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<p><strong></strong>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Jennifer Batres, 9, Wyatt Jackson, 12, and Kylan Almond, 10, (from left) do some gardening Monday morning in the King Elementary School greenhouse.</p>

King Elementary gets ‘green’ award

Apr 16, 2014 10:07am

For the second year in a row, a Van Buren school was recognized as the best in environmental conservation and recycling efforts.

King Elementary School took first place in the primary...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Angie Williams (center), EAST lab teacher, receives a $2,190 Van Buren School District Education Foundation Grant check for her program with art teacher Marcus Koch (not pictured), The Wave of the Future is Here. The money will go toward purchasing about five iPad Minis that can run applications for EAST lab’s new 3D printer. With her are Debbie Thomas and Nathan Hurst with the VBSD Education Foundation.</p>

Grants awarded at VBSD

Apr 16, 2014 10:04am
<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Sister’s Gourmet Bistro on Main Street in downtown Van Buren accepts a plaque is recognition of three awards the restaurant won at the 2013 Taste of Crawford County, a fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Crawford County. From left are CASA volunteer coordinator B.J. Young, Tina Earnhard, Christy Parker, Fernado Qurizo and CASA board member Donna Young. Sister’s was honored as Best Overall Taste, Best Dressed and Best American. The 2014 Taste of Crawford County will be Aug. 5 in the Commons at Van Buren High School.</p>

Taste of Crawford County

Apr 16, 2014 10:03am

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<p><strong></strong>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Keith Reinschmedt, adult organizer for 4H shooter sports in Crawford County, helps 11-year-old Gillian Steele of Mulberry line up her BB gun shot at the mobile shooting range set up at the festival.</p>


Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

More than 2,000 people were in Mulberry on Saturday to shop, listen to music and sample food at the city’s first Edamame Festival.

Monica Freeland with the City of Mulberry gave a “best...

Fundraisers set to benefit county dispatcher

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

Two fundraiser events to help pay medical costs for a county dispatcher and volunteer are being held Saturday, April 12.

Crawford County employees have organized a 5k run and chili supper to...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Lisa Huckelbury examines the ceramic mask made by Mai Le Tran during the Leadership Crawford County session on the arts. Huckelbury is a member of the board of directors for the Center for Art and Education, which assisted in the LCC session in January. The masks are on display at the Van Buren Municipal Complex.</p>

LCC art

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am


<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Maj. (Ret.) Mike Akins (left) with cadets (from left) Alex White, Adam Prince and Ty Finch, who attended leadership forum in Washington, D.C.</p>

Three JROTC members attend national forum in Washington, D.C.

Apr 02, 2014 11:03am

Three members of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Van Buren High School recently attended the National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.

JROTC Maj. Alex White, Maj....

Two plead not guilty to drug charges

Apr 02, 2014 11:03am

Two arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 40 pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Cody Ryan Cripps, 28, of Sallisaw and Sasha...

Alma programs recognized

Apr 02, 2014 11:03am

Two Alma High School programs recently were recognized for exemplary performance.

In a recent inspection, Alma’s Navy Junior ROTC received overall outstanding marks in every area.


VB council to meet Monday

Apr 02, 2014 11:03am

Members of the Van Buren City Council will vote Monday night on amending the city’s sign regulations.

Aldermen will meet at 7 p.m. in the city council room of the Municipal Complex.



Summit, Sparks CEO resigns

Apr 02, 2014 11:03am

Tim Schmidt has been appointed interim chief executive officer of Sparks Health System’s Arkansas Market, which includes Summit Medical Center in Van Buren.

The announcement was made...

<p>Eddie Hice</p>

Man jailed in shooting death of father, 76

Apr 02, 2014 11:03am

A Crawford County man accused of shooting and killing his father is being held in the Crawford County Detention Center on $500,000 bond.

Eddie Hice, 50, is accused of of second-degree murder...

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