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<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>The Oliver’s Kitchen family includes (back row from left) Dianna Mitchell, Earlene Painter, Pat Oliver, Judy Oliver Brunk and Cricket Arnold; (front row) McKinley Painter, 3, and Lucille Oliver.</p>

Restaurant set to open Dec. 1 on Main Street in VB

Nov 25, 2015 5:07am

A restaurant set to open Dec. 1 on Main Street will bring homemade pies and southern style cooking back to Van Buren.

Pat Oliver, owner and manager of Oliver’s Kitchen at 719 Main St., is...

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<p><strong></strong>Karen Westcamp-Johnson with the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center talked to Northridge Middle School students about the importance of trees during a presentation before they took part in a ceremonial tree planting at the school.</p>

Northridge receives trees for playground

Nov 04, 2015 10:53am

Northridge Middle School in Van Buren was one of 10 schools selected to receive five trees to provide shade on its playground.

Arkansas Forestry Commission selected Northridge at one of the...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Debbie Kern and granddaughter, Nora Jane Giani, were at the Everyday Super Hero 5K run/one-mile walk at Lee Creek Park in Van Buren to support their Run for Buddy, Joshua.</p>

Super Hero 5K

Nov 04, 2015 10:46am


Breakfast features noted speaker

Nov 04, 2015 10:37am

An international speaker will be the guest at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in Mulberry on Saturday.

PLN Murthy, international president of Bibles to Nations, will be the guest speaker at the...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Jennifer Wilson with her son Owen were two of the hundreds who made their way to Main Street in historic downtown Van Buren Saturday night for the annual Halloween on Main event sponsored by The Old Town Merchants Association.</p>

Halloween on Main

Nov 04, 2015 10:36am


Filing begins for March 1 elections

Nov 04, 2015 10:28am

Monday saw the beginning of the week-long filing period for the March 1 party primary and nonpartisan judicial elections.

More than 240 candidates filed at the State Capitol on Monday and...

Alma seeks redesign of city’s website

Nov 04, 2015 10:25am

Design and construction of a new website for the City of Alma may soon be underway.

Allison Foley, Pure Heart Studios creative web design, presented Alma city heads with a proposal to...

<p><strong></strong>Jo Wester with her 2015 Face of CASA for Crawford County award at the state conference Sept. 23.</p>

CASA advocate recognized

Nov 02, 2015 11:08am

A Van Buren woman recently was recognized for her work as an advocate for children whose families have been torn apart.

Jo Wester has been a member of Court Appointed Special Advocates, or...

Special meeting set Nov. 3

Nov 02, 2015 9:45am

The Crawford County clerk refused to swear in a city clerk appointed by the Alma mayor Oct. 27, citing two municipal laws that require the clerk to be approved by the city council.


Community Thanksgiving service Nov. 18

Nov 02, 2015 9:43am

Area churches will join together Nov. 18 for the seventh annual Community Thanksgiving Service at the Van Buren Fine Arts Center.

At least 20 churches from the surrounding area are expected...

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