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S Bella Vista Questers donate parlor stove

GRAVETTE — The Butterfield Trails Questers Chapter #949, of Bella Vista, recently made a donation of a parlor stove to the Gravette Historical Museum. The stove was installed in the museum's historic Kindley home, where a parlor stove had originally stood in the house, and is true to the period of the home. Continue Reading »

S Shaffer earns four-year college scholarship

DECATUR — Ryan Shaffer, a senior at Decatur High School, received news Dec. 1 from QuestBridge that he was one of 767 students chosen to receive a full four-year scholarship at one of the program's select colleges and universities. Continue Reading »

S Are there wolves in Arkansas?

Perhaps the coywolf answer is the most likely explanation

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -- "Are there wolves in Arkansas?" was a question asked in a 2012 editorial in the Westside Eagle Observer. Following that editorial, numerous reported sightings were shared with the Eagle Observer and information from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission was shared regarding the larger canines seen by many in Arkansas. Continue Reading »

Sports

S Gravette downs (Pie)oneers

Lady Lions rally for third straight win

GENTRY — Gravette girls coach Will Pittman celebrated his birthday with a slice of pie and a 48-46 come-from-behind win against Gentry in front of a near capacity crowd at Pioneer Gymnasium on Friday. It was the third consecutive victory for the Lady Lions (9-6) and Pittman savored the win more than the pie. "That's the only thing I wanted today," he said. Gravette sophomore Teagan Dixon only scored two points, but her lone bucket gave Gravette its first lead of the game. The Lady Lions took advantage of a three-on-one fast break when Kyrstin Branscum drew the defender away from the bucket before dishing to Dixon for the running jumper from the right side to make it 44-43 with three minutes, 11 seconds remaining in regulation. Continue Reading »

Community

S Hometown Events

Chamber Awards Banquet set for Feb. 9 - The Gentry Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Wooden Spoon Restaurant in Gentry. Nominations are being accepted for Volunteer of the Year, Organization of the Year, Business of the Year, Shining Light Award (for a young person who goes above and beyond to make Gentry a great place to live), and Lifetime Achievement Award (for a longtime Gentry resident -- living or deceased -- who has dedicated his or her life's work to the city and the people of Gentry). Nominations should be sent to Gentry Chamber of Commerce at P.O. Box 642, Gentry, AR 72734 or emailed to info@gentrychamber.com by Jan. 13. Banquet tickets are available at the same address for $25 per person. The Wooden Spoon will be serving dinner and dessert. Limited seating is available, so get your tickets early. Gravette Chamber community banquet planned - The fourth annual Gravette Chamber of Commerce community banquet is set for Thursday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Horton Farms, 13799 Bethlehem Road, Gravette. Food will be catered from Hardluck Cafe and dessert from Copelands. There will be a wine tasting by courtesy of Just a Taste from Missouri, door prizes, a silent auction and a wine pull. Anyone can attend. Tickets are $40 each or $275 for a table of eight. Purchase tickets at Arvest Bank, Bank of Gravett, Gravette city hall or Ozarks Community Hospital. For more information, contact Amanda Gittlein at 479-344-6464. Continue Reading »

S Online check-in now an option at Siloam Springs Regional Hospital

SILOAM SPRINGS — Patients seeking emergency or walk-in care for non-life threatening conditions have a convenient new option to consider: Wait at home instead of the waiting room. Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Emergency Department and affiliated Express Care clinic are now offering online check-in--a service intended to enhance patients' overall experience by giving them more control of the process. "Online check-in helps individuals know what kind of wait time to expect from the outset and offers them the flexibility of waiting at home until closer to their projected treatment time, if needed," explains Rebecca Pearrow, marketing director at Siloam Springs Regional Hospital. Launched on Nov. 8 in conjunction with a brand new website, online check-in is accessed through the hospital's website, NorthwestHealth.com. Individuals then select the type of care they are seeking, and a location, to receive a projected treatment time.... Continue Reading »

S Wasson donates Flint Creek property to land trust

SPRINGTOWN — Seven acres of land along the Flint Creek in Springtown have been donated to the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust to preserve them from future development and to ensure that a portion of the Flint Creek remains protected, according to a Jan. 3 post on the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust website. Continue Reading »

S Council approves purchases, adjusts 2016 budget

GENTRY — Gentry City Council on Monday night gave the mayor the authority to enter into a contract with the city of Siloam Springs to provide ambulance service within the city of Gentry and approved two ordinances for the purchase of a diesel-powered lawnmower for the parks department and for the purchasing and equipping of a new patrol car for the police department. Also approved by the council was a resolution adjusting the 2016 budget to reflect actual incoming revenue and expenditures. Continue Reading »

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Opinion

S Good Reads for New Year

We are a few days into the New Year and, for whatever reasons that most of us may have, this is the time of year we are most introspective. It is now, at the close of the old year and the opening of a new one, that we take a step back to consider our lives and take stock of where we are in relation to where it is we had hoped to be when the old year was still new. It is common practice for many of us to make New Year's resolutions and, for some of us, and for a time at least, it turns out that we actually succeed in keeping some of these resolutions. Then the inevitable tends to happen as we slowly slip back into old habits and familiar ways of doing things. Continue Reading »

S 'Wise men still seek Him!'

Weekly Devotion

"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him." Matthew 2:1-2; Read Matthew 2 Wise men from the east, perhaps through study of ancient prophecy (Genesis 49:10; Numbers 24:17), understood that the appearing of a special star indicated the birth of the long-promised Messiah and King of the Jews and traveled many miles to worship Him and offer Him gifts. Continue Reading »