Living History – Mayville Blue Grass Festival Sun, 19 Sep 2021 04:05:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Living History – Mayville Blue Grass Festival 32 32 Rachael Fraley: 4-H offers a sport shooting course – La Tribune Sun, 19 Sep 2021 04:05:55 +0000

The 4-H Sports shooting program is an opportunity to get involved in a sport with a lasting impact.

In Lawrence County, the 4-H Shooting Sports program offers eight core disciplines: Archery, Crossbow, Hunting & Wildlife, Living History, Muzzleloading, Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun. All disciplines are taught by certified 4-H instructors.

Youth learn the basics of shooting, practice safety techniques and response to shooting commands, explore wildlife conservation and take field trips.

About two-thirds of residences in the United States have guns in the house.

Exposure to safe and responsible handling is essential to prevent incidents inside or outside the home.

Shooting is the second most popular international sport behind track and field.

It is unique in its ability to be a sport for life.

Recently, one member of the Ohio 4-H competed in the Paralympic Games and others are serving on the National Junior Shooting Sport Team.

We believe that participation in shooting sports promotes human growth and development.

The introduction of safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment paves the way for valuable professional and lifelong recreational education.

Young people are involved in a team, learn responsibility, discipline, goal setting and more.

Through the Lawrence County 4-H program, volunteers within each disciple educate our youth through monthly skill-based practice, club meetings, and project book help.

Youth engaged in the 4-H Sport Shooting Program spend at least six hours of supervised training, five club meetings, and writing their 4-H Project Workbook.

At the end, they present their learning experience at the County Fair by sharing their project with community members such as the State Highway Patrol and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, who serve as project evaluators.

Lawrence County 4-H registration season begins October 1, youth ages 9-18 interested in joining programs like our Sport Shooting Program can contact the OSU Extension, Lawrence County Office at 740-533-4322.

Rachael Fraley is the OSU Extension Educator for Lawrence County.

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In Panjshir, few signs of active resistance or fighting at all Sat, 18 Sep 2021 01:38:30 +0000

PANJSHIR, Afghanistan – In this lush swath of land – isolated from potential invaders by high mountain peaks and narrow passes conducive to ambushes – former Mujahideen fighters and Afghan commandos regrouped in the days following the overthrow of the government Afghan by the Taliban, vowing to fight for the last man. With its history of resistance and its reputation for impenetrability, the Panjshir Valley seemed an ideal place for a determined force of renegades to found an insurgency.

On September 6, however, the Taliban claimed to have captured the entire Panjshir province, a momentous victory in an area that repelled many Soviet offensives in the 1980s, and had remained out of Taliban control during their 1996 rule in 2001.