S Hometown Events

80th Birthday — The children of Mary Crawley would like to invite the community of Maysville and Gravette to join them in celebrating Mary Crawley's 80th birthday. The party will be held on Sunday, March 29, at the Maysville Community Building. Bring a covered dish to the potluck dinner at 12:30 p.m. or drop in between 1 and 5 for an afternoon of fellowship and surprises. Your attendance is the only gift requested. Taco Fundraiser — Harvest Baptist Church is sponsoring an "Indian Taco" fundraising event, with all of the proceeds going towards mission work. The church will make and deliver Indian Tacos locally on Friday, March 27, during lunch time.... Continue Reading »

S How can we cleanse our ways?

"How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word ... I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways. ..." Psalm 119:9, 15 (Read Psalm 119:9-16) Are you looking for direction in your life? Do you wonder how you can ever get back on track and going the right way? Psalm 119 tells us how to cleanse our way: "How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word." Jesus says it this way: "Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!" (Luke 11:28). God's Word calls upon every one of us to repent of our selfish and sinful ways and to turn unto the LORD for His mercy and forgiveness in Christ Jesus.... Continue Reading »

S Gravette HOSA attends state competition

GRAVETTE -- Fifty-two Gravette High School students traveled to Hot Springs on March 11 for the HOSA state competition. HOSA is a club designed for high school students in ninth through 12th grades interested in pursuing careers in the medical professions. While in Hot Springs, the students competed in many different medical categories, including forensics, medical ethics and law and dental assisting, to name a few. Many of the events included a knowledge test, followed by a practical skills test in the afternoon. More than 600 students from across the state competed. Continue Reading »

S Board asked to promote Gravette

GRAVETTE -- Students in Gravette Public Schools are on spring break this week. Superintendent Richard Page announced the holiday at the March school board meeting March 17, noting that it was possible because the district used only four of its snow days this year. The last day of school is scheduled for May 28. Continue Reading »

S OCH plans disaster drill to test hospital's readiness

GRAVETTE -- In order to avoid any confusion or unnecessary concern, Ozarks Community Hospital wants to alert the community of an upcoming training exercise being held Wednesday, April 1, at Ozarks Community Hospital. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Med Center Ole Timers meet at Gallery Cafe in Decatur

The Ole Timers from Gravette Medical Center Hospital met on Wednesday, March 18, at The Gallery Cafe in Decatur. The meeting was postponed from March 4 because of snow. A lot of eating and visiting was going on. Our next get-together will be on Thursday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. at The Gallery. Continue Reading »

S Haak to lead Arkansas River panel

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama appointed Delia Haak of Gentry to be chairman of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission. The appointment came on March 10. The commission administers a compact that the Arkansas and Oklahoma legislatures and Congress agreed to in 1970. The commission determines how much water from the Arkansas River and its tributaries each state can use, monitors pollution levels and coordinates between the water-quality agencies in both states. Continue Reading »

S Two charged in domestic incident

GENTRY -- Police cited two individuals on March 15 in connection with domestic battery in the third degree, a Class A misdemeanor, and issued a no trespass warning. Continue Reading »

S Mayor holds town-hall meeting

DECATUR -- The city of Decatur hosted the first of what is expected to be many town-hall meetings in the community room at city hall on March 19. Fifteen area residents and civic leaders attended this inaugural event which was organized by Mayor Bob Tharp. "I wanted to hear from the citizens of Decatur, and I feel the best way to accomplish this task was through a town meeting," Tharp said. "This way I can talk face-to-face with Decatur residents about issues that concern them." Continue Reading »

S Schools participate in construction trades think tank

GRAVETTE -- Richard Page, Gravette Schools superintendent, Jay Chalk, Gravette High School principal, and several students attended the Construction Trades Think Tank at Fulbright Junior High School in Bentonville last Tuesday. They joined other Northwest Arkansas educators, students and construction company representatives in discussing how businesses and schools could respond to a shortage of workers in construction trades. Continue Reading »

S Wilks serving in strike fighter squadron

LEMOORE, Calif. -- A 2012 Gentry High School graduate and Siloam Springs native is currently serving with the U.S. Navy's Strike Fighter Squadron 122, also known as the "Flying Eagles," stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore. Airman Makayla Wilks is an aviation electrician's mate with the squadron, which the Navy designates as VFA-122, and works with the Navy's most lethal and versatile strike fighter aircraft, the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Continue Reading »

S Kinyon joins Grand Savings

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Grand Savings Bank's employees and board of directors have announced that Diana Kinyon has joined the Siloam Springs location as a mortgage lender, specializing in fixed-rate home loans. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S Correction: Athletic trainer could be in Gentry's future

GENTRY — The details of a possible plan for shared costs between the Gentry School District and Siloam Springs Regional Hospital to provide a full-time athletic trainer for the Gentry School District are on the agenda for discussion and possible school board action at an upcoming meeting ... According to Little, he had opportunity to talk to a representative from Siloam Springs Regional Hospital about the possibility of providing an athletic trainer and received a tentative offer to partner to provide full-time athletic trainer services for the district. Continue Reading »

S Lions to hold their 43rd annual pancake supper

GENTRY -- It's time once again for the annual Gentry Lions Club Pancake Supper, an annual event used by the club to raise funds to assist people in regaining or improving their sight through eye exams, eye glasses and other sight-assisting technology. This is the 43rd annual pancake supper sponsored by the Gentry Lions. This year's supper will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 30, at the Gentry High School cafeteria. The Bloomfield 4-H club will be assisting with this year's supper. Continue Reading »