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9 03, 2020

Bob Cross Receives the Neil Compton Award for 2019

By |2020-03-09T13:14:53-05:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Pack & Paddle, Spring 2020|Tags: |

Seventy people gathered at the Butterfield Trail Village Lodge in Fayetteville on Jan. 26 to honor Robert A. (“Bob”) Cross as the 2019 recipient of the Neil Compton Award.  The award is given to individuals who embody the inspiration, dedication, and perseverance of the Ozark Society’s Founder and first president, Dr. Neil Compton, in conserving our natural treasures and resources in the Ozarks and surrounding regions. The room was full, the conversation was at a high decibel level, and the food and drink were abundant.  Tom Perry, chair of the Highlands Chapter which hosted the event, opened the program by welcoming the guests.  As Bob was presented with a plaque and handmade wood puzzle, Ozark Society President David Peterson remarked how Bob’s steady investigation and analysis of the handbooks, reports, and data regarding the permitting and operation of the C&H hog farm was key to the dissolution of the farm.  Patti Kent, a member of the Highlands Chapter, described her first hiking adventures back in the 1990s with Bob as hike leader.  Janet Parsch read the nomination letter that she and Luke Parsch had written to nominate Bob for the award.  Luke Parsch, Ozark Society Vice President, presented Bob with [...]

7 09, 2018

Ozark Society Election of Officers October 13th

By |2018-12-10T14:33:48-06:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Fall 2018, Pack & Paddle|

The fall meeting of the Ozark Society will take place at Lake Claiborne State Park in northwest Louisiana over the weekend of October 12-14 (Fri-Sun).  One important order of business at the membership meeting on October 13 will be the election of officers to the Ozark Society Board of Directors.  Positions up for election to a two-year term are:  President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Conservation Chair, Education Chair, Membership Chair, and Communications Chair/Pack & Paddle Editor.  In addition, State Directors (i.e., board members at-large) for Arkansas, Louisiana, and Missouri will also be elected. The Nominations Committee is seeking nominees and/or volunteers who are interested in serving on the Board of Directors by running for one of these important Ozark Society positions.  Interested persons should contact one of the following nominating committee members for more information: Janet Nye: or 501-258-7138 Luke Parsch: or 479-442-3817 Sandy Roerig: or 318-686-9481 A listing of current 2017-18 Ozark Society Board members can be found at   Duties of officers can be found in the Ozark Society Bylaws at