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Sandy and Rick Thomas are the Van Buren County Farm Family of the Year for 2015. Read all about them and their businesses in next week’s Democrat.

2015 Van Buren County Farm Family

Jul 23, 2015 11:16pm

Sandy and Rick Thomas are the Van Buren County Farm Family of the Year for 2015. Read all about them and their businesses in next week’s Democrat.

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Farm project

Jun 04, 2015 4:50pm

Kristy Eastridge’s elementary students visited with Clinton High School EAST students for a lesson in raising poultry. The project, funded with a Beyond the Bell Grant, enabled students to design...

Shirley Star students

Jun 04, 2015 4:49pm

These Shirley Elementary students were recognized for the fourth nine weeks of school as Star Students of their class. They earned this by exhibiting respectable character and a positive work...

The students with the Best Average for the 2014-15 school year were (from left) Ian Keith (99.1%), AnnaBelle Reece (99.1%), Ashlyn Breedlove (99%), Zac Alexander (99%), and Christian Sadlowski (99%).

Accelerated Reading awards

Jun 04, 2015 4:49pm

The students with the Best Average for the 2014-15 school year were (from left) Ian Keith (99.1%), AnnaBelle Reece (99.1%), Ashlyn Breedlove (99%), Zac Alexander (99%), and Christian Sadlowski (99...

June 13 declared Literacy Day

Jun 04, 2015 4:48pm

In honor of the Van Buren County Literacy Council’s 25th anniversary, County Judge Roger Hooper signs a proclamation declaring Saturday, June 13, 2015, Literacy Day in Van Buren County. The...

Photos by Mary Brummett

Opinion: Make a difference, save a dog

Jun 04, 2015 4:47pm

Bless the beasts and the children / For in this world they have no voice / They have no choice *

The Van Buren County Animal Control Board has spoken: The shelter shall have no more than 40...

With the trophy are (from right) Debbie and Brian Tatum, Richard Gawenis, Jason Gates, Brooks Strickland and Jason Underwood. Article, 2A The Van Buren County Rescue Squad attended the 12th Annual Arkansas Boat School and came home with the Best Large Boat trophy. They competed with other rescue groups from across Arkansas and surrounding states.

Kayakers rescued from Little Red River

Jun 04, 2015 4:46pm

An afternoon of kayaking on the south fork of the Little Red River turned into an evening of adventure for 10 kayakers on Memorial Day. The group got caught in the squall line of storms that hit...

The traveling memorial will be on display during this weekend’s Shirley Homecoming.

Fallen soldiers memorial to travel to Shirley

Jun 04, 2015 4:23pm

A grieving father’s memorial to his son and other fallen soldiers will be on display this weekend at Shirley’s annual Homecoming.

The Arkansas Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial was founded in...

Ron’s Chicken Soup

Jun 04, 2015 4:23pm

Why do we eat what we eat? And why do we crave certain types of food? And why do we have these urges at certain times and not others? If we knew the answers to these questions, maybe we could lose...

Drain standing water, Health Department urges

Jun 04, 2015 4:23pm

The large amounts of rainfall that Van Buren County has experienced in recent weeks means more breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Any standing water, such as water found in flower pot trays, gutters...

Family reunion

Jun 04, 2015 4:23pm

The descendants of the late James J. And Francis Ward of Shirley will be having their annual Ward reunion beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 14, in the pavilion at the Human Development Center in...

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