The 40th anniversary
celebration of the Buffalo National River
continues with another offering from the Buffalo National River Partners “Storytellers in the Park: Tales from the Buffalo” series at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Steel Creek.
Gary Weibye, a Newton County author, will tell tales of “Hubby” and “Wifey” and their many experiences in a new found environment. He’ll inspire you with stores of rural Newton county and its residents’ values and customs. He’ll even have a few tales of haunted places in those hills. Local musician Brent Crow will provide entertainment.
Gary Wiebye was born in Minnesota and made his way through Iowa and finally to the Gulf of Mexico. He was a high school English teacher in Houston for most of his career. But, upon retirement, he and his wife, Beverly, found the Ozarks and the two of them moved to the mountains south of Jasper. Since moving to the Ozarks, Gary has written several books about the culture and customs of residents of Newton County. Gary and Beverly now call the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Ozarks their home.
The series is dedicated to the memory of Harold and Margaret Hedges, who along with others, were instrumental in the designation of the Buffalo as America’s first national river. Steel Creek is located on Hwy. 74 between Ponca and Jasper. Once at Steel Creek follow the signs to the program location. Bring a lawn chair to the program.
Jill M. Rohrbach