S Empire employees reach 2 million hours of safe work

JOPLIN, Mo. -- Employees of The Empire District Electric Company have a proud history of safety accomplishments and recently they set a new record. For the first time in the Company's history, employees achieved 2,000,000 hours worked without a lost-time injury. In recognition of the milestone, Empire's team safety leaders (pictured above) were presented with the Regional Safety Award by the Safety Council of the Ozarks on Aug. 19. Continue Reading »

S Hiwassee News

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hamilton have returned home after a vacation touring the western states. They were accompanied by friends from Kansas City. Continue Reading »

S Picking Concord Grapes

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S Community Gardens grows into real success story

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Community Gardens have been a real success story this summer. Plantings in the garden have thrived and provided a bountiful harvest for individual gardeners and for sharing with several local charities, with an estimated 400-500 pounds of produce given to Share the Harvest food pantry, Care and Share and the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center. Continue Reading »

S DHA director arrested for taking puppy

DECATUR -- An incident involving the theft of a puppy resulted in the arrest of an official with the Decatur Housing Authority. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Employees of Emerson Electric are holding their third annual picnic from 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Lake Avalon Park pavilion in Bella Vista. All former employees and their families are invited to come and visit. For more information, contact Edna Bear at ednabear@att.net or 479-640-1359. Scrimmage Games Decatur and Gentry will play each other in football scrimmage games at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. The High School teams will face off on Thursday, and the seventh grade and junior high teams will meet on Friday. Games are in Pioneer Stadium at Gentry. Continue Reading »

S Getting a Feel for the Crown

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S Maysville News

We sure are in need of rain. The weather man says maybe we'll get some the middle of the week. We hope so. Continue Reading »

S Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar

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S Fishing in the Shade

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S Getting in Shape

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S Chamber preparing to publish new Gentry history book

GENTRY -- Gentry Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for publication of a new 120-year community history book and is seeking photos and family history submissions for inclusion. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Police Log

Aug. 22, at approximately 10:17 a.m., Andrea Stiner called Gravette police to report a fraud. Stiner told police that a representative from the Publisher's Clearing House called and told her she had won a prize. A report was filed and the case is being investigated. Continue Reading »

S Lion Pride Night held Friday

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S Meet the Pioneers Night held Friday

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