Thursday, August 2, 2007

OFF DUTY LIFE >>08-03-07

Tough Man slated this weekend

The Tough Man Contest will be at 8 p.m. held today and Saturday at the Holiday Inn City Center, 2 North B. Street, Fort Smith. Admission is $15-$25.

Yards and yards of yard sales set

The 13th Annual Yards and Yards of Yard Sales is today and Saturday beginning at 516 Village Circle, Eureka Springs. There will hundreds of yard, estate and garage sales spread throughout the town. Admission is free. For more information visit

Railroad history on exhibit

All Aboard: Rogers and the Golden Age of Rail runs through Oct. 1 at Rogers Historical Museum, 322 South 2nd St., Rogers. Rogers was born with the arrival of the Frisco railroad and thrived during its heyday. This exhibit covers many aspects of the effects that the Frisco had on Rogers from 1881 to its demise in 1982. The primary focus will be the period when rail travel was the "only way to fly." Admission is free. Visit for more information.

Pig out Saturday in Morrilton

The 19th Annual Great Arkansas Pig Out is today and Saturday at the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce in Morrilton.
The two-day event is a festival of games, contests, sports, food and top country entertainment as well as local talent.
A pig chase will be held. Admission is free for most of the festival.
For more information visit

Water Carnival this weekend

The 64th Annual White River Water Carnival is today and Saturday at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, 409 Vine St., Batesville. The festival is Arkansas’s oldest annual water event, which includes numerous features such as arts and crafts, foods, entertainment, sporting events, a car show, bike show, and grand parade. The Oak Ridge Boys are set to perform tonight at 9 p.m. Jimmie Van Zant will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. The White River Beauty Pageant will also be held. Admission varies. For more information visit

Outdoor cinema in Eureka Springs

Lucky 13 Starlight Outdoor Cinema will present Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” Sunday at One Main Street parking lot in Eureka Springs.

There will be a Tippi Hedron and Alfred Hitchcock look-a-like contest. The movie is rated PG-13. Admission is $3 donation and $1 for kids under 12.

For more information visit

Yamaha Pro Team at fishing tourney

Yamaha Pro Team Angler Janet Parker invites Little Rock Airmen and their families to visit her at the FLW Tour Championship Tournament held through Saturday at the Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Boulevard, Hot Springs, Ark.
Members who present their military I.D. at the Yamaha booth receive a special prize from Ms. Parker.


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