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<p><strong></strong>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Jennifer Batres, 9, Wyatt Jackson, 12, and Kylan Almond, 10, (from left) do some gardening Monday morning in the King Elementary School greenhouse.</p>

King Elementary gets ‘green’ award

Apr 16, 2014 10:07am

For the second year in a row, a Van Buren school was recognized as the best in environmental conservation and recycling efforts.

King Elementary School took first place in the primary...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Angie Williams (center), EAST lab teacher, receives a $2,190 Van Buren School District Education Foundation Grant check for her program with art teacher Marcus Koch (not pictured), The Wave of the Future is Here. The money will go toward purchasing about five iPad Minis that can run applications for EAST lab’s new 3D printer. With her are Debbie Thomas and Nathan Hurst with the VBSD Education Foundation.</p>

Grants awarded at VBSD

Apr 16, 2014 10:04am
<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Sister’s Gourmet Bistro on Main Street in downtown Van Buren accepts a plaque is recognition of three awards the restaurant won at the 2013 Taste of Crawford County, a fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Crawford County. From left are CASA volunteer coordinator B.J. Young, Tina Earnhard, Christy Parker, Fernado Qurizo and CASA board member Donna Young. Sister’s was honored as Best Overall Taste, Best Dressed and Best American. The 2014 Taste of Crawford County will be Aug. 5 in the Commons at Van Buren High School.</p>

Taste of Crawford County

Apr 16, 2014 10:03am

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Night of Music slated March 15

Apr 02, 2014 10:55am

Van Buren Fine Arts Center is holding a Night of Music March 15 featuring local musicians to raise money for the center.

Night of Music is meant to promote local musicians while benefiting...

<p><strong></strong>Edamame is a popular vegetable in Asia with rapidly growing demand in the United States. Green pods or beans are steamed and served warm or cold as a side dish or snack and in salads or soups.</p>

Edamame Festival full of activities

Apr 02, 2014 10:55am

A slew of activities are planned for the first Edamame Festival to be held March 29 in Mulberry City Park.

Organizers for the festival, being held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., have planned...

Filing period nets few contested races

Apr 02, 2014 10:55am

Crawford County’s top elected county officials will be re-elected without opposition.

When the filing deadline ended Monday, all seven were guaranteed additional two-year terms.


<p><strong></strong>Abby Lindsey (center) was crowned Miss Ouachita Baptist University 2014. From left are third runner-up Shelby Medders, first runner-up Kelsi Bodine, Lindsey, second runner-up Abbey Little and fourth runner-up Gracie Lundstrum.</p>

Miss Ouachita Baptist crowned

Apr 02, 2014 10:55am

Abby Lindsey of Van Buren was crowned Miss Ouachita Baptist University 2014 Saturday night.

Lindsey, a 2011 graduate of Van Buren High School, is the daughter of Ken and Sherry Lindsey.

<p><strong></strong>Debbie Faubus-Kendrick provided a welcome, introductions and closing remarks during the ceremony. At right is state Rep. Charlotte Douglas preparing for her speech.</p>

GED graduation ceremony held

Apr 02, 2014 10:53am

The Crawford County Adult Education Center held its graduation ceremony Feb. 9 at the Van Buren School District Fine Arts Center.

Speakers at the ceremony included Director Dr. Debbie Faubus...

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Barnes announces for JP

Apr 02, 2014 10:53am

Butch Barnes of Mountainburg will seek a fourth term as District 13 justice of the peace on the Crawford County Quorum Court. Barnes, 63, will run as an independent.

“It has been a great six...

VB man enters not guilty plea

Apr 02, 2014 10:53am

A Van Buren man pleaded not guilty in Crawford County Circuit Court Wednesday to downloading and sharing child pornography.

Jeffrey Alex Meyers, 23, is charged with computer child...

Doctor remembered

Apr 02, 2014 10:53am

Summit Medical Center friends and family of Henry Edwards gathered Friday in the hospital cafeteria to share memories of the doctor.

Edwards practiced internal medicine at Summit from June...

Work to begin on police department

Apr 02, 2014 10:53am

Ground will be broken at 10 a.m. Monday to officially begin the construction of the $3.6 million Van Buren Police Department at 804 Fayetteville Road.

Local and state officials will man...

‘Dash for Art’ highlights gala

Apr 02, 2014 10:53am

“Dash for Art” has become one of the most popular events for the 5X5 Gala, the annual fundraiser for the Center for Art and Education in Van Buren.

The fifth annual gala, an evening of art,...

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