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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><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
<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

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CASA blue ribbon campaign to begin

Mar 14, 2015 4:06am

In honor of of April being “National Child Abuse Prevention Month,” Court Appointed Special Advocates will help “paint the county blue” with its annual blue ribbon campaign.

CASA of Crawford...

<p>Tom Meadors applauds the unveiling of a new sign for the Children’s Room at the Mulberry Public Library as his wife Wanda Meadors (right) becomes emotional during the dedication ceremony. Eva White, director of the Crawford County Library system, unveils the sign.</p>

Mulberry children’s room dedicated

Mar 14, 2015 4:06am

Mulberry Public Library children’s room was dedicated Tuesday in honor of a local woman who has been supporting local libraries for more than 40 years.

The room was named for Wanda Meadors,...

<p>Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman, director of Van Buren Municipal Utilities Steve Dufresne and Crawford County Department of Emergency Management Director Dennis Gilstrap (center right) cut a ceremonial ribbon Thursday at the center’s grand opening.</p>

Collection center now open

Mar 14, 2015 4:05am

A residential household hazardous waste and electronic waste collection center for Van Buren and Crawford County officially opened Thursday.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening was...

Alma School District raising money to install new turf

Mar 14, 2015 4:05am

Alma School District officials are well on their way to securing the money to install new turf in the football stadium.

After beginning solicitations for donations only two weeks ago, the...

Pleas - March 4, 9 and 11, 2015

Mar 14, 2015 4:05am

In the 21st Judicial District Circuit Court in Van Buren March 4, Judge Gary R. Cottrell heard pleas and sentenced the following:

• Edward Junior King, 66, of Van Buren pleaded guilty to...

Virginia men enter not guilty pleas

Mar 14, 2015 4:05am

Four from Virginia pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Crawford County Circuit Court to transporting marijuana along Interstate 40.

Rafael Boliver Hernandez, 23, Remy Dion Hernandez, 21, Mark...

VB man gets $10,000 bond

Mar 14, 2015 4:05am

Bond has been set at $10,000 for a Van Buren man accused of giving beer to three young girls before sexually assaulting one of them.

John William Seamster, 35, was arrested Tuesday by...

King Elementary recognized for recycling efforts

Mar 11, 2015 11:28am

King Elementary School was presented two awards from Keep Van Buren Beautiful during its rise and shine March 6. KVBB Director John Pope presented plaques for the school’s Recycle Bowl win and...

VBHS senior luncheon

Mar 11, 2015 11:22am

photo by KENNETH FRY

Jason Shook, vice president of Arvest Bank, with Van Buren High School students at the final senior luncheon of the 2014-15 school year hosted by the Van Buren Chamber...

<p style="text-align: left;">Jessica Burris carries the U.S. flag into the city council room for a ceremony.</p>

Girl Scouts visit municipal complex

Mar 11, 2015 11:21am

Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman hosted a tea for local Girl Scouts March 5 to deliver a proclamation naming March 8-14 Girl Scout Week. Freeman welcomed the girls to the complex, noting scouting was...

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