On Womack stops, nuts, bolts, ATVs
U.S. Rep. Steve Womack made several stops in his district Friday. He scheduled a 10 a.m. tour of Volt Industrial Plastics in Yellville, followed by a lunchtime meeting with Marion County officials at Blacksheep Joe’s BBQ Smokehouse and Grill.
From Yellville, the Rogers Republican traveled to Boat World in Harrison.
People looking for American-made nuts, screws, spacers, washers and other items have been turning to Volt for more than two decades, its website notes.
Blacksheep Joe’s, on the other hand, is “a classic [barbecue] and burger joint that specializes in southern comfort food, featuring real wood fired pit [barbecue] and the burgers made to order,” according to its Facebook page.
Despite its name, Boat World sells motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and sideby-sides, but no watercraft. “We got out of the boat business in 2008,” explains Sandy Stroope, the business’s owner since 1989.
Demand for ATVs remains high, especially among farmers, Stroope said. “Very few of them ride a horse anymore,” he explained.
Womack is pro-business and is always welcome at Boat World, Stroope explained.
“We’re all pretty conservative in my little store here and we all support pretty conservative candidates and Steve’s a pretty conservative guy,” he said.