News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 22, 2014

Redneck Quaker: Wabash Valley Limbhangers conducting banquet March 7

Kenny Bayless
Tribune-Star correspondent

TERRE HAUTE — Stand by for news!

No, I’m not Paul Harvey, but please read on about a lot of fun that is about to happen in the turkey-hunting and bass-fishing worlds.

On March 7, the Wabash Valley Limbhangers will conduct their National Wild Turkey Federation banquet at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. It’s south of Brazil on Indiana 59, starting at 5:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 7:30. Outback Steakhouse is catering the dinner and there will be deserts this year. Patrick’s from Sullivan will present a cash bar along with a $10 bottomless cup of beer, until the kegs run out along with free tea and lemonade.

They had another busy year with a lot of great things like assisting with two women’s shoots at the Riley Conservation Club along with a spot shoot. In June, they held their second annual Gun Bash. The Jakes event in August had a record amount of kids.

They set up at the fifth annual Clay County Nature Outdoor fest in September and the daisy Jake’s BB gun trailer and the kids loved it.

The Limbhangers chapter gave out turkeys again at Thanksgiving to the Clay County food pantry. In December, they co-sponsored the Clay County Jr. 4’H Gun Show and held a gun raffle with Joe Proctor winning a 12-guage Browning Silver Shotgun.

Ticket prices are $55 for singles, $75 for couples, $265 for sponsorship, $275 for couples sponsorship and $10 for Jakes. All of these ticket prices include your membership and meals.

There are three different table options offered. A small table is $600 and includes one sponsor membership, one regular membership, four meals and you get a Mossberg 715 Tactical 22-caliber gun. A medium table is $1200 and includes sponsor membership, five regular memberships with six meals and your choice of either a Henry Golden Boy or a Rugar SP101 in a 357 Magnum. A large table is $1800 and includes one Sponsor membership, seven regular memberships, 8 meals and your choice of either a Remington 110 shotgun (the Gun of the Year) or a Faust 12-gauge over & under which was 2011 Gun of the Year.

Included in the auction will be a signed Jakes Bench, a pair of red cedar Adirondack chairs and a pine-log kitchen table with four chairs.

If you reserve your ticket by Friday, in addition to your ticket cost, you can get $300 worth of raffle tickets and one gun of the year ticket for $100.

For reservations contact; Larry Shaw (812)208-5374, Bob or Stacey Weil (812)251-7349, Becky Shaw (812)208-5372 or Dan Trueblood (812)243-8181 or email to; or

Let’s change the pace and start getting ready for a fun summer of fishing with the Sycamore Bass Club. They sport 28 members with being the largest Bass Fishing club n Indiana!

One of the veteran members and lifelong sportsman, Larry Likens can spin a fish story that will make your toes curl. It’s a good thing he has long arms so he can always claim catching the longest fish by holding his hands out wide. John Hensley is a new comer and says he will have to take some vacation time to make the many tournaments being planned, which are the following;

1. Lake Waveland on March 30 and July 20.

2. Mill creek on April 12 & Aug. 3rd.

3. Monroe on April 26.

4. Sullivan on May 10th and Aug. 16.

5. Raccoon or Cecil M. Harding on May 31 and Sept 13.

6. Cataract on June 15.

7. Sam Parr on July 5 and Oct. 5.

8. Twin Lakes in Paris, IL on June 28th & September 27th.

All dates are for the 2014 year. Times to start and finish will be decided later according to the daylight hours.

Clean out that tackle box, stock up on your favorite lures and join up with a great bunch of guys at the club.

For more info, call Paul McCammon/secretary treasurer at 812-249-4719. They will start fishing in March!

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Sugar Creek Chapter (mailing address of P.O. Box 122, Paris, IL 61944) will conduct its 14th annual Elks Banquet at 5:30 pm. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus, 614 N Main St., Paris, Ill.

For tickets, call Dale Muchow at 217-822-8298. For banquet info, call Nick Muchow at 217-264-0296

Kenny Bayless can be reached by email at