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<p style="text-align: left;"><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p style="text-align: left;">Mayor Bob Freeman (left) recognizes outgoing Van Buren city council members (from left) Teena Sagely, Johnny Ragsdale and Max Blake.</p>

Outgoing aldermen thanked for service

Dec 17, 2014 11:24am

Three aldermen were thanked for their service to the City of Van Buren Monday night during their final city council meeting.

Aldermen Teena Sagely, Johnny Ragsdale and Max Blake were...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Cheryl Anderson (left) and Elaina Damante donned their elf attire for Saturday Elf Run at Lee Creek Park in Van Buren. Madi Chitwood and Clarke Henson were the overall winners in the second annual event sponsored by Optimist Club of Crawford County.</p>

Elf Run

Dec 17, 2014 11:21am

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Dec 03, 2014 10:49am


Family activities planned Saturday in downtown VB

Dec 03, 2014 10:48am

Family-oriented Christmas activities will be plentiful in downtown Van Buren Saturday, anchored by the lighting of the historic Crawford County Courthouse at 6 p.m.

And, all are free.


Mulberry Polar Plunge Saturday

Dec 03, 2014 10:47am

One area woman is not afraid to take a dip in icy water to raise money for kids in need.

Robbi Graham has participated in every Mulberry Polar Plunge since its inception four years ago, and...

<p>Cherie Roebuck and Jim Hebert of Oklahoma wait to ride the Christmas train and enjoy a night filled with dinner and Christmas cheer.</p>

Third annual Christmas train ride held

Dec 03, 2014 5:07am

The third annual “Exploring with Happy Christmas Train” departed the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad depot in Van Buren Saturday.

Children of all ages were encouraged to wear their pajamas...

Mulberry library looks to expand

Nov 29, 2014 10:13pm

Library personnel and volunteers are hoping to raise money for an expansion of the Mulberry Public Library with room, brick and shelf sponsorships.

Crawford County Library System Board...

Food pantries give away over 500 turkeys

Nov 29, 2014 10:12pm

Two local food pantries collected and gave away more than 500 turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners this week.

Farmer Food Bank at First Presbyterian Church in Van Buren and Alma Community...

Festival of Trees opens Dec. 6

Nov 29, 2014 10:11pm

Weeks of planning will unfold next week when businesses and organizations turn their ideas into reality for the 10th annual Festival of Trees hosted by the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce on the...

Run-off election decided

Nov 29, 2014 10:06pm

Newly elected Alma Mayor Keith Greene said he is looking forward to the challenge when he takes office Jan. 1.

“I just want to try to do the best job I can for Alma and the citizens of Alma...

<p>Bekah Coursey and son Landen with meals to be delivered by Alma Kiddie Kollege volunteers.</p>

Thanksgiving meals delivered

Nov 29, 2014 10:04pm


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