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Lake Dardanelle State Park to host boater education course

Lake Dardanelle State Park to host boater education course

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and the Auxiliary Coast Guard are partnering to provide a Boating Education Course open to the public. Plan to attend the Boating Education Course offered March 3 & 4, 2014 at the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center Classroom from 6-9 p.m. You must attend both nights to complete the course.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s “Mandatory Boating Education Regulation states that:  “Anyone born after 1985 must take and pass an approved Arkansas Game and Fish Boating Education Course and carry proof that he or she has satisfactorily completed the course in order to operate a motorboat in Arkansas.”

The minimum 6 hour course includes; boat classification, registration, lifesaving equipment, navigation aids, rules of the road, maintenance, courtesy, and much more. The course is free of charge and is open to a limited number.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call 479-967-5516.

Ninth annual Chase Race and Paws scheduled for March 8

Ninth annual Chase Race and Paws scheduled for March 8

Conway, AR, (CRP) – The Ninth Annual Chase Race and Paws will be held  Saturday, March 8, 8 a.m. starting and finishing at Simon Park, 805 Front Street, Conway. The 2-mile state championship race awards a $100 cash prize to any male or female who breaks the present course records.  A complimentary 2014 entry form will be awarded to  anyone who breaks an age group record.  Each person who registers will receive a technical shirt again this year.  

Online race registration is now open at http://www.chaserace.info/. Entry forms  are also available at The Sporty Runner, 1016 Van Ronkle St. in Conway, and at  Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center, 700 Salem Rd. Chase Race and Pawsevent includes:

Eagle awareness weekend at Petit Jean State Park

Eagle awareness weekend at Petit Jean State Park

MORRILTON, Ark. (PJSP) - On the weekend of January 11 -12, programming at Petit Jean State Park will be focused on our national symbol: the bald eagle.  A variety of programs will be offered, including field trips to Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge to see wintering bald eagles.  At 1:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, Lynn Sciumbato, veteran raptor rehabilitator, will give a free exhibition of some live birds in her care.  Other free programs will also be offered.  Schedules may be seen online at http://www.petitjeanstatepark.com/.  Click on “Things to Do” and see the “Calendar of Events.” Further information on Eagle Awareness Weekend is available by calling 501-727-6510 or 501-727-6512. 

UCA to host “Topping Out” Ceremony for HPER expansion

UCA to host “Topping Out” Ceremony for HPER expansion

CONWAY (UCA) -- The University of Central Arkansas is hosting a "Topping Out" ceremony of the Health Physical Education and Recreation Center on Friday, December 13 at 2 p.m.

The ceremony will be held immediately west of the existing HPER building on the new concrete slab. Parking is available in the lot just east of the existing building. Inside the HPER center will be used in case of inclement weather.

Students, staff, administrators and construction workers will be given the opportunity to sign the beam from 1:45 p.m. and 2 p.m. before it is placed on the structure. Representatives from the university and Cone Construction will speak at the ceremony.

List of events for December at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

List of events for December at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Sunday, December 1

  • Fall hayride and campfire

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Jostle, bounce, and laugh your way across the fields and through the woods on a guided hayride with a warm campfire, stories, hot chocolate and marshmallows. Advance payment and registration is required. For more information contact Park Interpreters Maryanne Stansbury (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) or Richard Spilman(richard.spilman@arkansas.gov).

Meeting place: field by Highway 300 and Pinnacle Valley Road
Admission:$12 adults, $6 children (ages 6-12)

Wednesday, December 4

Area photo: Cadron Flats

Area photo: Cadron Flats

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – Imagine standing on top of a ridge, looking down across the tree tops changing colors and the fields in front of you. It would be a beautiful thing to see.

Hunter Parker captured that exact image as he was looking down to the Cadron Flats facing south toward Conway. In this beautiful photo, vehicles look like mere specks from where he was standing.

The Cadron Flats are nestled between Conway and Greenbrier. Running through them is the East Fork Cadron Creek, and farther off is Beaver Fork Lake.

For more details on this area, visit Arkansas.com: http://on.kthv.com/19o56Ye

What part of Arkansas is the most beautiful to you? Snap a photo and share it with us at ageswein@thv11.com.

AHSCA announces 2013 All-Star basketball coaches

AHSCA announces 2013 All-Star basketball coaches

CONWAY, Ark. (AHSCA) - The president of the Arkansas High School Coaches Association, Scott Kelton of Blevins, announced the head basketball coaches and their staffs for the 2013 East-West Arkansas Army National Guard/Arkansas High School Coaches Association Girls and Boys All-Star teams as selected by their fellow coaches here at a press conference on the University of Central Arkansas campus.

UCA athletic director Dr. Brad Teague welcomed the members of the AHSCA, the 2013 All-Star coaches and media representatives during the morning press conference.

The head coach for the East girls will be Jay Cook of Paragould and the head coach of the East boys will be Johnny Rice of North Little Rock. The West girls head coach will be Charles Berry of Huntsville and the head coach of the West boys will be Shane Thurman of Pottsville.