S County honors farm family Hayses own a row crop, cattle farm in springtown

SPRINGTOWN -- The Hays family claimed the honor of Benton County Farm Family of the Year on Tuesday morning, July 15. Continue Reading »

S Engine repair shop up and running

GRAVETTE -- A Gravette man has opened a small engine repair shop in back of the Jabez Health Food Store on Highway 59 South. The shop, Dave's ATV and Small Engine Repair, opened for business the middle of May. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Days feature Dutch-oven cook off

GRAVETTE -- The Dutch-oven cook off was so well received in its inaugural Gravette Days 2013 competition that it is again a much anticipated event in the 2014 festivities to be held August 8 and 9. Continue Reading »

S Flint Creek pond stocked with catfish

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S Four sessions remain of 'Fizz Boom Read'

There are four sessions remaining in the "Fizz Boom Read" summer reading program at the Gravette Public Library. The program has been very successful so far, with 84 youngsters participating in the various sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays since the kickoff event June 17. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gravette Days The 2014 Gravette Days, a two-day weekend celebration, will be Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, in Kindley Park in Gravette and at other locations throughout the city. Gravette was founded in l893 and this is the city's 121st annual celebration. Festivities are planned for all ages, including softball and sand volleyball tournaments, an archery shoot and a skateboard exhibition and contest on Friday. Saturday begins early with a 5K run, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and youth football scrimmage. The rest of the fun-packed Saturday will include.... Continue Reading »

S Gravette teacher killed in traffic accident

GRAVETTE -- Angela Scott, 44, of Bella Vista and a teacher at Gravette High School, was killed Tuesday morning, July 8, in a two-vehicle crash on Arkansas Highway 72, in Gravette. Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse News

Sympathy is extended to the Scott family. A lot of you had Mrs. Scott as a teacher. Brooke Belts is in Washington, D.C., this week with her 4-H group. Betty Clardy has been having back problems this week. We wish her a speedy recovery. We send birthday greetings to Larry and Regina Keith. How many other wives and husbands get to share their birthdays? Continue Reading »

S Maysville News

Seems like another warm day. I guess we can expect it here in the middle of July. I'm sure it will be warmer in August. I just hope we get some rain. Continue Reading »

S Making a Big Splash

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S Gravette Committee of the Whole meeting

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette City Council held its Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday, July 10, with only councilman Richard Carver absent. Mayor Byron Warren asked for a moment of silence preceding the meeting to honor Angela Scott, Gravette teacher killed July 8 in a car accident. Continue Reading »

S One school board race contested

WESTSIDE -- Though most of the local school board races will be uncontested, the Gentry School Board At-Large Position 6 post is contested. Continue Reading »

S Springtown receives GIF grant

SPRINGTOWN -- Mayor Paul Lemke, according to unapproved minutes of the town's July 11 council meeting, reported that Springtown has been notified it will receive a $5,000 General Improvement Fund grant through State Senator Bart Hester's office. According to Lemke's report, Springtown will then have $10,000 in GIF grant money that can be used for drainage improvements. Continue Reading »

S It's time to sign up for Decatur BBQ

DECATUR -- With July at its halfway mark and August around the bend, it is time once again to register for one of Northwest Arkansas' biggest and longstanding events, the Decatur Barbecue. Continue Reading »

S Local 4-H members named finalists for Arkansas 4-H Governor's Award

WESTSIDE -- Sarah Mills of Benton County, Meredith Williams of White County and Joshua Lockhart, also of Benton County, have been named finalists for the 2014 Arkansas 4-H Governor's Award. Continue Reading »