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<p><strong></strong>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Jennifer Batres, 9, Wyatt Jackson, 12, and Kylan Almond, 10, (from left) do some gardening Monday morning in the King Elementary School greenhouse.</p>

King Elementary gets ‘green’ award

Apr 16, 2014 10:07am

For the second year in a row, a Van Buren school was recognized as the best in environmental conservation and recycling efforts.

King Elementary School took first place in the primary...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Angie Williams (center), EAST lab teacher, receives a $2,190 Van Buren School District Education Foundation Grant check for her program with art teacher Marcus Koch (not pictured), The Wave of the Future is Here. The money will go toward purchasing about five iPad Minis that can run applications for EAST lab’s new 3D printer. With her are Debbie Thomas and Nathan Hurst with the VBSD Education Foundation.</p>

Grants awarded at VBSD

Apr 16, 2014 10:04am
<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Sister’s Gourmet Bistro on Main Street in downtown Van Buren accepts a plaque is recognition of three awards the restaurant won at the 2013 Taste of Crawford County, a fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Crawford County. From left are CASA volunteer coordinator B.J. Young, Tina Earnhard, Christy Parker, Fernado Qurizo and CASA board member Donna Young. Sister’s was honored as Best Overall Taste, Best Dressed and Best American. The 2014 Taste of Crawford County will be Aug. 5 in the Commons at Van Buren High School.</p>

Taste of Crawford County

Apr 16, 2014 10:03am

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Voter ID required

Apr 02, 2014 11:00am

Crawford County Clerk Teresa Armer is encouraging voters to make themselves aware of Arkansas’ new voter identification law and plan accordingly before going to the polls or sending in an absentee...

<p><strong></strong>The exterior of a former lawn mower shop is being removed to make way for an evidence locker and storage space.</p>

Work begins on city’s new police station

Apr 02, 2014 11:00am

Van Buren’s new police station was touted Thursday during a ground-breaking ceremony as a morale boost for the department and a tribute to the community.

Several hundred gathered at 804...

Ballot position drawing set for Monday

Apr 02, 2014 11:00am

Candidates who have opposition in the May 20 primary will draw for ballot positions at 10 a.m. Monday in the county clerk’s office in the Crawford County Courthouse.

If a candidate is...

Warming trend to continue

Apr 02, 2014 10:58am

Tuesday marked the beginning of a slow warming trend following a rare mix of thunderstorm activity mixed with sleet and snow that hit Crawford County Sunday, creating a potential for hazardous...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Four new Court Appointed Special Advocates were sworn in Thursday by Juvenile Judge Mike Medlock during a ceremony in Crawford County Circuit Court. The new CASA of Crawford County volunteers are (from left) Connie Croy, Toni Mullens, Rebecca Gibbons and Roy Cater. CASA volunteers are citizen volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children who are involved in juvenile court proceedings primarily as a result of abuse and/or neglect.</p>

CASA volunteers

Apr 02, 2014 10:58am

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Alma PAC director displays artwork

Apr 02, 2014 10:58am

Director for the Alma Performing Arts Center will be featured for her own artistic creations at Fayetteville’s First Thursday event March 6.

Teresa Schlabach will be part of a showcase at...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>The Education Committee of the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce hosted the fifth Van Buren High School senior luncheon of the 2013-14 school year Feb. 21 at Heritage Methodist Church. Ramon Gayle (left) and Jeff Lambert (center) with Bost Inc., luncheon sponsors, visit with VBHS seniors (from left) Chris Meeks, Dylan Lairamore, Zach Sorrels, Michael Farrar and Juan Figueroa. The final senior luncheon will be March 14.</p>

Senior luncheon

Apr 02, 2014 10:58am

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<p>Miss Teen VBHS 2014 is Kallie McMillan (center). Allison McDonald (left) was first runner-up and Kate Harvey second runner-up.</p>

Miss VBHS pageants

Apr 02, 2014 10:58am

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Violence prevention event set

Apr 02, 2014 10:58am

Van Buren High School Freshmen Academy again will host Break the Silence, End the Violence - Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, a violence prevention event set for April 25 from noon to 2 p.m.

Brandy...

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Woodruff announces candidacy for District 8 JP

Apr 02, 2014 10:58am

Tia Woodruff of Kibler has announced she will be a candidate for the District 8 justice of the peace on the Crawford County Quorum Court.

“I really like my community and want to help improve...

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