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<p style="text-align: left;"><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p style="text-align: left;">Mayor Bob Freeman (left) recognizes outgoing Van Buren city council members (from left) Teena Sagely, Johnny Ragsdale and Max Blake.</p>

Outgoing aldermen thanked for service

Dec 17, 2014 11:24am

Three aldermen were thanked for their service to the City of Van Buren Monday night during their final city council meeting.

Aldermen Teena Sagely, Johnny Ragsdale and Max Blake were...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Cheryl Anderson (left) and Elaina Damante donned their elf attire for Saturday Elf Run at Lee Creek Park in Van Buren. Madi Chitwood and Clarke Henson were the overall winners in the second annual event sponsored by Optimist Club of Crawford County.</p>

Elf Run

Dec 17, 2014 11:21am

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Deputy positions eliminated

Dec 13, 2014 4:14pm

To help meet budget cut demands, the Crawford County sheriff will pull three deputies from courthouse security at the end of the month.

Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown filed a letter with...

<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Randy and Heather Riley and Marla Sandlin with Sammy prepare for Wednesday’s Christmas open house to benefit The Current Church and other local shelters. The Rileys are the youth pastors at The Current Church.</p>

Christmas open house set for Wednesday

Dec 13, 2014 4:12pm

A pleasure trip to Kansas City for a professional football game inspired a Van Buren woman to help those in need during the harsh winter months.

Wes and Marla Sandlin will host a Christmas...

<p><strong></strong>Natalie Evans and Brooklyn Walker were eager to wave to passersby from the window of Sophisticuts. Natalie is the daughter of Jeremy and Heather Evans and Brooklyn is the daughter of Angel and Donnie Belt.</p>

Living Windows

Dec 10, 2014 3:57pm


<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Madison Waller with her goat Violet and Alex Loftin rode on the winning float sponsored by Crawford County 4-H Horse Talk Club in the Alma Christmas parade Friday night.</p>

Alma Christmas Parade

Updated: Dec 11, 2014 11:33am


<p><strong></strong>James Bassham and his little brother Terry Bassham grace a Christmas card for their father’s store, Bassham’s Grocery, in the 1950s.</p>

Bassham’s Grocery closing Dec. 31

Dec 10, 2014 3:21pm

Bassham’s Grocery in Mountainburg will close Dec. 31 after 62 years of serving the community.

Open since 1952, Bassham’s Grocery is the only grocery store in Mountainburg. While it offers a...

Mountainburg woman gets $50,000 bond

Dec 10, 2014 5:07am

Bond has been set at $50,000 for a Mountainburg woman accused of firing two shots into a car on U.S. 71 North.

Andrea Pense, 21, of Mountainburg is being held in the Crawford County...

Three Christmas parades Saturday

Dec 10, 2014 5:07am

Crawford County will play host to three Christmas parades Saturday.

The Van Buren Christmas parade, sponsored by The Old Town Merchants Association, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at 14th and Main...

WCLA December yard of the month

Dec 10, 2014 5:06am

Women’s Community League of Alma awarded the Daisy Yard of the Month for December to Rex and Jennifer Woods at 1731 Kings Way. The Woods’ home will be featured in the Alma Trail of Lights, along...

Man accused of killing his father requests jury trial

Dec 10, 2014 5:06am

A man accused of killing his father has requested a jury trial in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Eddie Dean Hice, 55, is charged with first-degree murder in the March 13 shooting death of...

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