S School board rehires classified personnel

GENTRY -- The Gentry School Board renewed classified personnel contracts, approved allowing next year's prom to be held off campus and approved a variety of policy changes on their first or second readings at the board meeting in the Pioneer Activities Complex on May 14. Contracts for 85 classified personnel were renewed by the board for the next school year. Salary increases of $500 for the year were approved for the superintendent, dean of students, athletic trainer and speech therapist. Resignations were approved for Karri Wesson, band director; Anthony Carreira, history teacher; Vicki Denny, food service; Sharon Query, food service; Lisa King, bus driver; and Kathy Hummingbird, custodian. Continue Reading »

S Decatur committee plants crosses on veterans graves

DECATUR -- Memorial Day is a time to remember all military veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in the preservation of peace and freedom throughout the world. Members of the Decatur Veterans Committee took a little time May 19 to put up around 70 crosses on the graves of military veterans interred at Decatur Cemetery. Joining the committee were members of the Howard-Parish Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9834 in Decatur and American Legion Post 29 in Siloam Springs. Currently, there are 140 military veterans interred in the Decatur Cemetery. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

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S Senior Center Menus

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S OCH hosts first graders at third annual teddy bear clinic

GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital hosted 156 first graders from Glenn Duffy Elementary School at its third annual teddy bear clinic Wednesday, May 2. Teddy bear clinics are educational events for children ages 4 through 8, to promote wellness by exposing young children to healthy behaviors and give them a fun opportunity to learn about their health. Continue Reading »

S Sheriff's department, Gravette PD partner in food pantry

GRAVETTE -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office has announced that it has partnered with the Gravette Police Department to create a Community First Food Pantry. Both the Sheriff's Office and the local police department will maintain the pantry and assist in the drive to keep it filled by donations from the community. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Intermediate School releases honor roll for second semester

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S Gravette residents open new business in Centerton

CENTERTON -- Rural Gravette residents Steve Mitchael and Jill Turner-Mitchael officially opened their new business, 72 West, Monday, April 30. A ribbon cutting was held at 10 a.m. at the retail store located at 11507 Highway 72 in Centerton. Continue Reading »

S Second grade classes enjoy annual walking tour

GRAVETTE -- As the school year begins to wind down each spring, special end-of-year activities pick up. Elementary classes always enjoy field trips, and the second graders at Glenn Duffy Elementary particularly look forward to the annual walking tour of businesses and city services. Stops on the tour this year included Arvest Bank, the Gravette Historical Museum, CV's $avers Club, Gravette Public Library, Countryview Animal Care Center and a Fun Station. Continue Reading »

S Local residents named to Harding University dean's list

SEARCY -- The following local residents are among more than 1,200 Harding University students included on the dean's list for grades achieved during the spring 2018 semester. Continue Reading »

S Decatur seniors receive scholarships

DECATUR -- Students from the middle and high schools, family and guests gathered at Peterson Gym in Decatur May 7 to participate in the 2018 Decatur High School Academic Awards and Scholarships Program. Continue Reading »

S Gentry students honored by governor

GENTRY -- Abigail Powlowski and Hannah Boss represented Gentry High School Conversion Charter at the Governor's Scholastic Honors Day held April 28 at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock. Continue Reading »

S Northside students take imaginary tour of the country

DECATUR -- Students in Decatur had the opportunity to take an imaginary tour of some of the most exciting places in the United States while learning more about the very state in which they live. Continue Reading »

S Receiving the Americanism Award


GENTRY -- Gentry High School seniors were awarded scholarships at a scholarship awards ceremony on Monday, April 30. The approximate total of all scholarships awarded was $948,090.00. Continue Reading »

S Gravette seniors earn scholarships totaling $2,677,430

GRAVETTE -- Graduating seniors at Gravette High School received honors at a special scholarship awards ceremony Tuesday evening, May 8. Fifty-one students were awarded scholarships totaling $2,677,430. Continue Reading »