S Lane Killion

SULPHUR SPRINGS — Lane Killion, 15, of Sulphur Springs, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at his home following a courageous battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He was born Feb. 25, 2001, in Gravette, to Bobby and Stephanie (Killion) Jacks. Continue Reading »

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 »

S Obituaries

Virgil 'Buddy' Dean Burgess Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Hometown Events

County historical society to meet in Gravette Continue Reading »

S Ozarks Community Hospital holiday craft fair

GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital is hosting a holiday expo and craft fair on Thursday, Dec. 15. The event will be held in the OCH of Gravette cafeteria, located at 1101 Jackson Street, S.W. Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continue Reading »

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 Arrests

WESTSIDE — Gentry police cited and released Lisa Huffman, 39, of Gravette, in connection to a shoplifting incident at the EZ Mart in Gentry on Nov. 3. Huffman is alleged to have taken two containers of beer from the store in her purse, according to police reports. Continue Reading »

S Health Inspections

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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 Hosteter crowned Gentry homecoming queen

GENTRY -- It was basketball homecoming at Gentry High School on Friday night and Eden Hosteter was crowned homecoming queen at ceremonies held before the varsity games against visiting Lincoln. Evan Folker was crowned homecoming king at the ceremonies. Continue Reading »

S December 7, 1941, 'a date which will live in infamy'

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

GENTRY — On this day 75 years ago, everything changed. It was on December 7, 1941, that Japan carried out a surprise air attack against Pearl Harbor, a U.S. naval base on Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands. Shortly before 8 a.m. Hawaiian time, two waves of Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes.... Continue Reading »

S Decatur Fire Department gets new trucks

DECATUR — A vital service to any small town is its fire department and the personnel who serve and protect that community. In Decatur there is a small band of firefighters dedicated to the protection of life and property. The Decatur Fire Department has undergone several changes over recent years.... 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 »