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Corps resets Beaver Lake cleanup

The annual Beaver Lake Cleanp set for Sept. 22 was rescheduled for Saturday because of a threat of lightning.

The cleanup, hosted by the Army Corps of Engineers, will start at 8 a.m.

Volunteers may show up at Prairie Creek, Hickory Creek, Rocky Branch or Dam Site parks to get trash bags and free souvenir T-shirts. The post-cleanup lunch and drawing for prizes begins at noon at Prairie Creek park’s big picnic shelter.

Prizes include lake and outdoor gear, pontoon boat rentals, tickets to Silver Dollar City and lodging at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs.

Skippers who can volunteer with their boats should call the corps office in Rogers, at (479) 636-1210, ext. 1705.

Muzzle shoot set for Berryville

The 63rd annual Saunder's Memorial Shoot will be held Thursday through Sunday at Luther Owens shooting range and park in Berryville.

All events are for muzzle-loader firearms. Competition on Thursday is from noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday shooting is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday. The public is welcome to watch the matches.

Divisions include off-hand rifle and pistol at stationery paper targets, bench rest matches, trade gun aggregate, women and men shotgun trap, sporting clays and black powder cartridge trap.

Divisions in the rifle and pistol matches are men's, women's, junior, sub-junior, and old timers. Prizes and certificates will be awarded for all matches and aggregates.

The event is sponsored by Luther's Long Hunters Club. Luther Owens park is northwest of the Berryville square. Take East College Street off U.S. 62 to the park road.

For more information contact Zoe Caywood,

Wildflowers focus of hike

Wildflowers are the attraction of a 2.5-mile hike set for Saturday on the Back 40 Trail System in Bella Vista.

Meet at 9 a.m. at Buckingham trailhead, located at Trafalgar Road and Buckingham Drive. Or a free shuttle to the trailhead begins at 8:30 a.m. at Church of Latter Day Saints, 1 Lambeth Drive.

Cheryl Hall, Arkansas master naturalist, nature photographer and artist will lead the hike. It's moderate in difficulty and along dirt trail. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome.

Turkey shoot benefits firefighters

The 25th annual Northeast Benton County fire department turkey shoot and rib luncheon is Saturday at the main fire station, U.S. 62 and Wimpy Jones Road in Garfield.

Frozen turkeys will be awarded to successful shotgun shooters in clay bird and poker categories. There is an archery category.

Other activities include a corn-hole tournament, bingo, an auction, prize drawings and the Daisy BB gun range.

Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $9, or $5 for children 10 and younger. For more information call 479-359-3134.

Event welcomes trap shooters

Bella Vista Assembly of God church will host the third annual NWA Christian Fellowship Trap Shoot on Saturday. The shoot is at the Bella Vista trap and skeet range, 16301 Rocky Dell Hollow Road in Gravette.

Cost is $35 per person and includes shotgun shells. There are adult and youth divisions.

For more information contact Hoss Diego, 479-250-9949 or

Roses win Guys, Gals tournament

David and Pam Rose won the Beaver Lake Guys and Gals bass tournament held Sept. 16 at Beaver Lake. They had five bass that weighed 9.16 pounds. They also had big bass at 3.12 pounds.

Peyton and Lexi Rose placed second with five bass at 7.74 pounds. Wayne and Linda Dirck were third with four bass at 6.28 pounds.

Meador first at Beaver Lake

Steven Meador won the Beaver Lake Elite Series bass tournament held Sept. 15 with five bass at 13.03 pounds.

Curt Clark was second with four bass at 12.87 pounds. He had big bass at 5.69 pounds. Marcus Brandenburg placed third with five bass at 11.5 pounds.

Fourth through 10th, all with five bass, were: fourth, Gordon Harriman, 11.69; fifth, Greg Sapp, 11.14; sixth, Justin Hoffman, 11.04; seventh, David Louks, 10.24; eighth, Allen Westfall, 9.89; ninth, Lee McLean, 9.14; 10th, Keith Brashers, 8.43.

Tournament director James Whittle said most fish were caught with top-water lures early, then jigs, plastic worms and spinner baits later.

Foundation hosts dinner

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Foundation will hold its second annual "Into the Wild" wild game supper and auction at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Springdale Airport, 718 S. Old Missouri Road.

Tickets are $125 or $1,000 for a table. Money raised helps fund the foundation's programs and initiatives for youth. For tickets visit

The foundation was established in 1982 as a nonprofit fundraising auxiliary to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Groups partner for lake cruises

Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society and Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area will host two-hour cruises this fall on the park's pontoon boat to see loons and other birds at Beaver Lake.

Trips are set for Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 11. They depart from Rocky Branch Marina at 10 a.m. Experienced birders with Audubon will be on board to help identify birds.

Cost is $10. Register by calling the park visitor center, 479-789-5000.

Sports on 09/25/2018

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