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									    MOPAR OR NO CAR

                     It’s PICNIC TIME Again                                                           Official Newsletter Of
                                             See Page #8

    T H E S TA RT I NG L I N E
October 2003                       2002 TMCCC Series Club Champions

                                   Club Information
                                   The COWTOWN MOPARS PERFORMANCE TEAM is a Mopar enthusiast organization
Inside this issue:          Page   with it’s own elected officers and operating treasury. Membership is open to ALL Mopar
                                   enthusiasts and owners. You do not need to own a Mopar to join or participate.
President’s Desk               2
And The VP Says                2   Our club address is:
Meeting Minuets                3   Cowtown Mopars Performance Team
Web Site Info                  3   P.O. Box 162413
New Members                    3   Fort Worth, Texas 76161-2413

Classifieds                    4
                                   Our Web Page is:
Huffines                       5
Business Cards                 5   Our Club Meetings:
Mopar Magic Car Show           6   The Cowtown Mopars Performance Team holds it’s monthly club meeting on the 3rd
                                   Sunday of each month at 4 pm. Meetings are held at:
Race Team Info                 7
                                   Spring Creek BBQ 1509 Airport Freeway Bedford, Texas (817) 545-0184
Events, Shows, Activities      7
                                   (corner of Forest Ridge & 183 Airport Freeway)
Funnies                        8   Cruise Night at Scotty’s (820 & Beach) 2nd Saturday of each month at 7 pm
Picnic Notice                  8
Mopar of the Month             9   GUESTS are always welcome to join us.

                                   Cowtown Mopar Officers
      Cowtown Mopars
      Is Sponsored By:             President: Mark Buchanan (972) 617-2068
                                   Vice President: Mike Miller (817) 656-3218
                                   Secretary: Ken Angyal (817) 465-4344
   Dodge Cars & Trucks             Treasurer: Rick Brownell (972) 263-0307
    Metro 214-434-1276             Membership Director: Bernie Powell (817) 246-1600
                                   Activities Director: Kelly Hilla (972) 434-2288
                                   Newsletter Editor: Dan Robinson (817) 428-8858
                                   Webmaster: Mike Miller (817) 656-3218
October 2003                                                                                                Page 2

From The President’s Desk
Hey Cowtown Members,
                                                               As many of you know Mike Miller's
We have our fall picnic and October                            Dad passed away recently. I was able
meeting all rolled up in one. Please                           to attend the funeral with Gary Brad-
bring your car and some kind of a dish                         shaw. It was a very inspiring funeral.
for you and someone else. The club will                        Three of my favorite songs were sung.
be cooking burgers and dogs. I'm look-                         It was very obvious by the kind words
ing forward to it, and the weather                             and the large crowd that Mr. Miller
should be great.                                       was a well respected and loved man. Mike, you
                                                       and your family continue to be in our prayers.
We hope to have details on the toy drive and           See ya soon
Christmas party at the meeting.                        Beep Beep!
                                                       Mark Buchanan
The Kennedale race was rained out the first            Cowtown Mopars President
time, but not the second time. We had our nor-
mal large crowd, but no one else did. We had 42
of 131 racers that day, need I say more. WOW!!
I'm very proud of the CMPT. We only have 2
more races to go, let's keep rolling. If you have
not been able to join us lately or at all this year,
please come to Ennis October 26th. I hope my
Dad and I get to have round 2 in the practice
runs. Did I mention I won round 1?

And The VP Says
Hello Club Members                                             Several of our members raced in the
                                                               Nostalgia Super Stock race at Denton
This past month has been pretty busy!                          on the 10th. Mark Buchanan and his dad
The club had a great turnout for the                           both made it to the second round as did
TMCCC race at Kennedale with a lot                             Rick Mariano. The race was ended early
of points earned for the club. We still                        because a couple of oil downs halted
have a good lead but need to show up                           racing for a total of about 2 1/2 hours
in force at Ennis keep our lead so we                          and the dew was setting in and making
can two-peat the championship. We                              it difficult to keep the cars from skating
also have to keep the Roving Plaque!                           around. It was after 2 am when the last
We can be the last club to have their name en-         two rounds were called off.
graved on it before they get a new one started.

The fall picnic is coming up on the 19th and           Mike Miller
we have a lot going on so don't miss out. We           Cowtown Mopar VP & MasterBlaster
are going to have another poker run so tank up
and get there early. From some of the phone
calls I have received and several people that I
have talked to, we should have several new
people there ready to join the club. We also
have a group of students coming to talk about a
car show they are having next spring for a
class project of theirs.
October 2003                                                                                                Page 3

Club Minuets
I've often heard from outside people                    for our sponsor, the Louisiana Mopar
who belong to other so called car                       Nationals on Sept. 20th when two vehi-
clubs that " we don't do nothing , just                 cles received 1st place, one 2nd place
meet once in a while. " My response                     and one 3rd trophy, and while all this is
to them is “we” as a club attend and                    going on the Texas Muscle Car Club
race at races, attend and show at car                   Challenge was attended by many of our
shows, attend and participate in char-                  club members.
ity events, attend and participate in
cruise nights, have picnics, have cook-outs,       At the time of this writing we still have the
have a knock-out website that is current, enjoy    Good Guys event at TMS, Houston Mopar
a close friendship with other Mopar clubs both     races and show, and the Nostalgic Super Stock
in and out of state, and loyal to our club spon-   races coming up. Our next meeting will be at
sor, Huffines Dodge.                               River Legacy Park in Arlington for our fall
                                                   picnic on October 19th, Sunday. Come on out
There's probably more, but to them it sounds       for a relaxing time for fresh air, food, and cars.
great. And yes we as a club accomplished all       So the next time someone asks what we do as
of the above this past month and part of Octo-     a car club, I respond to them.....we have fun !!
ber. We had the Labor Day car show in Gar-
land where many club members brought home          Respectfully submitted by: Ken Angyal,
trophies from the Dallas mini-nats; the Lewis-     Secretary Cowtown Mopars
ville rotary club charity car show where the
club brought home the club participation award

Cowtown Mopars Web Site Info
Hello Mopar fanatics, freaks, geeks                       the outcome. Be it a race or show, tell       Welcome
or admirers.....                                          us how you did! If you have any pho-
                                                          tos from those events send them to me
The only things new this month is a                       also. But PLEASE! name the photo                 &
page full of photos from the Kenne-                       before you send it so I can pick them
dale event and a lot of new clubs                         out easily. i.e.... DHenslee-mininats-        Renewing
listed on the links page. I have them                     1st.... so I will know who you are and
sorted by state now to make club                          the event and place. And please use a -       Members
searching a little easier!                                to space the name out, not a blank
                                                          space.....the internet doesn't like them!
Thanks to Mike Morris for sending in a lot of
really good photos. If anyone else has photos      VISIT THE WEB SITE!
just send them to me!                              YOU’LL NEVER KNOW WHAT YOUR
                                                   MISSING OUT ON!!!!!!
I would like all of our members to send me a
list of events they have been to this year and     Mike Miller AKA MasterBlaster

New Members
We would like to welcome the following                    newsletter.
new and returning members to Cowtown
Mopars.                                                   Bernie Powell
                                                          Membership Director
Ed Dodson, Troy Hicks, John &
Cheryl Morawski, Tommy Watts, &
Benson Graham.

New members may feel free to contact
any of the club officers at the phone
number or email address on the first page of the
October 2003                                                                                                                                                  Page 4

                                               Classifieds                                                                                            Rotary Show

For Sale
•   66-78 Dodge Chargers & Parts - FW/DAL Area. Register with The Dodge Charger Registry at no charge or join and get a newsletter , parts
    lists, car lists. Event lists. Call Morris (817) 545-7783 or (817) 980-9411 03/02 See you at the next charger event.

•   Tons of Mopar STUFF not listed. 1963 Plymouth Savoy 2 dr post $3000 For Sale with Savoy ONLY, big block K-Frame, Max Wedge
    Hood scoop, Max Wedge heads and cross rams, big block push button torqueflight, coated under car headers. 1986 Dodge LWB pickup,
    360, A/C, PS, PB, Complete, Trans Bad, body kinda rough, $650 452 heads, 906 heads, headers & intakes much mopar, big & small block,
    Call with request. BRAND NEW Dana 60 for 94-2001 Dodge pickup. Call Gene Quick - Day 817-838-6933 Eve. 817-838-8138
•   1965 Dodge Dart GT, 273 Automatic, body and interior in good shape Runs good $4,000.00 Contact: Bob Icard           817-491-2650 e-mail:
•   Numerous Mopar diecast (lots), models, patches, and pins. most are mint in packages. Also Franklin mint Richard petty cars and knife,
    along with some other memorabilia. Dave Casperson. 940-648-0485 or
•   For sale 2 69 coronet hardtops, 68 coronet post car, 69 coronet post car. All 4 are parts cars. Contact Mark 972-617-2068, email
•   1966 coronet conv. 383 4bbl, 727 trans with stage 2 shift kit-no rust-new carpet and door panels-no dents needs paint-runs and drives-4500
    obo. 1970 cuda clone prostreet project-straight body-has been tubbed w/17 inches of clearencse-have all rally options, rally dash,hood
    steering column,slap stick auto w/console-good seat frames and seat backs-2500 firm contact jason fischer at 817 847 6143 or
                                                                                                                                                   Classified Ads are a
•   Pair of "906" casting heads that need rebuilding $75.00, Pair of factory chrome exhaust tips for '68-'70 Road Runner, GTX excellent
    chrome finish $80.00, Set of ignition wires for 383/440 MoparPerf P/N P4529792 new in box $40.00 (817)572-1594 David Baures or                  FREE service to all
•   New Eagle 440 4.15 stroker crank,6 bolt flange $750; New Diamond 440 flattop pistons for 4.15 stroke +.030" $450; New Manley Sports-           club members. Ads
    master I-beam 440 rods $550; New Ross 440 flattop pistons for 3.75 stroke +.030" $450; New MP M1 aluminum dual plane intake for 383-
    400 with choke cover kit $200; New MP M1 aluminum single plane intake for 383-400 for single dominator carburetor $200; New Weiand                 will run for 3
    Action Plus aluminum intake for 383-400 $175; New Crane gold aluminum roller rocker arm kit with shafts $300; New MP A-body rear
    leaf spring relocation kit $95; New Richmond Gear 4.89 to 1 gears for 8 3/4 742 housing $175; New Auburn Gear Pro series 8 3/4 Sure-           consecutive issues
    Grip $375; 2 1974 Dart Sport bodies for sale, one auto, one floor shift $500 each or package deal for both; 1979 Plymouth Volare 2dr,
    Silver with red interior, bucket seats with center armrest, auto on column, factory 5 spoke road wheels,no engine or trans, was 360/904        unless specified by
    $600 obo; 360 short block, fresh .040" bore, new stock pistons, stock rods, standard crank, disassembled $500; 1969 340 block, fresh +.060
    bore $350; call Larry McMahan at 817-874-9501                                                                                                    you. Ads may be
•   1951 Dodge 5 window 1/2 ton pickup w/3 window parts truck. Needs restored Both $1600. !953 Farmall Cub. Looks new runs great. Was
    used at tractor shows to be admired. $2200. Contact John Fore 817-732-2660                                                                     delivered in person,
•   2 small block water pumps, 2 small block starters, 1 alternator, 1967-1969 barracuda bumper brackets, 2 small block balancers, 2 2bbl
                                                                                                                                                      mailed to club
    carbs, 2 1967-68 barracuda doors, 1 6 pack air filter(new, 3 six pack seals, 2 phenolic spacers, front windshield chrome for barracuda, roof
    weather striping, 1969 fastback interior rear panels with fan and vent, 1967 -1969 rear side panels for fastback with trim and vent, hood
    inserts for barracuda, Call Mike Ring for prices at 972-899-1686                                                                               address, or e-mailed
•   1975 Plymouth Duster, slant six motor, auto, a/c, new paint, new tires, new carpet, runs good. Asking $1500 or best offer, contact Chris at    to newsletter editor
    (817) 295-3127Parts For Sale: 1970 ' Cuda hood. Contact Chris at (817) 295-3127.
•   8.75 Housing braces—C.N.C. machined $60.00 ea, Thrush Street Hemi mufflers $50. Pair, 8.25 rear end w/3.21 limited slip 54.5” wide and         no later than the 1st
    4.5 bolt circle $150., Hurst/Mr Gasket four speed shifters fit A-body $125. Ea., (2) 15” x 7” & (2) 15” x 10” aluminum slots 4.5 bolt circle
    new in box $350. For all 4. Kurt Schuster 817-924-7223 or 817-927-0118                                                                          of each month to
•   1995 Custom Built "Tag" type 2 car stacker trailer. Tandem 8000lb Torsion axles w/electric brakes on both. Electric Hydraulic center jack
    w/drop downs on outer front corners. 9'2" interior heigth. White aluminum ceiling and walls. Smooth aluminum floor, ATP on ramp door.           appear in the next
    Ramp door is winch operated and has 6' long aluminum ramp extensions. Lots of upper and lower cabinets. Built in tool box, air compres-
    sor, battery charger, winch. Has generator compartment ready for your generator. 110 Volt lighting and electrical inside and out. 20' De-          newsletter.
    luxe Elite awning. Exterior hail damage on curb side, roof and front -thus ----- Reduced from $ 18,500 - down to $15,000. Nice well built
    used 2003 16' Wood bed cart trailer. Has set back jack, wrapped tongue, raised floor. Floor is treated plus Red Wood stained top and bot-
    tom. 2) 3500 lb spring axles w/brakes on one axle. Color is silver. $ 995. or will include 2500 Super Winch with battery and battery box
    for $ 1195. 318 ci street or bracket motor...standard bore, stock pistons, crank & rods. Has 360 heads prepped by Gene Quick. Adjustable
    rockers, 509 hydraulic cam. Complete from intake to oil pan. $ 500. or might trade for Riding or self propelled mower w/mulching capa-
    bility??? Let's deal. 727 Transmission for small block, fresh and ready to install. Has deep chrome pan and manual valve body. $ 450.
    or might trade for Riding or self propelled mower w/mulching capability??? Now in stock, 18' Steel diamond plate bed - car haulers.
    Several to pick from starting from $ 1795. up to our deluxe "Challenger" which is the ultimate open car hauler $ 2295. Come see us
    today. Texas Trailer Man 5520 Midway Road, Haltom City, TX 76117 (817) 759-1950
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•   Dodge Chargers and/or parts for 66-78, Charger owners for The Dodge Charger Registry. FREE Get a newsletter, parts list, car lists,
    events list for 66-87 Chargers. Call Morris (817)545-7783 or (817)980-9411

•   Wanted 71 road runner, 4 speed car; 69 Plymouth b-body left rear wheel lip molding , contact Mark 972-617-2068, email
•   Restorer Wanted- Is there anyone in the club who would be interested in completing the restoration of my 1970 Challenger R/T? It is
    about 80%-85% complete now. I really love the car and want to be able to drive and show it, I just can not find the time to finish the
    job! It is a Plum Crazy, 383 4 spd, white vinyl top Mopar. I am willing to discuss terms with anyone interested. 817-491-2650 Bob
October 2003                         Page 5

               JEEP – DODGE

                1024 S.STEMMONS
               LEWISVILLE TX 75067
October 2003                                                                                  Page 6

Mopar Magic Car Show
                Date: September 20 Place: Louisiana Mopar Nationals Shreveport LA.
Several Cowtown Mopar members attended this show in the Pine covered park at the American Rose
Center. The weather was beautiful and so were all the Mopar’s there. This is really a NICE show and
everyone should try to make this show next year. They also feed all of the participants and family mem-
bers. Our own Ken Angyal was one of the cooks. He does this every year. We had all of our members
who brought car win Trophy’s. They were: Jimmy Box, Charles Jansen, Ken Angyal, & Dan Robinson.
Other members who attended were Jim McCutcheon, Mark Buchanan, & Richard Lemmon. If I forgot
to mention anyone else who was there please forgive me. The Dallas Club also won the club participa-
tion award and donated their winnings back to the club. . Enjoy the photos throughout the newsletter.
October 2003                                                                                               Page 7

Cowtown Mopars Performance Racing Team
Welcome Racers and Race Fans It’s RACE TIME!!

TMCCC 2003 Race Schedule
               Motorplex Ennis, Texas Ph. 972-878-2641 Gates open
               at 8am Entry Fee $30.00
Nov. 2 Sunday  CHALLENGE REDLINE Redline Raceway
               Gates open at 8am Entry $25.00
Nov. 15        AWARDS BANQUET AER Mfg. Addison, Texas
               6:30 pm

Hey Cowtown Racers,
The weather does not affect Cowtown Mopars Racers. We had 42 out of a total of 131 racers at
the Kennedale rain out race. That means 32% of the cars racing had an "L" on it. Like I said ear-
lier, WOW! I don't mean to be greedy, but I would like to see our biggest group of racers yet at      WANTED
the Ennis race October 26th. There is room on the roving plaque for one more club to have there
name listed. Let's have the last 3 winners on the plaque be CMPT. The club will be cooking bur-      Newsletter
gers and dogs again, bring a side dish of some sort if you can. THANKS!! GO COWTOWN
MOPARS!!!                                                                                           Staff to help
See ya at the track.                                                                                With articles,
Mark Buchanan
                                                                                                      Events &
Events, Shows, & Club Activities                                                                    Publication.
•   Drive In Movies Open every Fri & Sat night.
    located in Granbury, TX 24 hour hotline 817-573-1311
•   Cowtown Mopars Performance Team Cruise in at Scotty’s is on the                                     Dan
    2nd Saturday of the month. N. Beach street 1/4 mile south of N Loop 820, 7-9 pm
•   NTSCA Car Show The second Saturday of each month. Denton Highway Haltom City.
•   Christian Classic Cruisers The third Saturday of each month. North Hills Mall
•   Cowtown Mopars Fall Picnic Oct 19 River Legacy Park Arlington, Texas 9:00am-3:00pm
    Show-Poker Run-Food
•   Sonic Drive-In Halloween/Elvis Classic Car Show Sat., NOVEMBER 1, 2003 5 to 9 p.m.
    Sept 27 on Davis Blvd. North Richland Hills 5-9 PM Top Ten Participants Choice, Customer
    Choice, and Manager's Choice. Costume contest for kids and adults. Halloween would not be
    complete without a visit from over yonder by James L. Wages as Elvis. Come out for a night
    of fun and a great Halloween Car Show.
                           Check the website for additional events.
 October 2003                                                                                                                                   Page 8

And Now For The Funnies
Oil Change instructions for Women:                                             23) Dump first quart of fresh oil into engine.
1) Pull up to Jiffy Lube when the mileage reaches 3000 miles since the         24) Remember drain plug from step 11.
last oil                                                                       25) Hurry to find drain plug in drain pan.
   change.                                                                     26) Remember that the used oil is buried in a hole in the back yard, along
2) Drink a cup of coffee.                                                      with drain plug.
3) 15 minutes later, write a check and leave with a properly maintained        27) Drink beer.
vehicle.                                                                       28) Shovel out hole and sift oily mud for drain plug. Re-shovel oily dirt into
                                                                               hole. Steal sand from kids sandbox to cleverly cover oily patch of ground and
Money spent:                                                                   avoid environmental penalties. Wash drain plug in lawnmower gas.
Oil Change $20.00                                                              29) Discover that first quart of fresh oil is now on the floor.
Coffee $1.00                                                                   Throw kitty litter on oil spill.
Total $21.00                                                                   30) Drink beer.
                                                                               31) Crawl under car getting kitty litter into eyes. Wipe eyes with oily
Oil Change instructions for Men:                                               Rag used to clean drain plug. Slip with stupid crescent wrench tightening
1) Wait until Saturday, drive to auto parts store and buy a case of oil,       Drain plug and bang knuckles on frame.
filter, kitty      litter, hand cleaner and a scented tree, write a check      32) Bang head on floorboards in reaction to step 31.
for $50.00.                                                                    33) Begin cussing fit.
2) Stop by 7 - 11 and buy a case of beer, write a check for $20.00, drive      34) Throw stupid crescent wrench.
home.                                                                          35) Cuss for additional 10 minutes because wrench hit Miss December
3) Open a beer and drink it.                                                   (1992).
4) Spend 30 minutes looking for jack stands.                                   36) Beer.
5) In frustration, open another beer and drink it.                             37) Clean up hands and forehead and bandage as required to stop blood
6) Find jack stands under kid's pedal car. Jack car up.                        flow.
7) Place drain pan under engine.                                               38) Beer.
8) Look for 9/16 box end wrench.                                               39) Beer.
9) Give up and use crescent wrench.                                            40) Dump in five fresh quarts of oil.
10) Unscrew drain plug.                                                        41) Beer.
11) Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil: splash hot oil on you in process.       42) Lower car from jack stands.
Cuss.                                                                          43) Accidentally crush remaining case of new motor oil.
12) Crawl out from under car to wipe hot oil off of face and arms.             44) Move car back to apply more kitty litter to fresh oil spilled during
Throw kitty litter on spilled oil.                                             steps 23-43.
13) Have another beer while watching oil drain.                                45) Beer.
14) Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filter wrench.                            46) Test drive car.
15) Give up; crawl under car and hammer a screwdriver through oil              47) Get pulled over: arrested for driving under the influence.
filter and twist off.                                                          48) Car gets impounded.
16) Crawl out from under car with dripping oil filter splashing oil eve-       49) Call loving wife, make bail.
rywhere from holes. Cleverly hide old oil filter among trash in trash can      50) 12 hours later, get car from impound yard.
to avoid environmental penalties. Drink a beer.
17) Buddy shows up; finish case of beer with him. Decide to finish oil         Money spent:
change tomorrow so you can go see his new garage door opener.                  Parts $50.00
18) Sunday: Skip church because "I gotta finish the oil change." Drag          DUI Fine $2500.00
pan full of old oil out from underneath car. Cleverly dump oil in hole in      Impound fee $75.00
back yard instead of taking it back to Kragen to recycle.                      Bail $1500.00
19) Throw kitty litter on oil spilled during step 18.                          Beer $40.00
20) Beer? No, drank it all yesterday.                                          Total-- $4165.00
21) Walk to 7-11; buy beer.
22) Install new oil filter making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to gasket   -- But you know the job was done right

Club Picnic & Race Cookout Notice
Picnic/Poker Run/Car Show October 19, 9AM-3PM
If there is a RAINOUT then we will meet at Spring Creek at 4PM Info @817-713-9859
Where: Elm Grove Pavilion at River Legacy Park Arlington
Directions: From Hwy. 157 (Just North Of I-30) Head West On Green Oaks To Margaret. At Margaret Go North Into River
Legacy Park. Bear Left To Elm Grove Pavilion.
What To Bring: Covered Side Dish, Lawn Chairs, Suntan Lotion,& Mopars. Burgers, Dogs, & Drinks Provided By The Club.

Texas Musclecar Club Challenge Race & Cookout Oct. 26 Sunday Texas Motorplex Ennis, Texas
As previously mentioned the club will be providing the burgers, dogs, & drinks for the racers. We would like to invite any
other members who would like to attend the race for the FREE FOOD to come and join us whether you choose to race or not.
We are also asking everyone to bring a side dish for the luncheon. Please note there is a fee charged by the race track for spec-
                                                                 SEE YOU THERE!!!
October 2003                                                                          Page 9

           Bernie & Sandie Powell's 1967 CORONET 440

                                  BERNIE & SANDIE'S
                                   1967 CORONET 440

        Sandie called me one Sunday afternoon in January 2003 to tell me that a car she had
told me about a year earlier had a for sale sign on it. I was not interested in buying another
car at the time because I had not finished her 70 Cuda. After listening Sandie talk more
about the Coronet, we went to look at it over in River Oaks. The original owner had passed
in 1996. His daughter told me that she drove it to her job every day and that she was ready
to sell it. The Coronet came with the original Title, certicard, window sticker, build sheets,
owners manual, warranty info, new car insurance papers, loan papers and ALL mainte-
nance records. The paint, vinyl top and interior is all original. The paint has some chips in
it but buffed out nicely for a 36 year old car. It has 98k on the original 383/727. I put Mag-
nums on it but still retain the original rims and hubcaps. She drives relatively nice for hav-
ing the original suspension and front end. Hope to bring her to more events next year.

                                     MOPAR OR NO CAR

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 Address Correction Requested
 Please Return Undelivered Items To:
 Cowtown Mopars Performance Team
 P.O. Box 162413                                                             Here
 Fort Worth, Texas 76161-2413

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                             Next Meeting Sunday October 19 @ 4 PM
                          River Legacy Park Arlington Same Site As Before

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