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22nd Annual Tom Smith Sunrise Rotary Golf Tournament a tremendous success

The 22nd Annual Tom Smith Sunrise Rotary Golf Tournament, held on Saturday, May 25 was a tremendous success, bringing together golf enthusiasts and community supporters for a day of spirited competition and camaraderie. The event featured 34 teams, each composed of three players, competing across various flights with outstanding performances throughout the day.
 
Championship Flight: First Place-Jordan Land, Johnny Fowler, and Dylan White. Second Place-Len Jones, Ryan Chowning, and Kevin Pruett. Third Place-Derek Donahy, Landon Luna, and Caleb Harris.
 
A Flight: First Place-Clint Berry, Sarah Logue, and Bobby Logue. Second Place-Troy Bass, Brody Bass, and Lou Citro. Third Place-Greg Stone, John Ames, and Greg Freeman.
 
B Flight: First Place-Randy Schutter, Richard Bowles, and Scott Heidy. Second Place-Bob Frey, Gary Trail, and Randy McGinnis. Third Place-Rusty Shipley, Ryan Chamberlain, and John Boykan.
Long Drive Winners: Men’s-Janson Jordan. Women’s-Sarah Logue.
 
Closest to the Pin: Hole 6-Lee Parker; Hole 9-Landon Luna; Hole 15-Seth Huddleston; and Hole 17-Jordan Land.
 
The tournament was generously supported by several food sponsors, including Johnny Murrell, Domino's Pizza, Pepsi Mid America, Sugar Lily and Frito Lay, ensuring participants were well-fed and hydrated throughout the day.
 
This year’s tournament paid special tribute to the memory of Stan Smith and Justin Cooley, esteemed former members of the Sunrise Rotary Club who recently passed away. Their dedication to service and commitment to Rotary’s mission was honored throughout the event, reminding everyone of the profound impact they had on the community.
 
All proceeds from the tournament directly benefit the Rotary Backpack Program. The program, which addresses food insecurity, ensures that local youth receive a backpack filled with food every Friday.
Dakota Bates, President of the Sunrise Rotary Club, expressed heartfelt gratitude to all participants and supporters, stating, “We are incredibly thankful to everyone who joined us for the 22nd Annual Tom Smith Sunrise Rotary Golf Tournament. Your participation and generosity help make a significant difference in our community.”
 
Sponsors for the tournament included: 37th Judicial CASA; ABC Home Furnishings; Aid Downtown Antique Mall; Andrew Eckman Insurance Agency; Angie Meyer CPA; Beard Law Firm; Billy Sexton Auction Service; Bobbie Joyce Insurance Agency; Brill Title Co.; Brocaw Bearing and Drive; Buro; Burton Creek Rural Clinic; Butler Heating and Air; Carstar Gobel's Collision; Central Trust; Connie and RA Pendergrass; Danny and Linda Campbell; David Cochran; Davidson Insurance; Dobbs Tax Services; Domino’s Pizza; Dons Auto Service; E Communications-KKountry 95; Easleys Body and Paint; Edward Jones Regina Gleghorn; EJ Brian Rhoads, Kevin Walker, Kevin Brown; EJ Missy McGoldrick, Mark Guffey, Heather Foster; EJ's RVs; Fish Shack; FNBC; Gary's Tire and Automotive; Grennan Communications; Hart Family Eyecare; Hayden Machinery Inc; HB's Boot Corral; Healthy Smiles Dentistry; Hirsch Feed and Farm Supply; Indian Creek Materials; Judd Enterprises; Justin Shelby Insurance Agency; Lou Citro Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive; Lynch Equipment; Mac Industries; McFarland Spine and Joint; Mike Hutchings; Mr. Dent; Negri Plumbing; Overland Engineering; Overland Properties, LLC; Ozark Hills Hospitality Holiday Inn; Ozark Hills Insurance; Ozark Radio Network; Ozarko Tire Centers; Ozarks Café; Ozarks Health Care; Perennial Energy; Pruett Home Improvement; Ramona Heiney Insurance; Remember When Productions; Riggs Brothers Surveying, LLC; RW Supply and Design; Shelter Insurance Dave Thomas; Simmons Bank; South Central Retired Teachers Association; Southern Bank; Southwest Allied Health Education (to CFO); Sugar Lily (in kind donation of cookies); Vantage Realty Tina Jones; Wendy’s of West Plains; West Plains Affordable Auto Sales; West Plains Auto World; West Plains Bank; West Plains Greenhouses and Nursery; West Plains Optimist Club; West Plains Propane; West Plains Recycling; West Plains Roofing; West Plains Savings and Loan; Wiles Abstract; Wiley Insurance Agency; Willard Autos; Wood and Huston Bank; Lisa Durnell for State Representative; Re-Elect Brent Campbell for Howell County Sheriff; Matt Roberts for Howell County Sheriff; Brad Hudson for Senate; Bruce Williams for Southern Commissioner; Mark Collins for State Representative; Travis Smith for State Senate; Tim Cherry for Coroner.
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