S Dottie Louise Oldham

WEST SILOAM SPRINGS — Dottie Louise Oldham, 88, of West Siloam Springs, Okla., died Aug. 7, 2017, at Quail Ridge Living Center, Colcord, Okla. She was born Sept. 8, 1928, in Jasper, to A.R. Henderson and Virgie Kilgore Henderson. Continue Reading »

S 'AIM for Advocacy' sporting clays fundraiser set

GRAVETTE -- Restoration Village will host the second annual "AIM for Advocacy" sporting clays fundraiser Aug. 26 at Spring Valley Anglers Rod & Gun Club in Gravette. Proceeds from the outing will help the nonprofit organization fulfill its mission "to restore the lives of women -- and women with children -- in crisis through safe shelter and life-changing services, while promoting stability, dignity and self-reliance." Continue Reading »

S Benton County dive team suspended after arrests

BENTONVILLE -- The Benton County Dive Team has suspended operations after the arrest of two members in connection with theft of services. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

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S Senior Center Menus

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S Health Inspections

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S Empire District and Wildcat Glades partner to offer electric vehicle charging stations

JOPLIN, Mo. -- Empire District announced last week the availability of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center. The media and members of the public were invited to a plug-in event on August 4 to showcase the new charger. Electric vehicles from Empire's fleet were also available. Continue Reading »

S Approximately 100 citizens attend Sulphur town hall meeting

SULPHUR SPRINGS — Approximately 100 area citizens attended the town hall meeting held Monday, July 31, at Sulphur Springs. County Judge Barry Moehring, Chief Deputy Meyer Gilbert of the Sheriff's Office and County Assessor Rod Greve were present and gave short talks outlining the duties of their offices. Continue Reading »

S Flint Creek bridge remains closed

GENTRY -- The bridge over Flint Creek on Dawn Hill Road will likely remain closed for at least four more months as a result of the late April flooding which damaged the bridge's support structure. Continue Reading »

S Eagle Scout project brightens museum grounds

GRAVETTE -- When Gravette Day visitors come to the Gravette Historical Museum this weekend to attend the museum's annual Dutch oven cook-off, they will be greeted with grounds that have been beautified and updated. The improvements are the result of the efforts of Nicholas Herlevic and Jonathon Fischer, Boy Scout members of Troop 525 in Bentonville, and several of their fellow troop members. Continue Reading »

S Disc golf, car show, parade wowed Barbecue visitors

DECATUR -- At 7 a.m. on Saturday, with no rain in sight, the 64th Annual Decatur Barbecue at Veterans Park kicked off with the 5K and 10K runs. Continue Reading »

S Benton County Fair opened Tuesday

BENTON COUNTY — Benton County Fair organizers are hoping a new feature — free admission — will boost attendance this year. The fair opened Tuesday and runs through Saturday at the fairgrounds, 7640 S.W. Regional Airport Road. Continue Reading »

S Gravette library hosts eclipse program

GRAVETTE -- Katherine Auld, president of the Sugar Creek Astronomical Society, presented a program Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Gravette Public Library, focused on the upcoming Great American Eclipse which will cross the United States on Aug. 21. Peak time for the eclipse in Gravette will be at 1:11 p.m., Auld said, with a 93 percent partial eclipse over the town at that time. Total time for the eclipse in the area will be from about 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Continue Reading »

S Committee, council discuss medical marijuana dispensaries in Gentry

GENTRY -- Though the city's economic development committee had recommended a temporary exclusionary ordinance be adopted by the city council to prevent a marijuana grow operation or dispensary from locating within the city until further study can be done to determine how best to regulate such facilities, research by Jay Williams, the city's attorney, revealed that city government may not prohibit the operation of grow or dispensary facilities within the city because Issue 6 was passed "by the people" as a constitutional amendment in the 2016 General Election. Continue Reading »

S Committee discusses golf carts on city streets

GENTRY -- At an Aug. 2 meeting, Gentry's economic development committee discussed how the city should handle the medical marijuana issue and considered moving forward on issues ranging from allowing golf carts on city streets to becoming a Purple Heart City. Continue Reading »