March 7, 2017 Comments Off on Briefly Outdoor Events


Corps seeks attendants

The Army Corps of Engineers is hiring park attendants at Beaver Lake for the 2017 visitor season.

Positions include a free campsite to park a camping trailer or motor home for the season. Duties include assisting visitors, collecting fees and general cleanup chores in the campgrounds and day use areas. Park attendants are the primary point of contact for most visitors at Beaver Lake.

Several positions are available. Contact James Bloxham, 479-636-1210 extension 1719 or email

Group sets hikes

The Ozark Highlands Trail Association has three hikes scheduled for March. The hikes are moderate in difficulty. All hikers are welcome.

A 6-mile hike on the Ozark Highlands Trail from Moonhull to Mulberry River will be Wednesday. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at a private cabin near the Ozone fire station. Register with Bill Hignite, 870-623-6720,

A 4.5-mile hike on the Ozark Highlands Trail from Morgan Fields to Herrods Creek is Saturday. Meet at Harps in Elkins at 8:30 a.m. to car pool or at the Redding campground entrance at 9:45 a.m. Register with Mike Lemaster, 479-466-5214 or miker.

A 17-mile backpack trip on the Buffalo River Trail from Grinders Ferry to South Maumee is Saturday and Sunday. The trip is limited to 10 hikers. Register with Bob Robinson,

Duo wins tournament

Brock Bertrand and Ronnie Davidson won the Everett Team Trail bass tournament at Beaver Lake on Feb. 25 with five bass that weighed 18.4 pounds.

Bryan Wolfgang and Mike Roughton placed second with five bass at 17.97 pounds. Kelly Greer and Jeff Epley were third with five bass at 16.46 pounds. Aaron Jolliff and Terry Weaver were fourth with five bass at 15.74.

Fifth through 10th, all with five bass unless noted, were: fifth, Darren Clay, Levi Clay, 15.68; sixth, Gordon Harriman, Travis Harriman, 15.39; seventh, Don Mc-Daniel, Alan Broccard, four bass, 14.77; eighth, Charlie Fredrick, David Frank, 14.57; ninth, Teddy Holt, Mike Jones, 14.42; 10th, Keith Brashers, Nicky Parson, 14.37. McDaniel and Broccard had big bass at 6.91 pounds. Darren Clay and Levi Clay had second-place big bass at 6.46 pounds.

Hike explores park

Hill ‘N Dale Hiking Club will hike in Springdale on Thursday. The hike will cover three to four miles at J.B. Hunt Park. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Bella Vista Harps store to car pool.

All hikers are welcome. Register with George Riggin, 913-669-4967 or

Ride challenges cyclists

The Highway 71 Classic bicycle ride is Sunday along U.S. 71 south of Fayetteville. The ride starts at 9 Walker Park in Fayetteville.

Entry fee is $30 in advance or $40 on Sunday. Routes of 32 and 71 miles are available. The 71-mile ride features two ascents of Mount Gaylor. Several eateries provide food at the start and finish and at aid stations. Profits fund junior cycling programs and regional bicycle advocacy efforts. Information is at www.hwy or

Alliance sets seminar

The Beaver Watershed Alliance will host a free tree care workshop from 10 a.m. to noon March 16 at the West Fork library.

The program includes a pruning and planting demonstration at Riverside Park. Patrons should bring pruning tools.

To reserve a seat, call the alliance at 479-750-8007 or email

— Staff report