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16 acres purchased for new jail

Sep 17, 2014 4:06am

Crawford County officials agreed to the purchase of 16 acres off U.S. 64 for the location of the new 270-bed detention center at the Quorum Court meeting Monday night.

In a unanimous vote,...

Family offers reward

Sep 17, 2014 4:06am

The family of a former sheriff’s deputy who was shot to death at his home in northeastern Crawford County will offer a cash reward for any information that leads to the arrest of his killer.


Civil War events set at Drennen-Scott Historic Site

Sep 17, 2014 4:06am

Two events centered on local Civil War history will take place in October at the Drennen-Scott Historic Site — its yearly Civil War commemoration event held Oct. 4 and an Oct. 5 Crawford County...

<p>The Women’s Community League of Alma awarded the Daisy Yard of the Month for September to Ryan and Ashleigh Gillespie, 219 Maple Shade Road. Nominate a yard at, via email to, or call (816) 379-6593.</p>

Yard of month

Sep 17, 2014 4:06am


Alma High School's 2014 Homecoming Court includes (from left) sophomore maid Abby Ross, junior maid Audrey France, senior maid Ashlyn Elliott, Homecoming Queen Kandiss Neely, senior maid Madison Oliver, junior maid Bailey Tyler and sophomore maid Allison Rogers. The Alma Airedales will host Little Rock Catholic Sept. 26 at Airedale Stadium.

AHS Homecoming Court

Sep 17, 2014 4:05am

Alma High School’s 2014 homecoming court includes (from left) sophomore maid Abby Ross, junior maid Audrey France, senior maid Ashlyn Elliott, Homecoming Queen Kandiss Neely, senior maid Madison...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>A water fowl takes advantage of the last ray of sunshine as the sun sets on the water of Lake Tenkiller in northeastern Oklahoma.</p>


Sep 17, 2014 4:05am


<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>With clubs on their shoulders, Lance Lanier of Citizens Bank &amp; Trust (left) and State Rep. Gary Deffenbaugh prepare to tee off in the annual Van Buren Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic Monday at Eagle Crest Golf Course. Twenty-seven teams participated in the annual event.</p>

Ready to tee off

Sep 17, 2014 4:05am


<p>photo by GEORGE “CLAY” MITCHELL</p><p>A sheep makes a wrong turn and heads into a small crowd of children and parents during the Mutton Bustin’ competition Tuesday evening at the Crawford County Fair in Mulberry.</p>

Mutton but a good time

Sep 13, 2014 4:05am


Sponsorship opportunities available for fiesta

Sep 13, 2014 5:05am

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Sept. 27 “Great Futures Gala” fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren.

The inaugural celebration will be held at the home of...


Faces of CASA

Sep 13, 2014 4:06am

photo by KENNETH FRY

B.J. Lea, Celeste Lewis and Debbie Faubus-Kendrick (from left) of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Crawford County received Face of CASA awards at the state...

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