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VB park to get new restroom facilities

Sep 17, 2014 5:05am

New restrooms will be built in Van Buren’s Dr. Louis Peer City Park.

Members of the city council voted 6-0 Monday night to approve the low bid of $140,443 submitted by Hobbs Construction Inc...

<p>The Women’s Community League of Alma awarded the Daisy Yard of the Month for September to Ryan and Ashleigh Gillespie, 219 Maple Shade Road. Nominate a yard at, via email to, or call (816) 379-6593.</p>

Yard of month

Sep 17, 2014 4:06am

Cedarville mayor cleared

Sep 17, 2014 4:06am

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<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>The board of the Van Buren Public Library and members of the Friends of the Library celebrated the installation of a new sign Monday afternoon. Friends of the Library raised money for more than two years to replace the library’s broken digital sign, which was obsolete and could not be repaired. A reception followed the dedication.</p>

New library sign

Sep 10, 2014 12:26pm


Items collected for disaster relief

Sep 10, 2014 12:26pm

A University of Arkansas - Fort Smith student is working with the Van Buren Lions Club to collect items for disaster relief.

Laura McMillan is working with the Lions Club as part of her...

Pet Appreciation Week activities planned at Tractor Supply

Sep 10, 2014 12:26pm

Tractor Supply Co. in Van Buren is partnering with to host pet adoptions on Saturday, Sept. 20, as part of Pet Appreciation Week.

Held Sept. 17 - 21, Pet Appreciation Week or P...

<p><strong></strong>Members of the Mountainburg Future Farmers of America with their horses and ponies for the Crawford County Fair Equine Show that was held Saturday are, from left: Tehya Walker with Dolly, Willis Vaught with Tanner, Kristin Blake with Magic, Bailey Shepherd with Calypso and Hannah Jones with Trixie.</p>

County fair in full swing

Sep 10, 2014 12:26pm

Crawford County Fair is going on now through Saturday with music, food and events for all ages.

Wednesday offers free fair entry with one canned food item. Home economics demonstrations are...

<p><strong></strong>Lynn Martin pins on her number prior to the start of Saturday’s race.</p>

Alma 5K

Sep 10, 2014 12:26pm


Sheriff to speak on area sex offenders

Sep 10, 2014 12:26pm

An information session on area sex offenders will be held at 6 tonight at New Hope United Methodist Church in Van Buren.

Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown will give general information on...

Teams sought for CCVL spelling bee

Sep 10, 2014 12:26pm

Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy is looking for teams to enter its third annual Adult Spelling Bee on Oct. 16 at the Van Buren Public Library.

This is the third year for the...

Uniontown man releases book

Sep 10, 2014 11:39am

Richard G. Cress’ 20-year effort to put into writing his childhood memories in the Ozark Mountains is a delight for those “interested in a society that does not exist anymore.”


<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Dr. George Sabo III, director of the Arkansas Archaeological Survey, examines a rock figurine for Dona Poe of Van Buren prior to Sunday’s Crawford County Chronicles at the Drennen-Scott Historic Site. Poe’s folk art of molded clay was found at Natural Dam. Sabo gave two presentations on prehistoric rock art.</p>

CC Chronicles

Sep 10, 2014 11:39am



Sep 10, 2014 11:39am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren Sept. 3, Judge Gary R. Cottrell heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Justin Allen Gregory, 30, of Alma pleaded guilty to theft...

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