The Horseshoe Review, a full color magazine highlighting all aspects of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas is now available for those interested in visiting or relocating to Horseshoe Bend. The 50th anniversary commemorative edition is published by the Pacesetting Times, local weekly newspaper. The Horseshoe Review also features area activities and “things to do” in the region for travelers. The Horseshoe Review is available at the Horseshoe Bend Chamber office or by calling 870-670-5433.


Children and their families enjoyed Kid’s Fishing Day, sponsored by the Horseshoe Bend Boating and Fishing Club and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Saturday, May 18. The Kid’s Fishing Day is held annually at Box Hound Marina on Crown Lake in Horseshoe Bend.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a “Kids Fishing Derby” for youngsters 12 years old and younger at the commission’s Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery is located 2.5 miles south of Mammoth Spring at the end of State Highway 342. The youngsters will be fishing in the hatchery’s stocked ponds for rainbow trout. Anglers must bring their own bait and tackle.
Derby rules are: free fishing for kids 12 years old and younger; limit of three fish per child; no culling; only one rod and reel per child; and adults may assist but cannot fish. Adult supervision is required.
Come out for a day of family fun. For more information contact the hatchery toll free at 877-625-7521.

Join the Horseshoe Bend Public Library for their Summer Reading Program. Programs will be held on Thursdays, June 6 through July 11, starting at 11 a.m. There will not be a meeting on July 4. The Summer Reading program is for children ages 5 to 12, and the library will have some special activities.
The program will explore things underground. Activities will include special guests, read-a-book, puppet shows, plays, fun crafts, prizes, incentives and much more.
If you are a parent and your child or children have never attended our Summer Reading Program, it would be a great opportunity to introduce them to the library and the importance of reading, plus all the fun they will have. Snacks and a light lunch will be served.
Mothers with small children are encouraged to join us. Call 870-670-4318, or drop in the library at 9 Club Road, Horseshoe Bend, to register. The library is open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visit them online at


American Picker’s Danielle Colby gives a hug to a fan during the 26th annual Dogwood Days in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. Colby was flown from Midway, Chicago to the Horseshoe Bend Municipal Airport for the event. Photo/K.Sherrell

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