The North Missouri Sportsman's Alliance (NMSA) will be conducting two fund raisers during the first four and one-half months of 2013. The fund raisers will be held in lieu of the North Missouri Outdoor Classic, which the NMSA had used as its primary fund raiser the last five years. The Outdoor Classic will return to the Chillicothe area in March of 2014.
Saturday, January 19, the NMSA, a 501Â© 3 non-profit organization, will hold its first ever Texas Hold 'EmPoker Tournament. The playing field will be limited to 75 players. The tournament will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Chillicothe. Pre-registration fees are $40. At the door, tournament fees will be $50.
The tournament will begin at 12 noon and run until a winner is determined.
Items will be awarded for the top prizes, however if the winners did not want the prizes the NMSA would buy back the item from the individual. The second fund raiser for the NMSA will be a four-gun raffle. A limited number of tickets will be printed, with each ticket costing $20. The drawing for the guns will be held when the tickets have been sold out or May 15, 2013, whichever comes first, Shoot said. If a firearm winner does not want the gun, the NMSA will buy it back. Raffle tickets will be available later this month.
The raffle guns include a Henry .22 Pump with an octagon barrel (rare), a Savage Model 11 FCNS .204 Ruger, a Savage Model 11 Hog Hunter .308 and a Weatherby Vanguard .243 Youth Model.
All proceeds raised by the NMSA will go to help fund the Share The Harvest program in the counties of Livingston, Linn, Daviess and Carroll.
Anyone interested in playing in the poker tournament or acquiring a raffle ticket may contact Scott Englert, Roger Bernskoetter, Tom Burtch, Bill Wehrle, Matt Leamer, Eric Reeter, Brice Walker, Jim Summerville, Todd Rodenberg or Steve Shoot.