S Gravette Library offers more than just books

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette public library is a great place to check out books but this building, located at 407 Charlotte Street just east of the Boys and Girls Club, offers much more than just books. The popular summer reading program is scheduled to kick off on Thursday, June 4. This five-week program, for children ages 4 to 12, has as its theme "Every Hero Has a Story." The sessions, which begin at 11 a.m., are free and open to all children in the area. The opening session on June 4 will feature "Disney Super Heroes -- Villians and Sidekicks." Continue Reading »

S Old Settlers Day coming up in Colcord

COLCORD, OKLA. -- Old Settlers Day in Colcord, Okla., will be held on Saturday, June 6, with the Colcord Rodeo scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights, June 5 and 6. Saturday events begin at 7:30 a.m. with a fundraising breakfast at the senior citizens' center. Then, beginning at 9 a.m., the Talbot Library and Museum, at 500 S. Colcord Ave., in Colcord, will open its annual book and bake sale to raise funds for the library, museum and genealogy research center. The event will feature award-winning Western author Dusty Richards and local live music. Continue Reading »

S Youth Excellence Award

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S Arkansas Tech announces spring 2015 dean's list

RUSSELLVILLE -- Arkansas Tech University has announced its dean's list for undergraduate students on the main campus in Russellville for the spring 2015 semester. A student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher and complete at least 12 hours of college-level coursework to be named to the dean's list. Continue Reading »

S Arts, Crafts Festival

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S EAST Initiative coming to Gentry

GENTRY -- The Gentry School District was awarded an EAST Lab for the 2015-2016 school year, according to information reported to the school board May 18 by assistant superintendent Judy Winslett. According to Winslett, the district applied to be a part of the Environmental and Spatial Technologies Initiative and was the first among applicants to receive word on May 5 that it would be awarded an EAST lab. A team from EAST Initiative visited the high school on April 24, she said. Continue Reading »

S Decatur street to be named in honor of fallen officer

DECATUR -- A movement by several family members to rename a Decatur street after a former Decatur police officer who died in the line of duty resulted in the passing of a new Decatur city ordnance during the regular session of the Decatur City Council May 11. Planning and zoning committee chairman James Jessen presented his committee's recommendation to rename East Street, located east of city hall, to Setser Street in honor of Lester Kenneth Setser, who was shot and killed in Decatur on June 5, 1951. Continue Reading »

S Board takes first step in approving raises

GENTRY -- Among other policy changes considered by the Gentry School Board and passed on their first readings were pay changes for teachers and support staff at the Gentry Schools. Continue Reading »

S 2016 prom to be held in Siloam Springs

GENTRY -- The school board on May 18 gave unanimous approval to a request of next year's Gentry junior class to be allowed to hold the annual Gentry High School prom off campus and at the Cypress Barn in Siloam Springs. Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse News

When tractors are going down the highway, is it legal for cars and school buses to pass them on double yellow lines? Continue Reading »

S Maysville News

Maysville E.H. Club members, remember this Thursday, May 28, is our regular monthly meeting at the community building. Melinda Crawley is hostess for the lunch. Visitors are welcome. Continue Reading »

S Annual Lions Golf Classic draws 96 golfers Event benefits numerous programs at Gravette High School

BELLA VISTA -- After several days of rain, the weather cooperated and the skies cleared Saturday morning, May 9, for the thirteenth annual Gravette Lions Golf Classic. Ninety-six golfers participated in this year's Classic, proceeds of which go to support Gravette High School activities, including athletics, drama, vocal and instrumental music, cheerleading and the arts as well as academic achievement awards. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Middle School student wins computer

GENTRY -- On May 14, 17 selected Gentry Middle School students attended a Mi Futuro Graduation with Walmart Print Solutions in Bentonville. Continue Reading »

S 'Four Uniforms -- The Marvin Day Story' to premiere in Sulphur Springs

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The 45-minute documentary film, "Four Uniforms -- The Marvin Day Story," will premiere the evening of Friday, June 5, as a benefit for the Sulphur Springs Community Museum. All proceeds will go toward the cost of fixing the heating and air conditioning unit for the museum building. Continue Reading »

S Gravette students on SWOSU honor roll

WEATHERFORD (Okla.) -- James Harold Austin and Colton Edward Moorman of Gravette were among students named to the dean's honor roll at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for academic work during the 2015 spring semester on the Weatherford campus. Continue Reading »