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Mountie Stadium Renamed

Whitey Smith Honored For Supporting Youth

Posted: December 19, 2012 at 2:23 a.m.

Mountie Stadium has a new name. Whitey Smith was honored Tuesday night for the more than $1 million he has raised for Rogers youth through his chicken cooks. Rogers School Board members voted to name the stadium after Smith, a 50-year fixture of Saturday morning chicken cooked in a pit at the corner of Second and Locust streets.

At A Glance

Smart Core requirements*:

• English, four units

• Oral communication, half unit

• Mathematics, four units to include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and either pre-calculus, calculus, trigonometry, statistics, Algebra III or advanced placement mathematics

• Natural science, three units with lab with options of physical science, biology, chemistry or physics

• Social studies, three units — world and U.S. history are required, but students have the option of a unit of civics or a mix of a half unit of civics and half unit of economics

• Physical education, the state requires a half unit; Rogers requires a full unit

• Health and safety, half unit

• Fine arts, half unit

• Career focus, six units

"*" Rogers requires 24 credits to graduate instead of the state’s requirement of 22.

Source: Staff Report

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I am so glad Whitey Smith was recognized for all his years of dedication and hard work 'for the kids'. What a wonderful tribute to a man who has given so selflessly to his community! Congratulations, Whitey Smith!

Posted by: lilloop2loo

December 19, 2012 at 8:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What a perfect way to always remember and recognize Whitey for years to come. He is such a blessing to so many in our area and this just seems like a magic fit. Many times people can give money - that is easy - but to give of your time over so many weekends is something that I personally find hard to do. But not for Whitey, he gives an enormous amount of his time and has taught and encouraged oddles of people how to do the same. Thank you Whitey for your selfless love to our community.

Posted by: stillbelieving

December 19, 2012 at 11:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Whitey has put up a lot of fences in the area that keep people seperated from each other.

Posted by: Moneymyst

December 19, 2012 at 12:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Whitey has supported both Rogers team with unequal time and energy. I am proud to have worked closely with him and to have gotten to know such a selfless perons.

Moneymyst.. look for a fight elsewhere.

Posted by: proud

December 19, 2012 at 1:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )