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Ron’s Chicken Soup

Jul 29, 2015 6:01am

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that entertainment media (including TV) be avoided for infants and children under age 2. They have stated, “Studies...

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21 graduate from GED program

Jul 23, 2015 11:13pm

GED Graduation 2015 was held on May 7, 2015, at the Clinton High School cafeteria. North Central Adult Education graduated 21 students who earned an Arkansas High School Credential. This...

The Nichols family (from left) son Greg, daughter Tammy, baby Steve, parents Freeda and Darrel, and (front) daughter Tracy.

A Family Bivouac

Jul 23, 2015 11:13pm

Editor’s Note: The Van Buren County Democrat is pleased to present the works of local author Freeda Baker Nichols as a new bi-monthly feature.

It is a hot summer day, and a bright Michigan...

Cemetery donations

Jul 23, 2015 11:13pm

The following people recently made donations to Pine Mountain Cemetery: Linda French in memory of Wendell Ward, George and Sandra Odom, Carl and Ruth Thomason, Carlton and Geraldine Leslie,...

Quorum Court declares vacancy in District 9

Jul 23, 2015 11:12pm

The Van Buren County Quorum Court passed a resolution at its meeting last week declaring a vacancy on the court due to the death of Robert “Bogie” Bramlett.

The move opens the position to...

Railroad workers in Shirley gather around the depot. Identifications are not known for any of the workers. (Photo from Van Buren County, AR: Thanks for the Memories Facebook page)

From the past

Jul 23, 2015 11:12pm

10 Years Ago

Members of the Clinton City Council were to meet early this week with the Water and Sewer Commission to go over a sewer rate increase.

According to system manager Rocky...

Fire claims lives of elderly couple

Jul 23, 2015 11:12pm

An elderly couple died early Sunday in a fire at their home on Boar Road in Clinton.

Bonnie Cutright, 74, and John Green, 81, were found dead when firefighters arrived shortly before 6 a.m....

Woman gets 36 months in battery case

Jul 23, 2015 11:11pm

A woman charged with battery after running over an individual in June 2014 has been sentenced to prison.

Alanna Drew, 37, pleaded no contest in Van Buren County Circuit Court on Monday. She...

Junior Cloggers dance in Branson

Jul 16, 2015 2:30pm

The Junior Red River Cloggers from the Judi King School of Dance in Clinton and Heber Springs, Arkansas, entertained audiences during a 30 minute pre-show performance at the Mickey Gilley Theater...

Neighborhood News

Jul 16, 2015 2:30pm


The sixth annual Crabtree Community Reunion Potluck is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at in the Foursquare Church fellowship hall. If you have ever lived in this...

Parole board adopts policy changes aimed at reducing crowding

Jul 16, 2015 2:30pm

The state Parole Board voted in a special meeting Monday to adopt policy changes including new deadlines for parole revocation hearings and greater use of alternative sentencing.

Under the...

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