S New 4-H club in the works for Highfill

HIGHFILL — A new 4-H club is in the works for Highfill, according to information Marisha Gardisser shared with the Highfill City Council on Feb. 14. An informational/interest meeting is planned for 6 p.m., March 13, at Highfill's city hall. Gardisser said she grew up in 4-H, beginning as a Cloverbud in the Highfill 4-H club. Due to low member numbers, the previous Highfill club was discontinued in the late 90s. Now, with two young sons involved in 4-H, Gardisser said she would like to see a club started back up in Highfill, a club which would focus on serving the Highfill and Gentry communities. Logan 4-H, led by longtime 4-H volunteer, Jackie Griffin, will continue to meet at the Logan Community Building and serve the Siloam Springs community. Continue Reading »

S New food pantry to open Monday in Gentry

GENTRY — GFA Food Pantry will be opening on Monday at the First Assembly of God, located at 821 E. Main Street in Gentry. For several years the church had a small food pantry, serving 5-10 families a month on an as-needed basis. The church's new pastor, Michael Powers, had a vision for a large food pantry that will serve hundreds of families per month, so the church partnered with the NWA Food Bank and Convoy of Hope's Rural Compassion to receive food to be given away as part of the only certified food bank in Gentry. Several other Gentry churches plan to partner with the new pantry. A special meeting was to be held on Tuesday (after press time) at the Chamber of Commerce Building in Gentry to further involve other area churches, organizations and individuals in the food pantry. Continue Reading »

S Gravette seniors rock at sock hop

GRAVETTE — Several seniors came out to "rock around the clock" at a sock hop last Friday evening at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity and Wellness Center. Those who attended enjoyed an evening of music and dancing, games and food. They were welcomed by Mary Kay Kelley, director of the Center. Continue Reading »

S Decatur Historical Committee looking for info for next forum

DECATUR -- The Decatur Historical Committee is looking for information, photographs and artifacts pertaining to any movie theaters in the Decatur area. This information will be shared during the next forum topic March 1 at 5 p.m. in the committee room at Decatur City Hall. Continue Reading »

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Week of Feb. 27-March 3 Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Opera set at Northside Elementary Continue Reading »

S Februrary PAWS winners honored

GRAVETTE — "Pawsitive" and Wise Students (PAWS) for the month of February at Glenn Duffy Elementary School were honored Monday, Feb. 6. Each PAWS Student of the Month was recognized at the monthly "Rise and Shine" assembly and presented a T-shirt. PAWS honorees for this month are Summer Arnold of Bella Vista, Truitt Brewer of Gravette, Landyn Butler of Gravette, Paxton Chernota of Bella Vista, Myca Nolan of Bella Vista and Ava Whitehead of Bella Vista. The Glenn Duffy Elementary PAWS Program incorporates character education and positive behavior into the school community. Each month PAWS skills are chosen and discussed in classroom guidance in relation to character education. The word for February is problem-solving. This means to focus on the problem as it is, gather information, then use knowledge to solve the problem. Coach Melissa Pittman introduced the problem-solving poster that she made from what the kids discussed the previous week during PE classes. Students used words like "just keep swimming," ask, help and talk. Continue Reading »

S Local U of A students named to academic awards lists

FAYETTEVILLE — The following local University of Arkansas students graduated at the end of the fall 2016 semester: Casandra Bolan of Gentry, Samantha Carter of Gravette, Whitney Dewitt of Gravette, Chloee Duncan of Gravette, Joanna Mentzer of Decatur, Trevor Monreal of Gentry, Tyler Morgan of Gentry, Angelica Perez-Bejar of Gentry, Angela Pierce of Gentry, Lindsay Pool of Gentry, Austin Thompson of Gravette and Maisee Vang of Gentry. The following local University of Arkansas students were named to the chancellor's list after earning 4.0 grade point averages during the fall 2016 semester: Jacob Bookout of Gravette, Spencer Heald of Gravette, Austin Thompson of Gravette and Abigail Wilmoth of Gentry. The following local University of Arkansas students were named to the dean's list of their respective colleges.... Continue Reading »

S Chamber Business of the Year, Citizens of the Year honored

GRAVETTE — A record crowd, about 300 guests, attended the fourth annual Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce banquet last Thursday. The event was held at Horton Farms on Bethlehem Road and the banquet room was almost filled with tables. Tables were decorated with arrangements of cotton bolls and other natural materials set on circular slabs of wood. Continue Reading »

S Health inspections

Jan. 31 Continue Reading »

S Museum chooses quilt winner

Boling Quilt Winner Continue Reading »

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Week of Feb. 20-24 Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Quilting Class Continue Reading »

S Sydney Hicks named to University of Alabama dean's list

TUSCALOOSA (Ala.) -- Sydney Elizabeth Hicks of Gravette was named to the University of Alabama dean's list for the fall semester. Continue Reading »

S UCA announces fall 2016 presidential scholars and dean's list

CONWAY -- The University of Central Arkansas has announced the presidential scholars and dean's list for the fall 2016 semester. The lists are based on grades earned during each semester of the regular academic year. Continue Reading »