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Groundbreaking set

May 25, 2016 9:15am

Groundbreaking for the new Veterans Park in downtown Van Buren will be Friday.

The long-anticipated event will begin at 11 a.m. at the new park on the north side of Main Street near the...

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Moving jail will bring boost to downtown

Apr 23, 2016 4:06am

Moving the county jail from downtown Van Buren will be a boon to civic groups looking to revitalize the city center, local leaders said.

With construction on the county’s new $20 million...

VBHS honors Arkansas scholars

Apr 23, 2016 4:06am

One-hundred fifty-four Arkansas scholars from the 2016 graduating class of Van Buren High School will be honored at a banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Commons of VBHS.

Miss Arkansas 2015...

<p><strong></strong>Katelyn Gregory, an eighth grade student at Northridge Middle School, organizes donations collected by her class.</p>

NMS students collect items for children in Africa

Apr 20, 2016 9:23am

Eighth grade students at Northridge Middle School in Van Buren have collected more than four pallets full of school supplies, clothes, candy and toiletries to send to children in Africa.

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JPs vote themselves salary increase

Apr 20, 2016 9:19am

Crawford County justices of the peace approved a yearly salary raise of $1,989.04 for themselves during their regular monthly meeting Monday night.

After approving the raise during budget...

<p><strong></strong>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Warren Blaylock (seated) is presented with a plaque for 35 years of serving the Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center Board of Directors by board member Patrick Widders. Blaylock recently retired from the board.</p>

Blaylock honored for service to WACGC

Apr 20, 2016 9:18am

A nonagenarian known for his civic contributions in Crawford County was recognized Friday for 35 years of service on the Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center Board of Directors.

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<p>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Spinach Festival</p><p>Jason Schibbelhut (left), 10, and his brother Riley, 8, of Alma ponder purchasing marionettes at the 30th annual Alma Spinach Festival on Saturday at Alma City Park.</p>

2016 Alma Spinach Festival

Apr 20, 2016 9:15am

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Popular 5K draws near

Apr 20, 2016 9:13am

The Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren’s fourth annual “Life’s an Uphill Run” 5K is less than two weeks away and time is running out to sign on as a sponsor for the event.

Presented by Bekaert...

FEMA seeks ways to stop FOD flooding

Apr 20, 2016 9:12am

The federal government would like to stop future flooding at the Field of Dreams Sports Complex in Van Buren.

Or, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has suggested moving the baseball...

Mulberry thespians to present comedy

Apr 20, 2016 9:11am

Thespians in the Mulberry Community Theater Group will present the comedy “Always A Bridesmaid” at the Mulberry High School Cafeteria beginning Friday.

Performances at the high school at 203...

Chili supper to benefit county EHC

Apr 20, 2016 9:07am

A chili supper fundraiser to benefit the Crawford County Extension Homemakers Club is set for Friday at the Crawford County Extension Office in Van Buren.

A bowl of chili or beans, crackers...

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