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S Audubon Society visits Eagle Watch

GENTRY -- Eagle Watch Nature Area was a busy place Saturday morning with 60 or more members and guests from the Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society visiting and watching for bald eagles and other birds along the trail and lake and at the observation platform at the end of the quarter-mile walking trail. Continue Reading »

S Bever's Hardware urges customers to shop local and see the value

GENTRY -- With the recent closing of Gentry's Walmart and the closing of a long-time Gentry business, Park's Lumber, Randy Bever, owner of Bever's Ace Hardware on Gentry's Main Street, issued a plea to Gentry-area residents to shop local first lest other Gentry businesses also disappear. Continue Reading »


S Gentry picks up big wins against Lincoln

GENTRY — The Pioneers, behind the shooting of Cole Cripps and Wyatt Clark, pulled away in the second quarter from the visiting Lincoln Wolves Feb. 9 to take the win, 69 to 55. The Pioneers were up by a single point at the end of one, but Clark was hot behind the three-point line, sinking two treys in both the first and the second quarters. He picked up 10 points in the first quarter and another eight in the second, leading to his 24 points in the game. Continue Reading »


S Hometown Events

Gravette Chamber Banquet - The third annual Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce community banquet will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Horton Farms. This year's banquet features a Mardi Gras theme. Steven Martinez will cater the meal and a beer tasting will be provided by Core Brewery. Chamber officers invite everyone to attend for an evening of good food, networking, door prizes and a fun time. Tickets are $40 and tables are available at $275 for persons interested in obtaining tickets for a full table of guests. Tables can be purchased at Arvest Bank, Bank of Gravett, City Hall and Ozarks Community Hospital. Continue Reading »

S Northside presents second-quarter honor awards

DECATUR -- Decatur Northside Elementary announced its second quarter honor roll. The honor roll is divided into two classifications, All A and AB. Northside Elementary also gives out a Citizenship Award for each grade level. Those making the list include: First Grade All A - Larea Echeverria, Ruby Belle Frye, Leslie Hernandez, Myles Hobbs, Bristol Hook, Sara Lydon, Tiffany Martinez, Allen Medel, Aubrey Roach, Dallas Smith, Ricky Thor, Carson Courtney.... Continue Reading »

S Bank of Gravett announces career changes

GRAVETTE -- Rick Pollreis, CEO and president of Bank of Gravett, recently announced career advancements for four tenured employees, saying, "It's always a pleasure to see long-time employees work hard and advance in an organization. It's good for them, the bank -- and our customers! Join me in congratulating Brenda Bridge, senior vice-president; Mike Mayberry, vice-president; Jackie Lambert, assistant vice-president; and Patty Marchbanks, assistant cashier." Continue Reading »

S Decatur veterans' group to recognize area sevice personnel

DECATUR -- One group in the Decatur area is coming together to remember the veterans who served in all branches of the military. The Decatur Veterans Committee, made up of area residents, is a new organization interested in preserving the history of veterans, of past or present military service personnel, residing in the Decatur area. Continue Reading »


S Those inimitable Razorback fans

A couple of years ago, a national sports analyst rated Arkansas football fans as the fourth dumbest fan base in college football. If I remember correctly, I believe Alabama fans were rated the dumbest. I was really bothered about this, mainly because I would have thought we were in first place. I think it's a real shame that Arkansas can't be first in something. Continue Reading »

S I took a trip back in time at Dave's Supermarket

I took a trip back in time last week when I was passing through Southwest City (Mo.) and remembered I hadn't put out anything to cook for supper and that I could no longer stop at any grocery stores in the northwest corner of Benton County. I saw Dave's Supermarket & Clothing as I drove down Main Street in Southwest City and decided to circle the block and go back to save an extra trip to Siloam Springs. Continue Reading »

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