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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
<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

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<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Debbie Thomas shares a laugh with Eva Underwood at a March 12 tea presented by the Clara B. Eno Chapter of Arkansas Questers at the Drennen-Scott Historic Site in Van Buren.</p>

Drennen-Scott tea

Mar 18, 2015 9:54am

The Clara B. Eno Chapter of Arkansas Questers presented an afternoon tea with family heirloom china and a silent auction March 12 at the Drennen-Scott Historic Site in Van Buren. Proceeds from the...

<p>The break room at the new Van Buren Police Department.</p>

New police department

Mar 18, 2015 9:50am


VBPD dedication set Thursday

Mar 18, 2015 9:44am

The new $3.6 million Van Buren Police Department at 800 Fayetteville Road will be dedicated Thursday.

Ambassadors of the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at...

Superintendent finalists to be selected Tuesday

Mar 14, 2015 4:06am

Finalists for the new superintendent of the Van Buren School District will be selected Tuesday when the board of education meets at 5:30 p.m. at the district office, 2221 Pointer Trail.


Board upholds termination

Mar 14, 2015 4:06am

Members of the Van Buren Board of Education have upheld the superintendent’s termination of a Van Buren School District bus driver involved in a January accident.

The board voted 7-0 Tuesday...

<p>photo by DARRELL SHOOK</p><p>Darrell Shook spotted this coyote late one evening while playing golf at Cedars Country Club in Van Buren. Shook said the coyote stood on the No. 5 green while he hit the ball over his head.</p>

Coyote at sunset

Mar 14, 2015 4:06am


CASA blue ribbon campaign to begin

Mar 14, 2015 4:06am

In honor of of April being “National Child Abuse Prevention Month,” Court Appointed Special Advocates will help “paint the county blue” with its annual blue ribbon campaign.

CASA of Crawford...

<p>Tom Meadors applauds the unveiling of a new sign for the Children’s Room at the Mulberry Public Library as his wife Wanda Meadors (right) becomes emotional during the dedication ceremony. Eva White, director of the Crawford County Library system, unveils the sign.</p>

Mulberry children’s room dedicated

Mar 14, 2015 4:06am

Mulberry Public Library children’s room was dedicated Tuesday in honor of a local woman who has been supporting local libraries for more than 40 years.

The room was named for Wanda Meadors,...

Edamame treats to be available at festival

Mar 14, 2015 4:06am

A limited edition flavor of a locally produced edamame snack will be available only during the Mulberry Edamame Festival, set for March 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mulberry City Park.


<p>Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman, director of Van Buren Municipal Utilities Steve Dufresne and Crawford County Department of Emergency Management Director Dennis Gilstrap (center right) cut a ceremonial ribbon Thursday at the center’s grand opening.</p>

Collection center now open

Mar 14, 2015 4:05am

A residential household hazardous waste and electronic waste collection center for Van Buren and Crawford County officially opened Thursday.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening was...

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