S Empire employees reach 2 million hours of safe work

JOPLIN, Mo. -- Employees of The Empire District Electric Company have a proud history of safety accomplishments and recently they set a new record. For the first time in the Company's history, employees achieved 2,000,000 hours worked without a lost-time injury. In recognition of the milestone, Empire's team safety leaders (pictured above) were presented with the Regional Safety Award by the Safety Council of the Ozarks on Aug. 19. Continue Reading »

S Hiwassee News

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hamilton have returned home after a vacation touring the western states. They were accompanied by friends from Kansas City. Continue Reading »

S Deadline for Decatur youth soccer registration ends Aug. 29

DECATUR -- For the 2014 Fall Youth Soccer Season, Decatur is again playing with Gentry through the Gentry Youth Organization. Soccer registration forms are due no later than this Friday, Aug. 29. Forms may be obtained and turned in at the principal's office at either Decatur Northside or Decatur Middle School. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs ready to meet Pioneers

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldogs will open their 2014 season in a benefit contest with Gentry at Pioneer Stadium on Thursday. Continue Reading »

S Picking Concord Grapes

Picking Grapes from the Vine Continue Reading »

S Community Gardens grows into real success story

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Community Gardens have been a real success story this summer. Plantings in the garden have thrived and provided a bountiful harvest for individual gardeners and for sharing with several local charities, with an estimated 400-500 pounds of produce given to Share the Harvest food pantry, Care and Share and the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center. Continue Reading »

S DHA director arrested for taking puppy

DECATUR -- An incident involving the theft of a puppy resulted in the arrest of an official with the Decatur Housing Authority. Continue Reading »

S Getting a Feel for the Crown

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S Reason for drop in fair's attendance

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S Maysville News

We sure are in need of rain. The weather man says maybe we'll get some the middle of the week. We hope so. Continue Reading »

S Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar

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S Handwritten letters brighten the day

Summer weather has settled in and we had some temperatures hovering near the 100 degree mark over the weekend. We had to begin using the air conditioner again to be comfortable in the hot afternoons and early evenings when the air is still and the sun beats down from the west. Often the temperature is still in the low to midddle 80s even when we go to bed late at night. Still the cicadas drone on. The heat doesn't seem to bother them. Continue Reading »

S Fishing in the Shade

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S Getting in Shape

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S Chamber preparing to publish new Gentry history book

GENTRY -- Gentry Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for publication of a new 120-year community history book and is seeking photos and family history submissions for inclusion. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Police Log

Aug. 22, at approximately 10:17 a.m., Andrea Stiner called Gravette police to report a fraud. Stiner told police that a representative from the Publisher's Clearing House called and told her she had won a prize. A report was filed and the case is being investigated. Continue Reading »

S Lion Pride Night held Friday

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S Meet the Pioneers Night held Friday

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S Benton County Judge Recovering In Hospital

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County Judge Bob Clinard remained hospitalized Monday after he underwent a procedure to treat coronary artery disease, a county official said. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Shining Stars

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