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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

All Arkansas Corps Lakes’ Facilities Re-opened

All Arkansas Corps Lakes’ Facilities Re-opened

Vicksburg, Miss –The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announces the re-opening of all Arkansas Corps lakes’ facilities.  These facilities were closed due to high water levels. This includes all campgrounds, boat ramps, recreational areas, and swim areas at DeGray Lake, Lake Greeson, and Lake Ouachita.

Although these facilities are now re-opened, boaters still need to use caution when boating and to always watch for debris washed into the lake from the recent heavy rains in the watershed area and let others know where you will be boating.  Always wear your lifejacket and keep the boat's "kill switch" attached at all times while underway. Swimmers are also reminded to wear a lifejacket and never swim alone. 

For more information, please contact the Arkansas lake offices at 501-767-2101.

Protect yourself during tick season

Protect yourself during tick season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas has some of the highest levels of tick-related illnesses of any state in the nation and we are expecting another big year. In 2012, over 900 cases of tick-related illness were reported to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Five of these cases resulted in death. Cases were found in 63 counties, with illnesses occurring every month of the year but peaking in June. Because many of these illnesses go unreported, the actual number of persons sick from tick-related illness is much higher.

According to Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH, Zoonotic Disease Section Chief at ADH, “Tick-related illnesses are serious and can be deadly if not treated properly. It is very important that people realize the seriousness of the infections that some ticks can carry, and to see their doctor if ill. Thankfully, we can prevent many of these infections if we become aware of the risks and take some simple precautions.”

Public Open House Scheduled on the Caddo/Womble Ranger District

Public Open House Scheduled on the Caddo/Womble Ranger District

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- The Caddo/ Womble Ranger District of the Ouachita National Forest is hosting an Open House from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013.   According to District Ranger Gloria Chrismer the Open House will allow the public an opportunity to meet with national forest employees one-on-one and discuss the newly released flood maps, and the possible effects on future management of campgrounds on the District, especially Charlton Recreation Area.  Maps showing flood zones will be on display.

The Open House will be held at the Womble Ranger District Office in Mt. Ida, Arkansas, The office is located on Highway 270 approximately four miles east of Mt. Ida.  

For additional information, please call at 870.867.2101 during office hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).

Lower White Oak gradually refilling

Lower White Oak gradually refilling

After many months of hard work, the gates on the water control structure of Lower White Oak Lake are now closed. The lake is gradually refilling.

City selected for sustainability study

City selected for sustainability study

Applied Sustainability Center names participants

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Applied Sustainability Center at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas has selected Searcy as one of eight cities to participate in its Sustainable Energy Scorecards and Education for Municipalities (SESEM) program.

The Applied Sustainability Center (ASC) selected the eight cities based on their reputation as serious about sustainability initiatives and the ideas and commitment expressed in applications to the SESEM program. The program is designed to assist municipalities in the development of sustainable energy plans. Cities were also selected to ensure diversity in terms of total population and utility type. The SESEM program was made possible through a grant from Arkansas Community Foundation to the Applied Sustainability Center as part of the foundation’s Sustainable Energy Initiative.

Diamond Lakes Visitors Center looking for volunteers

Diamond Lakes Visitors Center looking for volunteers

We are looking for weekend volunteers who can work one Saturday or Sunday a month.  The hours of operation at the center are 10-5 on Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday.  Qualifications for volunteering:  Nice, Energetic and Knowledgeable of Clark County and the surrounding area.

Call Vickie Egleston at 210-5204 and sign up to volunteer today!

The Diamond Lakes Regional Visitors Center is located at 126 Valley Street (Scenic Highway 7) in Caddo Valley, directly off Interstate-30 Exit 78. The Center offers tourist assistance, brochures, free wireless Internet access, and computer portals.

126 Valley Street

Caddo Valley, Arkansas

vickie@arkadelphiaalliance.com

870-210-5204