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Posted 8/12/99

Area drivers took four of the top-10 positions in the …

By Sports Dept.

Results from West Liberty Raceway

Area drivers took four of the top-10 positions in the KKD Late Model feature last …

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Area drivers took four of the top-10 positions in the …

By Sports Dept.

Results from West Liberty Raceway

Area drivers took four of the top-10 positions in the KKD Late Model feature last Saturday at West Liberty Raceway.

Rusty Zook of Riverside finished second to first-time winner Monte Ohrt of West Branch. Kurt Stewart of Ainsworth took the fifth position with Marty Beckler of Hills right behind him. Ron Boyse of Kalona rounded out the top-10.

In the Modified feature, Terry Walker of Riverside and Larry Herring of Lone Tree finished fifth and tenth respectively.

Mid-Prairie Boosters to clean football field area

The Mid-Prairie Athletic Boosters will meet Thursday, Aug. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mid-Prairie football field to clean the area for the upcoming season.

Parents of players or anyone else who would like to help are also welcome. The boosters will be mowing, trimming, pulling weeds and picking up trash around the field area. Each person should bring a pair of lightweight gloves.

The monthly meeting will follow the clean-up.

Youth flag football league begins Aug. 28 at Mid-Prairie

The Mid-Prairie high school football program will be running the youth flag football league for 3-6 grade boys and girls. The schedule starts Saturday, Aug. 28 at 8:00 am. All interested individuals should report to the middle school field in Kalona on that date.

Camps will be held Saturday mornings, Aug. 28, Sept. 11, Sept. 25 from 8-10 a.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 6-8 p.m. Youth teams will play games on each Saturday and finish with a tournament on the last scheduled date.

The cost for joining the league is $20. The maximum family cost for three or more youth players is $50. Checks should be made payable to Mid-Prairie Football. A football T-shirt for the participants is included in the camp fees.

Sign-up sheets may be picked up from any attendance center or on Saturday, Aug. 28 at the middle school field. For more information, please contact either Coach Shawn Kreman at 646-6091 at the high school, or at home, 646-2942; or Chris Kern at 656-3228.

VA needs volunteers for fall golf tournament

The sixth annual TEE (Training, Exposure, Experience) Tournament for blinded veterans is planned for Sept. 14-16. The TEE Tournament Committee is looking for 200 volunteers to lend a hand by helping as a golf buddy, with bowling, or at Casino Night. Volunteers will help blind veterans build confidence and practice vital life skills.

The event is sponsored by the Iowa City Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Blinded Veterans Association and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

People who wish to volunteer or who need more information should contact TEE Tournament Co-Coordinators Mike Owen at (319) 338-0581, extension 6053, or Tina Milder at (319) 668-1614.

Sign-ups underway for fall baseball league at Kirkwood

Kirkwood Community College will once again host the Tim Evans Fall Baseball League starting August 29.

The eight-week session will feature six clinics teaching fundamentals, plus guidelines for daily workouts. Participants will also play seven nine-inning games at the Kirkwood campus baseball diamond.

Tim Evans is assistant coach of the Kirkwood Eagles, and the instructor for hitting, outfield and base running fundamentals. The Tim Evans Fall Baseball League is open to area high school students grades 9-12. The league is limited to 75 players with tuition of $200.

More information is available from Larry Lutz in Kirkwood’s Continuing Education department at (319) 398-4912.

DNR reminds deer hunters, application deadlines coming up fast

Hunters planning to hunt deer during the 1999-2000 season should be aware of application deadlines fast approaching.

Hunting regulations and deer applications were delivered to more than 1,100 licensed vendors, county recorder’s and DNR offices in mid-July. Hunters can use the application booklet to apply for both shotgun seasons and the early and late muzzleloader seasons.

Applications for bow, antlerless and special late season licenses are also available at all county recorder’s offices.

The deadline to apply for an early muzzleloader season is Aug. 13. The deadline for both shotgun seasons, the late muzzleloader season and the first deadline for antlerless and special late season applications, is Aug. 27.

Hunters can also opt to use the telephone ordering option, which extends the application period for all regular firearm seasons - excluding the early muzzleloader season - to Oct. 8.

The telephone ordering deadline for the early muzzleloader season is Aug. 13, the same deadline for mail in orders. The number to call for ordering licenses by telephone is 1-800-367-1188.

Landowners will need to apply before Nov. 5 at the local office of County Recorder and pay a $1.00 processing fee for each license issued.

Youth waterfowl hunting day to be held Oct. 9

Youth duck hunters, your day is coming soon.

“The 1999 hunting and trapping regulations that were distributed throughout the state in mid-July included an inaccurate date for the 1999 youth waterfowl hunt,” said Kristen Goldsmith, a spokesperson for the DNR. The youth waterfowl hunting day will be held Oct. 9, not Dec. 9 as printed in the regulations.

Youth hunters must be less than 16 years old and are not required to have a hunting license, federal stamp or pay the state migratory game bird fee. However, they must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult 18 years of age or older that has paid the state fee and possesses a hunting license and federal stamp.

Only the youth hunter may shoot ducks while the adult may shoot any other game bird that is in season.

All other regulations in effect for the regular duck season will apply to the youth hunter.