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VB council reviews rates for insurance

May 28, 2016 4:07am

Increasing the cost of health insurance for family coverage of city employees will be presented to the Van Buren City Council at its June 20 meeting.

Mayor Bob Freeman made the announcement...

Alma property condemned

May 28, 2016 4:07am

Groundbreaking set

May 25, 2016 9:15am

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Fun Day scheduled for Alma City Park

May 18, 2016 9:57am

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...

Quorum court approves purchasing of asphault machine

May 18, 2016 9:55am

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.

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Tom Wing, assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, signs a copy of his book, “Images of America: Van Buren,” for Kenny Moody of Muskogee at the newly opened Chapters on Main, a coffee shop and book store at 816 Main St.</p>

Old Timers Day 2016

May 18, 2016 9:44am


<p><strong></strong>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Hunter Grill and Tanner Hampton were presented George Cabaniss Memorial scholarships by Cabaniss’ daughters Corri Tran (left) and Candice Settle-Beshears (right).</p>

VBHS seniors accept scholarships

May 14, 2016 4:07am

About $6 million in scholarships were presented to Van Buren High School seniors during the annual Scholarship Night in the VBHS Commons.

Cindy Nelson, career development facilitator,...

<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Dalton Hall signs a contract with the Arkansas Army National Guard in front of Sgt. Aurora Elizondo (right) and Capt. Matthew Sweeney.</p>

VBHS senior receives Minuteman scholarship

May 14, 2016 4:05am

Van Buren High School senior Dalton Hall is one of two in the state to receive the four-year Minuteman scholarship from the Arkansas Army National Guard.

Hall was presented the scholarship...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Marty Shell (center right) and his mother Barbara Shell (center left) cut a ceremonial Van Buren Chamber of Commerce ribbon Tuesday. With them are employees Arlene Logan (from left), LaDonna Riley, Whitney Blount, Wesley Daniel, Tyson Floyd and Ricky Escobedo.</p>

Expansion will fulfill vital need

May 14, 2016 4:07am

A $1.3 million expansion of Five Rivers Distribution near the Port of Van Buren is fulfilling the increased need for storage for goods being transported on the Arkansas River.

Five Rivers...

Free career fair set Tuesday

May 14, 2016 4:07am

Crawford County Adult Education Center will host a free spring career fair for the public Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Those looking for work can connect with local employers, schools and...

Alma school board updated on district funding

May 14, 2016 4:07am

Alma School Board members discussed state education funding and the district accreditation report during their regular monthly meeting Thursday night.

Superintendent David Woolly updated...

Downtown revitalization begins

May 14, 2016 4:07am

The move to revitalize historic downtown must be broad-based, those attended the kick-off meeting for Van Buren Original were told Tuesday.

“To have development downtown there will need to...

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