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Special Memorial Day Weekend Fishing Report

MDW Fishing

This is a special holiday as we honor the gallant soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice in battle for the United States. The country honors them with a holiday on Monday, May 28, so keep that in mind as we enjoy a three-day weekend. Many of you will take in The Natural State’s waterways for fishing. We encourage you to read through today’s special edition of the Fishing Report as we highlight some of the many places you might consider for a weekend fishing trip, and we also have some free fishing-related classes on Tuesday that will be worth checking out as well. We also have some updates to our regularly reported spots. And, don’t forget, when you’re out on the lake, creek or river, be mindful of fellow anglers (please enjoy our new video below). Also, be aware of conditions where you are fishing, and be safe! And make sure to have the weekend of June 8-10 marked down for Free Fishing Weekend in Arkansas, as proclaimed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Beginning at noon Friday, June 8, through midnight on June 10, everyone can fish the waters of Arkansas without needing a fishing license. And after that weekend, and knowing how much fun you’re going to have, visit our easy-to-use website licensing system get a state resident fishing license for just $10.50.


Special Olympic Summer Games

Special Olympics

The Special Olympics Arkansas summer games begin today at Harding University, marking the 25th consecutive year the University has hosted the event.

“This is a special year for Special Olympics Arkansas as it celebrates its 50th year, and Harding University is honored to have been the longtime host celebrating our 25th anniversary of partnering with this wonderful organization,” said Penny Davis, University conference center director and events coordinator. “This unique partnership allows Harding to host a very special group from across the state. To see our campus community come together and serve others in this way is very humbling.”

Opening ceremonies will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at Harding’s First Security Stadium. Nearly 2,000 athletes and 500 coaches are expected to attend and participate in various sports including aquatics, athletics, unified bocce, flag football, golf, powerlifting and team softball. The event will conclude with a closing ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26.    MORE

21st Annual Augusta Days

Augusta Days

The Annual Augusta Days Festival is this Wednesday through Sunday. Festivities begin with the Fishing derby on Wednesday at 4:00pm at Berry & Berry Pond.

A beauty contest will be held Thursday night at 7:00pm at the high school cafeteria and there will be gospel music on the main stage at 7:30pm.

On Friday, there’s a Street Dance at 8:00pm featuring Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster.

Saturday’s activities include a pancake breakfast from 6:00am to 9:00am, a buddy bass tournament from 6:00am to 2:00pm, a 1 mile fun walk at 7:30am, a 5K run at 8:00am, the mud bog at 10:00am, a parade at 11:00am, fire truck rides from Noon to 4:00pm, live boxing at 2:00pm and much, much, more. Then day concludes with a performance by J.R. Rogers and the All Star Band and a performance from Headliner Morgan Wallen.

The festival will wrap up Sunday with a community church service at 8:30am, the White River Duck Derby at 11:00am, boat races at 1:30pm and a fireworks show at 9:00pm.

2018 County Farm Families Of The Year Named

Farm Family Of The Year

LITTLE ROCK – County winners for the 71st annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected. The county winners will be visited by a set of judges to determine the eight district winners, to be announced June 20. They will be visited again by a different set of judges in July to determine a state winner, which will be announced Dec. 6 at the Farm Family of the Year luncheon in North Little Rock.   MORE

Give The Gift Of Life

blood donations

The American Red Cross has a critical need for O Negative Blood Donors. O negative blood is used when there is no time to determine blood type.

In order to donate you must be in good health, 17 years of age or older and weigh at least 110 pounds.

Benefits of Donating include: It feels great to donate! You get free juice and delicious cookies.  It’s something you can spare – most people have blood to spare… yet, there is still not enough to go around. You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed – most people don’t think they’ll ever need blood, but many do. You will be someone’s hero – in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation.   MORE

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