S Conversion charter recommended for Gentry

GENTRY — A conversion charter school is another big step closer to reality following Wednesday’s hearing before the Charter School Authorizing Panel in Little Rock. In a Thursday email, Judy Winslett, assistant superintendent for the district and the school official who was charged with working toward establishing a conversion charter school in connection with the high school, informed the Eagle Observer that the authorizing panel approved of Gentry’s charter application and would recommend approval by the Arkansas Board of Education. Continue Reading »

S Siloam Springs hospital earns 'Top Performer' recognition

SILOAM SPRINGS — Siloam Springs Regional Hospital announced yesterday that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Siloam Springs Regional Hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for influenza immunization. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Intermediate School honors veterans

GENTRY — Veterans were honored by students at Gentry Intermediate School on Wednesday, Nov. 11, during an afternoon program in the commons area. Students, led by music teacher Trella Yates, sang patriotic songs and read letters of appreciation they had written to honor local veterans. Continue Reading »

S Stamp contest held to honor veterans

GENTRY -- A stamp-design contest was held at Gentry Middle School as a way for students to honor veterans for their military service to their country. The designs were based on the theme: "How we can show respect to a veteran?" Joey Fowler, Gentry Alumni and a member of the U.S. Army, came and judged the stamp designs. He also led the middle school in saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Council receives updates on town projects

SPRINGTOWN -- Council members in Springtown were updated on several local projects and passed a resolution revising the 2015 budget to reflect expenditures. Continue Reading »

S Decatur School District releases report

DECATUR -- The Decatur School District released its 2015 report to the public at the Oct. 19 board meeting. The report was delivered to the board and public by superintendent Jeff Gravette. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Upper Elementary First Quarter Honor Roll

GRAVETTE --Gravette's Upper Elementary School has released its first quarter honor rolls. They listing is included below. Third Grade - A Honor Roll: Kyler Austin, Holden Betz, Miranda Burney, Isabella Callahan, Dylan Campbell, Ava Collins, Julia Crider, Peyton Elmore, Talon Engleman, Yennifer Fuentes, Acey Funk, Jacen Galyean, Brooke Handle, Alissa Holloway, Aundrea Holzkamper, Chloe Jordan, Anna Kedrowski, Hayden Kellhofer, Sidney Kisner, Tori Majdan, Clayton Nall, Ariah Patterson, Yesenia Ramirez, Dixie Randolph, Ashley Rangel, Brynn Romine, John Owen Sanders, Ella Scantlin, Jada Scott, Tyler Stauffacher, Rita Strachan, Willow Vandiver, Allea Wilkins, Gunner Wollard, Aiden Young.... Continue Reading »

S Band council attends school board meeting

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette High School band council attended the November regular meeting of the Gravette School Board and led the pledge of allegiance to the flag to open the meeting Continue Reading »

S Highfill bans through truck traffic on certain streets

HIGHFILL -- The council in Highfill, on Nov. 10, gave final approval to an ordinance banning through truck traffic on certain streets within the city and approved moving a part-time police officer into a vacant full-time position. The council approved the request of Blake Webb, Highfill's police chief, to move a part-time officer up into a full-time post recently vacated. Due to the officer's experience, Webb asked for and received.... Continue Reading »

S Council accepts church donation, approves park improvements

GRAVETTE -- A special city council meeting was convened near the end of last Thursday's committee of the whole meeting at which two resolutions were passed. The first gave approval to the city's accepting the donation of the Presbyterian Church. The second gave approval to an expenditure of $100,000 for Old Town Park improvements. Continue Reading »

S Decatur High holds first Veterans Day assembly

DECATUR -- The first Veterans Day (then known as Armistice Day) was established on Nov. 11 to commemorate the date when a temporary cease fire between Germany and Allied Forces was signed, putting an end to "the war to end all wars," World War One. Ninety-seven years later schools around the country continue to commemorate this important date in history. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

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S Renaissance festival grows bigger and better

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Renaissance festival, now in its fourth year, just keeps getting bigger and better. An estimated 1,200 to 1,300 visitors attended this year's event, sponsored by the Gravette Library Commission. Guests crossed a "drawbridge" and entered the lower part of Old Town Park through a castle backdrop constructed by.... Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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