S Stanfill takes photos to promote conservation

GENTRY — With his camera and photographic equipment, he makes his daily rounds to local native prairies, to the Eagle Watch Nature Area, to Siloam Springs City Lake and other favorite spots to capture images of wildlife, insects, wild flowers and plants and beautiful scenery. That’s what Terry Stanfill, a local, self-made naturalist and conservationist, has been doing almost daily for years. Continue Reading »

S Sulphur Springs celebration set for Saturday

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The annual Sulphur Springs Independence Day celebration will be held this Saturday, June 27, with all activities taking place in the city park. A full day of events has been planned and there will be fun for all ages. The day begins with a pancake breakfast at the Shiloh cafeteria. Serving will continue until the food is gone. Food vendors will be set up in the park and a variety of food will be available. Continue Reading »

S Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled." Matthew 5:6 — Those who honestly look upon themselves in the mirror of God's law will see that they are unrighteous and unholy by God's standard. The Bible tells us that "all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags" (Isaiah 64:6). But, for the sake of the shed blood of Messiah Jesus, we sinners are made acceptable in God's eyes -- all our sins are washed away in Jesus' blood and God counts us righteous through faith in Him! Cf. Ephesians 1:6-7; Colossians 1:19-23; Romans 3:21-28; 4:5. Continue Reading »

S 'Mom Prom' is set for this Saturday

GRAVETTE -- Harvest Baptist Church will be hosting a charity event called "Mom Prom" from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. The event is inspired from similar local events and all proceeds will go toward mission efforts this summer. Continue Reading »

S Freedom Festival promises top-notch entertainment

GENTRY -- This year's Freedom Festival kicks off at noon on Saturday, July 4th, in Gentry City Park, with some events starting earlier in the day. Continue Reading »

S New city law regulates vendors, door-to-door sales

DECATUR -- If you are an ice cream vendor or door-to-door sales person, take heed. A new ordinance will soon affect the way you do business within the city limits of Decatur. The new ordinance requires ice cream truck vendors and door-to-door sales persons to have a city of Decatur business license, Arkansas state tax identification number, valid driver's license for each driver and a valid addresses and phone numbers for each vendor's place of business. Continue Reading »

S School property sale discussed

GRAVETTE -- Several area residents attended the June school board meeting to discuss a proposed offer the city has made to buy the old bus barn property in Gravette and property formerly used by the Hiwasse Fire Department. Continue Reading »

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S School board seeks way to beautify school campuses

DECATUR -- "How can we make Decatur Middle and High school campuses more visually pleasing?" was a question the Decatur School board has been pondering for the past year. Continue Reading »

S Council considers options to build soccer field in Veterans Park

DECATUR -- The Decatur City Council had a full slate of items on the agenda as it met June 15 at Decatur City Hall. Topping the agenda was a request by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce to pave the parking area on the east end of Pat Drive at Veterans Park. Continue Reading »

S Nichols named to the SAU Dean's List

MAGNOLIA -- Shyanne Nichols earned a spot on the spring 2015 dean's list at Southern Arkansas University. Continue Reading »

S Wilson attends top adviser diversity summit

GRAVETTE -- Brandon Wilson of Gravette, Edward Jones financial adviser, attended Barron's fifth annual Diversity Summit, held in Pasadena, Calif., May 13 to 15. Continue Reading »

S Long among graduates at Arkansas Tech

GENTRY -- Samantha Ashton Long of Gentry was listed among graduates at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. She was awarded a bachelor of science degree. Continue Reading »

S GMCH Ole Timers Meet

The gang from the Gravette Medical Center Hospital met on Thursday, May 14, at the Gallery in Decatur. A good crowd was there. We missed Mrs. Bradley and hope she is better soon. We hope all those who were working and couldn't make it will be able to join us at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Gallery. Continue Reading »

S Ramsey among spring graduates at Ouachita Baptist University

ARKADELPHIA -- Celebrating Ouachita Baptist University's 128th spring commencement, university officials conferred a total of 350 degrees on 343 graduates, including the university's first three bachelor of fine arts degrees. Continue Reading »