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May 23, 2017 Comments Off on Briefly Outdoor Events


Walk circles battlefield

Ozark Hill Hikers, affiliated with the American Volkssport Association, will hold a walk Wednesday at Pea Ridge National Military Park.

All walkers are welcome. Walks of 5 or 10 kilometers will be offered. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Hopkins wins

Elite tournament

Rocky Hopkins won the Beaver Lake Elite Series bass tournament May 13 with five bass that weighed 15.49 pounds.

Grant Hanby placed second with five bass at 15.39 pounds. Justin Hoffman was third with five bass at 14.58 pounds.

Fourth through 10th, each with five bass, were: Fourth, Tim Clark, 14.44; fifth, Kevin Kester, 14.12; sixth, Danny Warren, 13.81; seventh, Brit Sumter, 13.44; eighth; Travis Harriman, 13.22; ninth, Kevin Ceola, 13.07; 10th, Nicky Parson, 12.98.

Alliance sponsors

photo contest

Entries are being accepted to the Beaver Watershed Alliance annual photo contest. The theme is open space, such as forest, pasture, creeks, springs, rivers and lakes.

Photos should be taken in the Beaver Lake watershed. Deadline for entries is Saturday. First prize is a $200 gift card to Bedford Camera and Video. Second prize is two tickets for the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad. Third is a Beaver Lake kayak tour with Hobbs State Park-Conservation and framing of their photo by Scott Frame and Art.

For rules visit www.beaver

Society plans

Jupiter viewing

The Sugar Creek Astronomical Society and Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area will host a lecture and viewing of Jupiter in retrograde motion beginning at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at the park at Arkansas 12 and War Eagle Road.

“Perfectly positioned for observing all month, very bright Jupiter moves retrograde through the body of the constellation Virgo in the southern evening sky,” explained Katherine Auld, society president. “Retrograde motion happens because Earth, on its shorter race track path around the sun, is passing Jupiter on its longer track, and making Jupiter appear to move backwards against the backdrop of stars.”

The event is free and open to all ages. Items to bring include a flashlight (covered with a red cloth or balloon), binoculars, water bottle, and a folding chair.

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