S Gravette, the 'Heart of Hometown America'

On top of the hill, at the intersection of Arkansas Highways 59 and 72, is Gravette. A stone sign welcomes visitors. The north-south line of the Kansas City Southern Railroad also passes through the town. Gravette is the fastest growing town in Benton County — not in population, but in area. The community of Hiwasse and adjacent areas were annexed and became a part of Gravette two years ago. The addition of nearly 6,000 acres nearly tripled Gravette’s size. Continue Reading »

S Decatur: an 'All-American City'

South of Gravette, located at the intersection of Arkansas Highways 59 and 102, lies the city of Decatur, once named All-American City and still a great place to visit, start a business or call home. On the north is an airport and Crystal Lake. The beautiful lake is nestled between the hills and local residents and visitors use the cool lake for fishing and for swimming during the summer months. And there, next to the lake, is a private airport, soon to be developed into an aviation mecca, with homes and hangars for aviators. Continue Reading »

S Gentry: Small-town Friendliness, Big-town Offerings

With a population of nearly 3,400 — Gentry lies along Arkansas Highway 59 and the KCS Railroad line midway between Decatur and Siloam Springs. The town, once called Orchard City because of the apple orchards there in years gone by, is known for its small-town friendliness and its big-town offerings. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

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S Maysville News

We have been getting some good rains this last week. It's sure making the grass grow. I'm sure the farmers are glad to be getting this rain on their hay fields. Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse News

Rabies clinic will be Monday, April 27, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hiwasse Community Center. Continue Reading »

S Annual rabies clinics scheduled

WESTSIDE -- Annual rabies clinics are scheduled in Benton County during the week of Saturday, April 25, through Saturday, May 2, this year. Veterinarians will offer rabies vaccinations at a reduced rate during this week only. Continue Reading »

S Decatur Northside Elementary to celebrate 'All things U.S.A.'

DECATUR -- Decatur Northside Elementary will host a celebrations of "All things U.S.A." April 23 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Continue Reading »

S Gravette, Hiwasse spring cleanup days set

GRAVETTE -- Now that warmer weather has arrived, it's almost time for the annual spring cleanup days in the area. The spring cleanup date for the Gravette area has been set for Tuesday, May 5, and the date for the Hiwasse area is Thursday, May 7. Large items will be picked up curbside on these days, which are the days of the regular trash service pickup. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S The Office of the Keys

So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." John 20:21-23 On the evening of that first Easter Day, Jesus appeared to His disciples where they were gathered together behind closed doors.... Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gentry Senior Activity and Wellness Center is having a bake and yard sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 17, at the center. Proceeds will be used to support the senior meal program. Cemetery Cleanup — Falling Springs Cemetery will hold its annual clean up day at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 18. Patrons of the cemetery are asked to bring tools and come help. A board meeting will follow the cleanup ... The annual Daniel Cemetery cleanup day is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 ... The second annual Lahoma Kay Roberts Memorial Gospel Singing Jamboree is set for Saturday, April 25, at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.... Continue Reading »

S Maysville News

We are having nice spring weather with some good rain which is always welcome. Lawn mowers are sure busy. I had my yard mowed Saturday and it sure did need it. Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse News

People, do your mail carrier a big favor! Check your boxes and areas for wasps and nests. If you find signs of them, spray them. Also flowers may look pretty around your mail boxes but they attract bees and some of our carriers are highly allergic to wasp and bee stings. Continue Reading »

S Gravette HOSA club plans spaghetti supper, bingo night

GRAVETTE -- Members of Gravette's HOSA club announced they will host their annual spaghetti supper and bingo night on Tuesday, April 28, at the Gravette High School cafeteria. Continue Reading »