S Man pleads not guilty in death of hunting dogs

BENTON COUNTY — A Decatur man pleaded not guilty to charges that accuse him of shooting and killing two hunting dogs. Benjamin Charles Hudson, 27, is charged with first-degree criminal mischief, a Class D felony; and two counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals. He entered the pleas Monday during his arraignment before Circuit Judge Robin Green. Continue Reading »

S Annual Chamber of Commerce quilt show concluded Friday

GENTRY - Quilters and quilt lovers from around the region visited the annual Gentry Chamber of Commerce Quilt show sponsored by McKee Foods Corp., and held in the McKee Community Room at the Gentry Public Library last week. The show was held from Jan. 22 through Jan. 29. Winners among the many entries included: Best of Show - Nora Krein of Gentry; Best Hand Sewn - Sue Etris of Decatur.... Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Bird Watching Event - The Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society will meet at Eagle Watch Nature Trail on SWEPCO Lake just west of Gentry at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. Visitors are welcome. The club members will meet in the parking lot at 9 a.m. Terry Stanfill, who manages Eagle Watch, will be on hand as a leader in the event. There is a short walk on the trail through open-field habitat to a viewing platform with good potential to see bald eagles, various species of hawks and sparrows, ducks and other water birds. After this walk, the group may travel a short distance to find more wintering eagles on former Round Prairie. Stanfill will bring with him free packages of swamp milkweed seed for anyone interested in growing this beautiful native plant which is closely associated with Monarchs and other pollinators. Continue Reading »

S Paynes enjoy annual Christmas get-together

GRAVETTE -- The Civic Center in Gravette was the location of the Payne family Christmas celebration on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. We had our crockpot dinner, followed by a Dirty Santa gift exchange. Hopefully a good time was had by all, especially the little ones. Continue Reading »

S Gentry High School's 'Pioneer Press' goes digital

GENTRY - Pioneer Press, Gentry High School's student newspaper, has gone digital and student journalists' articles and photos are now being published online at www.gentrypioneers.com/pioneer press. The digital version began publishing student articles in mid January. Continue Reading »

S Arrest Reports

Joshua Levandoski-Doud, 23, of 1869 Cackleberry Lane in Decatur, was arrested Sunday in Fayetteville in connection with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, theft of property, possession of drug paraphernalia and one misdemeanor offense. Levandoski-Doud was being held Sunday at the Washington County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond. Continue Reading »

S Ozarks Community Hospital lays off 12

GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital recently laid off 12 of its 308 employees and providers at its Gravette location, but the layoffs represent only a small percentage of the OCH workforce in Gravette. In January of 2014, OCH employed approximately 199 people in the community. Its growth to 308 employees demonstrates that OCH has grown considerably over the past two years. Continue Reading »

S Gentry falls in Berryville and Huntsville

GENTRY -- The Pioneers fell in close games to both the Bobcats and the Eagles last week. Against Berryville, the Bobcats earned a big 4A-1 Conference win by edging out the Gentry Pioneers on Jan. 26 by a score of 66-63. Brady Smith led the Bobcats with 22 points. Continue Reading »

S County officials hear criticism, support for sheriff

BENTONVILLE -- The campaign for Benton County sheriff dominated Thursday's Quorum Court meeting, with supporters of Sheriff Kelley Cradduck defending him against critics. Continue Reading »

S Governor appoints Haak

GENTRY -- Delia Haak of Gentry was appointed by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to the Arkansas Forestry Commission. Her appointment expires Jan. 14, 2025. She replaces Allen Morgan. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center menus

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S OCH of Gravette adds providers, services

GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette and OCH of Gravette Clinic have recently added several new providers and services to increase access to health care for the community. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Primary Honors

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S NEO announces president's honor roll, dean's list

WESTSIDE -- Cheryl R. Hooten, freshman in the nursing program, and Tori S. Key, a sophomore majoring in music, both of Gravette, were on the president's honor roll at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, Okla., for the 2015 fall semester. To qualify for this distinction, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and have a 4.0 grade point average. Continue Reading »

S Intermediate School Honor Rolls

GENTRY -- The Gentry Intermediate School has released its honor rolls for the last semester. The honor rolls follow: Continue Reading »