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County Judge Roger Hooper borrows the back of Farm Bureau Federation Board President Terry Rushing as he procaims Feb. 1 Farm Bureau Week.

Feb. 1 is start of Farm Bureau week

Jan 22, 2015 12:40pm

Van Buren County Judge Roger Hooper recently signed a proclamation making the week of Feb. 1 Farm Bureau Week acknowledging the importance of agriculture and farming to the county.


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Gas and Oil’s Bengal to keep job

Jan 08, 2015 12:19pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson said last week he will retain Lawrence Bengal as director of the state Oil and Gas Commission.

Bengal, of Little Rock, has been director of the Oil and Gas...

2014 brought county good news and bad

Dec 31, 2014 3:16pm

As always, Van Buren County experienced its share of news throughout the year.

A few of those stories stand out from the routine.

At the top of that list is Operation Ice Storm, an 18-...

Report: State ranks last in handling infectious disease outbreaks

Dec 31, 2014 3:16pm

WASHINGTON — Arkansas ranked last in the nation for its ability to handle outbreaks of severe infectious diseases, according to a report released last week by a nonprofit health advocacy group....

A recent foggy morning on the water

Fog over the water

Dec 31, 2014 3:16pm

A recent foggy morning on the water

November sales tax revenue report

Dec 31, 2014 3:16pm

Clinton received $66,937 in revenue from its 1 percent sales tax, collected in November and reported in December. That figure is down from $80,408 a year ago.

Shirley received $2,471 from...

House Call

Dec 31, 2014 3:16pm

Q: My eyes have been dry and irritated. Can that be related to an antihistamine I’m taking?

A: There could be a connection between the antihistamines and your dry eye problems. Dry eye...

Senate President Pro Tem Jonathan Dismang, R-Beebe, is co-sponsoring The Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2105. (Arkansas News Bureau file photo)

Tax cuts, scholarships may be considered by Legislature

Dec 31, 2014 3:15pm

Measures to cut state income taxes, change the way lottery scholarships are awarded and give legislators rule-making authority over state courts are among the bills Arkansas legislators have filed...

63 years later, soldier’s remains coming home

Dec 31, 2014 3:15pm

More than 60 years after leaving Clinton for the Korean War, U.S. Army Cpl. C.G. Bolden is finally coming home to rest in peace.

U.S. Sen. John Boozman’s office confirmed last week that an...

Jan. 29 is deadline for SBA disaster loans

Dec 31, 2014 3:15pm

Jan. 29, 2015, is the deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred on April 27, 2014.


Lottery panel OKs extending vendor contract

Dec 31, 2014 3:15pm

The state Lottery Commission voted Monday to approve a three-year extension of the lottery’s contract with vendor Intralot in exchange for a fee reduction.

In 2009, the lottery entered into...

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