Melodie Clemmons and the Hwy. 289 Band of Horseshoe Bend

Melodie Clemmons and the Hwy. 289 Band of Horseshoe Bend

HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains Show of Horseshoe Bend will be performing in Texarkana, Texas in March.
Melodie Clemmons and the Hwy. 289 Band will perform at the Oaklawn Opry 2013 on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m.
“In an effort to help promote our show, Arkansas tourism, and North Central Arkansas, I am taking our show south to Texarkana, Texas. I will have our new Ozark Gateway Magazines in hand, and the hospitality we have to offer in the North Central Arkansas area,” stated show director, Melodie Clemmons.
The Oaklawn Opry is a live music variety show featuring musical entertainment for the entire family. The show is filled with traditional country music with a touch of bluegrass, gospel, old time rock-n-roll and comedy every Saturday night.

Youth exhibitors in the seven-county North Central Arkansas District Fair area are reminded that the entry deadline for the Spring Junior Livestock Show is March 15. The show will be held March 28 and 29, 2013 at the fairgrounds at Melbourne. Junior exhibitors from Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Stone, and Van Buren counties are eligible to enter beef cattle, goats, and horses in the spring show. The tabloid, with a schedule and a complete listing of classes, is available on the district fair website at
Exhibitors must enter online before March 15 and all entry fees must be received by that date. There is a link to online entries on the fair website. Exhibitors who wish to pay with a credit card may do so online or a check can be mailed to NCA District Fair, Post Office Box 92, Sturkie, AR 72578.

Horn’s Backhoe and Dozer Services
Horn’s Backhoe and Dozer Services has been in business since 2007 and is owned by Roger Horn.
Horn’s Backhoe and Dozer Services clears land for home sites, pastures or any other needs you might have. Bushhogging is also part of the service offered at a very reasonable price. Cattle guards for entrances are fabricated and installed. The business location is 601 Hwy 289, Horseshoe Bend and the business phone is 870-670-4526 or you may call 870-373-2962.

The Horseshoe Bend Area Chamber of Commerce February General Membership meeting for Thursday, February 21, has been cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather in north central Arkansas arriving February 20.

Plans are well under way by North Arkansas Electric Cooperative for what appears to be a major ice event beginning the evening of February 20 and into February 21. The cooperative is on full alert, and planning is underway to respond to whatever happens over the next two days. “Should the worst case scenario (immediate worst case by the NWS) play out, we will have extended outages that will exceed a few days,” stated Mel Coleman, CEO. “It appears we are not talking about the same severity of the 2009 storm, but I will say some of the weather models are close to that.” Predictions now are for .25 to .75 inches of ice over NAEC’s entire service territory.

In 1A Region 2, Regional basketball games will be held at Hillcrest High School in Lynn. On Wed., Feb. 20 Viola boys will play CRA at 5:30 p.m. and Norfork boys will meet Bay at 8:30 p.m. On Thursday, Feb. 21 Mammoth Spring girls will meet Weiner at 4 p.m., Calico Rock boys will take on Weiner at 5:30 p.m., and Viola girls will vie against Armorel at 7 p.m. In 2A Region North, games will be held at Sloan-Hendrix in Imboden. Salem boys will take on EPC on Wed., Feb. 20 at 8:30 p.m. On Thursday, Feb. 21 Salem girls will meet BIC at 4 p.m. Also on Feb. 21, in 3A, Region 3, Melbourne boys will take on Manila at 8:30 p.m. at Hoxie.

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