The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dive Team will be hosting the Arkansas Game and Fish’s Boating Safety Class September 28th and 29th at the Lawrence County Meeting Room next to the Library at Walnut Ridge from 5-8pm both nights.

Those interested can register by text with name, birthday and class location to 870-215-3633 or by email to Students that are under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian signature on the permission slip prior to attending the class.

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat, must have successfully completed an approved Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Boating Education Course and carry proof while operating a motorboat on Arkansas water. The law also affects operators of sailboats.

The Arkansas Boating Education Course teaches the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. This is necessary to reduce loss of life, personal injury and property damage while increasing boating enjoyment for outdoor enthusiasts.

For more information you can visit the Arkansas Game and Fish website at For other scheduled boating classes see the education page on the Arkansas Game and Fish website.