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Jul 29, 2015 6:01am


By Patsy Ward

I accompanied Deniece Sikes to Little Rock last Friday. She had a PET scan. She got the results on Wednesday, it was good news. We can be extra thankful for that...

Performers sing the Unicorn Song during the Mutt-i-grees musical extravaganza earlier this month at Clinton City Park. More photos, 6A

Summer play

Jul 29, 2015 6:01am

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Utility aid available

Jul 29, 2015 6:01am

Ozark Opportunities Inc. has announced the Summer CRISIS Home Energy Assistance Cooling Program will begin Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Van Buren County for electric assistance only.


Hornets, Devils, Jackets head back to school Aug. 17

Jul 29, 2015 6:01am

South Side

South Side-Bee Branch School registration is set for Aug. 3-5.

Eleventh and 12th grades will register on Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tenth and ninth grades will...

Dog (and Cat) Days

Jul 29, 2015 6:01am

Seventy Clinton students sang and danced their way through 17 songs, including Elvis’ “Hound Dog” and the Stray Cats’ “Stray Cat Strut” during their play, Mutt-i-Grees Musical Extravaganza: The...

Cemetery donations

Jul 29, 2015 6:01am

Donations for the Archey Valley Cemetery were made by: Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Sherrill Clayton; Wallis Parks; James Gillam; Margaret Justus; Mr. and Mrs. Rick Cochran; Olivia Cochran; Leoza Crow; Alma...

Lending a hand to the shelter

Jul 29, 2015 6:01am

Volunteers and members of the Van Buren County Animal Control Board have been putting in some time at the animal control facility. They have cleaned, painted and rearranged the facility, and are...


Jul 29, 2015 6:01am

Power outages

Some residents were without electricity for as many as seven hours Saturday after strong winds blew through Van Buren County. A falling tree reportedly took down Phase 3 lines...

A Family Bivouac

Jul 29, 2015 6:00am

Here is the conclusion of last week’s story about a military family’s wait for a place to call home.

Monday, my husband is home for lunch. We are eating sandwiches and drinking iced tea. I...

Folks from Choctaw forded South Fork of the Little Red River in a wagon to enjoy a Sunday outing at Alum Cave near Bee Branch, Arkansas, in 1909. Pictured are (from left) Alpine Milbern, Elsie Jennings, Ras Cole, Milton Collums, Marvin Baker, Arlie Halbrook, Josie Jones, Ida Koone, Laura Collums, Clara Jennings, Henry Rowe, Tom Allison, Molly Jones, Dr. W.S. Rogers, unknown, Gertrude Patterson, Bob Self, Meda Stephans, Grover Jennings, Lizzie Eubanks, Marvin Huie, Bob Thomas, his daughter Villa and wife Molly, and two others who are unidentified. (Photo and information from Van Buren County, AR: Thanks for the Memories)

From the past

Jul 29, 2015 6:00am

100 years ago

By reason of the removal of certain limitations by the last legislature 12 new names were added to the roll of Confederate pensioners of the county by the County Confederate...

Van Buren County Farm Family of the Year

Jul 29, 2015 6:00am

Rick and Sandy Thomas, a couple of “kids from New Jersey,” found their paradise 42 years ago in Van Buren County.

They were looking for “the country life,” with cleaner air and a place where...

Cynthia Schanink demonstrates her painting style.

Watercolor artist gives demonstration

Jul 23, 2015 11:16pm

Cynthia Schanink of Hot Springs Village entertained 22 art appreciators as she taught watercolor techniques on Monday, July 13, at Fairfield Bay Visitor and Conference Center. The free event was...


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