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Storefront decoration award

Oct 01, 2014 4:06am

The Women’s Community League of Alma awarded Petals and Stems first place in the storefront decoration contest during Alma High School’s homecoming week. The winner was chosen by public vote at...

<p>Central Elementary School first-grade students Hayden Burgett, Landon Tobar and Caden Capps check out a goat at the petting zoo during School Day at the 2014 Crawford County Fair. Students learned about beekeeping, beef, swine, goat, and poultry education, along with a live milk cow demonstration. First grade teachers are Kristie Mendez, Leslie Roberts and Summer Crabtree.</p>

Petting zoo

Oct 01, 2014 4:06am

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Vital statistics - Aug. 20, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 6:10pm

Births

Crawford County births announced by Mercy Fort Smith:

Kimberly and Michael Powers of Van Buren a son Aug. 3.

Briann and William Wilson of Van Buren a daughter Aug. 4.

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<p>Teresa Schlabach was the guest speaker at the Alma Rotary Club and spoke to the members about events the Alma Performing Arts Center will have during the 2014–15 season. With Schlabach are Alma Rotary Vice President Brent Taylor (left) and President Ed Thicksten.</p>

Rotary speaker

Aug 25, 2014 6:10pm

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Bob and Liz Martin of Fort Smith and Jeff Ricketts of Van Buren and Tim and Lisa O'Kelley of Ozark announce the engagement of their children, Holly Suzanne Ricketts of Fort Smith and Jake Edwin O'Kelley of Alma. A 5 p.m. ceremony is planned Nov. 1 at Lake Fort Smith State Park. Ms. Ricketts is the granddaughter of Clarence Martin of Van Buren, the late Jerry and JoAnn Halsell and the late Dave and Lou Ricketts. She is a 2009 graduate of Southside High School and a graduate of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith with a degree in dental hygiene. She is employed at Woolsey Dental Clinic in Ozark. Mr. O'Kelley is the grandson of Bill and Donna Crotts and Quincy and Azane O'Kelley, all of Alma. He is a 2005 graduate of Alma High School and is employed at Mid-South Steam Boiler in Van Buren.

Ricketts - O’Kelley engagement

Aug 25, 2014 6:08pm

Bob and Liz Martin of Fort Smith and Jeff Ricketts of Van Buren and Tim and Lisa O’Kelley of Ozark announce the engagement of their children, Holly Suzanne Ricketts of Fort Smith and Jake Edwin O’...

Mark and Dianna Elkins of Van Buren announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Mae Christine Elkins of Van Buren, to Lucas Simon Gramlich of Rudy, son of John Gramlich of Kibler and the late Nancy Gramlich. A private ceremony is planned Nov. 6 in the Canadian Rockies on the Bow River in Canmore, Canada. A reception will be held in their honor Dec. 6 in Northwest Arkansas, hosted by their family.

Elkins - Gramlich engagement

Aug 25, 2014 6:08pm

Mark and Dianna Elkins of Van Buren announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Mae Christine Elkins of Van Buren, to Lucas Simon Gramlich of Rudy, son of John Gramlich of Kibler and the late...

In and around - Aug. 20, 2014

Aug 20, 2014 8:08am

Aug. 21

Van Buren Lions Club annual Golf Classic, a four-player scramble, will be at 1 p.m. at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Alma. Entry fee is $70. Call Ernie Schimmelman at 461-2008.

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School menus - Aug. 16, 2014

Aug 16, 2014 4:06am

Cedarville School District

Monday: Chicken strips, mashed potatoes, sweet peas, diced pears, hot roll.

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In and around - Aug. 16, 2014

Aug 16, 2014 4:06am

Aug. 16

TEAL Night in Tahiti, a benefit for the River Valley Chapter of the Arkansas Ovarian Cancer Coalition, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Fort Smith Convention Center. Tickets are...

<p>Alma Intermediate School student and Boys and Girls Club member Jael Nunez recently completed his First Flight and Young Eagles Flight. They are offered by Keith Greene of Alma.</p>

Takes flight

Aug 13, 2014 9:30am

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