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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.

Quiatchon wins Natural State golf classic

Quiatchon wins Natural State golf classic

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (UAM) - Freshman Pamela Quiatchon tallied scores of 82 and 79 to finish first with a two-stroke lead at the Natural State Golf Classic played at the Red Apple Country Club this past Monday and Tuesday in UAM's final tournament of the regular season.

The UAM men's and women's golf teams will compete in the Great American Conference Championships this upcoming Sunday-Tuesday, April 14-16 at the Hot Springs (Ark.) Country Club.

Quiatchon jumped four spots from the first round to the second round to capture her second individual win of the 2012-13 season. She also was the top individual finisher at the Bison Fall Golf Classic this past October.

She led the field of 36 participants with a two-round total of 20 pars.

Oaklawn Barn Notes

Oaklawn Barn Notes

Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion Fort Larned Readies For Saturday’s Oaklawn Handicap

 

After arriving on the charter flight from Florida on Monday, Fort Larned was out on the Oaklawn strip on Tuesday morning under regular exercise rider Kate Merritt and the defending Breeders’ Cup Classic champion acclimated well as he prepares for the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) on Saturday.

 

“He went out to stretch his legs and everything is good. He took to the track real good and he got over it fine,” said trainer Ian Wilkes. “He’s doing very well and I’m very pleased with him.”

 

In his first start back from his Breeders’ Cup triumph, Fort Larned stumbled at the start of the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) and unseated regular rider Brian Hernandez, Jr., who was unhurt. Fort Larned and his jockey have won three graded stakes together and they will be reunited on Saturday.