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Kings River cleanup set

A cleanup of the Kings River in Carroll County will begin at 8 a.m. May 30. Meet at the Grand-view bridge, where Arkansas 143 crosses the river.

Volunteers should bring their own boats. A cookout, live music and drawing for a kayak and other prizes will take place after the cleanup.

Contact Ray Warren, 870-654-4134, or visit for details.

Fish with a veteran

The John W. Brown Fishing With A Veteran bass tournament is set for June 6 at Beaver Lake out of Prairie Creek park.

Entry fee is $70 per boat. A veteran or member of the military must be a member of each team. Fishing is from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

First prize is $1,000, second place $700 and third place $500. Big bass prize is $200. There is also a prize of $100 for the smallest legal bass. A meal will be served to all anglers and their families at 2 p.m. The tournament funds programs for veterans.

Register at, Hook, Line and Sinker or Southtown Sporting goods. For details contact Keith Harmon,

Fish stories sought

The annual Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette fish story contest is off and running. The contest is for true fishing stories from any waterway from any time.

Grand prize is a zipper bag packed with fishing lures almost guaranteed to catch the big ones at an angler’s favorite lake or stream. Email entries to Type Fish Story Contest in the subject line. Authors may attach a photo if they have one.

Kids are encouraged to enter and may attach a drawing, photo or other art with their story. Deadline is May 31. The winner will be announced in June. Stories will be published in the newspaper and at