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S 'Four Uniforms -- The Marvin Day Story' to premiere in Sulphur Springs

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The 45-minute documentary film, "Four Uniforms -- The Marvin Day Story," will premiere the evening of Friday, June 5, as a benefit for the Sulphur Springs Community Museum. All proceeds will go toward the cost of fixing the heating and air conditioning unit for the museum building. Continue Reading »

S Memorial Day program honors fallen of all wars

GRAVETTE -- A good crowd gathered Monday morning at Gravette's Hillcrest Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day observance. After a rainy Sunday, the sun came out and was shining brightly during the program. Bill Crose, commander of Gravette American Legion Post 25, welcomed guests to the service. Then, Girl Scouts Christy Bramel and Rachel Jones, from Gravette Girl Scout Troop 5497, raised the flag of the United States of America and led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance. Continue Reading »

Sports

S Lady Pioneers win 4A state soccer title

FAYETTEVILLE -- Gentry Coach Fabrizio Campagnola wasn't thrilled that his Lady Pioneers had to wait an entire week to play in the Class 4A girls soccer state championship game, but it was worth it. Sophomore forward Amber Ellis scored early in the first half on her way to earning MVP honors as Gentry defeated Central Arkansas Christian, 2-0, Friday to claim the state title at Razorback Field. Campagnola said earlier in the week he would have been happy to have kept playing last weekend after his Lady Pioneers, who finished 12-6-1, won three matches in three days at the state tournament in Maumelle. Continue Reading »

Community

S Gravette Library offers more than just books

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette public library is a great place to check out books but this building, located at 407 Charlotte Street just east of the Boys and Girls Club, offers much more than just books. The popular summer reading program is scheduled to kick off on Thursday, June 4. This five-week program, for children ages 4 to 12, has as its theme "Every Hero Has a Story." The sessions, which begin at 11 a.m., are free and open to all children in the area. The opening session on June 4 will feature "Disney Super Heroes -- Villians and Sidekicks." Continue Reading »

S Old Settlers Day coming up in Colcord

COLCORD, OKLA. -- Old Settlers Day in Colcord, Okla., will be held on Saturday, June 6, with the Colcord Rodeo scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights, June 5 and 6. Saturday events begin at 7:30 a.m. with a fundraising breakfast at the senior citizens' center. Then, beginning at 9 a.m., the Talbot Library and Museum, at 500 S. Colcord Ave., in Colcord, will open its annual book and bake sale to raise funds for the library, museum and genealogy research center. The event will feature award-winning Western author Dusty Richards and local live music. Continue Reading »

S EAST Initiative coming to Gentry

GENTRY -- The Gentry School District was awarded an EAST Lab for the 2015-2016 school year, according to information reported to the school board May 18 by assistant superintendent Judy Winslett. According to Winslett, the district applied to be a part of the Environmental and Spatial Technologies Initiative and was the first among applicants to receive word on May 5 that it would be awarded an EAST lab. A team from EAST Initiative visited the high school on April 24, she said. Continue Reading »

S Decatur street to be named in honor of fallen officer

DECATUR -- A movement by several family members to rename a Decatur street after a former Decatur police officer who died in the line of duty resulted in the passing of a new Decatur city ordnance during the regular session of the Decatur City Council May 11. Planning and zoning committee chairman James Jessen presented his committee's recommendation to rename East Street, located east of city hall, to Setser Street in honor of Lester Kenneth Setser, who was shot and killed in Decatur on June 5, 1951. Continue Reading »

Opinion

S Don't let their sacrifices be in vain!

On Friday, I was privileged to officiate in the Fayetteville National Cemetery at the funeral service of a veteran who served during both WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was there at the Battle of the Bulge and, I am told, had the job of laying mines and removing them again after hostilities in certain areas ceased. It was a moving experience after sharing the comfort of Scripture with this veteran's family to hear the three volleys ring out and taps played.... Continue Reading »

S Childhood memories bring joy

It had been a long time since I'd seen a train and longer since I'd heard a long, lonesome whistle. I would really like to see an old steam engine and witness the chug, chug and see the smoke, listen to the long whine of the whistle warning of its coming. The magic of those old locomotives is about lost on the generations since I was a kid. I know, that was a long time ago! Continue Reading »

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