S Memorial Day program set for Gravette

GRAVETTE — Gravette American Legion Post 25 is hosting the May 25 Memorial Day program at Hillcrest Cemetery. All veterans, their families and the community at-large are invited to attend and participate in this program to remember and honor those who have served in this nation's Armed Services and those who are still serving. Featured speaker will be State Senator Jim Hendren, who is also a USAF officer. The Girl Scouts will present the Colors and lead in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Gravette High School band will provide patriotic music throughout the program. Continue Reading »

S Lane featured entertainer for Freedom Fest

GENTRY -- Chris Lane, from Kernersville, N.C., will be the featured entertainer at this summer's July 4 Freedom Festival in Gentry City Park. Lane began to play live shows after his college baseball career ended and, over the last few years, he has played in more than 500 shows, opening up for Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Chris Young and Brantley Gilbert, among others. Lane has also been featured on Lee Brice's "The Otherside Tour" and will continue to be on select dates with Florida Georgia Line throughout the year, according to his website. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Be a Winner Graduation — The Gravette Police Department and the Gravette School District will have their annual Be a Winner Graduation at the Gravette Upper Elementary School at 1:30 p.m. on May 22 in the Gravette Upper Elementary cafeteria. The Be a Winner program educates fifth-grade students on alcohol and drug abuse, tobacco and smokeless tobacco. It also teaches students about self-esteem, peer pressure and the ability to say no in bad situations. Guest speakers will be Miss Northwest Arkansas and Sgt. James Rusterholz of the Gravette Police Department. The public is invited to attend, along with the parents of the students, grandparents, family and friends ... Citywide Yard Sale — The city of Gravette will hold its annual citywide yard sale from Friday through Sunday, May 22 through May 24. No yard sale permits will be required for sales on this weekend. Continue Reading »

S Maysville E.H. Club News

MAYSVILLE -- Thirteen members attended the April EH Club meeting. Sylvia Tucker was the hostess for the noon meal. The meeting was called to order and welcome extended to all. We sang "With A Smile And A Song" led by Melinda Crawley, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Melinda read a poem entitled "The Fullness of Spring." Continue Reading »

S Two local students among those recognized by NWACC as Rising Scholars

BENTONVILLE -- Northwest Arkansas Community College recently recognized 132 high school students as Rising Scholars for having excelled in college classes at NWACC. Two local students were among those recognized. Norman Barker, from Gentry High, and Dillan Sims, of Gravette High, were among those recognized. High school students can take NWACC classes on the NWACC campus through the Early College Experience program or through the Northwest Technical Institute Secondary Career Center. To receive the award, graduating high school seniors must be enrolled in or have completed at least 12 college credit hours while maintaining a 3.0 or higher NWACC grade point average. Continue Reading »

S Summer reading program unveiled at Gentry library

GENTRY -- Gentry Public Library's 2015 summer reading program, "Every Hero Has A Story," will run from June 8 through July 30. Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse News

Dale and Lamarise Henry spent a few days last week in Junction City, Kan., visiting Dale's brother and family. Continue Reading »

S Mail carriers collect 2,324 pounds of food

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Post Office and its mail carriers participated again this year in the U.S. Postal Service's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive with very successful results. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center menus

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S Wilson honored at conference

GRAVETTE -- Brandon Wilson, who has been the Edward Jones financial advisor in Gravette since 2004, attended the Edward Jones Managing Partners Conference April 22-24 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was one of the top 350 of the firm's more than 14,000 financial advisors who were honored at the annual event. Continue Reading »

S Glenn Duffy students enjoy annual Buddy Day

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S High school art students paint new fire department logo

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S Graduation ceremonies set for this weekend

WESTSIDE -- Graduation ceremonies will be held at public high schools in the Eagle Observer coverage area this weekend. Ceremonies at Ozark Adventist Academy are scheduled for the following weekend. Graduation ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Lloyd Peterson Gymnasium for the graduates of Decatur High School. Gravette High School's graduation ceremonies are slated to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lions Stadium, weather permitting. Graduation ceremonies for Gentry High School will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Bill George Arena on the campus of John Brown University in Siloam Springs. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gravette Parent Night — Gravette High School is inviting all eighth-grade and upcoming ninth-grade students and their parents to attend a parent night at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 18, at the high school. Students are parents will attend a quick orientation, tour the building, meet with teachers and complete a course request list for their upcoming freshman year. Parents are encouraged to attend so they can ask questions and become more involved in their children's educational experience. For more information, contact Janna Sharp at 479-787-4193.... Continue Reading »

S Maysville News

We are getting some more rain. I guess it will be good on the hay fields. It's about hay cutting time. We usually have rain when it begins. Continue Reading »