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<p><strong></strong>Placing first in the junior division at the national competition were (front row) Addison Buttress, Amberlie Ming, Layton McClure, Carlie Nguyen and Gracie Crabtree. They were coached by (back row) Greg Burris and Crystal Nguyen.</p>

VB First Assembly of God Bible quiz team No. 1

Updated: Jul 01, 2015 9:21am

Three Bible quiz teams from the First Assembly of God Church in Van Buren received top spots in the Impact Bible Quiz national championship June 23-25 in Arlington, Texas.

Two junior teams...

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Board to purchase land for Mountainburg Public Library

Jun 06, 2015 4:06am

Crawford County Library Board members have agreed to begin the extensive process of purchasing the U.S. Forest Service property on which sits the Mountainburg Public Library.

During a...

Lisa Huckelbury named Citizen of the Year

Jun 06, 2015 4:06am

The 2015 Iverson Riggs Memorial Citizen of the Year is an example of what a good citizen should be.

Lisa Huckelbury, business manager for Hawkins-Weir Engineers Inc., was recognized as this...

Balloon release slated

Jun 06, 2015 4:05am

A balloon release in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Morgan Nick will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Alma First Baptist Church- Family Life Center.

Members of the...

Retirement from Municipal Utilities

Jun 03, 2015 1:46pm


Rhonda Yow (right) is celebrated for her “dedicated service to the citizens of Van Buren” by Steve Dufresne (left), director of utilities, on Friday upon her...

VB grad to participate in History Day Contest

Jun 03, 2015 1:50pm

A Van Buren graduate will represent the state June 14-19 at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in College Park, Md.

Mattison Griffin, a recent Van Buren High School graduate...

<p><strong></strong>Northridge Middle School 7th grader Kyle Lee (from left) and Butterfield Trail Middle School 7th grader Caleb Jenkins practice playing the saxophone Monday at the Van Buren Middle School Band Camp.</p>

Free band concert Friday

Jun 03, 2015 1:49pm

Students participating this week in the Van Buren Middle School Band Camp will put on a free outdoor concert for the community Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at Butterfield Middle School.

This is...

Veterans park gets boost from local scout

Jun 03, 2015 1:48pm

Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Van Buren got a boost Monday night when an Eagle Scout demonstrated his support for veterans.

Chase Haynes of Troop 45 in Van Buren donated a Battle Cross...

Diamond pendant to be given away at banquet

Jun 03, 2015 1:47pm

Van Buren Chamber of Commerce will celebrate 60 years Thursday at its annual banquet and business fair.

The Diamond Jubilee celebration will be at Van Buren High School with the expo getting...

Prayer luncheon slated July 7

Jun 03, 2015 1:46pm

The annual Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, in the Commons Area of Van Buren High School.

Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Van Buren, the event will be held from 11:...

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