Area News

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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Constitution Day

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union”.  What do these words mean to you?  Do you know where this phrase comes from?  Do you know what it is the Preamble to?  Is it important to our lives? These words are the opening words of the Preamble to…

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Inmate charged after attempting to escape from Calico Rock unit

Arkeil Daniel Thomas, an inmate at the North Central Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction at Calico Rock, has been charged with a felony count of escape, after leaving a mowing detail in late July. According to the probable cause affidavit filed Thursday, 29-year-old Thomas was assigned to a mowing detail at the east…

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STATE POLICE STATEMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGS RELATED TO SCHOOL THREAT

The Arkansas State Police has been in close contact in recent days with the Federal Bureau of Investigation attemping to identify the source of an alleged threat of gun violence at an undisclosed Arkansas school reportedly planned for later this week.    At this time no corroborating evidence or useful details have been uncovered in…

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