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Sponsors Athens County Jr. Golf TournamentKiwanis
Kiwanian Jon Reed conducted a clinic for Caroline Hurd and Andrew
Dewald The Athens Kiwanis Club sponsored an Athens County Jr. Golf
Tournament on July 21, 2003 at the Athens Country Club beginning at
8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start. The 26 young golfers were divided
into three age groups; 12 and under, 13-14 and 15-18, the two older age
groups, played 18 holes and the 12 and under played 9 holes.
There were some thrilling moments as the Champion in the 15-18 age
group, Noah Barrett, put his second shot on the green on the par 5
number 6 hole. He barely missed his eagle putt, but he moved the marker
to the middle of the green to mark the “furthest after two shots” on
this hole. Surely no one could beat this shot for the prize of three
Titleist golf balls. However, when the 12 and under group came to
this hole, A. J. Cadamagnani put his second shot inside Noah’s
mark to win the “furthest after two” contest. This was quite a feat for
an 11-year old even though he was teeing off from the red tees.
Both Noah Barrett and A. J. Cadamagnani won their age groups. Noah
recently graduated from Trimble High School where he placed seventh in
the High School State Tournament. Noah’s brother, Tyler Barrett,
won his age group’s championship. The rest of the results are
listed on page 7. A tie for second place in the 12 years old and under
age group and a four hole playoff resulted in Curtis Goldsberry beating
Mitchell Crabtree for second place. There was also a tie for
second in the 15-18 age group. Second place was decided by a chip
off on number 9 hole. Scott Brown won the closest chip to the pin.
Everyone enjoyed the pizza party after the tournament. Contests
were held on each hole with Titleist golf balls given to the winners of
longest putts, longest drives, closest to the pins on par threes,
closest to the targets, furthest after two shots, etc. Trophies
were given for first, second and third places in the three age groups.
The Athens Kiwanis Club and the Serendipitous Seniors are interested in
getting more young people to start playing golf. Some of our
Seniors have donated golf clubs to give to young golfers who do not
have access to golf clubs. A golf clinic was held at 9:00 a.m. on
the practice greens at the Athens Country Club. Kiwanian Jon Reed
conducted the clinic and Caroline Hurd and Andrew Dewald each won a
golf bag, a set of golf clubs, tees and golf balls.
August 4, 2003: Annual
August 11, 2003: Mike
Hunter, retired highway patrolman, will tell about his
trip to Nicaragua.
August 18, 2003:
Tour the new Department of Natural Resources building on
East State Street.
2003: To be announced
Everyone should make a special effort to keep our
attendence above 24. In order to be served a buffet dinner, the O.U.
Inn requires that we pay for 24 dinners regardless of how many we
eat. Our administration funds are depleted when we have to make
up the difference between the number present and 24. When you
don’t come to our Kiwanis meetings, you are costing us
money. We need you!
July 7, 2003:
Dave Sagen, Naturalist from Hocking College, brought his pet snake and
explained what is like to live with a rare Indian Python Albino snake
that is 11’ long and weighs 75 pounds with the potential to become 20’
long and weigh 200 poinds. July 14, 2003: Bob Garbo
described the Youthbuild Program which is sponsored by Community Action.
July 21, 2003: Pam
Learman from the Ohio Consumers Council described how to get on the
telemarkerters’ “Do not call list.” You may call toll free,
“1-877-PICKOCC,” or register on line at, www.donotcall.gov.
July 28, 2003:
Sally Lozada and Paul Harper from Hocking College described the JASON
Project which is a high tech science prigram for 5-8 grades.
August 4-9, 2003: We
need a lot of help to work at the Athens County Fair Kiwanis
Concession. Call Augie Zorn at 592-2356, if you can help anytime.
Pat Funk making friends with Sagan’s pet snake
The long awaited publication of the The History of the Kiwanis Club of
Athens is ready for distribution. I want to thank the
daughters of H. John Huffman for providing me with all the Kiwanis
papers that John had saved during his lifetime. Also, I want to
thank Wanda and Joe Bush for the use of their papers and
photographs. Thanks to Earl Funk for the use of his
Kiwanis papers and to all the people who helped identify some of our
earlier members and officers. I would also like to thank my
co-editor of the Kiwaniscope, John Biddle, who provided most of the
digital pictures in the last three years' issues of the Kiwaniscopes
that have been scanned and included in this Kiwanis Story.
It has taken a long time to complete this project, but I hope everyone
who reads the book will realize what a large impact the Kiwanis Club of
Athens has had on the Athens Community. All Kiwanis members can
be proud that they belong to such a worthwhile civic club.
There are 264 pages of stories describing Kiwanis activities, newspaper
clippings, and pictures of past and present Kiwanians at work. It
is bound in a soft cover with a color design. Any profit made
after expenses have been paid will be deposited in the Administrative
Results 2003 Kiwanis
Fourth of July Field Day
Compiled by Dave Koonst at Hocking Valley Community Residential Center
Winning Teams of Each Event:
Unit 17 pts.
Demons 16 pts.
Soldiers 14 pts.
Tigers 30 pts.
Nuggets 27 pts.
Unit 20 pts.
Nuggets 13 pts.
Soldiers 12 pts.
Demons 12 pts.
Baseball Throwing for Accuracy:
Soldiers 8 pts.
Nuggets 6 pts.
Tigers 5 pts.
Soccer Kicking for Accuracy:
Soldiers 34 pts.
Tigers 34 pts.
Unit 24 pts.
Overall Winning Teams (Each member received a trophy):
Grand Champion (87 pts.)
Runner-Up (82 pts.)
Third Place (75 pts.)
Individual Winners of Each Event:*
Mays 8 pts.
Newton 8 pts.
Webber 6 pts.
Bird 6 pts
Buck 6 pts.
Althouse 9 pts.
Newton 9 pts.
Webb 9 pts.
Webber 9 pts.
Jones 6 pts.
Jones 6 pts.
Althouse 5 pts.
Baseball Throwing for Accuracy:
Althouse 5 pts.
McKee 4 pts.
Cupp 4 pts.
Brown 4 pts.
Soccer Kicking for Accuracy:
McKee 12 pts.
Webber 10 pts.
Jones 10 pts.
Jackson 10 pts.
* Each person received a first, second or third place ribbon for each
Overall Individual Scores:
Josh Althouse 27
Paul Webber 26
Damon Newton 24
Shawl McKee 24
Anthony Brown 24
Joe Cupp 23
Tom Mays 22
Derek Bird 22
Dave Webb 22
Ricky Jackson 21
Scotty Jones 20
Robbie Hatfield 19
Mike Jones 18
Mike Short 15
Kevin Bertran 15
Brandon Unroe 15
Eli Rudder 12
Keith Buck 11
Derek Malone 10
Joe Lawson 10
Jamie Snyder 9
Martin Gibbs 8
What is the
Hocking Valley Community Residential Center?
The Hocking Valley Community Residential Center, located in
Nelsonville, is a dream come true for troubled youth in Southeast
Ohio. The goal of the Center is to reduce commitments of
adjudicated juvenile felons to the Department of Youth Services.
Their mission is to provide a safe environment where
youth will receive positive rehabilitation that allows them to become
productive citizens upon return to the community. The program is
family centered with services provided not only at the Center but also
in the home community. Their services include: parenting classes,
individual and group counseling, drug and alcohol education,
individualized educational, programming, vocational training, victim
awareness, self-esteem, anger management, independent living skills,
community service, recreation, and wildlife care education. All
treatment planning is implemented through each youth’s community-based,
The limited options in Southeast Ohio for low risk
felon offenders and the need to lower the population in Department of
Youth Service institutions resulted in the passage of House Bill
812. This bill provided construction and operating funds for the
Hocking Valley community Residential center and five other multi-county
Community Residential Centers throughout Ohio. The
participating juvenile courts now have a community based Residential
Center that will greatly enhance options and avoid permanent
commitments to state institutions.
The juvenile Court Judges in the 13-county region
serve as the Board Members for the Center. The Honorable Robert
W, Stewart is the Athens County Juvenile Court judge who serves on the
Board. The 13 Judges take a special interest in the progress of the
young men and they meet at the Nelsonville facility once a month.
Volunteers play an important role at the Hocking
Valley Community Residential Center. They are actually seen as
part of the kids “support group.” The only vested interest
volunteers bring is that they care. That simple message can never
be emphasized enough with troubled children. A
real sense of hope and direction can result when enough people get
excited about their commitment to particular youth. Kids have
never needed people to whom they can truly “look up to” more.
Volunteers can get involved in any number of
ways. From tutoring to mentoring to sponsoring a group activity,
a person’s involvement will vary. There is so much to be done and never
enough players. (Ray Skinner donned his Civil War uniform and
marched into HVCRC with Sgt. Edwin Glazier’s diaries, letters and
accouterments. The kids were very responsive and had a great time
trying to figure out how old Sgt. Glazier really was.) Some of the
young men from H.V. R. T. C. who helped flip pancakes at the Kiwanis
2003 Athens County
Kiwanis Jr. Golf Tournament
15-18 Years Old
First place: Noah Barrett (18)
Second place: Scott Brown (17)
Third place: Matthew Dixon (16)
Fourth place: Derek Bobo (17)
OTHERS:Matt Crabtree, Jonathon Thompson, Michael Bolin, Tyler McDaniel,
Mathew Denhart, Dana Vales, Tom Chiki, Kevin Methews, Kyle Methews
13-14 Years Old
First place: Tyler Barrett (14)
Second place: Shay Brooks (13)
Third place: Brandon Williams
Fourth place: Kris Weisenbach Athens
OTHERS: Anthony Torries, Michael Crabtree, Joe Baum, Kyle Krumel
12 Years Old and Under*
First place: A. J. Cadamagnani (11)
Second place: Curtis Goldsberry (11)
Third place: Mitchell Crabtree (12)
Fourth place: Evan Jolley (12)
OTHERS: Jordon Sweeney, Frank Valentour
1. Closest to Center of Fairway: TYLER BARRETT
2. Longest Drive in Fairway: SCOTT BROWN
3. Longest Putt: TOM CHIKI
4. Closest to Target: BRANDON WILLIAMS
5. Closest to Pin on Green: ANTHONY TORRIES
6. Farthest after Two Shots: A. J. CATAMAGNIN
7. Closest to Target in Fairway: MIKE BOLIN
8. Longest Putt: MATT DIXON
9. On the Green from Farthest Out: SCOTT BROWN
Beginners: Winners of Bags, Golf Clubs, Tees and Golf Balls Caroline
Hurd and Andrew Dewald
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