Local Youth Compete in Checkers Tournament

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By Tammy Moore Teague

Area youth turned out on Saturday morning at Witcherville’s Buckner Park  to participate in a checkers tournament. The competition was open to kids ages seven and up.

“We had six players and played double eliminations, stated local checkers pro Quint Hodges. “The tournament lasted about an hour and a half.” Adults also gathered, to sit and watch the kids in action.

Trophies for given for first and second place and gifts for first, second and third place winners. Taking first place was Ajay Cherry from Waldron; second place Carter Whiley from Witcherville and third place Cosmo Whiley from Witcherville.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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