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This is July in Oklahoma? Really?

Overcast skies, high temperature 78°, and refreshingly cool water? It must be all that “Global Warming” about which they say there is a scientific consensus!

The club outing to Sheppard Point Recreation Area at Heyburn Lake on Saturday, July 19th was a good one. The club supplied hamburgers, hot links, hot dogs, buns, condiments, & chips. Roger Eaton with help from Ken Fanning handled the cooking. Good job guys, Thank You! Thanks again to John Freeman for picking up the food, supplies, extra scoops, and transporting them to the outing. And Thanks again to John Hamilton for taking and storing the grill & tables and bringing them to the water outings.

There were 42 members standing in line to chow down on burgers, dogs, and food brought by club members. Thanks to all those bringing the OUTSTANDING side dishes and desserts. If you went away hungry at this outing, again it was your own fault.

After the big feed there were scattered as evenly as possible 231 tokens in a 40 yards X 60 yards designated area. There were 21 tokens for member donated prizes, and 210 tokens for Silver Dimes, Silver Quarters, & Silver Halves. The tokens were painted Wheat Cents, painted & numbered Cents, and painted square pulltabs.

When the start signal was given there were 25 water hunters frothing the water. After 1 hour+ of hunting, all but 2 of the square pulltab tokens for Silver Quarters were not recovered. There were several coins, and a few junk jewelry items that were also found. The Sheppard Point Swimming Beach is very clean which makes for easy finding & recovery. As you can see, we did not leave much to be found.

Member donated prizes: $5.00 donated by Charly & Doris Bohuslavicky won by Lloyd Coke. $5.00 donated by Charly & Doris Bohuslavicky won by Kim Hauger. Flashlight donated by Wally & Jean Dick won by John Hamilton. Tape Measure donated by Jim & Ralphetta Dill won by John Hamilton. Aviation Mug & Pinwheels donated by Ken Fanning won by Christy Wicks. $5.00 donated by John Hamilton won by Doris Bohuslavicky. $10.00 donated by Kim Hauger won by Christy Wicks. 8 pack AA batteries donated Albert & Juanita Hayworth won by Lloyd Coke. Garrett Cap donated by Chuck Marcum won by Greg Wicks. Set of brushes & $2.00 bill donated by Ralph McLendon won by John Hayworth. 3 – Lottery Tickets donated by Mike Mitchell won by Albert Hayworth, Kim Hauger, & Bill Rouse. Pair of gloves donated by Howie Rosser won by Mike Mitchell. OU Tag Frame donated by Bill Rouse won by Roger Eaton. Extension cord w/ outlets donated by Bill Watkins won by Kim Hauger. 2 – Two Pack 9 volt batteries donated by Greg & Christi Wicks won by Lloyd Coke & Jean Dick. 3 – Eight Pack AA batteries donated by Greg & Christy Wicks won by John E. Freeman (2) & Howie Rosser.

Some of the higher totals found were: Wally Dick 14 Silver Dimes, 3 Silver Quarters, & 2 Silver Halves. John Hamilton 17 Silver Dimes & 2 prize tokens. Lloyd Coke 12 Silver Dimes, 1 Silver Quarter, 2 Silver Halves, & 2 prize tokens. John Freeman 15 Silver Dimes & 1 Silver Half. Bill Rouse 14 Silver Dimes, 1 Silver Quarter, & 1 prize token. Ken Fanning 9 Silver Dimes & 3 Silver Quarters. Kim Hauger 8 Silver Dimes, 1 Silver Half, & 3 prize tokens. Albert Hayworth 11 Silver Dimes & 1 prize token. John E. Freeman (JJ) 9 Silver Dimes & 2 prize tokens. Greg Wicks 9 Silver Dimes & 1 prize token.

The winner of $25.50 in the 50-50 Raffle was Jim Dill.

Again, one of the main reasons for this type of outing, besides the food of course, is to give non-water hunting members a chance to try their hand at it. Also, the fun and fellowship of being with people that enjoy the same hobby.

Again, if you missed this outing, you missed a great one. Don’t miss the next one!

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