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AR: Barnes, Henderson selected for Outdoor Hall of Fame

LITTLE ROCK – Two people who have been instrumental in several
arenas of Arkansas outdoors and recreation advancements are the
2011 Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame inductees.

Scott Henderson is the former director of the Arkansas Game and
Fish Commission, and Bill Barnes is a longtime member of the
Arkansas Parks and Tourism Commission and developer and operator of
Mountain Harbor Resort on Lake Ouachita.

Henderson and Barnes will be recognized at the 2011 Outdoor Hall
of Fame banquet and ceremony Friday, Sept.9, at the Statehouse
Convention Center in Little Rock.

The Outdoor Hall of Fame began in 1992 as a project of the
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas Game and Fish
Foundation and Ducks Unlimited to recognize Arkansans’ achievements
in outdoor fields and promote conservation education and conserve
wildlife habitat.

This year’s inductees:

Bill Barnes of Mount Ida has served for many years on the
Arkansas Parks and Tourism Commission, promoting outdoor recreation
and tourism in Arkansas. He also devoted many hours of active
support in the effort to pass Amendment 75, better known as the
Conservation Amendment, in 1996. Barnes developed Mountain Harbor
Resort on Lake Ouachita. It continues to be one of the state’s
largest outdoor recreation destinations in Arkansas.

Scott Henderson began his career with the AGFC as a biologist,
working and wading in hatcheries across the state, and advanced to
chief of the AGFC Fisheries Division. He spent more than 15 years
as assistant to the director, and served seven years as director of
the agency. t Henderson was in the forefront of major growth and
expansion of the AGFC, including his work for the passage of
Amendment 75, and the oversight of the construction of four nature

“We are extremely proud to salute Scott Henderson and Bill
Barnes in our 20th year of Outdoor Hall of Fame celebrations,” said
Steve Smith, director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation
“Both of them have demonstrated the importance of leadership,
ingenuity and diversity in bettering our state’s conservation and
environment. They will make our induction banquet on Friday, Sept.
9, another attractive, successful event for all Arkansas. In our
past inductions, we have raised well over a million dollars for
conservation education and wildlife habitat.”

Members of the Outdoor Hall of Fame are: 1992 — Forrest Wood,
Ben Pearson, Henry Gray, Ruth and Rollie Remmel and Neil Compton;
1993 — Win Rockefeller, Harold Alexander, Rex Hancock, Larry
Nixon, Jane Gulley and Jerry McKinnis; 1994 — George Purvis, Bobby
Murray, Jane Stern and Charlie Craig; 1995 — Dave Whitlock, Jane
Ross, Bill Apple and George Fisher; 1996 — Pat Peacock, Joe Nix,
George Cochran and Bill Norman; 1997 — Gene Rush, Kay Kelley
Arnold and Cotton Cordell; 1998 – Dale Bumpers, Bob Apple, James
Flanigan and Rayo Breckenridge; 1999 — Jim Gaston, Carol Griffee
and Chick Majors; 2000 – Mike Huckabee, Steve N. Wilson, Mary
Klaser and Fred Berry; 2001 — Carl Garner, Richard Davies and
Nancy DeLamar; 2002 – Steve Frick, Joe Mosby, Barbara Pardue and
John Selig; 2003 – Charlie Hoover, Andrew Hulsey, Zettie Jones and
Steve Smith; 2004 — Janet Huckabee, Larry Grisham and Ron Duncan;
2005 — Dr. Mamie Parker, Butch Richenback and Randy Hopper; 2006
— Kirk Dupps, Cathie Matthews and Kaneaster Hodges; 2007 – Jim
Hill, Rick Hampton and Phyllis Speer; 2008 – Gene Denton, Marion
McCollum and Carl Hunter; 2009 – Bert and Cheryl Haralson, Greg
Butts and Tommy Sanders; and 2010 – Kim Ward and Zach

For more information on the Outdoor Hall of Fame and for tickets
to the induction banquet, contact Smith at 501-223-6396 or Wendy
Glover at 501-223-6468.


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