The Cleburne County Fair Board met on March 13, 2018, at the fairgrounds. In normal business, the minutes from the January 12 meeting were accepted as was the treasury report. The general account had a beginning balance of $10,356.00 and an ending balance of $24,599.80. The Premium Account had a beginning balance of $2555.90 and an ending balance of $2183.52.
With help from Venture Equipment located in Searcy, the Board was able to purchase a new tractor at a discounted price. The New Holland tractor valued at $27,500.00, was purchased for $10,000.00 after a $2000.00 trade-in, a discount from New Holland and a generous contribution from Venture. Financing is through Centennial Bank with annual payments of $2000.00 plus interest for five years.