S Friendly Neighbors celebrate 60 years

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The year was 1958. Sunday evenings on television, Ed Sullivan had acts such as the Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly on his show. The average worker's wage was $2.20 an hour. A gallon of gas cost 25 cents. It was in 1958 that an exclusive club for women held its first meeting in Sulphur Springs. The ladies called themselves Friendly Neighbors. Until this day, it is more likely an angler in Beaver Lake will catch a shark than any man has ever held a true account of what goes on behind a closed-door meeting of the Friendly Neighbors Club of Sulphur Springs. That is unless a man asks the children who passively attended the meeting with their mothers when the club first got its start. Continue Reading »

S Celebrating seven years in business

GRAVETTE — Larry "Grumpy" Jones, owner and operator of Grumpy's Coffee Shop on Arkansas Highway 59 in Gravette, held a birthday party Saturday, March 3, to celebrate his seventh year in business. The small shop was crowded most of the morning and early afternoon as many customers and friends came by to wish "Grumpy" well. Festive banners and balloons decorated both the outside and the interior of the building. Drawings were held for door prizes. Continue Reading »

S Sisters to hold book signings at Gravette Public Library

GRAVETTE -- Authors Brenda DeMoss Lanz and Debbie DeMoss Compton, daughters of longtime Gravette residents, Rev. and Mrs. Myrle DeMoss, will do a book signing event Thursday, March 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Gravette Public Library. The library is located at 119 Main Street S.E. Continue Reading »

S PAWS award winners honored

GRAVETTE -- "Pawsitive" and Wise Student winners at Glenn Duffy Elementary School were honored at the monthly Rise and Shine assembly Monday, March 5. Staff and students celebrated as the students were recognized for class and individual awards. PAWS grade-level students of the month for March are Jayden Alexander, Jace Bates, Myla Burnett, Jack Frizzel, Rachel Heath and Paislee Weems. Continue Reading »

S NWACC releases fall dean's and president's list

BENTONVILLE -- Northwest Arkansas Community College released its fall 2017 semester dean's and president's lists. To be eligible for the dean's list, students achieved a grade-point average between 3.5 and 3.89 while completing nine or more hours. To be eligible for the president's list, students achieved a GPA between 3.9 and 4.0 while completing 12 or more hours. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center menus

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S Highfill EHC News

Highfill E.H.C. met in the Gentry Library on Feb. 19. Jeanie Hittson, the club's vice president, called the meeting to order. Two guests were in attendance, Carol Waggnor and Smokey Roudghton. The club had 10 members present with a total of 605 volunteer hours. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

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S Billy Graham preached before large crowd in Sulphur Springs park

SULPHUR SPRINGS — Billy Graham, the internationally renowned evangelist who died Feb. 21 at the age of 99, preached in Sulphur Springs in September of 1959 when he attended a board of directors' meeting for Wycliffe Bible Translators there. According to a Gravette News Herald report from Sept. 17, 1959, Graham asked prayer for Nikita Khrushchev, premier of the Soviet Union at the time, that "he might see God and experience a change of heart" as a result of prayers. At one point in his message, Graham pointed up in the sky and said, "If we get to the moon, so what! We should also send along a planeload of aspirin tablets to the man in the moon." (The Soviets had just crash-landed Luna 2 on the moon's surface on Sept. 13, 1959, and at that point in time appeared to be ahead of the U.S. in the space race.) Continue Reading »

S Gravette library to host seed swap

GRAVETTE — The Gravette Public Library invites local gardeners to share saved or surplus vegetable, herb and flower seeds at a Seed Swap to be held Saturday, March 17. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library, located at 119 Main Street S.E. It is sponsored by the Bank of Gravett. Gardeners who wish to swap seeds should arrive with their seeds in envelopes or bags labeled with the common name and variety as well as any special growing instructions such as sun and soil moisture requirements and planting depths. They may exchange seeds directly with other gardeners or may organize their seeds into bins arranged by plant families for easy browsing. Continue Reading »

S Ornelas of Gentry graduates from Harding University

SEARCY -- Hannah Ornelas of Gentry is one of more than 400 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University's commencement exercises Dec. 16, 2017. Ornelas received a bachelor of arts in elementary education. Continue Reading »

S Local couple celebrates 65th wedding anniversary

GENTRY -- A Gentry couple is celebrating 65 years of marriage today. Continue Reading »

S Ground broken for new human foosball court

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette Lions Club gathered at Pop Allum Park Saturday morning, March 3, to break ground for the city's new human foosball court. Mayor Kurt Maddox was present and helped man the shovel to turn the first earth. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center menus

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S NWA Cattlemen and Cattlewomen to hold annual pie auction

WESTSIDE -- Members of the Northwest Arkansas Cattlemen and Cattlewomen clubs are finalizing plans for their annual pie auction. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Maysville Community Building. Continue Reading »