Extension Office to begin
fall brucellosis vaccinations

The Baxter County Extension Office will tentatively conduct its fall brucellosis vaccinations on Thursday, Dec. 12.

If you have heifers to be vaccinated, please let the Extension Office know by Thursday, Dec. 5, by calling (870) 425-2335. Callers should include detailed directions to where the heifers will be.

Vaccinations are free of charge. Heifers must be at least 4 months old but not older than 12 months old to be eligible for vaccination. The Extension Office will use the same procedure as in the past and notify you by letter what time you are scheduled for that day. You will need handling facilities to confine and work the calves. Also, you or a representative for you must be present at the time of vaccination or the technician will not vaccinate the heifers. Remember, the time that is scheduled for your stop could be give or take an hour or so. So, if a vaccination is scheduled for 2 p.m., it could be 1 p.m. or 3 p.m., depending on how the day goes.

Highway across dam to close

Maintenance to Bull Shoals Dam will require the temporary closure of Arkansas Highway 178, according to a news release issued by Arkansas Department of Transportation officials.

Weather permitting, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close Highway 178 from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. daily on Friday and Saturday to install equipment used to perform maintenance on the dam’s sluice gates.

The closure has been coordinated with local emergency and law enforcement agencies.

Travel to locations on Hwy 178 past the Bull Shoals Dam will require a detour using Highway 178 through Flippin, Highway 62/412 through Gassville, Highway 126 and Highway 5 through Midway, and Highway 178 through Lakeview.

For more information, contact the Mountain Home Project Office at (870) 425-2700.

Traffic will be controlled by traffic barrels and signage. Drivers should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at or

Norfork holding Harvest Supper

The Norfork Scholarship Fund’s annual Harvest Supper will be held Saturday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the school cafeteria.

Tickets to the all-you-can-eat event are $8 with children 5 years old and younger eating for free. All proceeds from the event will go to the Scholarship Fund, which helps Norfork students go to college.

The Harvest Supper will be a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, dressing, potatoes and gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, hot rolls, fruit salad, apple cobbler and a drink.

Art club holding annual sale

The Love of Art Club will hold its sixth annual art sale Saturday, Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. inside the Van Matre Center in Cooper Park.

The art sale will feature 16 local artists representing the following art styles: bead weaving, knitting, baskets, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, photography (two styles), copper sculpture, woodturning, paintings (two styles), stained glass, weaving and gourds (two styles).

A portion of the day’s proceeds will be donated to north central Arkansas animal shelters.

The Van Matre Center is located at 1101 Spring Street in Mountain Home.

BRMC Auxiliary holding t-shirt sale

The Baxter Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a one-day t-shirt boutique sale on Dec. 2 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

The sale will include sizes small through 4XL in most designs. Purchases can be made by cash, check, debit/credit or payroll deduction.

 All funds made through this sale will be used to provide Baxter Regional Medical Center with needed equipment and services.  

Calico Rock students hold pageant

The Gifted and Talented Students at Calico Rock Schools will be hosting a “Miss Merry Christmas Pageant” on Dec. 21.

Entry fees are $30 for the pageant, $10 for the photogenic contest, $15 for the Mr. Christmas Spirit competition and $15 for the Jr./Miss Christmas Spirit competition.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Calico Rock Gifted and Talented Program.

Check in for the event begins at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 21, with the pageant starting at 11 a.m.

Entry forms are available in the high school and elementary offices and should be returned to Kish Pool. Fore more information, call (870) 656-5095.

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