S Hiwasse Fall Festival scheduled Sept. 29

HIWASSE -- The annual fall festival is scheduled in the Hiwasse Community Saturday, Sept. 29. Activities will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hiwasse Park, 13690 Fire House Lane, and Hiwasse residents invite everyone in the area to plan on attending. Hamburger or hot dog meals, including chips, drink and a dessert, will be offered for $5 each. Area vendors will have booths set up selling a variety of locally-grown fresh produce and handmade craft items. Games, a bouncy house and the popular pumpkin painting booth will all be available for the kids' enjoyment. Continue Reading »

S Volunteers sought for upcoming fall festival

GRAVETTE -- The annual Gravette Community fall festival, trunk or treat and chili cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Ozarks Community Hospital, with all activities set up on the front parking lot at the hospital. Volunteers who have helped with past events, or newcomers who would like to assist, are urged to contact Chamber officials and offer their services. With the big event coming up in just over a month, Amanda Gittlein, Chamber secretary, is seeking vendors to set up booths and help make the evening a success. Vendors may sell items, but each booth must feature a game with candy or prizes for visitors. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Christian Church celebrates 120th anniversary

GRAVETTE -- Members of the First Christian Church in Gravette are celebrating their 120th year in existence. They invite all in the area to help them mark the occasion at a birthday party on Saturday, Sept. 29. Cake and punch will be served in the church fellowship hall, beginning at 3 p.m. The church is located at 301 First Ave. S.W. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Sulphur Park Cleanup Continue Reading »

S Gravette couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary, ministry anniversary

A Gravette couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, as well as the 70th year of their ministry, this August. Winfield Poe and Laura Fern Heathman met when he enrolled in a Church of God Holiness School after returning from service with the Army transportation corps in Germany. It happened in a small rural community outside Ava, Mo., called Mt. Zion. When he arrived, Laura, who was teaching there, was heard to say, "I hope that he isn't in any of my classes." Considering the fact that he was older and had military experience, she thought that he would be a troublemaker. When she realized that he was there to learn, she took him under her wing. Continue Reading »

S Physical therapy an alternative to prescription pain meds

As awareness to the nation's opioid epidemic continues to gain attention, health care professionals are rethinking how to go about treating long-term pain; and thanks to significant research in recent years, we now understand that chronic pain is complex and varied, so it can neither be easily diagnosed nor solved. As such, doctors must balance a patient's symptoms with medical analysis, weighing the risks and potential benefits of different treatments. The most innovative healthcare providers are transforming singular models of care (like prescription medications) into hybrids that bring together experts such as physical therapists, behavioral health therapists and health coaches with primary care physicians to offer alternatives beyond prescription painkillers. Treatments like physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy -- including relaxation training, guided exercise and biofeedback -- are recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Alliance for Health Policy as more cost-effective, results-driven solutions to pain management than opioids. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Decatur FFA selling Blue & Gold products Continue Reading »

S Motts to celebrate 60th

Floyd and Marcella Mott of Colcord, Okla., will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Sept. 15. Continue Reading »

S Teeds celebrate 50th

David and Teresa Teed, of Sulphur Springs, celebrated their 50th anniversary Aug. 18 at the Gravette Holiness Bible School cafeteria. Continue Reading »

S Tired Iron show goes on despite threats of rain

GENTRY -- Last weekend was the 27th annual fall show of the Tired Iron of the Ozarks. And, once again, the show offered the opportunity for young and old to see and learn about old tractors, engines, farm implements and household machines and gadgets which were commonly used as a part of everyday life in the region in years past. Continue Reading »