S Northside students learn the value of good health during farm program

DECATUR — Students at Decatur Northside Elementary learned where food comes from and the value of good health while developing good eating habits during the Arkansas Farm and You program presented in the school's safe room in Decatur March 8. The Arkansas Farm and You program is a collaboration of several educational organizations which include the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H, Agriculture Education program, and the Arkansas Department of Human Services SNAP-Ed program. The group's primary mission is to educate first- through sixth-grade students in the proper dietary choices and the values of eating the right foods. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Celebrates quasquicentennial

GRAVETTE — "Looking Back and Moving Forward" is the theme for the quasquicentennial Gravette Day celebration set for Saturday, August 11. The city of Gravette, named for Ellis Tillman (E.T.) Gravett, received its charter on August 9, 1893. "This year we're celebrating the 125th anniversary of Gravette's founding. It is a time for reflecting on our history and celebrating our future," said Heather Finley, chairperson of the Gravette Day Committee. The Committee is currently accepting applications for food and drink vendors. Application forms are available at the city of Gravette's website at www.gravettear.com. Interested vendors may submit completed applications in person or by mail to City of Gravette at 604 First Ave. S.E., Gravette, AR 72736 or by email to info@gravettear.com. The submission deadline is April 1. Continue Reading »

S Council hears citizen comments, passes three ordinances

GRAVETTE -- Two people spoke during the citizen comment period of the March 15 city council meeting. Dean Edmondson, chairman of the planning commission, said he didn't appreciate recent criticism directed at the planning commission. He noted that there are five fairly new members on the commission and said they are working hard and trying their best to do what is right. He said they are finding many properties that have been zoned incorrectly for some time and are attempting to correct all inaccuracies. Therefore he didn't like reading in the newspaper about what they were doing wrong. He then submitted his resignation from the commission, effective immediately. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center menus

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S Hometown Events

Springtown Cemetery planning cleanup day Continue Reading »

S Gravette Upper Elementary releases third-quarter honor rolls


S Obituaries

Charles Earl Orr Continue Reading »

S Faith Berry, MS, LPC, joins staff at Healthy Horizons

Licensed professional counselor Faith Berry, MS, has joined the allied health professionals staff of Siloam Springs Regional Hospital and will be seeing patients at Healthy Horizons, a clinic offering behavioral health services. Continue Reading »

S New welcome sign for Decatur

DECATUR -- An old Decatur landmark was given new life March 14 as it transitioned from advertising one of the town's biggest industries to welcoming motorists driving the Highway 59 Corridor. Continue Reading »

S Health Inspections

Critical violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Library hosts successful seed swap

GRAVETTE — Gravette Public Library hosted a very successful seed swap Saturday, March 17, with approximately 50 people in attendance. The Learning Center room where bins of seeds were displayed and made available to patrons was filled with guests as soon as the event began.... Continue Reading »

S Council approves road projects, hears trash complaints

HIGHFILL — Council members in Highfill approved two street projects and repair of the city's bulldozer at the March 13 meeting at city hall. Discussed was the need for a code enforcement officer and to do something about construction trash blowing onto neighboring properties at home construction sites. Continue Reading »

S Council hears changes to historical committee, reviews fire at Veterans Park

DECATUR — When it all ended on the morning of March 10, the Decatur Barbecue was without a home, and the city was without one of its parks facilities. When the Decatur City Council convened on March 12 during its regularly scheduled session at Decatur City Hall, the news was not good. Continue Reading »

S School board approves school tax-levy proposal

GRAVETTE — Zane Vanderpool, principal of Glenn Duffy Elementary School, and Mandy Barrett, principal of Gravette Upper Elementary School, led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag to open the March 12 meeting of the Gravette School Board. Continue Reading »

S Nina J. Blaine

SILOAM SPRINGS — Nina J. Blaine, 86, of Siloam Springs, died March 19, 2018, at The Maples in Springdale. She was born Feb. 26, 1932, in El Dorado, to Charles Alva Harrington and Lillie Edith Wilmoth Harrington. Continue Reading »