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The 2nd Annual Redneck Games

The 2nd Annual Redneck Games

CLINTON, Ark. -- The second annual Redneck Games will be held on Oct. 13-14 at the Van Buren Fair Grounds. BBQ contestants, lawnmower racers, and four-wheeler rodeo entries must all pre-register—NO EXCEPTIONS!!! If you arrive unannounced with a rill, a awnmower, or a four-wheeler on day of show, you will be turned away at the gate!! There will be free parking at fairgrounds with a non-perishable food item OR donation to the Chocktaw Food Bank.

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Krueger joins Lyon College athletics staff

Krueger joins Lyon College athletics staff

A 32-year veteran of collegiate sports public relations and print media, John Krueger has joined the Lyon College Athletics staff as the institution's full-time Sports Information Director, Athletics Director Kevin Jenkins has announced.

Krueger, 49, is the primary media contact for the nine varsity sports at Lyon College. He is in charge of administering the school's athletic website (www.lyonscots.com) as well as the Athletic Department's Facebook and Twitter pages. Krueger is responsible for coordinating all athletics media activities, including tracking game statistics, setting up press conferences and interviews, as well as producing press releases, game programs and media guides for the Scots.

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

In the fall of 2011, I was bitten by the bike-riding bug. I went biking at Two Rivers Park with my brother and his family visiting from Fayetteville. I knew I was going to “have to” go, because they’re big into outdoor activities.  So I rode one of their extra bikes and I absolutely had the time of my life.

I had no idea these wonderful scenic trails existed so close to where I lived. I sure have been living in a comfortable bubble, which usually means to me, where there are no bugs, no potential for bumps and scratches and plenty of air conditioning.

Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started planning how both my mother and I could enjoy bike riding together, and get my friends in on the action as well.  But first I had to convince mom that she would enjoy it as much as I did.

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

I have watched Mixed Martial Arts for years now.  How did this happen?  Well, I was channel surfing one night and caught two men in this cage-like thing - called The Octagon - not just boxing; but kicking, wrestling and engaged in all of these other creative and amazing maneuvers.  I’m sure my interest to stop on this channel also had something to do with these incredibly-built, bare-chested men. I’m not going to lie.  
 


Nevertheless, I was amazed by the sport itself, because it’s so action packed. You couldn't count anyone out.  A guy could be taller or smaller; have major muscles or look like he’s never lifted a barbell. You just never knew who was going to win with a punch, a submission, a kick, or a leg-lock.

Kolter named softball coach

Kolter named softball coach

Kristen Kolter has been named the head softball coach for the Lyon College women’s softball team. 

Kolter was previously Lyon’s sports information director and assistant softball coach. 

Kolter is originally from Decatur, Indiana, graduating from Adams Central High School in 2003. She attended Union University and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in sports management with an emphasis in communications. Kolter also played softball and volleyball for the Union University Bulldogs. 

In 2010, Kolter received a master of education degree in athletic administration from William Woods University while serving as a graduate assistant softball coach. 

“I have truly enjoyed my time here at Lyon thus far and look forward to the upcoming season,” Kolter said. “We have a fairly young and talented team and I feel blessed to have an opportunity to work with them.”