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VB First Assembly to host Burgers and Badges

Jun 27, 2016 3:13pm

First Assembly of God Church in Van Buren will honor law enforcement, firefighters and all emergency responders with its first Burgers and Badges grill out on Thursday, June 30.

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<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Debbie Foliart pours a cup of coffee at her store, Chapters on Main.</p>

New Chapter begins for downtown VB

May 11, 2016 10:42am

Chapters on Main will open at 7 a.m. Friday at 816 Main St. in historic downtown Van Buren.

The completely remodeled building located across the street from the train depot formerly housed...

<p><strong></strong>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Alma Intermediate School students Taylor Greer (from left), Evin Shibley, Sarah Banks and Samantha Crook, all 11, check out the water feature in the school’s renovated outdoor classroom.</p>

AIS opens outdoor courtyard

May 11, 2016 10:38am

With the help of local businesses, Alma Intermediate School now has an outdoor space that can be used for a variety of activities.

An open courtyard in the center of the intermediate school...

Carnival to open Thursday in downtown VB

May 11, 2016 9:44am

This year’s Old Timers Day will get an early start when the carnival opens at 6 p.m. Thursday in downtown Van Buren.

The 39th annual festival, sponsored by The Old Town Merchants Association...

Sparks names assistant CEO

May 11, 2016 9:38am

Aimee Arzoumanian is the new assistant chief executive officer of Sparks Health System.

Arzoumanian will oversee operations at Sparks Medical Center – Van Buren, as well as select...

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PSC director to speak at Republican meeting

May 10, 2016 9:44am

The executive director of the Arkansas Public Service Commission will speak at the Crawford County Republican Party meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 620 Main St. in Van Buren.

John Bethel will...

Alma to look at firearm ordinance

May 07, 2016 4:07am

Alma city officials are looking to revise or replace what is being considered an overly strict firearm ordinance.

During an Alma Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, commission members...

<p>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman reads a proclamation in honor of National Travel and Tourism Week to visitors Robert and Xiomara Aquilino of Miami on Thursday. The proclamation was presented to the couple after reading.</p>

Florida couple surprised at Welcome Center

May 07, 2016 4:07am

A Florida couple traveling through Arkansas were surprised Thursday by Fort Smith and Van Buren representatives during a stop at the Welcome Center on Interstate 40 in Van Buren.

Robert and...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Charlie and Betty James hold hands during a prayer Thurday at the National Day of Prayer ceremony on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn.</p>

National Day of Prayer 2016

May 07, 2016 4:07am

Hundreds gathered on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn in Van Buren Thursday for the 65th annual National Day of Prayer.

Mayor Bob Freeman welcomed those attending the “Wake Up America”...

OTD entertainment lineup announced

May 07, 2016 4:07am

The entertainment lineup has been announced for the May 13-15 Old Timers Day arts and crafts festival in historic downtown Van Buren.

Jesus Man Gospel Band will kickoff the annual event at 7...

City of VB to purchase land

May 04, 2016 9:02am

The City of Van Buren will purchase about two acres of land at the end of Main Street with an eye on the future development in downtown.

Mayor Bob Freeman said he sees the offer to buy the...

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