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Local VFW celebrates 90th anniversary

Apr 15, 2015 9:57am

State Rep. Charlene Fite said members of the Robert Jack Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1322 in Van Buren are to be commended for what they do for “lifting each other up.”

Fite was the...

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Man pleads not guilty to multiple charges

Apr 11, 2015 4:05am

A Van Buren man accused of having sexual relations with an underage girl pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Rickey Lee Johnston, 52, is charged with five counts...

Pleas - April 8, 2015

Apr 11, 2015 4:05am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren April 8, Judge Gary R. Cottrell heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Josh Beaucefus Denniston, 34, of Mountainburg pleaded not...

Group forms to champion downtown Van Buren

Apr 10, 2015 3:47pm

An organization has been formed to unify efforts to champion for a vibrant downtown Van Buren.

Rusty Myers, chairman of Van Buren Original Inc., said VBO sees downtown as a “ready-made...

Couple receives car makeover courtesy of Evans Body Shop

Apr 09, 2015 2:46pm

A couple facing frequent trips to Little Rock to get medical care for their son received a car makeover courtesy of Evans Body Shop in Van Buren.

Rodney and Misty Evans sponsored the contest...

Spinach Fest to be held in new location

Apr 08, 2015 7:59am

A new location has been set for the 2015 Alma Spinach Festival on Saturday, April 18.

Rather than on Fayetteville Avenue in downtown Alma as in previous festivals, this year’s Spinach...

Springtime blooms

Apr 08, 2015 7:59am

photo by KENNETH FRY

Emily Blasingame, 3, plays under a flowering tree on a spring afternoon in the yard at her grandmother’s house on North 20th Street in Van Buren. The forecast calls for...

<p><strong></strong>Alma High School juniors Cole Balkman and Caleb Fritz will attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 10-15 after being named finalists at the University of Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair.</p>

Two from AHS will attend national science fair

Apr 08, 2015 7:57am

Two Alma High School students will represent the River Valley at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pa., in May.

Caleb Fritz and Cole Balkman, both...

Cedarville board approves contracts

Apr 08, 2015 7:42am

Cedarville school officials rehired personnel and approved project contracts during the regular February and March school board meetings.

During the Feb. 26 meeting, school board members...

<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Breaking ground for the new In-Sync Pediatric Therapy Clinic at 1109 Fayetteville Road are owner Jocelyn Mitchelle, therapists and staff and well as some of In-Sync’s patients and their parents.</p>

Clinic breaks ground

Apr 04, 2015 4:06am

A specialized outpatient clinic dedicated to providing high quality therapy services to children with special needs is expanding.

Ambassadors of the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce hosted a...

<p><strong></strong>“Crossroads,” a 10-foot high metal abstract sculpture made of recycled car bumpers by Alma man Greer Farris will be one of five new pieces installed April 20 as part of the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition in New Orleans.</p>

Local artist’s sculpture added to exhibit in New Orleans

Apr 04, 2015 4:06am

A local artists’ metal sculpture is one of five new installations that will be added to the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition in New Orleans April 20.

“Crossroads,” an abstract sculpture...

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