SEARCY, AR - Hidden treasure is being discovered in Searcy. Residents involved in the hobby known as geocaching are hiding and finding catches in and around the town using handheld global positioning systems.
Searcy resident Pat Vaughn is participating in the hunts and says there's a strict policy regarding placement of caches that every geocacher must adhere to them. For one, geocachers must get permission from the land owner or agent before placing a cache. Also, caches are reviewed by geocaching.com before being approved or published.
A statewide organization, the Arkansas Geocachers Association, is a good source for information and can be found online at www.arkgeocaching.org.