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Groundbreaking set

May 25, 2016 9:15am

Groundbreaking for the new Veterans Park in downtown Van Buren will be Friday.

The long-anticipated event will begin at 11 a.m. at the new park on the north side of Main Street near the...

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City of VB to purchase land

May 04, 2016 9:02am

The City of Van Buren will purchase about two acres of land at the end of Main Street with an eye on the future development in downtown.

Mayor Bob Freeman said he sees the offer to buy the...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Club executive director Cindy Faldon hands out medals to one-mile run/walk participants.</p>

Uphill Run benefits club

May 04, 2016 9:00am

Remi Mulloy of Van Buren and Hannah Petty of Fayetteville were the overall winners of the fourth annual Life’s an Uphill Run 5K to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren.

Meghan...

County craft fairs slated

May 04, 2016 8:53am

Shoppers can support local vendors during two local crafts fairs coming up in May and June while also entering a chance to win a large gift basket.

During the two craft fairs, shoppers can...

Volunteers sought for May 14 workshop in Chester

May 04, 2016 8:52am

Volunteers are needed to help with a homesteading workshop May 14 at the market pavilion on Front Street in Chester.

Organizers for the Boston Mountains Homesteading Workshop need volunteers...

Body found in Lake Lou Emma

May 04, 2016 8:51am

The body of a Van Buren man was found in Lake Lou Emma on Saturday morning.

Jerry Huckelbury, 59, is believed to have drowned while fishing, said Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown.

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<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Butterfield Trail students Jackson Hurst and Brinn Brammer show Mayor Bob Freeman the design for a collage which will be sold May 24 at BTMS to benefit the Veterans Park.</p>

Veterans Park groundbreaking set May 27

Apr 30, 2016 4:06am

Ground will be broken Friday, May 27, for the new Veterans Park in downtown Van Buren.

Mayor Bob Freeman told eighth grade students at Butterfield Trail Middle School the event will begin at...

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Harry O. Hamm scholarship recipients selected

Apr 30, 2016 4:06am

Van Buren High School seniors Sidnee Carter and Elizabeth Nelson have been selected as the 2016 recipients of the Harry O. Hamm Foundation Trust scholarships.

Administered by the Trust...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>MacKenzie Oliver (left) and Madison Loris with their certificates.</p>

VBHS recognizes Arkansas Scholars

Apr 30, 2016 4:06am

Miss Arkansas Loren McDaniel urged Van Buren High School seniors being honored as Arkansas Scholars to have the confidence to invest in themselves.

“Others have invested in you and had the...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Arkansas First Lady Susan Hutchinson speaks to Cedarville Elementary students on the importance of reading, education and learning to play music at an early age. With her is Susanne Roth, Cedarville Elementary School principal.</p>

Books donated to CES summer reading program

Apr 30, 2016 4:05am

Arkansas First Lady Susan Hutchinson visited Cedarville Elementary School on Thursday after 100 books were donated to the school as part of a summer reading program.

Hutchinson said the 2016...

Mulberry clerk honored

Apr 30, 2016 4:05am

One local district court clerk was recognized for her contributions to the profession by being named the Arkansas District Court Clerks Association 2016 clerk of the year.

Marie Johnson,...

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