Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Presentations coming up at meetings of the Late Bloomers Garden Club

Late Bloomers Garden Club
September 26 – 10:00 a.m. at LBVCC* - “Hard Scape Using Rock Design to Collect and Conserve Water” by Lawn Care and Irrigation Specialist -- Reggie Murray, U of A grad, and Tom Bellach, from Bradford Nursery and Landscape Architect. [L]
October 24 – 10:00 a.m. at LBVCC – “LakeSmart and Evaluating Your Home and Property for Potential Pollution Risks” by Jane Maginot [P]
November 28 – 10:00 a.m. at LBVCC – “Creating Wildlife Gardens in Our Yards, Certify Your Wildlife Garden with a National Wildlife Federation Certification” by Aubrey James Shepherd. [A] [CWH Sign Order Form]
December 12 – 11:00 Noon - Luncheon at Fred’s Hickory Inn Restaurant, 1502 N. Walton Blvd., Bentonville, and Dirty Santa Exchange

January 23 – 10:00 a.m. at LBVCC – “Friendly and Non-Friendly Insects of NW Arkansas” by Dr. Dayton Steelman. [A]
February 27 – 10:00 a.m. at LBVCC – “Backyard Birds” by Joe Neal [P]
March 26 - 10:00 a.m. at LBVCC – “Ozark Forest 101 – Ozark Trees and Their History” by Dr. Fred Paillet, a tree expert. [A]
April 23 – 11:00 a.m. - Presentation (and walking the trails) by Scott Eccleston, Director of Trails, Crystal Bridges plus box lunch at 12:30 noon in the Crystal Bridges Museum Restaurant, followed by time to visit the art museum if you like.
Hi, Aubrey!
I promised to email you again closer to the date of your presentation and to include a list of this year’s programs (see attached).
Please let me know if you need any equipment.
Do you need directions?  The meeting is in the ground-level (basement) of the Lost Bridge Village Community Center which is beside the Lodge on Whitney Mountain.
--Anita Frevert
479-359-2777 hm
479-633-5003 cell

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Joe Mosby inducted into Hall of Fame

Outdoor writer Joe Mosby receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted: August 13, 2011 - 9:01pm
Travel around our part of Central Arkansas, and you might see piles of brush, the remnants of old trees, limbs and other woody debris perhaps left from windstorms.
Farmers who leave such brush piles in their fields likely aren’t lazy but smart. They also might be good sportsmen, interested in keeping habitats for the wildlife on their farms.
So says Joe Mosby, Arkansas’s best-known outdoor writer, who was honored Saturday night at the Arkansas Sportscasters and Sports Writers Hall of Fame banquet with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mosby, 80, is the retired news editor of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission who continues to write a weekly column and several stories on the outdoors distributed by the Arkansas News Bureau and published in several state newspapers, including the Log Cabin Democrat.
Mosby has been encouraging people — not just hunters and fishermen — to get outdoors, “under nature’s canopy,” for decades.
He was inducted into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame in 2002.
He’s the best friend of the sportsman, knowing — and telling — where the fish are biting, when deer seasons open, why the ducks aren’t — or are — as plentiful as before.
Through his writings, he shares experiences as if you were right there with him, sitting around the campfire, cleaning a mess of fish for the next morning’s breakfast.
And he writes about the treasures of Arkansas with the passion of a man who has heard the elks bugling in Boxley Valley, felt the tug of a trout on his line in the White River and made memories on Petit Jean Mountain.
As sure as the rabbits live in the brush pile, he seems to say, this Arkansas is our habitat. Get outdoors. Watch, listen, touch, enjoy.
Others receiving recognition at the Arkansas Sports Club banquet were:
• Former University of Arkansas Athletic Director Frank Broyles, who served several years as an ABC analyst for college football, Sportscaster of the Year.
• Former Arkansas Gazette reporter Wadie Moore, Sportswriter of the Year.
• The family of the late Arch Jones received a service award.
• Don Nixon was honored as Member of the Year for the Arkansas Sports Club.