S Earth Day focused on pollinators, birds of prey

GENTRY — The rains stopped just in time on Saturday morning to do a little work in the flower beds and along the trail at the Eagle Watch Nature Trail in observance of Earth Day. In spite of the rain and the mud, close to 20 local 4-H club members and adults came out to pull weeds and plant flowers for the bees and butterflies later this spring and summer. And following the work, those in attendance were treated to an explanation of the work of Morning Star Wildlife Rehabilitation Center near Gravette by Lynn Sciumbato, owner and rehabilitator. The center takes in injured birds and animals and nurses them back to health when possible for release into the wild. The facility is licensed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services to carry on the service. Morning Star focuses its work on native Arkansas species, including raptors, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Lions Club sponsoring Live and Learn Day

GRAVETTE — Members of the Gravette Lions Club are finalizing plans for a day of fun and learning scheduled Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, which they are calling the Lions Live and Learn Day, will offer classes tailored to the interests of persons of all ages. It will be held at the Gravette Civic Center, located at the corner of Charlotte Street, S.W., and Third Ave., S.E. Sessions, designed to be both instructive and entertaining, will be offered in five time slots. Each session will last about 45 minutes. Persons attending the free event will be able to select from presentations in five areas of interest during each time slot, running from 9 to 9:45 a.m. to 1 to 1:45 p.m. All sessions are free and no advance registration is required. Class topics and presenters cover a wide range of subjects. Topics include Basic Ukelele Lessons, Mary Bourne; Caves and what you find in them, Paul Linscott, owner of the Spanish Treasure Cave; Friends and Family CPR, Gravette Fire Dept.; Eagles, Joan Reynolds, NWA Master Naturalist; Gravette History, Dodie Evans, John Mitchael and Bob Kelley, long-time Gravette residents; Digital Photography, Jeff Davis; 9-1-1 for Kids, Benton County Emergency Management Team; Fire Wise fire prevention, Gravette Fire Dept.; Food Safety, Benton County Farm Bureau; Upcoming Solar Eclipse, Rick Marshall, Sugar Creek Astronomical Society; Reducing Garden Pests Naturally, JB Portillo, Benton County Master Gardener; and Regrow Vegetables from Scraps, Sheryl Dalke, Benton County Master Gardener.... Continue Reading »

S Lions Golf Classic scheduled May 6

GRAVETTE — The 15th annual Lions Golf Classic is planned for Saturday, May 6, at Scotsdale Golf Course in Bella Vista. Organizers of the event remind golfers that entry deadline for the tournament is Monday, May 1. Entry fee is $65 per person or $82 per person including golf fee. Participation is open to both male and female golfers and will be limited to the first 144 entries. Play will be held, rain or shine. The tournament, sponsored by Gravette High School Boosters, will begin at 8 a.m. Prizes will be given for closest to the pin, longest drive and holes in one. A lunch for all participants will be served at the close of the tournament at the Highlands United Methodist Church. This annual event was organized to benefit Gravette High School and proceeds from the tournament will benefit various GHS activities including athletics, drama, vocal and instrumental music, cheerleaders, academic achievement awards and the arts. Continue Reading »

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S Sulphur making comeback, much happening

SULPHUR SPRINGS — The idea that Sulphur Springs is a withering community has lately surfaced. However, those who only look from the outside aren't aware of the community happenings underneath the city's exterior. There's a lot of activity in Sulphur Springs to clean up and fix up properties, for instance. One such community activity happened April 12 at the Sulphur Springs volunteer fire station. In fact, three simultaneous events happened there. One was the chance for some of the 13 certified firefighters to show off their newly acquired first responders' rescue truck. Another activity involved Easter and the annual egg hunt in the park. Continue Reading »

S Decatur students work to make changes in school culture

DECATUR — "How can we change the way people look at ourselves and our school?" This was the question that four eighth grade students at Decatur Middle School asked during a casual conversation one day. Ithzel Martinez, Joseph Chang, Dora Hernandez and Ashley Herrera were sitting in Joli Sotallora's classroom at Decatur Middle School working on an English assignment when the subject of why they are treated differently because they attend a smaller school cropped up. Chang, who had moved away from Decatur for a short time, had experienced the different cultures of a larger school district and that of Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Decatur, the city where everybody knows your name

"Together We Can Do Awesome Things" is the motto of the city of Decatur, once named "All-America City" by Look Magazine and the National Municipal League in 1954. Decatur is still a great place to work or play, start a business, and raise a family. Decatur is a community that cares. Continue Reading »

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S USAO's newest round of scholarship recipients enrolls in classes

Local freshman scholar to attend university this fall

CHICKASHA, Okla. -- The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma recently enrolled 25 freshmen who have been awarded one or more of the scholarships that the university offers. Among those who received a scholarship was Destiny Bolles of Gentry. Continue Reading »

S Easter egg hunt in Gentry has large turnout

GENTRY -- With multicolored eggs scattered across the ground in designated areas at Gentry City Park, it was hard for the smaller children to wait until the egg hunt officially began on Saturday afternoon in the Gentry park. But then the countdown came -- 10, 9, 8... -- and when zero announced, children (some with the help of parents) scrambled to pick up eggs in the hope that one of the eggs would be a winner. Continue Reading »

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