Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun November 11, 2018
PHOTO BY: Staci Vandagriff

Wilbur A. “Willie” Burton and his service dog, Buddy, stand in front of the America flag he flies on the front porch of his Habitat for Humanity home in Benton. A native of Virginia, Burton enlisted in the Navy and completed several tours of duty in Vietnam.

‘I’ll never forget’

Navy veteran recalls military service, experience with Habitat for Humanity

Carol Rolf

Wilbur A. “Willie” Burton, 75, served in the Navy from 1961 to 1974 with several tours of duty in Vietnam. Today he serves as commander of American Legion Post 19 in Benton and is active in several other veterans organizations. “I’ve been post commander of the local American Legion for the past five years,” he said. He said he joined “10 or 15 years ago” and is now a life member of the organization, which, according to its website legio... READ MORE


Sheridan couple win $3M in lottery

For years, Timothy Burdess has relied on the Angel Tree program to provide Christmas presents for his son, Ryan. But this is the first year that Burdess can help someone else, and he is “really proud of that fact.”


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    Sheridan golfer named to the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame

    An empty seat signified much at the table of Brent Winston on Nov. 1 as the Sheridan golfer entered the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock. Winston’s father and inspiration, W.A. Winston, 77, died June 7 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. But his son was determined that he be remembered on that special night. “I had that idea about leaving Dad’s chair open,” Brent Winston said. “I wanted to do it out ... READ MORE


    5 WMAs among the state’s best for duck hunting

    The name Bayou Meto has long been synonymous with world-class waterfowling. Mention this southeast Arkansas wildlife management area to a duck hunter, and he’ll respond like Pavlov’s dog to a dinner bell — drooling at the mouth, with a hungry look in his eyes. In the minds of many, Bayou Meto is the center of the waterfowling universe, and anything outside this fabled realm is lesser fare. In reality, several Arkansas WMAs serve up wate... READ MORE



    Today – Tuesday Sense and Sensibility ARKADELPHIA — The Henderson State University Theatre and the Ouachita Baptist University Theatre will present Sense and Sensibility at 2:30 p.m. today and at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Studio Theatre in Henderson’s Arkansas Hall. Purchase tickets from 1-4 p.m. at the HSU Theatre Box Office in Arkansas Hall. Admission is $10, or free with an HSU or OBU student ID. For more information or re... READ MORE