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There are many stages in the process of convicting criminals and sentencing them to prison. Senate Bill 2, the “Truth in Sentencing and Parole Reform Act of 2023,” will change many of them.

Body Beit Yeshuat Aish Tamid Messianic Synagogue of Quitman will host a Holocaust Remembrance Event at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 to be held at the Van Buren County Public Library. The public is invited to attend.

The Division of Arkansas Heritage will present 2022 Small Museum Grants to recipients on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. at the division’s headquarters, located at 1100 North St. in Little Rock.

After the Arctic blast in December, January temperatures moderated enough I was able to move my potted greens back outside for some extra sunshine and growth. But all my usual outdoor winter garden choices expired when temperatures dropped below zero. While their top growth died back also, m…

Now available are applications for the Iris DeRow Memorial Scholarship, for a deserving graduating senior. For info see a member of ACRDC, or call 501-745-5278.

DeLane Story has company this week. Her son, David of Rocky Mount, Virginia, came for a week long visit. I know she was glad that he came.

Thirty senior citizens met at the Shirley Community Center on Thursday and had lunch together.

The Van Buren County Special School was established in 1974 by a group of concerned citizens who saw a need for special education services to help enrich the lives of the disabled citizens of Van Buren County. The center was formed in Shirley Arkansas with the use of funding opportunities pr…

I always enjoyed listening to my daddy and my uncles get together and share their stories. One time I heard them talking about rabbit dogs treeing rabbits in hollow logs and hollow trees.

Opal Mae Hardin Coffman, age 96 of Marshall, Arkansas, passed peacefully from this life and was reunited with her loving husband, Albert Ross Coffman, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Highland Court in Marshall, Arkansas. She was born in Booster, Arkansas, on July 17, 1926, to John Henry Hardi…

Betty Elaine “Peanut” Grimes, 66, of Clinton, Arkansas, passed away on Jan. 20, 2023, with her family by her side. She was born Dec. 5, 1956, to the late Doyle Kirkendoll and Betty Bramlett in Clinton, Arkansas.

James Alfred Harness, 88, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. He was born on Feb. 13, 1934, to the late Barton Monroe and Ethel (Huggins) Harness.

The Clinton Yellowjackets ended the first half of the conference schedule with a win over Little Rock Hall on Tuesday at Yellowjacket Arena but began the second half of the round robin schedule with a road loss to Pulaski Robinson on Friday. In the Hall game the Jackets jumped out to first q…

The Clinton Lady Yellowjackets have seemed to have hit their stride as the basketball calendar moves into late January. The Lady Jackets handily defeated Little Rock Hall 63-28 and Pulaski Robinson 68-22 to run their winning streak to 7 games. The last loss for Clinton was back on December 2…

Mary McKay, 73, of Maumelle, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022.

No. 15 Arkansas saw a 10-point lead disappear and Vanderbilt score 63 second-half points to top the Hogs 85-78 on Saturday in Nashville's Memorial Gymnasium.

FAYETTEVILLE — Sunday was a good day for Sam Pittman and his staff as they landed one of the top wide receivers in the transfer portal as well in addition to keeping the top in-state player in the fold.

ServSafe has been the industry standard since 1919 in training millions of people how to receive, store, prepare, and serve food safely. Through the Cooperative Extension Service, we offer training and certifications for the ServSafe Food Handler, ServSafe Manager, and ServSafe Instructor &a…

During the cooler months in Arkansas, there are many opportunities for outdoor fun, such as hunting, camping and riding all-terrain vehicles. While enjoying these activities in the Natural State, it’s important to follow safety guidelines to avoid accidents and injuries.

Clinton and Heber Springs meet on the gridiron each year in the most anticipated football game of the season for the two communities but on Friday night the two schools met on the basketball floor. The games were the first regular season competition for the two schools since 2019 and it took…

The Cleburne County Quorum Court passed a binding resolution making it a “paper ballot” county, meaning future elections would be administered with hand marked paper ballots that are hand counted.

Elishia Duncan of Clinton has earned the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC), which is awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), Inc.

The All Kids Bike Kindergarten Learn-to-Ride program is a 24-fleet of bikes, pedal conversion kits, helmets, one teacher instruction bike and certified curriculum teacher training, which is everything needed to teach kids how to progress from balance to riding a bike in eight lessons at Sout…

Jimmy and I attended the basketball games at Shirley on Tuesday night the senior girls lost to Rural Special 45 to 55. The senior boys won their game 53 to 37. We enjoyed being there.

Marva and R G Ward attended a birthday party for their great grandson, Parker Foster. His grandparents, Sindee and David Morse, had a taco supper for him.

I wonder how much damage the weed and tree poison is doing to us and has done to us and our environment. We are exposed to it in public and private use, sometimes we know it and sometimes we don’t.

Hazel Jeanne Buckman Hice, 78, of Bee Branch, Arkansas, was born on Dec. 7, 1944, to the late Joseph Paul and Edna Buckman on Island 34 in Lauderdale County, Tennessee. She passed from this life on Jan. 9, 2023, at her home in Bee Branch. Although she was small in stature, Hazel was an extre…

Opal Mae Hardin Coffman, age 96 of Marshall, Arkansas, passed peacefully from this life and was reunited with her loving husband, Albert Ross Coffman on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Highland Court in Marshall, Arkansas. She was born in Booster, Arkansas, on July 17, 1926, to John Henry Hardin…

Ester Marie Boone, surrounded by her loving family, went to meet her lord and savior on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Marie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton, Arkansas. She contributed to the many family businesses and was a devoted mother and homemaker.

Lillous Irene Israel, 101, of Cleveland, Arkansas, was born on Dec. 12, 1921, in Alread, Arkansas, to the late Yearb and Georga (Reed) Bruce and passed from this life on Jan. 8, 2023, at her home.

Wilson Ray Eubanks, 87, of Clinton, Arkansas, departed from this world on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. He was born Feb. 4, 1935, in Lawton, Oklahoma, to the late Woodrow Eubanks and Murvelee Bowling-Bradley. Ray was a hardworking man and a carpenter by trade for many years; he also enjoyed attendin…

Shelter Insurance has been serving Clinton and the surrounding area for over thirty years under the direction of Jim Gilliam and decades before under AC Caldwell. Mr. Gilliam took over for Mr. Caldwell in 1987 when the insurance office was still located downtown in the corner building curren…

Van Gogh once said: “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

The 2023 legislative session got off to a smooth start. The full Senate confirmed the governor’s secretarial nominations, and Senate committees got their initial organizational meetings out of the way.

Victoria and Landon welcomed a baby girl at 1:42 p.m. Jan. 1 at White River Medical Center, the first baby born there in 2023.