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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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Monuments to be restored with grant

Oct 28, 2015 9:56am

A $7,980 grant to restore five monuments in Fairview Cemetery toppled by vandals in July was awarded to the City of Van Buren.

It was announced Monday that Van Buren received one of four...

Services awareness fair planned

Oct 28, 2015 9:54am

A Community Services Awareness Fair to provide information on public services offered in Van Buren and throughout Crawford County will be Nov. 19 at the Van Buren Public Library.


Halloween events planned

Oct 28, 2015 9:53am

Being scared during the Halloween season has become a pastime for many area individuals.

That theory comes from Lynn Merechka, owner for the Haunted Prison and Trail of Terrors, which opens...

Pixley seeks another term

Oct 28, 2015 9:52am

Crawford County Tax Collector Kevin Pixley has announced that he will seek another two-year term as county tax collector.

He was elected to the office in November 2010. Pixley is now serving...

<p>Cedarville’s location within Crawford County</p>

List - Five facts about the early days of Cedarville

Oct 27, 2015 2:30pm

• By the time of historic records, the Osage were controlling all of northwest Arkansas, including the Cedarville area, claiming it and utilizing it as a hunting territory to the exclusion of all...

Mulberry mayor to host first prayer breakfast

Oct 26, 2015 9:38am

Mulberry’s mayor is hosting the city’s first prayer breakfast Saturday, Nov. 7, at Mulberry First Baptist Church.

Held from 8-9:30 a.m., the prayer event will take place in the chuch’s...

<p>Cedarville coach Kevin Lea during a preseason scrimmage at Hackett.</p>

Elkins arrests Cedarville coach

Oct 26, 2015 9:37am

Cedarville football coach Kevin Lea was replaced by assistant coach Max Washausen for the Pirate’s Friday night football game after Lea’s arrest on several misdemeanor charges following an...

<p>Kenzie White drives a golf cart while wearing vision-impairing goggles with school resource officer Dewayne Richesin of the Van Buren Police Department. Richesin and and Chris Ho facilitated the “Driving Under the Influence” event.</p>

Detention center work on schedule

Oct 26, 2015 9:33am

Sheriff Ron Brown told the Leadership Crawford County class Thursday that work on the new $20 million detention center on U.S. 64 is on schedule.

Crawford County voters approved in May 2014...

Burn ban lifted

Oct 26, 2015 9:31am

The burn ban for Crawford County has been lifted after more than an inch of rain was recorded Thursday night.

Crawford County Judge John Hall issued the ban effective Oct. 19 against outdoor...

<p><strong></strong>Van Buren High School Library’s team was the first place winner. From left are Dee Carroll, CCVL director; team member Starlene Duggan; State Rep. Charlene Fite, guest judge; team members Joe McLean and Katie Good; and Mayor Bob Freeman, guest judge.</p>

Adult spelling bee ‘resounding success’

Oct 26, 2015 9:27am

Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy Adult Spelling Bee raised $4,200 this year for the non-profit group.

Dee Carroll, Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy director, called this year’s...

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