THE 40TH DAVE SEARS ODELL LAKE EXTRAVAGANZA IN REVIEW    ( photos to follow )
    This commentary is brought to you by Bill Guempelein and Jim Baumgartner

 

 
     The 40TH went off without a hitch!!!
 
     We had GOLFERS, LAWN GAMERS, VIDEO POKER PLAYERS, POOL PLAYERS, TALKERS, NAPPERS, THIRTY-ONE PLAYERS, PENNEY ANTE POKER PLAYERS, EATERS, LOUNGERS, DRINKERS AND EVEN A COUPLE OF FISHERMEN!!!!!!     I'LL LET YOU FIGURE OUT WHO FITS INTO WHICH OF THESE CATEGORIES!!!!!!!!!!
    
     The outing started at the Primetime Tavern on Monday, June 12th and continued with our traditional noon meeting at Manley's at Crescent on Wednesday, June 14th.    There to welcome us, and always good to see was Roger Hanson!   The video machines were not friendly to Mel Paxton and Jim Baumgartner... a little nicer to Richard Tennent, Tom Fountain and Jack Hathaway, but the runaway winner was Jim Thompson!!!!    Steve Hinrichs couldn't find any one to beat on the pool tables and so he was declared the winner!!!!  GREETING CLASSMATES FROM AS FAR SOUTH AS SAN DIEGO, MIKE EAST, AS FAR NORTH AS TACOMA, LYLE FOX, AND AS FAR SOUTHEAST AS TUSCON, JIM PEDERSEN, WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!     After a little  lunch and a libation or two we proceeded to the Kokanee Lodge, our home for the next two nights!!!!!!!!
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     Super weather and having the golfers there for the whole afternoon contributed to a festive afternoon topped off by a really good BBQ steak dinner with all the trimmings made for as good a first day as possible.     The lawn games were competitive and fun!!!!!!    The FISHER FOLKS, Lyle Fox and Ken Scott, WERE SUCCESSFUL but lamented not having more competition and invite more oldies to join them on the lake.     When it was noted that Bill Guempelein brought his fishing pole WE ALL ROARED WITH LAUGHTER!!!!!!     The table games were hot and heavy with no big winners or losers!!!!!!!!!!
 
     Eric Skinner, Tom Fountain and Bob Campbell provided us with  two mornings of scrumptious buffet breakfasts!!!     Richard Tennent, with help from his souse chefs,  prepared his GOURMET ALA TENNENT  evening fish extravaganza!!!! 
     
     Bob Jorgensen, from Turloch, CA picked up this years rookie, Jerry Davis (great to have new blood and he fit with the group seamlessly) from the foothills of the Sierras and they had each others company for the long trip!!!     Steve Hinrichs was our day tripper.      Bob Campbell was reported to be the ODELL LAKE OPEN golf champion overcoming strong competition from Darrell Linklater, Merwin Logan and Tom Fountain!!!!     We think that Denny Bloom was the thirty-one champ (not really sure)!!!!!     Mike East came  all the way from San Diego and along with Jack Hathaway got a great deal of rest and relaxation!!!!!!!!!!!     Jim Garrison, with his new knees, was there to keep things orderly!!!!!!!     Jack McCreary was his usual humorous and stoic self with his conversational zingers!!!!!!!     Jim Thompson, Russell Harris and Jim Pedersen were all over the place making sure everyone had a good time!!!!     When he wasn't destroying screen doors, Mel Paxton was and always is our resident bartender with all the stories to keep us entertained!!!!!!!!!!!!!     Eric Skinner, Bill Guempelein, Bob Jorgensen, Fred Dellinger, Richard Tennent, Tom Fountain all reported huge winnings at the poker table!!!!!!!!!!!     Seems like some stretching of the facts because I know for sure I won a little!!!!     WONDER WHERE THE TRUTH LIES ( a little play on words)!!!!!!!!!     We were missing some stalwarts of our extravaganza as both Dick Jones and Dave Hollandsworth were having some medical issues.....  We hope to see them at the 41ST DAVE SEARS ODELL LAKE EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!!!
    
     NOW TO THE AWARDS!!!!!    
     Once again this year the coveted "ORDER OF THE GRIZ" was shared by Ken Scott and Lyle Fox!!!!!     They want more fishermen next year to challenge them!!!!!     The word fisherman eliminates Guempelein from the competition!!!!!!!!!     SO COME ON THIS TRIP AND DETHRONE THEM!!!!!!!!!!
     Maybe you noticed that I haven't mentioned Fred Dellinger.......   His name is synomonous with THE----IN THE--- AWARD............  He was his usual in ever bodies hair and talking his political agenda, but I guess he was better than in past years as he didn't win the award!!!     SSSSOOOOOOOOOOOO even though he wasn't there,  once again by popular acclaim JOHN HARPER is awarded THE PAIN IN THE --- AWARD!!!!!!
 
     THE 41ST DAVE SEARS MEMORIAL ODELL LAKE EXTRAVAGANZA WILL BE HELD ON 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13TH, THURSDAY, JUNE14TH AND FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH.....2018
 
     WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING ALL OF YOU THAT ATTENDED THIS YEARS EVENT AND HOPE TO WELCOME MORE FRIENDS SO WE CAN KEEP THIS FUN GETAWAY GOING FOR MAN          MORE YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!   
 

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Jack McCreary


the gathering
 


Jim Pedersen


 


Steve Hinrichich
 

 


 setting up for games
 

 


Jack Hathaway       Denny Bloom (Judy Merser's husband)     Eric Skinner
Bob Campbell (Carolee Tomseth's husband)     Steve Hinrich     Mike East

 

 


Darrell Linklater

 


Eric Skinner      Bob Jorgensen         Jim Garrison

 

 


Denny Bloom (Judy Merser's husband)    Bob Campbell (Carolee Tomseth's husband) 
Jim Pedersen     Jerold davis          Melvin Paxton

 

 


Melvin Paxton          Steve Hinrich         Fred Dellinger

 

 

   
        Bill Guempelein                     Richard Tennent

 

 


                                         Mike East                       Darrell Linklater           Fred Dellinger                 

 

 


 

 

 


Darrell                         Fred                           Russell Harris


 


Jerold Davis                            Lyle Fox


 


Tom Fountain        Jim Thompson      Ken Scott (guest)

 

 


;Mike's dog and constant companion

 

 


Mervin :Logan       Tom Fountain      Richard Tennent     Steve Hinrich

 

 


Jim Garrison    Eric    Bob C     Mike     Bob J    Fred

 

 


Jack Hathaway         Mervin        Jim P         Melvin    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


REMEMBER
     THE 41ST DAVE SEARS MEMORIAL ODELL LAKE EXTRAVAGANZA WILL BE HELD ON 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13TH, THURSDAY, JUNE14TH AND FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH.....2018