S KCS Holiday Express to visit Gravette Tuesday

GRAVETTE — The Holiday Express train operated by the Kansas City Southern railroad is scheduled to make a stop in Gravette next Tuesday, Dec. 13. Citizens in Gravette and the surrounding area have been planning for several weeks for the visit. The train will stop in Centennial Park, at the intersection of Arkansas Highways 59 and 72, at 4 p.m. Led by KCS' Southern Belle business train, the Holiday Express train includes the smiling tank car "Rudy"; a flatcar carrying Santa's sleigh, reindeer and a miniature village; a gingerbread boxcar; a newly remodeled elves' workshop; the reindeer stable; and a little red caboose. Each car is dressed in lights. Continue Reading »

S 'Christmas on Main Street' theme of Gentry parade

GENTRY — The annual Christmas parade in Gentry is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, with lineup at 5:30 p.m. at Nelson's Feed Store (at Railway Avenue and Main Street), and will travel west down Main Street. "Christmas on Main Street" is the theme of this year's parade. Awards will again be given for best themed, best lighting, best music and best overall entries. Preregistration will not be necessary, but all parade entries should be at the lineup location at 5:30 for judging and placement in the parade. Santa Claus is expected to again make an appearance in the parade. Watch for him toward the end of the parade, high up on a Gentry firetruck. Continue Reading »

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S Bombshell Salon to hold grand opening Tuesday

GRAVETTE -- The dictionary says "bombshell" is an informal word for a very attractive woman and it is expected that the three stylists in the new Bombshell Salon on Gravette Main Street will have some bombshells walking out of their shop. Julie Furlow Skinner says she chose the name because it just sounded like a fun, colorful name for a beauty shop and she thought it fit the colorful surroundings in the recently remodeled building. Continue Reading »

S Rain fails to dampen Gravette Christmas events

GRAVETTE -- A light rain fell throughout the evening Saturday as Gravette area citizens held their "I'll be home for Christmas" themed parade and enjoyed holiday events at the Gravette Historical Museum. Folks just donned warm jackets and hats, gloves and scarves or brought out umbrellas and carried on. Continue Reading »

S Sulphur couple offers unique holiday alternative

SULPHUR SPRINGS — In early December, the calendar begins to fill with a myriad of activities. There's always the usual round of concerts, parades and holiday open houses, all predictable events. But a Sulphur Springs couple offers a unique alternative to the ordinary, a chance to view holiday movies in an underground theater. Continue Reading »

S Lamb-Birnie to wed

Dr. Alan and Sherri Lamb, of rural Siloam Springs, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alison Sculley Lamb, of Tulsa, Okla., to Charles "Austin" Birnie of Tulsa. Continue Reading »

S Santa comes to Decatur for annual Christmas Festival parade

DECATUR — Decatur residents of all ages will soon be aglow when that ever popular visitor from the north, holder of the naughty or nice list and conveyor of cheer, Santa Claus, comes to town. The Decatur Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Christmas Festival Dec. 9 in downtown Decatur and at the Decatur High School cafeteria. The Christmas Parade is slated to begin at 6 p.m. on Main Street in Decatur. Lineup will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Decatur City Hall. This will be the last of four parades that graced the downtown area this year. Continue Reading »

S "I'll be home for Christmas" parade planned Saturday

GRAVETTE — Christmas decorations have been put up all around town and folks in Gravette are getting into the holiday spirit. Citizens, young and old, are eagerly anticipating the annual Christmas parade, to be held this Saturday, Dec. 3. Folks will be gathering about 4 p.m., with the parade expected to kick off at 4:30. This year's theme is "I'll be Home for Christmas," and parade entries will honor men and women who serve their country. Entries in the parade are being accepted by email. Anyone wishing to be a part of the parade should register by emailing their group name and a brief description of their entry (float, vehicle or motorcycle, walking group or individual and contact person) to gravettechamber@gmail.com. Continue Reading »

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S Gravette Lions Club plans White Cane Day

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Lions Club will be observing White Cane Day this Saturday, Dec. 4. Members of the club will be stationed at locations around town asking for donations to help with their sight conservation work. Continue Reading »

S Maysville EH Club News

The Maysville EH Club met Nov. 17 for lunch at the Maysville Handi Stop before going to the Community Building for its monthly meeting. The meeting was called to order by president Orpha Wardlaw at 12:45. Vice president Jane Wilber welcomed members and guests Fannie Yoder and Joseph. The club sang Turkey Trouble led by Melinda Crawley. Inspiration was a Maysville memory read by Orpha. Continue Reading »

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