S Gentry girls do well in fine-arts competition

GENTRY -- Five girls from the youth group at Gentry First Assembly of God participated in the Arkansas Assemblies of God Fine Arts Festival in Hot Springs in March. Continue Reading »

S OCH holds teddy bear clinic

GRAVETTE — Ozarks Community Hospital at Gravette hosted a teddy bear clinic last Thursday for first grade students at Glenn Duffy Elementary School. The students visited the hospital between 8:45 and 10 a.m. and went to eight stations, where stuffed animals were used to teach them healthy behaviors through hands-on demonstrations. Teddy bear clinics are educational events for children ages 4-8, hosted by a medical facility. The purpose of the clinics is to promote wellness by exposing young children to healthy behaviors and giving them a fun opportunity to learn about their health. Continue Reading »

S Highfill looking at tax increase to fix roads

HIGHFILL — Mayor Stacy Digby, during the regular April council meeting on April 12, suggested the council consider adding a 1/2 cent sales tax to the November ballot strictly for the purpose of fixing roads in Highfill. The proposal would include a sunset date in four or five years and was not suggested as a perpetual tax increase. Continue Reading »

S Council receives updates on projects and finances

GRAVETTE -- All council members, city clerk Mike von Ree and city attorney David Bailey were present for the committee of the whole meeting last Thursday at city hall. In the comment period preceding the meeting, Roy Perrine, library commission member, spoke to the council and asked that a vote for a dedicated one mil tax for library support be placed on the November ballot. Continue Reading »

S Council approves work order, fire truck purchase

DECATUR -- Decatur City Council approved work on the swimming pool, a work order for sidewalk improvement to Roller Avenue and the purchase of a new fire truck when it met in the conference chamber at Decatur City Hall on April 11. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Self-defense Class Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S Senior Center Menus

Week of April 25-29 Continue Reading »

S Purple Heart recipients to be honored

New signs to be posted in Decatur

DECATUR -- The Decatur Veterans Committee continues its work of recognizing the city's many military veterans, past and present. Continue Reading »

S Brigance inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa

WALNUT RIDGE -- Brandon Brigance of Gentry has been inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for religious studies and theology. Brigance was inducted into the Alpha Delta Omicron chapter of the society at Williams Baptist College during the Christian Ministries Banquet held April 5. Continue Reading »