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S Tent worms invade territory again

WESTSIDE -- An invasion of fall web worms and tent worms has hit in Eagle Observer territory and the region, defoliating trees and shrubs and leaving unsightly webs on branches and sometimes enveloping entire trees. It is the first such massive invasion of the caterpillars in approximately 30 years. A similar hatching of what was called tent caterpillars occurred during the summer of 1984. Continue Reading »

S Total eclipse of supermoon provides rare show on Sunday

GENTRY -- Local residents, if they went outside on Sunday evening, got a rare view of a supermoon eclipse. The combination of a supermoon and a total eclipse has not occurred for 30 years and will not occur again for another 18 years. The total lunar eclipse covered the closer-than-usual face of the man in the moon for more than an hour. The supermoon is the result of the moon's elliptical orbit around the earth. Continue Reading »


S Moorman, Gravette whip Lincoln Lions, score two touchdowns in first quarter in span of two minutes

GRAVETTE -- Gravette quarterback Bryce Moorman threw four touchdown passes -- including three in the second half -- as the Lions whipped Lincoln, 49-21, Friday night at Lions Stadium. We knew going in (Gravette) was a good football team," Lincoln coach Don Harrison said. "Coach (Bill) Harrelson does an awesome job with his kids. We played hard and the kids had a good attitude. We're going in the right direction." Harrison added that he expects Gravette to finish first or second in conference. Continue Reading »


S Gravette quilt show planned Oct. 10

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Historical Museum and members of the PieceMaker Quilt Club will cohost a Gravette quilt show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Civic Center (Boys and Girls Club meeting place). The Civic Center is located on Charlotte Street, S.E., just west of the public library and swimming pool. Fifty quilts will be displayed in the show, many made by members of the PieceMaker Quilters, and vendors will be on hand offering quilting supplies and fabric. A quilt appraiser will be available and will appraise quilts for a fee. Continue Reading »

S SIx Gentry seniors vie for title of Homecoming Queen

GENTRY -- It's homecoming week at Gentry High School, with the crowning of Gentry's homecoming king and queen set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday in Pioneer Stadium. Activities for homecoming week in Gentry include a powder puff football game in Pioneer Stadium at 1 p.m. today. Girls from the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes will face off on the gridiron, with their male counterparts doing the cheering and coaching. A homecoming pep rally is set for 10:30 a.m. Friday in Pioneer Stadium, with a rehearsal for the coronation ceremonies following at 11:30. The homecoming parade will line up at the high school at 12:30 p.m. Friday. The parade is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and begin at the high school and end on Main Street in downtown Gentry. Continue Reading »

S Pickin' Time on 59, Fall Festival set for next week

GENTRY -- Pickin' Time on 59 is set to begin next week, Thursday, Oct. 8, and run through Saturday, Oct. 10, with yard and garage sales planned along Arkansas Highway 59 from Siloam Springs to the Missouri border. Many cities along the route are waiving usual yard and garage sale permit fees to encourage residents to take part in the annual event. Continue Reading »

S City council approves Vybranz agreement

GRAVETTE -- In a short council meeting Thursday night, Gravette City Council voted to approve an agreement between the city and Vybranz, a Prosper, Texas, firm. According to the agreement, Vybranz will furnish "expense management, cost reduction, billing auditing, billing review and recovery, procurement, consulting services and advice" as requested by the city. Continue Reading »


S What do I know about the end times?

Though it doesn't happen often, I was recently asked by a friend in the newspaper business for my take on a world event and how that fit into the prophesies of the Scripture regarding end times. His take was apparently based on an entirely different view regarding the end times than mine -- a view which is rooted in dispensationalism and includes a secret rapture, a tribulation period and a millennial kingdom here in this world. Continue Reading »

S Nodding off in church is forgiven if your head jerks you back into reality

I had not planned to spend the weekend doing hard work, but things go awry around here pretty often. I know I had bragged about the fall calf crop and I still think they are pretty nice; but that one old cow, the last one due, just could not make the normal birthing occur. Therefore, it was a long and sleepless weekend on the rock pile. Continue Reading »

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