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Beta Club Bass Tourney a success

Thursday, April 22, 2010

BIG HAUL: First place winners at the SHS Beta Club Bass Tournament were Denver Gulley and Kevin Shelton. Photo/Kim Smith-Harber
The second annual Salem High School Beta Club Bass Tournament was a resounding success.

Even though the weather forecast kept some fishermen away, 66 anglers came out to fish the tournament.

Club members raised money for their local scholarship and spent a day learning about the amount of work involved in a successful fishing tournament.

As Billy Cooley weighed the fish with the help of Barry Aldridge, the end results were as follows: first place, Denver Gulley and Kevin Shelton with a weight of 16.90 pounds; second place, Kevin Roach and Terry Moore with a weight of 15.15 pounds; third place, Cy Claypool and Shawn White with a weight of 14.85 pounds; fourth place, Lynn Luther and Anthony Gates with a weight of 13.25 pounds.

Kevin Roach and Terry Moore won big bass of the day with a catch that weighed 4.55 pounds.

Event organizers thank Billy Cooley, Barry Aldridge, Wayne Guiltner, Cody Curtis, Sandy Massey, Darla York and everyone else who lent a hand with the tournament.

Over $1,500 worth of prizes were given at the tournament, courtesy of several area businesses: Anytime Sign, Areawide Media/The News, AWL Wholesale Electric, B & B Supply, Bank of Salem, Barker Funeral Home of Salem and Barker Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel, Big Red's Tackle, Shelton Family Dentistry, Bishop Dozing, Bobcat Station, Carpenter's Metal Recycling, Inc., Dairy Queen of Salem, Expressions, First National Banking Company, Fred's Fish House of Mammoth Spring, Fulton County Health Unit, Garland's Body Shop, George Thomas CPA, The Hair Hut, Hair Kreations, Hardin's Bargains, Harp's Market, Hill's Auto Sales, Karrol Fowlkes for State Representative, Leon's Automotive, Leslie Drugs, LifeLong Health Center, M&M Tackle, Modern Woodmen of America, Donnie Lance, Nails by Christy, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Pizza Inn of Thayer, Plumlee Law Firm, Pradco Bait Company, Sabco Insurance, Salem Drug Company, Salem Flower Shop, Salem Square Bakery, Shaver's Plumbing and Hardware, Shelter Insurance, Nick Coleman, Short Title Company, Inc., Smith Chiropractic Clinic, Sonic of Salem and Ash Flat, Stile's Discount Store, Thayer Dairy Queen, Town & Country Supermarket, Tri-County Medical Supply, Turkey Mountain Pro Shop, Wal-Mart of Mountain Home, Wal-Mart of Thayer, Wal-Mart of West Plains, Weld Rite, Inc. Shaver Furnace Division, White River Area Agency on Aging Inc., William's Garage. The following helped with advertising: KSAR radio, KKountry95, Areawide Media/The News, The Batesville Daily Guard, The West Plains Daily Quill and The Baxter Bulletin.

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