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If this dog ever had a name, that name has been forgotten. It was one of a few left at an Oyler Road residence after county animal control rounded up and shot 26 dogs deemed unapproachable and aggressive last week. The dogs’ owner died in August, leaving a “pack” of around 50 ownerless, unvaccinated dogs wandering the Oyler Road area. County Animal Control Director Reta Tharp said on Tuesday that she will try to work with the remaining dogs to hopefully give them a chance of adoption. JOE LAMB PHOTO

‘A hard and ugly solution’ — 26 abandoned dogs shot

Nov 24, 2015 2:55pm

Last week, Van Buren County Animal Control killed 26 dogs on Oyler Road a few miles north of Clinton with .22 caliber bullets.

“Nobody wants to have to do it the way it turned out,” Van...

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Traffic on Highway 9 through Shirley had to be detoured Saturday afternoon and evening while members of the Shirley Volunteer Fire Department freed a truck that ran aground. Volunteer fireman Alan Roland said that the combination of this tight curve and deep ditch catches an 18-wheeler "about once a month." A fix to make the curve and roadside drainage ditch more friendly for commercial vehicles will have to come from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, Roland said. JOE LAMB PHOTO

Big truck, little road in Shirley

Nov 10, 2015 12:14pm

Traffic on Highway 9 through Shirley had to be detoured Saturday afternoon and evening while members of the Shirley Volunteer Fire Department freed a truck that ran aground. Volunteer fireman Alan...

Bond to remain at $250,000 in fatal truck crash case

Nov 10, 2015 12:14pm

The Van Buren County man who was at the wheel of a log truck in a July, 2014, accident that killed two construction workers will remain in jail on a $250,000 bond.

Defense attorney John D....

Tom Westfall and wife Sarah work between two vintage Beechcraft aircraft on Monday at their Holly Mountain Airpark workshop. The Westfall family settled in Van Buren County because of the combination of a rural lifestyle and rare aviation-related services near their shop. JOE LAMB PHOTO

Local aircraft restoration shop preserves ‘Golden age’ of flight

Nov 10, 2015 12:13pm

Tom Westfall says he could have set up his vintage aircraft restoration shop in several places nationwide. Van Buren County, he decided, was the best one.

Westfall owns TNW Aviation, LLC. He...

These artists hung more than 40 paintings at Ozark Health Medical Center; the public is invited to enjoy this free exhibit of local art. Shown here are (from left) Alison Shreck, Joyce Hartmann, Ellen Kelly, Joyce Hubbard, and Yun Kim. SUBMITTED PHOTO

‘Tis the Season’ art exhibit at Ozark Health

Nov 10, 2015 12:19pm

The North Central Arkansas Artist League has just hung a new exhibit of more than 40 original paintings and prints by 12 local area artists at Ozark Health Medical Center. Entitled “’Tis the...

Take a chance, give a gift, and settle down easy(ish)

Nov 10, 2015 12:17pm

Stopped by and saw Jeff Pistole not too long ago. (Pistole’s Gun and Pawn on the 65 business route, that Jeff Pistole.) He had flyers out for a raffle the Clinton Rotary Club has going on.


Police Beat

Nov 10, 2015 2:41pm

Among reports recently generated by local law enforcement.

• Vehicle fire

A deputy was called to investigate an apparently abandoned pickup truck at 12:30 a.m. Sunday off Highway 16...

Mason seeks Sup. Ct. seat

Nov 10, 2015 12:23pm

Clark Mason, a long-time Arkansas lawyer, today filed paperwork for the Position 5 seat of the Arkansas Supreme Court. Mason has over 30 years of experience representing small businesses, large...

Retired Teachers Ass’n meeting set for Tues.

Nov 10, 2015 12:17pm

The Van Buren County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Western Sizzlin’ in Clinton.

Guest speaker will be Paul House, a retired educator from...

Potluck rescheduled

Nov 10, 2015 12:17pm

We Love VBC Potluck/SurvivorFest on Nov. 14 has been rescheduled for February. More details to be announced. For information contact Jackie at 501-253-4716.

Republican Committee meeting set for Nov. 16

Nov 10, 2015 12:17pm

The Van Buren County Republican Committee will meet on Nov. 16 at Jack’s in Fairfield Bay

Come join us at 540 Dave Creek Parkway at 6 p.m. for dinner and 7 p.m. for the meeting. Our guest...

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