Entries by Dr. Pat Carroll

Our Beautiful Fourche River Valley

Arkansas columnist Rex Nelson posted a wonderful report on our county’s beautiful Fourche River Valley. The Fourche is one of FIVE rivers that flow here. We are a water-rich oasis! Except for those raised here, few Arkansans know much about these eastern Ozark hills. As a smallmouth bass fisherman, I’ve long been enchanted by this […]

2nd Annual Great Eleven Point River Float

Over 160 people participated in the 2nd Annual Great Eleven Point River Float on July 13. Team J with 24 participants, led by Janessa Lynxwiler, won the competition to have the most participants in their group, receiving a $100 prize and a large trophy. It was a beautiful day on the beautiful Eleven Point River, […]

Like Swamps? We Have Some Nice Ones!

A county like ours, with 5 big rivers, will always have some old oxbow lakes and their associated bird-filled swamps. And since all the land around the swamps is now developed farmland with county roads everywhere, it’s easy to get up close to these wonders of nature. Even from inside a car, you can get […]