The Van Buren County Cattlemen’s Association is already gearing up for the 2013 fair.

At the 2012 county fair, the association purchased the grand champion supreme beef heifer, shown by Cody Willis of South Side School.

Seven students whose cattle didn’t sell were given $188 each by the cattlemen. They were: Makayla Mosely, Gary Hall, Cody Hall, Lindsey Triplett and Cassidy Waddle from South Side, and Chance Taylor and Stephanie Howard from Shirley.

To raise money for the auction and for scholarship money the association held an auction and sold chances for a rifle (won by Randy War), gift certificates from Walmart (won by Jodi Linn), Home Depot (won by Allison Foster) and a rolling tool box (won by Shane Collins).

The association presented $1,000 scholarships to Ajpril Quattlebaum, a senior at UA-Monticello, and to Camille Litaker, a senior at Arkansas Tech in Russellville.

Anyone interested in joining the Cattlemen’s Association should watch for the group’s monthly meeting announcement in the Democrat’s Calendar. — Donna S. Moore


The Clinton Twilighters were accepted into the Van Buren County EHC this month.

We are a new club and growing strong. Although we will not be meeting in December, we will be attending the Winter Wonderland Party at Western Sizzlin.

We are all looking forward to a wonderful year of education, crafts, teaching and learning, and in general, just having fun. We will be making teaching dolls, as well as doing some knitting and crocheting.

Come join in the fun on the first Thursday of each month as we meet at Lefler Apartments in Clinton at 5 p.m.

For more information contact Deborah Jones at 253-3497.

Sew & Sews

The Sew and Sews is holding its annual Christmas sale in front of Thriftway Grocery from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7. Items for sell include yard stick holders, jewelry, scarves, hats, Christmas ornaments, slippers, and more.

The club is also raffling off a panda quilt wall-hanging and a plastic canvas Santa sleigh. All proseeds from the raffle and sale will be donated to the Angel Tree. Come help us make some children’s Christmas a little brighter.

On Dec. 14 we will be distributing a little Christmas cheer to the residents of the Ozark Health Nursing Center. We handcrafted little felt mice with a candy cane tail and will give one to each resident.

For questions or more information call Deborah Jones at 253-3497.


The Clinton Area Rotary Clubs meets each Wednesday at noon at Western Sizzlin in Clinton.

The Fairfield Bay Rotary Club meets at 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday at the Indian Hills Country Club in Fairfield Bay.

There are more than 34,000 Rotary clubs worldwide with 1.2 million members.

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