S Safari land seizure goes to appeals court

No due process, wildlife park argues

LITTLE ROCK — The owners of a wildlife reserve weren’t allowed their due process rights when a utility company took part of their land using eminent domain, the owners’ attorney said Wednesday. Attorney Sandy McMath asked state Court of Appeals judges to reverse the eminent domain case and send it back to the Benton County Circuit Court for “proper proceedings.” Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse News

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S Backyard poultry grows in popularity

GRAVETTE -- Keeping chickens in town is becoming more popular all the time. Some townsfolk who grew up on farms miss the country life and want to hark back to their rural roots. Others who may never have lived in the country enjoy eating eggs and use many in cooking, so they choose to keep chickens for a ready supply of eggs. Continue Reading »

S Sidewalks planned along Highway 59

GRAVETTE -- Street department head Tim Dewitt told city council members at their Committee of the Whole meeting last Thursday that sidewalks were being planned from Birmingham Street south along Arkansas Highway 59 to Walmart. Other areas being considered for sidewalks were on Irving Street from the Senior Center to the hospital and in the area of the high school. The Highway 59 project, although the most expensive, is deemed the most important after a young lady was struck by a car in that area recently. Continue Reading »

S Decatur council swears in two, pays off APERS loan

DECATUR -- The Decatur City Council swore in a new member during the Feb. 16 special meeting held in the conference room of city hall. The meeting was rescheduled from Feb. 9. The first order of business for the council was the swearing in of Ladale Clayton. She took the oath of office from Mayor Bob Tharp. Clayton was appointed during the special meeting Feb. 3 to fill one of two open positions in Ward 3. Linda Martin filled the other open position and she took the oath of office during the special meeting Feb. 3. Continue Reading »

S Safe room open house planned

GRAVETTE -- The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas is pleased to announce an open house for the new safe room and community room at North Arkansas Senior Housing of Gravette from 12 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at 700 Irving Street, S.W. Continue Reading »

S FBLA students qualify for state

GENTRY -- FBLA students at Gentry High School qualified for the state FBLA competition at the district competition on Feb. 3. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Senior Center Menus - March 2-6

Monday: Cabbage patch stew, carrots, cornbread, fruit cobbler. Continue Reading »

S New football coach hired in Gentry

GENTRY -- School board members approved on Monday a committee recommendation to hire Paul Ernest as Gentry High School's new football coach. Ernest is currently in his fifth year at Nashville High School, where he is offensive coordinator for the football team there and teaches a test preparation course to prepare students for standardized testing. Prior to that, Ernest taught nine years at Horatio High School and served there as head football coach. Continue Reading »

S Amos still farming at 90

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S Gravette drug take back continues

GRAVETTE -- Although the national drug take-back program has been discontinued, Andy Bower, Gravette's police chief, and Sergeant James Rusterholz, of the Gravette Police Department, said they plan to continue the program in Gravette "indefinitely." A MedReturn Drug Collection Unit is installed in front of the Gravette Police Station and persons can deposit outdated and unwanted drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter, there anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Continue Reading »

S Maysville News

The weather doesn't look too good as I write these items. There is light snow falling and the temperature is also falling. We are in the last week of February, so that makes it closer to spring. Continue Reading »

S Sulphur fire chief steps down

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S Obituaries

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S Hometown Events

Gentry's Annual Awards Night will be Thursday, March 5, at the Wooden Spoon Restaurant in Gentry. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. The event is reserved seating only, $25 a seat. Those planning to attend should send a check to the Gentry Chamber, P.O. Box 642, Gentry, AR 72734 as soon as possible. For more information, call the Chamber office at 736-2358 or email to info@gentrychamber.com ... Free Concert — The musical Dysart Family will be holding a free concert at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Pioneer Church of God (Holiness).... Continue Reading »