Bald Knob gets help

By GAYLE COULTER State Journal Staff Writer Published:

Acres of flood-ravaged tree limbs and rocks sit alongside twisted metal from vehicles and machinery on bottomland at Pete and Debbie Penn's farm on Stony Creek in Bald Knob.

A flatbed truck is still missing. It's a mess that Pete Penn said will take a long time, probably weeks, to clean up.

Saturday, seven Western Hills High School students who are members of the Future Farmers of America club spent their day trudging through mud trying to help the Penn family clean up and salvage what they could.

Why would high school juniors want to spend part of their Labor Day weekend doing dirty work?

"I guess out of the goodness of our hearts," said Chris Scott, a junior at WHHS and an FFA member.

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