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<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>New Van Buren School District Superintendent Dr. Harold Jeffcoat reads to a class at Parkview Elementary School.</p>

New superintendent feels at home in VB

Sep 02, 2015 9:29am

Dr. Harold Jeffcoat feels he and his family have been blessed with the opportunity for him to be Van Buren School District’s new school superintendent.

Over the past couple of years,...

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Tickets available for steak cookoff

Sep 02, 2015 9:24am

Tickets are still available for Saturday’s steak dinner during the championship steak cookoff in historic downtown Van Buren.

The event will be sanctioned by Steak Cookoff Association of...

<p>Class members join hands in one of several bonding exercises.</p>

LCC opening retreat

Sep 02, 2015 9:22am

Leadership Crawford County’s Class of 2016 held its opening retreat Aug. 21-22 at Oak Manor Conference and Retreat Center. The 25-member class has 11 regular sessions before a closing retreat May...

Harding honored for work with 4-H

Aug 29, 2015 10:22pm

A Crawford County extension agent recently was named the Arkansas 4-H Volunteer Agent of the Year.

Nickie Harding, the sole extension agent currently working in the Crawford County office,...

County fair begins Sept. 14

Aug 29, 2015 10:21pm

Crawford County Fair will be Sept. 14-19 at Kirksey Park in Mulberry with music, food and events for all ages.

Admission to the fair is $3 for adults and $1 for children. A weekly gate pass...

Fite seeks re-election

Aug 29, 2015 10:20pm

State Rep. Charlene Fite has announced she will seek re-election for a third term to the seat she first won in 2012. Fite represents District 80, which includes parts of Crawford and Washington...

Alma’s annexation plans on hold

Aug 29, 2015 10:19pm

Alma city officials will continue to look for ways to develop economic growth after the city’s plan for annexation was stopped dead in its tracks, the mayor said.

Months spent in efforts to...

<p><strong></strong>Womack chats with area seniors and local officials and discusses upcoming legislative topics while sipping coffee at Alma Senior Center during a Coffee With the Congressman event Wednesday morning.</p>

Coffee with congressman

Aug 29, 2015 10:18pm


Three arrested on drug charges

Aug 29, 2015 10:16pm

Three arrested after forest service officers doing airborne surveillance found suspected marijuana plants pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Donald Ray Carson, 68...

Prominent local pastor remembered

Aug 26, 2015 9:41am

Pastor Bobby L. Johnson of First Assembly of God Church in Van Buren died Monday morning to the surprise and despair of his congregation.

Johnson, 72, recently celebrated his 35th...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Van Buren employees Kym Pope, her daughter BreAnne Rogers, Emily Six and her mom Sandie Six in Sandie Six’s office at Parkview Elementary School.</p>

All in the family

Aug 26, 2015 9:28am

Four Van Buren women show that passionate teaching can be generational.

Emily Six and BreAnne Rogers, teachers at Van Buren elementary schools, learned first hand about the realities of...


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