USACE plans prescribed burns around Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes

Personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mountain Home Project Office and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will conduct prescribed burns on public land surrounding Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes until the second week of April. Norfork burn locations are Chapin Point, Dillinger Point, Woods Point, Arnett Point, and the Tracy Ferry Area.…

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Pharmacies start phase 1-b of Covid Vaccinations

As 2021 begins, Arkansans will soon have a chance to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine has been in Arkansas for almost a month  and according to Governor Asa Hutchinson the plan is to administer the vaccine to those in the first phase, which also includes health care workers and nursing home residents and staff, by…

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Riverside Pizza ready for 2021

Ashton and Aaron Lester became exposed to the restaurant business like many do, as front line staffers working part time in a restaurant while going to school. They both knew at some point they’d eventually like to get into the business of making pizza. . . .and as of last fall, their dream came into…

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Board of Election Commissioners to hold public meeting

The Izard County Board of Election Commissioners will hold a public meeting on August 24, 2020 at the Izard County Courthouse at 5:30 pm. The purpose of this meeting is to have the ballot position draw for the 2020 General Election, approve all 2020 General Election polling locations, set the number of poll workers needed…

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Food Bank of NCA to hold distribution in Calico Rock

The Food Bank of North Central Arkansas has scheduled a mass distribution of fresh produce, dairy and protein Thursday morning from 9 until noon in Calico Rock. The distribution will be held at First Baptist Church on Arkansas Highway 56 and is free to local residents in need. The distribution is made possible through the…

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List of local closures due to COVID-19

Many area activities have been cancelled, especially large venues where crowds are expected. If you are not sure of cancellations or closings, contact the business or office prior to visiting these establishments. Below is a list of local closures and helpful tips. Calico Rock School district will have meals that will be provided for students…

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Arkansas Confirms presumptive positive COVID-19 Case

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today confirmed the first presumptive positive case of coronavirus, known as COVID-19, in Arkansas. The case has been tested positive by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for confirmation. The individual is currently in isolation in a hospital…

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2020 Polling Sites

Polling Sites for the 2020 Primary Election Early Vote (times and dates) Calico Rock – Brand New Church (Hwy 56 and 223) Dates: February 29th, 2020 10 am – 4 pm March 2nd, 2020 8 am – 5 pm Melbourne – Ozarka College Dates: February 18th – 21st, 2020 8 am – 6 pm February…

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Hoot Rush passes

The community is sorrowful this evening after hearing of the passing of Alton “Hoot” Rush today. Hoot was beloved by many in the community and had done many things for our small town. Visitation services will be on  Friday, December 13 from 6-8 p.m. Eddie’s Family Funeral Home in Calico Rock. Funeral service will be…

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