Area News

Mountain Home mom wins national Working Parent Scholarship

     Allison Cunningham of Mountain Home was recently selected as the winner of Job-Applications.com’s national Working Parent Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship recognizes the efforts of one student in the United States who balances the difficult tasks of parenthood, working and seeking a higher education.      Cunningham, who is originally from Norfork, has a 12-year-old daughter and a…

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Longtime Norfork Principal passes

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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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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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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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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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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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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