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VB First Assembly to host Burgers and Badges

Jun 27, 2016 3:13pm

First Assembly of God Church in Van Buren will honor law enforcement, firefighters and all emergency responders with its first Burgers and Badges grill out on Thursday, June 30.


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Free summer meal programs set to begin

Jun 04, 2016 4:07am

Several Crawford County schools and after-school programs are offering free meals for kids this summer.

Alma, Cedarville and Van Buren school districts, the Boys and Girls clubs of both Alma...

<p><strong></strong>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Brian Wilmoth, 3, reads Cat’s Colors - one of his favorite books - with his sister Rachel Wilmoth, 12, at Mulberry Public Library on Thursday. Brian was the first in the library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program to reach his goal.</p>

Mulberry 3-year-old reads 1,000 books

Jun 04, 2016 4:07am

A 3-year-old Mulberry boy was the first to reach the goal of reading 1,000 books before starting kindergarten as part of a reading program at Mulberry Public Library.

Brian Wilmoth, with the...

Ground broken for Mulberry clinic expansion

Jun 04, 2016 4:07am

River Valley Primary Care Services broke ground Thursday on a 4,000-square-foot expansion of their Mulberry Family Clinic.

River Valley’s new clinic will have a more spacious layout and...

<p>From left are Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman, Walmart Van Buren general manager Jeff Mathis, Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren executive director Cindy Faldon, City of Van Buren parks manager Paul Dunn, Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren baseball commissioner Danny Moore and Walmart director of public affairs Michael Lindsey.</p>

FOD receives Walmart grant to replace field tarps

Jun 04, 2016 4:07am

A $21,000 Walmart Foundation grant will be used to replace field tarps at the Field of Dreams Sports Complex in Van Buren.

Michael Lindsey, Walmart director of public affairs, and Jeff...

VB man pleads not guilty to rape charges

Jun 04, 2016 4:07am

A Van Buren man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court to sexual misconduct with two young girls.

James Edward Jones, 33, is charged with three counts of rape and two...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Debbie Foliart and her family following Tuesday’s surprise announcement that she is the 2016 recipient of the Iverson Riggs Memorial Citizen of the Year Award.</p>

Foliart receives Citizen of the Year award

Jun 01, 2016 9:09am

A life-long resident of Van Buren with a servant’s heart has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Iverson Riggs Memorial Citizen of the Year award.

Debbie Foliart, owner of The Destiny...

Bonuses approved for VBSD employees

Jun 01, 2016 9:06am

Employees of the Van Buren School District will be receiving bonus checks this month.

Members of the Van Buren School Board voted to give certified personnel $600 bonuses and classified...

Children’s safety event planned

Jun 01, 2016 9:04am

A safety and information event for children of all ages featuring life-size trucks and community support leaders will be at the Van Buren High School on June 21.

Touch-A-Truck is meant to...

Guns and Hoses set Tuesday

Jun 01, 2016 9:03am

Van Buren police and firefighters will face off once again in the Guns and Hoses Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, June 7.

Area residents can support the Arkansas Blood Institute and their...

17th annual tractor show scheduled

Jun 01, 2016 9:01am

Arkansas Valley Tractor Club’s 17th annual tractor show is set for Friday and Saturday at the Franklin County Fair Grounds in Ozark.

Both days of the free show will have parades,...

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