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Not sure how many actually noticed, but I've been somewhat preoccupied lately and have failed in my task of producing this column for the past couple of weeks. But, alas, I am back - much to the chagrin of my family and friends who are too often the fodder for the material contained herein.

Speaking of that, I ran into my cousin Mike last weekend, who was none too happy about the column I wrote about him awhile back. He said he doesn't recall the incident in question. Sounds a little like a Bill Clinton response to me ... selective amnesia. But, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

I'm just glad I'm the only one in the family with a forum to divulge long-lost secrets. I'd be scared to see some of my own aged stories divulged in print.

I am really glad to see the Elizabethtown Fish and Game Club reenergized. A lot of the credit should go to people like Alta Longware and club president Angie Wallace who were recently instrumental in organizing a local fishing derby on Lincoln Pond.

The turnout was phenomenal for the first event, with more than 150 adult and youth anglers attending and the fishing was fast and furious. Prizes and food for the barbecue lunch were all graciously donated by area businesses including Big Papa's Tackle, Cobble Hill, Deer's Head, Bub's Pizza and Deli, Westport Hotel, the AuSable Inn, Outdoor News, Stewart's, Cabela's, and Dick's Sporting Goods.

"Their contributions and the work of many volunteers made the derby a huge success," Wallace said.

A complete list of winners appears on this page with photographs of the event.

The club is still looking for new members and meets the first Thursday of each month at the club site on Maple Road in Elizabethtown. All are invited to attend. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by a short business meeting and outdoor activities for kids. For more information, call Wallace at 873-3277.

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