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The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

In the fall of 2011, I was bitten by the bike-riding bug. I went biking at Two Rivers Park with my brother and his family visiting from Fayetteville. I knew I was going to “have to” go, because they’re big into outdoor activities.  So I rode one of their extra bikes and I absolutely had the time of my life.

I had no idea these wonderful scenic trails existed so close to where I lived. I sure have been living in a comfortable bubble, which usually means to me, where there are no bugs, no potential for bumps and scratches and plenty of air conditioning.

Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started planning how both my mother and I could enjoy bike riding together, and get my friends in on the action as well.  But first I had to convince mom that she would enjoy it as much as I did.

Deer and Turkey Seminar

Deer and Turkey Seminar

Deer and Turkey Seminar

March 24, 2012


Clark County Fairgrounds, Youth Building

Hwy 67 South, Arkadelphia


10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch provided


Speakers: Game & Fish and NWTF personnel

feed and mineral vendors


Managing Deer Herds

How to grow trophy bucks

How to age and score deer

DeGray Lake Eagle tours this Saturday

DeGray Lake Eagle tours this Saturday

If you're looking for a saturday in the great outdoors, look no further than the DeGray Lake Eagle tour this Saturday.

Join a park interpreter as you ride a boat around the lake in search of wintering bald eagles, osprey, loons, herons, grebes, ducks, and more.

You are invited to bring binoculars and cold weather clothing is highly encouraged. It is colder on the lake than it is on land.

You can make reservations at noon Friday by calling (501) 865-5850. Six people minimum. It costs $9 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and children under 6 ride free.


Man arrested for shooting deer in Amity city limits

Man arrested for shooting deer in Amity city limits

Arkadelphia, Ark. — A Clark County man faces felony charges after allegedly shooting a deer in the city limits of Amity, according to an affidavit filed recently in the Clark County Circuit Clerk’s office.

Donnie Eugene Bowser, 47, of 121 E. Thompson St., Amity, was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 13, for illegal possession of a firearm.

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Spiders can scare throughout winter

Spiders can scare throughout winter

Spiders are associated with Halloween, but the arachnids will most likely be seen throughout the winter in homes due to the warm summer we experienced. Often popping up after people bring holiday decorations or winter clothing out of storage, Terminix, the nation’s largest pest control company, has a few tips for prevention and protection to limit number of infestations and incidents of bites.

Why do spiders invade homes?

Like most pests, spiders are opportunistic and invade homes out of convenience. Human structures often provide a sheltered environment and can provide easy access to other insects. 

How do spiders get into homes?

Spiders can slip through very small exterior openings.

Record number of deer hunting permits available Oct. 11

Record number of deer hunting permits available Oct. 11

If you didn’t draw a deer permit for an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management area hunt this year, there’s still a good chance to get the one you’re after. More than 6,000 unclaimed permits will be available beginning 8 a.m., Oct. 11, at the AGFC Little Rock headquarters and regional offices across the state.

“Typically, we have about 3,000 leftovers available,” said Ashley Bean, AGFC permit program coordinator. “This year, we had almost the same number of applicants, but they were focused only on a few hunts, leaving many unclaimed permits throughout the state.”

Some permits are even available for some of Arkansas’s most coveted wildlife management areas. There’s even permit available for the modern gun hunt at Freddie Black Choctaw Island Deer Research Area WMA, which normally takes about four years to draw. These high-demand permits are left because people who had enough preference points drew the permit, but did not pay.