S Summer reading program unveiled at Gentry library

GENTRY -- Gentry Public Library's 2015 summer reading program, "Every Hero Has A Story," will run from June 8 through July 30. Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse News

Dale and Lamarise Henry spent a few days last week in Junction City, Kan., visiting Dale's brother and family. Continue Reading »

S Cheer Honors

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S Annexation issue added to Springtown June agenda

SPRINGTOWN -- The issue of whether to annex into the town the property of several Springtown-area residents will again be on the agenda at next month's regular meeting of the town council. A motion made by councilwoman Linda Taylor, just before the close of the May 12 meeting, asked that the item be put back on the agenda at next month's meeting. Her motion passed, with Taylor, Don Jech and Chuck Guess voting in favor of the measure. Karee Barrett abstained and Terri Glenn voted no. Continue Reading »

S Mayor's family loses home to fire

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 107 Eleventh Avenue, S.E., in Gravette, about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The house was the home of Gravette mayor Kurt Maddox and his family. A neighbor, Randy Amos, noticed flames coming from the home and called 911. The Maddox family was at church at the time of the incident. Continue Reading »

S City council approves sidewalk bid

GRAVETTE -- In a special council meeting preceding Thursday night's committee of the whole meeting, city council members voted unanimously to accept a bid of $99,450 from Gen-X Contracting in Bentonville to construct a sidewalk from the former Marvin's Grocery store to Walmart along the east side of Highway 59. Street department manager Tim Dewitt and mayor Kurt Maddox have met with representatives from the Arkansas Highway Department to make sure all state requirements are met. Continue Reading »

S Mail carriers collect 2,324 pounds of food

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Post Office and its mail carriers participated again this year in the U.S. Postal Service's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive with very successful results. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center menus

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S Wilson honored at conference

GRAVETTE -- Brandon Wilson, who has been the Edward Jones financial advisor in Gravette since 2004, attended the Edward Jones Managing Partners Conference April 22-24 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was one of the top 350 of the firm's more than 14,000 financial advisors who were honored at the annual event. Continue Reading »

S Glenn Duffy students enjoy annual Buddy Day

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S High school art students paint new fire department logo

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S Obituaries

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S School facilities survey creates dilemma

GENTRY -- If the Gentry School Board was hoping for clear direction and guidance in pursuing a facilities plan which would provide more modern space for the Gentry Intermediate School, what they received from an online survey which ended Sunday was a dilemma, with the majority of survey takers indicating they wanted the board to pursue the building of a new high school but would not be willing to pay for it. Continue Reading »

S Class of 2015 receives diplomas in Decatur

DECATUR -- "Having fulfilled the educational requirements of the State of Arkansas," Toby Conrad, Decatur High School principal, said of the graduates; and suddenly the air was filled with a sea of blue caps as the newly graduated seniors celebrated their final act at Decatur High School. This was the scene at the conclusion of the 2015 Decatur High School Commencement Ceremony at Lloyd Peterson Gym May 15. Thirty-eight seniors walked across the stage, ending a 12-year journey and beginning another. Continue Reading »

S Large class graduates from Gravette High

SILOAM SPRINGS -- It was standing room only in the Bill George Arena in Siloam Springs as members of Gravette High School's senior class (with 131 seniors listed) crossed the stage and received their diplomas on Saturday morning. The ceremonies were moved from the football field in Gravette to the indoor arena on Friday due to the high possibility of rain showers on Saturday morning. Graduates marched into the arena to "Pomp and Circumstance," played by the high school band under the direction of James Hendrix. Continue Reading »