S Skaggs named new Gravette police chief

GRAVETTE — Sergeant Charles "Chuck" Skaggs was chosen to be the new police chief for the city of Gravette last week, according to an announcement made by Mayor Kurt Maddox. Skaggs has been serving as the interim police chief and last Wednesday was offered the permanent position. He accepted the position and has assumed command. Skaggs underwent an extensive investigation by a search committee made up of several community members and city officials. He was one of seven candidates interviewed. The committee indicated they were proud to recommend Sergeant Skaggs as one of their top picks. Continue Reading »

S Gravette artists paint Rogers mural

GRAVETTE — Gravette artists Andy and Holly Wallace were recently commissioned to complete a wall mural on the side of a business building in historic downtown Rogers. The couple's art work, called "Bleu Girl" was created for the Urban Bleu Hair Salon at 113 W. Elm Street. They completed the mural project in a little less than 12 hours on Sunday, Oct. 9. Andy also made a video of the mural process and currently has just under 1,000 views. Andy and Holly are encouraged about the art installations being done in the downtown Fort Smith area and hope to see more of these coming to northwest Arkansas. Andy had done one mural in Springdale years ago but none since. Continue Reading »

S Gentry students qualify for all-region choir

GENTRY -- Audra Weathers, Alex Savage, Jennifer Adams, Haylee Pyburn, Jonathan Brinkley, Tim Swearingen, Colton Little, Hunter Mills, Andrew Reynoso and Ben Nelson qualified or are alternates to sing in the all-region choir. The Gentry choir students auditioned at Harrison on Oct. 8. Continue Reading »

S Bright Futures breakfast kicks off nonprofit's efforts

GRAVETTE -- Bright Futures Gravette kicked off last Tuesday in a big way. A kickoff breakfast was held at the Bella Vista Assembly of God Church Oct. 11 with 100 people in attendance. During the breakfast, faith-based organizations, businesses, city officials, civic organizations, parent groups, school personnel and community members came together to learn how they can pledge their time, talents and treasures to children in need. Continue Reading »

S Gravette homecoming is Friday

Three seniors vie for queen title

GRAVETTE — It's homecoming week in Gravette and homecoming ceremonies are set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct 21, in Lion Stadium, with three Gravette seniors vying for the title of homecoming queen for 2016: Zoe Betz, Alex Krewson and Halle Webb. Continue Reading »

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S Decatur Homecoming Court

DECATUR — The homecoming football game and the festivities associated with it are a very special time for high school students all across the country - a time of parades, pep rallies and, of course, the crowning of a new homecoming queen and king. For several Decatur High School girls, the chance to be named the 2016 homecoming queen will mark one of the highlights of their high school experience. The 2016 Decatur High School homecoming festival is scheduled to begin Oct. 21, with the parade through downtown Decatur at 1 p.m., and end with the Decatur Bulldog senior football team playing the Western Yell County Wolverines at 7 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium in Decatur. This is the second year the homecoming parade has snaked its way through the downtown area. The parade will line up at Decatur City Hall at around 12:30 p.m. Then, about 1 p.m., the parade will begin its run on Maple Ave. to Main St. where it will make a left turn and proceed to the four-way light on the corner of Main St. and Roller Ave. It will make a left turn on Roller Ave., proceed to Decatur High School and end at Peterson Gymnasium.... Continue Reading »

S Young artists compete in Harps pumpkin decorating contest

GRAVETTE — Young artists in Glenn Duffy Elementary School and Gravette Upper Elementary are in competition to win a prize in the Harps pumpkin decorating contest. The Harps grocery store in Gravette donated 44 pumpkins to be painted by students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Students painted the pumpkins in their classrooms the week of October 3 through October 7 and Harps picked up the pumpkins at the school last Friday. A pumpkin for each classroom is now on display at the Harps store where community members have been casting votes for their favorites this week. Wednesday is the last day of voting, so any shopper who hasn't yet voted and would like to participate should visit the store before closing on the 12th. Continue Reading »

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S Hometown Events

Glow Ride scheduled for Oct. 15 in Gentry Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse Fall Festival to be held Oct. 22

HIWASSE -- The annual Hiwasse Fall Festival will be held this year on Saturday, Oct. 22. Festival activities, including a trunk or treat event, are planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 13680 Firehouse Lane. Continue Reading »

S Glenn Duffy Elementary PAWS Students of the Month

GRAVETTE -- PAWS ("Pawsitive" and Wise Students) for the month of October at Glenn Duffy Elementary School were honored at the school's Rise and Shine assembly last Monday. PAWs Students of the Month are Daxx Belland of Bella Vista, Hayden Chapman of Sulphur Springs, Karabelle Fuqua of Bella Vista, Bryan Maddox of Gravette, Layla Patton of Gravette and Landyn Perrine of Gravette. Continue Reading »