S Area Easter events planned

WESTSIDE -- In addition to regular church services, a number of special events are scheduled for this weekend in the Eagle Observer service area. In Gravette, an Easter sunrise service is planned. Heritage Baptist Church is hosting the annual sunrise service on Sunday, April 5. The service will begin at 7 a.m. and conclude by 8:30 a.m. It will include a mixture of music from area churches and a message from God's Word to close the service. Those interested in participating in the service are asked to contact the church at 479-787-6782. Heritage Baptist Church is located at 308 4th Ave., in Gravette ... Ozarks Community Hospital is partnering with Harvest Baptist Church to host the annual community Easter egg hunt.... Continue Reading »

S Who Condemned Jesus?

"So Pilate, wanting to gratify the crowd, released Barabbas to them; and he delivered Jesus, after he had scourged Him, to be crucified." Mark 15:15 (read v. 1-20) Who condemned Jesus? Who found Him guilty and condemned Him to be put to death by crucifixion? Consider Mark 15:1-20. It was, of course, Pontius Pilate. He examined Jesus, sought to release Him but ultimately commanded that He be crucified (cf. Matt. 27:11ff.). But who was the real cause of Jesus' condemnation? ... our sins cried out, "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!" Continue Reading »

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S Hometown Events

First Assembly of God in Gentry will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. All children will receive a door prize. There will also be prizes for three age groups between 0 and 11. The church is located at 821 East Main Street, just east of the Dollar General store in Gentry ... The Church on the Hill in Gravette will be hosting an Easter Egg hunt at 2 p.m. on April 4 in Old Town Park. It will be an age-divided hunt with other fun activity booths ... Gentry School District has scheduled an open town-hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 13, in the Gentry City Council chambers (adjacent to the Gentry Police Station at Main St. and Collins Ave.) to get input from the community.... Continue Reading »

S Library announces summer reading program schedule

GRAVETTE -- The staff at the Gravette Public Library has announced the popular summer reading program will begin this year on Tuesday, May 19. The five-week program is planned for children ages 4 to 12 and the theme will be "Every Hero Has a Story." The sessions, which begin at 11 a.m., are free and open to all children in the area. Continue Reading »

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S Maysville EH Club News

Maysville EH Club members met at the Community Building for the regular March meeting. Gwen Singleton was the hostess for the noon meal. Gina Becker was our visitor and we are happy to have her become a new member. Continue Reading »

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S Obituaries

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S Mail carrier counted heroine

GRAVETTE -- Michelle Howard, a Gravette rural mail carrier, doesn't think of herself as a heroine. But she recently performed an heroic act during the course of her daily routine. Howard was delivering mail along her route, which runs east out of Gravette into the Centerton city limits, early last month. She was on Noah Road east of Gravette when she noticed an alarming sight. Smoke was billowing out from under the eaves of a house.... Continue Reading »

S Water levels rise after storm dumps heavy rains

DECATUR -- March 25 started out as most early spring days do, warm and sunny. In fact, the day felt more like an early summer day than spring. But by early afternoon, that beautiful spring morning turned ugly as severe storms rolled into Northwest Arkansas from central Oklahoma. At 2:15 p.m. the temperature in Decatur was a comfortable 78 degrees with a strong southwest wind. Conditions were perfect for the formation of super-cell thunderstorms. Continue Reading »

S NWACC announces Phi Theta Kappa members

BENTONVILLE -- Northwest Arkansas Community College inducted more than 50 students into the Beta Kappa Psi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on Feb. 24. Continue Reading »

S Highfill EH Club News

The Highfill Extension Homemakers' Club, led by President Peggy Dillahunty, met March 16 at the Gentry Library. The members reported their hours of various community service. Several are making tote bags for the Children's Shelter in Vaughn. Continue Reading »

S Decatur residents can pay water bills online

DECATUR -- Residents of Decatur now have an easier and more convenient way to pay their water bills, thanks to a new application on the city's website. "One of the things I was asked to do during my campaign was to provide the ability to pay water bills online through the city's website," said Bob Tharp, Decatur mayor. "I am pleased to say that we have accomplished this and it is now up and running." Continue Reading »

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Arkansas Philharmonic to perform

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at John Brown University's Berry Performing Arts Center. Continue Reading »