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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Annual Christmas Parade & Living Windows

 Come out this Saturday for a day full of events on Main Street! Downtown Calico will be alive with the Christmas spirit including singing, music and multiple living windows displays. Start your day by enjoying a tour of the current Construction Site at the Calico Rock Museum at 10:00 a.m. Saturday will also be the…

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Bridge dedication ceremony for Sgt. & Fire Chief Mike Stephen

The White River Bridge is being dedicated to honor the memory of late Pineville Fire Department Chief Sgt. Mike Stephen in a public ceremony to be held on Friday, December 13 at 3:30 p.m. The ceremony will be held beside the Calico Rock Museum on Railroad Street overlooking the bridge. In the event of inclement…

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Printing Press Cafe Sells To Babycakes Owner

Calico Rock, Arkansas—The Calico Rock Community Foundation is pleased to announce the sale of the Printing Press Café to Tyler and Stacey Waldroup, owners of Babycakes Bakery. The Waldroups will move Babycakes to the historic Calico Rock Progress building on Main Street and operate the Printing Press Café and Babycakes Bakery together on Main Street. …

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Calico Rock Artist’s Paintings Support ICARE

Janine “Grace-Emma” Johnson is an artist of many talents. She attended some Bob Ross Painting Classes at the Mountain View Meeting Place where she gained the skill of using oils which she applied to acrylics, too. This newfound love of expressing her art on canvas led her to a prolific time of producing beautiful works…

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September 24th is Voter Registration Day!

Tuesday, September 24, is National Voter Registration Day.  Secretary of State John Thurston encourages all Arkansans of voting age to be sure and register to vote.  Of Arkansas’ over 3 million residents, there are currently 1,721,116 registered voters.  “Voting is the bedrock of our constitutional republic; but in order to vote, you must be registered. …

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