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This Week in Van Buren County History

Feb 02, 2016 6:00am

100 years ago this week:

The staff of the Van Buren County Democrat had a bad week leading up to the Feb. 4, 1916, edition; So bad, in fact, that the only local content was an apology:

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Guided by Robots

Dec 01, 2015 2:10pm

Thanks and Giving

Nov 24, 2015 2:47pm

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A jumble of cookies to remember

Mar 26, 2015 9:42pm

In the Broadway musical version of the Addams Family, Grandma tells a crestfallen Pugsley, “That’s life, kid. You lose the thing you love.” I saw this musical several years ago. For all the show’s...

Mailbag

Mar 19, 2015 11:03pm

Dear Editor:

I have corresponded for a few years with one of my dad’s WWII Army friends, so, of course, I shared with him what happened concerning the remains of Korean War veteran Cpl. C.G...

From ashes to prosperity …

Mar 12, 2015 11:13pm

In 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius near modern Naples, Italy, erupted, burying the city of Pompeii in a thick blanket of volcanic ash. As one witness to the calamity wrote, the dust “poured across the land...

Mailbag

Mar 12, 2015 11:13pm

Dear Editor:

There are a couple of expressions of yesteryear that I find fitting for this letter of compliment. “Grandpa is old but he is slow” would fit my timing as an editorialist. “...

Letters to Editor

Mar 05, 2015 3:27pm

Dear Editor:

At the February meeting of the Shirley City Council, the mayor opened the conversation of filling a vacancy on the council left by Paul Compton. He continued, by saying that he...

Mailbag

Feb 26, 2015 6:11pm

Dear Editor:

The welcome home given by Van Buren County to Corporal C.G. Bolden the other day was not for him alone; in a larger sense it stood for all those who served in WWII, Korea,...

Letter to the Editor

Feb 19, 2015 3:07pm

Dear Editor:

I am not a resident nor a voter in the incorporated town of Shirley, Arkansas. However, I have been asked to address an issue that some residents of the community find troubling...

Mailbag

Feb 06, 2015 1:01pm

Dear Editor:

I am a descendant of Thomas Jefferson Williams (my great-great-grandfather) and the daughter of Sigle Williams of Woolverton Mountain near Center Ridge, Arkansas. I would like...

Mailbag

Jan 15, 2015 5:17pm

Dear Editor:

This is the recounting of a recent incident of road rage involving a visitor to Clinton that left me feeling very embarrassed and ashamed.

It happened early afternoon Dec...

Other Voices When might defeats right

Jan 15, 2015 5:17pm

Last week Islamic terrorists with historic ties to al-Qaeda stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French newspaper. In the ensuing melee 12 people were murdered.

This is not the...

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