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LITTLE ROCK — Candidates for political office and their supporters are reminded that it is unlawful to place campaign signs on highway right of way in Arkansas, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Per the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, effective Monday, Sept. 28, Van Buren County shows a statistical lowering of COVID-19 cases compared to one week ago. Currently the infection rate per 10,000 people is less than one per 10,000 at .60. In the North Central Arkansas survey distri…

The Beverly Hillbillies was a popular television show. It ran from 1962 to 1971 and featured a straight-up backwoods family that struck it rich and moved to Beverly Hills, hence the name. The show was an ongoing series of yuk-fests at the family came to terms with life in the big city and th…

September Clinton Down Syndrome 2020 T-Shirt Fundraiser: The 9th Annual Clinton Down syndrome Walk is now a T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER! This year’s event, scheduled for September 2020, has been cancelled for safety reasons. Reserve your official T-Shirt now, or make a donation to support our outreac…

Friday saw another game under the Friday night lights for the Clinton Yellowjackets as they took on Dardanelle, but this was no ordinary night for the Yellowjackets and their fans. It was an incredibly special night at venerable old Jim Tumlison Field the long-time home of the Jackets. In co…

Whether we are a child or an adult we need the freedom to make our own choices, going by this definition it means that we will also make mistakes. There is a set of scriptures that appears in Matthew is interesting in that Jesus talks about the Kingdom of God as it relates to parenting. (Mat…

Arkansas voters will prepare to answer three ballot questions this fall. For many, the decision making process on how to vote on these issues can be challenging. The ballot measures are often worded in a way that can make understanding them difficult. Ballot measures often have strategic med…

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas cities and counties that have been hit hard by the economic impact of the coronavirus can apply for help, after legislators approved the use of $150 million for relief grants.

‘When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth just like you did,” Unknown.

Dear Athletic Support: I’ve always wondered how much pressure is applied to coaches based on wins or losses at the high school level. It certainly seems like some coaches are allowed multiple struggling seasons while others are asked to leave (to put it gently) rather quickly. As much as I’d…

This has been a busy week. James Burns finally had surgery on his foot and it will be 2 or 3 months before he can put ANY weight on it. He is such a people person, this is going to be very hard on him to not get out and see everyone. Give him some time to heal, then give him a call and chat.…

Thursday, 7 p.m., The Volunteer Fire Department meets. Call 253-5071 for info.

Delta Asphalt has been serving north central Arkansas since 1972 but has a history that dates back to 1920. Delta Asphalt began as partnership in 1920 between Edward F. Regenhardt and the Harrison brothers “Bob, Charles, and Arthur” that led to the establishment of a series of construction a…

The Clinton Yellowjackets opened conference play on Friday night against the 14th ranked Central Arkansas Christian Mustangs at Jim Tumlison Field. The Yellowjackets had their best overall performance of the season but came up short on the scoreboard losing 47-35. The Jackets fell behind by …

On Labor Day, Kevin Kinard, a 33-year-old bank branch manager from Maumelle, visited Arkansas's Crater of Diamonds State Park and found the second-largest diamond found in the park’s history. Kinard has visited the Crater of Diamonds fairly regularly since first going there on a second-grade…

Arkansas PBS invites passionate, enthusiastic community members to join the newly created Arkansas PBS Advisors and Insiders program. This group of subject matter experts and superfans will help inform and guide local programs, engagement and initiatives in areas such as education, arts, out…

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the state’s strategies for this winter during his weekly COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday.

CLINTON — The Hon. H.G. Foster made an informal post on social media after the most recent graduation ceremony for the Enhanced Supervision Court program in Van Buren County Sept. 14.

Per the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, effective Monday, Sept. 21, Van Buren County shows a statistical lowering of cases compared to one week ago. Currently the infection rate per 10,000 people is less than one per 10,000 at .97. In the North Central Arkansas survey district, the c…

Huddle House of Clinton has been providing excellent services and an extensive menu at an affordable price for the past 22 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…

Census workers across Arkansas will be knocking on doors until the end of September in a last-ditch effort to make sure that as many people as possible get counted in the 2020 U.S. Census.

CLINTON — The county hospital, Ozark Health, was a primary topic at the Sept. 17 Quorum Court meeting. Justices also reviewed, along with regular business, compensation for Election Commission members and county road issues.

(“Lalla’s Garden” by Lalla Lee Ostergren was published in the Van Buren County Democrat from May of 2008 to December 2010. Before she passed away last year she asked me to keep her message alive.)

On Friday night Clinton put up a fight in the first half but would fall to the Dardanelle Sand Lizards 34-14. The Sand Lizards came into the game ranked #10 in Class 4A by Hooten’s Arkansas Football. The Lizards have won 80 games in the last eight years only Warren and Nashville have won mor…

On a great night for football in the River Valley the Clinton Jr. Yellowjackets picked up their second win of the season. The Jr. Jackets scored twice in the first quarter in route to a 22-7 win over Dardanelle at Bob Keenen Field. The 7th grade Jackets suffered their first loss of the seaso…

The weeks are flying by. It already feels and looks a little like fall. The leaves are beginning to dry and a few are even changing color. I feel that we have truly lost this whole year. If you stay home and do not stay busy one seems to not pay much attention about the everyday things and t…

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered online activity in our state. More Arkansans are working remotely, learning through distance education, using telehealth, and attending online church services.

Prayer Night is back at the Crabtree Foursquare Church Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Social distancing is practiced and masks are welcomed.

Dear Athletic Support: My daughter rolled her ankle pretty bad in a recent volleyball game. It’s big and blue and nasty all over, but she can still walk on it. As her dad, I really want to teach her a lesson in toughness. I want her to get back out on the court and play as soon as possible. …

LITTLE ROCK — If the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted your fitness routine, Walk Across Arkansas could be just the thing to get you back on track.

Livestock and hay producers should be scouting their pastures and hay meadows for fall armyworms. Armyworm infestations can wreak havoc on lawns, hay fields, pastures, and newly planted fall forages so scout these areas close and often. Armyworms were reported in the Rabbit Ridge area in pas…

Over the weekend my wife and I returned to one of our favorite restaurants for the first time since the pandemic. Despite the additional public health guidelines, my wife commented, “This feels a lot more like normal.” Her words reflect the desire that we all have to return to normalcy.

Visiting with family and friends can really lift your spirits. These visits have to be done “safely” for all parties but we can’t forget to think about our mental wellness as well as our physical well being. Life can be very complicated at times but there are things that you can do to simpli…

Flu season has arrived in Arkansas amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but veterans can take steps to fight the flu by taking advantage of Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System’s free flu shot clinics, including convenient drive-through options.