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VB mayoral forum set for Tuesday

Oct 11, 2014 4:06am

Two electoral candidates vying to be the mayor of Van Buren will get a chance to speak their views during a mayoral forum Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the King Opera House in downtown Van Buren.


Pleas for Oct. 1, 3 and 8, 2014

Oct 11, 2014 4:06am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren Oct. 1, Judge Gary R. Cottrell heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Priscilla Michelle Freeman, 22, of Fort Smith pleaded...

Spelling bee set

Oct 11, 2014 4:06am

Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy will hold its third annual Adult Spelling Bee Thursday at the Van Buren High School.

This is the third year for the fundraiser, and this year the bee...

Civil War re-enactment

Oct 11, 2014 4:06am


Civil War re-enactment volunteers fire a three-inch rifle cannon, a reproduction of those used during the Civil War, during a presentation Tuesday morning at the Van...

Fall Festival downtown

Oct 11, 2014 4:06am

More than 200 vendors are expected Saturday and Sunday for the annual Fall Festival on historic Main Street in downtown Van Buren.

The vendors, some new to the festival and some returning...

Property tax deadline Wednesday

Oct 11, 2014 4:06am

Crawford County residents can avoid late fees and long lines by paying their property taxes online or over-the-phone before the deadline Wednesday.

Payments can be made in person at the tax...

Columbus Day closings

Oct 11, 2014 4:06am

The Crawford County Courthouse and other county buildings will be closed Monday for Columbus Day, according to County Judge John Hall.

State offices in the county will be open Monday.


Alma School Board elects officers

Oct 11, 2014 4:06am

Alma Board of Education members elected officers and approved routine issues during their Thursday night meeting.

Board members elected Ron Haught as president, Randy Coleman as vice...

<p><strong></strong>Ricky Dickens (from left), owner of Crawford County Abstract; Coldwell banker Joan Fox; Crawford County Judge John Hall; and Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown meet to close the property deal on the location for the future Crawford County Detention Center.</p>

County officials close on jail property

Oct 11, 2014 4:06am

Crawford County officials closed on three properties along U.S. 64 that will be the location of the new 270-bed county jail.

Three properties totalling about 16 acres were purchased for $465...

<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>SMART Girls (from left) Michelle Haynes, Cherilyn Chadwick, Magan Maquire, Gracie Rowe and Makayla Harrison with the food delivered to the Bigelow residence.</p>

SMART Girls learn to be ‘givers’

Oct 11, 2014 4:06am

Members of the SMART Girls program of the Boys and Girls Club in Van Buren learned a lesson this week in being a “giver.”

Five club members from the program delivered a meal SMART Girls...

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