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From animal issues to child support, divorces in farm and ranch families present unique challenges that can have a significant impact on agricultural operations. To address some of these unique challenges, the National Agricultural Law Center has published a fact sheet series discussing fami…

Carol Jean DeBusk, age 83, of Clinton, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in Harrison, Arkansas. She was born December 6, 1935, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Milton Anthony and Ruby Mae (Mayo) DeBusk. Her departure has left an absence for those who knew her. Her mem…

We just made it through another Thanksgiving and survived Black Friday. I love the quote I saw this week that has a picture of Jesus on the cross as darkness fell and the caption reads, “Only one Black Friday offers eternal savings.” What a reminder that we have eternal life through Jesus Ch…

“Each family is a treasure. You start your life out with the family you are given. With time you add the family you’ve chosen,” Unknown.

Dear Athletic Support: My daughter just wrapped up her eighth-grade volleyball season. She’s been playing since fourth grade and has always been one of the better players. That wasn’t the case this year. This year she barely even got to play. Honestly, I can’t blame the coach for keeping her…

Well! Another Thanksgiving when I promised myself that I would not over eat. Well enough of that I am still stuffed. I hope everyone had a great day and remembered how much we have to be thankful for.

Lorene Crawford James, 85, of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019. She was born December 15, 1933 in Morganton, Arkansas to the late John Wesley Crawford and Atheline Payne. Lorene was a member of Choctaw Church of Christ and a homemaker; she loved cooking, gardening and her gr…

Editor’s note: The Van Buren County Democrat, with The Log Cabin Democrat, is taking a deeper look at the juvenile court system, its successes with the risk assessment tool now mandated across the state through Act 152 and other related juvenile justice reform topics. This story is part of a…

Thursday is the beginning of the The Geminid meteor shower. For best views observe after the waxing gibbous moon sets and before twilight.

LAKE VILLAGE, Ark. — A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources (NYSE: NEE) and Entergy Arkansas (NYSE: ETR) today announced the start of construction of Arkansas’ largest universal, utility-scale solar energy project – the Chicot Solar Energy Center.

A proposal to extend the county sales tax for 20 years, first presented to the Quorum Court at its regular meeting earlier this month, demonstrates a go-forward plan for county emergency services.

Taco Bell has been serving Clinton and the surrounding area a wide variety of Tex-Mex dishes for the past 27 years. Built in 1992, Taco Bell quickly became a go to for a quick meal with plenty of flavor at a reasonable price. While Taco Bell has been open here locally for over two decades it…

Typically when a bill is passed in the state legislature, if it does not have an emergency clause, it will take effect 90 days after we adjourn. But there are occasions when a specific date is written into the bill. This year, we passed several bills that will take effect January 1, 2020. Th…

CAMDEN — The Clinton Yellowjacket senior class of 2020 gathered for one last photo after the final horn sounded. Weston Amos commented that it seemed like yesterday that they were just sophomores taking the same picture. What these seniors accomplished the past three years has been nothing s…

In 1621 a group of people celebrated a harvest festival. They gave thanks, shared a meal and spent time with one another. The first Thanksgiving celebration was actually a three-day event. Today Thanksgiving is a one day event that we spend days preparing for.

Dear Athletic Support: My son just recently completed his senior football season. I was excited about attending the post-season awards banquet, but I just got word there won’t be a banquet this year. What’s up with that! My son (and I) are very disappointed. He’s worked hard to try and earn …

Thursday the young crescent moon pairs with Venus and Jupiter for one hour after sunset. Look low in the southwest.

Georgia Maxine Walker, 87, of Shirley, Arkansas was born on September 11, 1932 in Marvell, Arkansas to the late William H. and Mary Lee (Long) Leach and went to be with her Lord on November 16, 2019 at her home. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist near Shirley, Arkansas and was a cha…

The Army Corps of Engineers, Greers Ferry Lake Project Office advises landowners adjacent to public lands on Greers Ferry Lake that contract maintenance crews will be conducting boundary line maintenance along a 92-mile section of government boundary.

Thanksgiving is really here and everyone is planing their dinner and looking forward to all of the company and visits.

Clinton High School once again hosted the First Service Bank Classic at Yellowjacket Arena. This years classic included a very strong field of teams including recent state champion girls teams Melbourne, Nemo Vista, Quitman, and Valley Springs. The boys field included former state champions …

Clinton City Council member Gayla Bradley was one of the recent graduates of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s leadership program, LeadAR, in Little Rock at a Nov. 15 event.

First Security Bank has been serving Clinton and the surrounding area since 2004 and only in Arkansas for 86 years. They were chartered in 1932 in Searcy under the name of Security Bank. They would operate under this name until 1966 when the name was officially changed to First Security Bank…

A Private Pesticide Applicator Training for Van Buren County conducted by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Van Buren County Extension office will be held on 6 p.m. Monday Dec. 2 in Clinton at Petit Jean Electric Cooperative. Please be on time for the meeting. This two hour …

Brian Royal, 62, of Fairfield Bay, AR, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport, IA.

Do you remember the story Jesus told of the Pharisee and the tax-collector. The Pharisee was grateful indeed, he was but for the wrong reason. Do you remember his words that made him an example of how not to be: “I thank Thee that I am not like other men - extortioners, unjust, adulterers, o…

I know, I know, holiday issue and this should be a column about memories of holidays past and joys for the present and all but I got something I really want to share.

Sorry I was so busy last week that I did not even realize I did not send any news to the paper until Monday night. I do not have much tonight but I will try to do better next week.

Wednesday, the Bookmobile visits Tilly at 10:30 a.m.and Zion Hill at 11:30 a.m.

Christmas was a reoccurring topic at the recent Clinton City Council meeting, held Nov. 14. A planned increase in the A&P tax also received its first reading.

Dear Athletic Support: My son’s high school football coach just instated a new rule regarding cellphones; he banned them completely from the field house!

Arkansas weather is up to its old tricks again. Is it Fall ... Is it Winter (more accurately will it be fair or will it be frigidly COLD)? You might not have seen this on the Weather Channel so let me share with you the latest forecast for Thanksgiving Day.

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