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Youth Fishing Class

Sheriff Derrick Cunningham and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, James Williams and Craig Payne with Montgomery County Parks and Recreation department and Daryl Woods with the Montgomery YMCA collaborated to create an outdoor classroom for youth at the Montgomery County ponds on Highway 231 South. Members of the Rumblin Waters BASS Club, volunteered their time to teach free fishing classes to 35 boys and girls ages 8-12. The participants learned how to identify various types of fishing rods, how to cast a rod, proper bait/lure selection as well as many other interesting things they probably wouldn't have known otherwise. Skip Essman with the "Leave No Trace" program talked to the youth about the importance of outdoor conservation and preservation of our environment. These outdoor, hands-on activities provided youth with an opportunity to put down their video games, pick up a fishing rod and learn a skill they can utilize to help shape their future. Several universities around the state have a BASS fishing sports club, i.e., Auburn University and University of Alabama. This pilot program is one of the many activities offered by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office to keep youth active and involved during the summer months. These free classes were possible, thanks to a grant from the Mid-South RC & D Council, Wal-Mart stores and the support of the Montgomery County Commission.

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National Night Out

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with the Town of Pike Road to bring our communities the best crime prevention tailgate ever at this year's National Night Out! Come out to the parking lot of the Town Hall (9575 Vaughn Road) on August 2nd from 6-8 pm for food and fellowship with your neighbors and officials. There will be guest speakers discussing how to be more aware of your surroundings and what you can do to prevent crime.

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Camp Show-n-Tell

All slots are filled for our annual Camp Show-n-Tell! Each year we take 100 boys and girls for a free, week long camp to promote positive interaction and life rewarding skills with our youth who have succeeded during the school year. Those of you that have applied and been accepted to this year's camp....welcome aboard and to those that didn't apply, please apply next year! Applications are accepted starting April 1st each year. Activities include canoeing, archery, arts and crafts, swimming, outdoor survival skills and of course, a BIG DANCE on the Thursday before they depart from camp. There will be Deputies and Corrections Officers on site the entire week to supervise the kids and make sure everyone benefits from the camp!

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Senior Fishing Rodeo

*Seniors, mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 13th, for our Senior Fishing Rodeo! All senior citizens, 55 years young and up, are invited to fish at the Montgomery County ponds located 7 miles from the Southern Boulevard on Highway 231 South, across from Meriwether Road. There will be portable bathrooms on premise and the ponds are handicap accessible.

There will be deputies at the road with emergency lights displayed so you can't miss it...JUST LOOK FOR THE FLASHING BLUE LIGHTS!

Please plan to be there between 5:30 & 6:00am to get started fishing before the heat gets too unbearable. We will fish, if weather permits, until 12:00 Noon. Please do not bring children to this event as we have a Kids Fishing Rodeo annually in June for our youth to attend.

We will provide snacks and drinks....you provide the bait and tackle and whatever you catch is yours to keep!

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Vacation Security Check

Don't forget to schedule your vacation security home checks so you don't have to worry while you are on vacation...leave the worrying to us! All Montgomery County residents are encouraged to following the listed helpful tips as well as utilize our vacation security home check. All you need to do is call 832-2578 during the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday and answer a few questions or call our non-emergency Dispatch number after hours at 832-1328.

Helpful tips to remember while you are preparing for vacation:

• Cancel your mail service with your post office

• Stop your newspaper-extra newspapers in your driveway lets people know you are not at home

• Notify trusting neighbors that you are leaving so they can monitor any activity at your residence

ALWAYS HAVE A PLAN OF ACTION

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Citizens Academy

We are preparing for our next Citizens Academy which will be held in September. If you haven't heard about our Citizens Academy, you're missing out. The course consists of one night a week for one hours for a period of six weeks. You will learn about each department and how they operate and protect you, the citizen. Please keep check on our website for more details www.MontgomerySheriff.com.

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Firearms Familiarization Course

Sign up NOW for our Firearms Familiarization Course scheduled for August 13th and learn how to protect yourself! We know that learning how to protect yourself is very important in today's world. Our course is held one Saturday a month and has been scheduled for the following dates:

Saturday, August 13th • Saturday, September 24th

The class is held at our Firing Range and lasts all day and is FREE to Montgomery County citizens! The morning session is classroom instruction on firearm safety and firearm laws. The afternoon session allows citizens to practice shooting on our Firing Range for the remainder of the class. All classes are under the instruction of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Range Master.

Course Requirements:

• Montgomery County Citizen

• Obtain a Montgomery County Pistol Permit (prior to the course date)

• Complete an Application for the Course

Pistol Permit Questions? 334.832.1335 or 334.832.1337

Course Questions or to Obtain an Application? LisaCrenshaw@mc-ala.org • 334.832.1339

Your safety is our primary concern; therefore, we ask that you do not bring children to this class.

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IT'S HOT OUTSIDE!

Don't forget to check on your loved ones!

Thank you for your continued support of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office!

 

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