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Council approves sale of bonds

Oct 22, 2014 4:06am

Alma City Council members approved the sale of the first of three bond issues that will go to pay for projects approved by voters during a special election Aug. 12.

During their regular...

<p style="text-align: left;"><strong></strong>Hunter Harding smashes a balloon.</p>

4-H fall carnival

Oct 22, 2014 4:06am

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<p>Sgt. Chris Carter and Rhett Acker show off the Arkansas Razorback football game tickets they received from Morton Family Dentistry. Sonja Davis, director of community relations for Morton, presented the men with their tickets.</p>

Student gives away Razorback tickets

Oct 04, 2014 4:06am

It only took five minutes for a University of Arkansas - Fort Smith student to decide to give away the two Razorback football game tickets he had won through a social media contest.

Sonja...

<p><strong></strong>Martin Peerson hangs oil paintings for a showing Oct. 5-24 at the Center for Art and Education in Van Buren of works painted by Peerson and Charles Peer.</p>

Opening reception Sunday for art exhibit

Oct 04, 2014 4:06am

Two men with ties to the area will show their paintings Oct. 5-24 at the Center for Art and Education in Van Buren.

Charles Peer and Martin Peerson will show mostly landscapes in their art...

Two plead not guilty to drug charges

Oct 04, 2014 4:06am

Two accused of conspiring to sell prescription medicine pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Matthew Joseph Merechka, 35, of Van Buren and Stacie Lynn Morton, 41,...

Pleas from Sept. 26, 2014

Oct 04, 2014 4:06am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren Sept. 26, Judge Gary R. Cottrell heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Derek William Eisman, 26, of Van Buren pleaded guilty to...

Website to go live Monday

Oct 04, 2014 4:05am

A new Crawford County Circuit Clerk website will launch Monday, Oct. 6, providing convenient public access to court records and land documents.

A presentation on the new website at the Van...

Judge Parker to rock festival

Oct 04, 2014 4:05am

The southern rock band Judge Parker will take center stage Saturday, Oct. 11, during the annual Fall Festival in downtown Van Buren.

Formed in 1988 by brothers Larry and Arthur Pearson,...

Club receives first official gift of fundraising drive

Oct 01, 2014 4:06am

The Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren officially kicked off its 2015 annual campaign at the inaugural Great Futures Gala.

“Fiesta for the Future” organizers announced Saturday evening the...

<p><strong></strong>Lt. Col. Larry Carmack (left) receives a congratulatory handshake from 1st Lt. Phillip Robertson, both volunteer aviators with the 83rd Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, Fort Smith.</p>

Promotion

Oct 01, 2014 4:06am

The 83rd Composite Squadron, Arkansas Wing, of the Civil Air Patrol has promoted Larry Carmack of Van Buren to the grade of lieutenant colonel.

Carmack, a member of the Fort Smith “Falcons”...

Fall Festival scheduled

Oct 01, 2014 4:06am

Food, arts and crafts and entertainment will take over downtown Van Buren Oct. 10-12 as The Old Town Merchants Association presents Fall Festival.

The annual festival begins at 7 p.m. Friday...

<p>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p><strong></strong>Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman presents Walter “Chick” McGill, who is attempting to walk across the country carrying an American Flag, with a gold Martin Van Buren coin and a key to the city on Monday. Walter McGill and his wife Barbara made a stop in the area to meet with local mayors and share their story.</p>

Veteran attempting walk across U.S.

Oct 01, 2014 4:06am

A pastor and Vietnam veteran who stopped in Van Buren Monday as he walks from coast to coast carrying the American Flag credits God with his mission to “heal America.”

Walter “Chick” McGill...

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