S Donated cars might be solution to Highfill's patrol vehicle shortage

HIGHFILL -- The police department's car shortage following the breakdown of its Dodge Charger might be solved through donations from police departments in Bentonville and Rogers. Continue Reading »

S Council authorizes new bond to refund water department bonds

Bond deal could save the city half million

GENTRY — The Gentry mayor was authorized at a special meeting on Aug. 8 to sign documents to refund city water bonds at a lower interest rate if the savings to the city are significant enough to warrant the refinancing. Continue Reading »

S Ozarks Community Hospital welcomes new ER physician

GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital welcomed Glen McSpadden, M.D., to the emergency department staff this month. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Harps to hold job fair Saturday in Gentry Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

Week of Aug. 22-26 Continue Reading »

S Board considers exchange student request, tables vote on classroom project

GRAVETTE -- At a special meeting held August 4, members of the Gravette school board approved the request of Federico Goi to attend Gravette High School as an exchange student. Federico is from northern Italy and is sponsored through the ASSE - International Exchange Student Programs. Continue Reading »

S Decatur woman killed in car crash near Crystal Lake

DECATUR — Doreen J. Martin, 62, of Decatur, was killed in a head-on two-vehicle crash on Arkansas Highway 59 at the Crystal Lake turnoff on Thursday, Aug. 11. According to an Arkansas State Police preliminary fatal crash summary, Martin was northbound in a 2000 Jeep and approaching Crystal Lake Road when a southbound 2008 Ford F-350 pulling a trailer crossed the centerline into the northbound lane.... Continue Reading »

S Former Gravette teacher charged in another sexual assault case

BENTONVILLE -- A former Gravette teacher already accused of a sex crime involving a student has been charged with sexually assaulting another boy. Continue Reading »

S Gentry School Board seeking candidates to fill Zone 2 post

GENTRY -- The school board in Gentry will be accepting letters of application for a soon-to-be-vacant school board seat representing Zone 2 of the Gentry School District. Zone 2 is that portion of the district which lies east of Arkansas Highway 59 and north of Arkansas Highway 12. Continue Reading »

S Voter Registration Requirements

To register to vote in Arkansas, you must: Continue Reading »

S Tallgrass Prairie Preserve a unique National Park and Preserve

STRONG CITY (Kan.) - Though it is a half-day's drive from Eagle Observer territory, the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Strong City and Cottonwood Falls in Kansas is somewhat of a unique place to visit. Its native limestone ranch house and barn are unique, but the preserve's near 11,000 acres of tall-grass prairie are even more unique as the large sections of native prairies in the U.S. are all but gone due to farming and development. Continue Reading »

S Decatur schools open doors for another school year

DECATUR -- In preparation for the first day of classes, the Decatur School District held an open house Aug. 11 at Northside Elementary, Decatur Middle and High Schools and Decatur Pre-K. Continue Reading »

S Active shooter class held at Gravette Middle School

GRAVETTE -- Gravette police department hosted classes on active shooter training July 27 and 28 at Gravette Middle School. The training was designed to educate students about how to deal with an active shooter situation in a school setting. Twelve students and three trainers were involved in the classes. Students came from Sulphur Springs, Gravette, Decatur, Highfill, Lowell and the Fayetteville VA hospital. The instructors were from Mountain Home. Continue Reading »

S Gravette team wins fourth annual Dutch oven cookoff

GRAVETTE -- A local team (Corey and Donna Taylor, Jammie Welkley and John Welkley of Gravette) was the first place overall winner and won $150 in the fourth annual Gravette Day Dutch-oven cook off. The team, which took the name Easy Pickins, also won second place in breads with its cheesy, pull-apart garlic bread, second place in showmanship, third place in main dish with Corey's Dutch-oven lasagna and third place in desserts with its caramel apple cinnamon buns. The team members even brought along their dog, Dax, who circulated among the booth's visitors and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Day 2016 draws crowds

GRAVETTE — Gravette Day 2016 was one of the best in recent memory. A cool front moved into the area early in the day, providing excellent weather for the annual celebration. This year's theme, "Just a kid from Gravette," brought many hometown heroes back to town to recognize their roots and to be honored for their accomplishments. These included governor Asa Hutchinson, federal district judge Jimm Hendren and state representative Kim Hendren, who was chosen grand marshal of the Gravette Day parade. Continue Reading »