CAVE CITY — The wrong date for the Cave City Bass Club’s next tournament was inadvertently given to the Guard for an article published last week, said tournament director Ron Watkins.
The tournament will be Sept. 10 from 6 p.m. until midnight on Lake Norfork, out of Quarry Ramp.
For more information call club secretary Clark Neal at (870) 613-2077 or Watkins at (870) 793-3274.
HEBER SPRINGS — The Greers Ferry Chamber Bass Challenge, a bass tournament with a guaranteed first-place prize of $2,000 and guaranteed big bass prize of $1,000, is scheduled for Greers Ferry Lake on Oct. 11, said Peggy Harvey of the local chamber of commerce.
The Greers Ferry Chamber Bass Challenge celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Devil’s Fork Fishing Tournament Center.
Winners will receive 100 percent of the entry fees with a prize for every five places, Harvey said.
LITTLE ROCK — It is a simple hot weather fishing strategy, but many anglers don’t follow the logical plan.
Keep your bait cool, advise anglers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
Minnows, worms, nightcrawlers, crickets, meal worms, wax worms all cannot take the kind of heat Arkansas is experiencing. Even if you go out at daybreak, the bait will suffer unless some cooling is used.
Get more out of your fishing bait with a little ice. Many fishermen simply put the bait in the cooler that has their drinks and some ice. Ugh, you say? OK, use a separate cooler.
LITTLE ROCK — For the 15th consecutive year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved a 60-day hunting season for waterfowl. The recent vote came during the commission’s regular monthly meeting.
Duck season dates are Nov. 19-27, Dec. 8-23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 29. The youth hunt is set for Feb. 4-5.
The duck bag limit of six will consist of no more than four mallards (two hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck, two pintails, one canvasback, one mottled duck and two scaup.
Six a.m. and the temp is already hovering around 80 degrees, I carefully place the two, 5-pound training weights on the sidewalk (don’t want a broken toe 10 blocks from home) as I unscrew the cap to my bottle of green tea.
After a couple of back stretches to ease tightening muscles, I grab the weights and pick up the stride again, this time headed for home and uphill all the way.
Steve Moody of Sulphur Rock has been a maintenance technician at White River Medical Center for the past six years. He is paid to make repairs inside the hospital but soothing the soul — he does that for free.
Moody has been playing the harmonica for the past 43 years. He says he had been trying to learn the harmonica for as long as he can remember but at age 12 he was finally able to play his first song.
He says he can now play 50-100 songs that he learned by ear. His most requested is “Amazing Grace.”
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Crime Lab officials are willing to analyze DNA evidence from the murders of three Cub Scouts in 1993 that attorneys for the three men known as the “West Memphis Three” say exonerates their clients, a state prosecutor said Thursday night.
What do you want to be when you grow up? This is a question children and teens are often asked. Truth is, with so many options, it’s hard to know. Through the Volunteen program sponsored by the White River Medical Center (WRMC) Auxiliary, young adults are exposed to the healthcare setting, helping them decide if the medical field might be a future career option. The program also promotes the philosophy of volunteering.
An ex-state trooper was caught growing four marijuana plants in his garden, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.
On Aug. 17, several agencies used a helicopter to look for marijuana patches in the Ozark foothills. Just after 9 a.m. Independence County Detective Fred Friar said the air observation unit was directed to 5220 N. Central Ave. (about four miles northwest of Batesville). Officers in the aircraft said they had observed a marijuana plant in the middle of the garden located behind the residence.
During the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore won the popular vote but George W. Bush won the presidency by winning the majority of votes in the Electoral College. Since then, a predictable but misguided effort has been under way to try to make the popular vote determinative of presidential elections, instead of relying on the Electoral College as provided in the Constitution and as traditionally counted.
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I wish I would have known what I’m about to write while I was still in high school. Chances are I would not have quit. But you see, when you grow up poor and see that your parents are barely feeding the family, college is completely out of the question.
I was in the ninth grade when I decided I didn’t need school. I knew I wasn’t going to college so why bother graduating high school?