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Adult spelling bee set

Oct 03, 2015 4:05am

Organizers for the Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy fourth annual Adult Spelling Bee are looking to sign teams for the event.

Set for 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Van Buren High...

Parkview book fair

Oct 03, 2015 4:06am

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Journey tribute band to headline Fall Festival

Sep 23, 2015 9:32am

A tribute band to Journey will headline this year’s Fall Festival in historic downtown Van Buren.

Fall Festival, hosted by The Old Town Merchants Association, is scheduled Oct. 9-11.


<p>William Harris Crawford, for whom Crawford County is named, served as both U.S. Secretary of War and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.</p>

List - Five historical facts about the founding of Van Buren

Sep 22, 2015 12:34pm

Here are five historical facts about the founding of Van Buren that you may not have known:

• The area that became Van Buren began as a land claim on the Arkansas River owned in the 1820s by...

Vet center bus at Municipal Complex Tuesday

Sep 21, 2015 10:48am

The Vet Center will have its bus parked in the parking lot of the Municipal Complex at 1003 Broadway in Van Buren Sept. 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. Veterans with any questions or issues to discuss are...

Career fair Tuesday at CCAEC

Sep 21, 2015 8:52am

Crawford County Adult Education Center will hold a free fall career fair for the public Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Located at 605 Alma Boulevard Circle in Van Buren, the...

Runoff set for school board election

Sep 21, 2015 8:51am

A runoff election will be held in three weeks for one contested Van Buren School Board position.

Though the incumbents led for both positions that were up for vote in the Van Buren School...

Gilstrap seeks county judge seat

Sep 21, 2015 8:50am

Dennis Gilstrap of Van Buren has announced his candidacy for the office of Crawford County judge in the Republican primary in March.

Gilstrap currently is the emergency manager and...

Mountainburg women plead not guilty to gun, drug charges

Sep 21, 2015 8:48am

Three Mountainburg women facing numerous gun and drug charges pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit.

Jaqueline Elizabeth McClarty, 65, Donna Lerane Miles, 54, and Brooke...

Mulberry man bonds out of jail

Sep 21, 2015 8:47am

A Mulberry man arrested in connection with violating bond conditions in a sexual assault case involving a minor was once again bonded out of jail.

Gerald Graham, 44, of the 12100 block of...

Pleas - Sept. 11 and 14, 2015

Sep 21, 2015 8:46am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren Sept. 11, Judge Gary R. Cottrell heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Charles William Skelton, 42, of Westville, Okla., pleaded...

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Sep 21, 2015 8:44am

photo by KENNETH FRY

Christa Nishmuta, Cathi Dixon and Celeste Lewis (from left) display the home-made jellies Nishmuta won as a door prize at Tuesday’s Van Buren Chamber of Commerce...

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