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LEGENDS MAYBE, BUT NOT OF GOLD – Local non-golfers, Glenna and Les Ray of El Dorado Springs and Ray and Glenda Gipson and their daughter, Dallas, of Weableau, participated in the opening activities of the “legends of Golf Tournament” at Bass Pro’s new Shooting Academy.

The Rays and Gipsons are members of the Bass Pro Rendezvous committee and were invited to take part in the June 4 opening ceremonies by Johnny Morris. At his request, the committee members were dressed in their pre-1840 attire and met and personally welcomed all those attending as they arrived at the Academy. After dinner, the committee members signaled the start of the Legends Tournament by firing a volley from their muzzleloader firearms. After the volley was fired, the evening’s entertainment began as Tony Stewart arrived in his race car with “Deputy Barney Fife” in pursuit. As the attempted arrest was taking place, 10 Elvis impersonators, known as the “Flying Elvi” from Las Vegas dropped in by parachute and then performed on stage.

The real show of the evening began with the shooting exhibitions performed by a number of world record holders from both the US and Great Britain.

Altogether, the evening’s events proved to be very impressive and enjoyable for all who attended.

From left: Ray Gipson, Glenda Gipson, T.C. Corning, Glenna Ray and Les Ray.