S Lane Killion

SULPHUR SPRINGS — Lane Killion, 15, of Sulphur Springs, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at his home following a courageous battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He was born Feb. 25, 2001, in Gravette, to Bobby and Stephanie (Killion) Jacks. Continue Reading »

S Gentry grapplers put on strong showing with four on the mat

GENTRY — Only four wrestlers from the Gentry squad wrestled on Nov. 29 in a match at Gentry High School, but those four put on a good showing for the team. Garrett Hays won his match against William Ramos from Springdale by a pin in the second period. Matthew Nance won his match against Jordi Villarreal by a score of 6 to 3. Nance's match lasted all three periods. Chance Cooper won his match against Alejandro Ramirez by pin in the first period. Austin "Shakes" Trimble lost both of his matches but competed well against both opponents. Continue Reading »

S KCS Holiday Express to visit Gravette Tuesday

GRAVETTE — The Holiday Express train operated by the Kansas City Southern railroad is scheduled to make a stop in Gravette next Tuesday, Dec. 13. Citizens in Gravette and the surrounding area have been planning for several weeks for the visit. The train will stop in Centennial Park, at the intersection of Arkansas Highways 59 and 72, at 4 p.m. Led by KCS' Southern Belle business train, the Holiday Express train includes the smiling tank car "Rudy"; a flatcar carrying Santa's sleigh, reindeer and a miniature village; a gingerbread boxcar; a newly remodeled elves' workshop; the reindeer stable; and a little red caboose. Each car is dressed in lights. Continue Reading »

S 'Christmas on Main Street' theme of Gentry parade

GENTRY — The annual Christmas parade in Gentry is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, with lineup at 5:30 p.m. at Nelson's Feed Store (at Railway Avenue and Main Street), and will travel west down Main Street. "Christmas on Main Street" is the theme of this year's parade. Awards will again be given for best themed, best lighting, best music and best overall entries. Preregistration will not be necessary, but all parade entries should be at the lineup location at 5:30 for judging and placement in the parade. Santa Claus is expected to again make an appearance in the parade. Watch for him toward the end of the parade, high up on a Gentry firetruck. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

Virgil 'Buddy' Dean Burgess Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Gravette brings home victories from Greenland

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions were able to come back from a 10-point deficit in the second half and squeak out a one-point lead before the final buzzer in play against the Lady Pirates of Greenland on Nov. 29. Continue Reading »

S What is God's gracious election?

Some teach that fallen man still has a free will and can choose to believe or not believe. Others teach that God predestines some to be saved and others to be damned. Which is right? Can a sinful human being make a decision to accept Christ of his own will or choosing? Or, is a person saved or damned because of the irresistible will of the Almighty God? We look to the Bible, which is God's Word, for God's answer and find that neither of the two teachings above are correct. Continue Reading »

S Everyone should have a good yard dog to alert them when trouble is lurking in the shadows

The years of raising cattle teach you several important facts, probably the number one is that you can never ever guess what is coming on. The storms that come to beef producers are not always predicted by your friendly weatherman. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

County historical society to meet in Gravette Continue Reading »

S Are you ready for Jesus' second coming?

"But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mothers womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before Him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." Luke 1:13-17 Continue Reading »

S Ozarks Community Hospital holiday craft fair

GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital is hosting a holiday expo and craft fair on Thursday, Dec. 15. The event will be held in the OCH of Gravette cafeteria, located at 1101 Jackson Street, S.W. Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continue Reading »

S Bombshell Salon to hold grand opening Tuesday

GRAVETTE -- The dictionary says "bombshell" is an informal word for a very attractive woman and it is expected that the three stylists in the new Bombshell Salon on Gravette Main Street will have some bombshells walking out of their shop. Julie Furlow Skinner says she chose the name because it just sounded like a fun, colorful name for a beauty shop and she thought it fit the colorful surroundings in the recently remodeled building. Continue Reading »

S Health Inspections

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S Rain fails to dampen Gravette Christmas events

GRAVETTE -- A light rain fell throughout the evening Saturday as Gravette area citizens held their "I'll be home for Christmas" themed parade and enjoyed holiday events at the Gravette Historical Museum. Folks just donned warm jackets and hats, gloves and scarves or brought out umbrellas and carried on. Continue Reading »

S High school bowling season gets underway

GENTRY -- Bowling season got underway in Gentry at the Hillside Lanes on Nov. 29 when bowlers from Gentry High School competed with their counterparts from Siloam Springs. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs win first game of season, advance to third-place round in Holiday Hoops tournament

DECATUR -- The Lady Bulldog basketball team had reason to celebrate Dec. 1 as it posted its first win of the season during the second round of the Decatur Holiday Hoops basketball tournament at Peterson Gym in Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Hosteter crowned Gentry homecoming queen

GENTRY -- It was basketball homecoming at Gentry High School on Friday night and Eden Hosteter was crowned homecoming queen at ceremonies held before the varsity games against visiting Lincoln. Evan Folker was crowned homecoming king at the ceremonies. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers, Lady Pioneers win homecoming games

GENTRY -- Both of Gentry High School's varsity basketball teams won on Friday night in home-court play against visiting Lincoln. The boys, who played first, won by two baskets, 68-64. The Lady Pioneers beat the Lady Wolves, 48-37, in the final game of the evening. Continue Reading »

S West Fork takes second title in Decatur Holiday Hoops tournament

DECATUR -- Every year the Decatur basketball program hosts its winter classic Decatur Holiday Hoops at Peterson Gym in Decatur. This year's event began Nov. 28 and ended with the championship and third-place rounds on Dec. 3. Continue Reading »


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