My grandson Grant called last week. “Hi Papa how are you?”
I replied, “What are you selling?””How do you know I am selling something.”he asked. I already had a heads up from son Greg.
Grant is a sophomore baseball player for Terry Turner’s Anderson Indians and the team was selling discount coupon books for local restaurants. They sell for $20 and the team probably gets $3.
A baseball league in Central Illinois, Attwood-Hammond, raffled a half hog last year and just had enough money to pay the butcher. This year, the league was really strapped for cash and needed an innovative idea that would raise a pot full of cash. As of Tuesday evening they had sold over $14,000 in raffle tickets.
The league is giving away a Rock River Arms Tactical Operator Two, AR-15 assault rifle and 260 rounds of ammo.
I’ve been following this story on Facebook by going to the Atwood Armory site. Gun shop owner Chariday Bucher has been getting calls from out of state and a steady stream of foot traffic. “They start calling at 4:30 in the morning,” he said. The number is 217-578-2767.
Like any other gun purchase, the gun dealer holds this gun and will only award it after the winner passes a background check. The league has had only a handful of complaints. Who is next? I’m ready to buy a ticket.
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Guns, art work, hand carved decoys and other outdoor goodies await you at the Anderson Ducks Unlimited 2013 Annual Dinner, Saturday, April 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the catered meal being served at 6:45.
This year “The Great Gun Giveaway” will be unveiled.
I judge wildlife fundraisers on how lucky I have been at winning things. DU banquets are number one. I have won lots of stuff including three guns.
Last spring, I had a ticket for the DU event and almost forgot to go. I was working in the garden when it dawned on me about 5:30 p.m. I showered and got there in time for a delicious meal and to buy a $20 raffle ticket for “The DU 75th Anniversary Gun.”I wound up with the lucky ticket and you will find my name in the pot again this year.
With guns being in short supply, the demand for these DU banquet reservations will be high. Contact Cris Tanner at 765-623-4213 or Cody Treas at 765-623-9920 while seats are available.
The banquet is being held at the Range Line Community Center, 1405 N. Range Line Road, Anderson.
After deer season, I began putting out shelled corn for wildlife. The meeting place, for an after dark meal is the back of my property where two fencerows meet. Lots of deer and raccoon tracks.
Morels are being found in eight states, Including Kentucky. I have found them as early as March 23 in Madison County.
Rick Bramwell’s weekly outdoors columns can be found in Thursday’s HB.
My grandson Grant called last week. “Hi Papa how are you?”
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Werner's progress evident at Colts Camp
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- Colts Notes: Thomas, Hilton hurt in Wednesday's practice After a physical practice Wednesday afternoon at Anderson University, the Indianapolis Colts are hoping they have not lost another starter. Left guard Donald Thomas hit the ground following an 11-on-11 running drill and was visibly upset when he finally was helped to his feet. He threw his mouthguard away in anger and attempted to walk off the injury with trainers away from the rest of his teammates.
- Colts focusing on situational improvement One year ago, the focus in Indianapolis Colts training camp was on turnovers. The team had committed far too many in 2012 and was determined not to repeat its mistakes. The theme at Anderson University carried over to the field, and the Colts' 14 turnovers were the fewest in the NFL last year.
Looking back at Week 1 of Colts Camp
The first week of Indianapolis Colts training camp has ended at Anderson University, and the players received their first day off Tuesday. Practice resumes today with the daily morning walkthrough followed by a public session scheduled to begin at 1:50 p.m. With the team's preseason debut at the New York Jets just eight days away, here's a look at three things that have stood out since the Colts hit campus on July 23.
Ken de la Bastide: Good racing across the board
This past weekend I got to witness four pretty good races at three different venues in central Indiana, none of them disappointed.
Colts Quick Hits: Tuesday, July 29
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Anderson hopes to make name with Colts
Defensive coordinator Greg Manusky was the first person Colt Anderson saw upon reporting to Anderson University last Wednesday. And he couldn't resist making the obvious connection. "Colt Anderson's a Colt ... in Anderson," Manusky said as a way of greeting the new Indianapolis Colts safety to training camp.
Colts release RB Rainey
Just two days after earning praise for his playmaking ability from head coach Chuck Pagano, running back Chris Rainey was waived by the Indianapolis Colts on Monday morning. The news was broken in a press release around 8:30 a.m. and later confirmed by Pagano during an afternoon session with the media.
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