S Lions Club celebrates two years

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Lions Club recently completed its second year as a local service club and has made great strides since it was chartered on June 30, 2013. The main focus of the Lions Club still remains its efforts to provide free eye tests for children and to secure eyeglasses and treatment for persons needing them. Members of the club will be assisting with eye tests at Glenn Duffy Elementary School on Oct. 7 and 8, beginning at 9 a.m. The club collects eyeglasses for recycling, and receptacles where they may be donated are located at Austin Drug, Teasley Drug, Arvest Bank, Bank of Gravett, Care and Share, Roberts-Philpott Eye Associates, Subway, the In Zone and the Gravette Public Library. One hundred and seventy-four pairs of eyeglasses were sent to the Lions recycling center in Texas this spring. Continue Reading »

S Final 'First Saturday" event set for thsi weekend

GRAVETTE -- The Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce is planning its final "First Saturday" event of the summer from 4 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 6. The "First Saturday" celebration is designed with activities for the whole family. GGCC secretary Amanda Gittlein describes it as "an event that will allow the community to better connect with one another while offering something all ages can enjoy." Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy food and activities throughout the evening. Events are open to the community, with most taking place on Gravette Main Street. Continue Reading »

S Board discusses vocational opportunities

GRAVETTE -- A reception to honor new teachers was held in the commons at the Gravette High School preceding the August school board meeting. Richard Page, superintendent of schools, introduced each to those in attendance. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Awana Club - Heritage Baptist Church's Awana Club begins on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m., and meets every Wednesday during the school year. A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Awana is for boys and girls, ages 3 (must be 3 before Sept. 1) through 6th grade. To register, go to hbcgravette.org or stop by the church. For more information, call 479-787-6782 ... Conservation Meeting - The regular meeting of the Benton County Conservation District will be held at the USDA Service Center in Bentonville at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3. For further information about the meeting, call Gail Sparks, 479-273-2622, ext. 3.... Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S First be reconciled to your brother

"Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison. Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny." Matthew 5:23-26 Continue Reading »

S Letter to the Editor

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S September is 'a time of change and challenge'

It's September and this month we'll close out the third quarter of 2015. There's a subtle change in the air and we've been enjoying some cooler days and cooler nights. We don't often have the luxury of sleeping in but, when we do, these cool mornings are perfect weather for rolling over and snoozing just a bit longer. When we do get up, we seem to have more energy to tackle our chores than when the summer heat was hanging on. There's a hint of fall in the neighborhood and it feels good. Continue Reading »

S You shall not murder

"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment. But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of hell fire." Matthew 5:21-22 Are you guilty of murder? Most of us would answer that question with a resounding, "No!" But, as we see from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, God's commandment, "You shall not murder" (Exodus 20:13), encompasses more than just the act of killing another human being without just cause; it has bearing upon our words as well as upon the thoughts and attitudes of our hearts! Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Charter School Meeting - A public meeting will be held at the Gentry High School auditorium at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, to discuss the public school conversion charter application. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. This public meeting is a mandatory application requirement for the state charter process. The school district is applying for a conversion charter school to better prepare students for the workplace upon graduation. Colcord Chamber - The Colcord Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a special meeting to elect officers at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 31 at the Church of Christ, Colcord. Those living in the Colcord area, in town or outside, are invited. The chamber is looking for a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. For more information, call Connie Amos at 479-238-5079. Continue Reading »

S Maysville News

This is wonderful weather for August. Rain and cooler temps, what more could we ask for? Patti King of Lowell visited her parents, Jack and Sylvia Tucker, on Saturday and spent the night. She spent the day Sunday with Ron and Debbie Sims, then went back to her parents' home to spend the night before returning home on Monday. My sister, Frances Sims of Bentonville, and my nephew, Artie Vick, and friend Shelly of Springdale visited me one day last week. Continue Reading »