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Local companies receive contracts for jail construction

Apr 25, 2015 4:06am

After receiving and accepting bids for the construction of the new Crawford County Detention Center, nearly half of all contracts went to companies in Crawford and Sebastian counties while coming...

<p><strong></strong>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Susan Lyon cuts the 20th anniversary cake as Clifford Lyon watches during Tuesday night’s Van Buren Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours.</p>

SPMI celebrates 20 years

Apr 25, 2015 4:06am

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<p><strong></strong>Alma High School juniors Cole Balkman and Caleb Fritz will attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 10-15 after being named finalists at the University of Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair.</p>

Two from AHS will attend national science fair

Apr 08, 2015 7:57am

Two Alma High School students will represent the River Valley at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pa., in May.

Caleb Fritz and Cole Balkman, both...

Cedarville board approves contracts

Apr 08, 2015 7:42am

Cedarville school officials rehired personnel and approved project contracts during the regular February and March school board meetings.

During the Feb. 26 meeting, school board members...

<p><strong></strong>“Crossroads,” a 10-foot high metal abstract sculpture made of recycled car bumpers by Alma man Greer Farris will be one of five new pieces installed April 20 as part of the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition in New Orleans.</p>

Local artist’s sculpture added to exhibit in New Orleans

Apr 04, 2015 4:06am

A local artists’ metal sculpture is one of five new installations that will be added to the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition in New Orleans April 20.

“Crossroads,” an abstract sculpture...

Boozman honors local VFW post

Apr 04, 2015 4:06am

U.S. Sen. John Boozman has honored Van Buren’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1322, the oldest VFW post in Arkansas, on its 90th anniversary in the Congressional Record, the official proceedings of...

Sidewalk changes to be discussed

Apr 04, 2015 4:06am

Members of the Van Buren Planning Commission will discuss the first part of proposed sidewalk changes at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city council room of the Municipal Complex.

City Planner Joe...

Two plead not guilty to drug charges

Apr 04, 2015 4:06am

Two men arrested on Interstate 40 with 17 pounds of suspected marijuana pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Mark Bruce Amira Jr.,44, of Forestville, Calif., and...

<p style="text-align: left;" ><strong></strong>Cedarville School District faculty attend one of the 40-minute professional learning session held weekly.</p>

Cedarville School District one of seven classified as ‘achieving’

Apr 04, 2015 4:06am

Cedarville School District is one of only seven in the state classified as “achieving” by the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professionals.

According to the 2014...

KVBB “We Care” sign presented

Apr 04, 2015 4:06am

John Pope (center), director for Keep Van Buren Beautiful, presents Brett Painter (left), special programs coordinator for Van Buren Municipal Utilities, and Steve Dufresne, director of Van Buren...

<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Breaking ground for the new In-Sync Pediatric Therapy Clinic at 1109 Fayetteville Road are owner Jocelyn Mitchelle, therapists and staff and well as some of In-Sync’s patients and their parents.</p>

Clinic breaks ground

Apr 04, 2015 4:06am

A specialized outpatient clinic dedicated to providing high quality therapy services to children with special needs is expanding.

Ambassadors of the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce hosted a...

Contracts renewed

Apr 01, 2015 4:05am

Employee contracts were renewed and denied during the Mulberry-Pleasant View Bi-County Board of Education regular February and March meetings.

During the Feb. 10 meeting, board members...

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