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<p><strong></strong>Brush Brammer with a wagon load of wreaths.</p>

Cemetery wreaths

Nov 26, 2014 5:06am


<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Rena Elementary School student Stricklyn Dilley (center) along with her mother, Stacy, and siblings McKeehan and Zoe attend an ’80s dance Thursday, hosted by the Rena PTA at Wheels in Motion in Van Buren.</p>

’80s dance

Nov 26, 2014 5:06am

Holiday events scheduled

Nov 26, 2014 5:06am

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<p>Traci Wilhelm (left) and Megan Gifford are co-chairmen of this year’s Festival of Trees.</p>

Festival of Trees to be unveiled Dec. 6

Nov 15, 2014 5:06am

The 10th annual Festival of Trees sponsored by the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce will be unveiled Saturday, Dec. 6, on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn.

Held in conjunction with the...

<p><strong></strong>Arvest Bank employees Lindsey Muller, Matt Nowicki, Ashley Muchmore and Karla Trejo prepared free hot dogs for those attending the parade.</p>

VB Veterans Day parade

Nov 15, 2014 5:06am


Alma school officials prepare for inclement weather

Nov 15, 2014 5:05am

Alma school officials are preparing early for any school days that may be missed due to inclement weather.

Alma Primary School Principal Shawn Bullard handed out activity pages at the Alma...

<p><strong></strong>Darron Ming, executive director of Legacy Heights and Memory Lane and director of men’s ministry with Van Buren First Assembly of God Church, greets visitors to the new addition after its dedication.</p>

Memory Lane addition dedicated

Nov 15, 2014 5:05am

A new $4 million addition to Legacy Heights and Memory Lane in Van Buren meant specifically for the care of residents suffering from Alzheimer’s was dedicated Thursday at the First Assembly of God...

Former state senator dies

Nov 12, 2014 11:08am

A former state senator from Cedarville who often described herself as an “old warhorse” has died.

Ruth Whitaker, 77, who served for a decade as a state Senator from Cedarville, died Monday...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Stanley Clark, Van Buren Fire Department training staff officer, points out the areas of most damage on the exterior of Current Outreach Church - and the possible point of origin for the blaze - after fire and water devastated the building Tuesday morning.</p>

Fire damages local church

Nov 12, 2014 11:07am

A Van Buren church was heavily damaged during a fire early Tuesday morning.

Current Outreach Church at 414 S. Fourth St. in Van Buren sustained massive fire, smoke and water damage Tuesday...

Community Thanksgiving service planned

Nov 12, 2014 11:06am

Maj. Gen (Ret.) Douglas Carver will be the featured speaker at the seventh annual Community Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Van Buren School District Fine Arts Center....

Gilstrap named president of AEMA

Nov 08, 2014 5:05am

A local emergency management director is influencing emergency response policies at the state level.

Dennis Gilstrap, Crawford County Department of Emergency Management director, recently...

Two men charged with pawning stolen items

Nov 08, 2014 5:05am

Two Alma men pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court to the pawning of stolen items.

Brandon Junior Bowles, 19, of Alma is charged with residential burglary, theft of...

VB mayor pledges fresh start

Nov 08, 2014 5:05am

Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman pledged a fresh start with no more negativity after being re-elected to his third four-year term, which he says will be his last.

“The campaign is over and it is...

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