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Southern Gospel Celebration slated Feb. 28

Feb 23, 2015 10:10am

Van Buren Fine Arts Center will host the Southern Gospel Celebration Saturday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m.

Southern Gospel Celebration will feature performances by Karen Peck and New River, Mark...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p><strong></strong>Jennifer McKinney (left) and Bobbie Nunes of I Love Van Buren sign a board showing the new logo for Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren at Tuesday’s Van Buren Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours.</p>

Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren to invest in new ER

Feb 23, 2015 10:08am

Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren will invest $10 million in a new emergency room and provide more outpatient services as the hospital partners with Sparks Medical Center in Fort Smith.


Fire forces evacuation of VB motel

Feb 23, 2015 10:06am

About 50 people had to be evacuated from the Motel 6 in Van Buren after a heating vent caused the building to catch fire early Thursday morning.

Van Buren firefighters responded to a call at...

VFW Post No. 1322 to celebrate 90th anniversary

Feb 23, 2015 10:05am

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1322 in Van Buren will celebrate its 90th anniversary Saturday, Feb. 28, with a ribbon cutting and presentations from area legislators.

Members of VFW Post...

Three men enter not guilty pleas to drug charges

Feb 23, 2015 10:04am

Three men arrested in two separate traffic stops on Interstate 40 pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court to drug charges.

Terry Lee Stiles Jr., 58, of Kelseyville,...

Pleas from Feb. 13, 2015

Feb 23, 2015 10:00am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren Feb. 13, Judge Gary R. Cottrell heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Bryan Edward Chitwood, 21, of Van Buren pleaded guilty to...

<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Abigail Posey has made both all-state choir and all-state band at Alma High School.</p>

AHS sophomore named all-state in band, choir

Feb 18, 2015 11:22am

One local high school girl is doing great things in music.

Abigail Posey, 16, was the only Alma High School student to make both all-state choir and all-state band this year. This was the...

JPs propose jail project manager

Feb 18, 2015 11:21am

Crawford County justices of the peace agreed Monday night to go forward with seeking a project manager to oversee construction of the new $20 million detention center.

During a Personnel...

Summit to get name change

Feb 18, 2015 11:20am

Summit Medical Center soon will have a new name.

It was announced Tuesday Summit’s name will be changed to Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren.

Anthony Brooks, interim administrator and...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Karen Beckner, director of Hope Academy in Van Buren, gets a hug from one of her students, Tiffany Carlisle. Students presented Beckner with roses and gave short talks on what Hope Academy and Beckner mean to them.</p>

Hopeful Heart dinner and dance

Feb 18, 2015 11:19am

The Hopeful Heart dinner and dance event at the Crawford County Emergency Operations Center included a dinner catered by Stirred Not Shaken, live auction and music by N Bye 10. Hope Academy is a...

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