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Protect Children from Dehydration in the Summer Heat

By Karen Cassidy, MD, Market Medical Director of UnitedHealthcare of Arkansas The Arkansas summer is in full swing and kids are playing outside as the temperatures rise, increasing their risk of dehydration. Dr. Karen Cassidy, Medical Director for UnitedHealthcare of Arkansas, says hydration is particularly important for children, who have higher water requirements than adults. […]

Exciting Events at the VBC Library

The Van Buren County Library is excited to announce a new service and great events coming over the next several months. The library now offers Hoopla! This digital service grants mobile and online access to thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, and audio books. All you need is a valid library card. Existing patrons […]

Clinton Chamber of Commerce

This Week in Our Community Faye’s Diamond Mine is having the annual JEWELRY REPAIR SALE: now through the end of July, save 20% on jewelry repairs by the master bench jeweler on location. Includes ring resizing & prong retipping, broken shank & broken chain repair, refinishing, and much more. Cleaning & evaluations are FREE so […]

Amphitheater Concert Series


Arkansas State Parks can be great places to stargaze because they are often far from urban light pollution. Volunteers from the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society will be at Woolly Hollow State Park this Saturday from 8:30-11 p.m. They will have telescopes available for you to view the different celestial bodies and will be there to […]

Little Red River claims third drowning victim in Cleburne County in 2017

On July 13, 2017 at 6:27pm, Cleburne County Deputies were dispatched to a possible drowning on the Little Red River below Heber Springs. A witness stated that he heard a female yell for help, and saw two people floating in the river. The witness was able to assist both people to a nearby boat dock, […]

Shirley Man Arrested on Assault Charges

On July 17th, 2017, Deputies from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a disturbance in Shirley. After arriving and speaking with witnesses and victims. Arrested 37 year old Jesse Adam Barnett of Shirley after he became combative and resisted deputies. Barnett is being charged with felony Aggravated Assault, misdemeanor Resisting Arrest, and misdemeanor […]

Concert Series

Memorial Service: Bonnye L. Busch

The memorial service for Bonnye L. Busch will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church on Dave Creek Parkway in Fairfield Bay. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church c/o 250 Dave Creek Pkwy, Fairfield Bay, AR 72088.

Obituary: Rota Glynn Walker

Rita Glynn Walker, age 93, of Greenbrier and Conway Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 surrounded by friends and family.

She was born Rita Lourdes Tuppen in Buffalo, New York March 7, 1924. She was granddaughter of William J “Fingy” Conners, publisher of the Buffalo Courier newspaper.

In 1998 she was predeceased by her husband […]