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Buffalo Island Relay for Life Golf tournament raises $2,140

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Nifty 50's Buffalo Island American Cancer Relay for Life team hosted the fourth annual golf tournament at Big Lake Country Club on Thursday. Members of the team, Brenda Matheny, Kay Staggs, Shelia Spurlock, Karen Wallace, Janice Edgin, Debbie Kirby and Ronnie Horner, were on hand to welcome the participants and served lunch.

Drake Brown, nine year old grandson of Mrs. Spurlock, stayed busy throughout the day taking water to the teams.

"We want to thank the teams for participating, our sponsors, and Big Lake Country Country Club for allowing us to have the tournament," Spurlock said. "Thanks to everyone the tournament raised $2,140 for the Buffalo Island American Cancer Relay for Life."

Sponsors for the event included Carlock, Nucor, First National Bank, Lynda and John Edwards, Brewer Insurance, Towell and Son, General Insurance, Robertson Brothers, Ronnie and Sandra Kennett and Brown's Auto Glass.

There were 13 teams participating. Team members included Jim York, Michael York and Gerald York; Dickie Pace, Brian Whitlow, Cass Taylor and Nathan whitlow: Kyle Ashabranner, Matt Noble and Josh McDaniel; Terry Brewer, Chad Brewer, and Dana Donner; Bob White, Herb Loveless and Bob Goodman; Larry, Frankie and Jordan Towell; John and Lynda Edwards and Dax Hurst; Michelle Eubanks, Connie Adams and Matt Bell; Wayne, Linda and Michael Shedd; Jonathan Mays, Tony Lucius, and Grant Maxwell; Shannon Adcock, Wyndol Elder and Rick Humphry; Morgan Walling, Kevin Miller and Marty Hammick; Logan Wallace, Lynn Burks and Terry Whitlock.

The tournament started with an opening prayer led by Larry Towell.

Terry Carr volunteered to flight the teams and tally the scores at the end of the tournament.

The Buffalo Island Relay for Life is a joint effort between citizens in all of the communities working together for a cure.

Throughout the months prior to the Sept. 9 Relay for Life held at the Leachville City Park, teams and individuals hold a variety of fund raising events.

This year's golf winners were:

Championship Flight:

First place -- Terry Brewer, Chad Brewer and Dana Donner; Second place -- Jonathan Mays, Tony Lucius and Grant Maxwell.

A Flight:

First place -- Larry, Frankie and Jordon Towell; Second place -- Michelle Eubanks, Connie Adams and Matt Bell.

B Flight:

First place -- Kyle Ashabranner, Matt Noble and Josh McDaniel; Second place -- John and Lynda Edwards and Dax Hurst.

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