S Highfill fills alderman post, rezones properties

HIGHFILL -- City council, at its regular July 10 meeting, appointed Jayme Thompson to fill the Ward 1, Position 1, position vacated by Trevyr Lester. Thompson was sworn in by Mayor Michelle Rieff immediately after her appointment by the council, allowing her to be seated on the council midway through the meeting. Continue Reading »

S Ray Dale Greer

GRAVETTE — Ray Dale Greer, 63, of Gravette, died Friday, July 13, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center located in Rogers. He was born Sept. 28, 1954, in Siloam Springs, to Betty Louise Partain and Oliver Ray Greer. Continue Reading »

S Greta Joyce Coulson

ROGERS — Greta Joyce (Willis) Coulson, 84, of Rogers and formerly of Carrolton, Texas, died Friday, July 13, 2018, at Apple Creek Health and Rehab in Centerton. She was born Nov. 21, 1933, in the Logan Community near Siloam Springs to E.C. (Eupha) and Thelma (Gailey) Willis. Continue Reading »

S Family of eight takes up residency at Crystal Lake

DECATUR -- Since its completion in the early 1950s, Crystal Lake near Decatur has become a sanctuary for birds of every size, shape and color from the majestic bald eagle to cardinals, bluebirds and geese. For the past five years, the Canada goose was the predominant species at the lake. That all changed with the introduction of a different species to the Decatur area. Three years ago, Egyptian geese landed on the banks of Crystal Lake looking for a new place to nest. They joined dozens of pairs of Canada geese and one lone Saddleback Pomeranian goose. Soon the Egyptians took over as the dominant species at Crystal Lake, chasing off all others, including the Canada geese. Continue Reading »

S Arrests

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S July 4th celebration draws thousands

GENTRY -- Once again, thousands gathered in Gentry's city park to celebrate America's freedoms and carry on Gentry's annual July 4 celebration -- an event celebrated in Gentry for more than 120 years. Continue Reading »

S Legacy Bancshares completes acquisition of Gravett Bancshares and Bank of Gravett

It’s business as usual for customers of Bank of Gravett

SPRINGDALE -- Patrick Swope, president and CEO of Legacy National Bank, headquartered in Springdale, announced Monday that regulatory approvals had been received and Legacy BancShares Inc., parent company of Legacy National Bank, has completed the acquisition of Gravett Bancshares Inc. and its subsidiary Bank of Gravett through a merger with Gravett Bancshares. Continue Reading »

S Lester competing in International Finals Youth Rodeo

SHAWNEE, Okla. -- Baylee Lester of Highfill is competing in the 26th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo July 8-13 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. Lester is participating in the world's richest youth rodeo, hoping to win her share of more than $250,000 in prize money and championship saddles and buckles. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Council passes tax-increase proposal on second reading

Ordinances, resolution passed setting fees for services

GENTRY -- City council on Monday moved a proposed increase in Gentry's sales and use tax another step closer to reality, accepted the final plat for the Sunset Ridge subdivision and approved rate changes for fire services. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Lions Club celebrates Charter Day

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette Lions Club celebrated a Charter Day, marking the fifth anniversary of the date the club was chartered, at their regular meeting Tuesday, July 3, at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center. Continue Reading »

S Benton County eyes ambulance service changes

BENTON COUNTY -- Two area hospitals are interested in providing rural ambulance service to western Benton County. Continue Reading »

S Sports memorabilia display opens at Decatur City Hall

DECATUR -- From 1939 to 1970, high school students from grades nine through 12 once graced the halls in what is now Decatur City Hall. On the back side of the building was the gym where the basketball Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs gathered for practices and games for 31 seasons. A new display celebrating the rich Decatur sports heritage was opened on the first floor near the city office June 15. In 1970, the high school moved to its present location on Stadium Drive in eastern Decatur. Soon afterward, the Bulldog sports program moved into its new home at Peterson Gym where the tradition of great sports continues today. Part of the move involved transferring all trophies and plaques housed in a display case on the second floor of the old high school to a set of new cases at Peterson gym.... Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

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S Swimming, kayaking and even surfing to beat the heat

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Many took to the Siloam Springs Kayak Park on the Illinois River last week as a place to escape the heat. Some simply sat in the cool waters and others enjoyed the swift waters and rapids. Continue Reading »