Passing of Donnie Haynes


Fellow shooters, it is with a very sad heart that I report the loss of a dear friend, Donnie Haynes, who passed away earlier today, Friday, July 28th.

UPDATE: Don K. ( Donnie) Haynes, 66, of North, passed away on July 28, 2017. Donnie was born on August 14, 1950 in Gloucester, Virginia, and was the son of Doris and Bill Haynes. Growing up, he learned the trade of carpentry and began to learn the trade of auto mechanics as he reached his adulthood. These trades, along with many other talents, were the cornerstone of his diverse mechanical and handyman capabilities. In time, Donnie settled into running his machine shop, which allowed him to enjoy his passion for building motors and enjoying his racing hobbies.

Donnie's other favorite past times were skeet shooting and maintaining his gun collection. He was meticulous and highly detailed in everything he pursued in life. Donnie was a devoted husband to his wife, Angie, of 43 years. He is also survived by his sister, Francis West, as well as many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 31 at 10 a.m. with funeral services immediately following at Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews, Virginia. Burial will follow at Windsor Garden cemetery, Dutton, VA.      

Please keep the Haynes family in your thoughts and prayers...

Message from Becky


Due to technical issues, VSSA State Championship confirmations will not be emailed this year.  Watch your mailbox for the state shoot program and the confirmation of your events/times for the state shoot.  The programs will be mailed on Wednesday, July 19.  See your personalized sticker on page 28 of the program.  The only complication will be if you have not updated your mailing address with NSSA.

You can email Tonda Finney at you don’t receive your program by next week AND you have sent in your Pre-Registration form.

Becky Myers (VSSA VP/State Shoot Committee Chair)

Halifax Summer Shoot-Out


The Halifax Gun Club invites everyone to attend the Summer Shoot-Out Open, to be held August 3-6, 2017.

As with all Halifax shoots, the food is just as important as the shooting.  Thursday’s dinner will be Z’s Spaghetti, and Friday evening they will have a fish fry.  Breakfast will be offered Saturday and Sunday, as well as a lunch buffet.  Saturday’s dinner will be their famous pork chops with the usual fixin’s.

Click HERE to view the flyer for this shoot.  For shoot reservations, contact Tom Hill at 434-548-4600 or email him at

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