S Joyce 'Yvonne' Howard

GENTRY — Joyce “Yvonne” Howard, 70, of Gentry, died Jan. 16, 2018, at her home. She was born April 16, 1947, in Siloam Springs, to Ernest Jones and Goldie Riley Jones. Continue Reading »

S PAWS award and other winners honored

GRAVETTE -- Students at Glenn Duffy Elementary School were honored at the school's Rise and Shine assembly Monday, Jan. 8. School staff and guests were present as Glenn Duffy students were recognized for class and individual awards. Many GDE students were recognized for their perfect attendance for the first semester of school, classroom PAWS awards, Terrific Kids or Box Top awards. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gentry Revival Services — Jared Horton will be holding revival services at First Assembly of God in Gentry. On Friday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 20, the services will only be for students in grades 7-12. On Friday night there will be an after-party with pizza, games and fellowship. Meetings on Sunday, Jan. 21, through Wednesday, Jan. 24, will be for all ages. Sunday services will be at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday service times will be at 7 p.m. The church is located at 821 East Main Street, just east from the Dollar General Store. Pastor Michael Powers and youth pastor Jenifer Smith invite everyone to attend. • Sanctity of Human Life Sunday — Pioneer Church of God (Holiness) will be holding a Sanctity of Human Life Sunday event on Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. This service is set aside to focus on the intrinsic value of human life, including the life of unborn children. The church is located just north of the Gentry court building, at 104 North Collins. For more information, please contact Pastor Dan at 626-831-2942. • Musical Concert — Southern Gospel recording artist Terry Campbell will be holding a free concert Sunday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m., at Pioneer Church of God (Holiness). The church is located just north of the Gentry court building, at 104 North Collins. For more information, please contact Pastor Dan at 626-831-2942. • Gravette 2018 Ambulance Dues — Notices for 2018 ambulance dues have been mailed out for the city of Gravette. All residents living within the Gravette ambulance response district, whether inside or outside the city limits, are encouraged to pay the annual ambulance dues. These cover the cost of paramedic services, whether one has insurance or not. Those who have not paid the dues and require paramedic services will be billed at the standard rate. Membership dues are $25 for an individual or $40 per household. Dues may be paid by mail or in person at Gravette City Hall, 604 First Avenue S.E. Those who have Medicaid or Medicare are already covered and do not need to pay ambulance dues. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Sausage, bacon to help Gentry band

GENTRY -- For the next 2 weeks, each customer who orders a "helping" of Blue & Gold products will also be "helping" the Gentry Band. Continue Reading »

S Deer disease found in Benton, Washington counties

BENTON COUNTY — Chronic wasting disease in deer has been found in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirms two deer in Benton County tested positive for the disease, which is fatal to deer and elk that become infected. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S Quilt show continues through Friday

GENTRY -- The annual Gentry Chamber of Commerce Quilt Show will continue through Friday, Jan. 19, at the McKee Community Room in the Gentry Public Library, at 105 East Main Street in Gentry. Continue Reading »

S Highfill adopts budget, speed limits and four-way stop

HIGHFILL -- The city council at Highfill, on Jan. 9, adopted a 2018 budget and passed, on three readings and with an emergency clause, ordinances setting a 25 mph speed limit in the Silver Meadows subdivision and placing four-way stop signs at the corner of Vaughn and Mason Valley Roads. Continue Reading »

S Alderman Smith resigns; council vacancy open

GRAVETTE -- Melissa Smith, alderman for the city of Gravette, has resigned her position on the city council. She announced she and her family are moving out of the area. Continue Reading »

S Highfill mayor under investigation by Sheriff's Office

BENTONVILLE -- Highfill's mayor, Stacy Digby, is being investigated regarding the possibility of having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old, according to the Benton County Sheriff's Office. Continue Reading »

S Furniture refinishing available at White Horse Designs by Dawn

GRAVETTE — Planning to give your home a new look for the new year? Looking for someone to refinish some cherished family heirlooms? Dawn Dawson, owner of White Horse Designs by Dawn, would be happy to help with your furniture refinishing. She has recently moved her workshop and display space into a building at 104 Main Street N.E. in Gravette after her renter, Kristen Fisher, moved her Peek-a-Bootique business to Siloam Springs. Continue Reading »

S Questions about fire dues answered

GRAVETTE -- Many local residents have had questions regarding notices they are receiving about their annual fire dues, according to Mallory Weaver, assistant to the mayor. These questions may be arising because notices about dues were sent out by parcel and not by property owner this year, Weaver said. Continue Reading »

S Gentry council approves truck purchase, joins opioid litigation

GENTRY -- The Gentry City Council, on Jan. 8, adopted resolutions amending the 2017 budget, to purchase a new pickup truck for the animal control/code enforcement officer, to destroy old records and to approve meeting dates, times and procedures. Continue Reading »

S Jo Ann Elizabeth Bell

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Jo Ann Elizabeth Bell, 85, of Tahlequah, Okla., and longtime resident of Colcord, Okla., died on Jan. 14, 2018, at Cherokee County Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 31, 1932, in Benton County to Ray Johnson and Lavona McKinley Johnson. Continue Reading »