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Josie Carroll among new shooters at Oaklawn this meet

Josie Carroll among new shooters at Oaklawn this meet

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Oaklawn) - Trainer Josie Carroll, the only woman to win the $1 million Queen’s Plate, Canada’s most prestigious race for 3-year-olds, has a string in Hot Springs for the first time and hopes that Oaklawn will be the path to victory in some of the premier races for 3-year-olds on both sides of the North American border.

“I’ve never stabled at Oaklawn before, although I have run a few horses there in the past,” said Carroll, who captured the 2006 Queen’s Plate with Edenwold and the 2011 edition with the filly. “I’m coming in with 10 horses and I’ve got quite a few nice young horses. We are pointing them to Oaklawn’s strong three-year-old stakes program.”

Area Photo: Lake Greeson

Area Photo: Lake Greeson

According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Lake Greeson was created when the Narrows Dam was built on the Little Missouri River in 1950. The lake got its name around 1976 from the man who made the dam and lake possible -- Martin White Greeson.

AGFC added the Lake Gresson is prime fishing area for striped bass, black bass, crappie, bream, catfish, white bass and smallmouth bass. It's also well stocked with northern pike and walleye.

This photo of the lake was taken by THViewer Nick Younger, who shared it with our Facebook page on Dec. 31.

Absolutely beautiful!

For more information on Lake Greeson, visit LakeGreeson.org: http://on.kthv.com/1kbQxCm

List of events for December at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

List of events for December at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Sunday, December 1

  • Fall hayride and campfire

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Jostle, bounce, and laugh your way across the fields and through the woods on a guided hayride with a warm campfire, stories, hot chocolate and marshmallows. Advance payment and registration is required. For more information contact Park Interpreters Maryanne Stansbury (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) or Richard Spilman(richard.spilman@arkansas.gov).

Meeting place: field by Highway 300 and Pinnacle Valley Road
Admission:$12 adults, $6 children (ages 6-12)

Wednesday, December 4

Central Arkansas Roller Derby Rock & Roll Bout to benefit the Arkansas FoodBank

Central Arkansas Roller Derby Rock & Roll Bout to benefit the Arkansas FoodBank

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Central Arkansas Roller Derby) - This year marks the third annual Central Arkansas Roller Derby (CARD) Rock & Roll Bout to benefit the Arkansas FoodBank.  On November 16th at 7pm come to Little Rock Skateworld and watch the CARD family battle it out, derby style. Admission is only $5 if you bring 2 non-perishable food items.  Tickets without a food item are $10 for adults; kids 10 and under are free.   All food items go to the Arkansas FoodBank Network.

Oaklawn earns certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor

Oaklawn earns certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Oaklawn has received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for a full year of positive customer reviews. The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to businesses that rank in the top 10% worldwide for traveler feedback.

Over the course of one year, Oaklawn received 55 “Excellent” and 50 “Very Good” reviews out of the 128 total reviews submitted through TripAdvisor, an unbiased website where people can share their experiences, good and bad, for all things related to travel, including destinations such as Oaklawn.

“This award is truly the result of a team effort,” said General Manager Eric Jackson. “While we will never be satisfied until 100% of our reviews are “Excellent” ones, it shows that the extra efforts we make in new team member training and continued job coaching for all team members are being recognized by the most important people - our guests.

Urban Warrior Dash in Amity!

Urban Warrior Dash in Amity!

MUD, FIRE AND BARBED WIRE; ULTIMATE 5K RACE AND FESTIVAL RETURNS TO ARKANSAS

                               20,000 Warriors to Compete in the Worlds Largest Obstacle Race Series

Fishing with veterans

Fishing with veterans

Take wounded Vets out on the Lake for a day of fun fishing.  Most do not have a chance to get out on the lake.  This is an opportunity for the Vets to get out and enjoy the outdoors.  Volunteers with boats are still needed.

The event is May 11 at Andrew Hulsey Fish Hatchery at 102 Fish Hatchery Rd. in Lake Hamilton. For information call 501-525-9063.