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.
Photos by the Nashville Leader
Pictured above is the attorney general debate with candidates Aaron Cash, Libertarian; Nate Steel, D; Leslie Rutledge, R.
The Democratic and Republican candidates for Arkansas attorney general are divided over whether the office should be used to fight the federal government. Republican nominee Leslie Rutledge continued her vow to use the office to fight what she calls "overreach" by the federal government as she appeared in a debate held by the Arkansas Press Association. Democratic nominee Nate Steel said he's also frustrated, but said he didn't think the solution was an overreaching attorney general. Libertarian nominee Aaron Cash said during the debate he supports legalizing marijuana, a position both Steel and Rutledge said they oppose. The three are running to succeed Democratic Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, who is serving his last year in office.
Pictured below is the governor debate with candidates Joshua Drake, Green; Asa Hutchinson, R; Frank Gilbert, Libertarian; Mike Ross, D.
The Howard County Library Summer Reading Program started on Saturday. The program is open to youth of all ages and this year's theme is science. Librarian Tammy Watson kicked off the program with a few experiments (pictured above). Remaining dates for the program include the 19th, 26th, and August 2nd. Each program will begin at 1 p.m. Rangers with the Arkansas Forestry Commission will be speaking at this Saturday's program (19th).
Nashville police have confiscated a large quantity of alcohol from a home on Hutchinson Street. Assistant Chief Amy Marion said a traffic stop by Narcotics Officer David Stinson led to a search warrant being served at the residence. Inside the home police say they recovered approximately 60 cases of assorted beer.
Nashville officers taking part in the seizure included Dustin Wakefield, Stinson & Marion. County deputies Timmy Floyd, Travis Turner & Joey Davis also provided assistance.
In addition to the recovery of the alcohol, the home owner, identified as 41 year old Sergio Torres Cordova, was arrested and has been charged with with Possession For Sale In A Dry Area.