MOUNT IDA, Ark. -- The Good Old Days Festival vehicle show on May 24 will be a mix of cars and clovers -- all to help Montgomery County’s 4-Hers raise money for their educational programs.
The festivities take place in the Montgomery County Courthouse Square in Mount Ida.
“Our 4-Hers are in charge of the show, which is a significant fund-raiser for our youth development activities,” said Brad McGinley, Montgomery County Extension staff chair for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
McGinley said about about 40 club members lend their hands to the effort.
“The club members take registrations, obtain sponsors for the show and are in charge of the annual raffle that goes with the show,” he said, adding “they also help set up and take down everything involved with the show.”
The show usually attracts about 100 entries from around the region. The show has nearly two dozen divisions covering cars dating from before 1949 to those in the 2014 model year. There are also divisions for muscle cars, street rods, antique motorcycles, trucks, Jeeps, Corvettes, and even one for best fixer-upper.
“The antique motorcycles are always a big attraction,” McGinley said.
4-H members will also be on hand to help hand out the trophies.
Registration is $20 per vehicle and entries may check in between 8 a.m.-10 a.m. on the day of the show. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m. The first 100 entries get free T-shirts.
For more information about the show, contact the Montgomery County Extension Office at870-867-2311.
The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
By Cooperative Extension Service
U of A Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
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Arcostrong would like to invite everyone to the 6th Annual Heritage Day on Saturday May 3rd. The event will take place in the Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County located at 819 Luzerne St. Mt. Ida. Demos and Activities inculude Post Turning, Throwning Pottery, making hominy, crosscut sawing, butter churning and MUCH MORE! The festivities start at 10:00AM and go until 2:00PM. For questions please call 870-867-4422.
The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail ( LOViT) is now complete! Twelve years of planning and construction went into the building the trail, which was built in segments over the course of those years with the help of a group of volunteers known as the Traildogs. A ribbon cutting last week marked the special occasion.
The trail includes around 45 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails along the southern shore of Lake Ouachita. The trail, which is near Mount Ida, was built in sections and was a joint effort of many groups and agencies in the area to link the resorts and campgrounds around Lake Ouachita together via a trail system. The trail meanders through the Ouachita National Forest with spurs providing lake vista and the route is sanctioned by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA).
The route was created with a specific goal in mind: as a means for people to enjoy the beauty of Lake Ouachita without being in or on the water. The route was designed for all levels and attracts a wide range of users. Parts of the trail are handicapped accessible and groups ranging from ultra runners to mountain bikers make use of the varied terrain.
The trail consists of a number of trail segments, along with some short out-and-back or loop spurs leading off a trail segment. Many trailhead signs can be seen along Hwy 270 for the different routes.
Many congratulations to the Traildogs, the never tiring group of volunteers ( led by Jerry Shields) who provided support in the design, planning, and construction of the route. I got a chance to meet some of the crew last year including Shields, Al Gathright, and Robert Cavanaugh. The group has a very resourceful website if you might want to learn more about the history of the trail or the different routes.
According to copy written by Dan Watson on the site, twelve years ago, Shields and Gathright began an effort to create the trail with the intent to provide both a hiking and biking trail and an attraction to the area that would help bring "shoulder season" traffic to the resorts, restaurants, crystal shops, and other businesses in the area.
"This tremendous accomplishment was carried out by many people and through strong coalitions with and support from the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Arkansas Game and Fish. Additionally, the project received significant grants from the Arkansas Highway Department, the National Recreational Trails program, Montgomery County and the Mount Ida Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Ouachita Resort Owners, the Montgomery County Health Advisory Committee, and from many private donations. On top of all the support were the just under 10,000 hours of volunteer labor put into the project. This has indeed been a monumental effort."
td25"While we celebrate this day with great joy, we also realize that the job to maintain and perhaps extend the trail is far from over," Watson said. "The Traildogs and those who benefit from the Trail look forward to the continued support of these special agencies and to ongoing support from the Trail's users and donors. And, of course, we always appreciate maintenance help from new Traildogs and other individuals and organizations. We sincerely thank you all."
For more information on the trail, visit lakeouachitavistatrail.org.
For more information on the Wolf Pen Gap Project, or to learn more on how to file an objection, visithttp://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/ouachita/landmanagement/projects, call 479-394-2382, or stop by the Mena Ranger District Office, 1603 Highway 71 North, Mena, AR.
This will be the 14th year that the bicycling tour and race will be put on by the Ouachita Cycling Club. On April 5th, the 60-mile Tour will start from the Oden School campus. The riders will head towards the Ouachita Trail and do a mixture of single-track trail and road leading to the Womble Trail, which loops back towards the school where the riders will finish.
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The RMCC Foundation will be hosting the 3rd Annual Trap Shoot on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9:00 a.m. at the Mount Ida Shooting Range in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. The proceeds from this event will benefit RMCC students and the Mount Ida Trap Shooting Team.
Each year, this event has grown in participation and in sponsorship! First and second place awards are presented in three divisions; junior high, senior high, and adult division with a grand prize for the overall winner. The event promises to be great fun for the novice too.
See the attachment to sign up today and encourage others to sign up too! Sponsorship signs are also available for 12-Gauge Level Sponsors!
BY LEANN DILBECK -
Real America TV, a new network planning a national launch on the 4th of July, 2014, is filming its first major production at a custom hot rod shop located in Mena, Arkansas. The company, Street & Performance on #1 Hot Rod Lane, will be home of a reality TV show called Mountain Motors.
BY LEANN DILBECK -
The State Agencies and Governmental Affairs House and Senate Committees met in Mena last week to hear directly from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism [ADPT], the governing body of Arkansas State Parks, on multiple delays and a termination of contract with WAI [Wade Abernathy, Inc.].