Courthouse Beautification

Janet Carson, Extension Horticulture Specialist, Van Buren County Judge Roger Hooper, Bobbye Bennett, County Clerk and Master Gardeners Steve Smith, Eleanor Hilsenrath, Beverly Stencil, Dianne Percefull, Barbara Kottler and Marolyn Reck met at the Historical Van Buren County Courthouse in Clinton to discuss a new landscaping plan for the Courthouse grounds. Judge Hooper asked Janet […]

President Bill Clinton To Speak During 50th Anniversary Of Dam

Oct. 3, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s historic dedication of Greers Ferry Dam. A celebration will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the JFK Overlook located just north of the dam. President Bill Clinton will make remarks from the same podium used 50 years ago by President Kennedy during the dedication […]

Ecuadorian Agro-Ecology Field Study Tour

Carolyn Goettsch of Edgemont recently toured Ecuador with a group of California volunteers for Heifer International. Working with farmers in Ecuador since 1954, Heifer volunteers conducted an agro-ecology field study of Heifer’s community development of small scale rural Ecuadorian farmers. Among the projects visited were banana farms, guinea pig and chicken farms and vegetable seed […]

Antique Autos Return To Petit Jean

Antique Auto Enthusiasts will soon return to Petit Jean Mountain for the Sixteenth Annual Fall Antique Auto Swap Meet, September 15-28. Featured will be hundreds of Antique, Classic and Special Interest Automobiles for sale. In addition, over 600 spaces are available for parts, supplies, books, memorabilia and numerous other hobby-related items. The Swap Meet starts […]

Lightning Strike Starts Fire on Sugarloaf

  The Army Corps of Engineers, Greers Ferry Project Office wants its neighbors and visitors to know that because of a lightening strike on July 10 Sugar Loaf Mountain has a fire burning on it. Visitors are asked to not hike the mountain as long as an active fire is present. Emergency responders are aware […]

Local Student Competes in State Cook-Off

Each year the Arkansas Dairy Industry sponsors this contest for youngsters to promote dairy products. MaKayla qualified for the state contest by winning the Party Idea Category in our county contest. Only four winning recipes, from throughout the state, were selected to compete in the state cook off . MaKayla is a senior at South […]

$1,000 Cash Reward For Last Poet Standing

Anyone who has ever written a poem is eligible to enter the Free Poetry Contest sponsored by Poetryfest, a nonprofit organization devoted to discovering new poets and helping them to achieve a wider audience for their poetry. There are 100 prizes to go around, and the last poet standing will receive a $1,000 cash reward. […]

Charlotte Rierson, Fairfield Bay Artist, Featured in Arkansas Life Magazine.

Charlotte Rierson is an truly an accomplished artist. Her work is astounding, and her passion for the arts is remarkable. She was recently the featured artist in the Arkansas Life Magazine, April 2013, showcasing “Winter Splendor II”. We are so proud to have her in our community. She’s pretty amazing. To learn more about Charlotte’s […]

The Adventures Of Traveling Tom

Tom Edwards When I was in Traverse City, Michigan, I visited with my friends, Tom and Arne Havens, who live ona beautiful Long Lake.  One day their son, Matt and I went on a ten mile hike to look for Petoskey Stones.  We did well as I had fifty two pounds of them in my […]

You Can Teach Someone To Read

Are you looking for a way to volunteer that makes a real difference in people’s lives? You could become a reading tutor for an adult who needs to learn to read or to read better. The Van Buren County Literacy Council trains volunteers to help people with reading skills needed for applications, jobs, reading the […]