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VB city council approves RITA contribution

Jan 28, 2015 8:57am

Members of the Van Buren City Council approved Monday night the city’s financial contribution to the Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority.

RITA was formed in August 2009 by the...

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Deffenbaugh grand marshal for parade

Dec 13, 2014 4:17pm

State Rep. Gary Deffenbaugh will be the grand marshal for tonight’s Van Buren Christmas parade.

The parade, sponsored by The Old Town Merchants Association, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at 14th...

<p><strong></strong>photo by TANIAH TUDOR</p><p>Outgoing Alma mayor John Ballentine shows off the Henry rifle with silver engraved stock presented to him by Alma Police Chief Russell White on behalf of city employees at the reception. Public Works Director Mark Yardley (not pictured) also presented the mayor with an achievement award.</p>

Alma residents honor Ballentine

Dec 13, 2014 4:16pm

Alma residents, city officials, civic leaders and city employees past and present attended a reception to honor John Ballentine, the city’s mayor of more than 21 years, and bid farewell.


Deputy positions eliminated

Dec 13, 2014 4:14pm

To help meet budget cut demands, the Crawford County sheriff will pull three deputies from courthouse security at the end of the month.

Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown filed a letter with...

<p><strong></strong>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Randy and Heather Riley and Marla Sandlin with Sammy prepare for Wednesday’s Christmas open house to benefit The Current Church and other local shelters. The Rileys are the youth pastors at The Current Church.</p>

Christmas open house set for Wednesday

Dec 13, 2014 4:12pm

A pleasure trip to Kansas City for a professional football game inspired a Van Buren woman to help those in need during the harsh winter months.

Wes and Marla Sandlin will host a Christmas...

<p><strong></strong>Natalie Evans and Brooklyn Walker were eager to wave to passersby from the window of Sophisticuts. Natalie is the daughter of Jeremy and Heather Evans and Brooklyn is the daughter of Angel and Donnie Belt.</p>

Living Windows

Dec 10, 2014 3:57pm


<p>photos by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Madison Waller with her goat Violet and Alex Loftin rode on the winning float sponsored by Crawford County 4-H Horse Talk Club in the Alma Christmas parade Friday night.</p>

Alma Christmas Parade

Updated: Dec 11, 2014 11:33am


<p><strong></strong>James Bassham and his little brother Terry Bassham grace a Christmas card for their father’s store, Bassham’s Grocery, in the 1950s.</p>

Bassham’s Grocery closing Dec. 31

Dec 10, 2014 3:21pm

Bassham’s Grocery in Mountainburg will close Dec. 31 after 62 years of serving the community.

Open since 1952, Bassham’s Grocery is the only grocery store in Mountainburg. While it offers a...

Three Christmas parades Saturday

Dec 10, 2014 5:07am

Crawford County will play host to three Christmas parades Saturday.

The Van Buren Christmas parade, sponsored by The Old Town Merchants Association, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at 14th and Main...

Mountainburg woman gets $50,000 bond

Dec 10, 2014 5:07am

Bond has been set at $50,000 for a Mountainburg woman accused of firing two shots into a car on U.S. 71 North.

Andrea Pense, 21, of Mountainburg is being held in the Crawford County...

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