Dwight Yochem, WMSA Vice President
It is with great sadness that I provide the following message: We were informed that Dwight Yochem passed away in his sleep on Thursday, August 26th. Dwight was in California with his family to attend his niece’s wedding. This has been a shock for everyone.
Dwight was a cancer survivor and you would never have know it because he was just too busy living. We will all miss him and his tireless efforts to maintain and improve the Second Knoll Target Range.
I will provide information about services when I learn of them.
Seth Nadel (11-7-46 to 7-4-21)
Born on 11-07-1946 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Isaac David Nadel & Frances Nadel (Sofman), Seth and his older brother Ira Bruce Nadel grew up in Rahway, New Jersey.
Seth graduated from Lowell Technological Institute in Lowell, Massachusetts, and on 06-01-1970 he joined the U.S. Treasury Department as a Special Agent with the U.S. Customs Service. Signing on in Boston, Massachusetts, Seth transferred to San Diego, California where he was assigned as one of the first Air Marshals traveling on board international flights around the world. Seth also conducted training for foreign governments as part of the Cabinet Committee on International Narcotics Control and from 1975-1977 he led missions to Israel, Guam, Tinian, Saipan, and Military Customs.
In San Diego he met his wife Linda Marie Nadel (Gilbertson) also a Treasury Agent, and they were married on 08/01/81. Seth was promoted to Senior Special Agent in 1986, and assigned to Marana, Arizona at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. He was certified as a Senior Instructor of the U.S. Customs Academy in 1991, and taught Firearms, Officer Safety and Survival, Customs Fraud, Physical Surveillance, Post Shooting Trauma. He was also guest instructor at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Police Academy, Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Border Patrol Academy. Seth retired after 27 years of Federal Service.
Relocating to the White Mountains of Arizona, Seth dabbled as Asst. Manager of Popular Outdoor Outfitters in Show Low, Mortgage Specialist with IMPACT Mortgage Network in Pinetop and volunteered with the Concho Volunteer Fire Department. With his wife Linda, they started a business of Ladies Day LLC/TEAM IMPACT and were founding members of the White Mountain Shooters Assoc., Inc. Knowing the in-and-out of government operation, Seth’s knowledge was pivotal in the development of the Second Knoll Target Range in Show Low, Arizona.
Besides being an excellent firearms instructor, Seth was awarded the NRA Distinguished Expert in Shooting and the holder of over 100 awards for excellent in competition in PPC, Bullseye Pistol, High Power Rifle, Handgun Silhouette, and IPSC/USPSA competition. He was a member of the U.S. Customs Pistol Team and received the U.S. Customs Service Distinguished Expert award.
Seth also authored articles on officer safety, tactics, and equipment. Articles appeared in SWAT, LawOfficer.com., BLUE PRESS, LAW & ORDER, THE AMERICAN HANDGUNNER, GUNS, FIRE RESCUE, SMALL ARMS REVIEW, and other popular trade magazines and blogs.
Just shy of 40 years of marriage, at age 74 Seth developed an extremely aggressive cancer which took his life on 07/04/21. Seth’s wishes were to be cremated and no service is planned. At the time of his death Seth was serving as the Chief Range Safety Officer at the range, responsible for the training of all Range Safety Officers.
Seth is survived by his wife Linda, brother Ira, and many relatives near and far. Those wishing to remember Seth are asked to make contributions in his name to the White Mountain Shooters Assoc., Inc. at P.O. Box 3609, Show Low, AZ, 85902.
Cremation provided by Silver Creek Mortuary in Taylor, AZ. Special thanks to Hospice Compassus for their kindness and loving concern during a difficult time.
Raffle: Win a Dillon 550B Reloading Press!
Due to the closure of the Second Knoll Target Range per Stage III Fire Restrictions, the WMSA Inc. BOD have decided to extend the current raffle for an additional two months. During this time members of the organization are available to sell you tickets. Please give them a call and continue to support the range. Only through your generosity are we able to make this range available for future generations.
- Snowflake/Taylor: Tony and Brenda, 951-719-6676
- Vernon/Concho: Sam and Susie, 928-537-4211
- Lakeside/Pinetop: Clay and Fred B, 928-242-2994 and 928-242-4838
- Show Low: Manny, 928-940-2554
- Pinedale/Clay Springs: Larry, 928-241-8827
- Linden/Cheney Ranch: Fred P, 928-242-7746
- Springerville/Eagar: John, 602-369-6301
- Mogollon Gun & Safe: Jim, 928-537-4260
Looking for a Few to Form a Publicity Committee
If you are talented in writing Press Releases, coordinating with the Chamber of Commerce, visiting local vendors and distributing Rack Cards and Business Cards, your talent is needed. The Publicity Committee will be on hiatus over the winter, but will hit the road this Spring to make known the best outdoor shooting range in the White Mountains.
Please consider and contact Linda Gilbertson at 928-521-4821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Change in Monthly Meeting Location and Time
The monthly WMSA Board Meetings (second Wednesday of each month) will now take place at the Show Low Senior Center starting September 9, 2020. The meeting time will change to 6:00 pm. The Show Low Senior Center is located at 301 E Mc Neil, Show Low (behind Cal Ranch).
All WMSA Members and members of the public are welcome to attend.
We have returned to the fourth Sunday of each month at 1:00PM. Contact Manuel Tavares at email@example.com with questions. A flyer is available in the range RSO building. Grab your pistols, grab some ammo and a concealed carry method to practice personal defense.
Improvements Went On During Range Closure Last Year
Game and Fish continued to support WMSA and the Second Knoll Target range, even during last year’s closure. As many of you know, the road to the range, and the roads inside the fence, have not always been what we want them to be. So the G&F Development Branch sent their Heavy Equipment group to improve the situation. Jack, Jed, and Dan worked hard at it, and after just a few hours there was noticeable improvement on the road.
Using a loader, grader, and truck, they reshaped the road in to the range from US 60, so it sheds water and alleviates getting muddy in the wet season. They topped the road with cinders from the pile at the range. They also added cinder to the parking lots behind the 50 & 100 yard ranges, while creating more parking space on the East side. This should eliminate the mud issues we’ve had in the past.
We appreciate their hard work and improvements they made.
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Article on Second Knoll Target Range
Target shooting can be a fun and rewarding activity for the whole family and a great way to enjoy our public lands. As fire season progresses and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest moves into Stage II fire restrictions, opportunities for dispersed target shooting become limited. Fortunately there is a great facility for target shooting located on the National Forest that remains open despite the restrictions. . . .
The training and competition bays are available for rent for private events..