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S Hays Family chosen as county's farm Family of the Year

Photo by Randy Moll Recipients of the 2014 Benton County Farm Family of the Year Award were Cody and Carrie Hays and their children -- Ty, 9; Emily, 11; and Garrett, 13. The Award was presented at the Hays family farm, south of Springtown, on Tuesday. Jim Singleton, of Arvest Bank and chairman of the Benton County Farm Family selection committee (left), served as master of ceremonies. Savannah Dickinson, vice president of Farm Credit Services (right), presented the award. For a full story, see next week's issue of the Eagle Observer. Continue Reading »

S Sulphur Springs Library back open three days a week

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The Sulphur Springs Library reopened Monday, July 7, after being closed for several months. The library, located in the old red brick Sulphur Springs school building at 512 S. Black Street, is now open from 1 to 4 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Continue Reading »

Sports

S Summer basketball league in Gentry draws area teams

GENTRY -- Summer is a time for swimming, fishing and baseball. For some area athletes and coaches, however, summer means breaking out the Snickers, sports drinks and basketballs and hitting the hardwood. The Gentry summer basketball league, sponsored by the Gentry High School basketball program, is open to any teams from the Northwest Arkansas area. Throughout the month of July, games are played each Tuesday and Thursday in the Gentry High School gym, with the first game beginning at 4 p.m. Continue Reading »

Community

S Four sessions remain of 'Fizz Boom Read'

There are four sessions remaining in the "Fizz Boom Read" summer reading program at the Gravette Public Library. The program has been very successful so far, with 84 youngsters participating in the various sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays since the kickoff event June 17. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gravette Days The 2014 Gravette Days, a two-day weekend celebration, will be Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, in Kindley Park in Gravette and at other locations throughout the city. Gravette was founded in l893 and this is the city's 121st annual celebration. Festivities are planned for all ages, including softball and sand volleyball tournaments, an archery shoot and a skateboard exhibition and contest on Friday. Saturday begins early with a 5K run, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and youth football scrimmage. The rest of the fun-packed Saturday will include.... Continue Reading »

S School Board approves bond refinancing n Plan results in huge savings for Gentry district

GENTRY -- At a special meeting on July 9, Gentry School Board approved a bond sale refinancing more than $6 million in 2009 bonded debt at a savings of nearly $600,000 to the district. Continue Reading »

S It's time to sign up for Decatur BBQ

DECATUR -- With July at its halfway mark and August around the bend, it is time once again to register for one of Northwest Arkansas' biggest and longstanding events, the Decatur Barbecue. Continue Reading »

Opinion

S Some questions challenge faith

If there is a good and loving God, how could He allow so much evil in the world? Continue Reading »

S I'd stop along the road to Grandma's house

Summer has always been my favorite time of year, ever since I was a little girl. Summer to me was freedom from a long winter of being cooped up in the house, or bundled up in about 20 pounds of clothing if we did get to go outside. Not that we didn't have fun in the winter time, but summer was just better. Continue Reading »

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Angela Scott
Photo by Randy Moll Students, faculty and friends gathered at Lion Stadium July 8 for a candlelight vigil in honor of Angela Scott and all she did for her students and community. The accounts told of her brought both smiles and tears.
Photo by Randy Moll Kurtis Hubbard, 14, hits the water and makes a big splash after going off the diving board at Gravette’s municipal pool on July 2.