S Decatur youths arrested in connection with attack on police officers

Three arrested in under-age drinking incident

DECATUR — Three Decatur youths were arrested early Saturday morning in connection to a battery incident against two police officers who were responding to a noise complaint at a home in Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Cypert says won't run for re-election to school board

Gentry Zone 2 seat open for five-year term

GENTRY — Dani Cypert, school board representative for Zone 2 in the Gentry School District, announced on June 20, at the regular school board meeting, that she will not seek re-election to another term on the school board. Her four-year term expires in September. The new term is for five years. Continue Reading »

S Harps announces opening dates for new stores

Gravette store to open August 3, Gentry on September 21

GENTRY — Harps Food Stores, Inc., has announced plans to open stores in four of the nine recently-acquired Walmart Express stores, including plans to reopen the Gravette store as a Harps Food Store on August 3. Continue Reading »

S Hubbards to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday

DECATUR — Bob Hubbard and Wilma (Faddis) Hubbard, of Decatur, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 25, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Decatur Community Building in Decatur. Friends and family are welcome and invited to stop by and say hello. No gifts, please. Bob and Wilma were married in Bentonville on June 23, 1966. Continue Reading »

S White tiger cub and wolf pups in Safari's petting zoo

GENTRY — It would be a rare sight to see a white tiger in the wild, but visitors to Gentry's Wild Wilderness Drive-through Safari can go inside the cage and even touch a white tiger cub. Continue Reading »

S Decatur pool opens

DECATUR — With temperatures reaching into the triple digits, area residents are scrambling to find ways to beat the heat. For Decatur area residents, there are two popular ways to escape the heat. Continue Reading »

S It's peach-picking time at Taylor's

GENTRY — Taylor's Orchard in Gentry opened June 8 and has been a very busy place, with some of the earliest varieties of peaches already picked and sold out. But peach lovers need not worry. Other varieties are ripening and will be ready soon. Continue Reading »

S Fire fighters train in new rescue truck

DECATUR -- The success of any fire department, whether municipal or rural, depends on two elements: personnel and equipment. Exceptional firefighters are only as good as the tools they have at their disposal. Continue Reading »

S Painting receives permanent home

DECATUR — One of the most iconic symbols of Decatur is the Kansas City Southern locomotive, an EMD F7A built in 1950, on display at the Decatur Depot. More than a thousand visitors a day pass by the engine. Some stop to take pictures and admire its might, a shining star of a bygone era. Continue Reading »

S Legion members retire flags

GRAVETTE — Members of John E. Tracy American Legion Post 25 in Gravette held their annual flag retirement ceremony on Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14. Post officers Dave Malczynski, commander; William Crose, first vice-commander.... Continue Reading »

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S Sulphur Springs plans Independence Day celebration

SULPHUR SPRINGS — Folks in the little town of Sulphur Springs are hard at work preparing for their annual Independence Day celebration. The population of the city is expected to swell during the event this Saturday, June 25, as dozens of activities are planned for all ages. Continue Reading »

S Benton County eyes new personnel

Sheriff’s Office, other departments make midyear personnel requests

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County elected officials want to add more than a dozen new employees at midyear, but some justices of the peace would rather they wait until work begins on next year's budget. Continue Reading »

S Empire District named finalist for 2016 Edison Award

JOPLIN, Mo. -- In recognition of their distinguished leadership, innovation and progress in advancing the electric power industry, Empire District Electric Company was named as one of eight U.S. finalists for the Edison Electric Institute's 2016 Edison Award, the electric power industry's most prestigious honor. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Events and Announcements for Gentry, Gravette and Decatur

Gentry Night July 13 at Arvest Ball Park - A Gentry Community Night has been set for July 13 at Arvest Ballpark. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals will play the Springfield Cardinals, with game time set at 7:05 p.m. A pregame ceremony will honor Gentry officials, volunteers, community members and the Gentry Pride 11U softball team. A community member will throw out the first pitch. Tickets purchased in advance of the game are $8, with half of the proceeds going to the Gentry Pride 11U softball team to help the team with expenses of going to the Softball World Series. Tickets purchased at the ball park will be full price and will not benefit the Gentry team. Advance tickets for individuals or groups are available from the Gentry Chamber of Commerce, 212 East Main Street, or by calling the Chamber at 479-736-2358 or 479-936-1498. Tickets are also available from Clay Stewart at 479-233-2233, or any Gentry Pride player or parent. ... Boozman Mobile Office - Senator John Boozman's Benton County mobile office will be set up from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, June 22, at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center, 1870 Limekiln Spur, in Gravette. The public is invited to come visit with Senator Boozman's staff during this walk-in event. Staff members will be available to help with any problems you may have involving any federal agency and listen to your input about legislative issues. For more information, contact Senator Boozman's office in Lowell, 479-725-0400. ... Open House at PD - An open house at the new Gentry Police Station, on East Third Street, is set from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. A forum for Gentry businesses is set from 5:30 to 6 p.m.... Continue Reading »