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Dr. Jose Abiseid owner of Family Practice has spent his life around medicine and has been able to spend that time doing what he truly loves. Dr. Jose first became interested in medicine as a child in Cuba in the mid 50’s. As a young child he would spend his days with his mother who was an op…

Oct. 26 – 28 Battle of the Little Red Community Impact: Join us as we support our Yellowjackets with our Community Impact Drive. It will be here next week so stocking up!!! They will be taking diapers and wipes for the Call and non-perishable foods for the food banks. They will begin taking …

Per the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, effective Monday, Oct. 26, Van Buren County is demonstrating a relative flattening in COVID-19 infections, while the region continues to rise, as does the state.

His fame went out and multitudes took their needs to Him. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at libert…

One week from today we will wake up not knowing much more than we do right now about who the next President will be. Many pundits expect we may not know the final results of the presidential election for at least a couple of weeks. At this point, it is an overstatement to say that this has b…

Respect is defined as a feeling of admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements. To show esteem or honor for someone or something. An example of respect is to truly listen to someone when they are speaking. Another example of showing respect is t…

On Thursday night at Jim Tumlison Field the Clinton Junior High and 7th Grade teams came away with victories over the Junior Bald Knob Bulldogs. The Junior Jackets built up a 20-0 lead on their way to a 26-8 win. The 7th grade Jackets started fast, scoring on their first two plays, in route …

As of this writing, the forecast suggests we may of had our first frost by the time you read this. I hope you all brought in your tropicals and tender perennials. As mentioned in the Crabtree News, a frost is possible at 39 degrees, if the dew point is below 40 at sunset and there is little …

When Rebecca Towne was laid off April 15 from her job as a tax preparer for Jackson Hewitt, she figured she would find another job. Like many Arkansans, she’d never drawn unemployment in her life and didn’t plan to start then.

LITTLE ROCK — The application period to catch and keep a trophy-size Arkansas alligator gar opens Nov. 1 and closes Dec. 31. Only 100 tags will be awarded for the 2021 calendar year. This tag is required to harvest an alligator gar larger than 36 inches.

The candidates for Arkansas’ second congressional district discussed health care, legislative priorities and more with the Log Cabin Democrat’s editorial board on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

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Per the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, effective Monday, Oct. 19, Van Buren County is demonstrating a continued statistical increase in COVID-19 cases after last week’s uptick, that after several weeks of lowering numbers.

Dear Athletic Support: My son has been begging for his “Pop” to come to one of his high school football games. Up to this point, I’ve told him that it’s out of the question. My reasoning is simple: My father is 84 years old and has all sorts of underlying health problems. The last thing he n…

On Thursday night Oct. 15 the Clinton Lady Yellowjacket Volleyball team played their regular season finale but in addition to that it marked the final home game in the career of head coach Ricky Cooper. Coach Cooper has announced his retirement after 31 years as a coach and a teacher. Coach …

History is ruled by critical moments. Pivotal events determine the future. Large gates turn on small hinges. There have been times when everything in the future was determined by a singularly seemingly small event. Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River and Rome became an empire that lasted…

Working in a virtual format has freed up a lot more of my time to read and reflect. It has also influenced how much time I spend on-line. One thing I have noticed is the emergence of the “cancel culture.” According to Kimberly Foster, “Cancel culture can include everything from people with t…

During a discussion with Sean the other day he gave me a very unusual compliment but one that really made me feel proud of myself. He said, “You are doing really well not worrying so much.” After all that we have been through these past few months this really meant a lot to me. When caring f…

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is encouraging Arkansans to clean out their medicine cabinets and bring any unused or expired medications to one of the State’s more than 250 Prescription Drug Take Back Day drop-off locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Conference leader and 5th ranked Stuttgart visited Jim Tumlison Field Friday night. The night was also homecoming for the Yellowjackets. The powerful Ricebirds came into the game 5-0 and only allowing 5 points per game to opponents this season. The Jackets picked up 11 first downs and got th…

Sweet & Unique Candy & Craft Designs is located in downtown Clinton at 312 Main Street. This locally owned shop has a wide array of items that are as the name suggests unique and most items can be customized on site to make your next purchase or gift one of a kind.

LITTLE ROCK (October 17, 2020) — Arkansas cities, town and counties may now apply for reimbursement of COVID-19-related expenditures via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). A total of $150 million has been reserved specifically for cities, towns and counties.

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans who have lost income because of the public health emergency and who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless are encouraged to apply for rental and housing assistance through the COVID-19 Emergency Solutions Grant, the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) a…

It is hard to believe October is almost gone and the trees are changing colors and the nights are getting cooler and the election will soon be over and everyone will be ready for Christmas and we can say we have had a very unusual year. Maybe next year will be a better and healthier one.

SEARCY — Richard Robbins of Clinton is one of more than 100 students who received diplomas and were recognized as Harding University graduates for Summer 2020 during a virtual ceremony on Aug. 15. These graduates were recognized alongside over 800 additional students who completed their degr…

Early voting is underway now in the county at 1414 Hwy. 65 S., Clinton.

CLINTON — Additional charges were filed against a Wilburn man after a naked sprint ended at the razor wire in an effort to escape the Van Buren County Detention Center in an Oct. 3 incident.

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Department of Rural Services have extended the deadline for educators to apply for free money to help teach conservation education in Arkansas. Interested schools and educators can apply for mo…

LITTLE ROCK — With fall colors beginning to show, many duck clubs and duck hunters are busy organizing, packing, repacking and reorganizing their gear while they wait with anticipation. Some avid hunters also are beginning to plan a few early scouting trips to check out new locations before …

LITTLE ROCK — Earlier this year, the Commission passed a variety of new hunting regulations, including the combination of some deer zones. Many hunters heading to the woods should take a second look at an Arkansas Hunting Guidebook before heading to the woods, especially if the deer zone whe…