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<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Crawford County Judge John Hall with the county’s recently purchased $313,551 asphalt machine, which Hall said will be used this summer to lay down about 22 miles of asphalt on roads throughout the county.</p>

Asphalting set to begin in county

Jun 29, 2016 9:22am

Beginning July 5, Crawford County road crews will lay down about $1.8 million worth of asphalt throughout the county.

Using a recently purchased Cat AP555F mid-sized, rubber track paving...

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Quorum court approves purchasing of asphault machine

May 18, 2016 9:55am

Crawford County justices of the peace approved a measure allowing the county administrator to enter a finance agreement for $313,551 to buy an asphalt paving machine for the road department.

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<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Tom Wing, assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, signs a copy of his book, “Images of America: Van Buren,” for Kenny Moody of Muskogee at the newly opened Chapters on Main, a coffee shop and book store at 816 Main St.</p>

Old Timers Day 2016

May 18, 2016 9:44am

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<p><strong></strong>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Hunter Grill and Tanner Hampton were presented George Cabaniss Memorial scholarships by Cabaniss’ daughters Corri Tran (left) and Candice Settle-Beshears (right).</p>

VBHS seniors accept scholarships

May 14, 2016 4:07am

About $6 million in scholarships were presented to Van Buren High School seniors during the annual Scholarship Night in the VBHS Commons.

Cindy Nelson, career development facilitator,...

<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Dalton Hall signs a contract with the Arkansas Army National Guard in front of Sgt. Aurora Elizondo (right) and Capt. Matthew Sweeney.</p>

VBHS senior receives Minuteman scholarship

May 14, 2016 4:05am

Van Buren High School senior Dalton Hall is one of two in the state to receive the four-year Minuteman scholarship from the Arkansas Army National Guard.

Hall was presented the scholarship...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Marty Shell (center right) and his mother Barbara Shell (center left) cut a ceremonial Van Buren Chamber of Commerce ribbon Tuesday. With them are employees Arlene Logan (from left), LaDonna Riley, Whitney Blount, Wesley Daniel, Tyson Floyd and Ricky Escobedo.</p>

Expansion will fulfill vital need

May 14, 2016 4:07am

A $1.3 million expansion of Five Rivers Distribution near the Port of Van Buren is fulfilling the increased need for storage for goods being transported on the Arkansas River.

Five Rivers...

Downtown revitalization begins

May 14, 2016 4:07am

The move to revitalize historic downtown must be broad-based, those attended the kick-off meeting for Van Buren Original were told Tuesday.

“To have development downtown there will need to...

VB school board approves personnel requests

May 14, 2016 4:07am

Van Buren School Board members accepted a bid from a local paper supply company and approved personnel requests during their Tuesday night meeting.

Board members rejected a recommendation...

Competitors announced for OTD lip sync contest

May 14, 2016 4:07am

Competitors have been announced for the first lip sync “Battle for a Cause” at this weekend’s Old Timer’s Day festival in downtown Van Buren.

Sponsored by The Old Town Merchants Association...

Free career fair set Tuesday

May 14, 2016 4:07am

Crawford County Adult Education Center will host a free spring career fair for the public Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Those looking for work can connect with local employers, schools and...

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