*THE HEADLINE OF THE DAY: Courtesy of the AP, "Arkansas disc golf champ faces Idaho drug charges." Who knew?
*COON FOR KIDS: Mitch Berry, son of Congressman Marion Berry, said in a news release the there will again be a "Pre-Coon Supper Reception" prior to the annual Gillet Coon Supper. But this go 'round, it'll serve as a fundraiser to provide an endowed scholarship to Arkansas State University named on behalf of Berry's parents, Marion and Carolyn Berry. The scholarship is aimed at supporting young leaders interested in going into public service. The events are scheduled for Jan. 12. The reception will be held at the Berry farm shop in Gillett; it starts at 3:30 p.m. Tickets will be $30 each. The Coon Supper begins at at the Gillett Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
In the news release, Mitch Berry said, "Last year we decided at the last minute to continue the tradition, and we were really amazed at the turnout. Democrats continued to show up, and a lot of Republicans came to see what coon really tasted like.”
“As you know, Dad was not able to attend last year due to his health, so I think the Republicans felt safe showing up. “I hope people of all political stripes will show up for the reception again this year to support this bi-partisan cause, and then go to the Coon Supper to support the community of Gillett.”
*BROYLES AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: Yesterday, the five assistant coaches in the running for the annual award were announced. You'll be shocked to learn that no Razorbacks are among those nominated. I'm betting on A&M's Kliff Kingsbury.