Arkansas Author Shines a Light on State’s Athletic Past

In an effort to learn about past racial diversity in sports, author Evin Demirel recently published a nearly 200-page anthology entitled African-American Athletes in Arkansas: Muhammad Ali’s Tour, Black Razorbacks & Other Forgotten Tales. “I don’t want to shy away from our past,” says the former-Latin-teacher-turned-writer. “I want to learn more about it, grapple with it and share…

Four Arkansas Lakes Make Bassmaster’s 100 Best Bass Lakes Rankings

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Four Arkansas lakes are on Bassmaster Magazine’s recent release of the publication’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings. This year, the rankings highlight the Top 12 fisheries in the nation regardless of location. The remaining lakes are ranked within one of four regions (Northeastern, Southeastern, Central and…

Bolo Bash Luncheon – Georgia Pellegrini

Bolo Bash Luncheon, Arkansas’ premier luncheon for more than 25 years, will entertain guests in 2017 with modern-day pioneer Georgia Pellegrini! Georgia is the author of critically acclaimed book Food Heroes, best selling book Girl Hunter and new book Modern Pioneering: recipes, projects, and skills for a self-sufficient life. She is a food writer for…

Big Bass, Big Cash

Wouldn’t it be a dream to make a life-changing amount of money with a favorite hobby? Steve Scherrey of Conway, Ark., did just that.   [dropcap]He[/dropcap] is the first person to ever win the Annual Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza Fishing Tournament twice. In 2000 he won $100,000 and last year he won $50,000. This tournament…