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Rural development decision affecting VB put on hold

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

A decision by the USDA state director that would cost Van Buren the Rural Development loans that allow low to mid-income families to purchase land and build a home without a down payment has been...

Teams signing up for golf classic

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

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<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Crawford County Speedway hosted the Back to School Bicycle races during intermission on Saturday, Aug. 2. Winners of the 6-under division were (from left) Brianna Turner (third), Luke Stogsdill (second) and Jaden Carter (first).</p>

Extra Laps: Bike races at CCS

Aug 25, 2014 6:10pm

photo by TAMMY HOBSON

Crawford County Speedway hosted the Back to School Bicycle races during intermission on Saturday, Aug. 2. Winners of the 6-under division were (from left) Brianna...

Prep Golf: Pointers win first match of season

Aug 25, 2014 6:10pm

The Van Buren Pointers won their second outing of the season defeating Southside and Greenwood at Ben Geren on Monday.

Connor Thomas earned medalist honors as he finished with a 36. Van...

Hog Football: Allen Takes Backup Role

Aug 25, 2014 6:10pm

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema answered one of the Razorbacks’ key preseason questions last Saturday, naming Austin Allen the No. 2 quarterback.

The redshirt freshman said Monday he’s ready for...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON Roy Long (17), Chuck Smith (orange 55), Shawn Pinkerton (999), Caleb Smith (blue 55), Casey Wilson (c35) navigate Turn 4 during the restart of the E Modified heat race at Crawford County Speedway on Saturday. Long was second.</p>

Extra Laps for Aug. 9

Aug 25, 2014 6:10pm

photo by TAMMY HOBSON Roy Long (17), Chuck Smith (orange 55), Shawn Pinkerton (999), Caleb Smith (blue 55), Casey Wilson (c35) navigate Turn 4 during the restart of the E Modified heat race at...

UAFS Volleyball: Sargent happy with first practice

Aug 25, 2014 6:10pm

FORT SMITH – UAFS volleyball coach Jane Sargent had a noticeable smile as she talked about the Lady Lions’ first practice of the preseason on Wednesday.

It’s understandable.

All 19...

<p>photo by GEORGE “CLAY” MITCHELL</p><p>Van Buren senior Chole Bauman jumps up in preparation to hit the volleyball during practice on Friday. The Lady Pointers open the season Thursday with a benefit match against Northside at home before traveling to Rogers on Aug. 25.</p>

Volleyball: Lady Pointers prep for new season

Aug 25, 2014 6:10pm

With some experience returning, Van Buren coach Stephanie Hill is expecting her squad to have a better volleyball season in 2014.

“Size-wise, we’re not very big, but what we lack in size, we...

Hog Football: Wise suffers knee sprain

Aug 25, 2014 6:10pm

Defensive end Deatrich Wise did not participate in Wednesday night’s practice in Razorback Stadium because of a sprained knee he suffered earlier this week.

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said...

Hog Football: Hatcher to lead corps of receivers

Aug 25, 2014 6:10pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas wide receiver Keon Hatcher knows how much criticism quarterback Brandon Allen shouldered throughout the 2013 season.

He heard it. He felt it. And since the junior...

Control of drones requested

Aug 25, 2014 6:09pm

The City of Van Buren has been asked to consider guidelines for unmanned aircraft.

“Drones with cameras are now appearing in residential areas,” Jerry Harris told the council Monday night. “...

<p style="text-align: left;" ><strong></strong>ARVOCC founder Blanche West (right) congratulates Ed and Shirley Yeager.</p>

Yeager’s honored

Aug 25, 2014 6:09pm

Ed and Shirley Yeager of Van Buren have been recognized as major supporters of the Arkansas River Valley Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

The Yeagers accepted Saturday night the Karen Kay Yeager...

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