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Pastor Michael Battenfield addresses the audience last week during National Day of Prayer. Other preachers and speakers also took part in the May 7 event held at Morgan Park in downtown Clinton.

National Day of Prayer

May 18, 2015 2:05pm

Pastor Michael Battenfield addresses the audience last week during National Day of Prayer. Other preachers and speakers also took part in the May 7 event held at Morgan Park in downtown Clinton....

Class of 2015 tab in works

May 18, 2015 2:05pm

The Democrat’s annual salute to the Van Buren County Classes of 2015 will publish on June 3, 2015.

The tab includes photographs and information about the graduating seniors from Shirley,...

Task force appointments

May 18, 2015 2:05pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday named four people to the Arkansas Workforce Task Force to study and evaluate ways state agencies could increase employee retention, as directed by Act 1068 of 2015....

Neighborhood News

May 18, 2015 2:05pm

Shirley

By Thelma Murray

Visiting Lisa Hackett on Saturday were her mother, Viola Hurt, sister Pat Huggins, nephew Jeremy Huggins and his daughter Allissa, all from Cabot.

Joan...

Winners of the 2015 Van Buren County Fair Spring Pageant are (top row from left) Ms.Dogwood Jo Lockard, Miss Tulip Erin Holland, Miss Daffodil Taylor Holland, Miss Lily Sara Thomas, Ms.Cherry Blossom Heidi Kottke, Miss Butterfly Kylea Gibson, Miss Rainbow Brookie Zimmerman, Miss Daisy Addison Zimmerman, Little Miss Sunshine Keahton McGoveran.

Spring pageant queens

May 18, 2015 2:05pm

Winners of the 2015 Van Buren County Fair Spring Pageant are (top row from left) Ms.Dogwood Jo Lockard, Miss Tulip Erin Holland, Miss Daffodil Taylor Holland, Miss Lily Sara Thomas, Ms.Cherry...

Ed Wood presents South Side’s Distinguished Alumni award for 2015 to Judy and Charles Wood.

Woods named distinguished alumni

May 18, 2015 2:05pm

The South Side Alumni Association has chosen its distinguished alumni recipients for 2015.

Charles Wood graduated from South Side High School in 1961. He then attended A.S.T.C. (now known as...

Every construction project has some delays. Last week this bulldozer got stuck at the bottom of the steep sloped ditch in front of French Feed Store in Clinton. Another worker came to the rescue with his equipment and pulled the dozer free.

Stuck in the mud

May 18, 2015 2:05pm

Every construction project has some delays. Last week this bulldozer got stuck at the bottom of the steep sloped ditch in front of French Feed Store in Clinton. Another worker came to the rescue...

District Court

May 18, 2015 2:05pm

April 2, 2015

* Kenneth A. Thomasson, failure to pay fines, bond forfeited.

* Joshua P. Neal, speeding, failure to appear, bond forfeited.

* Kevin L. Kumbier, driving on...

Mayors proclaim heritage month

May 18, 2015 2:05pm

Fairfield Bay Mayor Paul C. Wellenberger and Shirley Mayor Johnny K. Sowell are among 118 officials in 62 counties who have declared May as Historic Preservation Month and Arkansas Heritage Month...

Arkansas Forestry Ranger Andy Shaver presents a $2,500 Firewise grant check to the Highway 110 Old Lexington Volunteer Fire Department. The department worked to wildfire hazard assessments and develop a plan to address safety concerns.

Firewise funds

May 18, 2015 2:05pm

Arkansas Forestry Ranger Andy Shaver presents a $2,500 Firewise grant check to the Highway 110 Old Lexington Volunteer Fire Department. The department worked to wildfire hazard assessments and...

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