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A total lunar eclipse is happening this weekend

This Sunday, May 15, the Earth will cast its shadow over the moon. Weather depending, you’ll be able to see this total lunar eclipse. The moon isn’t exactly invisible, however. While the Earth’s atmosphere scatters away blue light, the red light passes through the Earth’s atmosphere and refracts toward the moon causing a reddish glow.…

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NWS Confirms tornado in Izard/Sharp Counties

The National Weather Service (NWS) has just positively confirmed that the damage in Izard and Sharp counties Sunday night was caused by a tornado. A survey team from the NWS office in North Little Rock rates the tornado as an EF2 with winds estimated at 120 miles per hour. The tornado was on the ground…

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Minor earthquake occurs in southeastern Izard County

A minor earthquake has been reported in southeastern Izard County. The United States Geological Survey says the magnitude 2.1 quake was recorded 2 1/2 miles northwest of Mount Pleasant Friday morning at 5:37am. Experts say normally, earthquakes below magnitude 3 are rarely felt. However, smaller quakes from magnitude 2.0 can be felt by humans if…

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Calico Rock bids farewell to beloved Coach

By: Rich Fischer   Many local residents came out last Tuesday morning, gathering in the high school gymnasium bearing his name, to remember and recognize longtime coach Harold Ray Jeffery who passed away on Tuesday, December 21 at the age of 91. The numerous cars in the parking lot of the school were indicative of…

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Temporary lane closures on Bull Shoals Dam and Norfork Dam postponed

Lane closures scheduled for the Highway 178 bridge across Bull Shoals Dam on August 25th, and the Highway 177 bridge across Norfork Dam on August 26th have been postponed until further notice. Once an alternate date has been finalized local media outlets will be notified about the new dates. Recreation information can be found on the Internet at www.swl.usace.army.mil,…

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Lions 63th Annual Rodeo this weekend!

It’s almost here! The 63th annual Calico Rock Lions Club Rodeo is coming to town this weekend; Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12. The event, sponsored by the Lions and conducted by Rand Rodeo Company, will be held in the Tip Wiseman Rodeo Arena in Earl King Park located off Hwy 56 in Calico…

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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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