S Charles R. Bickford

SPRINGDALE — Charles R. Bickford, 78, of Springdale, died Jan. 9, 2017. He was born in Gravette on Oct. 27, 1938, to Nathan Ricker and Naomi Elizabeth Wood Bickford. Continue Reading »

S Imogene Noah

GRAVETTE — Imogene Noah, 96, of Gravette, died on Jan. 10, 2017, at the Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale. She was born April 4, 1920, in Smithville, to Clarence and Doris Maxwell. Continue Reading »

S Betty Jean Daharsh

DECATUR — Betty Jean Daharsh, 85 year old resident of Decatur, Arkansas, passed away January 10, 2017, at Jamestown Nursing Center in Rogers, Arkansas. Born July 6, 1931, in Decatur, she was the daughter of Lee Shook and Beulah Rice Shook. Continue Reading »

S Shaffer earns four-year college scholarship

DECATUR — Ryan Shaffer, a senior at Decatur High School, received news Dec. 1 from QuestBridge that he was one of 767 students chosen to receive a full four-year scholarship at one of the program's select colleges and universities. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Chamber Awards Banquet set for Feb. 9 - The Gentry Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Wooden Spoon Restaurant in Gentry. Nominations are being accepted for Volunteer of the Year, Organization of the Year, Business of the Year, Shining Light Award (for a young person who goes above and beyond to make Gentry a great place to live), and Lifetime Achievement Award (for a longtime Gentry resident -- living or deceased -- who has dedicated his or her life's work to the city and the people of Gentry). Nominations should be sent to Gentry Chamber of Commerce at P.O. Box 642, Gentry, AR 72734 or emailed to info@gentrychamber.com by Jan. 13. Banquet tickets are available at the same address for $25 per person. The Wooden Spoon will be serving dinner and dessert. Limited seating is available, so get your tickets early. Gravette Chamber community banquet planned - The fourth annual Gravette Chamber of Commerce community banquet is set for Thursday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Horton Farms, 13799 Bethlehem Road, Gravette. Food will be catered from Hardluck Cafe and dessert from Copelands. There will be a wine tasting by courtesy of Just a Taste from Missouri, door prizes, a silent auction and a wine pull. Anyone can attend. Tickets are $40 each or $275 for a table of eight. Purchase tickets at Arvest Bank, Bank of Gravett, Gravette city hall or Ozarks Community Hospital. For more information, contact Amanda Gittlein at 479-344-6464. Continue Reading »

S Are there wolves in Arkansas?

Perhaps the coywolf answer is the most likely explanation

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -- "Are there wolves in Arkansas?" was a question asked in a 2012 editorial in the Westside Eagle Observer. Following that editorial, numerous reported sightings were shared with the Eagle Observer and information from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission was shared regarding the larger canines seen by many in Arkansas. Continue Reading »

S Online check-in now an option at Siloam Springs Regional Hospital

SILOAM SPRINGS — Patients seeking emergency or walk-in care for non-life threatening conditions have a convenient new option to consider: Wait at home instead of the waiting room. Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Emergency Department and affiliated Express Care clinic are now offering online check-in--a service intended to enhance patients' overall experience by giving them more control of the process. "Online check-in helps individuals know what kind of wait time to expect from the outset and offers them the flexibility of waiting at home until closer to their projected treatment time, if needed," explains Rebecca Pearrow, marketing director at Siloam Springs Regional Hospital. Launched on Nov. 8 in conjunction with a brand new website, online check-in is accessed through the hospital's website, NorthwestHealth.com. Individuals then select the type of care they are seeking, and a location, to receive a projected treatment time.... Continue Reading »

S Letter to the Editor

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S Senior Center Menus

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S Vetor on dean's list

ARKADELPHIA -- Cindy L. Vetor, of Gentry, a graduate student at Henderson State University, was included on the dean's list for the fall 2016 semester. Continue Reading »

S Arrests

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S Gentry Senior Center News

GENTRY -- With the new year here, what better way to start it off than to join the Gentry Senior Activity and Wellness Center! The center offers many fun and healthy activities in which to participate. Continue Reading »

S Wasson donates Flint Creek property to land trust

SPRINGTOWN — Seven acres of land along the Flint Creek in Springtown have been donated to the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust to preserve them from future development and to ensure that a portion of the Flint Creek remains protected, according to a Jan. 3 post on the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust website. Continue Reading »

S First New Year Baby at SSRH

Submitted Photo The first baby of the new year at Siloam Springs Regional Hospital arrived on Jan. 3, 2017, at 4:10 a.m. Oliver was greeted with a special New Year's Baby package which included a special blanket from the Siloam Springs Dogwood Quilter's Guild and gifts from the SSRH Auxiliary. Pictured are proud parents Denver and Bethany with baby Oliver (left), Dr. Chad Hill, Loretta Jordan, Teresa Teed, Keesha Murray and Barbara Johnson. Continue Reading »

S Bella Vista Questers donate parlor stove

GRAVETTE — The Butterfield Trails Questers Chapter #949, of Bella Vista, recently made a donation of a parlor stove to the Gravette Historical Museum. The stove was installed in the museum's historic Kindley home, where a parlor stove had originally stood in the house, and is true to the period of the home. Continue Reading »