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Murfreesboro man remanded back to jail for failure to appear

A Murfreesboro man was remanded back to the Pike County Jail after appearing in the Pike County Circuit Court this week on a failure to appear warrant. 27-year-old Levi Daniel of Murfreesboro had been out on bond, but had his bond revoked after he missed a court appearance. Daniel has...

Groundbreaking ceremony for the Caddo Hills track

PCC Sports, Beynon Sports, and the Caddo Hills School District will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on a new state of the art track facility. The ceremony will take place at 5:30pm on Thursday, October 6 just north of the fieldhouse. Everyone is invited to attend.

40th annual quilt show set for October 7-9

Montgomery County Extension Homemakers are proud to present the 40th annual Montgomery County Quilt Show to be held October 7-9 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Mount Ida. Once a part of the QQC Festival, the quilt show gets a chance to shine this year as it steps out on...

Local 4-Hers receive Congressional Awards

LITTLE ROCK – Four Montgomery County youth were among a select group of young people recognized for their completion of the Congressional Youth Award program. Katelyn Macejewski, Peyton Macejewski, Opal Samons and Sawyer Beggs traveled to Little Rock for a Congressional Youth Award Program ceremony hosted by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A warrant was issued for 33-year-old Jasper Lee Austin of Delight for failure to appear during his pre-trial hearing Monday in the Circuit Court of Pike County. Austin’s trial date is November 3. Austin was arrested in May of 2021 after being stopped by a Pike County Deputy for...

Charges filed against Glenwood man for carrying a weapon

Charges have been filed against 52-year-old Clinton Groomer of Glenwood for Aggravated Assault, criminal mischief in the second degree and carrying a weapon. According to the affidavit, Glenwood Police Department Sergeant Michael Lesher and Captain Richard Retford were parked in the parking lot of the Glenwood United Methodist Church when a SUV being driven by Groomer entered the parking lot and circling around behind Lesher’s vehicle. In the process, Groomer’s passenger-side mirror struck the passenger-side of Retford’s vehicle. Groomer then turned up the volume of his music to an excessive level.

Hot Springs man sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking

HOT SPRINGS — A Garland County man was sentenced to 84 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Chief Judge Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the U.S. District Court in Hot Springs. According...

Crater of Diamonds Organizing Litter Pickup for October 8

Volunteers needed to help keep Crater of Diamonds State Park beautiful. Volunteers are needed to participate in Crater of Diamonds State Park’s annual fall litter pickup on Saturday, October 8, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The cleanup is being held in conjunction with the Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC), the annual fall statewide litter pickup campaign promoted by Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB).

Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9 - 15, 2022

As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, the City of Mena and. Polk County Fire Departments remind residents that. 9-27-22 – The Mena and Polk County's Fire Departments are teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week TM (FPW), October 9-15, 2022. This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape TM”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

North Moore Road Street Closure

HOT SPRINGS – North Moore Road, near the intersection of Kreylon Drive, will be closed from 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, through 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, for the installation of a water line. This project was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Friday night roundup in 3-2A

The Dierks Outlaws defeated the Murfreesboro Rattlers 39 to 12. The Outlaws lead by 10 at the half, but scored three touchdowns in the second half to secure the win. The Rattlers turned the ball over four times in the ballgame, but was able to rush for 156 yards, while throwing for 90.

Quorum Court “gets the ball rolling” with SouthWest EMS

MOUNT IDA – Justices of the Peace decided to pursue a deal with SouthWest EMS to add a part-time basic truck in service in Montgomery County at the end of their regularly scheduled meeting Monday, September 12. The meeting was preceded by a meal prepared and presented by the...

MCCPA presents “Jury Room” October 14, 15, 23, 24

The Montgomery County Council for the Performing Arts would like to announce the production of “Jury Room” by C.B Gilford. Twelve jurors gather to decide the innocence or guilt of a young girl. Did she stab her uncle in cold blood? Eleven jurors say yes; one, a student actress, says no. The jurors agree to her request to re-enact the crime right there. Props are brought in – including the actual murder weapon…

Members appointed to conservation districts

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Commission made recent appointments and recent appointments to conservation districts in the state. Conservation districts are political subdivisions of the State of Arkansas created by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1937 for the purpose of providing locally led conservation of the state’s land and water resources. Each district is governed by a board of five directors, including three elected by resident landowners and two appointed by the Natural Resources Commission.

Caddo Gap Heritage Festival Saturday

CADDO GAP – The quiet little community of Caddo Gap will be abuzz with activity this Saturday as the McWilliams family and the Gap Mercantile present the Caddo Gap Heritage Festival this Saturday, October 1. The event is sponsored by the Gap Mercantile and the Mount Ida Area Chamber...

Saydee Johnson of Pike County crowned Miss Southwest District at last night’s pageant, Adelyn Carter is Junior Miss

The Southwest Arkansas District Fair and Livestock Show Pageant was held last night at Fair Park Coliseum. Twenty contestants from the counties within the district competed. Chad Morris, Southwest Arkansas Educational Cooperative Gifted and Talented Specialist hosted the event. Judges were Jackie Lampkin, Misty Arivett and Marty Arivett. The contestants...

Three Rivers Heritage Festival offers fun for all

MOUNT IDA – The Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated in helping make the inaugural Three Rivers Heritage Festival a resounding success. Vendors filled the courthouse square Friday and Saturday for the festival offering a wide variety of craft items, jewelry, and...