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City of Alma to begin adding fluoride to water system

May 23, 2016 9:30am

Alma Public Works will begin fluoridating the city’s drinking water on Wednesday, June 15, affecting Alma, Kibler, Dyer and Redhill.

Hexafluorosilicic acid, commonly used for water...

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Sparks names assistant CEO

May 11, 2016 9:38am

Aimee Arzoumanian is the new assistant chief executive officer of Sparks Health System.

Arzoumanian will oversee operations at Sparks Medical Center – Van Buren, as well as select...

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PSC director to speak at Republican meeting

May 10, 2016 9:44am

The executive director of the Arkansas Public Service Commission will speak at the Crawford County Republican Party meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 620 Main St. in Van Buren.

John Bethel will...

Alma to look at firearm ordinance

May 07, 2016 4:07am

Alma city officials are looking to revise or replace what is being considered an overly strict firearm ordinance.

During an Alma Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, commission members...

<p>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman reads a proclamation in honor of National Travel and Tourism Week to visitors Robert and Xiomara Aquilino of Miami on Thursday. The proclamation was presented to the couple after reading.</p>

Florida couple surprised at Welcome Center

May 07, 2016 4:07am

A Florida couple traveling through Arkansas were surprised Thursday by Fort Smith and Van Buren representatives during a stop at the Welcome Center on Interstate 40 in Van Buren.

Robert and...

OTD entertainment lineup announced

May 07, 2016 4:07am

The entertainment lineup has been announced for the May 13-15 Old Timers Day arts and crafts festival in historic downtown Van Buren.

Jesus Man Gospel Band will kickoff the annual event at 7...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Charlie and Betty James hold hands during a prayer Thurday at the National Day of Prayer ceremony on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn.</p>

National Day of Prayer 2016

May 07, 2016 4:07am

Hundreds gathered on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn in Van Buren Thursday for the 65th annual National Day of Prayer.

Mayor Bob Freeman welcomed those attending the “Wake Up America”...

City of VB to purchase land

May 04, 2016 9:02am

The City of Van Buren will purchase about two acres of land at the end of Main Street with an eye on the future development in downtown.

Mayor Bob Freeman said he sees the offer to buy the...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Club executive director Cindy Faldon hands out medals to one-mile run/walk participants.</p>

Uphill Run benefits club

May 04, 2016 9:00am

Remi Mulloy of Van Buren and Hannah Petty of Fayetteville were the overall winners of the fourth annual Life’s an Uphill Run 5K to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren.

Meghan...

County craft fairs slated

May 04, 2016 8:53am

Shoppers can support local vendors during two local crafts fairs coming up in May and June while also entering a chance to win a large gift basket.

During the two craft fairs, shoppers can...

Volunteers sought for May 14 workshop in Chester

May 04, 2016 8:52am

Volunteers are needed to help with a homesteading workshop May 14 at the market pavilion on Front Street in Chester.

Organizers for the Boston Mountains Homesteading Workshop need volunteers...

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