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August Update on The Well Armed Woman

Lake Fork Chapter of The Well Armed Woman
License to Carry a Handgun Instructor certified by Texas Dept of Public Safety. Certified NRA Instructor in Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Chief Range Safety Officer, Personal Protection in the Home, and Refuse to be a Victim. Member of the Texas Outdoor Writers Association, Texas State Rifle Assoc.; and Benefactor Member of the National Rifle Association. Retired from Dept of Defense (2010)

Can you believe this August weather??? The ladies of The Lake Fork Chapter of The Well Armed Woman have really enjoyed the cooler temperatures! On August 3rd we had our regularly scheduled meeting but flip-flopped times with our meeting and shooting.

We had 3 new members sign up since our July meeting! Welcome to Lee Paddock, Margie Coffey and Tressa Smith! They are not new to shooting but joined us to become better shooters while enjoying the company of other ladies. Ladies learn from each other and are less stressed than when in mixed company. Just like Cindy Lauper’s song “Girls just want to have fun!”

There were 17 members to witness Benita Silvestri receiving her Distinguished Expert certificate, medal and lapel pin. Congratulations Benita!

The topic of the meeting covered the importance of being aware of your firearm at all times. You should never “forget” where it is or if it’s loaded. And knowing that if you are involved in an incident of which is well within the law there are possibilities that you will have to face. Many ladies left that night knowing they would be able to make a call and have someone else on their side.

Do you remember last month I told you about the team of ladies that went to the Glock match in West Monroe, Louisiana? Well, Gail Hall won a $50 random drawing! Congratulations, Gail!!

It was also announced that Sue Parrish has stepped up to be a co-leader and will move into the Lake Fork Chapter Leader position beginning the new year. She is currently scheduled to attend NRA Pistol Instructor training the first weekend in September. Congratulations Sue!

Come out and have some fun! Make plans to join us September 7th at J&K’s Trigger and Bow Shooting Sports, 9963 S Hwy 154. Due to the heat, we will have our meeting at 4pm and time on the range will begin at 5:30pm. For more information about the Lake Fork Chapter, contact Peggy York, (903)473-2185.

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 85

Saturday Night

Patchy Fog

Lo: 59


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 88

Sunday Night

Thunderstorms Likely

Lo: 62


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 73

Monday Night


Lo: 49



Hi: 72

Tuesday Night


Lo: 48

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 10/20: 401.06 (-1.94)

Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Oct. 17)

GOOD. Water stained; 77–82 degrees; 1.85’ low. Fall bass fishing is in full swing. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits, and topwaters. Lunker fisherman continue to work around 10–15 feet of depth. White and yellow bass are good on Alabama rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the stumps or man–made structures. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut bait especially in the evenings.