S Decatur awards soccer-field construction contract, looks at well system

DECATUR — Two items topped the agenda as the Decatur City Council met for its monthly meeting in the conference room at city hall July 13. Before the meeting started, Bob Tharp, Decatur Mayor, expressed his appreciation to Decatur Police Chief Terry Luker and the entire police force for their dedication to duty in keeping Decatur safe. Tharp also observed a moment of silence for the five Dallas police officers killed in the line of duty July 8. The Veterans Park soccer field, the subject of the last three council meetings, once again topped the agenda. After the June meeting, the city put the project up for bids to find a contractor for the project. Four bids were received and were presented to the council for consideration. Continue Reading »

S Contestants sought for Gravette Day pageants

GRAVETTE — Contestants are now being sought for nine pageants which will be held during the afternoon on Gravette Day, Saturday, August 13. Nine separate pageants, for entrants up to age 21, will be held as a part of the Gravette Day activities. These pageants are Pretty Baby, 0-11 months; Tiny Tot, 12-23 months; Little Miss Toddler, 2-3 years; Little Miss Petite, 4-5 years; Little Miss, 6-7 years; Miss Tween, 8-10 years; Miss Preteen, 11-13 years; Miss Teen Gravette, 14-16 years; and Miss Gravette, 17-21 years. Pageants will begin at 3 p.m. and continue through 7 p.m. on the main stage in Kindley Park. Miss Gravette contestants must live in the Gravette School District and either be enrolled at Gravette Public Schools or be home schooled the prior semester. GHS graduates may compete as long as they are under 21. Contestants must have never been married.... Continue Reading »

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S Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa Funds FFA Scholarship for Decatur High School Student Haley Burden

WEST DES MOINES, IA (July 1, 2016) -- Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa announced its sponsorship of a $1,500 Future Farmers of America scholarship for Decatur resident Haley Burden, who will be attending Arkansas Tech University to study Agricultural Business Management. Continue Reading »

S Local U of A students graduate in spring 2016 commencement

FAYETTEVILLE -- The following local University of Arkansas students graduated at the end of the spring 2016 semester: Continue Reading »

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Newell to celebrate 90th

SULPHUR SPRINGS — Betty Newell, long-time city clerk and recorder and resident of Sulphur Springs, will celebrate her 90th birthday July 17. Her family invites those who know Betty to send birthday wishes of cards, letters and photos to Innisfree Health Rehab, 301 So. 24th Street, Rogers, AR 72758, Rm. 107E. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Lions Club installs new officers

GRAVETTE — New officers for Gravette Lions Club were installed at the club's July 5 meeting at the In Zone restaurant. Officers for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, elected in May, are Jeff Davis, president; Susan Holland, vice-president, Bill Mattler, secretary; Tina Crose, treasurer; and Ken Foxx, tail twister. Crose and Foxx were not present and will be installed at a later date. Bill Mattler and Susan Holland introduced their guests, Ashley Harris, president of Waste-Away, LLC, in Hiwasse, and Tammie Loyd, owner of Sophie's Boutique in Gravette. Ken Swanson of Bella Vista, chair of the Lions' district global membership team, was also a guest at the meeting. President Davis reported on the results of the club's "Mile of Pennies" collection in June and Continue Reading »

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S School supplies being collected for area children

LOWELL - There are 26,000 children living in poverty across Northwest Arkansas. Many of these children do not experience the excitement of starting a new school year fully prepared. These students often begin the school year without a new backpack, or pencils and paper and without the tools they need to learn. Continue Reading »