S Gravette father, son found dead in auto shop

SPRINGDALE — A father and son died in an auto shop last week, likely from generator emissions, police said. Emergency responders found the bodies of Travis Walls, 35, and his adolescent son (Traver Walls) Friday at 4262 S. Thompson St., said Lt. Jeff Taylor of the Springdale Police Department. Absolute Auto Glass is listed as being at that address. Continue Reading »

S Gentry seniors graduate Sunday

GENTRY — For 101 Gentry High School seniors, Sunday's graduation ceremonies in the Bill George Arena at John Brown University in Siloam Springs marked the end of their high school years and the beginning of college or a career in the workforce or military. Continue Reading »

S Sports focus of Decatur School Board meeting

DECATUR -- The Decatur School Board convened May 15 for its regular session in the media center at Decatur Middle School. Topping the agenda was the Decatur athletic director's report presented by John Unger. Continue Reading »

S Decatur seniors awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships

DECATUR — Students, faculty, staff and administrators, along with family and friends, gathered at Peterson Gym in Decatur for the Decatur High School Academics Awards and Scholarships program May 8. Several local businesses, including Grand Savings Bank, Decatur Medic Clinic, Carroll Electric, Community Blood Drive and Greenlawn Farm, handed out.... Continue Reading »

S School holds 10th annual Buddy Day

GRAVETTE — Glenn Duffy Elementary School at Gravette held its 10th annual Buddy Day Friday, May 5. With all the rainy weather that preceded the day, Melissa Pittman, physical education teacher for kindergarten through second grade students and Buddy Day coordinator, was delighted that the day was a sunny one. There was a slight breeze but not enough to interfere with the children's enjoyment of the various outdoor games featured at the field day event. Children rotated between various game stations and enjoyed a variety of events, including scooter and wagon races, football toss, miniature golf, water-gun duels, face painting, nerf sword fighting, hopper ball, a mister and buried treasure game. Continue Reading »

S Gentry man is arrested in connection to bomb threat

GENTRY -- Police arrested John E. Saathoff, 24, of Gentry, in connection with a bomb threat allegedly made to McDonald's Restaurant, located at 467 South Gentry Blvd., in Gentry, on Jan. 21. Continue Reading »

S $1.336 million awarded to Gentry students in scholarships

GENTRY — Gentry High School seniors were awarded scholarships at a scholarship awards ceremony on Monday, May 8, with the approximate total of all scholarships awarded being $1,336,491.00. The Gentry High School scholarship fund awarded scholarships to the following students: Destiny Bolles, Rebecca Brown, Lauren Cargill, Heaven Coker, Avarie Coones, Cole Cripps, Nova Edwards, Amber Ellis, Jakeb Ernest, Xitali Estrada, Evan Folker, Derek German, Whitney Holt, Eden Hosteter, Kyle Kilgore, Sidney Kinser, Michael Lee, Colton Little, Fiona Long, Gavin Martin, Autumn McMurtrey, Minoah Milam, Wyatt Philpott, Lydia Pye, Braden Rector, Laura Reyes, Jazlyn Sanderson, Alexandra Savage, Yuliana Stasiv.... Continue Reading »

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S Samaritan's Feet hosts shoe distribution

GRAVETTE -- Samaritan's Feet, in cooperation with leaders in Gravette and surrounding communities, will host a shoe distribution event on Saturday, July 29, at the Gravette Civic Center, located at 407 Charlotte Street, S.E. Continue Reading »

S Arrests

GENTRY -- Kyle Lee Holt, 30, of Gentry, was cited and released May 9 in connection to three misdemeanor counts of manufacture of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Continue Reading »

S KCS to make repairs to local lines

KANSAS CITY (Mo.) -- Kansas City Southern announced on May 16 that its subsidiary, the Kansas City Southern Railway Company, is investing approximately $24.6 million in 2017 on construction and improvement projects on its Pittsburg, Heavener and Shreveport Subdivisions. Continue Reading »

S Builders Club donates $5,000 to new hospital

GRAVETTE — Officers of the Gravette Middle School Builders Club recently presented a $5,000 check to Malcom Winters, treasurer of the local Kiwanis Club, to be donated to the new Northwest Arkansas Children's Hospital being built in Springdale. The money was raised by Builders Club members the last couple of years in various fundraising projects. Continue Reading »

S Seniors take St. Louis trip

ST. LOUIS (Mo.) -- Senior sponsors Elaine Christman, James Garner, and Jessi Castagna took a group of 19 Decatur High School seniors to St. Louis, Mo., for a senior trip on April 18 and 19. Continue Reading »

S Local students named to Harding dean's list

SEARCY -- More than 1,300 students were included on the Harding University dean's list for grades achieved during the spring 2017 semester. Among them were the following Gentry students: Continue Reading »

S Austin and Bingham named to SWOSO's spring dean's list

GRAVETTE -- Nicholas Paul Austin and Levi Bingham of Gravette were named to the spring semester dean's list at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for academic work during the 2017 spring semester. Continue Reading »