According to Adairville’s assistant principal Steve Stratton, several archery bows belonging to the school and a few belonging to the Red River Fish and Game club were stolen from the school recently.
Stratton, who helps with the school’s archery program, says this will put the club in a bind as the season is about to kick-off in October.
“We get in a lot of newcomers to archery who do not have their own bows. The school keeps bows on-hand to allow these students to use,” said Stratton, who is very disheartened this has occurred. The bows were kept behind locked doors in the school.
Stratton says Crime Stoppers has been asked to offer a reward and he expects that to happen soon. Replacing the bows taken will cost approximately $4,000.
The program will be having its annual mum sale on Sept. 22 at Tractor Supply Company (TSC) in Russellville from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
“We need to sell a lot of mums in order to replace at least some of the bows,” said Stratton. “Please stop by and support the students and their hard work and dedication to archery,” added Stratton.
The Adairville Archery program has won numerous tournaments, held tournaments and has been very successful in the sport. There are many members of the school’s archery team in several age groups. Archery is a budding sport in Logan County.
If you have any information about the missing bows, please contact the Logan County Sheriff’s Department at 270-726-2234.