Category archives: Sports

Give the Gift of Habitat to a Fish With Your Christmas Tree This Year

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Once the wrapping paper has been thrown away and the last drop of egg nog has been consumed, few people have a use for that evergreen tree that graced their home during the holiday season. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a new job for those leftover trees – as fish habitat. The AGFC has drop-off locations across the state to let your old Chr[...]

Buffalo Outdoor Center

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By Mel White Mike Mills and his wife, Rhonda, live on the crest of a hilltop near the Newton County community of Ponca, where the view from their picture window surely must rank among the best in Arkansas. Their personal panorama takes in the Buffalo River’s legendary 500-foot-high Big Bluff and stretches eastward to mountains 25 miles away — the tree-cover[...]

Crockett's Bluff

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Somewhere along Highway 153 between Stuttgart and Crockett’s Bluff,  there sits a time warp. By Steve Bowman // Photos by Jamison Mosley hen visitors are sent back in time is anyone’s guess. It’s possibly on the undulating blacktop where flat rice fields transition into semi-rolling landscape along the White River. Or maybe it’s where a hairpin curve sen[...]

Try a Duathlon at Lake Ouachita State Park!

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Looking for some action? If so, Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine will be hosting the first annual Caddo Bend Paddle Duathlon in September. The event takes place on the 23rd of the month and starts at 9 a.m. that day. Participants will take on a 5 mile trail run on the scenic Cadd[...]

Hook Line and Stinker

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A charming, southern story from Tales from the South. I’m not sure how it happened that the four of us ended up in a johnboat on a sticky, hot August day, but I suspected it began with a plan of Daddy’s to spend the day in peace and solitude and to get his limit of bass and bream, to boot. An announcement, “I’m goin’ fishin,” was met with “Not without us [...]

Fishing the Diamond Lakes of Arkansas

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas is home to more than 600,000 acres of lakes. Among these are five in Southwest Arkansas collectively known as the Diamond Lakes. These are Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton at Hot Springs, Lake Catherine near Malvern, DeGray Lake at Arkadelphia and Lake Greeson between Glenwood and[...]

Embracing Arkansas Outdoors

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2017 Bolo Bash Speaker Georgia Pellegrini   aptist Health’s Bolo Bash Luncheon is one of the most sought after events each year, noted by standing room only attendance. The luncheon not only raises valuable funds for community projects, it also presents guests with a diverse, entertaining and inspiring time with fascinating nationally rec[...]

Bolo Bash Luncheon - Georgia Pellegrini

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Bolo Bash Luncheon, Arkansas' premier luncheon for more than 25 years, will entertain guests in 2017 with modern-day pioneer Georgia Pellegrini! Georgia is the author of critically acclaimed book Food Heroes, best selling book Girl Hunter and new book Modern Pioneering: recipes, projects, and skills for a self-sufficient life. She is a food writer for the Wa[...]