A venture to this state park is on the must-do list for many, the park being the only spot in North America where you can dig for diamonds and other gemstones and keep your finds.
More fan fodder
Next on the horizon for Arkansas fans to debate on radio shows and Internet boards is a book about the recruiting last year of the “Springdale 5” — current Hog quarterback Mitch Mustain and receivers Damian Williams, Ben Cleveland and Andrew Norman along with Notre Dame signee Bartley Webb.
The book, “Year of the Dog,” written by Kurt Voigt, is due out Oct. 31. Word is that it will not be kind to head coach Houston Nutt in the way he dealt with the up and down recruiting of Mustain, who decommitted and then committed again to Arkansas during the process, as well as the commitments of Williams and Cleveland to Florida. Those two later reneged on their Florida pledges when their high school coach, Gus Malzahn, was hired early last December as Nutt’s first offensive coordinator at Arkansas.