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SARATOGA — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hatchery trucks delivered a quarter of a million Florida bass to the rich waters of Millwood Lake last week as part of the AGFC’s continued effort to elevate the trophy potential of fish for bass anglers.

Each year, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Arkansas Department of Human Services and the Arkansas Department of Health host the Blue & You Fitness Challenge, a fun competition encouraging people to be more active.

DeGray Lake Resort State Park will host its 7th annual Freedom 5K Fun Run event at 8 a.m. Monday, July 4 on Lodge Island. The event has been expanded to include a 10K race as well, which will start at 7:45 a.m. Both events will be chip timed.

The central and southern regions of Louisiana are reporting a rash of fish kills caused, in part, by the combination of soaring temperatures and storms, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reports.

Jason Olive of El Dorado has been chosen to lead the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s efforts in fisheries management, hatchery production and aquatic conservation as chief of the agency’s Fisheries Division.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved last week a package of regulations changes that included the adoption of a new waterfowl season structure, beginning with the 2023-24 seasons.

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has confirmed the presence of an invasive species of snail in Lake Granada and Lake Estrella within Hot Springs Village after following up on a report of the species in April.

Victoria Allison, a junior at Columbia Christian School and the daughter of Ricky and Vicki Allison of Waldo, competed at the NASP Eastern Archery Nationals in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 28-30.

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Magnolia High School's 2022 Outstanding Male Athlete was awarded to De'Raylen Williams, and Satiya Rone was named the MHS 2022 Outstanding Female, during the Athletic Department's All Sports Awards ceremony this week at the Performing Arts Center.

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Magnolia High School senior Darrell Jones Jr. recently signed a letter of intent with the Southern Arkansas University cheer team.

Plans are being made for the 4th Annual Pedals for Compassion Bike Ride through Columbia County for the benefit of Compassion’s Foundation’s Domestic Violence Shelter.