Shelley Flanary with Cossatot River State Park gave a presentation at Wednesday's Nashville Rotary club meeting.
This park-natural area stretches for 12 miles along the wild and scenic Cossatot River, Arkansas's premier whitewater experience renowned as the best whitewater float stream in mid-America. Located in southwest Arkansas south of Mena, the Cossatot forms Cossatot Falls, a rugged and rocky canyon that challenges the most experienced canoeists and kayakers with its Class IV and V rapids. When the water is high, the paddlers are here. This National Wild and Scenic River is a watershed basin with flow levels dependent on rainfall. After significant precipitation, the river level rises, allowing experienced paddlers the opportunity to test their skills in challenging whitewater. In the river's Cossatot Falls area with its distinct ledges, the river drops 33 feet in elevation within 1/3 of a mile. Floatable river levels are usually limited to late-fall, winter and spring. Late winter to early spring is peak whitewater paddling season here. Class III-V whitewater is for experts only.
A list of upcoming programs can be found at: http://southwestarkansasradio.com/index.php/local-news/cossatot-river-state-park-programs.
Centerpoint School District
For Tax 361
Against Tax 174
Zone 3- Dale Sutton 358
Kirby School District
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Position 5- Bruce Stewart 211 Mike Putz 246
Position 6- Randy Stewart 233 Ronnie Whisenhunt 221
Position 7- Mark Foshee 266 Clay Crump 190
South Pike County School District
Zone 6- Joe House 7
Zone 1- Sheila Jackson 7
Zone 2- Dorothy Vaughn 18
Zone 3- Zemeria Newton 16 Violet K Thornton 6
Zone 4- Mike Erwin 1
Zone 5- D.E. Ray 6 Robert Hawkins Sr. 39
Zone 6- Jaimie G. Jackson 41 Joann Walker 24
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Barry Stuard 45
Brad Garner 138
Mark Canaday 6
The Cross Point Cowboy Church sponsors a play day series each summer for youth ages 1 to 18. There are four play days one in June, July, August, and September. Points are kept at each play day for each age division the person with the highest points is the overall champion and the person with the second highest points is the reserve champion. . At the final play day in September after the play day the Cross Point Cowboy Church has a hamburger dinner for the participants, their family and friends and presents the awards to the participants. Awards include the overall Champion in each age division receives an engraved Cross Point Cowboy Church Belt Buckle. Reserve Champion receives an embroidered Cross Point Cowboy Church horse halter. All of the participants receive a printed 2014 Play Day Series Cross Point Cowboy Church T-shirt.
Lead Line Toddler ages 0-4: Pictured L-R is Cooper Smith- Overall Lead Line Champion, Clara Smith- Reserve Lead Line Champion, and Adalyn Tollett.
Toddler ages 0-4: Pictured L-R is Katarina Morris- Overall Toddler Champion and Conner Poole, Reserve Toddler Champion.
Pee Wee Age Division ages 5-8: Pictured L-R is Seth Wright-Overall Champion, Colby Clay- Reserve Champion, Byar Janes, Ethan Clay, Lucas Allen, Abby Clay, Natalie Talley, and Nollie Launius
Junior Division Ages 9-13: Pictured L-R on Back Row Heather Bradshaw-Overall Champion, Jorden Edwards, Reserve Champion, Scott Clay, Hayden clay, Katherine Talley, Allison Harrison, Balee Lambeth, Krysten Gilmer. Front Row l-R is Nichole Poole, Gracie Thomas, Masea Billingsley, Audri Couch, Gabby Strasner, Emma Strasner and Jaycie Plunk.
Senor Age Division Ages 14-18: Pictured L-R is Rachael Bradshaw, Overall champion Kayla Edwards, Reserve Champion Bailey Eaton, Catlin Carver.