"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you." Philippians 1:21-24 As Christians, we are in a strait betwixt two and, if the choice were ours, it would be hard to choose. On the one hand, we long to leave this life and be with Christ Jesus, our Savior, where there will be no more sin, sorrow or death (cf. Rom. 7:18ff.; 8:22ff.; Phil. 3:20-21; Rev. 7:9ff.). On the other, there is work to be done in this world that others might hear God's Word and come to know Christ and that believers might be preserved in the true faith in Christ Jesus as our Savior (cf. Luke 24:46-48; Matt. 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16). Continue Reading »
Benefit bake sale set for Friday - A bake sale, offering baked goods and silent-auction items, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, in the Bank of Gravett lobby. All proceeds will go to benefit Lane Killion, a 15-year-old Gravette High School student who is battling leukemia. Lane recently underwent a bone marrow transplant at Children's Hospital in Houston. His father recently suffered several broken ribs in an accident and has been unable to work. The family would appreciate your support. For more information, contact Kathy Bass at Bank of Gravett, 479-787-5251, ext. 5626. Decatur Youth Soccer registration underway - Fall soccer registration for Decatur Youth Soccer is going on now. Forms are available at the Decatur Middle School office or by contacting Rose at 479-586-6706, Stacy 479-790-7171 or Amy at 479-790-5774. The fee will be $50. Sponsorships may be available upon request and approval. Anyone willing to sponsor a child is asked to call as well. Baked potato supper on fundraiser menu - The Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center will hold a baked potato supper fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. Servings of baked potato, toppings, dessert and beverage will be at the Center, 1870 Limekiln Road in Gravette. Cost of the meal is $8, and proceeds will benefit the center's Meals on Wheels program that serves Gravette, Decatur, Sulphur Springs, Hiwasse and Maysville. Takeouts will be available. Continue Reading »
Aug. 29 to Aug. 31 Gravette Monday: Lemon caper chicken, green beans, Harvard beets, roll, apple. Tuesday: Baked ham, sweet potatoes, broccoli with cheese, roll, banana. Wednesday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, steamed cabbage, bread, tropical fruit salad. Meals at Center are served with choice of 2 percent milk, buttermilk, orange juice, coffee or tea. Diabetic desserts are available. Continue Reading »
GRAVETTE -- A total of nine pageants were held on Gravette Day, including competitions for Pretty Baby, age 11 months and under, up to the Miss Gravette pageant. Torie Dixon, 18, was crowned Miss Gravette, with Mirielle Still, 17, as first runner-up and Isabella Nannie, 18, as second runner-up. Torie is the daughter of Gene Dixon of Gravette and Tina Mousser of Grove, Okla. Cori Beth Overstreet, 16, was crowned Miss Teen Gravette with Jordan Reynolds, 14, as first runner-up and Caitlyn Rose, 16, as second runner-up. Cori Beth is the daughter of Jeff Overstreet of Bella Vista and Donna Taylor of Gravette. Following is a list of winners in the various divisions: Continue Reading »
Ribbon cutting and official grand opening are set for Saturday at 10 a.m.
GRAVETTE -- A new business opened on Main Street in Gravette just in time for Gravette Day. Les and Sylena Wingo, owners of The Junken Sailor at 121 Main Street, S.E., held a preview open house last Saturday and will have their official grand opening this Saturday. A ribbon cutting will be held at 10 a.m., Aug. 20, at the shop. Regular hours for the store will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and shorter hours on Saturday. The Wingos say the shop features reclaimed furniture, including armoires and dressers and home decor such as mirrors and candlesticks. They are also working with a vendor in Bentonville who will supply them with rustic signs painted on old barn wood. They believe in the concept of shopping locally and do their best to support area vendors. The name of the shop, Junken Sailor, is partially drawn from Les being a proud Navy veteran. He says one part of the shop is a patriotic section with part of the proceeds going to support area veterans' organizations. Another feature of the shop is the "Man Cave" where shoppers can find supplies for the man of the family. Continue Reading »