SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW: A meeting with Steve Womack.

Ozark Indivisible notes that U.S. Rep. Steve Womack is going to have one “town hall” of a sort in August, but it won’t be easy to get there.

He’s scheduled a one-hour “coffee with the congressman” at 2:45 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Lazy Acres Fire Department, which has a mailing address in Missouri. Not to worry, it’s in Arkansas, if barely. (NOTE CORRECTION: I wrote Aug. 24 originally.)


To get there, most of Arkansas has only one ready way of access, the last publicly operating ferry, across an arm of Bull Shoals Lake (ouch, not Lake Norfork as I originally wrote) at Peel. The Peel Ferry will operate that day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Departures every 20 minutes. The ferry can carry perhaps 25 12 cars each trip.

Once you’ve crossed the lake on the ferry, you’re still not there. You’ve got to find Lazy Acres Road off Highway 125, take a right and then drive about 2.5 more miles, said a spokesman for the fire department. Tell the congressman we said howdy. I’m thinking Ozark Indivisible plans to greet him.


(You can come in from Missouri to the north, but it is a looooong way around.)