The 16 and under fast pitch Young Gunz softball team won the world series in Topeka, Kansas on Saturday. Brittany Hilliard of Nashville won the most valuable player award. Hilliard is the daughter of David and Ann Hilliard.
Teeter Young Gunz won the 16U World Series in Topeka, KS. Young Gunz went undefeated. Scored 47 runs only allowed 1. Front L-R Tobi Finley, Macy Holyfield, Mary Kate Worthington, Kylah Clark, Kera Pozza. Back L-R Koree Walsh, Mitch Fite, Laney Wallace, Octavia Caradine, Travis Worthington, Keyonna Caradine, Robbie Holyfield, Brittany Hilliard.
Rangers John Crump, Kenny Fant, and Justin Mallett with the Arkansas Forestry Commission read "The Story of Smokey" to those that attended the Howard County Library summer reading program on Saturday. This year's theme is science and each program includes an experiment. Librarian Tammy Watson demonstrated what happens when you mix mentos and diet coke. The summer reading program will also be held this coming Saturday (the 26th) and August 2nd, with each program beginning at 1 p.m.
SWBC Courage were the 14 & under World Series Champions in Dallas this week. The team played through a 24 team double elimination bracket over the course of 6 days, finishing with an 8 and 0 record. Pictured below are: (front) Daden Reed, Springhill; Will Phillips, Springhill; Casen Drummond, Nashville; Ryan Camras, Bismarck; Josue Rea, Atlanta; (back) Coach Stacy Howell; Braydon Todd, Arkadelphia; Tyler Hanson, Nashville; Josh Winfield, Springhill; Chris Willard, Nashville; Jayden Howell, Bismarck; Coach Rob Camras; Coach Rusty Winfield.
Janet Carson, horticulture specialist with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, talked to the Nashville Rotary club on Tuesday. The state has received a lot of rain and that could present some challenges to local growers. Carson answered questions about keeping yards green and weed free, insect problems, and pruning. She also said her office will do testing for plant diseases and does free soil testing. A great resource is their website at uaex.edu.