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Group Looking for Law Enforcement to Participate in Trapshoot Fundraiser

Each year, some 300 residents of Camden, Miller and Morgan counties, as well as some surrounding areas, visit the hospital after being abused or sexually assaulted. About half of those victims are children.

Thanks to the SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)/SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) program, brought to the area in 2007 by Dee Ballard, a nurse in Lake Regional Health System’s emergency room, victims are being seen and treated more quickly in a way that doesn’t make them feel “re-traumatized.” Although the organization works through the hospital, it is a stand-alone entity. All members of the SART team work as volunteers.

In order to serve in those volunteer positions, however, specialized extensive and ongoing training is required. To help cover the cost of the continuing education for its members, the Lake Area SART will be holding a benefit shoot on Saturday, June 3 at the Missouri Trap Shooters Association off A Road in Linn Creek. The second annual event is scheduled to kick off at 10 a.m.

Last year’s shoot raised approximately $2,000, but thanks to a generous supporter, that amount was doubled with a matching donation.

Shane Landis, one of the shoot organizers, said he hopes to sign up as many teams as possible.

“We’ll have a little ‘friendly competition’ – some law enforcement agencies are pulling together their best shooters to compete against other agencies – but then we’re also getting sign-ups from people who just want to come out and support SART. We’ll also have some youth shooters from the Camdenton School District, which has a program, and Osage, which has a club, and I think we’ll also have several 4H members. Everyone – every skill level – is invited to participate,” he said, adding that plaques will be awarded for top team and top shooter.

The entry fee is $250 per five-member team. Single shooters can also participate with an entry fee of $50 per person. Participants will each shoot two rounds of 25 shots. Landis said shooters must provide their own ammunition and must use safety equipment – both of which will be available for purchase in the Missouri Trap Shooters store. No gun? No problem. Shotguns will be available for use free of charge as long as ammunition is purchased on site.Concessions will also be available during the event. Businesses and supporters are also asked to donate items for a silent auction.

To donate, to act as a sponsor or to register a team, call Landis at 573-552-6951 or Lloyd at 573-280-4840.

Register for 2017 Conferences

calendar_iconBe sure to check out all of the new 2017 Conferences on the  Conference  page. To register, please click on the conference name and view relevant instructions. Contact MSA at 573-635-5925 or more information. We look forward to seeing you!

Sheriff’s Profile

Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf
Exploring the Deep Eventually Led to Top Law Enforcement Spot

While taking a course to become a certified scuba diver, Gary Schaaf never considered that the training would launch him into a whole new career, but that’s exactly what happened.

“I was in college at the time and learned that a scuba training facility in Cape Girardeau was offering a class. I had always been interested in scuba diving and was looking for something to do so I signed up,” he said, adding that he not only learned a lot, he discovered that he greatly enjoyed his new hobby.

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