Letters To Santa

Mrs. Bane’s 1st grade class in Shirley Elementary School letters to Santa. Dear Santa I have been vevry good I would like to have a red and orange remot kunthrol modorsicool. My frind, Jasetin Cross . Dear Santa, I have been very good. I would like to have a robot Horses and a to flie. […]

Caregivers Meeting

Is the holiday season a stressful time for you? Imagine how much more stressful it must be for those who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease! How stressful would it be if you did not recognize all those extra people who seem to want to make conversation with you? How stressful would it be if […]

New Officers Elected

Van Buren County Farm Bureau Federation, the local non-profit organization which represents agriculture, recently elected new officers for their board of directors. Andy Andregg, a retired Navy veteran and lifelong cattleman was elected president of the organization. He has devoted his life to advancing the importance of agriculture within our county and state. He is […]

Van Buren Co Farm Bureau Chairwoman Receives Award

Van Buren County Farm Bureau Women’s committee was recognized at the 78th Arkansas Farm Bureau convention Nov. 29 in Little Rock. Renee Thrash (left), a member of the state women’s committee, presented Cindy Wilson, county chairwoman, with the “District Five 2012 Outstanding Women’s Committee Award” based on points accumulated for activities through-out the year. Arkansas […]

TOPS Triple Crown Won By Charlene Carr

Charlene Carr received the TOPS Crown for this yearly Triple Crown Contest. TOPS is busy this time of year.. Every week we have an interesting program in relations with weight loss and healthy eating, but we also do a lot more to keep up the interests of all our members. During the year we go […]

2012 Master Gardeners Certification Training Class

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Pictured above is the 2012 training class for the Van Buren County Master Gardeners. (L-R) VBC Extension agent,Danny Griffin, Robert and Marie Pett, Justin Bonds, Maud Huber, Donna McBride, Lillian Pitt, Ruth Henley and the Master Gardener Project Leader, Steve Smith. The group is participating in a forty hour training program, along with groups from […]

Free Class Helps Women With Cancer Look Good, Feel Better

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While cancer may change a woman’s appearance, such as causing her to lose weight, or her hair, one thing she doesn’t have to lose is her self-confidence. White River Medical Center (WRMC) Cancer Care Center, the American Cancer Society, and local licensed cosmetologists team up quarterly to offer Look Good, Feel Better, a class where […]

Walmart Foundation Awards $50,000 To Junior Achievement Of Arkansas

The Walmart Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to Junior Achievement of Arkansas (JA) to provide programming in economically challenged sections of Central, North Central and Southwest Arkansas. The “Grade School to Graduation” project will serve 10,000 students in Cleburne, Faulkner, Jefferson, Little River, Lonoke, Pulaski, Van Buren and White counties. The goal will be to […]

“Noel” A Christmas Musical

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Shirley will host the Arkansas Revival Choir lead by Paul Jackson of Little Rock on Saturday, December 8 at 6 p.m. The choir will present the Christmas musical “Noel”. Pastor Kirk Hardy would like to invite everyone to come and enjoy this wonderful Christmas program. Refreshment will be served after […]

TOPS Giving Back To The Community

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A couple of weeks ago our TOPS Chapter AR0294FFB donated canned foods to our local food pantry. It’s a great feeling to give to the community and we are trying to find as many ways as we can to give. We are also gathering up old eye glasses and donating them to The Lions Club. […]