Friday Roundup: Motorcycles and Dragonflies

Friday blogs are a mix of things instead of fitting a theme like my other blog days. Most of the time it is event oriented and other times just something I need to share.
Jill M. Rohrbach

Dice Run

Calling all motorcyclists! Rev those engines and head to Clinton tomorrow – Saturday, May 22 – for the CASA Dice Run. It’s a first-time event and starts at the Clinton City Park. The run is 80 miles from Clinton up Ark. 16 east through Shirley, Fox, Timbo, Mountain View and back to Clinton. Bikes head out at 11 a.m. and back in by 2:30 p.m. with awards at 3 p.m. Prizes will be $250 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third. The cash prizes are sponsored by 1st Service Bank.

The entry fee is $10 and includes a T-shirt, or you can just play the dice run for $5. The proceeds support abused and neglected children in the 20th Judicial District through CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). Visit for more information.

Kids at the Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area Visitor CenterDragonfly Program
Robert Thomas has spent the last six years travelling and photographing odonates (dragonflies). His photographs have graced the covers of numerous field guides His collection of photographs contains many very rare species. As Thomas puts it, “It’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time, and some good luck and know how.”

Join Robert Thomas at the Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area’s visitor center at 2 p.m. tomorrow – Saturday, May 22 – for a colorful, unique, and exciting program about dragonflies. This free program is a continuation of the Friends of Hobbs Speaker Series. The park is located near Rogers on Ark. 12 east.
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