A10 SPORTS NEWS Wallowa County Chieftain Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Eagle Cap Shooters hit bullseye at Spring Fling By Steve Tool Wallowa County Chieftain O n Saturday, June 15, the Eagle Cap Shooters Association held their opening event of the year, the Spring Fling. First event of the day was the National Riﬂ e Association 3GE (Three Gun Experi- ence) competition, which gave each par- ticipant the opportunity to shoot a shot- gun, a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol and a .22 caliber semi-automatic riﬂ e; each from a different shooting bay with different targets and scenarios. The 3GE competition is a recreational shooting program designed to introduce shooters to the world of shooting competition. Participants were grouped by age: Youth: 8-12; Junior: 13-17; and Adult:18 and up. According to ECSA secretary, John Straughn, overall winners of the NRA 3GE event included: Adult – TJ Miller with a ﬁ nal time of 95.07 Junior – Ruben Hunt with a ﬁ nal time of 78.76 Youth – Mitchell Fewell with a ﬁ nal time of 198.75 Gary Bethscheider, owner of the Stubborn Mule in Joseph, provided a catered BBQ lunch, which included hamburgers, hot dogs, tri-tip sand- wiches and soda. Several events followed lunch including a 100-yard steel target .22 cal- iber semi-automatic riﬂ e competition, a Texas Hold ’Em poker shoot and an impressive black powder muzzleloader exhibit and demonstration by Ivan Judd of Wallowa. Judd answered questions and gave spectators the opportunity to shoot his black powder riﬂ e. Lane Tanzey and Ruben Hunt, both members of the Wallowa High School Trap Team offered a demonstration of professional-level shotgun trap shoot- ing to attendees, who were then given Courtesy Photo/ It’s a great day for trap shooting — (L to R) Doug Wickre, president of the Eagle Cap Shooters Associationv and range safety oﬃ cer watches over an unidentiﬁ ed competitor in a shotgun competition (center) as ECSA member and range oﬃ cer, John Wright (right) looks on. the opportunity to participate in a trap shooting contest. Once again, the kids proved to be eagle-eyed shooters! Straughn said the ECSA’s primary focus is safety and education. A num- ber of NRA-Certiﬁ ed Range Safety Ofﬁ cers stood close by each shooter to ensure safety and provide education for new shooters. He added that the ECSA ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING SUPPLIES ELECTRICAL & WATER SYSTEM CONTRACTOR PUMPS • IRRIGATION HARDWARE• APPLIANCE PARTS 208 S. 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Pro onsore d b y Adva p By Steve Tool Wallowa County Chieftain Recent Enterprise High School graduate, Jalyn Rad- ford-Wecks, plans to raise cancer awareness of attend- ees at the Mountain High Broncs and Bulls rodeo to know that cancer can strike anywhere, any time. He calls it a “Can Cancer” campaign. Radford-Wecks started treatment at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Port- land about a year ago for a rare and aggressive form of testicular cancer while still an EHS student. The sport of rodeo is well- known for its support for breast cancer with its ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink” cam- paigns that are virtually a Courtesy photo Jalyn Radford-Wecks intends to raise awareness of the many forms of cancer at the Mountain High Broncs and Bulls rodeo in Enterprise on Saturday, June 22. part of every PRCA rodeo. The Broncs and Bulls drill team will do a tribute to Radford-Wecks at the rodeo by wearing orchid-colored shirts, the color for testicu- lar cancer. Radford-Wecks will come into the arena at that point. The team will sell brace- lets featuring all the different cancer colors. Members will have charts so people can see which color is associ- ated with each cancer. Team members will also carry dif- ferent-colored cancer ﬂ ags to indicate which cancer has affected team members themselves. After the team posts up, rodeo announcer, Lee Dag- gett, will have time set aside so that anyone who pur- chased bracelets can raise their hand in order to show their bracelets so attendees can see which cancers have touched people. Radford-Wecks will ded- icate the money from the rodeo to Wallowa Memo- rial Hospital for all can- cer screenings because so many cancers affect so many people. Literary Arts offers fellowships for Oregon writers Grants of $10,000 and $3,500 for writers and pub- lishers in Oregon Deadline to apply: Fri- day, August 2, 2019 Literary Arts is proud to announce the Oregon Lit- erary Career Fellowships: two grants of $10,000 will be given to Oregon writ- ers of exceptional talent. Wallowa 4th of July Parade 11:00 am 7/4/19 (Be at Cougar field by 10:15 am!) Parade Entry Name: Address: City: State: Zip: Phone: Division Child 12 & Under Adult Categories (Select as many as needed) Organization Horse Walking Unit Motor Bike Automobile Tractor Truck Other Number in group Please explain for Announcer One of these fellowships is reserved speciﬁ cally for a writer of color. We intend these larger grants to pro- vide meaningful support to an outstanding writer who will be signiﬁ cantly impacted by the award. The Oregon Literary Fellowships will award nine writers and two pub- 2019 lishers with fellowships of $3,500 each. This ﬁ nan- cial support helps work- ing artists develop or com- plete literary projects, and publicly acknowledges their exceptional work. One of these fellowships is reserved speciﬁ cally for a writer of color. Applications for the JULY 12th - 13th Joseph State Airport (KJSY) and Airshow Friday July 12 Banquet at 5:30pm Buy Tickets Online! Admission: $5. / Time: 7am-2pm Airshow, Static Displays and Educational Hangar Drop off entry form at Wallowa City Hall by noon 7/3/19, or mail to: “Parade Entry” PO Box 487. Wallowa, OR 97885. Questions call 541-886-2422 fax 541-886-4215 2020 Oregon Literary Fel- lowships are available online. There is no fee to apply. Applications are due on Friday, August 2, 2019. Writers and publish- ers who are current, full- time Oregon residents are eligible, and we especially encourage emerging writ- ers to apply. lowa County l a W Fly-In Saturday July 13 Vendors Welcome Info Call Wallowa City Hall at 541-886-2422 was won by Tim Cudmore’s son. In compliance with gun regulations, the ﬁ rearm was actually awarded to Tim. The association offered thanks to all of the donors and the people behind the scenes who volunteered their time and worked hard to make the season opener event so much fun and a resounding success! Radford-Wecks wants to ‘Can Cancer’ Music by “No Boundaries” (FREE SPACE) awarded a number of additional prizes, including ice cream cones donated by the Little Bear Drive-In in Wallowa; 1-ounce pure silver coins donated by Norton Welding in Lostine and a bronze rabbit donated by Tim Parks of TW Bronze in Enterprise. The free gun raf- ﬂ e prize, a Heritage .22 caliber revolver donated by the Sports Corral in Joseph, Pancake Breakfast $ 10. + Admission / Time: 7-10am (10 and under entry/eat FREE) For more information about the event visit: WallowaCountyFlyIn.com 541-263-2793 North East Oregon Aviation Foundation Advancing Aviation Education in Wallowa County Schools Show Your Support by Donating Online Today!