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Minor earthquake occurs in southeastern Izard County

January 21, 2022

A minor earthquake has been reported in southeastern Izard County. The United States Geological Survey says the magnitude 2.1 quake was recorded 2 1/2 miles northwest of Mount Pleasant Friday morning at 5:37am. Experts say normally, earthquakes below magnitude 3 are rarely felt. However, smaller quakes from magnitude 2.0 can be felt by humans if…

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Calico Rock bids farewell to beloved Coach

January 4, 2022

By: Rich Fischer   Many local residents came out last Tuesday morning, gathering in the high school gymnasium bearing his name, to remember and recognize longtime coach Harold Ray Jeffery who passed away on Tuesday, December 21 at the age of 91. The numerous cars in the parking lot of the school were indicative of…

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CR School Board reimposes mask mandate, Board President ignores request to clarify vote

August 17, 2021

  The White River Current received notification last Wednesday afternoon, as required by state law, that a special meeting of the Calico Rock District School Board had been called for the following evening (Thurs, 8/12) at 5:30 p.m. Special meetings are not unusual, especially in the lead-up to the beginning of a new school year…

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WRC to change publication day

February 26, 2021

In an effort to achieve improved color image print quality and minimize logistics and distribution costs, the management team at the White River Current will be making a change in the contract printing service that produces the paper each week. This shift in provider will require a change in the day the paper comes out…

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Longtime Norfork Principal passes

January 27, 2021

Bobby Hulse, the longtime Norfork High School principal, has passed away, the school announced Wednesday morning via social media Hulse had been hospitalized since early December with COVID-19. The dean of Twin Lakes Area education circles, Hulse spent 55 years as an educator, including 41 as Norfork’s high school principal. He graduated from the Henderson…

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