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County Judge Roger Hooper borrows the back of Farm Bureau Federation Board President Terry Rushing as he procaims Feb. 1 Farm Bureau Week.

Feb. 1 is start of Farm Bureau week

Jan 22, 2015 12:40pm

Van Buren County Judge Roger Hooper recently signed a proclamation making the week of Feb. 1 Farm Bureau Week acknowledging the importance of agriculture and farming to the county.

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Emmet the dog checks out the scene near Crabtree where even though it wasn’t cold enough long enough to freeze Akins Creek, this nearby shelter bluff grew some icicles over 15 feet long.

Behind the icicles

Jan 15, 2015 5:17pm

Emmet the dog checks out the scene near Crabtree where even though it wasn’t cold enough long enough to freeze Akins Creek, this nearby shelter bluff grew some icicles over 15 feet long.

The South Side-Bee Branch senior band played the “Star Spangled Banner” at the recent grand opening of the Walmart in Damascus. Walmart donated $1,000 to the school district.

Grand opening music

Jan 15, 2015 5:16pm

The South Side-Bee Branch senior band played the “Star Spangled Banner” at the recent grand opening of the Walmart in Damascus. Walmart donated $1,000 to the school district.

House destroyed in early morning fire

Jan 15, 2015 5:15pm

An older wood house on Skyhill Road was destroyed by fire early Saturday.

Clinton Fire Chief D.L. Webb said the house was occupied by the Grissom family. The home was a total loss. Webb said...

Council approves 2015 budget

Jan 15, 2015 4:55pm

After an executive session concerning a salary, the Clinton City Council unanimously approved its 2015 budget ordinance.

The session centered on the salary for the Clinton school resource...

Ron’s Chicken Soup

Jan 08, 2015 12:24pm

You are undoubtedly familiar with the old adage, “You’re as young as you feel.” And when we heard that we probably said to ourselves, “Yeah, sure.”

As it turns out, this may very well be...

VFD sets meeting

Jan 08, 2015 12:24pm

The Shirley Volunteer Fire Department has set its annual public meeting for next week.

The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at the Shirley Training Center. The meeting is...

After a good 2 inches of rain last weekend this waterfall near Radio Road in Clinton that has been just a small trickle for months came alive once again.

Return of the waterfall

Jan 08, 2015 12:24pm

After a good 2 inches of rain last weekend this waterfall near Radio Road in Clinton that has been just a small trickle for months came alive once again.

The Van Buren County office of the Arkansas Farm Bureau attended the 80th conference of the state Arkansas Farmer Bureau last month in Hot Springs. The local office racked up several awards including the Ten Gold Stars Award, the Excellence in Agriculture Award and recognition for the women’s committee. The delegation from Van Buren County included Terry Rushing (president), Jimmy Brown (secretary), Sheila Brown (Women’s Committee chair), Danny Wood (delegate), Bobby Brown (delegate), Leon Wilson (delegate), Becky Wood, Judy Brown and Cindy Wilson ( Women’s Committee members). Agency Manager Mickey Parish and his wife Susan and Danny Griffin, UofA Cooperative Extension county agent, also represented the county.

County delegation attends conference

Jan 08, 2015 12:23pm

The Van Buren County office of the Arkansas Farm Bureau attended the 80th conference of the state Arkansas Farmer Bureau last month in Hot Springs. The local office racked up several awards...

Van Buren County Sheriff Scott Bradley and his deputies pose outside the Courthouse in downtown Clinton after the swearing-in ceremony. The county’s and city’s newly elected and re-elected officials took their oaths of office on New Year’s Day.

Sworn in and ready to work

Jan 08, 2015 12:22pm

Van Buren County Sheriff Scott Bradley and his deputies pose outside the Courthouse in downtown Clinton after the swearing-in ceremony. The county’s and city’s newly elected and re-elected...

Icicles form from a downtown Clinton cliff after the temperatures stay below freezing early this week. After a day of warmer temperatures, forecasters say the area weather will stay below freezing for the next several days. It’s time to take cold-weather precautions with outdoor plants and animals and to check on neighbors and relatives who might need help.

Cold weather moves in

Jan 08, 2015 12:22pm

Icicles form from a downtown Clinton cliff after the temperatures stay below freezing early this week. After a day of warmer temperatures, forecasters say the area weather will stay below freezing...

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