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Local companies receive contracts for jail construction

Apr 25, 2015 4:06am

After receiving and accepting bids for the construction of the new Crawford County Detention Center, nearly half of all contracts went to companies in Crawford and Sebastian counties while coming...

<p style="text-align: left;" ><strong></strong>The Alma High School Band opened Thursday’s celebration.</p>

UFCU grand opening

Apr 25, 2015 4:06am
<p><strong></strong>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Susan Lyon cuts the 20th anniversary cake as Clifford Lyon watches during Tuesday night’s Van Buren Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours.</p>

SPMI celebrates 20 years

Apr 25, 2015 4:06am

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Marvin Primary School bus safety program

Mar 18, 2015 9:56am

Amanda Williams from Arkansas Farm Bureau recently met with Marvin Primary students to discuss bus safety. Williams introduced the subject with a short video that dramatized the importance of...

VB council to seek drainage project grant

Mar 18, 2015 9:55am

Members of the Van Buren City Council agreed Monday night to seek a state grant to help fund a 40th Street drainage project.

Aldermen voted 6-0 to apply for a $200,000 Arkansas Community and...

<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Debbie Thomas shares a laugh with Eva Underwood at a March 12 tea presented by the Clara B. Eno Chapter of Arkansas Questers at the Drennen-Scott Historic Site in Van Buren.</p>

Drennen-Scott tea

Mar 18, 2015 9:54am

The Clara B. Eno Chapter of Arkansas Questers presented an afternoon tea with family heirloom china and a silent auction March 12 at the Drennen-Scott Historic Site in Van Buren. Proceeds from the...

<p>The break room at the new Van Buren Police Department.</p>

New police department

Mar 18, 2015 9:50am

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VBPD dedication set Thursday

Mar 18, 2015 9:44am

The new $3.6 million Van Buren Police Department at 800 Fayetteville Road will be dedicated Thursday.

Ambassadors of the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at...

Edamame treats to be available at festival

Mar 14, 2015 4:06am

A limited edition flavor of a locally produced edamame snack will be available only during the Mulberry Edamame Festival, set for March 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mulberry City Park.

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Superintendent finalists to be selected Tuesday

Mar 14, 2015 4:06am

Finalists for the new superintendent of the Van Buren School District will be selected Tuesday when the board of education meets at 5:30 p.m. at the district office, 2221 Pointer Trail.

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Board upholds termination

Mar 14, 2015 4:06am

Members of the Van Buren Board of Education have upheld the superintendent’s termination of a Van Buren School District bus driver involved in a January accident.

The board voted 7-0 Tuesday...

<p>photo by DARRELL SHOOK</p><p>Darrell Shook spotted this coyote late one evening while playing golf at Cedars Country Club in Van Buren. Shook said the coyote stood on the No. 5 green while he hit the ball over his head.</p>

Coyote at sunset

Mar 14, 2015 4:06am

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