Shooters in southeastern Ohio will continue to enjoy some of the shooting sports in Washington and Noble counties this year thanks to the efforts of the Mid-Ohio Valley Committee of the Friends of the National Rifle Association. The chairman of the committee, John Lankford, said "Last year the committee volunteers sold raffle tickets, and held a dinner and auction to raise money for the local Friends of the NRA." These sales brought in $26,048, half of which is returned to the county in which it was raised, in the form of grants. "The other half of the money is used for educational purposes only. It can't be used for administrative costs, advertising, or anything else" stated Lankford.