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<p><strong></strong>Placing first in the junior division at the national competition were (front row) Addison Buttress, Amberlie Ming, Layton McClure, Carlie Nguyen and Gracie Crabtree. They were coached by (back row) Greg Burris and Crystal Nguyen.</p>

VB First Assembly of God Bible quiz team No. 1

Updated: Jul 01, 2015 9:21am

Three Bible quiz teams from the First Assembly of God Church in Van Buren received top spots in the Impact Bible Quiz national championship June 23-25 in Arlington, Texas.

Two junior teams...

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<p><strong></strong>Summer Shook with Kade Shook at the end-of-season soccer party.</p>

Soccer party held

Jun 17, 2015 10:17am

The board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren hosted an after-season party for the nine teams of 6-8 year-olds which participated in the club’s spring soccer program. The June 11...

Tickets on sale for mayor’s prayer luncheon

Jun 17, 2015 10:14am

Tickets are on sale at several locations for the July 7 Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon featuring Gov. Asa Hutchinson as the guest speaker.

Hosted by Kiwanis Club of Van Buren, the 11th annual event...

Hall of Honor to induct Jimmy Bell

Jun 17, 2015 10:14am

Jimmy Bell has been selected for induction into the Van Buren High School Hall of Honor.

Bell, a 1966 graduate of Van Buren High School, died Jan. 1 after a battle with cancer.


<p>Field of Dreams under water.</p>

Funds appropriated for Field of Dreams cleanup

Jun 17, 2015 10:13am

Members of the Van Buren City Council have appropriated $100,000 to begin the cleanup of flood-water debris at the Field of Dreams Sports Complex.

Meanwhile, Mayor Bob Freeman expressed...

<p style="text-align: left;"><strong></strong>Madalynne Painter, 10, atop one of her family’s hay bales.</p>

Chickens bring home the bacon for 2015 Farm Family

Jun 17, 2015 10:05am

Chickens bring home the bacon for one local family, named Crawford County Farm Family of the Year.

Jeff Painter and his wife Kelly Painter have been raising chickens at 1514 Cross Lanes Road...

Alma officials debating possible conflicts of interest

Jun 13, 2015 4:06am

Alma city officials are debating what the mayor calls possible multiple conflicts of interest involving a city councilman.

Mayor Keith Greene has called on fire chief and alderman Eddie...

Guns ‘n Hoses blood drive

Jun 13, 2015 4:06am

photo by KENNETH FRY

Carina Viera prepares to draw blood from Jim Dapson, the fire chief of Dyer, during Tuesday afternoon’s Guns ‘n Hoses community blood drive at the Van Buren Police...

Turf to be replaced at Blakemore Field

Jun 13, 2015 4:06am

Members of the Van Buren School District Board of Education have approved the replacing of the artificial turf at Blakemore Field.

The proposal accepted Tuesday night will expand the area...

Trooper involved in shooting

Jun 13, 2015 4:06am

Josh Elmore, the trooper involved with the June 8 shooting incident along Interstate 49 near Mountainburg, has been with the Arkansas State Police for about one year.

Elmore, 27, is assigned...

Three county officials change political affiliation

Jun 13, 2015 4:06am

Three Crawford County elected officials changed their political affiliations during a ceremony Tuesday evening.

During the county’s Republican Committee meeting Tuesday, Republican Party of...

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