S The solar eclipse became visible in Gentry at sunset

GENTRY -- Thursday's solar eclipse provided a near-perfect opportunity to view such an event when the sun and moon dropped below the clouds just before sunset. Continue Reading »

S SSRH offers tips to be emergency ready

How ready are you to deal with a personal medical emergency? The Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Emergency Department (ED) has some pointers to help you recognize an emergency and how you can aid our staff in treating you. When do you need to go to the ED? Consider these factors to avoid wasting precious time wondering if you need treatment: Continue Reading »

S Decatur High announces first quarter honor roll

DECATUR -- Decatur High School announced the first quarter honor roll for the 2014-15 school year. The honor roll consists of two categories, all A's and AB. Continue Reading »

S Schools await letter grades n Northwest Arkansas schools performance to be evaluated

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -- Schools in Northwest Arkansas will receive A to F grades in about a month to tell parents and patrons about a school's performance last year. Continue Reading »

S Addition approved for Gravette Historical Museum

GRAVETTE -- City council passed two resolutions at its Oct. 23 meeting, one authorizing the adoption of a police department policy manual and the other setting the rate of taxation at 5 mills on assessed value of real and personal property. Continue Reading »

S Decatur mayoral candidates share views

DECATUR -- In order to provide an opportunity to the Decatur mayoral candidates and assist Decatur voters in choosing their mayor, Decatur's two mayor candidates -- incumbent Charles Linam and challenger Robert Tharp -- were sent a questionnaire from the Eagle Observer. Their responses are reprinted below unedited: Continue Reading »

S E.H. Club News

The Maysville Extension Homemakers met for its October meeting with Jane Wilbur as hostess. Melinda read "Another Chance" and Jane Wilbur read an inspirational card. Jane offered an interesting lesson on displaying collections. People collect just about everything imaginable from salt and pepper shakers to baskets to toy cars. Many times our collections remain in boxes and drawers. Why not display them where they can be enjoyed, even if only a few of the items can be displayed? Continue Reading »

S Annexation issue to be on Gentry's ballot next week

GENTRY -- Annexation will be on the November ballot for Gentry residents and for those living in several areas just outside current city limits. Continue Reading »

S Airport sets rates n Carriers declined to sign new leases

HIGHFILL -- Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport officials set rates and charges for airlines last Wednesday after the carriers declined to sign new leases. Continue Reading »

S Halloween events set for Friday night

GENTRY -- Once again the ghosts and goblins will make their appearance on Gentry's Main Street and go from business to business to show off their colorful costumes and receive treats. Continue Reading »

S Board hears suggestions to improve Gentry test scores

GENTRY -- School board members, at their Oct. 21 meeting, heard a list of recommendations from Cheryl Braun, unsuccessful candidate for the at-large school board seat in the September school board election. Continue Reading »

S Sheriff will delegate authority

BENTON COUNTY -- Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck will delegate day-to-day decisions to his chief deputy, it was announced Friday. Continue Reading »

S County sees transit growth Official tells quorum court service reports 4,671 trips in county

BENTONVILLE -- Public transit is growing in Benton County with ridership up by 83 percent, county officials were told Thursday. Continue Reading »

S The Sun ... . and Native Son

Mother Nature seemed to enjoy toying with us last Thursday; not that she doesn't all the time, but I reference the touted solar eclipse that was visible for Eagle Observer area readers. At least it was supposed to be visible. I can't remember the last time we had a solar eclipse that could be observed locally. Somewhere I read the year was 1994. Continue Reading »

S Maysville News

Sunday was such a beautiful day. We are having nice fall weather, even getting some rain that we are glad to get. Continue Reading »