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S Circus is coming to Decatur

DECATUR -- Boys and girls of all ages have fallen in love with animals, clowns, calliopes and the high wire. These are iconic symbols of one of the greatest shows on earth, the circus. For Decatur area residents, one of these great shows will be coming to town. Continue Reading »

S Sounds of yesteryear return

GENTRY -- Once again the put, put, put of old hit-and-miss engines could be heard, huge belts turned the gears of an old threshing machine, a mule provided the needed power for a rusty hay baler to bind straw into small bales, saws buzzed as logs were reduced to timbers and planed to finished lumber, and the clanking of hammers on red-hot iron turned shapeless metal into works of art and useful tools. Continue Reading »

Sports

S Gentry falls at the net

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers lost on the volleyball court last week to Pea Ridge and to Berryville. Gentry had the homecourt advantage against Pea Ridge on Sept. 2 but fell 3 to 0 in the contest. Set scores were 25-19, 25-22 and 25-22. Continue Reading »

Community

S Imagine Before and After School Care meets child-care need

GRAVETTE -- Once again the big yellow school buses are coming by every morning. School has been in session a few weeks now and students are busy in the classroom during the day. But what about those hours in the morning when mom and dad need to go on to their job but it's not yet time for the bus to run? Or in the evenings when the class day is over but the parents' work day hasn't ended? A popular Gravette location provides an answer to that dilemma. Continue Reading »

S Gravette resident combines love of trains and gardening

GRAVETTE -- Jeff Davis, of Gravette, has a model railroad in his backyard that would be the envy of most kids in town ... The garden railway in the Davis yard just south of the Baptist Church allows him to combine two of his favorite things, gardening and model trains. It consists of an elaborate layout including an entire miniature village inhabited by tiny figures, animals, vehicles and all the accessories to make the tiny town look authentic. Continue Reading »

S Barrett, called pig whisperer, wins big

DECATUR -- "First up, Lacy Barrett, Decatur FFA, with the grand champion market hog," the announcer proclaimed during the youth animal premium auction at the Benton County Fair on Aug. 16. Continue Reading »

S Gravette School District seeks millage increase

GRAVETTE -- The School District would build an elementary school and add several classrooms at its high school if voters approve a 3.6-mill tax increase next week. Continue Reading »

Opinion

S The bust will come, so be ready

I am all alone in the work department this day. All the offspring and Grands have taken the day off and traveled to a cabin on the river for a three day holiday. I know it is a wonderful experience to have them all together and not one of the old folks to listen to about how we walked ten miles in the snow, uphill and hungry, to school. Continue Reading »

S Autumn is noticeably in the air

The month of September started pleasantly with a cool, refreshing rain on Labor Day. Another shower the following day interfered with Jim's plans to begin building a deck but, despite the delay, we enjoyed getting our tomatoes watered. The next few days continued cooler than usual and on Saturday morning we awoke to the sound of rain falling again. Continue Reading »

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