Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu July 21, 2016
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

John Baker, a Little Rock attorney, tosses a stone that he thinks is good for skipping. Baker, who grew up skipping rocks and enjoys the activity with his four children, as well as his brother, created the Great Southern Stone-Skipping Championship, scheduled for Sept. 3 on Greers Ferry Lake in Fairfield Bay. Baker has a summer home in the community.

Contest launches

First Arkansas stone-skipping event set

Little Rock attorney John Baker, like many kids growing up in Arkansas, liked to skip rocks anytime he was near the water. “I take my kids canoeing all over Arkansas, and we always skip rocks,” Baker said. When he and his brother, Troy Baker of Little Rock, were skipping rocks one day, they started wondering who had the world record. That would be Kurt “Mountain Man” Steiner of Pennsylvania, who achieved 88 skips. That got the competiti... READ MORE

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