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May Update from 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)

The Lake Fork Chapter of TheWell Armed Woman met May 4, 2017 at their regular location of J&K’s Trigger and Bow Shooting Sports range on FM 154 south of Sulphur Springs, Texas. 

Those that came for shooting at 4:00pm enjoyed a variety of targets. Several worked on their NRA Winchester Challenge to earn their next level of rockers. The weather was great for shooting…no wind or heat to deal with!

The meeting hour welcomed 17 regular members. Six members were awarded Distinguished Expert medals, certificates and pins for their hard work and accomplishments in the NRA Winchester Challenge for Defensive Pistol I & II. Many are working on levels toward their awards as well. They are Barbara Brown and Carol Boykin of Alba, Carol Reno and Cathy Moss of Perryville and Sue Parrish of Alba.  Congratulations ladies! 

Range Safety Officer pins were distributed to the RSOs to say “thank you” for their continued support on the firing line. Safety is first and foremost for everyone but these ladies have taken it a step further to ensure everyone stays safe.

The meeting topic of The Color Code System of Awareness was presented by Peggy York. Cord with colored beads were distributed for each lady to take home as reminders to make them aware of their level of awareness. Some attached them to their keys while others attached them to their range bags. No matter where they were placed, these are good reminder tools to stay aware of your surroundings and determine your level.

Our next meetings topic will be “Refuse To Be A Victim”. This is a condensed version of the 4 hour course and will give you alternatives when a firearm is not available.

Mark your calendar for June 1st! We will shoot from 4-5:30pm and then go inside for the program from 6-7pm. Remember eye and ear protection are always required on the shooting line! Non-members are always welcome to observe but you must be a member before you can shoot…it’s an insurance requirement. For more information contact Peggy York, Lake Fork Chapter Leader at 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.