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TUESDAY, February 13, 2018 / Vol. 4 Issue 7 / 75 cents

Teenager charged in jail fight

Public to be heard by city

A 19-year-old Clinton woman has been charged after a fight inside the Van Buren County Detention Center. On Feb. 8, Fluker 2018, while in custody on domestic battery charges, Gabrielle Fluker was involved in an incident that led to a charge of third-degree battery. An ambulance was called to the scene to transport a female inmate to the hospital. No further details were available by press time.

The public will be allowed to ask questions and speak during a comment session at Clinton City County meetings, according to a resolution approved at last Thursday’s meeting. The council passed a resolution establishing procedural rules, which included the public comment addition, on a 4-0 vote. Council members Timothy Barnes and Gayla Bradley were not at the meeting. Mayor Richard McCormac also backed off last month’s council decision to allow only the mayor to comment to television reporters on air. Also at the meeting, there was some discussion about the softball fields and attracting tournaments, which bring in money for the city. The charge is currently $350 to use the field for a weekend. Parks director

Other arrests

On February 7, 2018 deputies from the Van Buren County sheriff's office arrested 29-yearold Zachery Free of Morrilton on a probation revocation.

Cold but beautiful Sunday morning in Alread (top) it was 25 degrees and ice covered decks, steps and driveways. A few hours later, the temperature made it up to 29, but it didn’t stay there long. This week’s forecast calls for warm weather, clouds and rain. (Below) February has also offered up some beautiful sunsets, including this “burning bush” seen in Alread. Look for more stunning sunsets and sunrises next week.

On January 28, 2018, a deputy from the Van Buren County sheriff's office arrested David Richard Pevehouse, 38, of Conway. Pevehouse was charged with driving 100 mph in a 55 mph zone. On January 30, 2018, Van Buren County sheriff’s deputies arrested 39-year-old Jamie M. Parm of Conway on a nationwide extradition warrant out of New York and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Late delivery

The Voice of Van Buren County will reach your mailbox a day later than usual next week. The Post Office will be closed for Presidents Day on Feb. 19, 2018. The Voice office on Main Street, Clinton, will be open.

Go vote

Feb. 13 is Election Day for three Republicans vying for the state Senate seat held by Russellville Republican Greg Standridge, who died last year. Nominees selected in the primary will face one an-

other in a special election May 22 -the same day as next year's regular primary election. The Republican candidates are Breanne Davis, Luke Heffley and Bob Bailey. If a special primary runoff is necessary in Senate District 16, the runoff would be conducted on March 13. Senate District 16 is comprised of Newton and Pope counties and parts of Boone, Carroll and Van Buren counties. Democrat Teresa Gallegos is unopposed.

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Charles Wilson spoke up, saying there was starting to be a problem with scheduling around practices and games for area youth. “We built these fields for the young kids, not for tournaments,” he said. The kids come first, Wilson said. “The money is useless if we turn away our kids.” Also, Water Department director Richard Hink said the contractor working on the Highway 65 South project is out of time and fines will set in Feb. 20 if the work is not finished. He said the contractor said he will be done by that date. Hink also said he is looking at the cost to replace water lines on Highway 95 West to Pine Street (by the car wash). And, he said, the first 18 houses on Highway 16 West will get new water lines. The current ones there date from 1992.

Hay fire on Highway 65

Botkinburg firefighters work to put out a hay fire on the back of a goose-neck trailer Thursday. It is said that hay fires are hard to extinguish. (Submitted by Amanda Berger)

Firefighters were still on duty the second day of a hay bale fire that had started on a trailer on Highway 65 north of Clinton, at the rest area. (Photo by Jeff Burgess)

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Bass seeks District 9 JP seat Ester Bass announces he is running on the Independent ticket for justice of the peace in District 9 Van Buren County. Bass and his wife, Barbara, are lifelong residents of Van Buren County. This year the couple will celebrate 48 years of marriage. They have three

children, Lisa, Rachael and Bailey. “I served as Circuit clerk of Van Buren County for 16 years until I retired in January of 2017. I served as secretary of the Quorum Court for 13 of those 16 years. I know how county government is supposed to work. I ask

that you allow me to take that experience and put it to work for you as your justice of the peace District 9,” Bass said. “The primary election is May 22, 2018, and with your help we can make this possible. Thank you and God bless you.”

Alexander enters School Board race


Gardner seeks School Board post Tanya Gardner has announced her candidacy for the Shirley School Board, Position 5. She attended Shirley Schools and is currently an in-home child care provider.

Gardner lives on Banner Mountain with her husband, Michael. Two of their four children currently attend Shirley Schools. “I love our school and hope to make

a positive impact and be part of a board that will open new paths to student success, college prep and career readiness,” Gardner states. “I would appreciate your vote.”


Teague seeks School Board seat Scott Teague announces he is running for Clinton School Board District 4. Teague and his wife, Mary, have been married for 24 years. They have three children, Steven, Nathan, and Danielle. Their sons have graduated from Clinton High School and Danielle is in the 10th grade.”

“I am running for the School Board to help our children have the best school possible. I believe this is achievable by having the best administration and faculty possible. I will work with other members of the School Board and parents to make this happen. I know our children are the fu-

ture of this community and our nation. We owe it to them to provide the best education possible,” Teague states. “I would appreciate your vote on May 22nd. Thank you for your support and I look forward to having the opportunity to serve you on the School Board.”

February 13, 2018

Angela Hargis Alexander is formally announcing her candidacy for the Clinton School Board, Zone 4. Angela is a graduate of Clinton High School and has a business degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She has been married for 22 years to Mike Alexander. They have three children currently attending Clinton Schools, Zac (9th grade), Will (5th grade), and Katie Grace (1st grade). Angela and her mother own and operate The Sweet Shoppe in Fairfield Bay. Angela is the daughter of John and Sunny Simpson Hargis (CHS Class of 1965), owners of the Huddle House in Clinton. She is the granddaughter of Lawson and Lexy "Sweet Pea" Simpson (CHS class of 1929), former

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Pretty in pink and blue and purple ... The young ladies are all dressed up for Daddy and Daughters Dance at Clinton elementary school Saturday. (Photo by Drew Tucker)

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Alexander owners of Simpson's store (1950-2001). "I have always loved my hometown and school. I came home to raise fourth generation Yellowjackets, and nothing is more important to our community than our children and school. I would be honored to serve you and my community by advocating for our children and our wonderful school on the Clinton School Board. I would appreciate each and every vote on May 22."

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Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: Recent decisions by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality have me concerned about our private property rights, the strength of our state’s right-tofarm laws, and the underpinnings of Arkansas’ largest business sector, agriculture. I share these concerns with you  today  because the trickle-down effect from the erosion of these rights can impact all Arkansans. No matter one’s position on the location and merits of C&H Hog Farms, every private property owner and every business should care about how and why ADEQ denied an operational permit to this farm in Newton County. The long, short and in between on this issue is that the viability of a family farm, operating within the guidelines of the state and federal government, is in peril.  Why?  Because a state agency has denied their operational permit, not based on science or because of any harm it has caused, but on “technical deficiencies.” This decision threatens to leave a massive crack in the foundation that supports our state’s largest industry, agriculture.

peal in under review. But the farm’s chalAll this from a sin- lenges are far from gle hog farm operat- over. When a state ing on private property within the almost agency can deny an 85,000 acres and operational permit for 1,400 square miles of a farm for no scienthe Buffalo River wa- tific or environmental tershed, which covers reason, what farm or parts of 11 counties.  farmer is next?  When Hopefully, you have and where will a state heard from us about agency stop once it is C&H Hog Farms’ ster- allowed to shut down ling environmental re- a single farm that as violations?  cord, though opinion ZERO writers and alarmists Will the other farmhave breathlessly and ers who are responsiunashamedly ramped ble for providing your up the fear factor over bacon and eggs, milk, the farm.  Some out- chicken and beef be rageously refer to it as the next target for cloa “factory” when, in sure?  I shudder to fact, it is two housing think of the implicabarns and two settling tions to our food proponds.  That is not a duction system if scifactory, it is a farm.  ence is ignored in our Before we delve regulatory process. deeper into the trouThis farm has been bling nature of AD- through more environEQ’s decision, let me mental scrutiny than be very clear:  Farm any other property in Bureau supports a our state—without a clean, healthy, vibrant single citation for viBuffalo River.  Our olation to date.  Yet, farmers and ranchers, their right to farm is without exception, are being challenged by the best caretakers of the state entity that our water, soil and air, previously authorized as well as the animals its operation.  That they raise.  And they agency then changed do this to provide us the type of permit rewith the safest, most quired to operate— affordable supply of basically changing food, fiber and shelter the rules in the midin the world. dle of the game.  Our While ADEQ’s de- citizens, our farmers, cision has this farm should be dealt with in limbo, the Pollu- fairly and forthrightly tion Control & Ecology by a state agency. The decision by Commission, which has oversight of AD- ADEQ to deny C&H EQ, has thankfully al- Hog Farm’s operalowed the farm to op- tional permit is an omerate while a legal ap- inous sign, an exam-

ple of how regulatory overreach can turn into a grave detriment to a citizen, private property owner or small business. A decision like this, ignoring the science the state has invested in to thoroughly study this farm, can have an impact on all farms in our state. These families have their ancestral properties posted as collateral on their farm loan, and stand to be left bankrupt based on a “technicality.”  That is tragic in my view, especially when you consider their stewardship and solid farming record. All the owners of C&H Hog Farms have ever asked is to be treated fairly by ADEQ.  They have complied with every request.  They have not polluted.  They are model farmers.  This is exactly why Arkansas Farm Bureau has fought so hard for meaningful rightto-farm laws, where sound science must prevail.  Clearly we are going to need to work harder to strengthen those laws. The Arkansas Farm Bureau believes these farmers, and all property owners, should be able to use their land in compliance with the law. Randy Veach President, Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation

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Yellow, not too mellow – This 8-week-old yellow kitten with medium length fur is called George. He arrived at SNYP Arkansas animal shelter a little more than a week ago and the friendly little fellow sure would like to get out of that cage and go home with a loving forever family. If you would like to meet him and the other cats and dogs available for adoption, call SNYP at 745-7697.

SNYP report Lori Treat, director of SNYP Arkansas, reported last week to the Clinton City Council that the shelter currently is full with 65 dogs and six cats. She said, however, that 14 dogs are heading out with a Massachusetts res-

cue soon and about that same number will be going North soon, too. Animal control deputy Tim Pike reported that he has given out 10 warnings to Clinton residents for not having their pets licensed.

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Six Big Thank You’s! First to our Emergency Responders, whether it be an organized group or individuals. There are many of you in Van Buren County and you are heroes… Thank You! Then to all of the supporters of the Emergency Responders Appreciation Dinner. There are too many to name… you know who you are, Thank You! To all the businesses who displayed our advertisement flyers promoting the dinner…Thank You! To all the County and City Law Enforcement, to all the County and City Officials and to Jeana Williams of the Office of Emergency Management who helped with the dinner for all their support... Thank You! To the Chamber of Commerce, KGFL Radio and to The VOICE of Van Buren County for all the coverage before and after the Appreciation Dinner, Thank You! Thank You to all who attended the Appreciation Dinner making “Thank You” to our Emergency Responders a wonderful event! Independent Order of Odd Fellows Aaron Lodge #4

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ML Tester

ML Tester, 82, of Center Ridge, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018. He was born on November 5, 1935 to Maston and Lucy Williams Tester of Crabtree. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the Marine Corp. He retired from the Arkansas State Police. He was of the Baptist faith. He was predeceased by his parents, his siblings Coy, Lane, Carl, Bill, Don, Chubby, Mack, Ione and Norma. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Jackie DeSalvo Tester; a son Morris (Sandy) of Lonoke; two daughters, Tonya (Ron) England of Bullard, Texas, and Jeanine (Brian) Franklin of Tyler, Texas ; step-children Joey (Djuana) Beck and Brandon Keeton; nine grandchildren, Heather, Jenny, Brooke and Amber, all of Texas, Joseph, Madeline and Lizzy of Springfield, Arkansas, Dominic and Sophia of North Little Rock; four great-grandkids; siblings Odell Hefner of Clinton and Ruthell Rhoten of Selah, Washington. A memorial service was 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton.

Quaita Hibner

Quaita Mennonne Ethridge Hibner, 92, passed from this life

at home on February 4, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. Quaita was born to Orville Rice Ethridge and Euphan Ashworth Ethridge on November 12, 1925 in Buffalo Springs, Texas and moved with her family to New Mexico at age 6. She married William Melvin Hibner in 1946 in Albuquerque. They started their life together in Estancia, New Mexico where they farmed and had a dairy, later living in Texas, Missouri and finally settling in Clinton, Arkansas. Melvin preceded her in death after 62 years of marriage. Quaita was a homemaker, farmer and retail store owner. She enjoyed doing all types of handwork, loved flowers and working in her yard and garden. Her greatest love was her children and grandchildren. Quaita accepted Christ in 1956 and was a long-time member of the Choctaw Church of Christ. Others preceding her in death were five sisters, Carmen Arledge, Winnie Brown, Thea Prohoroff, Dee Fancher and Kaye Ethridge. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Melva Heavin of Sparta, Missouri, Kyle (Anna) Hibner of Waco, Texas, Dane Hibner of Conway, Arkansas, and Debbie (Kyle) Wolfe of Clinton, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Chris (JoDee) Heavin and Marc (Dena) Heavin, both of Ozark, Missouri, Tyler Hibner of Austin, Texas, Todd Hibner of Flower Mound, Texas, Scott Miller of Conway, Arkansas and Andrew (Hilary) Wolfe of Deridder, Louisiana; seven great-grandchildren, Brody, Emily, Isabella, Elizabeth, Marcus, Nick and Tucker; one brother, Hugh (Trinnie) Ethridge; numerous nieces and nephews and other family members. Services were 11 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Choc-

taw Church of Christ, with David Cook officiating. Pallbearers were her grandsons. Interment was at Blackwell Cemetery in Bee Branch, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to the Choctaw Food Bank where Quaita spent many hours volunteering with her friends.

Joseph Smith Jr.

Joseph Leslie Smith Jr., 72 of Shirley, Arkansas passed away on February 3, 2018 at his brother’s home. Joseph was born June 20, 1945 to the late Joseph and Goldie Smith in San Diego, California. He grew up in a home with 10 brothers and sisters. Joe spent most of his life as a truck driver, going from this place to that doing what he loved to do. After all that traveling he settled down here in Arkansas, first in Russellville and finally in Shirley where he could be close to several of his family members. He is preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Clara Gatewood, Molly Harris and James Smith. Joseph is survived by three brothers, Clarence Smith of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, Martin Smith and Bruce Smith, both of Shirley; four sisters, Lulu Martin of Shirley, Joe Vivian Seaman of Oregon, Judy Keeton of Van Buren, Arkansas and Christine Davis of Miami, Oklahoma. He left behind many other family members and too many friends to list. Joseph will be greatly missed but his memory will live on in the hearts of those he left. Funeral arrangements were not announced.

Eugene Childress Jr.

Eugene Lloyd Childress Jr., 78, of Dennard, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2018. Born November 28, 1939 in Lynchburg, Virginia to the late Eugene Lloyd and Betty Katherine Davis Childress. Eugene was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired after serving for 20 years. He was a handyman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Anita Rector; children, Eugene Childress III and wife Lou Ann of Bremerton, Washington, Vince Childress and wife Karen of San Antonio, Texas, Gina Fulmer and husband Robert of Jacksonville, Ar-

kansas, Chris Rector and wife Michelle of Conway, Arkansas; siblings, Betty Newton of Amelie Courthouse, Virginia; 14 grandchildren; several great grandchildren, friends and other family members. Eugene is preceded in death by his parents. Services will be announced at a later date.

were 2 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Harris Chapel with burial at Friendship Cemetery in Solgohachia.

Dennis Gillam

Aldis Boudra

Aldis Jerrell Boudra, age 91, of Forrest City, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018. She was born October 9, 1926 in Cleveland, Arkansas, a daughter of the late John Henry Huffman and Annie Scroggins Huffman. Jerrell was the widow of Edwin Frank "E.F." Boudra. She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith. She is survived by her son, Ronald (Trish) Boudra of Friendswood, Texas; daughters, Dianne Birdwell and Pamela  Boudra,  both of Forrest City; four grandchildren; sister, Minnie Adams of Morrilton; and five great-grandchildren. Other than her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Gary Lynn  Boudra, seven brothers, and five sisters.  Funeral services

Dennis Rodney Gillam, age 68 of Judsonia, died Tuesday, February 6. He was born September 12, 1949 in Judsonia, Arkansas, to Sam and Estel Gillam. He was of Baptist faith. Dennis served in the United States Air Force (1967-1971, Technical Sergeant) and was a Vietnam veteran. He served as Craighead County judge from 1977 to 1981. Dennis was the retired owner of Gillam Railroad Services and Gillam Farms. He is survived by his wife, Eva Gillam; two sons, Jeremy Gillam and wife Carissa, Doug Gillam and wife Marcene; two grandsons, Alexander and Jaxon; one brother, James Gillam (Lisa); two sisters, Alta Coombe, Margaret Justus; and numerous extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents and 10 siblings. He was loved and respected by many. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday at White County CenSee Obituaries on page 5

John Myers

John Raymond Myers, 74, of Bee Branch, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018. Born January 28, 1944 in Richland, Washington, to the late Arthur A. and Helen Elizabeth Darby Myers. John

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served in the United States Air Force and retired as a Master Sergeant. He enjoyed hobbies such as antique cars, camping and boating. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 48 years, Lottie Myers; step-children, Glenn F. Tallon of California, Valerie W. Tallon of Clinton; siblings, Donna M. and husband Alvie Covington, Nancy K. and husband Earl Clark; numerous step- grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and other family members. John is preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael W. Tallon; siblings, Roland Myers and Judy Brown. Services will be announced at a later date.

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February 13, 2018 Obituaries from page 4 tral School Auditorium, Judsonia. Burial was at Providence Cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be made to the Dennis Gillam Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o First Community Bank, 159 US 167, Bald Knob, AR 72010.

of Chicago; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Deann Roberts of Ward; and one brother, Bruce Waldvogel of Wauconda, Illinois. Albert is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Lois; and one daughter, Melanie Rose. Graveside services were 2 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2018 at Dennard Cemetery in Dennard, Arkansas with Bro. Charles Rowe officiating.

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Albert Waldvogel

Albert Frederick Waldvogel, age 76 of Corning, Arkansas passed from this life on Sunday, February 4, 2018. He was born on March 16, 1941 to Otto Waldvogel and Mary Jorgenson Waldvogel. Albert worked as a drywall installer in the construction business for several years. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Puckett Waldvogel of Corning; one son, Wayne Waldvogel of Ohio; one daughter, Kathleen Stepp

Lonnie Doss Holland Sr., 81, of Quitman, Arkansas passed from this life on Tuesday February 6, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Veda Ann Holland. He was a member of Salem Primitive Baptist Church. They have four children, Kim Holland, Connie and husband Denny Edwards, Mary and husband Ray McCrary, and Lonnie and wife Brandy Holland all of Quitman; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral Service was 11 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2018 at Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Gravesville. Interment was

at Salem Cemetery.

Cathy Mills

Cathy Marie Lippard Mills, 57, of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Born  June 28, 1960, in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Carl and Betty Lippard. Cathy was of the Catholic faith; she enjoyed gardening, fishing and swimming. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Gary Mills; children, Gary Dewayne Mills II of Clinton, Michael Daniel Mills of Clinton; siblings, Elizabeth Marie Lea Bradford, Carl Lippard, Earl Emele "Buddy" Lippard; grandchildren, Sabrina, Mya, Jacob, Lidia, Patrick, Amrie, Angellee; a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other family members. Cathy is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Cherie Lippard, and brother, Dwayne Lyn Lippard. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital in her memory. To sign Cathy Mills's Book of Memories, go to www. clintonfuneralservice. com.

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Calendar The Van Buren County Quorum Court will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the County Annex building off Highway 65 in Clinton. The meetings are open to the public. The Clinton A&P Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Clinton Municipal Airport on Hwy 16 East. The meetings are open to the public. Dr. Ben Starnes, cardiologist, will be the guest speaker at the Heart Health Lunchon at noon, Feb. 22, at the Van Buren County Library. The luncheon is sponsored by Ozark Health and Faye’s Diamond Mind. Contact Kortney at 7459306 to reserve a seat or for more information. The Clinton Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet March 13 in the Clinton High School Cafeteria.  Activities will include guest speaker, dinner, live and silent auctions, volunteer of the year presentation, business of the year presentation and scholarship presentations to students. For more information contact Jason at 501-7456500. Mark your calendar for the Pig Eye Daze Wild Game Dinner and Expo March 17 at the old Scotland School g r o u n d s . Events will include turkey calling competition, hoot owl competition, wild game dinner, and many hunting and call vendors.

Book to feature 2 students Two South Side students’ artwork will be featured in the book Celebrating Art coming out this spring. Those two are ninth-graders Kyle Downes, son of Latosha and Jeffery Hutchinson, and Hannah Farley, daughter of Amy and Daniel Farley.

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Feb. 13 – Pork roast, Au Gratin potatoes, orange-glazed beets, bread, apple cake. Feb. 14 – Vegetable beef soup, Oriental slaw, cornbread, fruit. Feb. 15 – Chicken and dumplings, green beans, stewed tomatoes, butterscotch bars. Feb. 19 – Closed Feb. 20 – Spaghetti w/meat sauce, Italian mixed vegetables, salad, French bread, brownie muffin. Feb. 21 – Cheeseburger pie, creamed peas, herbed potatoes, pineapple chunks.

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Feb. 13 – Sliced ham, black-eyed peas, greens, cornbread, cran-apple dessert. Feb. 14 – Chicken parmagiana/sauce, spinach salad, corn, bread stick. spiced peaches. Feb. 15 – Fried fish, seasoned potatoes, coleslaw, hushpuppies, banana pudding. Feb. 19 – Closed Feb. 20 – Chicken and dumplings, green beans, stewed tomatoes, butterscotch bars. Feb. 21 – Swiss steak, rice, okra, roll, apricots. Clinton, Shirley and Scotland centers are open Monday-Thursday. Damascus is open Tuesday and Thursday. Fairfield Bay is open Tuesday-Friday.

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James and Joyce Burns Scotland

Notice! The Scotland Community Corp. usually has its annual Chili Dinner in February and it was planned for Feb 17. When we started talking about it and made the flyers, we began to get calls from people that usually come and they were very hesitant to say they would come.  They did not want to be exposed to the flu, so many were saying they would not attend. We have decided to cancel it until a later date. We agree that many would stay at home and we want to have it at a time that everyone can come and enjoy. I am ready for fruit trees to bloom and flowers to appear as well as to see gardens being planted and robins in the yard.  I guess you can say I am ready for spring. Have a safe week and stay warm. If you have Scotland News call James Burns at 592-3935 and he will see that it gets into the paper. 

$50, Jimmy Allen; and third place, $40, James Forman. If you have any questions or suggestions about the Van Buren County Aging Program, you can call a board member. They are: President Phillip Ellis, Vice President Ed Wood, Richard Hink, Kay Weaver, Earl Tatum, Anita James, Donna McAllister, Roger Hooper and James Foreman. If you need a ride to come eat at any of the centers, transportation is available. If you need a ride to a doctor’s appointment or to go shopping, call your center director. Must be in the county. Don’t forget your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. Flowers and candy are always a good idea. Love and kisses to you all.

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Clinton pool winners this week were Bill Bonds and his partner who wished to remain anonymous. Scotland tournament winners were: first place and $100 winner, Don Branscum; second place,

Carl Trahan-True celebrated 80 years of very productive living Friday night with a surprise birthday party at the Shirley Community Center. Around 70 of his friends and wife Bonnie attended. Wanda Poynor is having fun finding a lot of old treasures as she removes the old Hooten barn from her property. Maybe we will see some of them later in the Shirley Museum. Thelma Murray is getting stronger day by day, so give me a few more days.

Jeff Burgess

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Tuesday, 7-8 p.m., is “Prayer Night” at the Crabtree Foursquare Church. All welcomed.  Thursday, further west, “It’s Quilting”, 8-11 a.m., in the Alread EHC building, followed at 6:30 p.m. by The ACRDC Board Meeting.  Sunday, 6-7:30 p.m., it’s “Revival with Bill Ford” at the Crabtree Foursquare Church. The community is invited.  Leon Emerson of Indiana called to wish well descendants of family and friends and remind his birthday is February 17th. He told of how he was moved by his visit to Arlington Cemetery last year and shared fond memories of living in the Alread area. Says, “loves his Voice”! It helps him feel connected to the community. Leon will be 97 on Saturday.  My friend and fellow organic gardener Lalla Ostergren has many seedlings growing on her kitchen table. Actually she is helping me grow flowers for display come warm weather. But we talk of starting the vegetable garden soon. And would like to share our talks with you. So beginning as early as next issue we will start “Remembering Lalla’s Garden” and each month will share gardening wisdom learned over a lifetime.  If you have info about the greater Crabtree and 16 West community call Jeff Burgess, 7451249.

Sue Stamper took Marva Ward out to lunch to celebrate a late birthday at L’ Attitude restaurant. After that they went for a drive through Alread and then across to Scotland. That is some pretty country. They also went out to lunch at KFC one day and ran into Merle and Jimmy Thomas of Greenbrier. They are friends of Marva and Sue and they hadn’t seen them for a while. It is always good to catch up with old friends now and then. RG has been working at Conway for the last few days. He reminds me of the energizer bunny. He just keeps going! Donna and Richard Sherrod had some trees cut around their house. I think Donna was glad to see them gone. Donna’s sister-inlaw, Barbara Goodman, has been back in St. Vincent hospital this week, but she got to go back to Melbourne for re-

February 13, 2018 hab today. I’m glad to hear she is better. I talked to Ronnie Webb. He brought Ruth and BE home from the hospital  today. I know they are glad to be back home, they have been in the hospital and rehab center for two weeks or longer. So many people have been sick, it is just disheartening to think about it. Get well wishes to all of them. Deniece Sikes got a good report on her PET scan. She will only have to go back for blood work every six months now. She will be having surgery on her wrist in a couple of weeks. I hope it goes well. Deniece’s granddaughter, Sarah Collins, graduated from basic training  today. She is in the Air Force and I know her parents and grandparents are proud of her. She had excellent scores on her tests and will be working in the computer field. JR has been staying in and not taking any chances on getting the flu, so I went to town on  Thursday, picked up a few groceries and ran by Western Sizzlin’ and picked up some fish for lunch. The fish was pretty good, but I think the cook was having a bad day when she/he made the hushpuppies!

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My family and I took a short trip to go see my husband James' family. The trip ended short when James came down sick with a chest cold. Thank you all for the prayers he is back to his happy healthy self. Please keep our youngest son Hunter in your prayers. He was diagnosed with both type A&B flu. Steve and Tracen Wheeler celebrated three years of not smoking. Congratulations to both of them.  We did receive some ice up here on the mountain. We are thankful it was not too bad. Would you like to write up the news for your community? Contact us at

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Artists gather to hang a new exhibit. They are: (from left) Yun Kim, Diane Dudzik, Ellen Kelly, Joyce Hubbard and Joyce Hartmann.

“Cheers” on display at hospital By Joyce Hartmann

“Cheers!” Winter is not quite over, but spring has arrived at Ozark Health Medical Center, Highway 65 on the south side of Clinton, where a new colorful art ex-

hibit with the theme “Cheers!” is up and waiting for viewers. The exhibit features original art by local artists Faye Rodgers, Diane Dudzik, Sue Pico, all of Clinton; Diana Foote, Holly Mountain; Yun

Julie Caswell (left) and Jan Cobb will present a colored pencil demonstration Feb. 19th.

Colored pencil demo scheduled The North Central Arkansas Artist League will host a free demonstration in colored pencil techniques on Monday, February 19. The demo will be presented by sisters/artists Julie Caswell and Jan Cobb at Bayside Studio on the corner of Greenwood Road and Highway 330 in old town Fairfield

Bay. The public is invited to come and learn how to do beautiful art using this exciting and portable medium. Meet and visit with local artists over coffee and light refreshments at 9:30 a.m., with the demonstration beginning at 10 a.m. Julie Caswell and her husband David

Kim, Joyce Hubbard, Marion Thorpe, all of Mountain View; Kathleen Hadley and Ellen Kelly of Fairfield Bay; Jan Cobb of Greers Ferry; and Joyce Hartmann of Choctaw. For more information call Hosbegan visiting Greers Ferry Lake in the early 1990’s.   They began spending more time at the lake following her retirement as a guidance counselor and art teacher in the Memphis area. She enjoys all media especially colored pencil and watercolor.    She particularly enjoys workshops and the Artist League camaraderie.  Julie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Memphis. Jan Cobb and her husband Tom retired to the Greers Ferry Lake area 18 years ago. In those years Jan spent time developing skills and interest in various art media. Colored pencil is one medium she enjoys.  Jan is currently Treasurer of the NCA Artist League, and both Jan and Julie have coordinated exhibits in the Greers Ferry Library for several years. For more information about this program or the Artist League, call Joyce Hartmann at  501745-6615.

pital Exhibit Coordinator Hartmann at 745-6615. The public is invited to view the new collection of 45 paintings that will hang through April 23. Art is located in two places: the hall-

(Photo by Lee Murphy)

ways near the cafeteria on the upper level and the outpatient wing on the lower level. Check at the Gift Shop to purchase any painting, and a portion of each art sale benefits Hospital Auxiliary projects. Exhibiting artists are members

Artist Joyce Hartmann and some of the paintings on exhibit at First Security Bank in Clinton

“Lakes, Skies and Rivers” on display Choctaw artist Joyce Hartmann hung a new art exhibit of 17 paintings entitled “Lakes, Skies, and Rivers,” at the First Security Bank, 112 Volunteers Parkway, Clinton. The exhibit features some of the local natural beauty of Arkansas water and landscapes, and is open to the public during regular business hours until March 19. Grateful to the Nature Conservancy and BHP for what they have done for Clinton, she showcases several important outcomes from

their generosity on one wall: the beautiful new pavilion at South Fork Nature Center in Choctaw, and the Pocketbook Mussel and the Yellowcheek Darter, both of which are now thriving in the recently restored Archey Fork River. The exhibit also features oils and poster-sized watercolors of Arkansas skies, florals, landscapes, and ladies from her imagination in various media. Hartmann is a member and past president of the North Central Arkansas Artist League, member

of the North Central Arkansas Artist League, which meets in Fairfield Bay to paint together, hold workshops, or watch demonstrations. A free program for members and guests is held each third Monday every month.

of Conway League of Artists, and a Signature Member of MidSouthern Watercolorists in Little Rock. She studied art in college and recommends it as a lifelong hobby. To encourage local participation in the arts, recently she has been teaching drawing and watercolor painting at the new Van Buren County Library. During spring and summer, her favorite art activity is plein air painting and competitions. More of JHartmann’s work can be seen locally. As coordinator of the North Central Arkansas Artist League’s exhibit at Ozark Health Medical Center, she hangs five to 10 works in that exhibit. She maintains solo exhibits at the Physical Therapy branch of OHMC in Fairfield Bay and in the Clinton Senior Center. She has work at the North Central Arkansas Art Gallery in Fairfield Bay. Online, her art can be seen on the web at or on Facebook, and she welcomes visits to her Rock’n’Pine Studio by appointment.

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Clinton High School took 65 Beta Club members to the state convention last month.

Students go to state convention By Brittany Shannon

On Jan. 26-27 the Clinton High School Beta Club went to Beta State Convention in Hot Springs to compete in one of the largest conventions in the state. Clinton was very well represented, and came back with a lot of proof of success. The club competed against groups from across the state, in the largest Beta state convention on record. As a club they were honored with the G.O.L.D Key Award for convention attendance growth. Clinton took 65 students to compete in a variety of events such as academic, visual art,

and talent. Every student who went not only represented Clinton, but they competed in an event to possibly advance themselves to the National Convention in Savannah, Georgia this summer. Clinton had 12 students qualify! They are: • Emily Kirk - 1st place Sculpture • Kyler Hensley and Savannah Lynch - 1st place Officer’s Service Award • Charleston Sowell - 3rd place Mixed Media • Autumn Graves - 3rd place Poetry • Gisselle Hernandez - 2nd place Spanish II • Cody Bagley -

3rd place Agriculture II • Brittany Shannon, Martin Quintero, Clint Bagley, Cody Bagley, and Lucas Potts - 2nd place Beta Build The students began working the on state convention at the beginning of school with fundraisers to pay for their trip. They also start working on their projects, which some take months to complete. The students have begun fundraising to help pay their way to Nationals! Without the support of the Clinton School and Clinton community this would not be possible.

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School Menus Clinton Elementary

Clinton Junior and High School

Feb. 13 – Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, mixed fruit. Lunch: Spaghetti, salad, black-eyed peas, bread stick, applesauce. Feb. 14 – Breakfast: French toast sticks, applesauce. Lunch: Chicken fajita, refried beans, Valentine’s Day treat, strawberries. Feb. 15 – Breakfast: Chocolate gravy, biscuit, peaches. Lunch: Steak fingers, creamed potatoes, green beans, roll, peaches. Feb. 16 – Breakfast: Cereal, Graham crackers, apple half. Lunch: Barbecue pork rib on flatbread, oven fries, fresh broccoli, apple half.

Feb. 13 – Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, peaches. Lunch: Chicken fajita/cheese or soft taco/cheese, pinto beans, muffin, fruit cup/fruit. Feb. 14 – Breakfast: Cereal, French toast sticks, pears. Lunch: Chicken or Salisbury steak, creamed potatoes, black-eyed peas, rolls, cake w/topping, strawberries. Feb. 15 – Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuit/gravy, pears. Lunch: Burrito chili/cheese or enchilada/bread stick, salad, refried beans, juice/applesauce. Feb. 16 – Breakfast: Cereal, toast/jelly, fruit. Lunch: Ham or turkey on sub bun, Canadian cheese soup, chips, juice/ pears.

Spelling contest winners pose with their ribbons last week.

Students win honors The following students competed in the 2018 Clinton Spelling Bee and received the following awards Tuesday, February 6, 2018:

4th Grade

Tommie Hendrix Honorable Mention Ravyn Sliffe Honorable Mention Jory Tumbleson Honorable Mention Levi Burnett - 2nd

Place Camilla Infante 1st Place

5th Grade

Kayden Brown Honorable Mention Max Lopez - Honorable Mention

Izzy Robinson 3rd Place Shon Paul Williams - 2nd Place Miles Matthews 1st Place Miles Matthews and Camilla Infante will go to represent Clinton Schools at the Arch Ford Coop Spelling Bee.

Clinton participating in league volleyball

Follow the line - Third graders at Cowsert Elementary learn about fractional parts of a number line in Sara Bayer Vann's class.

Danielle Teague, No. 12, and Destanee Biggs, No. 5, are spending their off-season with a team in Greenbrier.

Kindergarten through third-grade teachers at Clinton elementary have been part of a reading initiative through the local educational co-op. During this session, the instructional facilitator shared the data with the teachers from the most recent assessments. (Photos from Clinton elementary Facebook) Eunice Lemings, Vickie Gammill, Krissi Graham

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league has grown over the years, this year there are 15 different teams ranging in age groups of 11 and under to 18 and under. The girls are placed on a team based on their age and skill level. They have been placed on a team with girls from Morrilton and Pottsville. Their coach is also one of the Morrilton coaches will-

ing to invest her time in helping the girls improve their skills. Both girls have both grown during this off season, and are playing well with this new team. This is Danielle’s third year to play with HollenBall, but Destanee’s first year. Destanee says she hopes she gets the opportunity to play again next year. Although the season is almost over,

they are already looking forward to playing again next year. They will have a tournament Feb 24-25 and then an all-day tournament March 3 to end the season. If you don’t get the opportunity to come watch the girls play during the off season, come out and support them when they play for the Clinton Yellow Jackets starting in August.

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Recipes Sweet wishes for Valentine's Day from the Voice Cherry Chip Cupcakes Makes 1 dozen

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened but cool 1/2 cup sour cream 2 eggs, at room temperature 2 teaspoons cherry extract 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated 1/2 cup sweet cherry chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners; set aside. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter, sour cream, eggs, cherry extract, and lemon zest and mix well, until the mixture is smooth, about 30 seconds. Add the cherry chips. Place three tablespoons of batter in each prepared baking cup. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Maraschino Buttercream Cupcakes 5 egg whites 1 cup + 2 tbsp sugar 2 cups of unsalted butter at room temperature 1 tsp pure vanilla pinch of salt 1/2 cup pureed maraschino cherries plus a little of the syrup

1. Fill a saucepan (large enough to fit your mixing bowl just a few inches) with 2 inches of water. Bring the water to a boil, reduce heat so water continues to simmer. 2. Hand whisk the egg whites and the sugar just until combined in stand mixer. Place over simmering pot and whisk for about 4 minutes until egg whites are hot and sugar is dissolved. The sugar should be dissolved by this time as well. Place bowl on stand mixer and attach the whisk. Whisk on medium speed until whites have increased in volume, are thick and glossy, takes about 10 minutes. 3. Replace whisk attachment with paddle attachment. Beat on low until mixture is completely cooled. Increase speed to medium and add butter pieces one at a time. Scrape the bowl and continue to beat until buttercream is smooth and thick. Add vanilla flavoring, a pinch of salt and cherry puree (to taste) and beat until combined.

Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes Ingredients 1 cup soy milk 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 2 tbsp cocoa powder 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup sunflower oil 1 tbsp red food coloring 3 1/2 tsp vanilla extract For the cream cheese frosting 1/4 cup non-hydrogenated margarine 1/4 cup vegan cream cheese 2 cups icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract.


Preheat oven to 350ยบF and line a cupcake pan with paper liners. Whisk together the soy milk and vinegar and set aside to curdle. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl and mix. Add the oil and food coloring to the curdled soy milk. Whisk well. Gently fold wet ingredients into dry, mixing until large bumps disappear. Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes and transfer to a cooling rack. For the frosting: Cream together margarine and cream cheese until just combined. Use a handheld mixer to whip while adding the icing sugar in 1/2 cup batches. Mix until smooth and creamy, mix in the vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Use piping bag frost cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting and keep refrigerated until 10 minutes before serving.

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February 13 . . . . . . . . . . . Denise Calkin

February 15 . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Tatum

February 17 . . . . . . . . . Jarred McDaniel

February 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cherie Hall

February 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Tracy

February 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jill Ward

February 13 . . . . . . . . . . Joyce Hartman    February 15 . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Whitbey 

February 17 . . . . . . . . . . Parker Williams

February 13 . . . . . . . . . . Dokota Haynes

February 15 . . . . . . . . . . Dennis Williams

February 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . Ricky Wright

February 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruth Landon

February 16 . . . . . . . . . Henryette Baker

February 18 . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Barner

February 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruby Lee

February 16 . . . . . . . . . . . Pam Bradford

February 18 . . . . . . . . Dewey Bohannon

February 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jodie Linn

February 16 . . . . . . . . James Cannaday

February 18 . . . . . . . . . . . Styles Booher

February 13 . . . . . . . . . . Chelsey Moody

February 16 . . . . . . . . Gerald Coogan, Jr

February 18 . . Jasper Harrison Burgess

February 13 . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Pearson

February 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . Nina Duncan

February 18 . . . . . . . . . Shasta Kempson

February 14 . . . . . . . . . . Ginny Emerson

February 16 . . . . . . Johnathon Hamilton

February 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ted Privitt

February 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ida Linn

February 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ida Holt

February 19 . . . . . . . . . . . Brandy Cullum

February 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Parent   February 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . Kim Huggins

February 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charity Ellis

February 14 . . . . . . . . . . Bernice Stacks

February 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . Francis Munn

February 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jay Feagley

February 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olas Allen

February 16 . . . . . . . . . . . Signe Rushing

February 19 . . . . . . . . . . Benny Johnson

February 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hunter Gray

February 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jake Shipp

February 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mason Linn

February 15 . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Labat

February 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gail Watson

February 19 . . . . . . . . Adam McJunkins

February 15 . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Martin

February 17 . . . . . . . . . . . Leon Emerson

February 19 . . . . . . . . Christopher White

February 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ernie Sowell

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Fun & Games

Weekly Crossword

February 13, 2018

Sudoku Sudoku: The objective is to fill a 9x9 grid so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3x3 boxes (also called blocks or regions) contains the digits from 1 to 9. A cell is the smallest block in the game. A row, column and region consists of 9 cells and the whole game consists of 81 cells. (Sudoku solution is on Page 2)


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Van Buren County Trivia Across from the Mudtown courthouse in the 1820s-30s, sat the second-largest horse-racing center in the state. The largest was in Batesville. (Crossword solution may be found on Page 2)

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The Voice of Van Buren County

Fishing Report

If anglers can bundle up over the next few days before the next warmup period, the bigger lakes are offering opportunities for walleye.

Central Arkansas

Little Red River

(updated 2-72018) Greg Seaton of littleredflyfishingtrips. com (501-690-9166) said the river is clear with increased generation due to the cold weather. They have generated four hours each morning Monday and Tuesday and are scheduled for the same Wednesday. Warming temperatures after tomorrow will probably decrease the generation later in the week. This fresh water will probably help the bite. A little fresh water usually gets the fish more active after a long period of low water. Drift-fishing will be better with the increased level of water in the river. While this schedule continues, wade fishing will be restricted to early morning to mid-morning at Winkley Shoal and afternoon fishing at the dam after the generation has ceased. NOTE: Greg will

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again be offering the free fly-fishing class at First United Methodist Church in Heber Springs beginning Thursday evening, Feb. 15. The class lasts for four weeks (each Thursday night from 7-9 p.m.). These dates are Feb. 15, Feb. 22, March 1 and March 8. It would be best to attend all classes, but if this not possible, come when you can. To register for this class, please contact Greg Seaton at 501-690-9166. If Greg doesn’t immediately answer, he will return voicemails or texts. Just one week before the class begins!

Greers Ferry Lake

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 455.33 feet msl (normal conservation pool: 462.04 feet msl Oct. 1-April 30; 463.04 feet msl May 1-June 1; 462.54 feet msl June 1-Sept. 30). (updated 2-72018) Tommy Cauley

of Fishfinder Guide Service (501-9401318) said the water level at Greers Ferry Lake on Tuesday was at 455.36 feet, 6.68 feet below normal pool of 462.04 feet msl and on a slow rise until they have to generate some. The bass fishing is fair on spinnerbaits, traps and jigs up shallow. The deeper fish can be caught on C-rigs and football heads out to 45 feet of water around shad. The mid-depth jerkbait bite is improving every day and will continue to be good through late spring. The crappie fishing is good on sunny days and so-so on cloudy days. Try fishing 18-30 feet vertical or reeling a beetle spin at the same depths horizontal for the best bite with minnows or jigs vertical. No report on bream. The hybrid and white bass fishing is good all over the lake for the fish getting ready to travel up rivers. Stay around the shad in 20-45 feet of water

and use spoons, inline spinners, swimbaits and hair jigs. The moving baits work best when it is cloudy, with spoons on sunny days. No report on walleye or catfish.

ers, but Lisa says she has done it before. Years ago she says, Lisa and her husband in the month of February caught two stringers full of big crappie off the Saline River.

Bishop Park Ponds

Arkansas River at Morrilton

(updated 2-72018) Lisa’s Bait Shop (501-778-6944) said there are still some reports of crappie being caught off size 6 crappie minnows close to the bank. No really big ones; about 1 pound or less. Those ponds feed off of Hurricane Creek, which comes from Hurricane Lake, so there has been some very nice fish come trapped in there after there is a big rain, which floods the creek into the ponds. Lots of people like going to those ponds because they can keep more fish (it's not an AFGF lake). And it's not in the regulation book so the regulations you go by are the state that are in the front of the fishing book: 10 bass, 10 catfish, 30 crappie, 50 bream.

Saline River Access in Benton

(updated 2-72018) Lisa at Lisa’s Bait Shop (501778-6944) said walleye are still being caught, some not in great numbers but in good-sized ones. Anglers are using brooder minnows especially at the spillway. Smallmouth and Kentucky bas are also doing well on the brooders, as well as a few nice crappie. Hard to believe the crappie being caught off brood-

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(updated 2-72018) Charley’s Hidden Harbor at Oppelo (501-354-8080) said the recent weather has kept people off the river. He said catfish are in deep holes. Use shad with nightcrawlers. Bass are around jetties; use worms. Crappie are in the Petit Jean River. Float jigs in 8-14 feet of water. Sauger are biting below No. 9 on spook rigs.

North Arkansas

White River

(updated 2-72018) Cotter Trout Dock (870-435-6525) says, “Baby, it's cold outside. But the temperature trend is moving upward over the next 10 days and the trout are biting.” Water levels are fluctuating greatly during this cold snap; with the lake level low – 6-7 feet below power pool – but energy demands high, Southwestern Power has been releasing large amounts of water for several hours early in the day, then returning to low flow for the rest of the day. Expect very low releases when the weather is mild. Tried and true baits will provide plenty of action: sick baits (4-8 feet or 6-10 feet sinking

depths during morning releases), gold bellies, blue backs. Live worms, red wigglers are best, attract some trout especially during rising releases. Keep a few sculpins on hand and always some gold/red spoons as the water drops.

Norfork Lake

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 545.88 feet msl (normal conservation pool: September-April 552.00 feet msl; April-September, 554.00 feet msl). (updated 2-72018) Tom Reynolds of STR Outfitters said he missed the last week's fishing report due to our trip to the Chicago Sports Show. But he’s back this week and then we will go to the Jonesboro Sport Show Feb, 9. If you are around the Jonesboro area, stop by Tom’s booth and you can spend some talking fishing. Right now the Norfork Lake water temperature is in the low 40s and will stay that way for the next several weeks. Once they start getting some consistent south winds they should see a quick warmup. The lake is experiencing the normal winter shad kill. They are seeing thousands of small 1- inch threadfin shad dying along the shoreline. Small threadfin shad cannot tolerate water temperatures in the low 40s very long.

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Thanks to all of you who called and correctly identified last week's featured church as Zion Hill Missionary Baptist ABA.. If you can identify this Church call 745-8040. (Remember to give me a contact for the history of your Church. We want to print the history of every Church in Van Buren County. With your help, we will!) Antioch General Baptist Church 1608 Highway 9, Fox (870)363-4509 Archey Valley Community Church Highway 254, Chimes Bee Branch Baptist 11509 Hwy 65 South, Bee Branch 654-2630 Bethel Community Church 17904 Highway 95 W, Cleveland Botkinburg Baptist Church 9297 Highway 65 N, Botkinburg 745-3530 Botkinburg Community Foursquare Church 7054 Highway 65 N, Botkinburg 745-2311 Burnt Ridge Community Church 5846 Burnt Ridge Road, Clinton 745-6737 Calvary Missionary Baptist Church ABA 144 Nickie Ave., Clinton 745-3245 Choctaw Baptist Church 208 Highway 330 E, Clinton 745-7370 Choctaw Christian Center 4157 Highway 65 S, Choctaw 745-8264 Choctaw Church of Christ 233 Highway 330 E, Choctaw 745-8264 Christian Fellowship Church 674 Highway 658, Clinton Church of Christ 20452 Highway 16 W, Alread 745-5498 Church of the Nazarene 1664 Highway 65 S, Clinton Clinton Church of Christ 184 Third Street, Clinton 745-4252 Clinton Seventh-day Adventist Church 125 Skyhill Drive, Clinton 745-4532 Clinton United Methodist Church 636 Joe Bowling Road, Clinton 745-5181 Colony Church of Christ Hwy 92 E, Bee Branch Corinth Baptist Church 5158 Holley Mountain Road, Clinton Cornerstone Evangelical Church 3351 Highway 330 S, Fairfield Bay 884-6657 Crabtree Foursquare Church 11301 Highway 16 W, Crabtree 745-2894 Culpepper Community Church 6055 Highway 336 W, Culpepper Culpepper Mountain Church of Christ 118 South Essie Road, Culpepper Damascus United Methodist Church 17194 Highway 65 S, Damascus Eagle Heights Baptist Church Independent Fundamental VBC Fairgrounds, Clinton 757-0013

Eglantine Church of Christ 3796 Highway 330 S, Shirley 884-6880 Fairbanks Community Church 4753 Arkansas 356 E, Bee Branch Fairfield Bay Baptist Church 481 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay 884-3371 Fairfield Bay United Methodist Church 765 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay 884-3373 Faith Christian 10839 Edgemont Road, Edgemont 723-8109 Faith Lutheran Church 310 Snead Drive, Fairfield Bay 884-3375 First Assembly of God Church 2466 Highway 65 N, Clinton 745-2285 First Baptist Church of Clinton 211 First Baptist Road, Clinton 745-6113 First Baptist Church of Damascus 43 Oak Tree Road, Damascus 335-7440 First Baptist Church of Sugarloaf 557 Arkansas 337, Higden 654-2354 First General Baptist Church 664 Highway 16 E, Clinton 745-4043 First Pentecostal Church of Clinton Highway 65 S at 1128 Lyn Road, Choctaw Formosa Baptist Church 630 Highway 9 W, Clinton 745-7709 Formosa Church of Christ 6603 Highway 9 West Clinton AR. 745-4446 Friendship Baptist Church 1321 Third St., Clinton 745-7177 Full Gospel Tabernacle 128 Catland Lane, Shirley 723-4500 Grace Church 3793 Highway 65 S, Clinton 472-7462 Half Moon Baptist Church 1031 Half Moon Road, Clinton 745-2273 Harmony Mountain Church of Christ Quattlebaum and Harmony Mtn Roads 745-2059 Hope Community Church 905 Damascus Road, Quitman Immanuel Baptist Church 498 Highway 16 E, Clinton 745-8528 Kaley Hill Missionary Baptist 6505 Highway 356, Bee Branch Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 3624 Highway 65 S, Clinton 745-8781

Kingdoms Gate Ministries 10973 Hwy 16E PO Box 335 Shirley, AR. 72153 Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church 250 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay 884-3304 Landmark Missionary Baptist Church ABA 229 Third St., Clinton Lexington Baptist Church 9525 Highway 110, Shirley 723-4787 Liberty Missionary Baptist Church 2712 Highway 254 W, Chimes Community Low Gap Community Chapel 4320 Low Gap Road, Alread Lute Mountain Community Church Victory Lane near Highway 16, Shirley 723-8299 Main Line Full Gospel 114 Mariposa Loop, Bee Branch 253-1005 Maranatha Assembly of God 11929 Highway 16 E, Shirley 723-8181 Mount Zion Church of Christ 1202 Highway 16 W, Clinton 745-2572 Mount Zion General Baptist 2333 Mount Zion Road, Bee Branch 362-3807 New Beginning Church 12200 Highway 254 E, Dennard New Hope Baptist Church 4198 Highway 65 N, Clinton 757-2332 New Liberty Church of Christ 4815 Highway 95, Cleveland 669-2575 New Life Apostolic Church of Clinton 198 Richard Road, Clinton 745-6411 Peace Lutheran Church of Edgemont 10849 Edgemont Road, Edgemont 723-4726 Pee Dee Baptist Church 2744 Highway 16 E, Clinton 745-4115 Pine Grove General Baptist Church 102 Silvertree Road, Shirley Pine Mountain General Baptist Church Gravesville Cutoff Road, South of Bee Branch Plant Baptist Church 4897 Highway 110, Clinton 745-6887 Pleasant Grove Friendship Church 22210 Highway 16 W, Alread 745-8450 Pleasant Valley Baptist Church 5092 Banner Mtn Road, Shirley 723-4737

Pleasant Valley General Baptist No. 1 5153 Highway 92 W, Bee Branch Point Remove Baptist Church 10954 Highway 336 W, Formosa Rabbit Ridge Church of Christ 215 Rabbit Ridge Road, Bee Branch 745-4634 Red River of Life Church of God 10839 Edgemont Road, Edgemont 723-8109 Rupert Baptist Church 21434 Highway 16 W, Clinton 745-8593 Salem Primitive Baptist Church Gravesville Cutoff Road, Bee Branch Sand Springs Missionary Baptist Church Highway 124 E, Damascus 335-8003 Sardis Freewill Baptist 4141 Highway 124, Gravesville 335-8027 Scotland Baptist Church 278 Postal Lane, Scotland 592-3787 Scotland Church of Christ 297 Scotland-Formosa Road, Scotland Scotland Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church 1476 Scotland-Formosa Road, Scotland 592-3311 Settlement Baptist Church 10277 Highway 16 E, Shirley 723-8171 Shady Grove Baptist Church 5448 Shady Grove Road, Shirley 723-4273 Shady Grove Chapel 4790 Highway 254 E, Dennard Shirley Church of Christ 10509 Highway 16 E, Shirley 723-8101 Shirley Community Church/First United Methodist 784 Matthew Clark Memorial Drive, Shirley 723-4387 South Side Baptist Highway 65 N, Damascus 335-7423 St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 250 Woodlawn Drive, Fairfield Bay 884-3349 St. Jude Catholic Church 3178 Hwy 65 S, Clinton 745-5716 Tabernacle of Praise 159 Boston Fern Road, Shirley 723-8280 The Gathering Ministry Outreach 80746 Highway 16 W, Rupert 745-3883 The Zoo Church 12174 Highway 65 N, Dennard 514-8535 The Power House (non-denominational) 159 Mt. Zion Road, Bee Branch, AR 253-2385 Trace Ridge Bible Church Highway 254 W at Morris Road, Chimes Walnut Grove Church 6940 Highway 95 W, Clinton 745-3445 Zion Hill Missionary Baptist ABA 29129 Highway 16 W, Jerusalem 745-4467

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF VAN BUREN COUNTY, ARKANSAS FOURTH DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL RAY HATCHER, DECEASED NO. 71PR2018-8 WARNING ORDER TO: MARTIN HATCHER AND ROBIN HATCHER You are hereby warned to appear in this Court within thirty (30) days from the first date of publication of the Warning Order and response to the Appointment Nancy Ziese as Executrix of the Estate of Michael Ray Hatcher. Your failure to file a written response within thirty (30) may bar you from answering or asserting any defense you have. Given under my hand and seal this 1st day of February , 2018. VAN BUREN COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK By: /s/ Debbie Gray D.C. Debbie Gray, Circuit Clerk (SEAL)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF VAN BUREN COUNTY, ARKANSAS FOURTH DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL RAY HATCHER, DECEASED NO. 71PR2018-8 NOTICE TO CREDITORS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF DECEDENT: 100 Rock Road Clinton, AR 72031 DATE OF DEATH: December 18, 2017 The undersigned was appointed Executrix of the estate of the above-named decedent on January 25, 2018. A contest of the probate can be effected only by filing a petition within the time provided by law. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. Provided, that claims for injury or death caused by the negligence of the decedent shall be filed within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of the notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in such estate. THIS NOTICE first published this 6th day of February , 2018. Nancy Ziese, Executrix By: NATHAN S. MORGAN, /s/ Nathan S. Morgan Bar # 2009269 MORGAN LAW FIRM, P.A. Attorney for Estate 148 Court Street Clinton, AR 72031 (501) 745-4044

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF VAN BUREN COUNTY, ARKANSAS FIRST DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF FRANK BENEDETTI, deceased NO. 71PR-18-10 NOTICE TO CREDITORS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF DECEDENT: 3160 Highway 110 Clinton, Arkansas 72031 DATE OF DEATH: October 3, 2017 On January 29, 2018, an affidavit of collection of small estate by distributee was filed with respect to the estate of Frank Benedetti, deceased, with the clerk of the probate division of the circuit court of Van Buren County, Arkansas, under Ark. Code Ann. § 28-41-101. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the distributee or his or her attorney within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. Then name, mailing address, and telephone number of the distributee or distributee’s attorney is: Chad J. Brown Attorney at Law 203 Court Street Clinton, AR 72031 THIS NOTICE first published this 6th day of February , 2018. /s/ Chad J. Brown CHAD J. BROWN, I.D. No. 2010085 Attorney at Law 203 Court Street Clinton, AR 72031 501-745-8801 FAX 501-745-6262

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