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Katrina Fishing Shootouts
The Fishin’ Friends group opened a series of Friday Night “Katrina Shootouts” at the Midway Marina on Lake Norman last Friday.
Each tournament will be a stand alone event. No points system. No Fishoff. Just the same payoff as a regular season event. $40 per boat to enter includes big fish pot.
Anglers must have a 2005 membership in the Fishin’ Friends group.
The membership for new members is a one time $5 fee. Weigh Master Anthony Williams, Bob Patrick, and the Balls Creek Bassmasters crew will be there to insure professionally run events.
There will not be the normal $5 per boat set aside for a fish off but, $5 per boat will be set aside to donate to hurricane disaster relief.
The Ballscreek Bassmasters Club will also donate its’ share of the entry fee. It will be donated in a way that matching funds are added to the amount.
For sponsor donations to the effort or further information call Bob at 828-459-1119 or on his cell phone 828-234-6643.

WL Optimist sign-ups
The West Lincoln Optimist Club are conducting basketball sign-ups beginning Sep. 25 and lasting through the 29th from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m.
For more information, please contact 704-276-2182.

Sportstalk show
The PC Homes “Sportstalk” show on Saturday mornings with David Keever and Mike Powell is shifting its time slot. The show, broadcast on 1050 WLON and 1590 WCSL, will move from its original 8:30 time to 9:30AM.
The 90-minute weekly show will focus primarily on high school football in the upcoming weeks. “Sportstalk” is a live call-in show and welcomes phone calls from area coaches and fans. The studio line is 704-735-8071.
If things go as planned, the show could be broadcast live throughout the football season from various local restaurants.

Fatz tailgate party at Lincolnton
There will be a tailgate party sponsored by Fatz before the East Lincoln/Lincolnton game at Lincolnton.
The party will be held on the practice field with each plate costing $10.
Tickets can be purchased through any Lincolnton coach, fall athlete or through Lincolnton High School.

West Tailgate Party
There will be a tailgate party before the West Lincoln and Lincolnton football game on October 14.
Food will be provided by Homeplace Restaurant-Barbeque, bun, beans, slaw, chips and drink.
Tickets $10 each can be purchased from West Lincoln Boosters or athletic department or Lincolnton High athletics.

7th-Annual Brookins Memorial Golf Tourney
The Seventh-Annual Jonathan Brookins’ Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Oct. 10 at Verdict Ridge Country Club.
Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11 a.m. with a noon shotgun start.
The format is captain’s choice with teams of four. The cost is $100 per person/$400 per team.
This includes lunch, range balls, golf, two mulligans, a goodie bag and door prizes.
Anyone who is interested in sponsoring a hole can do so for $100. There will be hole-in-one prizes given as well.
In the past six years, Jonathan Brookins’ Memorial Scholarship Inc. has raised over $14,000 in scholarship money for Lincoln County students.
For more information or to register contact Jody Rhyne at 704-736-0388 or Verdict Ridge at 704-489-1206.

Rebels’ football
Fans are encouraged to park in the student parking lot next to Hwy. 27 for Rebels’ home games.
There will be no entrance on the other side of the school.
The cost of admittance is $5.

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