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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…
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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...

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...

NTSB: Crash victim turned down offer from plane’s seller to practice takeoffs

WICHITA COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — The preliminary report is released on the fatal plane crash last month at the Wichita Valley Airport, and initial inspections did not uncover any possible mechanical malfunctions that could have caused the crash. The crash at takeoff of the home-built, single-engine, two-seat Smyth Sidewinder killed...

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...

Help “Paint the County Pink”

Project Pink Awareness Montgomery County will be celebrating Paint the County Pink Week October 24-28 to bring more awareness to breast cancer and celebrate with our local breast cancer survivors. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, except for nonmelanoma skin cancer, and we are working every day to help decrease those numbers.

MCAL celebrates National Assisted Living Week

Montgomery County Assisted Living celebrated the National Assisted Living Week with loads of fun. Monday was a fun start to the week staying dressed in your PJ’s for Pajama Day. Tuesday was a big hit with our Hippie or Hillbilly Day. From homemade corn cob pipes, straw hats &...

1 dead, 3 hurt in Hot Springs crash

A Leola woman died and three others were injured Monday afternoon following a two-vehicle collision in Garland County. According to an Arkansas State Police preliminary crash summary, a vehicle pulled out of a private driveway into oncoming traffic on US Highway 270 East near Hot Springs. Joyce M. Newton, 75,...

Burn Ban Effective Immediately

EXECUTIVE ORDER CC-22-120 Judge Darryl Mahoney has issued an immediate burn ban for Garland County and will continue until such time as significant rainfall occurs, and conditions improve. No outdoor burning of any type is allowed. EXECUTIVE ORDER OF GARLAND COUNTY JUDGE FOR BURN BAN. WHEREAS, it has been determined...

Alcohol petition debate

The option to keep Polk County dry or to make it wet is still a contentious subject amongst residents less than two months before the general election, at which point registered Polk County voters can vote “For” or “Against” the measure. After a petition was circulated...

Summitt leads Mount Ida to second place finish

GLENWOOD – Gracie Summitt took home top golfer honors while leading the Mount Ida Lady Lions to a runners-up finishin the Golf District Tournament held Monday, September 19, at the Glenwood Country Club. Karter Rowton finished with the second best score on the boys’ side as the Lions also finished runners-up.

Special service scheduled at Word of Faith Outreach

There will be a special evening service at the Word of Faith Outreach in Amity on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at 7 p.m. The Rev. Jerry Garrett is the scheduled guest speaker. All are invited to attend.

Amity man brandishes rifle, charged with assault

Clark County authorities have charged an Amity man for felony assault after an altercation involving a firearm. Formal charges were filed this week against Killian Gleaves, 18, for his alleged involvement in an Aug. 30, 2022, altercation. According to a probable cause affidavit filed by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, police were summoned to a residence at Highway 182 west of Amity; en route to the call, it was learned the complainants had left the scene and were outside Amity City Hall.

Friday football schedule includes MH hosting Lake Hamilton

High school football dominates the local Friday schedule, and Mountain Home will return to the home turf for the first time since the season opener. The Bombers will welcome in Lake Hamilton to the Twin Lakes Area. Mountain Home is currently 0-3 on the season and 0-1 in the 6A-West....

Three Rivers Heritage Festival debuts this weekend

MOUNT IDA – A new era begins for the Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce this weekend with the inaugural Three Rivers Heritage Festival to be held on the Montgomery County Courthouse Square. The festival has endured several setbacks due to the COVID pandemic, but has prevailed. The festival...

Jr Lions open conference play with a bang

MOUNT IDA – The Mount Ida Junior Lions open 3-2A Conference play in dominating fashion, shutting out the visiting Dierks Junior Outlaws 36-0. The Junior Lions dominated on both sides of the ball, holding Dierks to one first down while the Mount Ida offense scored at will in the first half.