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  1. Bill Lindholm sent me these:



    Wimpy Hank Yoho - EoT 2002



    Tule Spud, Wimpy Hank Yoho, Lost River Slim & my brother Whiney Henry Yoho

    "Tule & Slim left us a few years ago. :( Miss them.  Pards ta' ride the river with.  They were like brothers to me too."



    Wimpy Hank Yoho and Whiney Henry Yoho

    "Here's one of my brother Whiney Henry Yoho & myself.  I'm guessin' about a dozen years back or so. Match was called True Grit, Roseburg, Oregon. Whiney's smilin' big cuz' it was a two day match with 10 stages with 4 pistols, 2 rifles & a shotgun. Ammo count per stage approximately 50 rounds per stage. We'd do that one & feel like all the other matches after that one seem like not much shootin'. LOL"



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  2. Quotes from Craig Hanson, "Big Jake, SASS #1001...


    "Only One Handgun back then. In 1985-86-87 we could use Winchester 30-30 and 45-70 as a main match rifle. we used wrist watches and stopwatches for a timer. Things changed with SASS in late 1987 and End of Trail 1988 and up."


    "Targets back then were poured cast steel and had many pockmarks from hits and craters from hard hits from the 30-30's, .38-55' and .45-70's. had several bounce backs that hit people and cut the skin. I had a .45-70 hit and bounce back, skid off the ground, hit a shed behind me, and bounce to hit me in the Cowboy Boots above the ankle. Black n Blue for two weeks. SASS started using AR (Abrasion Resistant) Steel and no more pockmarks and craters. Just a bullet Splash in the dirt. But also went with Pistol only calibers in the Rifles."


    "Some of our guys were a little upset when they banned the rifle calibers. One had his 30-30 all set up and dialed in and the other had been working, for months, on getting his 45-70 '86 to be competitive."

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    Harper Creigh "Judge Roy Bean" #1, Dave Britton "R.J. Poteet" #3, Craig Hanson "Big Jake" #1001, Harold Iskawich "Greybeard", at Railhead 1989 and the 1st time the Train had gone to and from the Grand Canyon since 1968.

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  4. On 2/10/2021 at 10:56 PM, Miss Weev said:



    William “Bill” Ackerman, 70, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2021 after an honorable battle with Leukemia this past year.


    Bill was an active member of the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) at the Litchfield Sportsman’s Club. Bill chose the shooting name of Ross Haney after a character out of his favorite Louis L’Amour book collection. He and Carol (a.k.a. Sunny Day) enjoyed shooting with their friends at hundreds of club matches over the years competing in Cowboy Action Shooting while preserving the history of the Old West. 


    Bill will be deeply missed and is survived by; his wife, Carol, daughter, Jane (Andrea) Ackerman, sister, Nancy (Bud) Klaustermeier, sister-in-law, Nancy (Don) Thomas, brother-in-law, Howard (Laurie) Hall, numerous nieces, nephews, friends.




    Ross Haney - (Bill Ackerman, February 6, 2021)

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    Rip Hawk - (Jack Palmer Welch, R.I.P.)



    Jack Palmer Welch, 82, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma died Friday, June 2, 2017 at Mercy Hospice in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He was born September 3, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma the son of Harold and Alma (Ivey) Welch. Jack attended Capitol Hill High School and the University of Oklahoma. He worked for the Army Corps of Engineers beginning in 1955: first as a laboratory technician and later as a boat operator on Robert S. Kerr Reservoir. He was on active duty with the Army as a radio operator in Germany in 1957 and 1958. Jack worked on minuteman missile sites in North Dakota and Wyoming and Corps dams in Kansas and Oklahoma, retiring from the Corps in 1989. Settling in Sallisaw in 1966, he married Patricia Ann Martin on August 8, 1969. After his career with the government, he operated Top Dog Video in Sallisaw with his wife Pat for several years. Jack was a dog lover, enjoyed fishing, and later became an avid participant in Cowboy Action Shooting with the Single Action Shooters Society. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Pat; his parents, Harold and Alma (Ivey) Welch; and sister, Suzi Shires of Garland, TX.

    He is survived by: son:

    William "Bill" Welch and daughter in law Mary of Indian Hills, CO

    son: Kirby Rayd Welch of Centerville, MO

    daughter: Jacquelyn "Lyndi" Welch of Tulsa, OK

    son: Eric Welch and daughter in law Jessie of Cooter, MO

    9 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren

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