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VB council reviews rates for insurance

May 28, 2016 4:07am

Increasing the cost of health insurance for family coverage of city employees will be presented to the Van Buren City Council at its June 20 meeting.

Mayor Bob Freeman made the announcement...

Alma property condemned

May 28, 2016 4:07am

Groundbreaking set

May 25, 2016 9:15am

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FEMA seeks ways to stop FOD flooding

Apr 20, 2016 9:12am

The federal government would like to stop future flooding at the Field of Dreams Sports Complex in Van Buren.

Or, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has suggested moving the baseball...

Mulberry thespians to present comedy

Apr 20, 2016 9:11am

Thespians in the Mulberry Community Theater Group will present the comedy “Always A Bridesmaid” at the Mulberry High School Cafeteria beginning Friday.

Performances at the high school at 203...

Chili supper to benefit county EHC

Apr 20, 2016 9:07am

A chili supper fundraiser to benefit the Crawford County Extension Homemakers Club is set for Friday at the Crawford County Extension Office in Van Buren.

A bowl of chili or beans, crackers...

<p><strong></strong>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Alma School Board member Nancy Hawkins (left), Superintendent David Woolly (center) and other school administrators watch a presentation on social media during the school board’s monthly meeting Thursday night.</p>

Alma school officials discuss utilization of social media

Apr 16, 2016 4:06am

Alma School District officials discussed the importance of social media and possible statewide cuts to education during their regular meeting Thursday night.

Robin Finley with the Alma...

VBSD expects surplus at end of year

Apr 16, 2016 4:05am

The Van Buren School District is expected to end the school year with a balance of more than $5 million.

“We project an ending balance of between $5.2 million and $5.4 million,”...

Mountainburg woman pleads not guilty to multiple charges

Apr 16, 2016 4:05am

A Mountainburg woman accused of fleeing from two sheriff’s deputies pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Amanda Louise Dunbar, 37, is charged with two counts of...

Music in the Park to begin second season in Mountainburg

Apr 16, 2016 4:05am

Mountainburg’s Music in the Park will begin its second season with music, a city-wide yard sale and a benefit for the senior center Saturday, April 30.

This is the second year for Music in...

Weigh system to target semis traveling U.S. 64

Apr 16, 2016 4:05am

Installation of a weigh-in-motion system on U.S. 64 meant to catch semi-trucks trying to bypass the Interstate 40 weigh station between Alma and Van Buren is scheduled to begin this summer.


<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Manuel Valente furrows his brow in concentration as he plays a performance piece on his instrument, the baritone saxophone.</p>

VBHS saxophone player No. 1 in state

Apr 13, 2016 8:55am

As he plays his baritone saxophone in the office of Van Buren High School Band director Ron Smith, 17-year-old Manuel Valente’s brow is furrowed in concentration.

Playing the baritone -...

<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Tom Wing with his recently published book, “Images of America: Van Buren.”</p>

Signings set for Tom Wing’s new book

Apr 13, 2016 8:51am

Tom Wing has two upcoming events to sign copies and discuss his book, “Images of America: Van Buren,” which was recently published and has been well received by the community.

“Sales are...

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