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List – Five facts about the early days of the City of Alma

Oct 09, 2015 3:41pm

Here are some interesting details about the early days of Alma, according to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture:

• Before Alma became a settlement, Armstead “Ira” Smoot...

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Scout group schedules camp out

Sep 05, 2015 3:13pm

A local Boy Scout troop three-day camp out will include a Keep Van Buren Beautiful cleanup at Lake Lou Emma as part of their activities.

Boy Scout Troop No. 2316 will be camping Sept. 18-20...

Lincoln man pleads not guilty to rape charges

Sep 05, 2015 3:11pm

A Lincoln man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court to two counts of rape.

Charles William Skelton, 41, is accused of sexual misconduct with girl who was 6 and 7...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>New Van Buren School District Superintendent Dr. Harold Jeffcoat reads to a class at Parkview Elementary School.</p>

New superintendent feels at home in VB

Sep 02, 2015 9:29am

Dr. Harold Jeffcoat feels he and his family have been blessed with the opportunity for him to be Van Buren School District’s new school superintendent.

Over the past couple of years,...

Alma’s city clerk resigns mid-term

Sep 02, 2015 9:26am

Alma’s city clerk has resigned her position mid-term.

Alma City Clerk Crissy Inge sent a letter via email to city officials Monday morning to declare in a brief statement that she was...

McPhate announces for VB school board

Sep 02, 2015 9:25am

J.R. McPhate’s love for the Van Buren School District is one of the reasons he is seeking the Position 6 seat on the Board of Education during the Sept. 15 school election.

“Having worked in...

Tickets available for steak cookoff

Sep 02, 2015 9:24am

Tickets are still available for Saturday’s steak dinner during the championship steak cookoff in historic downtown Van Buren.

The event will be sanctioned by Steak Cookoff Association of...

Sparks Stampede set Oct. 24

Sep 02, 2015 9:24am

Sparks Health System will host a 5K race/walk Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning at the hospital in Van Buren.

The 2015 Sparks Stampede will promote physical fitness while raising awareness of...

<p>Class members join hands in one of several bonding exercises.</p>

LCC opening retreat

Sep 02, 2015 9:22am

Leadership Crawford County’s Class of 2016 held its opening retreat Aug. 21-22 at Oak Manor Conference and Retreat Center. The 25-member class has 11 regular sessions before a closing retreat May...

Harding honored for work with 4-H

Aug 29, 2015 10:22pm

A Crawford County extension agent recently was named the Arkansas 4-H Volunteer Agent of the Year.

Nickie Harding, the sole extension agent currently working in the Crawford County office,...

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