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Notes on the passing scene

Jun 23, 2016 10:43am

It is with no small joy we see the City Council and Mayor in discussion about money and the Clinton water supply. It’s painful, bringing up funding, especially in this era of scorched-earth...

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Scrap metal thieves do ‘untold damage’

May 17, 2016 6:00am

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what could be the county’s largest scrap metal theft.

It happened just west of Clinton, at the wastewater treatment facility that used...

Rotary Club gives $28,000 in scholarships

May 10, 2016 6:00am

The Clinton Rotary Club’s Scholarship Committee, of which this Editor is a member, has met over the past few weeks to pick the 28 students who each get a $1,000 scholarship.

Each of the...

‘Puppy dumping’ will result in charges

May 10, 2016 6:00am

Whoever “dumped” seven puppies at the county’s Animal Control Shelter on Sunday will be held accountable, local authorities say.

Reta Tharp, Van Buren County’s Animal Control Director, said...

We float the Archey Fork

May 02, 2016 9:57pm

The Van Buren County Democrat joined Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce President Jason Hayes on Thursday for a nine-mile float of the Archey Fork.

The chamber has been working to promote...

Man who fled deputies believed drowned in Little Red River

Apr 12, 2016 6:01am

A man tracked by a search dog to the edge of the Little Red River after a police chase on the first day of the month apparently drowned there.

A body believed to be that of Dustin Allen Lee...

Area students learn importance of child car seats

Apr 12, 2016 6:01am

Students in the Child Development/Parenting Classes at area high schools (Clinton, South Side, and Shirley) heard a guest lecturer, Charles Maxwell, of Children’s Hospital last week on child car...

Community Calendar

Apr 12, 2016 6:01am

April 12th The Clinton Extension Homemakers Club will host a public meeting @ 6:00 PM.: The meeting will be held at The Dirty Farmers Community Market, located at 364 Main street in Clinton. Debra...

Unoccupied Choctaw motel property partially destroyed by fire

Apr 12, 2016 6:00am

Firefighters with several department responded to a fire at the old motel property on Crooked Lane near the Choctaw Mariana on Monday morning, saving one two-story structure there from damage. The...

Student charged with terroristic threatening

Apr 12, 2016 6:00am

A Clinton High School student has been charged with felony terroristic threatening.

According to information filed in Van Buren County Circuit Court, High School Principal Frank McMurry...

Small wonders

Apr 12, 2016 6:01am

If you look a little closer, even the smallest of Ozark Mountain streams reveals the abundance and diversity of local wildlife. In this photo, which encompasses just a few square inches in a...

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