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<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Butterfield Trail students Jackson Hurst and Brinn Brammer show Mayor Bob Freeman the design for a collage which will be sold May 24 at BTMS to benefit the Veterans Park.</p>

Veterans Park groundbreaking set May 27

Apr 30, 2016 4:06am

Ground will be broken Friday, May 27, for the new Veterans Park in downtown Van Buren.

Mayor Bob Freeman told eighth grade students at Butterfield Trail Middle School the event will begin at...

VBFD to get new truck

Apr 30, 2016 4:05am

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Chili supper to benefit county EHC

Apr 20, 2016 9:07am

A chili supper fundraiser to benefit the Crawford County Extension Homemakers Club is set for Friday at the Crawford County Extension Office in Van Buren.

A bowl of chili or beans, crackers...

<p><strong></strong>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Alma School Board member Nancy Hawkins (left), Superintendent David Woolly (center) and other school administrators watch a presentation on social media during the school board’s monthly meeting Thursday night.</p>

Alma school officials discuss utilization of social media

Apr 16, 2016 4:06am

Alma School District officials discussed the importance of social media and possible statewide cuts to education during their regular meeting Thursday night.

Robin Finley with the Alma...

Music in the Park to begin second season in Mountainburg

Apr 16, 2016 4:05am

Mountainburg’s Music in the Park will begin its second season with music, a city-wide yard sale and a benefit for the senior center Saturday, April 30.

This is the second year for Music in...

Weigh system to target semis traveling U.S. 64

Apr 16, 2016 4:05am

Installation of a weigh-in-motion system on U.S. 64 meant to catch semi-trucks trying to bypass the Interstate 40 weigh station between Alma and Van Buren is scheduled to begin this summer.

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VBSD expects surplus at end of year

Apr 16, 2016 4:05am

The Van Buren School District is expected to end the school year with a balance of more than $5 million.

“We project an ending balance of between $5.2 million and $5.4 million,”...

Mountainburg woman pleads not guilty to multiple charges

Apr 16, 2016 4:05am

A Mountainburg woman accused of fleeing from two sheriff’s deputies pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Amanda Louise Dunbar, 37, is charged with two counts of...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Manuel Valente furrows his brow in concentration as he plays a performance piece on his instrument, the baritone saxophone.</p>

VBHS saxophone player No. 1 in state

Apr 13, 2016 8:55am

As he plays his baritone saxophone in the office of Van Buren High School Band director Ron Smith, 17-year-old Manuel Valente’s brow is furrowed in concentration.

Playing the baritone -...

<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Tom Wing with his recently published book, “Images of America: Van Buren.”</p>

Signings set for Tom Wing’s new book

Apr 13, 2016 8:51am

Tom Wing has two upcoming events to sign copies and discuss his book, “Images of America: Van Buren,” which was recently published and has been well received by the community.

“Sales are...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Mulberry Police Chief Vincent Clamser (from left) with Harbor House regional prevention providers Tabitha Fondren and Arielle Perry at the unveiling of the city’s new prescription drug collection box.</p>

Mountainburg installs medicine drop off box

Apr 13, 2016 8:50am

Mountainburg residents now can dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications by using a newly installed drop off box at the city hall.

Harbor House has...

Summer art camps to return for CAE

Apr 13, 2016 8:43am

The Center For Art and Education in Van Buren has announced the return of summer art camps for children, including some new and extended classes.

Kimberly Wells, program coordinator, said...

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