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May 13, 2012

Don’t let pesky critters ‘tick’ you off

Being aware, using common sense are keys to enjoying great summer season

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Time-release brands provide longer lasting protection. Both can add a layer of protection for up to 12 hours per application and is splash and sweat resistant.

Anytime you come out of areas that could be infested with these little blood-suckers, which could even be your backyard at this time of year, check your hair, clothes and skin. It usually takes at least 24 hours after a tick becomes attached to transfer the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Even a quick, daily tick check at bath or shower time can be helpful in finding and removing these pests before they can transmit an infection.

By being aware and using common sense when it comes to these pesky insects, you will be able to enjoy another great summer season and not have a thing to worry about.

Tournament Results

The Kokomo Bass Anglers group held its first tournament of the season on Lake Manitou and it was one of its best ever. There were 19 members taking part in the contest who brought in a total 48 fish after the eight-hour long event.

Sam Taskey took first place with a five fish limit sporting a total weight of 10 pounds, 14 ounces. He also reaped the tourney’s “big bass” honor with a largemouth missing the 4-pound mark by an ounce. Scott Vollmer finished in second place with five fish totaling 9 pounds, 4 ounces. Third place went to Wayne Eades with five fish dropping the scales at 8 pounds, 2 ounces.

Bob Rose and Wayne Nolder came out on top at last week’s Delphi-Delco team bass tourney staged on Mississinewa Reservoir with five fish weighing 9 pounds, 10 ounces. A 2-pound, 8-ounce fish also earned them the tourney’s “big bass” award. Larrell Norris and Dave Robertson grabbed second place with five fish totaling 9 pounds, 7 ounces.

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