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The state legislature adjourned last week after two weeks of debate about the redistricting process. Arkansas has four congressional districts with each district representing approximately 700,000 people. Every 10 years, following the census, these maps are redrawn to account for population …

The Hart Center in Fairfield Bay is hosting a Costume Walk and Trunk-or-Treat to benefit The CALL in Van Buren County 3-6 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 16, with the walk beginning at 4:30 p.m. at The Hart Center, 134 Hillview Drive, Fairfield Bay.

Indications of a stubborn and ongoing COVID-19 infection rate in the county, even as numbers dropped elsewhere in the state, have begun to fall in Van Buren County, with a significant decline in the past seven days. In addition, Ozark Health reports a case lowering.

Wanda Coleman, 79, of Scotland, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord, October 7, 2021. She was born June 11, 1942, in Merced, California, to the late Garner and Lorine Ward.

This next week there will be a change in the Gospel Singing at the Scotland Baptist Church. It usually is held on the third Friday of each month. This month it (ONLY) it will be held on the the 3rd SATURDAY night, Oct. 16. This will be a good beginning for their REVIVAL, Oct. 17-20. Service …

Thursday, before first light, the Orionids meteor shower peaks with up to 21 per hour. Best hours will be 3:30 a.m. – 5 a.m. Although diminishing, the shower continues through the 30th. Look to the east.

The family still gets together on Sunday afternoons for a Zoom call. It was a habit we began at the start of the pandemic and we’ve kept up with it.

This Saturday, noon - 6 p.m. Oct. 16, in Archey Fork Park, Music for the Soul, a Christian music and talent contest, returns. Grab a lawn chair and have a seat, or listen from your car on 88.7 FM.

Friday night marked the 81st homecoming in Clinton High School history and quite possibly one of the most memorable ones as well. Clinton playing league leading and unbeaten Little Rock Mills rallied from a 14-point deficit late in the second quarter to win 38-28. The Yellowjackets playing w…

Lots going on Oct. 9 weekend in Van Buren County. We managed to get on-hand to grab a few pictures, visit with friends and otherwise enjoy a lovely fall weekend.

Dear Athletic Support: My daughter plays high school basketball. She came home after practice yesterday pretty upset. Apparently, her coach told the team that she will sub them out if they make a “bad face” after a mistake. I’m not really sure what this means. I didn’t press the issue becaus…

In an extension of this year’s regular session the legislature drew new boundaries for the four Congressional districts in Arkansas, and approved exemptions for workers at companies that require staff to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

Huddle house of Clinton has been providing excellent services and an extensive menu at an affordable price for the past 24 years. Established in January of 1997 by John and Sonny Hargis the Huddle House prides itself on not only providing great service but they take it a step further by crea…

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge stood with local law enforcement and leaders from cities and counties throughout Arkansas to announce the signed Arkansas Opioids Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The agreement clarifies the allocation and use of $216 million in the national settle…

The family was asleep in their home which was heated by a wall heater. Ronnie roused when he heard a crackling sound. The dog is scratching in the trash, he thinks. He’ll take care of that at getting up time. Wait! The dog begins barking and he gets up to check things out. The house is burni…

LITTLE ROCK — Net available revenue collection in September totaled $690.5 million, an increase of $98.5 million over September 2020 and $162.7 million above the state forecast, according to the September revenue report the Department of Finance and Administration released Monday. The increa…

Van Buren County COVID-19 numbers remain relatively steady, in contrast to the state-wide overall downturn in infections taking place, although the hospital reports some decline in activity related to the disease. As winter, and with it flu season, approaches, additional cautions are given.

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico’s Democratic governor is seeking legislation to help jump-start hydrogen production from natural gas in her state, a process that generates harmful greenhouse gases but could one day be harnessed to provide environmental benefits.

The massive global outage that plunged Facebook, its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms and many people who rely heavily on these services — including Facebook's own workforce — into chaos Monday is gradually dissipating.

A Drug Enforcement Administration special agent was killed Monday when a passenger, who also died, opened fire as officers were doing a routine inspection for illegal contraband on an Amtrak train in Tucson, Arizona, authorities said. A second agent and a Tucson police officer were wounded.

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump now has a Dec. 23 deadline to undergo questioning in a former "Apprentice" contestant's defamation lawsuit over what he said in denying her sexual assault allegations, a court said Monday.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Oil prices jumped Monday after OPEC and allied oil producing countries stayed with their gradual approach to restoring output slashed during the pandemic, agreeing to add only 400,000 barrels per day in November.

Thursday, the Volunteer Fire Department meets at 7 p.m. For more info call 253-5071.

Visiting with Josh and Heather with Buffalo River Barns & Trailers it is easy to see why so many customers use them to purchase their portable buildings and trailers. From their knowledge of their products and how to use that knowledge to best serve their clients to Josh’s position as re…

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Refugee admissions to the United States fell to a record low during the 2021 budget year, despite President Joe Biden's pledge to reverse the sharp cuts made by the Trump administration, according to figures obtained by The Associated Press.

STOCKHOLM — Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch, revelations that could lead to new ways of treating pain or even heart disease.

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday reversed a ban on abortion referrals by family planning clinics, lifting a Trump-era restriction as political and legal battles over abortion grow sharper from Texas to the U.S. Supreme Court.

WASHINGTON — With just weeks remaining before federal workers must be vaccinated against COVID-19, the federal government on Monday outlined procedures for employees to request medical or religious exemptions from President Joe Biden’s mandate.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of an Iranian-American man who has been detained in Iran for more than five years called for his father's immediate release on Monday so that he can receive emergency and potentially life-saving surgery.

The COVID-19 patient’s health was deteriorating quickly at a Michigan hospital, but he was having none of the doctor’s diagnosis. Despite dangerously low oxygen levels, the unvaccinated man didn’t think he was that sick and got so irate over a hospital policy forbidding his wife from being a…

Familiar quotes have a way of triggering the memory. This happen to me the other day. I was pumping gas and minding my own business when chaos seemed to erupt at the pump across from me. A young woman was in heated negotiations with the young toddler who was not having his best day. As the e…