Hot Springs Arkansas Smoke School presented by The Smoke Commander and Whitlow Enterprises Smoke School Nation. Smoke School with a touch of

Louisiana down on the bayou flavor. Now we are cooking with peanut oil. Train with Whitlow where the Arkansas ADEQ trains.


Date:    February 17, 2016 -  This school will have both a morning and an afternoon session. Report at 8 AM for the morning session and 11 AM for afternoon session. When your register, you must specify morning or afternoon. This school will be held come rain or shine. We have a shelter from the rain. K-Passé, Laissez les bons temps rouler, Let the good times roll. Bon appetite we are cooking lunch.  Agenda



Location: Garland County Fairgrounds Large Commercial Building, 4831 Malvern AVE, Hot Springs Arkansas 71901


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Greetings and salutations, and the whole 9 yards. I am The Smoke Commander, a legend and an  EYECON in my on mind. My buddies and fine team members from Whitlow Smoke School Nation here in West Monroe, Louisiana would love to be your smoke school provider.



   HEY! I want you to come to smoke school and pass a good time with Whitlow Smoke School Nation

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know just what you are going to get. Not so with Whitlow Smoke School Nation. We are prepared just like the Boy Scouts. We do our homework just to be sure that everything is ready and waiting for you when you get there. Our smoke machine will be calibrated and well maintained to avoid any significant delays. You will have a roof over your head in case it starts raining. You will have a contrasting background so you can read opacity on cloudy days. We will have fresh made coffee, fresh doughnuts, ice cold water and soft drinks. We will cook you up a mouth watering lunch. Whitlow provides EPA Method 9 test sheets, practice sheets, critique sheets, Ringelmann smoke pocket charts, ink pens, rubber bands to keep you on the right test lines, and self registration forms for your next visit in 6 months. We will teach you the fundamentals of reading opacity and how to pass the EPA Method 9 certification test. We will set up the optimal conditions for taking the certification test. We will double check to make sure you maintain the correct observer position with contrasting background, sun position, and parallel wind direction. We make sure that you are at least 3 stack-heights back so you will have the correct vertical angle of 18 degrees or less. Remember that you always read the background, not the smoke. 25% opacity means that 25% of the background is obscured by the smoke. Read the background using an observation point that is the densest part of the plume. This would be the first 2 feet at the end of our smokestack where the plume is still approximately 12 inches in diameter.   We have a positive attitude and it is contagious. We bring prizes to add an element of competition to see who makes the best score. This is your game and you are a winner.


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The Duck Commander, The Smoke Commander, and the Buck Commander. I am not sure if you can see me because of the camo. My hat is a Duck Dynasty hat and it says "I speak Duckanese."  I was wearing this garb on the kids pirate ship in the Destin Florida Harbor where they filmed the movie JAWS while I was stationed there in the Air Force. The pirate in his buccaneers was trying to blow up a kids life preserver that was a duck. On his mike he said, "That dang Duckanese camo guy done shot my duck."

































February 17, 2016     GOOD TO GO PER JAMES. MAILED CHECK 1/5/16 AP




Contact for Fairgrounds is James Parker 501-620-3810 Ashley call them find a smaller facitlity such as the Kiwanis club or something smaller. Something with a porch and a meeting room.
Mail ck to :
Garland County Fairgrounds
4831 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs, AR. 71901
Attn: James Parker
Cost is $750 plus a refundable $500 security deposit
Paid $750 via ck#10306 and $500 via ck# 10307

Garland County fair 501-760-4006

Reserve the building used for the giant yard sale. We can use the large overhead doors and let people sit inside if the weather is bad. Find out what the name of the building is. You can also see if they have a building with a kitchen that would work for us. Think and see if we need a pavilion. We want need one of we use the same building they used for yard sale.


Hotel is Super 8

Malvern AR

Near Wallmart