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Arkansas Living August 2011 : Page6

1(:6%5,()6 -RLQWKH)XQDW6HFFKL 'D\RQ%HDYHU/DNH on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Prairie Creek on Beaver Lake, five miles east of Rogers on Arkansas 12. The event, organized by Beaver Wa-ter District and seven partner organiza-tions, is named for the Secchi Disk, a black and white device lowered into the water to measure clarity. Secchi Day on Beaver Lake offers opportunities both for volun-teer “citizen” scientists, as well as the gen-eral public. Those who want to volunteer to collect water samples and take Secchi Disk readings need to supply their own boat and be willing to meet at launch sites at 8:30 a.m. that morning. For information about volunteering, e-mail your name and a daytime phone number to Brad Huf-hines at bhufhines@bwdh2o.org. That’s not all, though! You don’t need a boat to participate! A free, family-friendly Water Education Festival is also scheduled and prizes will be awarded. Activities in-clude the Water Challenge Walk, pontoon boat rides and a photo contest. In addition, lunch will be served to the first 300 people who attend. For information, call Amy at 479-717-3807, visit www.bwdh2o.org or visit the event on Facebook. T he sixth annual Secchi Day on Beaver Lake will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Rohwer Cemetery to Be Restored The Rohwer cemetery in Desha County includes monuments honoring Japanese-American soldier internees who died in World War II action and they have begun to crumble ( Rural Arkansas Living , April 2011). But thanks to a $250,000 grant from the National Park Service to University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor Johanna Miller Lewis, the cemetery will be restored. Lewis will work with architect John Greer of Wit-sell, Evans, Rasco Architects/Planners to stabilize the monuments and headstones. The National Park Service also awarded $93,000 to Arkansas State University for an interpretive project at the relocation camp, and the Central Arkansas Library System received $67,000 to preserve the collection of art made by internees. The art display is scheduled to open Sept. 9 at the Library’s Butler Center Galleries housed in the Ar-kansas Studies Institute building. • 6 Audubon Arkansas, Beaver Water District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-neers-Beaver Lake, the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Arkansas Co-operative Extension Service, Hobbs State Park, Arkansas Master Naturalists, and the Association for Beaver Lake Environ-ment are co-sponsors of Secchi Day on Beaver Lake. Beaver Water District supplies drink-ing water to more than 300,000 people and industries in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rog-ers, Bentonville and surrounding areas. The district’s mission is to serve its customers’ needs by providing high quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and is economically priced consistent with our quality standards. For information, visit www.bwdh2o.org. • AUGUST 2011  , 585$/$5.$16$6/,9,1*

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Rohwer Cemetery to Be Restored<br /> <br /> The Rohwer cemetery in Desha County includes monuments honoring Japanese-American soldier internees who died in World War II action and they have begun to crumble (Rural Arkansas Living, April 2011). But thanks to a $250,000 grant from the National Park Service to University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor Johanna Miller Lewis, the cemetery will be restored. Lewis will work with architect John Greer of Witsell, Evans, Rasco Architects/Planners to stabilize the monuments and headstones.The National Park Service also awarded $93,000 to Arkansas State University for an interpretive project at the relocation camp, and the Central Arkansas Library System received $67,000 to preserve the collection of art made by internees. The art display is scheduled to open Sept. 9 at the Library’s Butler Center Galleries housed in the Arkansas Studies Institute building. •<br /> <br /> join the fun at secchi day on beaver lake<br /> <br /> The sixth annual Secchi Day on Beaver Lake will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Prairie Creek on Beaver Lake, five miles east of Rogers on Arkansas 12.<br /> <br /> The event, organized by Beaver Water District and seven partner organizations, is named for the Secchi Disk, a black and white device lowered into the water to measure clarity. Secchi Day on Beaver Lake offers opportunities both for volunteer “citizen” scientists, as well as the general public. Those who want to volunteer to collect water samples and take Secchi Disk readings need to supply their own boat and be willing to meet at launch sites at 8:30 a.m. that morning. For information about volunteering, e-mail your name and a daytime phone number to Brad Hufhines at bhufhines@bwdh2o.org.<br /> <br /> That’s not all, though! You don’t need a boat to participate! A free, family-friendly Water Education Festival is also scheduled and prizes will be awarded. Activities include the Water Challenge Walk, pontoon boat rides and a photo contest. In addition, lunch will be served to the first 300 people who attend. For information, call Amy at 479-717-3807, visit www.bwdh2o.org or visit the event on Facebook.<br /> <br /> Audubon Arkansas, Beaver Water District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers- Beaver Lake, the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Hobbs State Park, Arkansas Master Naturalists, and the Association for Beaver Lake Environment are co-sponsors of Secchi Day on Beaver Lake.<br /> <br /> Beaver Water District supplies drinking water to more than 300,000 people and industries in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville and surrounding areas. The district’s mission is to serve its customers’ needs by providing high quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements and is economically priced consistent with our quality standards. For information, visit www.bwdh2o.org.<br /> <br /> Long-Time Director Dies<br /> <br /> Larry G. McCain, 63, of Mulberry, a director for Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative, died June 21. He had served on the board since 1985.He also had served on the board of directors of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI). A graduate of Pleasant View High School, he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Arkansas. He started his teaching career at Pleasant View, moving into administration at Ozark and Mountainburg Schools. He most recently served as director of facilities at Ozark Public Schools. He was a Baptist and active in the Arkansas Education Association. Survivors include his wife, Malynda; a son, Samuel of Van Buren; a daughter, Erin McCain Waterman of Springdale; two brothers, David H. Jr. And Gordon, both of Mulberry, and four grandchildren. The funeral was June 24 at First Baptist Church in Mulberry with burial at Hight Cemetery by Shaffer Funeral Home.

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