Latest News from the Ozarks

Dagger Centrifuge Stolen!

The boat is purple and pink colored and was stolen from the Grove City, 
OK boat ramp on Oct. 12, 2002.  Please call Braden at 501-787-5767 or 1-800-IN-A-RAFT
if you see this boat!

Riot 007 Stolen!

John Kuthe had his his black 007 (not a 007-2) stolen.

The boat is black, with purple logo plates.  A Bomber Gear 
backband, and "an unmistakable second hole drilled for the
right footpeg track, sternmost one, and filled with Aquaseal.
The serial #, located near the stern grabloop is RIOT701497.
Lets try to keep an eye out.  If anyone has any info,
or questions, please email or

UALR in Need of Damaged Kayaks

Got a cracked kayak in the back yard?  Wanna donate it to a good cause?  We
need a couple of repairable large cockpit kayaks for the instruction
program.  The Central Chapter of the ACC has allotted $600 to acquire 3
boats for permanent residence at the pool.  Boats with cracks are acceptable
but need to be more of the generic designs rather than last year's
rodeo design.  These boats would be used to teach UALR students how to
kayak.  I will donate the time to fix them to where they will survive the
pool environment.

We already have a line on a full sized Corsica so we need a couple more.
If you have an old large cockpit boat in decent condition, we may be able to
buy it from you if the money holds out.  Email me at
and I'll try to get with you.  Thanks for helping to promote paddling here in

- Max

Sidewinder Wood Paddle Stolen!

An all wood Sidewinder paddle with the name "Ron Davis" carved into the throat was stolen at the NOC's Guest Appreciation Festival. It's a top of the line paddle, almost one peice construction. If you've seen this paddle, please contact Charles McHenry by email at There is a possible reward for the return of this paddle.
- Chuck

U of A Kayak Roll Sessions and Clinics

The Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) at the U of A, Fayetteville has scheduled kayak/canoe roll sessions and clinics for this Fall.

Dates: 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Charge: $5.00 for students and $7.00 for non-students
Where: Enter at the Southeast entrance to the HPER Natatorium on the
U of A Campus in Fayetteville. Look for the sign and stairs leading up.
Notes: Capacity is limited so call the ORC (575-2267) in advance to sign up.


UALR/ACC Roll Sessions (Little Rock, AR)

The ACC will sponsor roll sessions at the UALR pool in Little Rock on Wedensday and Thursday evenings and on Saturday afternoons. Until we figure out how much swim team activity will be there, UALR has asked that we not get in the water on until 7:00 PM. This will likely change back to 6:30 PM if the swim team practice is less than anticipated. So for now it's Wed/Thurs 7-8PM and Sat 2-5PM.
Quickie Rules
  1. Clean boat/gear/bodies!
  2. No street shoes on the deck
  3. No glass bottles on deck
  4. Allow students of UALR and faculty to try out your boat if asked. (That's why we're allowed in there in the first place.)
Right now we need Thursday volunteers for monitor duty. The first day the pool will be available is September 15th. Also, there's a new administration observing our behavior so let's make a goood first impression. The sessions are free to ACC members and UALR students, and there is a $5.00 charge for everyone else. Please contact Max Wellhouse ( for more information.

Arkansas Canoe Club Rendezvous (Hot Springs, AR)

Hello! I'd like to take a minute and invite you to the 7th annual Arkansas Canoe Club Rendezvous on Lake Catherine at FFA Camp Couchdale. This year Rendezvous will be held September 17-19 and wešll have a lot of fun activities for the adults and kids. If youšve never been, Rendezvous is a big get together for the ACC and we put on paddling clinics, roll sessions, GPS classes, and of course, surfing at Rockport. This year we're even going to put on a very informal whitewater rodeo. If you'd like further information please look at the ACC website at Hope to see you there!!!

T Yamashita
'99 Rendezvous Chairperson.

WaveSport Fusion Kayak Stolen!

The above kayak was taken from my yard in Rogers, AR, between late Friday and early Saturday, June 18 or 19. This kayak is about ten foot long, yellow at rear, fading to mix yellow and orange towards bow, and the red and black band running around boat about halfway between cockpit and bow (see pictures on Has competition backband, adjustable hip pads, and blue splits in rear. If anyone has knowledge about the above boat or heard of anyone trying to get rid of a yellow and orange "Fusion", please contact me, George Edwards, at 631-2514 or contact the Rogers Police Department at 636-4141. You can also e-mail me at or I would appreciate all the eyes and ears I can get. Some of you have seen my boy with the boat on Piney so you know what it looks like. Serial No. on Fusion: WSP4022I697
- George

Wilson Park Roll Sessions (Fayetteville, AR)

Elmo's Pack and Paddle will be sponsering roll sessions at the Wilson Park swimming pool tomorrow night (Wednesday 6/8/99)from 8:00pm-10:00pm. As of now, Elmo does not know the exact cost, but said it would be $5, plus or minus. I also beleive that this will be a regular deal every-other-week type thing. Hope to see you there.
- Dan (

University of The Ozarks Roll Sessions (Clarksville, AR)

The University Of the Ozarks Paddling Club has roll sessions that are open to the public every tuesday and thursday 9 to 12 PM. The pool is located in the Mabee Gymnasium, on the northeast corner of campus. These hours are subject to change, but they will remain the same at least until February. Currently the sessions are free. For more information contact Curtis Millsap at 501-979-2602 or send email to

Bluff City Canoe Club Roll Sessions (Memphis, TN)

The Bluff City Canoe Club sponsors roll practice every Wednesday night at 8:00 PM at the Mason YMCA, Walker Avenue (next to University of Memphis). Cost is $30/season/boat or $10 per session. Contact Sonny Soloman at for more information.

Ozark Mountain Paddlers Roll Sessions (Springfield, MO)

The Ozark Mountain Paddlers has roll sessions at the Springfield, MO Boys Club from 4 to 6 pm Sunday afternoon. We have three instructors to help novice paddlers. It's also a nice warm place to fine tune your roll, or work on that off-side hands roll. Anyone interested should contact Pat Owens at 417-890-5655 or Helen Groh at 417-886-8026. The cost is usually around $10 per session, depending on the number of participants.
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