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62nd Annual Arkansas Folk Festival this weekend in Mountain View

The 62nd Annual Arkansas Folk Festival is this weekend in Mountain View, Arkansas. Take a walk around the historic downtown area and see many window displays, the Artisans Market featuring handmade arts and crafts, antique cars, food vendors, and of course, live music! The parade is Saturday and begins at 10 a.m. The Ozark Folk…

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Reception to honor Stacy Stanford and Kim Parnell this Saturday

The City of Calico Rock and the Calico Rock Community Foundation invite you to attend a Reception in honor of Stacy Stanford and Kim Parnell on Saturday, April 20, 2024. The reception will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Tomlinson Art Gallery at the Calico Rock Museum. Stacy Stanford has served as…

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Quorum Court tables decision on $500k appropriation from ARPA

By Rich Fischer   Last Monday evening members of the Izard County Quorum Court, absent JPs Cooper and Thornton, met in regular session during which discussion was held on a proposed appropriation of $500,000 from what remains of the county ARPA funds put forth by Judge Smith. If approved the action would authorize movement of…

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Museum wins awards at state conference

The Calico Rock Museum recently attended the Arkansas Museums Association Conference at the United States Marshals Museum in Fort Smith. The Museum took home two award at the Awards Banquet;  the award for Outstanding Achievement in Exhibit Design and the award for Outstanding Achievement in Conservation. The award for Outstanding Achievement in Exhibit Design was…

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Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday

This coming Saturday join the Calico Rock Lions Club for their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on starting at 10 am in Rand Park. Over 1,500 eggs will be hidden along with special prize eggs! Participants are asked to bring their own baskets or bags for catching eggs. Prizes will be awarded for those who find…

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Holy Week Services are this week

Holy Week Services will be daily at the Methodist Church Calico Rock 12 Noon March 25th-29th and Special Sunrise service Easter morning 6:30AM at the River Bridge in Calico Rock. Speakers for the week… Monday- Dale Hart, Tuesday- Chris Anderson, Wednesday- Kevin Gilbee, Thursday- Jana Cowgill, Friday- Logan Brown. There will be lunch served every day,…

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City Recorder/Treasurer abruptly resigns

Following recent receipt of a job posting submitted for publication by the city of Calico Rock for the elected position of City Recorder/Treasurer, the White River Current contacted Mayor Greg Hamby to inquire as to how the position became vacant and gain clarity on next steps. Mayor Hamby responded by advising that receipt of a…

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Celebrate the Solar Eclipse Wearing It Around Your Neck

Sylvia Knoblock, metalsmith/jeweler, fashioned the upcoming Solar Eclipse in a commemorative medallion of brass and copper. On the back, she stamped the date. On the front is the Pisces constellation because that is the sign the Moon will be in during the event. Get yours at the Artisan Gift Shop inside the Calico Rock Museum. 105 Main Street. 870-297-6100.…

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