S Millage increase for new school facilities on Tuesday ballot in Gentry

GENTRY — Voters who reside within the Gentry School District will have opportunity to cast their ballots for or against a proposed millage increase to build a new intermediate school classroom facility, a diesel mechanics' lab and make other school improvements on Tuesday, Sept. 20, and early voting is already underway. Continue Reading »

S Bid accepted to build web of trails in Flint Creek Nature Area

GENTRY -- City Council, at its Sept. 6 meeting, accepted the bid of Tomlinson Asphalt to build and pave a trail system in the Flint Creek Nature Area. Tomlinson submitted the low bid of $96,880. Diamond C. Construction, the only other bidder, offered to do the job for $152,280. Continue Reading »

S City survey indicates desire for splash pad and downtown revitalization and sales-tax increase to pay for improvements

GENTRY -- Among items reported at the Sept. 6 Gentry City Council meeting were the results of a community survey to help city officials prioritize plans for future projects and improvements in the city. The survey had roughly 300 participants and downtown revitalization was listed as the No. 1 priority of survey takers, with sidewalk improvements, street and landscape improvements and community gathering areas coming in not far behind. Continue Reading »

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S Eagle Watch trail good place to watch the flowers

GENTRY -- In addition to the wildlife, birds and butterflies along the Eagle Watch Nature Area, a variety of flowers greet early September visitors. The sunflowers and thistle flowers growing among the tall Indian grass in the prairie plot add beautiful color to the waving tall grasses there. And, along the trail, there are other colors, including woodland sunflowers and the purple berries of the poke weed. Continue Reading »

S Harps store in Gentry to open next week

Ribbon cutting planned before the store officially opens at 10 a.m.

GENTRY — A new Harps Food store is slated to open next Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Gentry. The store is scheduled to open at 10 a.m., with a ribbon cutting at 9:25 a.m., followed by a reception at the store just before the doors officially open to customers. Continue Reading »

S 'Hero dog' rescues elderly neighbor

GRAVETTE — A little dog, a family pet, is being called a "hero dog" for her role in rescuing an elderly woman. Baylor, a Corgi mix belonging to Vicky Barham of Gravette, is the pet who alerted her owner to the woman's predicament. Barham said that last Tuesday afternoon she and Baylor had returned from their usual walk around the neighborhood. Baylor just kept going to the front door, scratching at the bottom of the door and whining. Continue Reading »

S Not much new happened at Tired Iron show

GENTRY — One could say that not much new happened at the Tired Iron of the Ozarks' fall show this past weekend, and that would be right because club members showed and demonstrated things that were old and things that were used on farms and in homes during the mid to first half of the last century. Antique tractors, old engines, sawmills and a blacksmith shop from the past came to life as club members showed and demonstrated ways that are so old that many have forgotten. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

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S Gravette council passes ordinance creating municipal library

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette city council, at a special council meeting Thursday night, passed an ordinance creating a municipal library for the city of Gravette and establishing a municipal library advisory board. The ordinance is patterned after one used by the Bentonville library, Gravette mayor Kurt Maddox explained. Continue Reading »

S Burrito fundraiser, yard sale to benefit Carnahan family

GRAVETTE -- A burrito fundraiser and huge yard sale will be held this weekend to benefit Darrin Carnahan and family of Gravette. The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Carnahans' home at 102 Tenth Avenue, S.E. The family is asking for donations of merchandise to sell and will appreciate any help donors can give. Continue Reading »

S Decatur cheerleaders to hold fundraiser for new equipment

DECATUR — A vital part of any sports program is the fans. Helping to keep the fans is a group of young people coming together as one to bring the fans into the game. The Decatur cheerleaders have a new sponsor this season. Ladale Clayton, who serves as Decatur Chamber of Commerce vice-president and Decatur alderwomen, took over the program from Chelsea Robertson, who left the program to devote more time to her family. Continue Reading »

S EPA signs final rule regarding haze in Arkansas

Federal agency accused of unreasonableness and overreach

ARKANSAS -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, has notified the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality that the EPA Administrator has signed a final Federal Plan for Arkansas regarding regional haze and interstate visibility transport requirements. The final plan should not negatively impact SWEPCO's Flint Creek Power Plant in Gentry because the latest retrofit takes into account the new EPA standards. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S OCH adds four rural health clinics

WESTSIDE -- The OCH Health System is acquiring four McDonald County, Mo., clinics currently owned by Elk River Health Services, Inc., as of Jan. 1, 2017. Continue Reading »