Historical Society holding annual essay contest WARRENSBURG The Warrensburgh Historical Society is holding its annual essay contest for students in grades 7-12. Students are asked to research "Warrensburg: The Rise and Fall of Mills and Factories" The contest is open to all WCS students or students who are residents of Warrensburg attending other schools. Grades seven, eight and nine must submit a project of about 500 words discussing two of the former mills or factories in Warrensburg. Grades 10, 11, and 12 are asked to submit a project of about 750 words discussing three of these former mills or factories. Entrants are encouraged to include illustrations or photos if they are available. In each division first prize is $100, 2nd prize is $50, and 3rd prize is $25. Prize money has been donated by the Warrensburgh Historical Society with a matching grant from Glens Falls National Bank. Contest deadline is May 11. Any questions can be directed to Rosemary Maher, secretary WHS at 623-4380 or Kelsi Johnson, reading teacher at Warrensburgh Central School, 623-2861. Safe shooting program WARRENSBURG The Warren County 4-H Shooting Sports Program will be conducting a recruitment night at the Warren County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, May 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for youth ages 12-19. The purpose of this event is to provide youth and adults an overview of the program and how it can impact youth in a positive way. The 4-H Shooting Sports Program not only teaches youth the safe and responsible way of using firearms and archery equipment but the program is used as a vehicle for helping youth develop social skills, leadership techniques, and to provide opportunities for community service. Trained instructors will speak on the subjects of safety, responsibility and sportsmanship. Youth and adults will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of air gun demonstrations and activities associated with the 4-H Shooting Sports Living History Program. All youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To register for this program please call the Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center at 623-3291 or 668-4881.