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Council approves request

Jul 23, 2014 10:10am

The Van Buren City Council agreed Monday night to Lawbreakers and Peacemakers request to close a portion of a downtown street for two shows in August.

Alderman voted 6-0 to approve the...

Host families sought

Jul 23, 2014 10:06am

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<p><strong></strong>photos by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Chief Deputy Jim Damante and Deputy Halbert Torraca with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department grill up some burgers Thursday afternoon at the Boys and Girls Club of Alma cookout and groundbreaking for three new soccer fields.</p>

Alma club to get new soccer fields

Jun 25, 2014 9:39am

Sponsors, contributors and area families attended an appreciation cookout and groundbreaking for three new soccer fields Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club of Alma.

After several years of...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Elijah Putman sports an ice cream mustache during a special event Friday at the Van Buren Boys and Girls Club at which members of the board of directors served ice cream to those participating in the summer program at the club in the city park. Club bucks earned by doing chores at the club could be used to purchase toppings for the ice cream. More photos on Page 9A.</p>

Ice cream at club

Jun 25, 2014 9:36am

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Boil order issued in Natural Dam

Jun 25, 2014 9:30am

Cedarville Waterworks Facilities Board of Crawford County has issued a water boil order for about 50 customers in Natural Dam.

Customers on Peaceful Home Road beginning at Peaceful Home Lane...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>An open house is being held to celebrate the restoration of the lower story of Kirksey Maternity Hospital at 770 N. Main St. in Mulberry, listed as the Bryant-Lasater House on the National Register of Historic Places.</p>

Renovation of hospital to be noted

Jun 25, 2014 9:19am

Volunteers working to restore the old Kirksey Maternity Hospital in Mulberry are celebrating the completion of the most recent renovations to the historic site with an open house Sunday, June 29...

Mulberry council approves appointment

Jun 25, 2014 9:16am

Several changes were made regarding planning and rezoning during the June 17 Mulberry City Council meeting.

An appointment of Molly Dickerson to the Mulberry Planning and Zoning Commission...

VBPD officer returns to work after suspension

Jun 25, 2014 9:15am

A patrol officer with the Van Buren Police Department was put on unpaid suspension after he made contact with a 16-year-old girl on Facebook.

Cpl. John Cao returned to work Tuesday after an...

School board appoints new member

Jun 25, 2014 9:14am

The Van Buren School Board appointed a new member Monday.

During a special meeting, the panel appointed Theresa Bell to fill a vacant seat on the board. She will replace member Mark Hurst,...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Lightning in the clouds reflect in the lake at Lake Tenkiller in Eastern Oklahoma over the weekend. The chance of rain remains in the forecast for the remainder of the week with the biggest chance of precipitation Thursday before decreasing for Saturday and Sunday.</p>

Light show

Jun 25, 2014 9:13am

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Club director impacts lives of children she serves

Jun 24, 2014 10:53am

A former board president for the Van Buren Boys and Girls Club said executive director Cindy Faldon “plants seeds every day in the lives of our children and youth.”

“Van Buren will benefit...

<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Roger Key serves up a sample to Cathi Dixon of what Garner Abbatoir in Van Buren might serve at the 2014 Taste of Crawford County scheduled for Aug. 5. Garner Abbatoir is one of the first food vendors to sign up for the fundraiser for CASA.</p>

Vendors sought for Taste of Crawford County

Jun 24, 2014 10:51am

Food and non-food vendors are being sought for the 2014 Taste of Crawford County to be held Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the Commons Area of Van Buren High School.

Sessions will be held from 11 a.m....

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