a couple of weeks. The cost of the replacing the buffaloes will be $130. The remainder will be used for prop and target security, repair and maintenance.

We will be working on making legs for targets that were donated this year so that they will be off the ground. T.W. will be bringing bed frames to cut up and use for this project.

We decided to add a big bore and derringer using stage to each match so we can use them if you have them. Derringer scenarios will always have the derringer off the clock and it will be a bonus if done. The stage with the big bore, will have one shot that you may shoot with a big bore rifle or single load your main match rifle, it will be on the clock for everyone, and it will be a bonus. These will not be used during the Ambush at Hickory Ridge.

Decisions on previously tabled items

1.Whether to raise the price of the Ambush, we will need to pay more for the catered dinner if we do not have 30 dinners, or are we going to get 30 shooters and extra dinners?

We will be raising the price of shooting the Ambush to $55 for the first shooter and $45 for each additional shooter. Dinner for non-shooter will be $20. How are we going to raise money for the club in this year, do we want to raffle something if so what do we want to raffle? It was suggested we raise money by collecting donated scratch off lottery tickets and having them in a package to raffle off at the Ambush at Hickory Ridge. This idea was voted and approved and named as the Fist Full of Dollars Raffle.

For Sale!!!

Mac Traven has the following items for sale:

Black Buscadaro Belt Holster, .38. 357 cal., $15

Brown Leather gun belt, no ammo loops, and $10

Tonto Rim, tan button down riding skirt, size 16Tall,new, never worn $40 obo.

For more information contact Mac Traven at (570) 723-8885.


Guns for Sale

Please contact sellers regarding the guns. Whispering Pines Cowboy Committee is not responsible for gun sales.

1897 Winchester Pump asking $350 for more information call Barry Mahosky at 1-570-787-7532.


Navy Arms 1866 Yellow Boy .38 special $500 Firm Call Mac Traven 1-570-723-8885


We have DVD’s of us being on T.V.

Ken Van Sant of Van Sant Productions was at the 2009 three day match and videod people who were in attendance for a 30 minute video that he put on the air on local channel 13. Ken Van Sant has given a couple of copies of the video to use for loan purposes.

If you would like to borrow a DVD to view, please contact Mac Traven or Bonnie Lass at 570-723-8885 or email at

Fist Full of Dollars Raffle

We need cowboys to put a scratch- off ticket or two in the raffle. If you want to send a single scratch-off ticket or a bunch we will take all we can collect. Once I start collecting scratch off tickets I will start selling raffle tickets at a $1 per chance.

We will take all denominations of scratch off tickets for this raffle. This will be drawn on August 6th after the dinner at the Ambush at Hickory Ridge. If you need information of how to get the tickets to Bonnie please call 570-723-8885, or email

Ambush At Hickory Ridge

We will be doing a Clint Eastwood Movie theme for the 12th Annual Ambush at Hickory Ridge. If you have a specific scene or movie you want to have in the Ambush let Bonnie or Mac know. We will be looking at the following movies for ideas at the moment: Fist Full of Dollars, A Few Dollars More, Jose Wales, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Pale Rider and Unforgiven.

Prizes for the 12th Ambush at Hickory Ridge

T.W. Reynolds has donated the following prizes:

  • The Bull of the West starring Charles Bronson on VHS
  • Hard Bounty starring Matt McCoy and Kelly LeBrock on VHS

Please contact Bonnie Lass at  or 570-723-8885 if you have a company or organization

  you would like to see if a prize could be donated.

We would like you to get your local merchants involved in sponsoring our club. If you have anyone you wish would offer a gift certificate or prize, please contact them or if you are shy, contact Bonnie Lass with the information (address and or phone number) and she will beg for you.

Next Meeting February 6, 2011

We will meet at Mac and Bonnie’s house at 1:00 P. M.

If you need directions call 723-8885. Or email at

Thank-you for your interest in your club!!

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