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Each of us make any number of decisions, every day. The list of categories of those daily decisions is almost endless. And in reality, any of those decisions have the ability to change your life, and other’s lives, in dramatic ways. One wrong decision can end a marriage, career, academic pur…

Two hundred and forty-four years ago representatives from each of the thirteen colonies gathered at the Pennslyvania Statehouse and signed the document that declared the American colonies independent from the tyrannical rule of the British Government. The second sentence of this timeless doc…

The state will hire 350 more contact tracers to help control the spread of the coronavirus. After the funding is allocated to pay them, it will bring the state’s total to 900.

Dear Athletic Support: My son’s summer football workouts are back in full swing. With the days getting hotter (not to mention having so many weeks off due to COVID) he’s really feeling the impact of the weight room. He can barely walk! As a single mother, I’m not up to date on strength and c…

The monthly Volunteer Fire Department meeting, normally held the first Thursday at 7 p.m., is cancelled. For info call 253-5071.

It seems strange that half of the year is already gone. We just have to go slow and not get in a hurry to return to our world as we knew it. With all of the talk of all the new cases of the virus it would be easy to be careless and be the cause of helping it spread. We must take precautions …

Terry Lynn Lee, age 60, of Greers Ferry, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord June 26, 2020, doing what he loved, logging. Terry was born in Clinton, Arkansas, June 10, 1960, to Lonnie and Neda Lee. He spent his life logging. Terry was many things: a logger, a hunter, but mostly he was a famil…

CLINTON — Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office K9 Endy has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Endy’s vest was embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Gabo, Jonesboro, AR EOW 1/16/20.”

CLINTON — A light out and fast talk resulted in charges against a Utah man after a traffic stop on Highway 65.

First Service Bank, located at 486 Highway 65 North Clinton, has been serving this area for the past 21 years but carries a tradition of providing first-class service since the sixties. First Service started as First Community Bank of South East Arkansas. Still, due to expansion and covering…

July 3 & 4 Fairfield Bay Independence Day Celebration: The fun starts in the afternoon of July 3rd with the ZAC DUNLAP BAND performing on our lake stage from 6PM up to the fireworks display, which starts at dusk. To finish off the weekend in GRAND fashion, On the 4th THE SHOT GUN BILLYS …

HOT SPRINGS – There was no “blast off” of boats or large crowd to watch the weigh-in at this year’s Commissioners’ Cup youth bass tournament, presented by Xpress Boats, but the fishing fever was no less evident in the ranks of high school and junior high anglers fishing across the state Satu…

SARATOGA — Thanks to some quick thinking and a little groundwork, several bundles of PVC pipe will now play a helpful role in fishing instead of wasting away in a landfill in southwest Arkansas. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries biologists recently added several large fish habitat …

Arkansas recorded a fourth straight day of declined cases, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday in his regular COVID-19 press briefing. The state reported 439 new cases of COVID-19 since Sunday for a cumulative total of 20,257. Of the new cases, 418 were in the community.

LITTLE ROCK – As Arkansas began Phase Two of its gradual reopening of businesses and social activities, the governor issued three executive orders related to the coronavirus outbreak.

I type this as someone who goes to a lot of meetings, generally government meetings. (I type this as someone who has no complaints about the meeting-attendance part of his job.)

June 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free COVID-19 Testing: Boston Mountain Rural Health will be offering free COVID-19 testing every Monday for six weeks. A drive-thru testing site will be set up at the old Walmart parking lot on Hwy 65. This service is provided at no cost to anyone and they are also p…

Arkansas Mountain Real Estate has been serving Clinton and the surrounding area for the past 50 years. Phillip Jones started the firm in 1967 shortly after the construction of Greers Ferry Dam and resulting lake. With the newly built lake and the real-estate boom that shortly followed Mr. Jo…

Naija Laquita Adams, 79, of Clinton was born June 28, 1940 to the late Thomas and Murdeen (Williams) Collins in Shirley, Arkansas and passed from this life on June 13, 2020 in Clinton. She was a production control manager in the communications industry for over twenty years.

Burchard Earl Felton, 41, was born on February 17, 1979 to Larry Dale Felton and Teresa (Postell) Emmons and passed from this life on June 11, 2020 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

As we celebrate Father’s Day and remember all of our earthly Fathers that have impacted our lives so much, please remember your Heavenly Father who is a father to the fatherless. Today we will look at three stories in the Bible and see how we can move forward as Fathers during this difficult…

Like many of you, my new year started out with ambitions, goals, and a list of achievements that I wanted to accomplish. Three months into the year those lists were sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the last few months, I have navigated the challenges of working remotely and adjusti…

Independence Day is almost here?! I’ve had several friends ask if we could have a do over for this year. Do you agree? And where exactly did the time go? Crazy, scary, unpredictable, lonely, sad, confusing, just a few adjectives I could think of off the top of my head. Now it’s time to celeb…

‘Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard M. Baruch

The Farmers’ Almanac says this week and next are good days for cutting firewood.

LITTLE ROCK—A man and woman from Colorado have been charged with possession of a stolen postal key and theft of mail, some of which contained a tax return check and a federal stimulus check intended for financial relief during the Covid-19 pandemic. David Alan Gilmore, 31, and Kathleen Lucil…

Clinton Family and Consumer Science teacher Valerie Trawick-Lawson has been awarded Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom teacher of the year for Van Buren County.

CLINTON — The Van Buren County Quorum Court passed an ordinance for a vote on a county half-cent sales tax vote during the Nov. 3 general election. The ordinance passage was part of the business conducted at its regular June 18 meeting.

The Clinton Yellowjacket boys’ basketball team had another successful season in 2019-2020. Coach Cole Gardner’s Yellowjackets finished the season with 21 wins and another trip to the regional and state tournaments. In addition to the team’s accomplishments two players also picked up post sea…

Dear Athletic Support: My daughter had her first softball tournament of the summer last weekend. It felt so good to be back out on the field, but things were definitely different. I don’t know if it was the masks all the girls were wearing or what, but my daughter just didn’t seem as sharp a…

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Fifteen-year-old Liam Daughtery joined the Boy Scouts of America program when he was 6 years old. Last week, the Conway teen officially achieved an Eagle Scout rank.

CLINTON — Clinton City Council heard a report on animal shelter operations, as well as attending to first reading on ordinances regarding water rates and street work bonds at its June monthly meeting, held Thursday.

I was cleaning out the car the other day and came across some notes from a March 22 event. I’d spoken at a church service there at the Wrightsville Prison and they were my sermon notes. The sermon was about not being fearful, which was a common public topic at the time. The previous Monday, …