The court decides

A fairly minor note in the grand scheme of things, but after the recent Arkansas Supreme Court session held at Clinton School a decision has been reached, finding for the Keech Law Firm that the state police must release its files on a 54 year old case.

We won't bore you here with the legalise, save the point which will not appear in any legal writings: That the decision was reached after hearing an argument in the Clinton School Auditorium; that the decision was reached as we had a chance to observe its process.

We banged that gong earlier in this space, but it bears repeating: It really is amazing we get to hear a Supreme Court debate right here in town, just amazing. Thanks to those who made this all possible, Clinton School staff not in the least.

That time of year

Just lots going on right now, lots of community events and festivals, lots of groups having their annual event, and of course the ball is rolling toward graduation.

It's a certain joy which goes with this time of year, that almost-frantic preparation as we get the gatherings together before school lets out, followed by summer's oppressive heat (which takes a lot of the fun out of running around).

We enjoy it, these events and festivals, and we appreciate the chance to get out and meet all of you.

Charming

We don't have a theatre critic, but if we did we're sure that person would use the word “charming” to describe last weekend's performance of Singin' in the Rain by Clinton Students.

We do have some pictures of the event, and anticipate having them up in next week's issue.

We'll have overflow pictures on our website, which is as good a time as any to point out how we're working to keep the website up-to-date and useful. www.vanburencountydem.com

Speaking of websites

More talk of significant weather beginning Wednesday, when this edition's due out, into the weekend. We'll do our best to keep you informed at the website, and keep links to that up on our social media outlets.

Meanwhile be careful, keep a flashlight around, and go dig up last week's issue on preparedness kits for a good idea or two.

Psalm 73: 21-28 (NIV)

21 When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered, 22 I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you. 23 Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. 24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. 25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. 27 Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you. 28 But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.