S Highfill mayor under investigation by Sheriff's Office

BENTONVILLE -- Highfill's mayor, Stacy Digby, is being investigated regarding the possibility of having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old, according to the Benton County Sheriff's Office. Continue Reading »

S Furniture refinishing available at White Horse Designs by Dawn

GRAVETTE — Planning to give your home a new look for the new year? Looking for someone to refinish some cherished family heirlooms? Dawn Dawson, owner of White Horse Designs by Dawn, would be happy to help with your furniture refinishing. She has recently moved her workshop and display space into a building at 104 Main Street N.E. in Gravette after her renter, Kristen Fisher, moved her Peek-a-Bootique business to Siloam Springs. Continue Reading »

S Questions about fire dues answered

GRAVETTE -- Many local residents have had questions regarding notices they are receiving about their annual fire dues, according to Mallory Weaver, assistant to the mayor. These questions may be arising because notices about dues were sent out by parcel and not by property owner this year, Weaver said. Continue Reading »

S Gentry council approves truck purchase, joins opioid litigation

GENTRY -- The Gentry City Council, on Jan. 8, adopted resolutions amending the 2017 budget, to purchase a new pickup truck for the animal control/code enforcement officer, to destroy old records and to approve meeting dates, times and procedures. Continue Reading »

S Jo Ann Elizabeth Bell

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Jo Ann Elizabeth Bell, 85, of Tahlequah, Okla., and longtime resident of Colcord, Okla., died on Jan. 14, 2018, at Cherokee County Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 31, 1932, in Benton County to Ray Johnson and Lavona McKinley Johnson. Continue Reading »

S Calvin Junior Anderson

SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. — Calvin Junior Anderson, 75, of Southwest City, Mo., died Jan. 12, 2018, at his home. He was born Aug. 28, 1942, in Siloam Springs to Bob Anderson and Martha Kustanborter Anderson. Continue Reading »

S Wanda Sue Hefton Young

GENTRY — Wanda Sue Hefton Young, 80, of Gentry, died Jan. 12, 2018, in her home. She was born May 7, 1937, at Vian, Okla., to O.L. Hefton and Niva Vessel Hefton. Continue Reading »

S Grand Savings Bank opens Gravette branch

GRAVETTE -- Grand Savings Bank recently announced the opening of its branch located in Gravette. The new branch, the 11th location for Grand Savings, opened on Nov. 13. Grand Savings Bank purchased the building located at 198 Atlanta Street S.E. in Gravette in March 2017 and began construction in August 2017. The new full-service branch is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays the drive-through only is open 9 a.m. until noon. The bank offers a 24-hour ATM. Continue Reading »

S Shaffer returns home for short break

DECATUR -- When Ryan Shaffer walked down the ramp after receiving his high school diploma May 14, 2017, he began a long 1,500-mile journey that started at Peterson Gym in Decatur to Tufts University in Medford, Mass. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday — Pioneer Church of God (Holiness) will be holding a Sanctity of Human Life Sunday event on Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. This service is set aside to focus on the intrinsic value of human life, including the life of unborn children. The church is located just north of the Gentry court building, at 104 North Collins. For more information, please contact Pastor Dan at 626-831-2942. Musical Concert — Southern Gospel recording artist Terry Campbell will be holding a free concert Sunday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m., at Pioneer Church of God (Holiness). The church is located just north of the Gentry court building, at 104 North Collins. For more information, please contact Pastor Dan at 626-831-2942. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Dessert Diversity caters to those with a sweet tooth

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- It seems everyone is encouraged to eat lots of sweets during the holidays. With family and friends baking cookies, making candies and whipping up seasonal desserts, we're tempted at every turn with more goodies. Continue Reading »

S Gentry First Baptist Church has new pastor

GENTRY -- First Baptist Church in Gentry has a new pastor. Brother Eddie Knight has been called to serve in the congregation. "I am so excited God has called us to FBC Gentry," Knight wrote. "I can't wait to see what God has planned for our church...." Continue Reading »

S Local students listed on dean's list at MSSU

JOPLIN, Mo. -- The dean's list has been released for the fall 2017 semester at Missouri Southern State University and the list includes 40 students from Arkansas, including the following local students: Continue Reading »

S Austin, Bingham receive SWOSU honors

GRAVETTE -- Nicholas Austin and Levi Bingham of Gravette were on the 2017 fall semester President's Honor Roll at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford and Sayre, Okla. Continue Reading »