S School holds 10th annual Buddy Day

GRAVETTE — Glenn Duffy Elementary School at Gravette held its 10th annual Buddy Day Friday, May 5. With all the rainy weather that preceded the day, Melissa Pittman, physical education teacher for kindergarten through second grade students and Buddy Day coordinator, was delighted that the day was a sunny one. There was a slight breeze but not enough to interfere with the children's enjoyment of the various outdoor games featured at the field day event. Children rotated between various game stations and enjoyed a variety of events, including scooter and wagon races, football toss, miniature golf, water-gun duels, face painting, nerf sword fighting, hopper ball, a mister and buried treasure game. Continue Reading »

S $1.336 million awarded to Gentry students in scholarships

GENTRY — Gentry High School seniors were awarded scholarships at a scholarship awards ceremony on Monday, May 8, with the approximate total of all scholarships awarded being $1,336,491.00. The Gentry High School scholarship fund awarded scholarships to the following students: Destiny Bolles, Rebecca Brown, Lauren Cargill, Heaven Coker, Avarie Coones, Cole Cripps, Nova Edwards, Amber Ellis, Jakeb Ernest, Xitali Estrada, Evan Folker, Derek German, Whitney Holt, Eden Hosteter, Kyle Kilgore, Sidney Kinser, Michael Lee, Colton Little, Fiona Long, Gavin Martin, Autumn McMurtrey, Minoah Milam, Wyatt Philpott, Lydia Pye, Braden Rector, Laura Reyes, Jazlyn Sanderson, Alexandra Savage, Yuliana Stasiv.... Continue Reading »

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S Samaritan's Feet hosts shoe distribution

GRAVETTE -- Samaritan's Feet, in cooperation with leaders in Gravette and surrounding communities, will host a shoe distribution event on Saturday, July 29, at the Gravette Civic Center, located at 407 Charlotte Street, S.E. Continue Reading »

S Builders Club donates $5,000 to new hospital

GRAVETTE — Officers of the Gravette Middle School Builders Club recently presented a $5,000 check to Malcom Winters, treasurer of the local Kiwanis Club, to be donated to the new Northwest Arkansas Children's Hospital being built in Springdale. The money was raised by Builders Club members the last couple of years in various fundraising projects. Continue Reading »

S Local students named to Harding dean's list

SEARCY -- More than 1,300 students were included on the Harding University dean's list for grades achieved during the spring 2017 semester. Among them were the following Gentry students: Continue Reading »

S Austin and Bingham named to SWOSO's spring dean's list

GRAVETTE -- Nicholas Paul Austin and Levi Bingham of Gravette were named to the spring semester dean's list at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for academic work during the 2017 spring semester. Continue Reading »

S Adler on dean's list at Belmont University

NASHVILLE (Tenn.) -- Dylan Adler of Gentry qualified for the spring 2017 dean's list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Approximately 30 percent of Belmont's 7,700 students qualified for the spring 2017 dean's list. Continue Reading »

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S Peculiar pregnancy problems

Even if you've done your research, some pregnancy symptoms may surprise you. You've probably heard all about morning sickness and swollen ankles. Here are some symptoms of which you may not be aware. Tag, you're it — Skin tags are very small growths the color of your skin. They tend to appear on the underside of your arms, beneath your breasts or on your neck. Skin tags are more annoying than indicative of a health problem. Some mothers will see them subside after delivery. If yours hang around and are bothersome, talk to your dermatologist about having them removed....A tangled web — During pregnancy, your body produces more progesterone than usual. This hormone can cause your veins to open wider, which can lead to varicose veins. When you are pregnant, your total blood volume increases by about 50 percent. This also can cause your veins to enlarge, potentially resulting in varicose or spider veins.... Continue Reading »

S 'The Walking Man' is also 'The Library Man'

GENTRY — Rick Herron, sometimes known around town as "The Walking Man," should really be known as "The Library Man." Often during his daily walks, Rick comes into the library. He reads the newspaper, accesses the world through the public computers and indulges his passion for history with the library's selection of nonfiction chronicles. But the main reason he should be known as "The Library Man" is because of the generous monetary contributions he makes to the Gentry Public Library. Rick has given to the library many times. He earmarked his most recent contribution specifically for the purchase of books for the library, which library director Darla Threet was delighted to do. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Sharing photos of Israel trip May 24 — Pastor and Mrs. Lonnie Witt of the Gravette Church of God (Holiness) traveled to Israel earlier this spring. They will be sharing their pictures and observations about Israel at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at Gravette Holiness Bible School, 606 Atlanta, S.E. All who are interested are invited to attend.... Continue Reading »

S Decatur schools to honor retirees, teachers of the year

DECATUR -- Decatur Public Schools will honor its retirees and teacher of the year winners with a reception at Decatur Northside Elementary May 23 at 3:30 pm. Members of the community are invited to attend as the school honors Jane McAddo, Coach Richard Perrodin and Bill Weidemann and the teacher of the year award winners are announced. Continue Reading »

S Brigance inducted into Alpha Chi

WALNUT RIDGE -- Brandon Brigance of Gentry, was inducted into Alpha Chi, the national college honor scholarship society at Williams Baptist College. The induction was held April 27 at WBC's Academic Awards Banquet. Continue Reading »

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