S Be on the alert for skimmers at card readers and ATMs

LITTLE ROCK -- Scammers are adapting as technology continues to advance. While card reader fraud has been around for a number of years, these con artists are finding new ways to steal your money, like placing a skimmer on a credit and debit card reader. Continue Reading »

S Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa Funds FFA Scholarship for Decatur High School Student Haley Burden

WEST DES MOINES, IA (July 1, 2016) -- Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa announced its sponsorship of a $1,500 Future Farmers of America scholarship for Decatur resident Haley Burden, who will be attending Arkansas Tech University to study Agricultural Business Management. Continue Reading »

S Registration set for Decatur Schools

DECATUR --With less than one month left until the 2016-17 school year begins, it is time for students and parents to register for classes. Continue Reading »

S Local U of A students graduate in spring 2016 commencement

FAYETTEVILLE -- The following local University of Arkansas students graduated at the end of the spring 2016 semester: Continue Reading »

S Gravette council approves annexation, permit for day care center

GRAVETTE — Members of the Gravette city council, in a special meeting preceding the regular committee of the whole meeting Tuesday night, passed an ordinance annexing property belonging to Jeff Hendren into the city. They also voted to approve granting a special use permit for JoAnne Manovsky to operate a day care center in a residential area in Patriot Park. Continue Reading »

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S Former Gravette man marketing septic tank treatment locally

GRAVETTE -- Tommy Williams, a former Gravette man now living in Florida, has begun marketing a septic tank treatment that he believes is far superior to similar products now on the market. Called simply The Best Septic Tabs, the product is available now at Austin Drug in Gravette, Cornerstone Pharmacy and Smith Drug in Gentry. Continue Reading »

S Fishing derby held Monday at nature park

GENTRY — Though the weather was hot and sunny, near 90 degrees, on Monday, that didn't stop a good number of youth, along with parents and siblings, from coming out to the new Flint Creek Nature Area to try their luck at fishing in the spring-fed pond. Continue Reading »

S Johnston appointed to Arkansas Municipal League's executive committee

GENTRY -- Kevin Johnston, Gentry's mayor, was recently appointed to serve on the executive committee of the Arkansas Municipal League. Continue Reading »

S Arkansas joins suit over restrooms at schools

Says the Obama Administration is using intimidation tactics in an attempt to force local schools to adopt a radical social policy that raises serious safety concerns for school-age children

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, earler this month, along with nine other states, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies and officials which last month issued a directive requiring Arkansas public schools to open gender-specific bathrooms and locker rooms to both sexes. In addition to representing the State of Arkansas, Rutledge is also representing the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Youth Services. The federal government's new directive threatens the common sense policies of the Division and the important funds supporting the Division's work. Continue Reading »

S Sulphur Springs becomes Purple Heart City

SULPHUR SPRINGS — The July 14 Sulphur Springs City Council meeting began with an introduction by Mayor Greg Barber of a special guest speaker. The speaker was there to make an announcement, a proclamation on behalf of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Charles W. (Chuck) Adkins, Jr., senior vice commander of the order, came from Fayetteville to present to city officials a plaque and a letter designating Sulphur Springs as a Purple Heart City. Continue Reading »

S Scam leads to bomb scare in Bella Vista

BELLA VISTA -- When a man standing in the lobby of the police station Thursday told an officer the briefcase he had might contain a bomb that was part of a money scam, things moved fast. Continue Reading »

S Tickets on sale now for Gravette library gala

GRAVETTE -- Tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual Gravette library gala, scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 6. The gala will be held in the Barn at The Cabins at Big Springs, 14600 Beaty Road. Continue Reading »

S Hay baling was tough to get done last week

This week promises to be better

WESTSIDE — While the rains last week made the grasses grow, cutting, drying and baling was a bit tough to fit in between the numerous thunderstorms and downpours. This week promises to be different. Continue Reading »

S Decatur gets new phone, Internet service

DECATUR -- In decades past, one of the most important services to any community was its transport network. But that changed with the invention of the Internet. Nowadays, communities all over the world depended on the ever-evolving information highway to shop online, pay bills or search for a plumber. Continue Reading »