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A Veterans Day Appreciation and Monster Buck Anticipation

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, they’re blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind. Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?” You know I like musical references, and this seemed like the perfect one. It’s time to take down all those roadside election signs. A message to the candidates and their supporters, please be prompt, we’ve looked at them long enough.

The classic song Signs from the early 70s was brought to life by The Five Man Electrical Band. If you’ve never heard it, Google it. I believe the lyrics are timeless and provide a great message for the world we live in today.

Turkeys be warned! Thanksgiving is only three weeks away as we all enter that Holiday sprint to the end of the year. In my younger years, I never quite grasped that whole concept when my Father would say to me, “Son, the older you get, the years just fly by.” I now completely understand. My message to all you younger folks out there — Don’t Blink. Which is also a great country song reference to Kenny Chesney’s hit that sums up my Dad’s thoughts perfectly.

A God bless and heartfelt thank you to all our Veterans. Every freedom we enjoy has been provided by the grace of God and the servicemen and women of the United States Armed Forces.

There is a price for freedom that way too many inhabiters of our great land today do not understand. It requires constant commitment and effort each and every day by the American soldier! Those that have provided this service and moved on in life’s journey are respectfully called Veterans.

On Veterans Day, we need to take the time to thank these true American Heroes that have served the United States of America and now live amongst us.

It is our honor at Webb Weekly to team up with Coach Ron Insinger – C.I., and his family to provide a special thank you to all our Veterans. His great staff at Dolly’s Diners’ three locations will be serving up a free All American Breakfast to these special members of our community.

Breakfast will be served from open until 10:30 a.m. If there is a veteran in your life that may need a helping hand in attending, please make the time. You can view all the details in the ad below.

We are all so very blessed to live within our One Nation under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All. It is important to honor and thank these special folks that have provided our Liberty not just on November 11th, but each and every day.

Our Webb Weekly Uncle Ron’s Monster Buck Contest is underway. It’s hard to believe this will be the 16th year we are having the contest. The contest is named in honor of two Uncle Rons. My Uncle Ron Maietta, a lifetime outdoorsman who battled through multiple sclerosis to enjoy hunting, fishing, and all that is great on God’s green earth until his passing. And retired Webb Weekly family member, Ron Mingle. Ron has overseen the Monster Buck Contest since its beginning and will continue to do so. His daughter, Alys, took over his spot on our Webb Weekly sales staff.

The Mingle family is all too familiar with MS, as Ron’s wife Stephanie deals with the affliction. Ron’s daughters Andra and Alys have organized a family effort to fight and educate folks about the disease with the Williamsport MS Community Council.

So, before I get to the details of Uncle Ron’s Monster Buck Contest, let me remind you that for every buck entered, Webb Weekly donates to the Williamsport MS Community Council. Thank you to all the hunters that entered the contest last year, a contribution of $1,360 was made in their names.

Every buck is a trophy to the hunter that harvested it and to us at Webb Weekly. So long as it’s a legal Pennsylvania Whitetail, you may enter the contest. So here’s a quick overview of how. After you harvest that trophy buck, all you need to do is have the antlers rough measured at either Poust Taxidermy, up Route 44, or Sauers Trading in Southside. If your buck qualifies for the final round, it will be officially scored using Sierra Club International standards by longtime Taxidermy man Dana Poust.

Not only does every buck entered help the fight against MS, but it also enters the hunter into the random drawing for a Remington rifle and all the trimmings courtesy of Jon and Donny Sauers, the father-son duo at Sauers Trading.

The grand prize to the winner of the contest is a full shoulder mount courtesy of Dana Poust. His outstanding work makes it look like the rest of the deer is hiding on the outside of the wall.

The good people at Thompson’s Meat Packing in Jersey Shore provide second through fourth place prizes. They make your venison taste good to the last bite, with a $100 gift card toward the processing. They have more great Thompson’s products to turn your deer into than you can imagine.

The contest began with the first arrow of the fall archery season and runs right through to the completion of the PA Whitetail season in January. You can view all the details on page XXX. Good luck and great hunting. And, as always, let’s be careful out there.

God Bless America.

Jim Webb

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