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Rural development decision affecting VB put on hold

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

A decision by the USDA state director that would cost Van Buren the Rural Development loans that allow low to mid-income families to purchase land and build a home without a down payment has been...

Teams signing up for golf classic

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 6:11pm

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SAR award

Aug 13, 2014 9:20am

Jim Jones holds a letter of commendation that he accepted July 17 on behalf of Crawford County Search and Rescue during the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission inaugural Enforcement Division Awards...

Cedarville plans to pave elementary school parking lot

Aug 13, 2014 9:12am

Cedarville School District began taking bids Tuesday for paving projects at the elementary school grounds.

School officials are looking to pave the parking lot on the south end of the...

Mulberry schools see personnel changes

Aug 13, 2014 9:09am

Mulberry-Pleasant View Bi-County School has seen several changes in personnel during the past two months leading up to the 2014-15 school year.

Several new hires and resignations were...

Vote expected on financing jail

Aug 13, 2014 9:08am

Members of the Crawford County Quorum Court are expected to vote on financing for the county’s new $20 million detention center during their Aug. 18 meeting.

Justices of the peace heard from...

In and around - Aug. 13, 2014

Updated: Aug 15, 2014 3:36pm

Aug. 13

Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon hosted by Kiwanis Club of Van Buren will be at 11:30 a.m. in the Commons Area at Van Buren High School.

Van Buren Public Library will host a community...

Fiesta tickets to go on sale in September

Aug 13, 2014 9:05am

Tickets will go on sale Sept. 2 for the inaugural “Great Futures Gala” fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren.

The Sept. 27 “Fiesta for the Future” themed event will feature...

People - Aug. 13, 2014

Aug 13, 2014 9:03am

Linda Clifton has been named associate director of advising and retention at Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus. She will serve as an academic adviser as well as monitor student records and...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Rich Krutsch (left) accepts a heritage rifle manufactured by American Legacy Firearms from Daniel Perry, board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren. The club sold chances on the Mossberg .30-30 and French-fitted case after it was donated to the club to be used as a fundraiser by Earl Ewy of Pawn World in Van Buren. Krutsch bought his raffle ticket from Marla Scales, a club board member.</p>

Rifle winner

Aug 13, 2014 8:59am


<p>A <a href=";" target="_blank" title="Alma downtown">Youtube video</a> linked on the City of Alma website provides a birds-eye view of the conceptual design for the Fayetteville Avenue streetscaping project.</p>

Alma Public Works director looks to improve downtown area

Aug 11, 2014 1:50pm

One department head for the City of Alma is looking to improve the city’s downtown if voters approve his portion of the 1-cent sales tax issue in the upcoming special election.


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