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College Round-Up for May 20

May 20, 2015 9:14am


Hogs season ends

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Arkansas men’s golf team had its season come to end Saturday at the NCAA Regionals. The Razorbacks shot plus-31, 871 over three rounds to...

Funding for libraries cut

May 20, 2015 10:49am

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<p><strong></strong>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Courtney Bell, one of 132 Arkansas Scholars honored Monday night at Van Buren High School, with her father, Dr. Chris Bell, and grandmother, Sherry Bell.</p>

Scholars urged to use experiences to meet challenges

Apr 22, 2015 9:21am

Van Buren High School seniors selected as Arkansas scholars were encouraged Monday night to use all their life experiences to meet the challenges as they grow.

“The key is to become the best...

Liaison selected for county jail project

Apr 22, 2015 7:39am

High Brass Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Crawford Construction in Van Buren, will act as county liaison and project supervisor on construction of the new Crawford County Detention Center.


VBPD investigating car break-ins

Apr 22, 2015 7:37am

Van Buren police are encouraging residents to remove valuables and lock their vehicles as a rash of recent break-ins is being investigated.

Over the past three weeks, the Van Buren Police...

VB council authorizes contract for Veterans Park

Apr 22, 2015 7:36am

As part of a continued effort to revitalize and beautify its historic downtown area, the Van Buren City Council on Monday authorized a more than $40,000 engineering contract for development of...

KVBB cleanup

Apr 22, 2015 7:35am


Kameron Collins, 15, carries a computer tower being dropped off during the Keep Van Buren Beautiful annual Spring E-Waste Event on Saturday. Collins volunteered with...

Uphill run May 2

Apr 22, 2015 7:34am

Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren will be the platinum sponsor for the May 2 Life’s an Uphill Run 5K and one-mile walk.

Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren will present the third annual event,...

Mayor appoints new commission member

Apr 20, 2015 9:08am

A new member has joined the Alma Planning Commission.

Joe Cannon was appointed by Alma Mayor Keith Greene to fill an open seat on the commission. Cannon replaces Jennifer Moon, who died in a...

Breeden ribbon cutting

Apr 20, 2015 9:07am

Steve Allen (center), manager at the new Breeden Pre-Owned at 2901 Alma Highway in Van Buren, cuts a ceremonial Van Buren Chamber of Commerce ribbon Thursday with owner Toby Breeden (center left...

MES kindergarten registration set April 21

Apr 20, 2015 9:06am

Mountainburg Elementary School will hold its annual preschool and kindergarten registration from 8 to 11 a.m. April 21 in the Mountainburg Elementary gymnasium located at 2015 Lake Fort Smith Road...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Debbie Thomas, executive director of the VBSD Education Foundation, shakes the hand of Maj. Mike Akins, senior army instructor for VBHS’s Junior ROTC. Thomas honored Akins with a plaque for his contributions to the school.</p>

JROTC leader to retire

Apr 20, 2015 9:04am

An influential Junior ROTC leader with Van Buren School District will retire at the end of the school year.

Maj. Mike Akins, senior army instructor for the Van Buren Junior ROTC, has been...

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