Reckoning Roundup: Number Three
A vintage camper. Feral hogs. Call the police! Dirty water. Zebras! A wild week.
It's our third Reckoning Roundup to offer some highlights from the week — and what a week it was — and share a few odds and ends we find weird, enlightening and/or infuriating.
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What a helluva week here in South Arkansas! Here are some of the stories you may have missed.
We started the week off with a profile of Mandy Ware, founder of Ware To Advance. Ware tutors students in a retro 1970s camper. You can read more here:
Richard, who knows a thing or 10 about the outdoors, tackled the issue of feral hogs – a major problem in rural Arkansas. He even made a video showing you how to trap a hog. For real. Watch and read here:
Wednesday. Whew! Wednesday was a weird day. Who knew picking up a Freedom of Information request could lead to law enforcement — nine cars — being called at Sheridan City Hall? But it sure happened to Suzi. If you missed this story, here it is.
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Suzi may need bail money one of these days. Only half joking. Seriously we are seeing more and more FOIA violations that could result in filing lawsuits. We need a war chest.
What did Suzi want at Sheridan City Hall? An environmental report sent to city officials from a business owner. Read that story here.
We ended the week with a story about how community support, grit and determination go a long way to winning in high school football not million dollar facilities. Suzi interviewed Pine Bluff Zebras Coach Micheal Williams whose team won last to go on to the semi-finals of the state playoffs.
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It WAS Caturday!
Here's Suzi's cat, Pickles, sleeping without a care in the world.
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