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“The Jim Lindsey Story” debuts this football season

FAYETTEVILLE — The film profiling legendary Razorback and entrepreneur Jim Lindsey tours Arkansas this fall. "The Jim Lindsey Story" premieres less than 48 hours before Coach Bret Bielema's team kicks-off the 2013 football season. Narrated by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, the "Lindsey Story" debuts Aug. 29 in Fayetteville. Screening locations include the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and Lindsey's hometown, Forrest City. The documentary shows how he evolved from a child to the influence he is today," Jones said. "It depicts his will, desire and ambition to achieve." Born in the Arkansas Delta, Lindsey captured victories in football and business. Lindsey played for the University of Arkansas' 1964 national championship team. In 1965, the NFL's Minnesota Vikings drafted the Razorback in the 2nd round. As a captain for the Vikings, Lindsey won the 1969 NFL title. During offseasons, the athlete bought and sold real estate in Northwest Arkansas. According to Lindsey, he started making more money selling property than playing football. After retiring from the NFL, Lindsey began developing homes and apartments. He now owns and operates more than 37,000 apartment units and 42 golf courses. Emmy Award winners Larry Foley and Dale Carpenter executive produced the film. "The Jim Lindsey Story" is the first grand opening for 25-year-old director Clint Fullen. "As a young filmmaker, this project was an amazing experience," Fullen said. "I could not have asked for better collaborators. I am very anxious to share the work with Razorback fans." "Lindsey is an influential business leader whose story needs to be told," Foley said. "This film is a must-see for Arkansans." DVDs will be for sale Aug. 30 . Customers can pre-order the film at jimlindseystory.com . A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Razorback Foundation. A trailer and two previews of "The Jim Lindsey Story" are available online.

Home Run City: White Hall outslugs PB Western

ARKADELPHIA — It was raining balls Wednesday night for White Hall as they tallied four home runs — including two in the top of the seventh — to defeat Pine Bluff Western 9-3 in the loser bracket semifinals of the 12-year-old Little League state tournament.

Western, WH to meet again for finals berth

ARKADELPHIA — Pine Bluff Western's Rod Stinson led off the game with a solo home run, but that was all the offense his team would generate Sunday. Western fell to Malvern 4-1 in the semifinals of the 11- and 12-year-old Little League state tournament.

NRA Charity Dinner on tap

Delta Rivers Friends of NRA is holding their annual charity dinner and fund-raising auction on Sept. 21 at Harbor Oaks Restaurant in Pine Bluff's Regional Park. This dinner is open to the public, and doors open at 5:30 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are $25. The ticket gets you into the event and a BBQ dinner. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Once at the event, the evening is filled with games, drawings, a silent auction, and ends with a live auction to win a variety of over 100 great, unique items, including over 25 guns. Other available items include: sculptures, framed art, hunting equipment, children's toys, shooting accessories and household items. Many of the available items are collectable because they are made exclusively for Friends of NRA. Many people have heard of the NRA, but not "Friends of NRA." Friends of NRA is a 501(c)(3) charity, and donations are tax deductible. 100% of all money raised at these events is given out in grants to support youth shooting & safety education, and range development. Common organizations that receive these grants include local 4H, Boy Scouts, and Junior ROTC programs. This is a very fun charity event, for a worthy cause, with great food. Everyone interested in youth education and the shooting sports should attend. To purchase tickets, reserve a table, make a donation, or sponsor this great event, contact Ed Monk at 870-273-1113 or edmonk@aol.com .