S Memorial Day program set for Gravette

GRAVETTE — Gravette American Legion Post 25 is hosting the May 25 Memorial Day program at Hillcrest Cemetery. All veterans, their families and the community at-large are invited to attend and participate in this program to remember and honor those who have served in this nation's Armed Services and those who are still serving. Featured speaker will be State Senator Jim Hendren, who is also a USAF officer. The Girl Scouts will present the Colors and lead in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Gravette High School band will provide patriotic music throughout the program. Continue Reading »

S Lane featured entertainer for Freedom Fest

GENTRY -- Chris Lane, from Kernersville, N.C., will be the featured entertainer at this summer's July 4 Freedom Festival in Gentry City Park. Lane began to play live shows after his college baseball career ended and, over the last few years, he has played in more than 500 shows, opening up for Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Chris Young and Brantley Gilbert, among others. Lane has also been featured on Lee Brice's "The Otherside Tour" and will continue to be on select dates with Florida Georgia Line throughout the year, according to his website. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Be a Winner Graduation — The Gravette Police Department and the Gravette School District will have their annual Be a Winner Graduation at the Gravette Upper Elementary School at 1:30 p.m. on May 22 in the Gravette Upper Elementary cafeteria. The Be a Winner program educates fifth-grade students on alcohol and drug abuse, tobacco and smokeless tobacco. It also teaches students about self-esteem, peer pressure and the ability to say no in bad situations. Guest speakers will be Miss Northwest Arkansas and Sgt. James Rusterholz of the Gravette Police Department. The public is invited to attend, along with the parents of the students, grandparents, family and friends ... Citywide Yard Sale — The city of Gravette will hold its annual citywide yard sale from Friday through Sunday, May 22 through May 24. No yard sale permits will be required for sales on this weekend. Continue Reading »

S Gentry holds graduation ceremonies

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Almost 100 Gentry seniors crossed the stage in the Bill George Arena to receive their diplomas on Saturday night. Graduating seniors, in maroon caps and gowns, marched into the arena to "Pomp and Circumstance," performed by the Gentry High School band. Ethan Barnes led the invocation and Alex Ellis welcomed the many families, friends and other guests who filled the arena on the campus of John Brown University. Continue Reading »

S Gentry hosts special day for special students

GENTRY -- Special education students who usually do not get to participate in school track meets had their day to compete on Friday in Gentry. Students of all ages came to Gentry High School from Decatur, Siloam Springs, Lincoln and Pea Ridge to join Gentry students for track and field events. Continue Reading »

S Maysville E.H. Club News

MAYSVILLE -- Thirteen members attended the April EH Club meeting. Sylvia Tucker was the hostess for the noon meal. The meeting was called to order and welcome extended to all. We sang "With A Smile And A Song" led by Melinda Crawley, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Melinda read a poem entitled "The Fullness of Spring." Continue Reading »

S Two local students among those recognized by NWACC as Rising Scholars

BENTONVILLE -- Northwest Arkansas Community College recently recognized 132 high school students as Rising Scholars for having excelled in college classes at NWACC. Two local students were among those recognized. Norman Barker, from Gentry High, and Dillan Sims, of Gravette High, were among those recognized. High school students can take NWACC classes on the NWACC campus through the Early College Experience program or through the Northwest Technical Institute Secondary Career Center. To receive the award, graduating high school seniors must be enrolled in or have completed at least 12 college credit hours while maintaining a 3.0 or higher NWACC grade point average. Continue Reading »

S Summer reading program unveiled at Gentry library

GENTRY -- Gentry Public Library's 2015 summer reading program, "Every Hero Has A Story," will run from June 8 through July 30. Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse News

Dale and Lamarise Henry spent a few days last week in Junction City, Kan., visiting Dale's brother and family. Continue Reading »

S Cheer Honors

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S Annexation issue added to Springtown June agenda

SPRINGTOWN -- The issue of whether to annex into the town the property of several Springtown-area residents will again be on the agenda at next month's regular meeting of the town council. A motion made by councilwoman Linda Taylor, just before the close of the May 12 meeting, asked that the item be put back on the agenda at next month's meeting. Her motion passed, with Taylor, Don Jech and Chuck Guess voting in favor of the measure. Karee Barrett abstained and Terri Glenn voted no. Continue Reading »

S Mayor's family loses home to fire

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 107 Eleventh Avenue, S.E., in Gravette, about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The house was the home of Gravette mayor Kurt Maddox and his family. A neighbor, Randy Amos, noticed flames coming from the home and called 911. The Maddox family was at church at the time of the incident. Continue Reading »

S City council approves sidewalk bid

GRAVETTE -- In a special council meeting preceding Thursday night's committee of the whole meeting, city council members voted unanimously to accept a bid of $99,450 from Gen-X Contracting in Bentonville to construct a sidewalk from the former Marvin's Grocery store to Walmart along the east side of Highway 59. Street department manager Tim Dewitt and mayor Kurt Maddox have met with representatives from the Arkansas Highway Department to make sure all state requirements are met. Continue Reading »

S Mail carriers collect 2,324 pounds of food

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Post Office and its mail carriers participated again this year in the U.S. Postal Service's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive with very successful results. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center menus

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