March 2005

Rogers Junior Bowlers' News!


•  March is Coach Appreciation Month!  - Thank a coach for their time and interest, give them a hug, or just say ‘Thank You'.

•  Welcome aboard - New RJB Board Members: Bill Knox and Doug Sperry.

•  John Bosteder, RJB President created two new director's positions and appointed members to them and a new committee.  - Congratulations Kay Matthew Director of Coaching and Sharon Goodson Director of Operations, Operations committee members, Kay Shook, Barbara Burr, Doug Sperry and Bill Knox. Lacey Matthew has been appointed as the new Vice President for Pee Wee bowlers.

•  City Tournament and J/M/S Pepsi Tournament standings and photos are now online! - From our home page JB/RogersYouthBowlers.htm , go to the ‘Photo Album' Page for Photos and ‘Tournaments' Page for standings and winners photos. Remember to visit our message board!

  •  Important Parent Meeting -Scheduled for March 26, 2005 at 10:15 a.m. Please make every effort to attend. Important information will be presented regarding coming changes and future of our league. Details about the scholarship program you were surveyed about at the beginning of the year will also be announced, as-well-as a tentative outline of new positions and committees being formed for adults and bowlers.

  •  Kick Off Carwash - Scheduled for April 16, 2005 . The Scholarship LEAP Committee's first event will be a carwash to raise funds to pay for coaching classes for J/M/S bowlers who help with the carwash and/or its preparations. All bowlers helping have a chance to win one of these first scholarship awards. The more funds we raise, the more coaching classes this carwash will pay for. At this event, we will also be scouting for bowler leaders to serve on the committee and/or to become more involved in league operations. More details coming soon and at the Parent Meeting March 26, 2005 . Please see Sharon Goodson, Kay Shook, or Cheryl Bosteder ASAP if you are interested.


Bantam/Prep April Birthdays

Jake Tillman
Andrew Wallace
Brandon McDougal
Calvin Ruppert
Jonathan Ireland

Junior/Major/Seniors April Birthdays

Chandler Cracraft
James Knox
Jerred Metcalf
Brent Snyder


Upcoming Activities:

Bowling (coaching) Clinic: Second Saturday of March (March 12). There will be another clinic on the third Saturday of March (19) for those that were out due to the Pepsi Tournament. Bantam/Preps clinic at 08:45 a.m. , Junior/Major/Seniors clinic at 10:30 a.m. First Saturday of April the ‘Mental Game'. Please let Kay Matthew know how many will be attending this last bowling clinic.

Junior Bowlers Awards day and Bowl-out: April 23 at 10:00 a.m.

Upcoming Tournament Events:

Pepsi Tournament: March 20, age 11 and under bowl at Arkoma Lanes in Siloam Springs , AR.

Arkansas State YABA Tournament: The tournament will be held in Jonesboro . We are confirmed to bowl the weekend of April 30/May 1. Our squad times are 04:45 p.m. on Saturday and 08:00 a.m. on Sunday. You will need to be at the bowling center 1 hour prior to your squad time. If you would like to sign-up for a room, please see Melissa Thomas . Melissa is booking a block of rooms at the Baymont Inn, 2910 Kazi Drive , Jonesboro . The address of the Bowing Center is, 3102 Shelby Drive , Jonesboro . This is what all of the fund raisers have been about. If your junior shows up for the tournament we try to refund your entire entry fee from the fund raiser money. We also try to pay part of the hotel room. If you enter the tournament and then decide not to go your entry fee will not be refunded.

Fund Raiser News:  

Fairy Costume

$ 78.00

Gift Certificate Raffle

$ 659.00

50/50 Strike Tickets


Bake Sale

$ 157.00


$ 500.00

Clorox Donation

$ 300.00


$ 392.20

Massage Therapist

$ 102.00



Scratch-off Cards




Volunteers are needed for the 50/50 tickets. This is a big item for the adult leagues. You sell a bowler tickets for $ 1.00 each or 6 for $ 5.00. If that bowlers' number is drawn they must bowl a strike to get half the money collected. If they do not bowl a strike another number is drawn until someone wins. The other half of the money goes to the Junior Bowlers.

  Notes to the Parents and Bowlers:

•  Bowlers, please, remember to clean up your drink cups, food container, etc. before leaving your bowling area. The Rogers Bowling Center Staff, Coaches, and Board Members are not your maids. If you use a ‘house ball', please put it back in the rack when you are finished bowling and take your ‘house shoes' back to the counter. If a team does not clean up their mess, I am sure that Herb would be glad to loan a large trash container to us so that team can clean up every-ones mess the following week.

•  Check it out! We now have web-sites…..

Thank you Sharon Goodson! Rogers Junior Bowlers JB/RogersYouthBowlers.htm

Rogers Bowling Center

LEAP Scholarship Program /Index.htm

You are encouraged to visit these sites and make use of the many features they offer. Along with current important information, newsletters, minutes, program information, winners, contacts bowler status links and other useful links, we have an interactive calendar and message boards. You can request a password allowing you to add and edit calendar events. You may also request email reminders on calendar events. There is a general message board for any topic and board just for junior bowlers. Juniors, keep it clean as the boards are monitored! We can add more forums as we find the need. We are also building a photo album, so please contact Sharon Goodson ( ) if you have photos you would like to share. All suggestions are welcomed and encouraged. We can make these pages anything we like. If you are interested in contributing material, helping with site or calendar maintenance, maintaining a specific page or monitoring message board(s), please see Sharon

•  Parents with Bowlers going to the Arkansas State YABA Tournament please do not forget to call the hotel and confirm your reservations.

•  Remember……..Character Counts!

Getting to know……

Rogers Bowling Center General Manager Herb Howie . Herb was born in Asheville , NC on December 4, 1944 to Herb and Bea Howie. He has one brother and one sister. He worked in retail shoes from 1961 to 1985 in various positions, salesman, manager, district manager, and auditing. Herb had two heart attacks in 1985, which took him off the road. He went in the bowling business at this time with AMF Bowling Corporation out of Richmond , VA. In 1987, he bought a bowling center along with his brother in Burnsville , NC , sold it in 1989, and moved to Bentonville to work at Tiger Lanes. In 1991 he went to work for L. B. Granata at Dixieland Lanes. Dixieland Lanes moved to its present location and changed its name to the Rogers Bowling Center in 1994. In 2003 Herb married his best friend and love of his life, Rebecca. Herb and Rebecca have five wonderful children between them, three sons, Mike, Zack, and Jared, and two daughters Kristine and Jaime. They also have five terrific grandchildren. Herb is an Army veteran. He served thirteen months in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967. His hobbies are motorcycles and boats. Something not very many people know about Herb is he is presently a member of the PBA and has been since 2000.