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rowing Together—Right Here, Right Now. That’s the message from the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce. We welcome you to join us as we embrace the future from this unique place we call home. Van Buren, located in Crawford County, has a fascinating history. This city sits on the banks of the Arkansas River, north of Fort Smith and just across from “Indian Territory” (Eastern Okalahoma). This location has made it easy for business leaders to position themselves for opportunities of western expansion. The river, and later rail, served as supply lines to the west. Key westward expansion leaders like Sam Houston and Albert Pike made Van Buren their choice for trade and commerce. Today Van Buren continues to provide the region, the country and the world with goods and services through business, management, manufacturing and multi-modal transportation services.

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Join us in Van Buren—for FUN. With so much to do and see here, visit the Historic District and Main Street for shopping, dining and a history lesson. Tour our exceptional Center for Arts and Education or the Drennen-Scott House. For a historic look at the town feature artifacts and photos visit the River Valley Museum of History. Enjoy a variety of professional shows and programs at the state-of-the-art Van Buren School District Fine Arts Center or even more shows and programs at the historic King Opera House.

Join us in Van Buren—for BUSINESS If you are looking to locate your business or industry in a thriving regional economy then look no further. Van Buren has a variety of different locations for industrial, professional and retail development. The city is home to established companies like USA Truck, Inc.; Bekaert Corporation; Oxane Materials; and Experian Consumer Direct. Van Buren offers manufacturers a well-trained workforce, a pro-business environment and outstanding transportation options. The Van Buren Chamber of Commerce membership is composed of the finest businesses, professionals and individuals who support our local community’s economic and community development though their involvement with the chamber. Join us in Van Buren—for LIFE. A quiet lifestyle with many beautiful, one-of-a-kind neighborhoods and outdoor nature spots await you in Van Buren. The unique and gorgeous architecture of homes can be found on bluffs overlooking the Arkansas River, on quaint downtown streets, and in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Wonderful are schools and universities as well as a variety of churches and places of worship, that make it easy to feel welcome and at home. Thank you for your support of the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce and our member businesses. Working together we can share our ideas, resources and hard work to continue Growing Together—Right Here, Right Now.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Join Us In Van Buren Inside Front Cover Community Introduction 4 A Brief History 5 Location & Transportation 7 Residential Living 8 Tourism 9 Culture 10 Shopping & Dining 11 Education 12 Business & Industry 14 Healthcare 16 Government 17 Worship & Community Service 18 Membership Directory 19 Buyer’s Guide 21 Index of Advertisers Inside Back Cover

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Get here! Outdoor lovers welcome to our choice hotel in the Natural State! Highlands Trail, Devil’s Den State Park, Ozark Lake, Spring Hill Park, and Lee Creek Reservoir are in the area. Nearby Arkansas River and Bob Burns Museums provide something for everyone.

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COMMUNITY INTRODUCTION an Buren, nestled in the scenic Arkansas River Valley, is an inviting city overlooking the Ozark Mountains. This flourishing community lends itself to not only breathtaking views of the surrounding nature, but it is also one of the county’s biggest and best playgrounds. Hiking, biking, camping, rock climbing, fishing, wildlife-viewing…name it, and it is probably readily available to those with an affinity for the outdoors. With four distinct seasons, Arkansas is a perfect year-round recreation destination; there is always something to do!

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A place where history meets progress, Van Buren’s Main Street Historic District is where this is most evident. A turn-of-the-century essence is shown in Victorian-era architecture while modern products fill the storefronts and restaurants beckon diners to sample a variety of delectable dishes. The six-block Main Street is always playing host to an array of business and popular community-wide events, so there is never a dull moment. Since its beginning almost two centuries ago, Van Buren has grown tremendously while staying true to its core roots and values. Education and health care remains a cornerstone for the city, as well as access to growing business opportunities and widespread community involvement. Affordable living, friendly people and an all-around laid back character round out the benefits of living in the charming city of Van Buren.

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A BRIEF HISTORY an Buren is recognized as one of Arkansas’ oldest cities, with its roots going back hundreds of years. The community began to take shape in 1818 when Thomas Phillips purchased land rights in currentday Van Buren. For a short time, the new settlement was known as Phillips Landing. With the assigning of a post office and designation as county seat of Crawford County, it began to grow both residentially and economically. In 1845, it was renamed in honor of then Secretary of State Martin Van Buren and incorporated as a city.

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Like much of Western Arkansas, the ravages of the Civil War devastated Van Buren and its neighbor, Fort Smith. The two young communities experienced slow growth following the war. It was not until the coming of the railroad from Little Rock in the mid-1870s that it picked up. The railroad’s presence established Van Buren as an important center for the shipment of farm products. The city continued to develop, and together with Fort Smith, emerged as a manufacturing powerhouse in the late 1950s-early 1960s. Van Buren’s population reached more than 8,300 residents by 1970 and nearly 19,000 by 2000.

Today, Van Buren’s storied past can still be experienced though the many local sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places such as the Historic Downtown District, the Drennen-Scout House, the old train depot and the King Opera House. The city’s Historic District commission works to maintain Van Buren’s historical gems and ultimately preserve the community’s rich heritage.

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Bekaert Corporation 1881 Bekaert Dr., Van Buren, AR 72956 479-474-5211 FAX: 479-474-9075 www.bekaert.com Bekaert’s business is based on advanced metal transformation & advanced materials & coatings. Bekaert possesses the technological expertise required to convert the raw material, wire rod, into a broad spectrum of specialized wire products.

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Native Son: Bob “Bazooka” Burns Van Buren’s most well known resident, Bob “Bazooka” Burns, was born Robin Burn in 1890 in the nearby community of Greenwood. At age three Bob and the Burn family relocated to Van Buren, where Bob honed his musical skills. Before the age of 12 Burns was already playing the trombone and cornet in Van Buren’s Queen City Silver Cornet Band, by 13 he was performing in his own band. It was during this band’s practice that he discovered a new instrument; Burns blew into a length of gas pipe, which gave off a unique sound. A few modifications later and Burns invented the “bazooka” – a name that came from the word “bazoo,” meaning a windy fellow. In 1909, Burns enrolled in engineering studies at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, but his love of performing proved too much and he soon dropped out. He joined a traveling vaudeville show in 1911, and over the next 19 years was employed in a number of odd jobs. Burns joined the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I, where he became the leader of the USMC Jazz Band in Europe.

In 1930, Burns went to Hollywood to audition for a lowbudget movie, accepting a contract as an extra. He quickly switched gears when he auditioned with one of Los Angeles’ largest radio stations. A successful audition led to the creation of his character, “Soda Pop,” on an afternoon radio show called The Fun Factory. A trip to New York proved to be life changing as Burns received a nod to audition on radio showman Paul Whiteman’s coast-to-coast radio show. The show put him on the map, and soon he was appearing as a regular guest star on Rudy Vallee’s well-known radio show as well. One year after a stint in New York, Burns returned to Los Angeles to join Bing Crosby on NBC’s Kraft Music Hall radio show. It didn’t take long for Burns to break into the movie industry, earning his first part in a full-length picture by 1936. Several more movies followed, and by 1947 Burns retired from show business, retreating to his 500-acre ranch in the San Fernando Valley. It was here that Burns lived out the last 10 years, working his land. He died on February 2, 1956 and is commemorated in an exhibit located at the Old Frisco Depot.

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LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION rawford County, part of the northwest Arkansas River Valley region, is bound by the Oklahoma border to the west, the Arkansas River to the south and the majestic Boston Mountains, a portion of the Ozark Mountain Range to the north. Van Buren—conveniently located along I-40 and I-540, with Arkansas Highway 59 and U.S. Routes 64 and 71 winding through town—is in the center of all transportation modes: highway, rail and waterway. The eastwest I-40, which carries approximately one third of all freight moved in the U.S., will soon intersect with north-south I-49 (now under construction) just a few miles away from the city limits.

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Rail service in Van Buren is some of the best found anywhere in the country. The city is served by three class-one railroads; the BNSF, the KCS and the UP railways. Short-line service is provided by the Arkansas Missouri Railroad. Want to ride the rails? The Arkansas Missouri Railroad also provides passenger

services for the leisure traveler through seasonal excursion trains. The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System provides a third option for freight movement in the region. At the Port of Van Buren, two private operators, Five Rivers Distribution and Consolidated Terminals and Logistics provide a variety of shipping, transload, and storage options for commercial freight. Utilization of river transportation offers area manufacturers such as Bekaert Corporation freight service at superior savings. Air service is just minutes away at the Fort Smith Regional Airport—a beautiful, modern facility. Commercial air service is provided by American Airlines and Delta Airlines to the major international hubs of Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth. General aviation services, car rental and taxi/limousine services are also available. The airport is also the home of the Arkansas Air National Guard.

Van Buren, AR Terminal - Mile 299 Webbers Falls, OK Terminal - Mile 363 Wagoner, OK Terminal - Mile 412 Barge, rail and truck bulk transfer services available GGB Enterprises is a Federally licensed grain company with over 70 locations across the U.S. Four locations in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. • Bulk bagging capabilities- 10 lb - 50 lb and supersack • Three docks for barges • Barge fleeting area • 40-ton and 50-ton cranes, front end loaders, forklifts • Excavators • UP, BNSF, KCS, and A&M rail service • Bulk and warehouse space available • 50 plus acres of outdoor storage or development • Three miles from I-40, one mile from I-540 • Break bulk, coal, fertilizer, timber, feed products, sand, semiprocessed steel products and virtually any other bulk product For more information call Charlie Gottbrath 800-465-4509

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RESIDENTIAL LIVING amilies, professionals and retirees have all found a place to call home here in Van Buren, where living is at its best. This serene Arkansas River Valley town boasts stunning outdoor spaces, a rich cultural community and some of the state’s finest schools. Right now has never been a better time to join the 22,791 people that already call Van Buren home.

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First-time and seasoned homebuyers are sure to find something that suits their style and, more importantly, their budget in Van Buren. A plethora of traditional single-family homes are available at a reasonable cost and in a variety of floor plans, from single-story to split- and tri-level homes. Well-maintained and updated historic homes that were built in the early- to mid-1900s blend flawlessly with the new construction of today’s homes. Homebuyers choose from charming houses in friendly neighborhoods located near schools and shopping centers, lakefront estates, affordable lots for custom building, and county residences situated on acreage just a few miles outside

of town. Van Buren also offers plenty of options for renters, with available and comfortable apartment complexes or wellkept rental homes available for those in need of more space. Buyers, renters and even sellers in the Van Buren area are furnished with the resources of knowledgeable, local realtors who are eager and ready to provide assistance in finding the perfect home. Contact the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce at 479-474-2761 or go online at www.vanburenchamber.org to access a list of referred realtors. Seniors also have a wide selection when it comes to highquality residential living communities. Legacy Heights now offers a new independent living facility, while Hope’s Creek Retirement Center offers modern senior living and is an exceptional choice for assisted living. The Van Buren area also offers several more options for quality nursing, home health and hospice care through such notables sources as the Covington Court Health and Rehab Center, Flat Rock Village Retirement, Memory Lane, Peachtree Hospice, and Legacy Heights Retirement Center.

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TOURISM isitors are continually drawn to the unmatched beauty of the northwest Arkansas River Valley. Opportunities for outdoor recreation or simple respite in the tranquil surroundings can all be relished here. There is no lack of things to see and do here in the Van Buren area, and the warm hospitality of local hotels make staying here a true pleasure.

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The Great Outdoors The Boston Mountains of the Ozark Mountain Range adds to the beautiful setting of Van Buren. Nestled in the mountain range is Lake Fort Smith State Park, which gives way to a long list of diversions. From camping, fishing, swimming, mountain biking and hiking, Lake Fort Smith State park is only one outdoor treasure to be discovered in this picturesque region. For backpackers, the park serves as the western terminus of the 165-mile Ozark Highlands National Recreational trail. Enjoy unbelievable scenery along the long-distance trail, which winds through the Ozark National Forest. While on the trail, hikers regularly make a stop at White Rock Mountain – a site that affords the state’s finest sunset views. Anglers are often spotted along the Arkansas River, Lee Creek, Lake Lou Emma and Ozark Lake, while hikers, bikers and rock climbers find opportunities for outdoor adventure at the 2,220-acre Devil’s Den State Park, complete with the 15mile Butterfield Hiking Trail. Mount Magazine State Park is another must-see. Reachable within an hour, the park is recognized as the highest point in Arkansas, providing aweinspiring views of the River Valley region. Learning about the flora and fauna of this area can be just as exciting with a visit to the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center. The 170-acre site educates visitors about the significance of habitat, wildlife and recreation. The center features a 1,700-gallon aquarium between the “mountains” containing fish and turtles from the Arkansas River. The Oak Forest here features an enormous oak tree that spreads it branches to the main exhibit area while a wildlife watching area provides a wide variety of animals for visitors to watch and enjoy from the comfort of the center.

Touring the River Valley The Boston Mountains Scenic Loop, just one of the impressive scenic byways that crisscross the state of Arkansas, makes its way through Van Buren and the surrounding area. The loop runs along I-540 and U.S. Highway 71, traveling through destinations including Beaver Lake, Devil’s Den State Park, the Ozark National Forest, the Ozark Highlands Trail, Arkansas Wine Country and the Van Buren Historic District.

For those who prefer to ride in style, the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad provide an alternative to enjoying the surrounding landscape. Passengers step back in time with restored antique passenger cars reminiscent of years past. From the Van Buren station, guests will take pleasure in the views of the Boston Mountain Range, three valley trestles and the 1,700-foot-long Winslow tunnel during a three-hour round trip excursion.

Golf Golfers of all skill levels have a choice of several area golf courses. Van Buren is home to Cedars Country Club, a recently renovated nine-hole public course. This course is set against a beautiful backdrop of the region and stretches 2,875 yards from the longest set of tees, with several elevation changes coming into play on most holes. Nearby Alma features Eagle Crest Golf Course, a well-manicured, 18-hole, par-71 course totaling 6,869 yards from the longest tee. This challenging course feature bent grass greens and zoysia grass fairways, along with a driving range, short game greens and an amenity-filled clubhouse. Fort Smith and other neighboring communities in the region offer even more of a selection for golfers of all skill levels.

Hospitality Whether in town on business or pleasure, visitors here find a home away from home at one of the area’s quality hotels. Common amenities supplied through local lodging providers include complimentary Internet access, continental breakfast, and cable television, as well as on-site swimming pools, fitness centers, business centers, and meeting/event space. Notable hotels in the area include Sleep Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Best Western Van Buren Inn, and Hampton Inn, just to name a few. For those who enjoy sleeping under the stars, the Fort Smith/Alma KOA modern facilities are ideal. The sites are equipped with RV sites, tent sites and oneroom cabins, along with an outdoor swimming pool, playground, basketball court and a fishing pond to take a paddleboat ride or feed the ducks. Visit www.vanburen.org for more tourism information.

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CULTURE he Van Buren community embraces its cultural roots with an assortment of avenues available for artists and art enthusiasts of all ages.

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The Arts Van Buren residents have a multitude of opportunities when it comes to enjoying the arts. For 36 years the Center for Art & Education (CAE) has supported the community in Van Buren. Located in the restored St. Michael’s Catholic Church (circa 1912), the CAE has been offering a number of art programs for people of all ages and abilities, including visual art classes, dance, theater, summer art camps, integrated art programs through local schools, art competitions and more. The facility also features an art library and gallery that regularly hosts local and national artist exhibitions. The CAE currently serves 5,000 individuals of all ages. The Van Buren School District Fine Arts Center serves as an exceptional resource for both the school district’s art education department and the community at large. Various concerts and recitals with an impressive line-up of professional entertainment events, as well as exhibition space highlighting the work of visiting artists can be found here. See the FAC’s exciting schedule at www.vbsd.us/FAC. Across the river, the beautiful sounds of the Fort Smith Symphony are appreciated every season at the nearby Arkansas Best Corporation Center, while theatrical performances are presented at the Fort Smith Little Theater— the state’s oldest continuously operating community theater.

Historic Gems More than a dozen sites in Van Buren are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city’s six block Main Street is an award winning Historic District that features a host of charming shops, the River Valley Museum of History (located within the Old Frisco Depot) and the historic King Opera House, which was built in 1891. The restored opera house is a local landmark that hosts a calendar year of events. One of the places listed on the National Register of Historic Places is the Drennen-Scott House, which once served as the home of Van Buren’s “founding father” John Drennen. Family members continuously occupied the home, built in 1836, until the University of Arkansas Fort Smith acquired it in 2005. After undergoing restoration in 2011, the house is now utilized by the university’s historical interpretation program and for other community uses.

For history buffs, a self-guided Civil War driving tour can be taken through Van Buren and Fort Smith. The war proved destructive for Western Arkansas, including Fort Smith and Van Buren, between 1862 and 1864. The tour starts at the historic train depot in downtown and stops at sites such as Fairview Cemetery, Logtown Hill, the Crawford County Courthouse, and Riverfront Park. A brochure is available through the Van Buren Visitors Center.

Community Events Van Buren and Crawford County host numerous familyfriendly and community cohesion events throughout the year. The Old Timers Day Festival is a free event where arts and crafts exhibitors from several surrounding states feature what they have made. The Crawford County Fair is much anticipated every year and is held in Mulberry in September, followed by the Van Buren Fall Festival taking place in October. The event welcomes the autumn season with more than 200 exhibits featuring artwork, handmade goodies, antiques and collectables, along with carnival rides and games. The Halloween on Main Street celebration is a local favorite, filled with trick-or-treat activities that are fun for all ages. After the autumn celebrations comes the Christmas season, which is widely celebrated in Van Buren. During the Christmas Open House, taking place in November, downtown merchants serve delicious treats while shoppers browse through decorated shops. In December, the Annual Court House Lighting kicks off the Christmas season. The Chamber hosts the Festival of Trees, filling the court house lawn with dozens of uniquely decorated trees, while serving great food and hot cocoa. The Main Street Merchants celebrate the holidays and our history that same night with vintage actives re-enacted in their storefront windows. This is just a small sampling of community happenings in the area. Visit the Van Buren Visitors Center website at www.vanburen.org to access the area's full listing of events.

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SHOPPING & DINING esidents and visitors take their time to stop in the number of impressive shops and restaurants in Van Buren. Spend a day window-shopping along the historic sixblock Main Street, and afterwards, treat yourself to a flavorful meal at one of the many dining establishments.

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Van Buren, which is a true gem in the community. The association is composed of merchants, building owners and individuals that are interested in enhancing Main Street, today and in the future. The association not only represents the businesses that make Main Street, but also celebrates the district’s vitality through several festivals and events. For more information go to their website at www.vbmainstreet.com.

Shopping Excellent shopping opportunities are brimming here in Van Buren. Many Victorian storefronts that line historic Main Street are waiting to be discovered. Inside, shoppers can find a variety of items: books, clothing, candles, collectible art, home décor, beauty products, specialty gifts, even delicious candy and fudge. Main Street is also situated along the Arkansas’ Antique Trail, creating a haven for antiquers and bargain hunters alike. A seasonal Farmer’s Market offers fresh, local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, handmade arts and crafts, as well as much more. The nonprofit Old Town Merchants Association was formed to promote and preserve the Main Street of

Dining Van Buren area restaurants serve up the finest in delicious cuisine and quality customer service. When hunger strikes you’ll find charming cafes and coffeehouses mixed with casual, family-friendly restaurants and fine dining establishments—all offering an eclectic mix of menu selections. Diners can choose from BBQ and pizza, to sandwiches, prime steak, fresh seafood, and everything in between. Van Buren restaurants boast a global presence featuring Asian, Italian and Mexican fare. There are also plenty of options for the on-the-go diner with a range of fast food and carryout restaurant options.

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EDUCATION here is no doubt that Van Buren is a community that has invested greatly in education. This supportive characteristic is felt at all levels of learning in Van Buren, from the early childhood stage to secondary education and graduate studies.

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Van Buren School District (VBSD) VBSD, a progressive school district, serves the community by providing a learning environment that enables students to attain their full potential, promoting lifelong learning. Eight schools compromise the district, including six elementary schools, two middle schools, a freshman academy and the Van Buren High School. The district is large enough to supply ample learning resources, but small enough to provide valuable individualized attention. Supplementing traditional curriculum are programs that are designed for gifted and talented students, workforce education opportunities, a special education program, an alternative education program and a long list of extracurricular activities. These programs were created to give students endless opportunities to be successful inside and outside the classroom.

University Studies Neighboring University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a four-year university that offers a wide range of bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs, along with courses that lead to technical and proficiency certificates. In addition, UA - Fort Smith houses the center for Business and Professional Development, which offers open enrollment, professional development courses in order to help the employees that build a business. The Western Arkansas Technical Center is also located here, providing high school junior and seniors with a unique opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. The curriculum serves as an extension of the high school offerings by providing students with hands-on training in technical fields. Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus also serves the region, offering high-quality technical education and training. Associate’s of Applied Science degrees, Associate’s of General Studies and Technical Certificate programs are here to provide students with the knowledge and skills, which will result in well-paying and challenging careers. The faculty is knowledgeable and friendly, making it a terrific choice for higher education. Webster University - Fort Smith also serves the area, offering classroom and online maters programs. Studies range from Master’s of Business Administration, Management and Leadership, Resources Management, Resources Development, and Information Technology Management. John Brown University Fort Smith Center offers degree completion program in Organizational Management and Early Childhood Education. Graduate studies range from Community Counseling, Global Continuous Improvement, International Business, Leadership and Ethics, Leadership and Higher Education, Marriage and Family Therapy, and School Counseling.

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Crawford County Adult Education Center “Do it for you... An education lasts a lifetime.” FREE SERVICES Certified Instructors We offer the following classes: • GED: Individualized one-on-one instruction or Managed Classes • TABE: Employment testing • Computer Classes • ESL: English as a second language - Day and Evening classes • Individual and personal basic skills • CRC and WAGE • Citizenship classes • Parent Education Program

Monday 8am-4pm Tuesday 8am-8pm Wednesday 8am-4pm Thursday 8am-8pm Friday Closed

Adult & Continuing Education The Edward F. Thicksten Continuing Education Center provides adults, particularly the undereducated and disadvantaged, a full-time program that provides educational opportunities. While the center is a component of the VBSD, enrollment is open to any Crawford County resident and outreach classes are available at various locations throughout the county. Programs offered are Adult Basic Education, General Adult Education, English as Second Language, Adult High School Diploma, Microcomputer Technology and Community Services. The mission of the adult education center is to provide opportunities and open doors for adult learners to achieve success in their life though education.

We are a certified work keys testing facility. Call today 479-471-0019 Crawford County Adult Education Center Directions: Take exit 2A (64 West) off I-540 Behind Western Sizzlin www.crawfordcountyadulted.com

Funded in part by the Adult Education Division

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BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

diverse array of businesses and industries can be found in Van Buren. A pro-business climate, matched with a well trained and dedicated workforce create an area that draws business and industry. Add to that the low cost of living and excellent schools and universities, and you have a great place to live and work. Van Buren is home to many manufacturers, financial institutions, large scale commercial printing, food processors, industry specialties, transportation companies, and a large customer contact center. Among the largest employers are Allens, Inc.; Bekaert Corporation; Oxane Materials; Tyson Foods; Experian Consumer Direct; and USATruck.

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Agriculture and its related industries are important to Crawford County's economic vitality, with leading products such as soybeans, beef, cattle, poultry, and various fruits and vegetables leading the way in production. With the University of Arkansas' Agricultural Research Station in Crawford County just a few miles away, the area is positioned for additional advanced food processing. Additionally, with its scenic location and abundance of recreational opportunities, tourism continues to grow in prominence. The Chamber works diligently to develop and prepare Van Buren for economic growth. Investment in membership is a proven value to businesses which utilize opportunities for networking, a listing in the online and print Membership

Directory, referral services, access to pertinent information regarding Van Buren and much more. The Van Buren Chamber is a leading member of the Fort Smith Regional Alliance. Formed in 2010, the Regional Alliance, made up of 14 participating cities, works to develop a collaborative approach to regional economic development. By harnessing the rich resources of the 50-mile radius that makes up the Fort Smith Regional MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area), we are able to compete for important economic development opportunities that are available with a population of over 350,000. With a variety of higher educational institutions and a skilled, productive regional workforce, we are prepared to develop and produce worldclass products. The University of Arkansas also provides support to the business community. The Center for Business and Professional Development offers open enrollment, professional development courses and consulting to help the employees that build a business. The Family Enterprise Center provides families in business with programs and resources that will help make family involvement in the business a strategic strength. The university also has a Center for Business Research and Economic Development, which provides information to help regional stakeholders better understand and respond to the factors that affect the health and prosperity of the region.

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HEALTHCARE he medical community of Van Buren continues to meet the evolving needs of today’s patients, striving to incorporate the latest medical technology and facilities in daily practice. From dentists and family medicine physicians to surgeons and senior care providers, the multitude of healthcare resources established in Van Buren and its neighboring communities guarantee residents have convenient access to high-quality care.

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Sparks Regional Medical Center, part of the Sparks Health Systems, has provided superior quality and comprehensive patient-centered healthcare services to the River Valley area for 125 years. Named as the Best Regional Hospital in 2012 by U.S. News and World Report, Sparks offers a full spectrum of services including stroke care, cardiac care, cancer care, women’s health and more. The hospital also boasts a sleep disorder center, Marvin Altman Fitness Center, neurology center, vascular neurology and memory disorders clinic, cancer center, radiation treatment center, an orthopedic center and many more. In 2011, Sparks started construction on 10 new state-of-the-art operating rooms, which will be a part of a new surgery center. Mercy Hospital For Smith is a 336-bed acute hospital, with more than 100 years of history providing care to all who need it. While this hospital is located in Fort Smith, Mercy Clinic Family Medicine is located in Van Buren, providing children’s and primary care. The dedicated team of Mercy healthcare professionals provides care with innovative technology and new services, while keeping the tradition of compassionate care and exceptional service. Services at the Fort Smith location include an outpatient center for testing and surgery services, a women’s center, Hembree Cancer Center, Home care hospice, sleep disorder center, wound care with hyperbaric medicine and more. The sundry options of excellent healthcare in Van Buren ensure residents have the resources needed to live a healthy life now and into the future.

Area Hospitals & Health Systems Summit Medical Center has served the western Arkansas region and parts of eastern Oklahoma for almost 60 years, providing high-quality medical care to these residents. Managed by Health Management Associates, the employees and physicians have given the hospital a rich heritage of caring and commitment to the patients. Summit is a 103-bed facility providing radiology, outpatient testing, physical therapy, occupational medicine, surgery, intensive care, motion and mending joint camp, a wound healing center and more. Care Plus Van Buren Urgent Care is also available, where physicians pride themselves on learning about their patient’s lives and seeing the whole picture to keep them healthy. The hospital received the Quality Improvement and Innovator awards from Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care.

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GOVERNMENT

he city of Van Buren evolves with the demands of its residents, businesses and visitors. The mayor and six aldermen and alderwomen help continue to raise the quality of life for Van Buren community members and provide exceptional leadership. City departments include City Clerks Office, Building Department, Engineering, Facility Maintenance, Floodplain Management, Historic District, Planning and Development, Property Maintenance, and Street Department. For detailed information on these city branches visit www.vanburencity.org.

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Van Buren serves as the county seat of Crawford County, hosting the county courthouse in the charming downtown district. The courthouse, originally constructed in 1842, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is rumored to be the oldest active county courthouse west of the Mississippi River. Among the many services provided through the county government are veterans services, emergency management, health services, library services, juvenile services and public safety through the sheriff’s office. For more information go to www.crawford-county.org.

City of Van Buren Mayor 479-474-1541

Police Department 479-474-1234

City Clerk 479-474-8936

Fire Department 479-471-5031

Public Works 479-471-5025

Building Department 479-474-8943

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WORSHIP & COMMUNITY SERVICE here is a rich spiritual community here in Van Buren; about 50 houses of worship are located within the city alone. A variety of religions are represented here, assuring faithseekers will find a place of worship to suit their needs. These religious institutions remain active in the community, providing outreach services, educational programs and events to accompany their regular worship services.

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In addition to resources provided by local churches, the area hosts a number of not-for-profit organizations that are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people in Van Buren and beyond. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Western Arkansas Regional Center in Fort Smith works to spread awareness of this disease, promote brain health, advance research for Alzheimer’s and provide care and support to those affected. The Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy is a branch program of the Arkansas Literacy Councils – an organization that dedicates itself to providing various educational programs for adults in the region. Many other groups have been established and continue to implement valuable services and programs for those in need. For a list of Chamber Member organizations visit www.vanburenchamber.org.

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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Center for Art & Education (479) 474-7767

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AAA Business Systems (479) 877-9195

B’s Shoes (479) 471-3044

Abilities Unlimited, Inc. (479) 471-5354

B&B Appliance Parts & Service by A-Tech (479) 474-7643

AC/DC Contracting Company (479) 883-3631

Bagby Law Firm (479) 474-7676

A-1 Pro Steam (479) 208-0915

ACME Brick (479) 782-7974 Address Technology (479) 474-4505 Advantage Security Technologies, LLC (479) 474-9191

Center for Hearing (479) 785-3277

B K D, LLP (479) 452-1040

Center for Smiles (479) 471-8131

Chapel Ridge Health & Rehab (479) 452-1541 Chili’s (479) 471-8445

Bancorp South (479) 471-2104

Christian Companion Senior Care (479) 242-2273

Bank of the Ozarks (479) 474-8282

Citizens Bank and Trust (479) 474-1201

Beall Barclay & Co., CPAs (479) 484-5740

City Alderman David Moore (479) 474-0736

AFCO Steel (479) 474-1975

Bekaert Corporation (479) 474-5211

AIRCO (479) 474-3534

Sheila Bell (479) 629-2902

Allen’s Inc (479) 524-6431 x214

Benefit Bank (479) 474-1070

Allied Electrical (479) 474-5271

Beshears Construction (479) 646-0846

Allstate Insurance - Gary Henry (479) 471-6788

Best Western Van Buren Inn (479) 474-8100

Allstate Insurance - Sherry Kyle (479) 474-7028

Better Business Bureau (800) 482-8448 x121

Alma Area Chamber of Commerce (479) 632-4127

Big Jakes Restaurant (479) 474-5573

Alzheimer’s Association (479) 783-2022

Booth Law Firm (479) 474-8891

Amedisys Home Health (479) 474-4892

Bost (479) 478-5600

AOG (479) 783-3181

CGB/CTLC (479) 474-7931

City Alderman Johnny Ragsdale (479) 474-1119 City Alderman Teena Sagely (479) 474-0835 City Clerk Barbie Curtis (479) 474-7881 City of Van Buren (479) 474-1541 City of Van Buren Police Department (479) 474-1234 The City Wire (479) 883-8276 Clear Channel Outdoor (479) 782-8885 Bruce & Mabel Coleman (479) 651-2147 Congressman Steve Womack’s Office (479) 424-1146

Boulevard Apartments (479) 471-8131

Architecture Plus (479) 783-8395

Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Van Buren (479) 474-9401

Area Agency on Aging (800) 320-6667

Braum’s Ice Cream (479) 474-3030

Consolidated Printing (479) 474-8036 Continental Poultry Service (479) 471-0797 Cooley’s Tire (479) 474-8669

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D & D Floor Covering (479) 474-0533 Dancor Transit, Inc. (479) 474-9756

Davis Iron & Metal (479) 471-8811

Frost Oil (479) 783-6401

DCS Radio Communication, Inc. (479) 646-6445

Froud Lawn and Landscape, Inc. (479) 431-7727

Gary Deffenbaugh, State Rep. District 79 (479) 719-8197 Deffenbaugh Industries (479) 471-7900 Delta Investments (479) 474-4300 The Destiny Group (479) 471-5179 Direct Sales Company (479) 474-2700 Diversified Computer Resources (918) 436-1830 Downey Publishing (479) 461-4362

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E2 Architecture & Design (479) 782-3500 Eagle Crest Golf Course (479) 632-8857 Edward Jones Investments (479) 410-2077 Edward Jones Investments (479) 474-3416 Edwards Abstract Co. (479) 474-1221 Edwards Van Alma Funeral (479) 474-5081

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield (479) 648-1635

Brown-Hiller-Clark (479) 452-4000

County and Probate Clerk of Crawford County (479) 474-1312

Arkansas Federal Credit Union (479) 262-6554

Bruce-Terri Catering (479) 452-8171

Covington Court Health & Rehab (479) 646-4750

Employment Security Dept. (479) 783-0231

Arkansas Lamp (479) 474-0876

Buds’ Iron & Metal (479) 474-8722

Cox Business (479) 473-2262

Entertainment Fort Smith (479) 494-1888

Arkansas Missouri Railroad (479) 751-5763

Butane Gas Company (479) 369-2501

Cox Communications (479) 717-3621

Experian Consumer Direct (479) 573-7500

Arkansas Missouri Railroad (479) 790-5154

Butcher Boys Meat Market & Delicatessen (479) 474-6800

Cozy Quilts and Things (479) 997-5689

The Eye Group (479) 474-2532

Arkansas Pediatric Therapy (479) 471-1290 Arkansas Poly Bag and Film (479) 474-5036

Butterfield Assembly of God Church (479) 474-4410

Crawford County Abstract (479) 474-2711

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Crawford County Animal Shelter, Inc. (479) 471-8070

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (479) 452-7131

C.V.’S Family Foods (479) 471-1212

Arkansas Tech University (479) 508-3315

Cameron Hubbs Construction (479) 262-6905

Arkansas Valley Electric (479) 474-8854

Captive Images, LLC (479) 471-8053

Arkansas Warehouse (479) 648-3378

Car Corner Auto Sales (479) 410-1033

Arkhola Sand & Gravel Co. (479) 785-4271

Carco International, Inc. (479) 441-3270

Arvest Bank (479) 709-8800

Cardio Studio (479) 474-0800

Arvest Bank (479) 709-8800

CASA of Crawford County (479) 474-8502

AT&T (479) 785-6610

Cedar Creek Village (479) 471-1471 Cedars Country Club (479) 474-2412

Crawford County Continuing Education (479) 471-0019 Crawford County Eyecare (479) 262-2725 Crawford County Farm Bureau (479) 474-5229 x12 Crawford County Judge John Hall (479) 474-1511 Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy (479) 474-4594 Crawford Healthcare & Rehab. (479) 474-6885 Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc (479) 262-6994 Cricket Communications (479) 522-0008 Criswell Dental Clinic (479) 474-7076

Dr. Richard J. Franzmeier (479) 474-7571 Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization (479) 785-2651

Brothers Cottage Café (479) 471-3335

Crawford Construction (479) 474-9955

Frank’s Italian Restaurant & Grill (479) 474-7778

Daugherty & Lowe (479) 452-4747

Arkansas Best Corporation (479) 785-6200

Arkansas Orthodontics (479) 471-5600

Fountain of Youth Adult Day Center (479) 484-7782

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G.A.N. Engineering (479) 474-0046 Gant Law Firm (479) 474-3466 Garner Abattoir (479) 474-1645 Gary’s Collision Center (479) 474-1153 Glidewell Distributing (479) 649-3999 Goody’s Frozen Yogurt (479) 262-5056 Graham Hearing Service (479) 471-6807 Greater Fort Smith Association of Home Builders (479) 452-6213 Rick Green (479) 285-1264 The Gregory Agency (479) 262-6366

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Hamby & Hamby Family Wellness (479) 262-2168

Elite Kids Child Development Center (479) 410-4700

Hampton Inn - Van Buren (479) 471-7447

Employer’s Health Coalition

Harper Orthodontics (479) 410-0707 Hawkins-Weir Engineers (479) 474-1227 HealthPoint Insurance Services, LLC (479) 434-6556 Heritage United Methodist Church (479) 474-6424 Hertz Local Edition (479) 649-0961

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Hight Jackson Associates, P.A. (479) 464-4965

Fab-Tech, Inc. (479) 474-1788

Hill Vision Center (479) 262-2080

Farmers Cooperative (479) 474-6622

Richard & Helen Hodo (479) 474-4700

Farmers Insurance (479) 471-1000

Hoffman & Associates Inc. (479) 474-7916

First Baptist Church (479) 474-1271

Hogan Construction dba Ashlock Roofing Company (479) 474-0122

First Community Bank (479) 471-5400 First National Bank of Fort Smith (479) 782-2041 Five Rivers Distribution (479) 410-1557 Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority (479) 452-4554 Fort Smith Razorback Club (479) 709-7804 Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce (479) 783-3111

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Holiday Inn City Center (479) 494-3750 Holiday Inn Express & Suites (479) 471-7300 Home Instead Senior Care (479) 434-6960 HoneyBaked Ham Company and Café (479) 478-6464 Hope’s Creek Retirement Living (479) 675-6925 Glen Hopkins (479) 474-2277


HSA Engineering (479) 452-8922

Tim Mays, Homebuilder (479) 474-6565

Poultry Direct (479) 629-0177

SPMI (479) 474-7752

Hubbs Animal Clinic (479) 474-6898

Joe McCoy - Best Progress, LLC (479) 719-1580

Preferred Office Products Inc. (479) 782-7991

Springwoods Behavioral Health (479) 973-6000

Hubbs, Belcher and Company (479) 474-3454

McDonald’s (479) 474-0961

Press Argus-Courier (479) 474-5215

Star Laundromat (479) 653-6226

Mediated Solutions (479) 262-6992

Prime Medical Imaging (479) 474-1616

Stephens, Inc. (479) 718-7400

Medlock & West Real Estate (479) 474-7474

Progressive Business Systems, LLC (479) 471-1771

Stepping Stone School (479) 632-3813

Van Buren Fine Arts Center

Memories by Jody (479) 474-8600

ProTech Security, Inc. (479) 632-3499

Strategic Realty Companies (479) 262-6655

Van Buren Housing Authority (479) 474-4407

Studio 64 (479) 262-6220

Van Buren Lion’s Club (479) 474-4100

Summit Medical Center (479) 471-4323

Van Buren Municipal Utilities (479) 474-5067

Summit Medical Center/Newvision (479) 471-4600

Van Buren Public Library (479) 474-6045

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Swaim Office Products (479) 474-3632

Van Buren Rotary (479) 474-1227

Randall Ford/Crawford County Motors (479) 452-1311

Sweet Bay Coffee (479) 471-8991

Van Buren School District (479) 474-7942

Morton Family Dentistry (479) 474-9696

Rapid-Exams, Inc. (918) 647-0434

Sweet Boutique (479) 474-2767

Verizon Wireless (479) 471-0884

Motel 6 (479) 474-8001

Rastelli Direct by Cheryl Gentry (479) 462-5243

Mr. D’s Trophies & Engraving (479) 474-8994

Regions Bank (479) 494-1000

Myers Beatty Engineering, PLLC (479) 474-4412

Rena Valley Apartments (479) 474-4882

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In Harmony Massage Therapy (479) 262-6239 In-Sync Pediatric Therapy Center (479) 474-6444 Independence Resource Insuring Service, LLC (479) 353-6444

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J & L Paper Shredding Co., LLC (479) 474-6427 J. R. Young Construction Company (479) 474-2381 Jack’s Motor Company (479) 474-2212 Jim Grizzle Tire Company Inc. (479) 410-3100 Jimmy Bell Real Estate Company (479) 474-9200 JIT Warehouse (479) 410-4600 JMR/PFP Insurance Agency (479) 785-2912 John Garner Meats Inc (479) 474-6894

The Merchants Assn. (479) 648-1152

Mid-South Steam & Engineering (479) 471-1468 MMC Studios (479) 459-0474 Rick Mooney, Builder (479) 474-7717

Nabholz Construction Services (479) 659-7800 Names and Numbers (800) 592-7625

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Newroads Telecom (479) 494-0300

Keep Van Buren Beautiful (479) 410-2261 Kirkham Systems (479) 478-3032

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O G& E (479) 649-5301 The Old Town Merchants Association (479) 474-4392

Kohler & Green Insurance (479) 474-9888

Omrinet (479) 262-6082

Kopper Kettle Candies (479) 474-6077

Omrinet (479) 353-0937

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Oxane Materials, Inc. (479) 471-0500

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Walgreens (479) 474-8834

Terminix (479) 494-1795

Waste Management (479) 474-0195

Thompson Rental Properties (479) 474-0570

Webster University (479) 484-7747

Tidbits of Western Arkansas & Oklahoma (479) 650-9660

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC (479) 452-6760

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Tim’s Auto Body (479) 474-2100

West River Valley Regional Solid Waste (479) 754-7475

S & S Super Stop (479) 474-8120

Time Striping (479) 474-0452

Westark Plumbing & Expert Drain Cleaning Services (479) 646-5151

Sam’s Club (479) 484-5454

Town North Plaza (479) 629-0793/629-0315

Savers (479) 452-1984

TPC Partners, LLC (918) 749-5700

Schoenfeld Headers, Inc. (479) 474-7529

Tri-State Metal Works, Inc. (479) 474-7971

Senator John Boozman’s Office (479) 573-0189

Trinity Episcopal Church (479) 474-3144

Western Arkansas Planning Development District (479) 785-2651

Senator Bruce Holland (479) 597-8069

Turf-Pro USA (479) 474-LAWN

Western Arkansas Plumbing, Inc. (479) 353-0336

Senator Mark Pryor’s Office

Tyson Foods, Inc. (479) 474-7041

Western Arkansas Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority (479) 785-2651

The Paint Store (479) 474-4505

Candice A. Settle, Attorney at Law, P.A. (479) 474-0700

Little Caesars (479) 471-7471

The Paper Clip (479) 474-7949

Sharum Garden Center (479) 646-6517

Lowes, Inc. (479) 494-4470

Parks Bros. Farm, Inc. (479) 474-1125

Shelter Insurance - Brad Payne (479) 474-9000

Lumber One (479) 474-4444

Pavilion Apartments, LLC (479) 474-6462

Shelter Insurance - Ted McEvoy Agency (479) 474-2673

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Pawn World, Inc. (479) 474-0301

Simmons First National Bank (479) 474-4045

Paychex (501) 258-3991

Simmons Food, Inc. (479) 474-7056

Peachtree Hospice (479) 922-8100

Sisters Gourmet Bistro (479) 474-4949

Penmac Staffing Services (479) 478-9106

Sleep Inn & Suites (479) 262-6776/783-3283

Pepper Source (479) 474-5178

Solemates Boutique (479) 471-7755

Pharmacy Express (479) 474-7171

Southern Shingles (479) 471-5711

Pointer Trail Animal Clinic (479) 471-8221

Southland Management (479) 474-0503

Pointer Trail Health & Rehab (479) 474-5276

Southwest Times Record (479) 785-7777

Malone’s Mechanical (479) 474-8094 Marciano Security Management Solutions (479) 629-1267 MarketPlace Grill (479) 424-1310 Marrlin Transit, Inc. (479) 474-2325 Master Builders & Remodelers (479) 474-1346

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TEC Staffing Services (479) 471-0400

Rhodes Chevrolet (479) 474-4000

Liberty Bank of Arkansas (479) 441-1150

Malco Van Buren Cinema (479) 484-0915

VillageProfile.com, inc. (800) 600-0134

Wal-Mart (479) 474-2314

PAC Printers (479) 474-5844

Main Street Interiors (479) 471-8112

Van Buren City Alderman Donna Parker (479) 459-2618

Tate’s Flowers & Gifts (479) 474-1421

Residence Inn by Marriott (479) 478-8300

Service Communications & Wireless, Inc. (479) 922-2146

Legacy Heights Independent Retirement (479) 262-6466

Tankersley Food Service (479) 471-6800

Van Buren City Alderman Mary Ann Dodd (479) 651-5831

W.A.E.D.A. (479) 474-7061

River Valley Waste Removal, Inc. (479) 632-9910

NOW Communications (479) 471-7243

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Van Buren A & P (479) 474-6164

Tate & Lyle Ingredients (479) 474-5241

River City Coatings, Inc. (479) 471-7675

Kiwanis Club of Van Buren (479) 410-5285

Leding Lubricants (479) 474-9144

Qual Choice/QCA (866) 667-1900

Renegade Veterans of America (479) 221-5894

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Jones Environmental Services, LLC (479) 471-1967

K-Mac Enterprises (479) 646-2053

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Mercy (479) 314-6000

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Western AR Counseling & Guidance Center (479) 474-8084 Western Arkansas Child Development (479) 632-4600

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Western Arkansas Title Services, LLC (479) 471-7001

Ultimutt Dog Care, LLC (479) 922-2293

Western Sizzlin (479) 474-2357

United Engines (479) 474-4541

Wholesale Electric Supply (479) 262-2062

United Federal Credit Union (479) 474-3728

Williams Florist & Gifts (479) 474-3900

United Financial Group (479) 471-6775

Williams-Crawford & Associates (479) 782-5230

United Way of Fort Smith Area (479) 782-1311

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Universal Fire Equipment Co. Inc. (479) 474-9291 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith (479) 788-7007 UPS (479) 649-0037 US Bank (479) 474-6801 USA Metal Recycling (479) 471-8000 USA Truck, Inc. (479) 471-2500

Sparks Health System (479) 441-3752

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Yeager Hardware (479) 474-5278

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Zaxby’s (479) 474-8020


BUYER’S GUIDE Abstract/Title Companies Crawford County Abstract P.O. Box 426 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-2711 Edwards Abstract Co. 1304 Cherry St. P.O. Box 414 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-1221 Western Arkansas Title Services, LLC 1104 Broadway Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-7001 www.westernarkansastitle.com Accountants B K D, LLP 5000 Rogers Ave., Ste. 700 Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 452-1040 Beall Barclay & Co., CPAs 3101 S. 70th St. P.O. Box 10148 Fort Smith, AR 72917 (479) 484-5740 www.beall-cpa.com Daugherty & Lowe 2200 S. Waldron Rd. P.O. Box 3329 Fort Smith, AR 72913-3329 (479) 452-4747 Hubbs, Belcher and Company 1701 Main St., Ste. A Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-3454 www.11htax.net Adult Day Care Fountain of Youth Adult Day Center 2409 S. 56th St., #121 Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 484-7782 www.fouadc.org Advertising Agencies MMC Studios 3210 Fairway Dr. Alma, AR 72921 (479) 459-0474 Williams-Crawford & Associates 415 N. 5th St. P.O. Box 789 Fort Smith, AR 72902 (479) 782-5230 Advertising/Tourism Van Buren A & P 813 Main St. P.O. Box 1518 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-6164

Appliances - Parts & Sales B&B Appliance Parts & Service by A-Tech 401 Vine St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-7643 www.atechappliance.com Appliances - Propane Gas Butane Gas Company 1406 Hwy. 71 N. P.O. Box 447 Mountainburg, AR 72946 (479) 369-2501

Bakeries Sweet Boutique #46 Cloverleaf Plz. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-2767 www.sweetboutiquecakes.com

Crawford Construction 1103 S. 28th St. P.O. Box 779 Fort Smith, AR 72902-0779 (479) 474-9955

Trinity Episcopal Church 918 N. 9th St. P.O. Box 382 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-3144 www.trinityvanburen.com

Master Builders & Remodelers 4647 Kibler Rd. P.O. Box 1289 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-1346

Civic Clubs Fort Smith Razorback Club P.O. Box 393 Fort Smith, AR 72902 (479) 709-7804

Rick Mooney, Builder 217 Lakewood Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-7717

Kiwanis Club of Van Buren P.O. Box 549 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 410-5285

Building Design & Construction G.A.N. Engineering 1206 Northview Dr. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-0046

Van Buren Lion’s Club P.O. Box 70 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-4100

Architects Architecture Plus 907 S. 21st St. Fort Smith, AR 72901 (479) 783-8395 E2 Architecture & Design 217 Lexington Ave. P.O. Box 8144 Fort Smith, AR 72909-8144 (479) 782-3500

Arvest Bank 3015 Alma Hwy. P.O. Box 11110 Fort Smith, AR 72902 (479) 709-8800

Hight Jackson Associates, P.A. 5201 Village Pkwy., Ste. 300 P.O. Box 745 Rogers, AR 72757 (479) 464-4965

Bancorp South 2721 Alma Hwy. P.O. Box 624 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-2104 www.bxs.com

Art Associations Center for Art & Education 104 N. 13th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-7767 www.ccartcenter.org

Bank of the Ozarks 515 Pointer Trl. E. P.O. Box 6337 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-8282 Benefit Bank 139 E. Sandstone Dr. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-1070

Attorneys Bagby Law Firm 501 Main St. P.O. Box 76 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-7676

Citizens Bank and Trust 3110 Alma Hwy. P.O. Box 469 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-1201 www.cbankandtrust.com

Booth Law Firm 1000 Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-8891

First Community Bank 2925 Alma Hwy., Ste. A Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-5400

Gant Law Firm 200 S. 7th St. P.O. Box 416 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-3466 Candice A. Settle, Attorney at Law, P.A. 1017 Fayetteville Rd., Ste. A P.O. Box 1695 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-0700 Attorneys - Mediators Mediated Solutions 1021 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 262-6992 Audiology Clinic Center for Hearing 4300 Rogers Ave., Ste. 15 Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 785-3277

Apartment Complexes Boulevard Apartments 1516 Trenton Cir. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-8131

Auto Body Repairs Gary’s Collision Center 2530 Fayetteville Rd. P.O. Box 6043 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-1153

Cedar Creek Village 2215 Fayetteville Rd. 51 Cedar Creek Ct. #1 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-1471

Tim’s Auto Body 17 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-2100

Southland Management 2801-A Laura Ln. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-0503

Building Contractors Cameron Hubbs Construction 3409 Owen St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 262-6905

Banking Services Arvest Bank 1930 Fayetteville Rd. P.O. Box 11110 Fort Smith, AR 72902 (479) 709-8800

Animal Shelters Crawford County Animal Shelter, Inc. 7007 Cardinal Dr. P.O. Box 6190 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-8070

Pavilion Apartments, LLC 20 S. 21st St. P.O. Box 180937 Fort Smith, AR 72918-0937 (479) 474-6462

Rhodes Chevrolet 2800 Alma Hwy. P.O. Box 667 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-4000

First National Bank of Fort Smith 602 Garrison Ave. P.O. Box 7 Fort Smith, AR 72902 (479) 782-2041 Liberty Bank of Arkansas 2110 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 441-1150 www.mylibertybank.com Regions Bank 723 Garrison Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72901 (479) 494-1000 Simmons First National Bank 1902 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-4045 www.simmonsfirst.com US Bank 510 Webster St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-6801 Behavioral Health Springwoods Behavioral Health 244 Mountain Edge Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 973-6000 www.springwoodsbehavioral.com

Automobile Sales Car Corner Auto Sales 5301 Alma Hwy. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 410-1033

Bricks - Common & Face ACME Brick 2001 Old Greenwood Rd. Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 782-7974

Jack’s Motor Company 1301 E. Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-2212 Randall Ford/Crawford County Motors 5500 Rogers Ave. P.O. Box 3009 Fort Smith, AR 72913 (479) 452-1311

Builders Association Greater Fort Smith Association of Home Builders 5111 Rogers Ave., Ste. 531 Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 452-6213 www.homebuilders.com

Candy Specialists Kopper Kettle Candies 6300 Alma Hwy. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-6077 Catering Bruce-Terri Catering 1102 Fort St. Barling, AR 72923 (479) 452-8171 Cellular Communications Cricket Communications 5609 Rogers Ave., Ste. C Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 522-0008 NOW Communications 105 Sandstone Dr. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-7243 Verizon Wireless 2254 Fayetteville Rd., Ste. B Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-0884 Chambers of Commerce Alma Area Chamber of Commerce 725 Fayetteville Ave. Alma, AR 72921 (479) 632-4127 Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce 612 Garrison Ave. Fort Smith, AR 70901 (479) 783-3111 Childcare Elite Kids Child Development Center 26 Rena Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 410-4700 www.elite-kids.com Western Arkansas Child Development 14 W. Cherry St. Alma, AR 72921 16 N. 20th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 632-4600 Children’s Therapy Arkansas Pediatric Therapy 115 Pointer Trl. W. Van Buren, AR 72956-2236 (479) 471-1290 Churches Butterfield Assembly of God Church 1302 N. 30th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-4410 First Baptist Church 1121 E. Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-1271 www.fbcvb.org

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Heritage United Methodist Church 1604 Pointer Trl. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-6424

Van Buren Rotary P.O. Box 1502 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-1227 Cleaning A-1 Pro Steam 3931 Pine Hollow Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 208-0915 Coffee Shops Sweet Bay Coffee 518 N. Plaza Dr., Ste. 6 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-8991 Coin Operated Laundry Star Laundromat 3121 Alma Hwy. P.O. Box 3231 Fort Smith, AR 72913 (479) 653-6226 Commercial Real Estate J. R. Young Construction Company 2925 Alma Hwy., Ste. C-2. P.O. Box 604 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-2381 Communications - Voice/Data AT&T 101 N. 13th St., Ste. 102 Fort Smith, AR 72901 (479) 785-6610 Cox Business 4900 S. Zero St. Fort Smith, AR 72901 (479) 473-2262 DCS Radio Communication, Inc. 6637 Old Harrison Ln. Fort Smith, AR 72916 (479) 646-6445 Newroads Telecom 310 Towson Ave. P.O. Box 2670 Fort Smith, AR 72901 (479) 494-0300 Service Communications & Wireless, Inc. 718 Cloverleaf Cir. P.O. Box 7300 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 922-2146 Community Guides VillageProfile.com, inc. 33 N. Geneva St. Elgin, IL 60123 (800) 600-0134 Computer Consulting Joe McCoy - Best Progress, LLC 911 N. Arkansas Ave. Alma, AR 72921-7373 (479) 719-1580


Computer Sales & Services Diversified Computer Resources P.O. Box 180758 Fort Smith, AR 72918 (918) 436-1830 www.dcrinc.net

Custom Mailing Services Address Technology P.O. Box 1400 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-4505

Kirkham Systems 3111 Old Greenwood Rd. Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 478-3032

Custom Sheet Metal Tri-State Metal Works, Inc. 1024 S. 25th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-7971

Computer, Audio, Video & Security Omrinet 419 Gordon Ave., Ste. B Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 262-6082 www.omrinet.com

Dental Services Center for Smiles 1612 N. 7th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-8131

Concrete Products Arkhola Sand & Gravel Co. 523 Garrison Ave. P.O. Box 1627 Fort Smith, AR 72902 (479) 785-4271 Construction Beshears Construction 12934 Old Hwy. 71 P.O. Box 6299 Fort Smith, AR 72905 (479) 646-0846

Discount Drug Stores Walgreens 1601 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-8834

Nabholz Construction Services 3601 Grand Ave. P.O. Box 277 Rogers, AR 72757 (479) 659-7800 www.nabholz.com

Discount Stores Wal-Mart 2214 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-2314

Convenience Stores S & S Super Stop 2208 Alma Hwy. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-8120 Copier Sales & Services Progressive Business Systems, LLC 213 Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-1771 www.progressivebusiness.biz Cotton Fabrics & Machine Quilting Cozy Quilts and Things 10017 Silver Maple Dr. Mulberry, AR 72947 (479) 997-5689 Counseling Services Western AR Counseling & Guidance Center 2705 Oak Ln. 3111 S. 70th St. Fort Smith, AR 72917-9940 (479) 474-8084 Credit Unions Arkansas Federal Credit Union 2008-A Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 262-6554 United Federal Credit Union 1924 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-3728

Employment Services Disabilities Arkansas Rehabilitation Services 1115 S. Waldron Rd., Ste. 207 Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 452-7131 Engine & Transmission Repairs United Engines 2108 Industrial Park Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-4541

Morton Family Dentistry 617 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-9696

Tim Mays, Homebuilder 625 Shibley Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-6565 www.maysandmays.com

Contracting & Electrical AC/DC Contracting Company 823 McKinney St. P.O. Box 1931 Fort Smith, AR 72902 (479) 883-3631

W.A.E.D.A. 1500 E. Main St. P.O. Box 1266 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-7061

Dr. Richard J. Franzmeier 1306 E. Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-7571

Hogan Construction dba Ashlock Roofing Company 2701 Rudy Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-0122

Consumer Organizations Better Business Bureau 12521 Kanis Rd. Little Rock, AR 72211 (800) 482-8448 x121

TEC Staffing Services 2700 Bryan Rd., Ste. E Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-0400 (479) 785-3022

Criswell Dental Clinic 1607 E. Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-7076

Disabled Employment & Training Abilities Unlimited, Inc. 3305 Kibler Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-5354

Consumer Credit Information Experian Consumer Direct 332 Cloverleaf Plz. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 573-7500

Employment Services Penmac Staffing Services 4600 Towson Ave., Ste. 18 Fort Smith, AR 72901-7969 (479) 478-9106 www.penmac.com

Engineering Consulting HSA Engineering 5701 Euper Ln., Ste. A Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 452-8922 Engineers - Civil Hawkins-Weir Engineers 110 S. 7th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-1227 Hoffman & Associates Inc. 320 O’Bryan Ln. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-7916 www.hoffman-prieur.com Environmental Consulting Jones Environmental Services, LLC 2495 S. 4th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-1967

Distributors/Candy Tobacco Glidewell Distributing 1309 N. 31st St. P.O. Box 180910 Fort Smith, AR 72918-0937 (479) 649-3999

Exterminating Terminix 1300 Commerce Ct. Fort Smith, AR 72908 (479) 494-1795

Dog Day Care Ultimutt Dog Care, LLC 15 Georgia St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 922-2293 www.ultimuttdogcare.com

Fabricators - Bridge Girders AFCO Steel 600 S. 28th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-1975

Drug & Alcohol Testing Rapid-Exams, Inc. 701 Fayetteville Rd., Ste. C P.O. Box 623 Van Buren, AR 72957 (918) 647-0434 Education Crawford County Continuing Education 605 Alma Blvd. Cr. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-0019 Van Buren School District Administration Building 2221 Pointer Trl. E. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-7942 Elderly Services Area Agency on Aging 524 Garrison Ave. P.O. Box 1724 Fort Smith, AR 72902 (800) 320-6667 (479) 783-4500 Electric Motors Allied Electrical 2320 Industrial Park Rd. P.O. Box 1245 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-5271 Electric Supply Wholesale Electric Supply 2700 Kibler Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 262-2062 www.wholesaleelectricsupply.com Electronic & Electrical Distributors Direct Sales Company 1811 E. Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-2700

Farm Equipment/Feed Dealer Farmers Cooperative 2105 Industrial Park Rd. P.O. Box 1640 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-6622 Financial Advisors Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC 2211 Fianna Oaks Dr. Fort Smith, AR 72908 (479) 452-6760 www.wfadvisors.com Financial Services Delta Investments 1110 Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-4300 Edward Jones Investments 927 E. Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 410-2077 www.edwardjones.com Edward Jones Investments 2411 Fayetteville Rd., Ste. F Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-3416 (888) 522-9089 Fine Arts Center Van Buren Fine Arts Center 2001 Pointer Trl. Van Buren, AR 72956 Fire Equipment Sales & Services Universal Fire Equipment Co. Inc. 207 S. 3rd St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-9291

Floor Covering Sales & Services D & D Floor Covering 1323 E. Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-0533 Florist & Gift Shops Tate’s Flowers & Gifts 1201 E. Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-1421 Williams Florist & Gifts 1221 E. Main St. P.O. Box 463 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-3900 (800) 288-5494 Food Service Tankersley Food Service 3203 Industrial Park Rd. P.O. Box 607 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 471-6800 Food Specialty Services Continental Poultry Service 2215 Fayetteville Rd. P.O. Box 6100 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 471-0797 Tate & Lyle Ingredients 610 S. 28th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-5241 Frozen Yogurt Goody’s Frozen Yogurt 2308 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 262-5056 Funeral Homes Edwards Van Alma Funeral 4100 Alma Hwy. P.O. Box 1345 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-5081 Garden Centers Sharum Garden Center 10000 Hwy. 71 S. P.O. Box 6531 Fort Smith, AR 72906 (479) 646-6517 Golf Courses Cedars Country Club 1301 City Park Rd. P.O. Box 249 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-2412 Eagle Crest Golf Course 3926 Golf Course Dr. P.O. Box 2415 Alma, AR 72921-2415 (479) 632-8857 www.golfeaglecrest.com Government City Alderman David Moore 14 Crape Myrtle Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-0736 City Alderman Johnny Ragsdale 6 N. 8th Cir. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-1119 City Alderman Teena Sagely 1302 N. 28th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-0835 City Clerk Barbie Curtis 123 N. 15th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-7881 City of Van Buren 1003 Broadway Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-1541 City of Van Buren Police Department 111 S. 11th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-1234 www.vanburenpd.org Congressman Steve Womack’s Office 423 N. 6th St. Fort Smith, AR 72902 (479) 424-1146 County and Probate Clerk of Crawford County 300 Main St., Rm. 7 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-1312

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Crawford County Judge John Hall 300 Main St., Rm. 4 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-1511 Gary Deffenbaugh, State Rep. District 79 1424 N. 9th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 719-8197 Employment Security Dept. 616 Garrison Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72901 (479) 783-0231 www.state.ar.us/cso Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority 7020 Taylor Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72916 (479) 452-4554 Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization 1109 S. 16th St. P.O. Box 2067 Fort Smith, AR 72902 (479) 785-2651 Senator John Boozman’s Office 1120 Garrison Ave., Ste. B Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 573-0189 Senator Bruce Holland 11809 Hwy. 96 P.O. Box 2387 Greenwood, AR 72936 (479) 597-8069 Senator Mark Pryor’s Office 500 Clinton Ave., Ste. 401 Little Rock, AR 72201 Van Buren City Alderman Mary Ann Dodd 1611 Broken Hill Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 651-5831 Van Buren City Alderman Donna Parker 1415 N. 10th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 459-2618 Van Buren Housing Authority 1701 Chestnut St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-4407 Van Buren Municipal Utilities 2806 Bryan Rd. P.O. Drawer 1269 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-5067 Western Arkansas Planning Development District 1109 S. 16th St. P.O. Box 2067 Fort Smith, AR 72902 (479) 785-2651 Western Arkansas Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority 1109 S. 16th St. P.O. Box 2067 Fort Smith, AR 72902 (479) 785-2651 Graduate School Webster University 801 Carnall Ave., Ste. 200 Fort Smith, AR 72901 (479) 484-7747 Grain Elevators CGB/CTLC P.O. Box 1252 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-7931 Grocers - Retail C.V.’S Family Foods 601 Pointer Trl. E. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-1212 Hair Salons Studio 64 1304 Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 262-6220 Hardware - Retail Yeager Hardware 1610 E. Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-5278 Health & Fitness Cardio Studio 60 N. Ridge Dr. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-0800


Hearing Graham Hearing Service 801-B Broadway Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-6807

Allstate Insurance - Sherry Kyle 2711 Oak Ln. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-7028 www.allstate.com

Heating & Cooling AIRCO 117-B N. 28th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-3534

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield 3501 Old Greenwood Rd., Ste. 5 Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 648-1635

Hospice Peachtree Hospice 2910 Jenny Lind Rd., Ste. 6 Fort Smith, AR 72901-6733 (479) 922-8100 Hospitals Mercy 7301 Rogers Ave. P.O. Box 17000 Fort Smith, AR 72917-7000 (479) 314-6000 www.stedwardmercy.com Sparks Health System 101 Towson Ave. P.O. Box 2406 Fort Smith, AR 72902-2406 (479) 441-3752 Summit Medical Center East Main & 20th St. P.O. Box 409 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 471-4323 Summit Medical Center/Newvision East Main & 20th St. P.O. Box 409 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 471-4600 Hotels/Motels Best Western Van Buren Inn 1903 N. 6th St. P.O. Box 6217 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-8100 Hampton Inn - Van Buren 1916 N. 6th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-7447 Holiday Inn City Center 700 Rogers Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72901 (479) 494-3750 Holiday Inn Express & Suites 1637 N. 12th Ct. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-7300 Motel 6 1716 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-8001 www.motel6.com Residence Inn by Marriott 3005 S. 74th St. Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 478-8300 Sleep Inn & Suites 1633 N. 12th Ct. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 262-6776/783-3283 Individual Members Sheila Bell 6118 Old Concord Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 629-2902 Bruce & Mabel Coleman 11908 N. Hwy. 348 Mountainburg, AR 72946 (479) 651-2147 Rick Green 1807 Bunker Hill Dr. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 285-1264 Richard & Helen Hodo 1205 Woodland Creek Cr. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-4700 Glen Hopkins P.O. Box 5608 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-2277 Insurance Allstate Insurance - Gary Henry 2308 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-6788

Lubricants & Sales Leding Lubricants 3012 Industrial Park Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-9144 www.redi-mount.com Lumber Sales Lowes, Inc. 2120 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 494-4470

Crawford County Farm Bureau 3430 Kibler Rd. P.O. Box 627 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-5229 x12

The Gregory Agency 2131 Fayetteville Rd., Ste. 4 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 262-6366 HealthPoint Insurance Services, LLC 622 S. 21st St. Fort Smith, AR 72908 (479) 434-6556 Kohler & Green Insurance 615 N. Plaza Dr., Ste. D Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-9888 Qual Choice/QCA 12615 Chenal Pkwy., Ste. 300 Little Rock, AR 72211 (866) 667-1900

Membership Wholesale Club Sam’s Club 7700 Rogers Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 484-5454

Pointer Trail Health & Rehab 228 Pointer Trl. W. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-5276 Office Equipment - Sales & Services AAA Business Systems 2715 N. Drake St. Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 877-9195 www.aaabm.com

Manage Rental Property Thompson Rental Properties 1009 Azure Hills Cir. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-0570

Movie Theaters Malco Van Buren Cinema 1636 N. 12th Ct. P.O. Box 7507 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 484-0915

Office Equipment & Furniture Preferred Office Products Inc. 319 S. 9th St. P.O. Box 1621 Fort Smith, AR 72901 (479) 782-7991

Manufacturing Allen’s Inc 700 S. 13th St. P.O. Box 250 Siloam Springs, AR 72761 (479) 524-6431 x214

Natural & Organic Meats Rastelli Direct by Cheryl Gentry 11817 Old 88 Rd. Rudy, AR 72952 (479) 462-5243 www.cherylgentry.rastellipro.com

Office Supplies & Furniture The Paper Clip P.O. Box 1237 Siloam Springs, AR 72761 (479) 474-7949 www.schools-paperclip.com

Arkansas Lamp 1701 S. 28th St. P.O. Box 452 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-0876

Newspapers Press Argus-Courier 100 N. 11th St. P.O. Box 369 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-5215 www.pressargus.com

Swaim Office Products 13 S. 12th St. P.O. Box 5602 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-3632 www.swaimoffice.com

Arkansas Poly Bag and Film 1248 S. 28th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-5036

Shelter Insurance - Brad Payne 1302 E. Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-9000 www.shelterince.com/bradpayne

Crawford Healthcare & Rehab. 2010 Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-6885

Merchants Association The Old Town Merchants Association P.O. Box 245 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-4392

Lumber One 3407 Industrial Park Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-4444

Employer’s Health Coalition 1000 Beverly Way P.O. Box 180037 Fort Smith, AR 72918

Prime Medical Imaging 320 S. 9th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-1616

Bekaert Corporation 1881 Bekaert Dr. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-5211

Southwest Times Record 3600 Wheeler Ave. P.O. Box 1359 Fort Smith, AR 72902 (479) 785-7777 Nonprofits Alzheimer’s Association 2408 S. 51st Ct., Ste. F Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 783-2022

Shelter Insurance - Ted McEvoy Agency 105 S. 6th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-2673 www.shelterinsurance.com

Fab-Tech, Inc. 12 N. 25th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-1788 www.fab-tech.net

Insurance & Financial Services Brown-Hiller-Clark 5500 Euper Ln. Fort Smith, AR 72913 (479) 452-4000

Oxane Materials, Inc. 3003 Industrial Park Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-0500 www.oxanematerials.com

Insurance Agencies Farmers Insurance 1416 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-1000

Pepper Source 5800 Alma Hwy. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-5178

Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Van Buren 1403 City Park Rd. P.O. Box 443 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-9401 www.bgcovb.org

Schoenfeld Headers, Inc. 605 S. 40th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-7529 www.schoenfeldheaders.com

CASA of Crawford County 1112 Main St. P.O. Box 433 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-8502

Massage Therapeutic In Harmony Massage Therapy 2227 Alma Hwy. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 262-6239

Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy 513 Main St. P.O. Box 1107 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-4594

Meat Processing Garner Abattoir 2900 Oliver Springs Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-1645

Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc 107 North Plz., Ste. A P.O. Box 4069 Fort Smith, AR 72914 (479) 262-6994 www.cscdccaa.org

JMR/PFP Insurance Agency 1120 Garrison Ave. P.O. Box 1747 Fort Smith, AR 72902 (479) 785-2912 Insurance Services Independence Resource Insuring Service, LLC 1843 N. 24th St. 2408 S. 51st Ct., Ste. F Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 353-6444 Internet Advertising The Merchants Assn. 3726 Hendricks Cir. Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 648-1152 Investment Banking Stephens, Inc. 3425 N. Futrall Dr., Ste. 201 Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 718-7400 www.stephens.com United Financial Group 615A Main St., Ste. 1 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-6775 www.unitedfg.net Leadership The Destiny Group 604 Kitty Hawk St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-5179 Libraries Van Buren Public Library 1409 Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-6045

Meats - Wholesale John Garner Meats Inc 2365 N. Rudy Rd. P.O. Box 625 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-6894 Medical Providers Amedisys Home Health 2700 Bryan Rd., Ste. A Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-4892 Covington Court Health & Rehab 4500 Old Greenwood Rd. Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 646-4750 Hamby & Hamby Family Wellness #30 Northridge Dr. P.O. Box 6968 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 262-2168 Home Instead Senior Care 3800 Rogers Ave., Ste. 1 Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 434-6960

Bost 5812 Remington Cir. P.O. Box 11495 Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 478-5600

Keep Van Buren Beautiful 4 Vista Hills Blvd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 410-2261 Renegade Veterans of America P.O. Box 7569 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 221-5894 Stepping Stone School 1036 Hwy. 64 E. P.O. Box 2389 Alma, AR 72921 (479) 632-3813 www.steppingstonearkansas.com United Way of Fort Smith Area 320 S. 18th St. P.O. Box 2300 Fort Smith, AR 72902-2300 (479) 782-1311 Nursing Home Chapel Ridge Health & Rehab 4623 Rogers Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 452-1541

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Online Media The City Wire 5111 Rogers Ave., Ste. 600 Fort Smith, AR 72903-2042 (479) 883-8276 Optometrists Crawford County Eyecare 2214 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 262-2725 The Eye Group 825 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-2532 Hill Vision Center 2411 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 262-2080 Orthodontic Providers Arkansas Orthodontics 711 E. Pointer Trl. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-5600 Harper Orthodontics 2411 Fayetteville Rd., Ste. D Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 410-0707 Paint & Supplies The Paint Store 803 Broadway Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-4505 Paper Shredding - Sales & Services J & L Paper Shredding Co., LLC 1207 Fayetteville Rd. P.O. Box 5615 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-6427 Parking Maintenance Time Striping 5428 Arkhola Rd. P.O. Box 1236 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-0452 Pawn Loans & Retail Sales Pawn World, Inc. 1721 E. Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-0301 Payroll Services Paychex 12921 Cantrell Rd., Ste. 100 Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 258-3991 Pediatric Therapy In-Sync Pediatric Therapy Center 1202 B Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-6444


Pharmacies Pharmacy Express 1515 Fayetteville Rd. P.O. Box 6877 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-7171 Photography Memories by Jody 615 Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-8600 Plumbing Contractors Malone’s Mechanical 2221 Oliver Springs Way Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-8094 (800) 327-2380 Plumbing Services Westark Plumbing & Expert Drain Cleaning Services 3117 Waco St. P.O. Box 6089 Fort Smith, AR 72906 (479) 646-5151 www.westarkplumbing.com Western Arkansas Plumbing, Inc. 4201 Northbrook Cir. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 353-0336 Poultry Processing Tyson Foods, Inc. 802 S. 28th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-7041 Poultry Processing & Ice Packaging Simmons Food, Inc. 5 Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-7056 Powder Coating/Box Sales River City Coatings, Inc. 306 Sycamore St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-7675 Prepared Foods & Catering Butcher Boys Meat Market & Delicatessen 1220 Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-6800 Pressure Vessels Mid-South Steam & Engineering 3805 Pointer Trl E. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-1468 Printers PAC Printers 711 C-D Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-5844 Printers - Graphic Designers Omrinet 419 Gordon Ln. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 353-0937 Printing & Engraving Mr. D’s Trophies & Engraving 206 S. 4th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-8994 Printing Commercial Consolidated Printing 1712 E. Main St. P.O. Box 626 Van Buren, AR 72957-0626 (479) 474-8036 Professional Employer Organization SPMI 1701 Main St., Ste. B P.O. Box 6040 Van Buren, AR 72956-0118 (479) 474-7752 www.spmihr.com Publishing Entertainment Fort Smith 316 N. 7th St. P.O. Box 1341 Fort Smith, AR 72902 (479) 494-1888 www.efortsmith.com Railroads Arkansas Missouri Railroad 306 E. Emma Ave. Springdale, AR 72764 (479) 751-5763

Little Caesars 2211-2 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-7471 www.littlecaesars.com

Arkansas Missouri Railroad 306 E. Emma Ave. Springdale, AR 72764 (479) 790-5154 Real Estate Medlock & West Real Estate 906 Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-7474

MarketPlace Grill 8302 Phoenix Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 424-1310 McDonald’s 3010 Alma Hwy. Van Buren, AR 72956 3001 McKinley Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72908 (479) 474-0961

TPC Partners, LLC 6914 S. Yorktown Ave., Ste. 200 Tulsa, OK 74136 (918) 749-5700 Real Estate Agencies Jimmy Bell Real Estate Company 1031 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-9200

Sisters Gourmet Bistro 719 Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-4949

Real Estate Development & Consulting Strategic Realty Companies 1031 Fayetteville Rd., Ste. 205 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 262-6655 Real Estate Management & Development Town North Plaza 2308 Fayetteville Rd. P.O. Box 603 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 629-0793/629-0315 Recycling West River Valley Regional Solid Waste 24087 Hwy. 164 Clarksville, AR 72830 (479) 754-7475 Recycling Metal & Iron Buds’ Iron & Metal 2675 S. 4th St. P.O. Box 4616 Fort Smith, AR 72914 (479) 474-8722 Davis Iron & Metal 611 S. 23rd St. P.O. Box 2796 Fort Smith, AR 72913 (479) 471-8811 www.davisironmetal.com USA Metal Recycling 3201 Industrial Park Rd. P.O. Box 2175 Lowell, AR 72745 (479) 471-8000 www.usametal.us

Residential & Commercial Lawn Service Froud Lawn and Landscape, Inc. 4504 Industrial Park Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 431-7727

Brothers Cottage Café 810 Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-3335 Chili’s 2024 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-8445 Frank’s Italian Restaurant & Grill 1906 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-7778 K-Mac Enterprises 1820 S. Zero St. P.O. Box 6538-72906 Fort Smith, AR 72906 (479) 646-2053

Restaurants/Deli HoneyBaked Ham Company and Café 1401 S. Waldron Rd., Ste. 105 Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 478-6464 Retail Clothing B’s Shoes 1114 Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-3044

Signs & Billboards Clear Channel Outdoor 1100 S. D St. Fort Smith, AR 72901 (479) 782-8885 Structural Engineering Myers Beatty Engineering, PLLC 2411 Fayetteville Rd., Ste. B Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-4412 Telephone Directories Downey Publishing 2120 Waldron Rd., Bldg. A, Ste. 114 Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 461-4362 (817) 461-6661 Names and Numbers 1801 SW Regional Airport Blvd., Ste. #1 Bentonville, AR 72712 (800) 592-7625 Television/Cable Cox Communications 4901 S. 48th St. Springdale, AR 72762 (479) 717-3621 Tire Sales Jim Grizzle Tire Company Inc. 1610 N. 7th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 410-3100

Solemates Boutique 704 Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-7755

Tires - New & Used Cooley’s Tire 2424 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-8669

Retail Home Furnishing Main Street Interiors 708 Main St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-8112

Truck Leasing & Rental Carco International, Inc. 2721 Midland Blvd. Fort Smith, AR 72904 (479) 441-3270

Retail Poultry Sales Poultry Direct 2233 Alma Hwy. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 629-0177

Trucking Arkansas Best Corporation 3801 Old Greenwood Rd. P.O. Box 10048 Fort Smith, AR 72903-0048 (479) 785-6200 www.arkbest.com

Retirement Centers Hope’s Creek Retirement Living 217 Lakewood Dr. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 675-6925

Rental Cars Hertz Local Edition 17 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 649-0961

Braum’s Ice Cream 1600 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-3030

Zaxby’s 2221 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-8020

Retail Thrift Store Savers 7751 Rogers Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 452-1984

Rental Rena Valley Apartments 216 Rena Rd. P.O. Box 181060-72918 Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-4882

Restaurants Big Jakes Restaurant 1702 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-5573

Western Sizzlin 3120 Alma Hwy. Fort Smith, AR 72903-3893 (479) 474-2357

Shipping UPS 6715 S. 28th St. Fort Smith, AR 72908 (479) 649-0037 www.ups.com

Legacy Heights Independent Retirement 1012 Fayetteville Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 262-6466 www.memorylanevb.com Screen Printing Captive Images, LLC 605 S. 4th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-8053 Security Consulting Marciano Security Management Solutions 8029 Belmont Dr. P.O. Box 2196 Alma, AR 72921 (479) 629-1267 www.marcianosecurity.com Security Systems, Central Vac, & Monitoring Advantage Security Technologies, LLC 703 Fayetteville Rd. P.O. Box 6103 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-9191 ProTech Security, Inc. 5110 N. Hwy. 71 P.O. Box 1449 Alma, AR 72921 (479) 632-3499 Senior Care - In Home Christian Companion Senior Care 5106 S. U St., Ste. B Fort Smith, AR 72903 (479) 242-2273

Dancor Transit, Inc. 625 Kerr St. P.O. Box 849 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-9756 Marrlin Transit, Inc. 3705 Industrial Park Rd. P.O. Box 645 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-2325 USA Truck, Inc. 3200 Industrial Park Rd. P.O. Box 449 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 471-2500 Universities Arkansas Tech University 1700 Helberg Ln. Ozark, AR 72949-2013 (479) 508-3315 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith 5210 Grand Ave. P.O. Box 3649 Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649 (479) 788-7007 Utilities AOG 115 N. 12th St. P.O. Box 2414 Fort Smith, AR 72902-2414 (479) 783-3181 Arkansas Valley Electric 615 E. Pointer Trl. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-8854 (800) 468-2176 O G& E P.O. Box 1058 Fort Smith, AR 72902-1058 (479) 649-5301

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Veterinarians Hubbs Animal Clinic 3005 Alma Hwy. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-6898 Pointer Trail Animal Clinic 113 Pointer Trl. W. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-8221 Warehousing Arkansas Warehouse 3003 Industrial Park Rd. P.O. Box 6383 Fort Smith, AR 72906 (479) 648-3378 Five Rivers Distribution 2020 River Front Rd. P.O. Box 5606 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 410-1557 JIT Warehouse 810 S. 28th St., Bldg. C P.O. Box 1486 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 410-4600 Waste Disposal Deffenbaugh Industries P.O. Box 1700 Lowell, AR 72745 (479) 471-7900 River Valley Waste Removal, Inc. 460 N. Kibler Hwy. P.O. Box 226 Alma, AR 72921 (479) 632-9910 Waste Management 2504 Industrial Park Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-0195 Weed Control Turf-Pro USA 1002 N. 6th St. P.O. Box 729 Van Buren, AR 72957 (479) 474-LAWN Weekly Publications Tidbits of Western Arkansas & Oklahoma 8420 Phoenix Ave., #336 P.O. Box 73 Greenwood, AR 72936 (479) 650-9660 www.tidbitsarok.com Wholesale Gas & Lubricants Frost Oil 1430 S. 28th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 783-6401 Wholesale Plants Parks Bros. Farm, Inc. 6733 Parks Rd. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 474-1125 Wholesale Roofing Materials Southern Shingles 1819 S. 28 St. Van Buren, AR 72956 (479) 471-5711


INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus .......................................................................................................... 12

BancorpSouth ...................................................................................................................................................... 4

Bekaert Corporation............................................................................................................................................. 5

Citizen's Bank & Trust ............................................................................................................................................ 1

City of Van Buren ............................................................................................................................................... 17

Consolidated Printing......................................................................................................................................... 15

Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Company................................................................................................. 7

Cozy Quilts & Things ............................................................................................................................................. 2

Crawford County Adult Education Center ......................................................................................................... 13

D&D Floor Covering ............................................................................................................................................. 2

Hawkins-Weir Engineers, Inc................................................................................................................................ 15

Holiday Inn Hotel Express & Suites Van Buren ....................................................................................................... 3

Liberty Bank of Arkansas ....................................................................................................................................... 4

Master Builders & Remodelers, Inc..................................................................................................................... 15

Press Argus-Courier ............................................................................................................................................ 15

Progressive Business Systems, LLC ...................................................................................................................... 15

U.S. Bank .............................................................................................................................................................. 6

Van Buren School District Fine Arts Center............................................................................................ Back Cover

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