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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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Bradford certified as crematory operator

Apr 23, 2015 3:21pm

Bobby Bradford, manager of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton, recently earned his Certified Crematory Operator designation from the National Funeral Directors Association. The program is a...

Ron’s Chicken Soup

Apr 23, 2015 3:21pm

Unfortunately I see this way too much in my line of work: Some people reach that point in their life when all they can do or want to do is — exist. Their life is confined to the couch and the TV....

Clinton grad attends conference

Apr 23, 2015 3:20pm

Clinton graduate Malcolm Cambron was recently part of a group of Southern Arkansas University students who traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to attend the National American Criminal Justice...

School Menus April 27-May 1

Apr 23, 2015 3:20pm

Shirley Schools

Monday Breakfast: Pop Tart, cheese stick, raisels. Lunch: Hamburger, french fries, broccoli with ranch, apple.

Tuesday Breakfast:...

Burglar breaks into business

Apr 23, 2015 3:20pm

Clinton Police are investigating a break-in at Morris Homes on Highway 65 South.

Owner Donnie Morris called police Sunday, April 12, to report the burglary. He told Officer Scott Solomon...

Council amends budget, discusses Homecoming

Apr 23, 2015 3:20pm

The Shirley City Council adopted a resolution to amend its 2014 budget and bring it into exact figures at its meeting earlier this month.

The council also declared May Heritage Month in the...

Andrew Vining (center) is the new superintendent at Clinton, replacing Scott Jones with only six weeks of the school year left. Also at the table are (left) board members Darla McJunkins and (right) Dr. Keith Coward.

Jones out, Vining in as Clinton superintendent

Apr 23, 2015 3:19pm

With about six weeks left in the school year, the Clinton School Board accepted the immediate resignation of Superintendent Scott Jones at a special meeting Friday. It then hired Andrew Vining as...

Circuit Clerk Ester Bass argues his case before the Van Buren County Quorum Court last week. (Photo by Warren Johnson)

Bass quizzes JPs over administrative aide position

Apr 23, 2015 3:11pm

Circuit Clerk Ester Bass had a question for the Quorum Court at its meeting last week: By whose authority was the position of administrative assistant to the county clerk created?

Bass said...


Man charged in fraud scheme

Apr 16, 2015 3:27pm

One man has been charged in a fraud scheme and a second man is wanted on the same charge.

On April 1, Van Buren County Coroner Joe Tsosie called the sheriff’s office stating that a man was...

Alread Community received a grant of $8,043 from Arkansas Department of Rural Services to make improvements to the Alread Community FUN Park. Work on the gardens begins April 18 and everyone is welcome to help. Pictured (from left) are state Sen. Greg Standridge, state Rep. Trevor Drown, ARDC Commissioner Glenn Priebe, Van Buren County Judge Roger Hooper, ARDC Chair Sam E. Angel II, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Fran d’Orsay, Doug d’Orsay, Rebecca Ethridge, ADRS Director Amy Fecher, and ARDC Commissioner Phyllis Gordon.

FUN grant

Apr 16, 2015 3:20pm

Alread Community received a grant of $8,043 from Arkansas Department of Rural Services to make improvements to the Alread Community FUN Park. Work on the gardens begins April 18 and everyone is...

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