S Friendly Neighbors celebrate 60 years

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The year was 1958. Sunday evenings on television, Ed Sullivan had acts such as the Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly on his show. The average worker's wage was $2.20 an hour. A gallon of gas cost 25 cents. It was in 1958 that an exclusive club for women held its first meeting in Sulphur Springs. The ladies called themselves Friendly Neighbors. Until this day, it is more likely an angler in Beaver Lake will catch a shark than any man has ever held a true account of what goes on behind a closed-door meeting of the Friendly Neighbors Club of Sulphur Springs. That is unless a man asks the children who passively attended the meeting with their mothers when the club first got its start. Continue Reading »

S Celebrating seven years in business

GRAVETTE — Larry "Grumpy" Jones, owner and operator of Grumpy's Coffee Shop on Arkansas Highway 59 in Gravette, held a birthday party Saturday, March 3, to celebrate his seventh year in business. The small shop was crowded most of the morning and early afternoon as many customers and friends came by to wish "Grumpy" well. Festive banners and balloons decorated both the outside and the interior of the building. Drawings were held for door prizes. Continue Reading »

S Sisters to hold book signings at Gravette Public Library

GRAVETTE -- Authors Brenda DeMoss Lanz and Debbie DeMoss Compton, daughters of longtime Gravette residents, Rev. and Mrs. Myrle DeMoss, will do a book signing event Thursday, March 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Gravette Public Library. The library is located at 119 Main Street S.E. Continue Reading »

S PAWS award winners honored

GRAVETTE -- "Pawsitive" and Wise Student winners at Glenn Duffy Elementary School were honored at the monthly Rise and Shine assembly Monday, March 5. Staff and students celebrated as the students were recognized for class and individual awards. PAWS grade-level students of the month for March are Jayden Alexander, Jace Bates, Myla Burnett, Jack Frizzel, Rachel Heath and Paislee Weems. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S NWACC releases fall dean's and president's list

BENTONVILLE -- Northwest Arkansas Community College released its fall 2017 semester dean's and president's lists. To be eligible for the dean's list, students achieved a grade-point average between 3.5 and 3.89 while completing nine or more hours. To be eligible for the president's list, students achieved a GPA between 3.9 and 4.0 while completing 12 or more hours. Continue Reading »

S Health Inspections

Critical violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness. Continue Reading »

S Two students expelled from Gentry schools

GENTRY -- Two students were expelled from Gentry Public School for a period of one calendar year in special meetings of the Gentry School Board held on March 5 and March 6. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Police Blotter

GENTRY -- Fred Thompson, 75, of Decatur, was cited and released in connection with failure to stop for a stopped school bus on the afternoon of March 5 in Gentry. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center menus

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S Council declares property unsafe, nuisance

GENTRY — City council, on March 5, took the first steps toward nuisance abatement and possible condemnation for a house located at 320 N. Giles in Gentry when it passed a resolution declaring the property a nuisance due to an unsafe and vacant structure on the property. Continue Reading »

S Late morning fire burns ties

DECATUR -- A late morning fire March 9 just north of the railroad overpass in Decatur destroyed several piles of old railroad ties belonging to the Kansas City Southern railroad. Continue Reading »

S Council hears citizen complaint, sees new air packs

GRAVETTE — Jimmy Denver spoke during the public comment period at the beginning of the city council committee of the whole meeting Thursday, March 8 and asked council members to take a close look at the planning commission and its procedures, saying that city planning has long been an issue. Continue Reading »

S School board rehires administrative staff

GENTRY -- The school board, on March 12, renewed for the 2018-2019 school year the administrative contracts of Gayla Wilmoth, primary school principal; Keeta Neal, intermediate school principal; Larry Cozens, middle school principal; Brae Harper, high school principal; Angela Dennis, special education supervisor; and Christie Toland, assistant superintendent. Continue Reading »

S Candidate filings

The following candidates in Benton and Washington counties have filed for office for the party primaries, nonpartisan general and school board elections May 22. Early voting begins May 7. Partisan runoffs are June 19. The general and judicial runoff elections are Nov. 6. The deadline to register to vote in the May elections is April 23. Continue Reading »