Former Razorback to play Olympic golf for Sweden national team
Former Arkansas golfer and now-pro David Lingmerth is headed to the Olympics in Rio, representing Sweden as golf makes its return to the games for the first time in more than a century. Lingmerth is ranked 49th in the world in the latest golf rankings but will go into the Olympics as the No. 14 seed in the field of 60 players, with the 6th-ranked Henrik Stenson Sweden's other golfer in the field...
Lyon's Krueger named AMC SID of Year
When the Lyon College Scots joined the American Midwest Conference in 2012-13, the Scots also brought in John Krueger as the school's Director of Sports Information. Finishing his fourth year at Lyon, Krueger was named as the AMC Sports Information Director of the Year last week...
Rain can't dampen Parten Memorial
The Tyler Parten Memorial Golf Scholarship Tournament was a bit delayed on the morning of July 9 due to a slight shower from Mother Nature at the South Golf Course in Cherokee Village. After the 30-minute delay, the golfers gathered for an opening prayer by Bob Evins, followed by a full honor guard, a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps, followed by David Parten - Tyler's dad - speaking to the gathered crowd about Tyler and the family's appreciation to the Cherokee Village Men's Golf Association for hosting the event.. ...
Biologists evaluating Strawberry River Watershed
Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have begun an in-depth monitoring project of the fish living in the Strawberry River Watershed in northeast Arkansas. "We're looking at how changes in adjacent land use could affect the fish community structure and species richness to the river," said Brett Timmons, AGFC fisheries supervisor in Jonesboro. ...
Teen job shadow leads to antler shed finds
Those who grow up in the Missouri Ozarks know there's more than one way to get a prized set of antlers. There's also more to activities like shed hunting than the find. Success in hunting (whether traditional hunting or shed hunting) can lead to a love of nature that spans generations...
The Tri-County Scrappers
The Tri-County Scrappers 8U were undefeated during a recent tournament beating the Mt. Home Twisters 11-6 in the finals. Pictured left to right: Grace Cross, Kallie Thornton, Emily Stephens, Grasyn Sanders, Lanie Hall, Kaylin Caraway, Carma Byram, Leslie Hall, Hope Cross, Adyson Gunther and Maci Webb. Coaches: Justin Thornton, Andy Gunther, Doyle Cross and Lacey Thornton...
Jumping oak galls turn oak trees brown in southeast Missouri
Southeast Missourians are reporting a strange condition on the leaves of oak trees. An even stranger phenomenon is occurring on the ground underneath the affected trees. Jennifer Behnken, MDC's community forester for the southeast region, said many people are starting to notice their oak trees turning brown, with pin-head sized bumps and brown pock marks on the bottom of the leaves. Behnken said these symptoms are signs of jumping oak galls...
Campers urged to buy firewood where they plan to burn it
For many Missourians, summer means float trips, camping, and spending lots of time outdoors. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people not to move firewood. Don't give tree-killing insects and diseases rides to favorite camping locations...
Commission approves hog-hunting ban on MDC lands
At its meeting on June 24, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri that would prohibit the hunting of feral hogs on conservation areas and other lands owned, leased, or managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The new regulation prohibiting hog hunting on MDC areas does not apply to private property...
Sparks light a fire under Hot Shots ... Back to back champs headed to Regionals
The Tri County Sparks attended the Babe Ruth State Tournament in Harrison, June 25-26. The Sparks went undefeated on the weekend staying in the winners bracket and winning the tournament in three games. The Sparks defeated Gentry in the first round 22 to 2, the Mtn. ...