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Animal Control officers Reta Tharp (left) and Pam Hopkins pose with Sam the dog, who found a new home with this young man named Lance last Thursday. In all, 10 dogs were adopted at the event, including Speckles, one of last week’s featured pets. She is heading for a home with 40 acres to run. Another featured pet, Butch, got a line on a foster home, but Buddy had to return to the shelter.

Tour for Life visits

Apr 23, 2015 3:41pm

Dozens of Muttigree members from all three schools in the county took part in last week’s North Shore Animal League’s Tour for Life.

Muttigree student advocates of the year, chosen for their...

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Former letter carrier admits stealing mail

Apr 23, 2015 3:41pm

A former letter carrier at the Bee Branch Post Office admitted in federal court to stealing mail.

Sheila Watts, 35, told federal Judge Leon Holmes last week in Little Rock that she had been...

Members of the Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund recently presented the University of Arkansas Comunity College at Morrilton a check for $96,000. Van Buren County Judge Roger Hooper (front row from left), and the FSSF’s Donnie Bates, Cheryl Rollans, and Caleb Knight present scholarship funds to Benjamin Hunley, Sallie Kuykendall, Cody Pruitt and Elizabeth Taylor. Southwestern Energy funded a petroleum technology program at UACCM in 2006.

UACCM gets scholarship money

Apr 23, 2015 3:41pm

Members of the Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund recently presented the University of Arkansas Comunity College at Morrilton a check for $96,000. Van Buren County Judge Roger Hooper (front row...

The March 28 Clinton Hunger Run 5K raised $8,000, including matching funds from Modern Woodmen of America, to be divided between Van Buren County’s two food banks.

Hunger Run 2015

Apr 23, 2015 3:41pm

The March 28 Clinton Hunger Run 5K raised $8,000, including matching funds from Modern Woodmen of America, to be divided between Van Buren County’s two food banks.

This year’s Clinton Hunger...

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Sheriff’s office report

Apr 23, 2015 3:40pm

Theft of services arrest

On April 17, 2015, deputies from the Van Buren County sheriff’s office, arrested 39-year-old Samuel Woods of Shirley on a warrant for theft of services. The warrant...

Abi Wyatt, a junior at South Side-Bee Branch, recently competed in an essay contest for Petit Jean Electric. Abi was one of those chosen from more than 30 entries to receive an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. in June. She wrote about the importance of being energy efficient.

Electrifying essay

Apr 23, 2015 3:32pm

Abi Wyatt, a junior at South Side-Bee Branch, recently competed in an essay contest for Petit Jean Electric. Abi was one of those chosen from more than 30 entries to receive an all expense paid...

Amanda Hall, a senior at Greenbrier High School, has been awarded the Governor’s Distinguished Scholar Award and the Central Baptist College Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship. Together the scholarships are worth more than $25,000 per year. She is the daughter of Ed and Cherie Hall and the granddaughter of Bill and Betty Oliger and Pat and Dean Hall of Clinton. Amanda plans to attend Central Baptist College and work toward a degree in speech therapy.

Governor’s scholarship

Apr 23, 2015 3:30pm

Amanda Hall, a senior at Greenbrier High School, has been awarded the Governor’s Distinguished Scholar Award and the Central Baptist College Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship. Together the...

Taylor Tucker’s second-grade class at Cowsert Elementary show off their “Monster Math” material.

Anonymous donors fund class project

Apr 23, 2015 3:30pm

Taylor Tucker’s second-grade classroom at Clinton Elementary School had another wish granted this month. Tucker’s class will receive $500 worth of math resources thanks to an anonymous donor from...

Mainstreet Kids in Shirley held a trike-a-thon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital last Friday, raising hundreds of dollars for the cause. Last week was Arkansas Children’s Week.

Mainstreet Kids celebrate Children’s Week

Apr 23, 2015 3:26pm

Mainstreet Kids in Shirley had another busy week.

April 13-17 was Arkansas Children’s Week. The theme this year was Zoning in on Construction.

While the rain did hinder some planned...

Neighborhood News

Apr 23, 2015 3:21pm

Crabtree

Friday is Senior Night at the Foursquare Church. People age 60 and greater are invited. Activities start at 5:30 and, Dennis Berry says, “soup and … and something else will be...

Animal Control board meets

Apr 23, 2015 3:21pm

A newly formed board created to oversee Van Buren County Animal Control held its first meeting Monday.

The five-member board chose Sonya Washington as chairman, and Lisa Rolins as secretary-...

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