OFBA 2017 Fall Convention
Just wanted to say that we had one of the best Fall Conventions that we have ever had. There were 2 days of demos from some of the best of trappers in the nation. Wayne Derrick from New Mexico, Rusty Johnson from Georgia, Lee Steinmeyer from Kansas, Lesel Reuwsaat from South Dakota and Brad Thomure with Apple road Predator Bait. There were lots of vendors and lots of activities for everyone. Trap Toss for the kids and all of them went home with traps. The skillet toss for the women was a big hit again this year. 1st place Amber Doerr, 2nd place Jennifer Crosby, and 3rd place Sharon Smith.
The trap setting contest for the kids were judged by Wayne Derrick, Rusty Johnson, Lee Steinmeyer, and Kyler Damron. They judged how well the set was made, how stable was the trap and location. 1st place Catie Wyskup, 2nd place Lane Crosby, and 3rd place Logan Crosby.
Turtle races were something new this year and was very exciting. 1st place Miranda Sanders, Robbie Sweetman, and Lane Crosby.
We did something new for some of the members that always go out of their way to help with anything that they can. They received Plaques that acknowledges their efforts. Those receiving recognition were David and Rhonda Marsh, Sharron Smith, Cloyce Callaway and Margie Dodson. Outstand directors were Lloyd Teeters, Noel Carruthers, Doran Smith, Terry Waggoner, and Gary Jarman.
We gave away a hitch mounted vertical skinner and Tim Davis was the lucky person. We hope that he enjoys it.
Fish Friday night was great. There was Crappie and Catfish with all the trimmings. Saturday meal was smoked pig. Everybody enjoyed the food and company.
I would like to thank everyone that took the time to come to the Convention and help out and visit. Without people like you we would not be the OFBA.
The 2017 to 2019 officers and directors are:
R.C. Edgar President
Gary Jarman Vice President
Shawn Bell Secretary/ Treasure
Shannon Sheffert NTA
Tracy Anderson Evan Crosby
Noel Carruthers Kyler Damron
Monty Dodson Dwight Keen
Scott Newby Doren Smith
Lloyd Teeters Brad Thomure