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The archers took their places on the green-tape line. Focusing on the center of the target, each took a deep breath and let an arrow fly.

Cheyenne-First UMC hosted its first Archery Tournament on March 30, with 24 competitors from Independence UMC and the home church. The team and individual events drew about 50 parents and friends as spectators.

"When we started, we had no idea that there would be so much interest from students and parents alike," said Yvonne Covey, one of the adult leaders from Independence. "They come from all over the rural community where we live."

Clergyman Greg Keith and Greg Allen started the program three years ago at the Cheyenne church. Independence UMC introduced it three months before the tournament.

Tonya Roark is Cheyenne UMC’s children’s director and archery adviser. "I like the stress on safety and the Christ-centered focus of the materials. Each session is accompanied with a learning module about discipleship and Christian values," she said.

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