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By Staff | Jun 8, 2016

Knights Junior Golf Camp To Be Held

The TCHS Knights Golf Team and Sistersville Country Club will host the 6th Annual Knights Junior Golf Camp for boys and girls entering grades 3 through 8 this fall. The camp will be held in the evenings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 13-14-15, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the country club. The directors will be Joe Griffith and David Tucker, TCHS/TCMS golf coaches, assisted by members of the TCHS Knights Golf Team and members of Sistersville Country Club.

Instruction will include an introduction to the game of golf, instruction in various shots involved in a round of golf, and an introduction to the rules and etiquette of golf.

For a $25 registration fee, each student will also receive a camp T-shirt, a rules booklet, a bag of tees and a sleeve of golf balls.

To register, contact Coach Griffith or Coach Tucker. Leave a message for Mr. Griffith at 304-652-5191, or you can contact Coach Tucker at the high school until June 2 at 304-758-9000, Ext. 185. Forms are also available at the Sistersville Country Club and at the various schools in Tyler County. Information may also be available soon on the Sistersville Country Club Facebook page.

Sports Physicals To?Be Conducted at Hospital

Sistersville General Hospital will conduct sports physicals which are needed to participate in local youth/prep athletics, between 9 a.m. and noon June 9 at the fire hall. The cost is $10 and parental consent forms must be signed. The proceeds from the sports physicals will benefit the SGH Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact 304-447-2454.

Free Swims Offered at Sistersville Pool

There will be free swim days on June 18 (during Paws in the Park), June 27 (sponsored by Sistersville Lions), and July 30 (during the Ohio River Ferryboat Festival). Other free swim days will be posted on the Sistersville Park & Pool Facebook page as they are booked.

Courtesy of Olive Branch Animal Rescue and Refuge, free swims will also be available July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27 and Aug. 3, which also has a pet “show and tell.” Take part in games, arts and crafts and other activities. The group’s dip in the pool is part of its Pets for Prevention Pets program, which is designed to educate youth about the Olive Branch’s mission while encouraging them to set positive goals for themselves. Caring for and understanding the needs of animals can serve as a strong protective factor in preventing abuse and neglect. Having a connection with community efforts can also encourage healthy decisions. During the swim breaks, you can visit with the animals, learn to care for pets and sign up to visit or volunteer for the Olive Branch R&R located at 2499 Badger Run Road, Sistersville. There will also be a Midnight Swim from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. June 25. That event will be free to the public. Thank you all for your support of Sistersville Parks & Recreation, the Olive Branch Animal Rescue & Refuge, and so many other great community organizations!