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<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Allison Sullivan (left) and Madi Watkins with some of the student-made bowls which will be featured at the Feb. 12 Empty Bowls event at Van Buren High School.</p>

Empty Bowls event set Feb. 12 at VBHS

Jan 31, 2015 5:06am

The sixth annual Empty Bowls events will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Commons at Van Buren High School.

Empty Bowls is a fundraiser for the the Community Services...

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<p><strong></strong>An area resident’s rendering of the view from his house if the Plains and Eastern Clean Line transmission line was constructed in Arkansas, posted on the Arkansas Citizens Against Clean Line Energy Facebook page.</p>

Clean Line project opposed

Jan 20, 2015 11:21am

A grass roots effort to oppose the Clean Line Energy Partners’ Plains and Eastern Clean Line project is being organized in Crawford County and across the region.

Several opposition groups...

Board receives updates on technology review, projects

Jan 20, 2015 11:20am

Alma School Board members were updated on the school district’s technology review and current safety projects during a meeting Thursday night.

Alma Superintendent David Woolly informed board...

Alma Chamber banquet set Jan. 29

Jan 20, 2015 11:19am

Alma Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet Jan. 29 at the Alma High School student union.

Alma’s chamber banquet will be at 6 p.m. and will include dinner, a silent auction...

<p><strong></strong>Teachers who recently achieved National Board certification are (from left) Summer Cox, Missy Hefner, Mary Wilmot, Courtney Cochran, Jennifer Perry and Megan Bradley.</p>

VBSD teachers achieve National Board Certification

Jan 20, 2015 11:18am

Six Van Buren School District teachers who earned National Board certification in 2014 were recognized at Tuesday night’s monthly school board meeting.

They are Meagan Bradley of Rena...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Rylli Hammond, 14, herds the quintuplet kids born Jan. 7 to New Zealand Kiko goat Charmaine, owned by Mountainburg Mayor Neal Moon, three days after their birth. Hammond helped keep the kids alive in during the cold weather.</p>

4-H’er braves cold to help with delivery

Jan 14, 2015 10:27am

Jan. 7 was a busy day for Charmaine, a 2-year-old New Zealand Kiko goat that delivered five babies that frosty afternoon.

Charmaine’s owner, Neal Moon, the newly instated Mountainburg mayor...

Fire destroys Cedarville home

Jan 14, 2015 10:25am

A Cedarville home that belonged to the city’s former treasurer burned to the ground Friday.

Cedarville firefighters responded to the home of former city recorder-treasurer Alicson Reding...

<p><strong></strong>Cedarville Junior High homecoming maids are Chanel Kattich, Andrea Lee, Taylor Higtower, Saylor Kemp, Lesa Moore, Kara Dickens, Hannah Brown and Jessica Payton.</p>

Cedarville homecoming

Jan 14, 2015 10:24am

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School district hits 1,000 ton recycling mark

Jan 10, 2015 5:06am

Van Buren School District has kept more than 1,000 tons of material out of dumpsters and landfills.

Van Buren School District this month reached the 1,000-ton mark of material collected for...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Capt. Brandon Trent, Crawford County Detention Center administrator, adheres a Safe Haven location sticker to the front door of the Crawford County Detention Center on Wednesday.</p>

Safe Haven provided for infants

Jan 10, 2015 5:06am

Area hospitals and law enforcement offices are adhering stickers in their windows designating them as drop off locations for babies covered by the Arkansas’s Safe Haven law.

Passed in 2001,...

Plea - Jan. 7, 2015

Jan 10, 2015 5:06am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren Jan. 7, Judge Gary R. Cottrell heard pleas and sentenced the following:

Christopher John Tomes, 37, of Van Buren pleaded guilty to...

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