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POSTED: September 27, 2011 10:39 a.m.

Hours at the Hunter and Taylors Creek golf courses are changing effective Thursday.
Taylors Creek will be open 8 a.m.-6:45 p.m. on weekdays and 7:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays.
Hours at Hunter are 7:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m.-6:45 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays.
Hours will change again when daylight savings time starts on Nov. 6, when Taylors Creek will be open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on weekdays and 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Hunter's course will be open 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
For more information, call 912-315-9115 at Hunter or 767-2370 at Taylors Creek.

Company-level skeet shoot
Starting in October, soldiers will get the chance to pit their skeet-shooting skills against other soldiers in a company-level competition that could put them on a path to win the Commanding General's Trophy.
The trophy is a unit level competition to honor the best unit in a variety of sports, such as flag football, basketball, soccer, skeet and others. The winner is determined by accumulated points.
The trophy, which went dormant during past couple of years' deployments, will be presented in October or November of next year.
Skeet-shooting will be held at 6 p.m. once a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, starting Oct. 24 at the Hunter and Stewart skeet ranges. League play will close on Nov. 30. This will be followed by a round-robin tournament in which each company will shoot against the others.
Each company may have four shooters with three scores counting. Each shooter will shoot 50 rounds per match. The cost is $25 per person per match.
Registration runs Friday through Oct. 18.
To sign up or to learn more details, call Michael Hughes at 912- 315-4160 on Hunter, or Randy Walker at 767-8238 on Stewart.

Army Lodging furniture sale
An excess property sale will be from 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at Army Lodging parking lot near the storage boxes.
Army Lodging furniture offered will include sofa sleepers, night stand, full size headboard, chairs, dressers, tables and mirrors.
All sales will be final for this cash and carry sale. Payment by credit card will be accepted. Help will be on hand to load items.
For more information, call 369-6962.

Long range shooting
Soldiers, family members, retirees and Army civilians will have an opportunity to zero their hunting rifles from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Red Cloud Echo Range, off Highway 119 North.
The shoot will allow calibration of any caliber weapon at any distance. The cost is $5 for a two-hour shooting block.
Register at the Pass & Permit Office or onsite. For additional information, call 435-8061.

Latin favorites on Thunder Run menu
Are you hungry for some Latin favorites? They're on the menu Oct. 5 at Club Stewart's Thunder Run restaurant as part of their themed Wednesday evening offerings.
Thunder Run began also rotates Asian, American and Italian favorites.
Service is every Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. The cost is $9.95 per adult and half-price for children ages 5-10. There is no charge for children 4 and under.
For more information, call 368-2212.

Fire Prevention Week at Library
Children up to age 12 are invited to learn fire prevention from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 5 at George P. Hays Library. There is no charge.
Nationally, Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9-15 this year.
For more information about activities at Hays Library, call 767-2828.

Managed deer hunts
Outdoor Recreation will conduct two managed hunts this hunting season in the Delta Range Complex.
The first will be on Oct. 29, and the registration deadline is 5 p.m. Oct 17.
Soldiers stationed at Fort Stewart and retirees may apply for the 50 slots available. Ten percent are for retirees.
Applications will be taken at Pass & Permit Offices on Stewart and Hunter.
Individuals can take part in both a morning and afternoon hunt, with lunch provided. Game check and cleaning station will be provided by Fish and Wildlife. A $10 fee per hunter is payable upon selection. Assistance also is provided by DES game wardens.
A drawing will choose the 50 hunters.
Another managed deer hunt will be on Dec. 20, with a registration deadline of 5 p.m. Nov 28.
For more information, call the Fort Stewart office at 435-8033 or Hunter office at 912-315-5163.

Big Buck Contest sign-up under way
Register now for a chance to win cash for the largest buck harvested on Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield. Registration continue until Oct. 21.
Registration fees are $30 for active duty, retired and family members, and $40 for civilians.
All deer harvested must be turned in to the Fish & Wildlife Branch for scoring.
For more information, call the Pass & Permit Office at 435-8061 at Stewart or 912-315-5163 at Hunter.

CG Will Read at "Tell Me a Story" Event
Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, commander of the Third Infantry Division, will be the guest reader at 3 p.m. Sunday for the Military Child Education Coalition's continuing "Tell Me a Story" series.
The inspiring story, "Listen to the Wind," by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth, will be the featured book.
Tell Me a Story events are for children ages 4-12. Each registered family will receive a copy of the featured book. Hands-on activities, snacks and a fun learning experience also will be provided.
Admission is free, but space is limited, and early registration is encouraged. To register, call Jacqui Coffman at 408-0008 or e-mail ptop.stewart@militarychild.org.

Wild Hog Competition sign-up
Registration for the 2011 Wild Hog Competition continues through Dec. 31.
A civilian and an active duty winner will receive a large hog head mount valued at $500.
Register by Oct. 11 at the Fort Stewart Pass & Permit Office. All participants must be a valid permit holder. There is a $5 entry fee.
The contest will be judged based on the number of hogs harvested during unmanaged hunts on Stewart and Hunter. All hogs must be submitted at the Pass & permit office or at the fish and wildlife office on Fort Stewart.
For more information, call 435-8061.

Adopt-A-Shelf volunteers needed at Hays Library
Would you like to help the George P. Hays Library on Fort Stewart? Adopt-a-Shelf volunteers are needed to keep the library tidy and materials accessible.
Names of volunteers, who must be at least 16, will be placed on a name plate at the end of their section to recognize their commitment.
For more information, call 767-2828.

Soldier Show Coming to Stewart, Hunter
The 2011 U.S. Army Soldier Show, featuring 90 minutes of high-energy entertainment with a carnival theme, will be on Fort Stewart and Hunter in October.
Two performances, each beginning at 7 p.m., are scheduled Oct. 11 and Oct. 12 at Newman Fitness Center on Fort Stewart. Another performance, also at 7 p.m., will be on Oct. 19 at Tominac Fitness Center on Hunter.
Admission is free on a first-come basis.
Among the performers is PFC Joseph K. Shaw, a Hunter soldier who is a native of Hot Springs, Ark. He is a percussionist, pianist and vocalist.
The theme this year is "Carnival - A Traveling Thank You." The show is sponsored by Army G-1 Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program and Navy Federal Credit Union.
"There are a lot of dancers, a lot of movement in the show," director Victor Hurtado said. "But there are some great voices as well. And some great stage presence. We have some great rapper and spoken-word guys, so we have quite a bit of that driving the show."
Africa, Samoa, Latin America, Nepal, with influences from India, Thailand and China are represented in the song-and-dance extravaganza that plays to the strengths of cast members from several countries. Each international scene will feature authentic music from that locale.

FMWR's on the Web, Facebook
Visit the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Web site for information about what FMWR has to offer soldiers and their families at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. The site is at http://www.stewartmwr.com/.
Also, follow the action on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FortStewartHunterFMWR.

 

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