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<p><strong></strong>Placing first in the junior division at the national competition were (front row) Addison Buttress, Amberlie Ming, Layton McClure, Carlie Nguyen and Gracie Crabtree. They were coached by (back row) Greg Burris and Crystal Nguyen.</p>

VB First Assembly of God Bible quiz team No. 1

Updated: Jul 01, 2015 9:21am

Three Bible quiz teams from the First Assembly of God Church in Van Buren received top spots in the Impact Bible Quiz national championship June 23-25 in Arlington, Texas.

Two junior teams...

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Area mayors meet

Jul 01, 2015 8:59am

Several Crawford County mayors met June 18 at Stepping Stone School in Alma to discuss common interests and issues relating to all cities. State Rep. Charlotte Douglas joined the mayors to provide...

4th of July closings announced

Jul 01, 2015 8:58am

The Crawford County Courthouse and other county buildings will be closed Friday, July 3, for the Fourth of July holiday, according to County Judge John Hall.

State offices in the county also...

County set to issue licenses

Jul 01, 2015 8:56am

Crawford County is prepared to provide marriage licenses for same-sex couples, said the county clerk.

Same-sex couples are now able to apply and receive their marriage license in Crawford...

Old murder case topic of July CC Chronicles event

Jul 01, 2015 8:50am

An infamous murder case in Van Buren will be the topic of a presentation at the Drennen-Scott Historic Site at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday as part of the site’s Crawford County Chronicles program.


Alma officials working on alternate annexation proposal

Jun 29, 2015 5:01pm

Alma city officials are working on an alternate annexation proposal that will reduce the amount of acreage planned for incorporation from a proposal previously put forward by the mayor.


Painting with a Twist opens

Updated: Jul 01, 2015 8:47am

Following a national trend that began around 2007, a new “paint and sip” franchise opened this week in Fort Smith.

By combining a painting class with wine and music, Painting with a Twist,...

Candidates face changes in election calendar

Jun 29, 2015 4:55pm

Candidates for 2016 are facing changes in the state election calendar and an 18-month campaign schedule released by the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office earlier this month.

In 2016, the...

College Round-Up for June 27

Jun 29, 2015 9:42am


Bulls select Portis in NBA Draft

FAYETTEVILLE — Former Arkansas forward Bobby Portis was selected No. 22 overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls on Thursday....

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p><strong>Reaching for the catch.</strong> Royal’s pitcher Noah Downs tries for the catch during a recent game against Mountainburg.</p>

Extra Baseball Pics for June 26, 2015

Jun 29, 2015 9:42am


Reaching for the catch. Royal’s pitcher Noah Downs tries for the catch during a recent game against Mountainburg.


Safe at second. Trey...

Communities plan 4th of July celebrations

Jun 24, 2015 8:50am

A variety of celebrations are planned for the Fourth of July holiday beginning Saturday.

Several cities in Crawford County have planned events and fireworks for Independence Day, with music...


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