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TEXAS

From the Amarillo Globe-News:

Keith Lindmark, 83, owner of the Sundown Resort RV Park in Dalhart, died Oct. 19 in Carrollton after a brief illness. He was 83.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Horizon Funeral Home of Dalhart.

Over the years, Lindmark explored various business interests, including farming, ranching, outdoor advertising, thoroughbred and quarter horse breeding/racing and commercial real estate. Most recently, he owned and enjoyed running Sundown Resort RV Park.

ARKANSAS

From a news release:

Ocean Canyon Properties (OCP), a privately owned membership resort and RV camping company, and CASA of Northeast Texas, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to abused and neglected children, today announced the results of the 4th Annual Ted Capeheart Invitational golf tournament, hosted by OCP’s Millwood Landing Golf and RV Resort Sept. 22 in Ashdown, Ark.

Fourteen teams in total competed in the tournament.

Vice President of Operations for Ocean Canyon Properties Mike Beckelhymer said, “Millwood and its staff went beyond expectations in accommodating CASA. The course was in great shape, although tough enough that no one won the hole-in-one and the prized 2012 Chevrolet Silverado Truck. Thanks to all participants and those companies that provided support.”

Ocean Canyon Properties and CASA Texarkana Board and Staff thanked all participants for coming out to Millwood Landing and supporting CASA for children.

Ocean Canyon Properties is a growing system of eight privately owned, membership resorts that offer spacious RV campsites, comfortable vacation cabins, cottages and condos along with a wide variety of private resort amenities. With beautiful resort locations situated throughout the southern United States, OCP resorts provide the safe, secure and enjoyable recreational experience that so many families seek, said Beckelhymer.

Millwood Landing Golf and RV Resort is located in Ashdown, 25 miles north of Texarkana on Millwood Lake. It features an 18-hole golf course with tree-lined fairways, pro shop, driving range, putting green, pool, clubhouse and bar.

CALIFORNIA

From the Lake Ellsinore-Wildomar Patch:

A 56-year-old Corona man who allegedly took pictures and video of young girls in bikinis at an RV park pool was arrested, made $5,000 bail, then re-arrested when investigators got a look at his computer's contents.

Charles Russell Long was arrested at the Glen Ivy RV Resort in the 24000 block of Glen Ivy Road, in Corona, on Tuesday (Oct. 23), according to a sergeant with the county sheriff's Lake Elsinore station.

Though Long had been staying at Glen Ivy for several weeks, investigators believe he may have stayed at campgrounds and RV parks as far north as Davis, Calif., according to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Todd Pauling.

Detectives who raided the suspect's motorhome found computers and cameras with images of downloaded and homemade pornography, Pauling said in a news release.

Long was originally booked on suspicion of an attempted lewd act on a child under 14, possession of child pornography, possession of methamphetamine and showing pornographic material to a child under 14.

Following his arrest and release, investigators who had confiscated his computer took a look at its contents and determined there was enough for the District Attorney to file additional charges, Pauling said.

He was arrested again and this time, bail was set at $1 million, the sergeant said.

 

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Ocean Canyon Properties Announces New Upgrades

With the summer camping season getting into full swing, Ocean Canyon Properties (OCP) is both ready and proud to show off the results of its hard winter work.

Over the course of the past six months, OCP has been hard at work at each of its eight resorts developing and upgrading areas of the parks for members to enjoy, according to a news release.

The first big change was at its largest park, Mountain Lakes Resort in Langston, Ala. Newly paved roads, the addition of 36 more full-service campsites, a larger RV and boat storage area and new laundry equipment were all added over the past winter.

Member Jackie Weeks shared, “The country store is a great addition to the resort and a very well done job.” These are just a few of the improvements that will continue to be added to Mountain Lakes.

Another major OCP project was at Millwood Landing Golf and RV Resort in Ashdown, Ark. The bar and restaurant underwent a complete renovation. New floors were laid as well as full wood paneling on all of the walls. Weekly poker nights are held at the resort, and with the large amount of people that continue to play, a separate poker room was added into the bar. There is now a fully separate non-smoking area that separates the restaurant from the bar, and arcade games were placed in the bar area as well.

“It looks great!” said Lori Turnage on Millwood’s Facebook page, “What a big change.” If you feel like checking this out and enjoying good home-cooked daily dinner specials, look for it under its new name: the Coyote Bar and Grill.

Millwood was not the only resort to have an updated restaurant. Styx River Resort in Robertsdale, Ala., also had a facelift in its restaurant. “From the top to the bottom we went through and updated the colors, the menu and the service,” said Alan Patton, OCP Styx River resort manager. A new roof, new lighting, tables and paint were all added.

Abita Springs Resort in Abita Springs, La., has always been a popular resort within OCP for its large, spacious pool deck. This winter the deck area was made even larger. Completely new wood decking was laid out, a Tiki Bar area was built for folks to enjoy, more pool furniture was added and more palm trees and scenery areas were planted as well. Plus…. a covered deck was added.

“Everything looks great! We could hardly wait to come see it,” said member Carole Nicolle. Members are now able to sit outside and enjoy a meal while they relax and enjoy the sun.

All of the resorts have had an upgrade in some form or another. Newly paved roads were placed at Tres Rios; North Shore Resort had several new sites put in with 50-amp service; Texoma Shores remodeled its cabins and added more RV sites; and Bears Den Resort had several small projects such as the remodeling of its guard shack, painting of the outside buildings, family building, and cabins.

OCP continues to work year round making sure that the resorts stay up-to-date with all areas of the park. “We just wanted to tell you how much we appreciate that you are maintaining our parks and making them enjoyable to stay at,” sent a member through e-mail. Whether it’s remodeling a sales office or something as simple as adding a new flower bed, OCP makes sure its resorts are clean and taken care of for all of its members and guests to enjoy.

Based in Texarkana, Texas, Ocean Canyon Properties is a growing system of privately owned, membership resorts that offer spacious RV sites, comfortable cabins, cottages and condos along with a wide variety of private resort amenities. With beautiful resort locations situated throughout the southern United States, OCP's resorts provide the safe, secure and enjoyable recreational experience that so many families seek.

The Ocean Canyon Properties senior management has been directly involved in the membership camping resort industry on a national platform for over 30 years. This experience combined with the rigorous standards of operation at both the resort and corporate levels ensure that the company operates securely, responsibly and continually provides the highest levels of service to its members, their guests and employees.

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