Category archives: Sports

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[...]

Wings Over The Prairie

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The week of Thanksgiving is always a time to gather with family. In Stuttgart, the Duck and Rice Capital of the World, a larger family gathers to celebrate the bounty of the Arkansas Grand Prairie. This year, the east Arkansas town celebrates the 81st Annual Wings Over The Prairie Festival, a fete that will bring in visitors from all over the world to hear[...]

Create: Time to Tailgate

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Great tailgating recipes! Photography by Janet Warlick   is about to take center stage — the Hogs kick off their 2016-17 season Sept. 3, and the NFL’s first game is the 8th, which means tailgating and watch parties are top-of-mind. To help grill masters and hosts alike, we searched for great recipes and hit pay dirt with the Southern Living’s The [...]

Big Bass, Big Cash

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Wouldn’t it be a dream to make a life-changing amount of money with a favorite hobby? Steve Scherrey of Conway, Ark., did just that.   is the first person to ever win the Annual Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza Fishing Tournament twice. In 2000 he won $100,000 and last year he won $50,000. This tournament is the state's largest amateur big bass tournament[...]