July 18, 2013 

Kudos from Tiger Trap board

The Los Banos Tiger Trap Team board would like to thank the National Rifle Association and everyone who has generously given to our team to help enhance and aid the ongoing fundraising efforts.

We also thank Enterprise reporter David Witte for this past season's media coverage.

The Los Banos Tiger Trap Team Program is proud to lay claim that it's youth shooters have excelled far beyond expectation both locally, statewide and at the YSSA U.S. Open in North Las Vegas, where they competed against other youth from Nevada, Arizona, Utah and California to return home victorious in many divisions.

The sport of clay shooting helps create responsible citizen-leaders, while promoting the disciplines of gun safety and ownership.

The ultimate responsibility of how a youth shooter conducts themselves on and off the trap field, while taught by the coaching staff, is held by the parents, grandparents and guardians who have been supporters and volunteers.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to retiring President Sandy Wakeling, whose belief that all children should have the opportunity to learn and enjoy the discipline of gun safety and ownership is the driving force as to why this program has successfully improved every year from its initial eight participants to over 70 this year.

Individuals interested in learning about the upcoming 2014 season, please contact Darrell Mello at (209) 675-2299.

The 2013 Los Banos Tiger Trap Board

DJ Barcellos, Secretary


Doing best in a difficult situation

This letter is in response to Randy Glenn's July 5 letter in the Enterprise.

As the community service provider, Circle of Love Founder and instructor at the Los Banos Community Center, I am one of only six people to help run the cooling and heating center during extreme weather conditions.

There is one morning person and one evening person to tend to the needs of those at the center. My priorities are to the immediate needs of those in emergency situations.

On the day you attempted to reach me, I was involved in four emergency situations simultaneously.

As for the seniors on my block, I check on them during extreme weather conditions. I am unable to check the entire town of Los Banos.

I have lived in Los Banos all my life, and there are many volunteers who work with the police, fire and hospital to help others.

I hope you will come and meet with me at the community center and perhaps you too can join our volunteer group.

Gloria Mendonca

Community Service Provider

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