Wiener Takes All
The costume contest winner at the Wiener Takes All State Championship held Saturday was Baby Bateman with help from her owner, 9-year-old Kenadi Bateman. Thanks to a matching grant from sponsor Tito's Vodka, the event raised about $23,000 for the nonprofit Bella Vista Animal Shelter. The grand champion was first-time racer Solo from Bigelow owned by Beverly and Jeff Ussery. More photos on 1B.