News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 19, 2013

Shooters compete to fight cancer

Kenny Bayless
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — A team of employees at Taghleef, formally A.E.T, would like to give a personal invite for you to join in on a lot of fun while helping save lives.

Cindy and Mark Wilguess are the inspiration behind the Taghleef Team. Cindy herself fought this battle with cancer and won. Last year she led her team to be the No. 1 fundraisers in the Relay for Life. She had bake sales, served lunches, accepted donations and stayed up all night walking circles to satisfy her commitment to her donors. Yes, Mark was by her side the whole way.

Doyne and Laura Borders are the owners of Terre Haute Sporting Clays, and when they heard Taghleef wanted to put on a benefit shoot for cancer research, they were like kids in school holding up their hand saying “pick me, pick me!” They jumped in with both feet ready to help with 90 percent of the work.

What are sporting clays you say? No, you don’t kill anything. You can walk or ride a golf cart that can be rented, going from shooting station to shooting station while shooting at, and hopefully hitting, two clay birds thrown at different angles and speeds per station. You will shoot at 100 clay birds all together.

You can be a first-time shooter and will be helped by a veteran shooter and we will even find you a shotgun, if needed. You can bring your own shells, but we encourage purchasing them at the clubhouse to get the correct loads, and they are as cheaply priced as Walmart.

Location is three miles North of Terre Haute on Highway 63 to the Sandford turnoff and turn right (east). Yes, there’s a sign.

We will be accepting five-member teams and if you don’t have a team, show up and we will set you up with one.

Cost is $60 per person, which does not cover the cost of shotgun shells. The date is May 25.

There will be prizes given for top scoring shooters as well as the lowest scoring shooter. That’s what I can compete for.

We would like to mention a group of wonderful sponsors helping make this happen. Taghleef, Coldwell, Fastenal, Horner, Industrial Supply, Gander Mountain, Garmong, Union Hospital and Express Professionals.

Rumor has it that there are a team of women from Taghleef that are first-time shooters, I bet a soda pop they outshoot several men.

A team of guys from the workforce in the plant are challenging a team of our superior leaders from the offices upstairs. We will make the supervisors throw rocks instead of using shotguns.

Laura will be preparing some of her rare delicacies in the clubhouse, like hamburgers and hot dogs, so bring your appetite. They have drinks as well as coffee.

I love to go hang out in the clubhouse, it feels like home.

Contact Cindy Wilguess, 3600 E Head Ave, Rosedale, IN, 47874, 812-462-5225 or email; or contact Kenny Bayless, 9772 E Stewart Ave, Terre Haute, IN, 47805, 812-877-4688 or email

If you need outfitted for a gun call 812-535-3787.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and we start shooting at 10. The competition ends at 5 p.m.

Come on out to help beat cancer for Relay for Life.

Kenny Bayless can be reached at