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S Isabella Dell crowned Miss Gravette 2017

GRAVETTE — Isabella Dell was crowned Miss Gravette 2017 at the competition held Saturday in Kindley Park. She also earned the title of Miss Congeniality. She received a $250 cash prize, a crown, sash, flowers, and bag of gifts. AnnaBeth Wilkerson, 20, was first runner-up and Darlene McVay, 17, was second runner-up. Mackenzie Stewart was crowned Miss Teen Gravette and received a $100 cash prize. Mackenzie, 14, is the daughter of Paul and Marlena Russell of Gravette. Isabella Holloway, 13, was first runner-up and Tiffany Wheeler, 15, was second runner-up. A total of nine pageants were held during the Gravette Day competition, with judging in age groups for Pretty Baby (age 11 months and under) all the way up to Miss Gravette. Crowns for pageant winners 13 and under were sponsored by Peek-a-Bootique in Gravette. Following is a list of winners in the various divisions.... Continue Reading »

S Decatur Middle School designated School of Innovation by ADE

DECATUR — Arkansas Department of Education recently approved the innovation plan submitted by Decatur Middle School, naming it a School of Innovation. Schools of Innovation design new and creative alternatives to traditional teaching methods in order to better serve students. The designed programs focus on improving academic performance and ensuring that all students are given the best opportunities to succeed. Decatur Middle School is one of fewer than 60 schools across the state of Arkansas to receive this designation. "As a staff, we are very excited about the opportunities we now have to serve our student body as a whole," said Joli Sotallaro, an eighth-grade teacher at Decatur Middle School. Continue Reading »

S Free community health fair for all ages set for Sunday

GENTRY -- "Go Healthy" is a program that helps a person take charge of his or her health and enjoy the better life style that the Community Family Health Fair is offering. Free tests such as glucose, blood pressure, fitness, body-fat analysis, health age, dental, vision, medical, nutrition (with food samples), oxygen flow-meter and more will be available. Hair cuts are offered. too. Continue Reading »

S Harris to speak at First Baptist Church revival services

GENTRY -- Bro. Ron Harris will be the guest speaker at First Baptist Church in Gentry for a three-service revival scheduled for Sunday and Monday, Aug. 20-21, at the church. Services will be held at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and at 6 p.m. on Monday. Continue Reading »

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S Pot Rasslers win Dutch oven cook-off

GRAVETTE -- Pot Rasslers, the brother and sister team of Jesse Beeks and Jane Beeks from Farmington, was the first place overall winner and won $150 in the fifth annual Gravette Day Dutch oven cook-off. The team also took first place in the main dish category with its chicken cordon bleu, second place in breads with its Italian rolls and second place in desserts, preparing both apple dumplings and Kentucky bourbon cake. Continue Reading »

S "Trains, Planes and Main Street" 2017 Gravette Day theme

GRAVETTE — The weather cooperated beautifully to make Gravette Day 2017 a resounding success. Some light raindrops fell during the afternoon, but the heavier showers held off until evening when the day's events had concluded. "Planes, Trains and Main Street" was chosen as the theme of this year's celebration, and Mayor Kurt Maddox and area officials held a ribbon cutting for the recently completed Main Street improvements at midday. Continue Reading »

S National Coloring Book Day observed at Gentry Public Library

GENTRY — Though many may not have known it and few officially observed it, Aug. 2 was National Coloring Book Day and the day was observed at the Gentry Public Library with both adults and children coming in to participate by coloring a coloring book page or two. The day started in 1970 when a coloring book company published a coloring book for adults. Since then, coloring for both children and adults has grown and the day's popularity has increased as well. Continue Reading »

S Benton County sees more interest in biking

BENTON COUNTY — The popularity of bicycling in Northwest Arkansas has caught the attention of Benton County officials, who acknowledge they're just now considering how to respond. The question of bicycling on county roads was raised July 24 during a town hall meeting hosted by County Judge Barry Moehring in Gentry. Shawn Hunter of Gentry asked Moehring and Chief Deputy Meyer Gilbert about the legal status of bicycles on county roads. Moehring said county government needs to be more aware of the growing number of bicycles on roads after Gilbert explained bicycle riders have the same rights as motorists. Continue Reading »

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S Approximately 100 citizens attend Sulphur town hall meeting

SULPHUR SPRINGS — Approximately 100 area citizens attended the town hall meeting held Monday, July 31, at Sulphur Springs. County Judge Barry Moehring, Chief Deputy Meyer Gilbert of the Sheriff's Office and County Assessor Rod Greve were present and gave short talks outlining the duties of their offices. Continue Reading »

S Eagle Scout project brightens museum grounds

GRAVETTE -- When Gravette Day visitors come to the Gravette Historical Museum this weekend to attend the museum's annual Dutch oven cook-off, they will be greeted with grounds that have been beautified and updated. The improvements are the result of the efforts of Nicholas Herlevic and Jonathon Fischer, Boy Scout members of Troop 525 in Bentonville, and several of their fellow troop members. Continue Reading »