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Pause & reflect

I hope you are having a good long weekend. And I hope that while you are out fishing, boating, roasting hot dogs and hamburgers and the like, you take a moment to pause and reflect on what this day is and is not. Memorial Day isn’t a celebration. It’s a somber reminder that freedom isn’t … Continue reading

Memorial Day

Majestic bass

It’s one of the best traditions in Lake D’Arbonne Country — the annual Majestic Bass Tournament put on by Dale Taylor. Fish. Eat. Win money. If you bass fish, you should try it on June 5th and 6th. Check Dale’s Facebook page for updates! Here, I’ll let Dale tell you about it:

Phillippians 3:13-14 “Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

A real Branson “show”

Folks head to Branson, MO for a lot of reasons, usually to take in some great entertainment shows, eat some country food and maybe get a thrill or two at Silver Dollar City amusement park. It’s a great place for family fun where old fashioned values are still…well, still valued! America lives and visits here. … Continue reading

Bussey Brake cleanup Saturday

I’m not big on cleaning up other people’s messes. But thank goodness some great people are. Bussey hasn’t even been reopened to the public for a year yet, but it’s time to go behind those folks that never learned to take care of what they had. You know, the “Let Somebody Else Do It” club. … Continue reading

McDonald McBass McComing!

Bass fishermen in the region: Mark your calendars. The biggest of the big bass tournaments is back and headed for the Ouachita River. It’s a fund day of fishing for a fantastic cause. Please like and share! This tournament will help fund the construction of a brand new Ronald McDonald House in St. Francis Hospital. … Continue reading

Fields wins National Title

Chris Fields had been, as he said, “getting his butt handed to him” in a lot of recent tournaments, so he had been trying to convince his wife that he needed more time on the water practicing (aka…fishing). Last weekend, in the first ever Crappie Masters Individual National Championship held on the Ouachita River out … Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day

“There is nothing better for a person than that they should eat and drink and find enjoyment in their toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from Him who can have enjoyment?” — Ecclesiastes 2:24 *************** My Mom didn’t have an easy life. Most people born in 1919 didn’t. … Continue reading

No doubt where CM will be won!

Bobby Phillips has been catching crappie on the Ouachita River since before most of the competitors in the upcoming Crappie Masters Individual National Championship were born. The 77-year-old West Monroe legend started out when he was five years old and he didn’t even know he was fishing for crappie They called them “specks” and used … Continue reading

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