S Watkins gives first superintendent's report

DECATUR -- After accepting the superintendent's position June 26, Steve Watkins was at the helm when the Decatur School Board convened its first meeting marking the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Watkins' first order of business in his new post was an update on the progress of the new gym at Decatur Middle School. The new gym is nearing completion, with the office, nurse's station, restrooms and concession stand areas ready for occupancy by Aug. 1, two weeks before the start of the new school year. Continue Reading »

S Dentist Art Evans retires after 47 years

GRAVETTE -- Arthur Evans, "Art" to most of his patients and friends, has retired after 47 years of practicing dentistry in Gravette. A retirement reception was held in his honor Saturday, July 7, at the Bank of Gravett community room. The dental office in the OCH health clinic building will not be closing, however, as Evans has sold the practice to a pair of Gentry dentists. Alan Lamb and Scott Stubbs, who operate Gentry Family Dentistry, have purchased Evans' practice. They are doing some remodeling now and expect to be open to see patients at the Gravette office in a couple of weeks. They will continue to operate their office on Main Street in Gentry, as well. Continue Reading »

S Kemp named Gravette parade Grand Marshal

GRAVETTE -- Lura Mae Kemp, 94, has been named Grand Marshal of the Gravette Day parade to be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 11. Continue Reading »

S Landyn Perrine competes at national Little Britches event

GRAVETTE -- Nine-year-old Landyn Perrine competed last week in the 2018 National Little Britches Finals Rodeo, held July 10-15 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla. She has been competing in Little Britches Rodeo events since October 2017 to be able to attend the finals this month. Landyn competes in pole bending, barrel racing, goat untying and flag racing. This is her fourth trip to the National Little Britches competition. She was fourth in the world in the All-Around race going to the finals. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Summer Fest planned at Falling Springs Church Continue Reading »

S Local students graduate from University of Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE -- The following students from the Eagle Observer coverage area graduated from the University of Arkansas at the end of the Spring 2018 semester: Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

Week of July 23-27 Continue Reading »

S Family of eight takes up residency at Crystal Lake

DECATUR -- Since its completion in the early 1950s, Crystal Lake near Decatur has become a sanctuary for birds of every size, shape and color from the majestic bald eagle to cardinals, bluebirds and geese. For the past five years, the Canada goose was the predominant species at the lake. That all changed with the introduction of a different species to the Decatur area. Three years ago, Egyptian geese landed on the banks of Crystal Lake looking for a new place to nest. They joined dozens of pairs of Canada geese and one lone Saddleback Pomeranian goose. Soon the Egyptians took over as the dominant species at Crystal Lake, chasing off all others, including the Canada geese. Continue Reading »

S Lester competing in International Finals Youth Rodeo

SHAWNEE, Okla. -- Baylee Lester of Highfill is competing in the 26th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo July 8-13 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. Lester is participating in the world's richest youth rodeo, hoping to win her share of more than $250,000 in prize money and championship saddles and buckles. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

Week of July 16-20 Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Mt. Pleasant Kid's Day Continue Reading »