FOX ISLAND NIGHT HIKE
Fox Island County Park, 7324 Yohne Road, is rich in history and natural beauty. It also has clear starlit and moonlit skies at night. Join an Allen County Parks Naturalist as we explore the past, present and future of Fox Island while learning more about nocturnal animals and celestial objects overhead on a summer Night Hike. Dress for the weather - we won't let a little rain stop us. Flashlights are optional, and will not be used on the hike. Insect repellent needed! Meet at the Nature Center on Saturday, June 21 at 8:30pm. The hike should be over around 9:30pm. The fee is $2 per person. Call 449-3180 to reserve your space.
FOX ISLAND COUNTY PARK NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR BIRD OBSERVATION BUILDING
The bird observation building at Fox Island is a peaceful place to observe nature. The park needs volunteers to keep this building open for visitors, feed the birds, and perform very light maintenance duties such as cleaning bird feeders and bird baths. There is also a working beehive for visitors to enjoy. Relax with a book while visitors troll in and out, help children with crafts, or help them identify the animals they can see. The level of interaction is up to you. Hours are flexible and weekday workers are especially needed. Please contact Jodi Leamon at 449-3184.
3RD ANNUAL ST. JOE RIVER TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT
Who: Three Rivers Festival
What: Bass Tournament
When: Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 7am to 2pm - Registration/check-in 5:30am
Where: Cedarvile Reservoir - DNR Public Access
Why: To benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Rules: $50/Boat registration fee - All boats will start by order of entry - All boats must have aerated live wells - 6oz. penalty for each dead fish - Artificial baits only except for pork rind baits - No live bait or catfish stink baits - 14 inch, 5 bass limit - Decisions of the tournament officials will be final; protests to be maid within 15 minutes of the end of the tournament - All participants must wear life jackets whenever the outboard motor is running. - Participants not in the checkpoint area by 2pm will be penalized 1 pound per minute. After 2:15pm the participants will be disqualified - ties will be broken by the team with the largest bass - A pre-tournament meeting will be at 6:30 - at least one member of each team must attend - An adult choosing a minor bass partner will take full responsibility for that minor - No alcohol or illegal substances may be present at any time during this event - Catfish must be alive to be eligible for the Big Cat Prize. Except for emergency situations, anglers must stay in their boats at all times during tournament hours - Call Charles Haddix at 747-5345 for more information.
VOICES FROM THE PAST
"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." - James Henry Lee
"The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country." - James Madison
"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms." - Alexander Hamilton
"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people . . . To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them." - George Mason
"No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms." - Thomas Jefferson