S Gravette Senior Center hosts Coffee with a Cop

GRAVETTE -- Several area citizens came out Thursday morning, June 14, for a Coffee with a Cop session at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center. The event, sponsored by the Benton County SALT Council, was designed to bring law enforcement officers and senior citizens together to learn about community events and promote a relationship between the two "one cup at a time." Continue Reading »

S Northwest Arkansas Camp to begin next week

GRAVETTE -- A century-old spiritual tradition will continue in the learning center of Gravette Holiness Bible School from June 26 through July 1, with the Northwest Arkansas Camp to begin on Tuesday. Continue Reading »

S Gravette seniors enjoy Father's Day cookout

GRAVETTE -- Patrons of the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity and Wellness Center enjoyed a Father's Day party and cookout at the center Friday, June 15. Continue Reading »

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S Mills graduates from Stephens College

GENTRY -- Sarah Mills, of Gentry, has completed degree requirements at Stephens College and received her degree at a commencement ceremony in May. Mills graduated with a bachelor's degree in fashion design and merchandising. She is the daughter of Brent Mills. Continue Reading »

S UCA announces spring 2018 scholars

WESTSIDE -- The University of Central Arkansas announced its presidential scholars and dean's list for the spring 2018 semester. The honors are based on grades earned during each semester of the regular academic year. Continue Reading »

S Two local students graduate from Harding

GENTRY -- Kristen Flesner of Gentry received a bachelor's degree in vocal music education, and Yochabel Romero Perales of Gentry received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Harding University in Searcy. Continue Reading »

S Decatur resident makes dean's list at Tufts University

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE (Mass.) -- Ryan Shaffer, of Decatur, was recognized for earning a spot on the spring 2018 dean's list at Tufts University. Continue Reading »

S UCA announces Schedler Honors Scholars for fall 2018

CONWAY -- The University of Central Arkansas Norbert O. Schedler Honors College has selected 75 incoming first-year students as its newest class of Honors Scholars. Kya DeZurik and Vince Rajsombath of Gentry High School, as well as Martha Slaybaugh of Bella Vista, were among those selected. Continue Reading »

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Vacation Bible School set at Decatur First Baptist Continue Reading »

S Blood drive coming to Gentry

GENTRY -- The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in Gentry from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at the Mckee Foods Bakery Store (located at the intersection of Arkansas Highway 59 and Main Street in Gentry). All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Continue Reading »

S Decatur Barbecue is on

DECATUR -- There is good news for Decatur Barbecue fans. It's on! The fate of the Barbecue, as well as the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, was in question as 2017 came to a close. Poor attendance and minor differences of opinion threatened to end both the event and the chamber itself. During its regular January 8 meeting at Decatur City Hall, several members suggested that the chamber be disbanded indefinitely. In April, however, new leadership was voted in and the organization was revived. A discussion then began on whether to retire the Barbecue or cancel it this year because of time constraints. But Kim Wilkins (new chamber president), Linda Martin (vice-president), Sandy Duncan (secretary) and Amy Brooks (treasurer) pulled several community leaders together and, along with Mayor Bob Tharp, gave the green light on the Barbecue during the chamber's regular June 4 meeting. Continue Reading »

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S Ribbon cut at Hiwasse Community Building, playground

HIWASSE -- The Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hiwasse Community Building Thursday evening, May 31. Mayor Kurt Maddox welcomed the crowd of about 60 who attended and spoke briefly about the remodeling, which was made possible when voters approved to continue a 3/4 cent sales tax in 2016 and the city council approved the project. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Senior Center Coffe with a Cop Continue Reading »