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Marksmanship event a fundraiser

Sheriff Jim Adkins, left, accepte the winners' plaque for his department from Richard Ladeby of Deer Ridge Correctional Institution, DRCI Administrator Rick Angelozzzi, and Madras Police Chief Tom Adams.A shooting competition between law enforcement groups recently helped raise funds for NeighborImpact hunger programs.

Each year the governor holds a food drive during February among all state agencies. Deer Ridge Correctional Institution also holds fundraising events to benefit communities in Central Oregon through NeighborImpact.

“As we reviewed last year’s food drive, it was brought up that we needed to find something to get more men involved, and one of our employees suggested we have a `Shoot Out for Hunger’ event,” said Richard Ladeby, DRCI food service director.

From that idea, a shooting competition was organized with the goal of seeing who was the best shot, and which agency had the best combined shooters, with officers from DRCI, Jefferson County Sheriff Department and Madras Police Department participating.

“It was a fun way to compete with other agencies and for a good cause,” Ladeby said, noting $400 was raised for NeighborImpact programs.

This year, the sheriff’s department won a plaque for having the best shooters from among the three agencies, and awards were also given to individual shooters with Travis Brown taking first place, Dwayne Hansen taking second place, and Sheriff Jim Adkins taking third place. The Best in Rifle award went to Bill Kenyon.

“Next year, we will see who will be the best and see if the sheriff’s department retains the plaque or loses it to another agency,” Ladeby said.



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