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<p><strong></strong>From left (front) are William Johnston, district governor of Lions; Hernandez; Tina Shores, DSB vocational rehabilitation counselor; (back) sister Malia Hernandez, mother Barbara Balch-Hernandez, stepmother Telitha Hernandez and father Damian Hernandez.</p>

Hernandez receives award

May 23, 2015 4:06am

Marissa D. Hernandez of Van Buren, who is visually impaired, has been named the area’s outstanding consumer of the year by the Department of Human Services Division of Services for the Blind.


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Jack Bernard retires from City of VB

May 23, 2015 4:06am

Jack Bernard (left), property maintenance manager, has retired from the City of Van Buren. City staff held a luncheon in his honor March 15. He was greeted by friends, family and co-workers. Mayor...

<p><strong></strong>Rebekah Olienyk, Lileeanna Humphries, McKenzi Bromley and Jennifer Burcham with food at Monday’s Freshman Academy awards banquet.</p>

Freshman Academy awards presented

May 23, 2015 4:06am

Ashtyn Adams and Garrett Spears were honored as the freshmen of the year at the third annual Academy Awards Banquet at the Van Buren High School Freshman Academy May 18.

Sarah McPhate was...

Closings announced for Memorial Day

May 23, 2015 4:06am

Waste Management/Deffenbaugh Trash Services will be closed Monday to observe Memorial Day.

“We will honor the men and women who serve and have served in our armed forces,” said Jeff Hirscher...

Alma leaders discuss drainage woes

May 23, 2015 4:06am

Alma city leaders discussed drainage, parks and annexation during their Thursday night council meeting.

After several weeks of heavy rains, Alma Public Works Director Mark Yardley spoke to...

VB man charged with terroristic threatening

May 23, 2015 4:06am

A Van Buren man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County to threatening a District Court employee.

Kenneth Richard Beauchamp, 22, is charged with first-degree terroristic threatening...

<p style="text-align: left;" ><strong></strong>Colleen Nick (left) greets Leslie Rutledge.</p>

State attorney general visits Morgan Nick Foundation headquarters

May 23, 2015 4:05am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge made her first visit to the Morgan Nick Foundation headquarters in Alma Thursday.

During her stop, Rutledge toured the facility and met with Colleen...

Plea from May 20, 2015

May 23, 2015 4:05am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren May 20, Judge Mike Medlock heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Cody Dale Kirby, 28, of Mountainburg pleaded guilty to...

SPMI to host free webinar June 16

May 23, 2015 4:05am

SPMI in Van Buren will host a free webinar June 16 at 2 p.m. to assist employers tackling the Affordable Care Act mandate

“The Affordable Care Act: What Does it mean for your organization?”...

College Round-Up for May 20

May 20, 2015 9:14am


Hogs season ends

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Arkansas men’s golf team had its season come to end Saturday at the NCAA Regionals. The Razorbacks shot plus-31, 871 over three rounds to...

Funding for libraries cut

May 20, 2015 10:49am

Crawford County libraries are looking to make $24,000 in mid-year spending cuts after state legislators cut funding to public libraries earlier this year.

Crawford County Library System will...


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