S Tired Iron show set for Sept. 9-11

GENTRY — It's almost time once again to come on out to the showgrounds of the Tired Iron of the Ozarks in Gentry to see the old tractors and engines fired up and showing off how they were used in the region during the last century or two. The show, which is free to the public, opens Friday, Sept. 9, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 11. The three-day event will feature antique tractors and farm implements, old engines and tools, working sawmills, a blacksmith shop, entertainment, food and more. This 25th annual fall show will also feature a flea market all weekend. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Lions welcome new member

GENTRY — Members of the Gentry Lions Club and neighboring clubs in Siloam Springs, Gravette, Centerton, Bella Vista and Bentonville welcomed a new member to the Gentry club at the regular Gentry meeting on Monday, Aug. 22. Received into membership was Kimberly Alberty. Kimberly Parton was also scheduled to be received but was unable to be present. Former district governor Ken Swanson conducted the induction ceremony following a special meal in honor of new members. Alberty was blindfolded when led to the front of the community building at the library and then the blindfold was removed for her induction. Continue Reading »

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S Gravette mayor questioned on his use of veto

GRAVETTE — An open public hearing was held preceding last Thursday's Gravette city council meeting to discuss an alley abandonment for Care and Share. No one spoke for or against the proposal, so the hearing was closed and an ordinance was passed to vacate the alley. Also passed was a resolution permitting Erin McVittie to serve as part-time museum employee for the city. Continue Reading »

S NWACC president urges connections with students

BENTONVILLE -- Faculty and staff members can help students succeed by making stronger connections with them, the president of Northwest Arkansas Community College told employees Aug. 19. Continue Reading »

S Gentry girls one and one in preseason play

Lady Lions fall in preseason play

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers were one and one in preseason play at press time on Tuesday, losing three straight sets to Pea Ridge on Aug. 18 and winning over Chouteau-Mazie in three sets on Aug. 22. Continue Reading »

S Siloam Springs police looking for driver involved in hit-and-run

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Police are looking for a driver who struck and injured a teen on U.S. 412 early Sunday, according to Siloam Springs police. Continue Reading »

S Local police will be watchful for impaired drivers over Labor Day weekend

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -- Numerous law enforcement agencies across northwest Arkansas will partner with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to stem drunken driving over Labor Day weekend. Continue Reading »

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S Take time to see the fluttering color

WESTSIDE — As summer winds down, a visit to the outdoors yields ample opportunity to see fluttering color as butterflies — a wide variety of them — visit flowers and blooms and lay eggs. A trip to Eagle Watch Nature Area, just west of Gentry, often provides views of swallowtails and monarchs in addition to a host of other varieties.... Continue Reading »

S Johnson signs new Christian romance book

GRAVETTE — Sherri Beth Johnson made an impromptu stop at the Bank of Gravett on Tuesday, August 16, to sign her new book, "Georgiana," for the employees at the bank. "Georgiana" is Johnson's first book and is book one of The Andley Sisters Series, "Farmers Daughters." The book, a Christian romance, can be ordered on Amazon.com. in Kindle or paperback. Continue Reading »

S Truck accident closes Arkansas Highway 59 south of Gravette

GRAVETTE -- Two tractor-trailer rigs collided just south of Gravette on Arkansas Highway 59 Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 23, causing the highway to be closed for hours while the accident was worked and a spilled load of dog food was being cleaned up. Continue Reading »

S Students set up new EAST lab for elementary students

GENTRY — The Gentry School District was awarded a second EAST Lab for the 2016-2017 school year, this one for students in the elementary school grades, according to information released by assistant superintendent Judy Winslett. The district received a grant last school year for middle- and high-school students. Continue Reading »

S New babies welcomed at Payne family reunion

Another Payne family reunion has come to an end. 2016 was a tough year for our family. Losing our youngest brother, Rick, and our oldest nephew, Dan, made the addition of five new great-great-nephews and one great-great-niece all the sweeter. Getting to meet and hold for the first time two-week-old Brantley Dean Payne and three-month-old Theodore (Theo) Audo made some new precious memories and that's what a family reunion is all about, new and old memories that we all share. Continue Reading »

S Planning commission declines to grant rezoning of large block of land to industrial

HIGHFILL — Highfill's planning commission declined to approve a rezoning request to convert 1,800 acres of land just west of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport from rural-residential zoning to industrial at its Aug. 23 meeting. Continue Reading »