The Calico Rock area is serviced by Calico Rock Municipal Airport located just minutes from downtown Calico Rock.  The 3,000 foot asphalt runway
features tie-downs and a new lighting system.  A $500,000 grant from the FAA will allow the development of a master plan to include expansion and
improvements to a 4,000 foot runway, taxiway, hangars and instrument approach.

Calico Rock and Izard County are serviced by 911 services coordinated at our county seat in Melbourne.  Ambulance services are provided by Arkansas
Emergency Transport and AirEvac helicopter.  Emergency medical treatment is available at the Community Medical Center of Izard County in Calico Rock
and regionally at
Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home or a number of trauma centers in Springfield, Missouri, Memphis, Tennessee, or
Little Rock, Arkansas.  New to Calico Rock is Ozark EMS, providing exceptional and timely care and transport from right here at home!

The Community Medical Center of Izard County is located in Calico Rock, just minutes from our industrial park.  CMCIC features a clinic open six days per
week and staffed by five full-time physicians.  The hospital features a 25 bed facility, surgical suite, trauma center, and complete diagnostic capabilities.  
A $3.5 million expansion to be completed in 2006 will more than double our capacity.

Calico Rock is also served by
Mitchell's Park Street Pharmacy for all your family's health needs.  Lane Dental Clinic and Dr. John Lane, DDS serve the area
with dental services.  McClain Chiropractic and Shad McClain offer a full-range of chiropractic services and massage therapy.  In addition, Calico Rock is
home to
White River Healthcare, a skilled nursing facility.

Our area has a ready and willing workforce ready to grow your business.  To assist in your search, AID in Mtn. Home and StaffMark in Batesville can
provide assistance in recruiting and retaining your employees, whether your business needs seasonal, temporary or full-time staffing.  Their current rate
is 41%, much below the industry average.

Sentinel Industries is a manufacturer of fabricated metal buildings and wood posts.  For more information contact Jim King at 870-297-3724.

White River Pre-School (formerly Rainbow Child Center) is an accredited preschool and day care facility recently relocated to a new modern facility.  

Calico Rock Head Start (870-297-8853) offers a preschool education experience for students, giving them the tools they need to be ready to go to public

Calico Rock Public School system (870-297-8533) is rated among the best in the state for academic and extracurricular educational opportunities.  The
district is accredited by the North Central Association and boasts some of the finest facilities in the state.  A new fine arts complex and auditorium are
welcome additions to our elementary campus along with state-of-the-art athletic facilities at our high school campus.  
Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent of schools.

Ozarka College (870-368-7371)offers both vocational training programs and a two-year college located within 20 minutes of Calico Rock.  Arkansas State
University in Mountain Home (870-508-6100)offers both four-year and two-year degree programs and transfer credits to other four-year higher education
institutions.  Both are just a short drive from Calico Rock.

Calico Rock Volunteer Fire Department (870-297-4203) provides an all-volunteer fire protection system to our area with modern facilities and equipment
and state-of-the-art training.  Our fire protection insurance rates are very low and our community has continually invested in the services of our fire

Police protection is provided on a contract law enforcement basis with the
Izard County Sheriff's Department (870-368-4203).  Modern equipment,
well-trained staff and a department focused on crime prevention and community policing provides excellent services for our area.
Izard County offers 911 emergency services throughout the county.

Entergy (800-368-3749) is the provider of electrical power to Calico Rock and Pineville and the surrounding unincorporated areas are supplied by North
Arkansas Electric Cooperative (870-895-3221). Single and three-phase primary distribution is at 13.8 and 161 Kilovolts. The electric
utilities personnel are eager to discuss the needs of prospective industries.

Natural gas service in the area by is provided by
Arkansas Western Gas Company (870-425-5445).  Several companies offer propane service to the area.

Local service is provided by
CenturyTel (800-225-2594 residential) or (800-225-2587 commercial) with DSL and high speed internet access available within
the city limits.

Calico Rock Water and Sewer system consists of 75,000 and 225,000 gallon ground tanks and a 50,000 gallon elevated tank. Up to 587,000 gallons of
chlorinated well water can be pumped each day. Copies of the water rates are available from City Hall (870-297-3772).

Since 1993, waste water treatment has included a vacuum sewer system. The modern system satisfies all current EPA requirements.

Pickup is by contractor and refuse is hauled to an EPA approved landfill by
IESI. More information is available at the Calico Rock City Hall 870-297-3772.

Calico Rock is home to two great financial institutions: First National Bank of Izard County and Bancorp South.

Connie Barksdale, Attorney--870-297-8802

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