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S Council hears progress report on chicken shack at Veterans Park

DECATUR -- Two items topped the agenda as members of the Decatur City Council gathered in the conference room at Decatur City Hall for their June 11 meeting. Continue Reading »

S Big Brutus far more impressive than we imagined

WEST MINERAL, Kan. -- It definitely was not what we expected. We had seen the signs many times on trips back to our old home in northwestern Kansas but figured it was just an old rusty mining shovel and not worth the detour from the highway. We just ignored the signs and stayed our course. Continue Reading »

S Gravette seniors enjoy Father's Day cookout

GRAVETTE -- Patrons of the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity and Wellness Center enjoyed a Father's Day party and cookout at the center Friday, June 15. Continue Reading »


S All-NWADG Division II Softball athletes and coach of the year

Gabbi Scott of Gravette is the All-NWADG Division II Softball Player of the Year — Scott put together one of the most prolific seasons in virtually every offensive category ever this season in leading the Lady Lions to conference and regional tournament championships, and to the Class 4A state semifinals. ... Her staggering offensive numbers this season included a .598 batting average with 56 hits, 59 runs scored and 26 RBIs. ... Scott was the table-setter for Gravette out of the leadoff spot and impacted the game by turning walks into triples with a staggering 50 stolen bases.... Continue Reading »


S Gravette Senior Center hosts Coffee with a Cop

GRAVETTE -- Several area citizens came out Thursday morning, June 14, for a Coffee with a Cop session at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center. The event, sponsored by the Benton County SALT Council, was designed to bring law enforcement officers and senior citizens together to learn about community events and promote a relationship between the two "one cup at a time." Continue Reading »

S Northwest Arkansas Camp to begin next week

GRAVETTE -- A century-old spiritual tradition will continue in the learning center of Gravette Holiness Bible School from June 26 through July 1, with the Northwest Arkansas Camp to begin on Tuesday. Continue Reading »

S Board approves personnel changes, reorganizes

GENTRY — The Gentry School Board approved a number of personnel changes and reorganized itself at the June 11 regular meeting at the Pioneer Activities Center. Continue Reading »

S Benton County panel supports allowing guns in offices

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace on June 12 backed a proposal allowing elected officials and employees to have concealed handguns in some county buildings. Continue Reading »

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S Keep on smiling

It won't matter how fast I move this morning, I will be running late by noon. I have been up and going since daylight and am already late for the meeting in town tonight. I have found fence down, cow down, market down and now I am down! Continue Reading »

S Are you like Cain or like Abel?

Weekly Devotion

"By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks." Hebrews 11:4 (Read Genesis 4) — Both Cain and Abel offered gifts to the Lord God, Abel from his flocks and herds, and Cain from the fruits of the ground. Why was it that God accepted Abel and his sacrifice but rejected Cain? Hebrews 11:4 tells us the answer.... Continue Reading »