Fort McCoy News April 28, 2017

News Notes

Drug take-back event scheduled for April 29

The Monroe County Safe Community Coalition will host drug take-back events 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29.

People wishing to discard old medications, both prescription and over the counter, can take them to Monroe County Solid Waste Management at 20448 Junco Road in Norwalk or the Sparta Police Department at 121 E. Oak St. in Sparta. The Sparta Police Department will hold a child passenger seat safety check and recycle event that same day.

Permanent drop boxes are located at Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center in Cashton and Sparta and Tomah police departments.

Fort McCoy does not hold a separate drug take-back event, but community members are encouraged to take unwanted medications to one of these events or the permanent drop boxes. Pills, liquids, ointments, patches, nonaerosols, and pet medications are all accepted.

For more information about discarding unused medications, visit www.mcsafecommunities.org or www.dea.gov.

2-person trap league starts May 1

A two-person trap league will compete at 5 p.m. Mondays starting May 1 at Sportsman's Range.

Shooters will have the same partner every week. The competition will be 50 shots: 25 team shots at 16 yards and 25 individual at handicap yardage. During the first week, all shooters will shoot from 21 yards. Starting the second week, shooters will compete from the handicap yard line determined by the first week scores.

Participants may shoot any time during Monday range hours. The winning team will receive a gift card to Ace Hardware in Tomah.
The entry fee is $40, plus a one-time birds fee of $80 per team. Members receive a $5 discount. Registration is required by May 1.

Range events are open to eligible participants. For more information, call 608-388-9162.

Military Appreciation Luncheon scheduled for May 4

McCoy's Community Center, building 1571, is hosting a Military Appreciation Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4.

The first 200 current and retired service members will get a free lunch buffet. Door prizes also will be given out. Military members and retirees must show appropriate IDs to receive free meals. Dependents are not eligible.

For more information, call 608-388-2065.

3-D archery league starts May 4

A 3-D archery league will compete at 5 p.m. Thursdays starting May 4 at Sportsman's Range.

Participants may shoot in one of two classes. The hunter class allows a stabilizer length of 12 inches or less, no lens in the sight (peep sight is allowed), and arrows must be 23/64 inch or under. The open class has no restrictions on sights, stabilizers, or arrow diameters.

Participants will shoot at 14 target stations per week. Prizes will be awarded to the top shooter in each division.

The entry fee is $20. Registration is required by May 4.

Range events are open to eligible participants. For more information, call 608-388-9162.

McCoy's to hold Cinco de Mayo event

McCoy's Community Center, building 1571, will hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration starting at 7 p.m. May 5.

Food and drink specials will be available, such as margaritas, tacos, and chips and salsa. The celebration also will feature games, prizes, and music. Advance registration is not required. The event is open to Fort McCoy community members. For more information, call 608-388-2065.

50-bird skeet league starts May 5

A 50-bird skeet league will compete at 5 p.m. Fridays starting May 5 at Sportsman's Range.

Semi-automatic, pump, or double-barrel 12-gauge (or smaller) guns are allowed.

Participants may shoot any time Monday during range hours. A prize will be awarded to the top participant.

The entry fee is $20, plus a one-time birds fee of $40. Members receive a $5 discount. Registration is required by May 5.

Range events are open to eligible participants. For more information, call 608-388-9162.

Auto workshop planned for May 12

"Summerize Your Vehicle" is scheduled for 1:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 12 at the Automotive Skills Center, building 1763.

The hands-on, do-it-yourself workshop is designed to get vehicles prepared for spring and summer. Participants can get guidance on checking tire pressure, antifreeze, air filters, tire tread depth, brake fluid, transmission oil/fluid, headlights, taillights, windshield wiper fluid, batteries, alternators, belts and hoses, and power-steering fluid.

The bay fee is $3. Advance registration is not required. For more information, call 608-388-3013.

'Annie Oakley' shoot scheduled for May 12

The "Annie Oakley" shoot, a youth .22lr shoot, is scheduled for 4 p.m. May 12 at Sportsman's Range.

The event is designed for children. There is no minimum age to participate, but all youths must be accompanied by an adult.

Children can shoot three different challenges for $10 each. Rifle rental and ammunition are included. A door prize will be drawn for a Family membership at the end of the night.

Range events are open to eligible participants. For more information, call 608-388-9162.

Fort McCoy Wellness Fair scheduled for May 17

The annual Fort McCoy Wellness Fair is scheduled for May 17 at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For donor information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.redcross.org. Walk-in donations also are accepted.

A 5k run/2-mile walk will start at 10:15 a.m. The first 100 participants to register will receive free T-shirts. Registration is required by 9:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top runners in age and gender categories.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., area businesses will showcase products and services related to fitness and health. Health screenings also will be available from some vendors.

At noon, "Countdown to Wellness" winners will be announced.

Food is available to purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Door prizes will be drawn every 15 minutes. participants must be present to win; unclaimed prizes will be redrawn at 12:45 p.m.

For more information, call 608-388-3200.

'Sit, Sip, Paint' set for May 19 at McCoy's

A "Sit, Sip, Paint" canvas-painting party is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. May 19 at McCoy's Community Center, building 1571.

The workshop is a step-by-step painting demonstration by artist Linda Oldenburg. Participants will paint a 16-by-20-inch work of art. No artistic ability is required, and all art supplies are provided. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., and painting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Wine, beverages, and food will be available to purchase. The workshop costs $35 per person. The event is open to the public.

Space is limited. Register online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/mccoyrectrac.html or at McCoy's Community Center by May 15.

For more information, call 608-388-2065.

1st, 310th; Tomah VA to hold May 25 walk/run

The 1st, 310th Brigade Engineering Battalion, a unit belonging to Fort McCoy tenant 181st Multi-Functional Training Brigade, is coordinating with the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center to hold a 5k run/1-mile walk May 25 in honor of Memorial Day.

There are no prizes or awards. Participants also may choose to walk 1 mile instead.

The event will be at the Tomah VA Medical Center. Registration is required by 8 a.m. May 25. Opening remarks will start at 8:30 a.m., and the run/walk will begin shortly after.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information or for a registration form, call Capt. Chafac Mofor at (404) 936-2443 or Jennifer Conzemius at (608) 372-1727.

Next issue of The Real McCoy

The next issue of The Real McCoy will be published May 12. Deadline for submissions to be considered for that issue is noon May 3.
For more information, call 608-388-4128.