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City of Alma to begin adding fluoride to water system

May 23, 2016 9:05am

Alma Public Works will begin fluoridating the city’s drinking water on Wednesday, June 15, affecting Alma, Kibler, Dyer and Redhill.

Hexafluorosilicic acid, commonly used for water...

<p><strong></strong>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Darien Domingos receives his diploma from Christy Mayo, president of the Van Buren School Board.</p>

Students receive diplomas

May 23, 2016 9:05am

A total of 447 Van Buren High School seniors received their diplomas at a new venue Tuesday night - Stubblefield Center at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.

More than 3,000 were on...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Rep. Bruce Westerman held a Google Hangout visit with students from Mulberry High School and Pleasant View Junior High School. Eight students participated in the visit, including Makala Robinson (from left), 15, Emily Fowler, 15, and Harrison Hatwig, 13.</p>

Westerman visits with area students

May 23, 2016 9:05am

Rep. Bruce Westerman made a digital appearance at Mulberry High School on Wednesday to visit with students and answer questions about his role in government.

Westerman met with eight...

VB City Council will discuss cost of city’s health insurance

May 23, 2016 9:05am

Members of the Van Buren City Council will meet Tuesday to discuss the cost of the city’s health insurance.

Aldermen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city council room of the Municipal...

Colorado couple pleads not guilty to drug charges

May 23, 2016 9:05am

A Colorado couple arrested at the Interstate 40 rest area pleaded not guilty to drug charges Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Tyanna Estlie Guthrie Moore, 55, of Saguache, Colo.,...

<p><strong></strong>Ashleigh Gillespie was recognized as state VFW teacher of the year at a ceremony at Butterfield Trail Middle School. From left are Brian Baker of the local VFW, District 7 Commander Donald Barnes, Gillespie and Matthew Hicks, also of the Van Buren VFW post.</p>

Local teacher receives state VFW award

May 18, 2016 9:05am

A Butterfield Trail Middle School teacher has been named state VFW teacher of the year by the Arkansas Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Ashleigh Gillespie, an eighth grade social studies teacher at...

Fun Day scheduled for Alma City Park

May 18, 2016 9:05am

An outdoor themed family event hosted by First Baptist Church of Alma is set for Saturday at Alma City Park.

Family Fun Day will include a fishing derby, free food, and information and...

Van Buren plans overlay projects

May 18, 2016 9:05am

Members of the Van Buren City Council approved Monday night the purchase of up to $300,000 in asphalt for in-house street repairs.

Mayor Bob Freeman said municipal highway funds will be...

Quorum court approves purchasing of asphault machine

May 18, 2016 9:05am

Crawford County justices of the peace approved a measure allowing the county administrator to enter a finance agreement for $313,551 to buy an asphalt paving machine for the road department.