S Decatur prinicpal announces fourth-quarter honor rolls at high school

DECATUR -- Toby Conrad, principal at Decatur High School, announced the fourth quarter honor roll May 31. Continue Reading »

S Portion of South Second Street closed for school construction

GENTRY -- City Council on June 5 approved an ordinance temporarily closing a portion of South Second Street in Gentry to make more room for the new classroom construction project at the Gentry Intermediate School. Continue Reading »

S Land purchase and master park plan on city's agenda

Tax increase may be requested to pay for park and city improvements

GRAVETTE — Purchase of additional park lands was on the agenda of a city council finance committee meeting in Gentry on May 31. Kevin Johnston, Gentry's mayor, suggested the city move toward purchasing an additional 14-plus acres along the Kansas City Southern Railroad to be used for city parks and trail systems. Continue Reading »

S Gravette city council considers bids for airplane maintenance, ball field improvements

GRAVETTE — The owner of property at 302 Fourth Avenue, S.W., spoke to the city council at the June committee of the whole meeting and requested that he be able to remove a sidewalk on his property. Mayor Kurt Maddox replied that, according to city ordinance, if a damaged sidewalk is removed, it should be replaced with a new one.... Continue Reading »

S Toland hired as assistant superintendent in Gentry

GENTRY — The school board in Gentry, at a special meeting on Monday, approved the recommendation of the assistant superintendent screening committee and hired Christie Toland of Morrilton for the assistant superintendent post. Continue Reading »

S Board members discuss building project priorities

GRAVETTE — Members of the Gravette school board met in a special session Thursday, June 8, to review projects presented by the facilities committee. Jim Singleton, chairman of the facilities committee, presented a list of proposed projects and a brief explanation of each. Brian Masters, from Nabholz Construction Services, was in attendance and presented a list of cost estimates for the potential projects. Continue Reading »

S Longtime boss of Gentry schools nears retirement

GENTRY -- Randy Barrett refers to himself as part of the "support staff" when he discusses his role as the school district's superintendent. Continue Reading »

S Two from Gravette compete in Miss Arkansas pageant

GRAVETTE — Two girls with Gravette ties will be contestants in the 2017 Miss Arkansas pageant this weekend. Profiles of the contestants show that Ashton Yarbrough and Megan McAfee both list Gravette as their hometown. Continue Reading »

S Diesel lab and career classroom facility under construction

Diesel program receives grant funds

GENTRY -- The Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission awarded Gentry High School Conversion Charter a grant for $15,136.11 from the education and training grant program for the furtherance of the school's diesel mechanic program. Continue Reading »

S Firefighters bring out the boot to raise money for Make-A-Wish

DECATUR — With boots in hand, members of the Decatur Fire Department were out in force June 3 raising money for a very worthy charity and one that is close to their hearts. Continue Reading »

S Early peaches ready at Tayor's Orchard

GENTRY — Taylor's Orchard in Gentry opened Friday and some of the earliest varieties of peaches are ready for picking or for purchase at the orchard's fruit stand. Customers may buy peaches and nectarines by the bucket or the flat at the fruit stand, or they may go out into the orchard and pick their own. Continue Reading »

S Shirley Jean Clark

GRAVETTE — Shirley Jean Clark, 89, of Gravette, died June 11, 2017, at Circle of Life Hospice Home in Legacy Village, Bentonville. She was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Klamath Falls, Ore., to Jerome Newman and Virginia Klatt. Continue Reading »

S Priscilla Grace Giezentanner

SPRINGDALE — Priscilla Grace Giezentanner, 80, of Springdale, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. She was born May 17, 1937, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to Robert M. and Dorothy Elizabeth Snider Lee. Continue Reading »

S Raymond Clyde Scott

GRAVETTE — Raymond Clyde Scott, 74, of Gravette, died June 9, 2017, at Mercy Hospital, Rogers. He was born Oct. 5, 1942, at Maysville, to Clyde Bartley Scott and Alma Burton. Continue Reading »

S Justus Raymond Dunn

GENTRY — Justus Raymond Dunn, of Gentry, died June 7, 2017, five hours after delivery of trisomy 18, at Willow Creek Women’s Center in Johnson. Born on his parents 20th wedding anniversary, he was the son of Robert “Rob” William Dunn, Jr., and Tara Louise (Doty) Dunn. Continue Reading »