S Soccer team members presented championship rings

GENTRY -- For the players on the 2015 state championship girls' soccer team it was another special night on Friday as they were again honored in a special ceremony before the football scrimmage and presented with their championship rings. Coach Fabrizio Campagnola presented the rings to the players, one-by-one, in the pregame ceremony in Pioneer Stadium as their names were announced. The girls smiled and unboxed their rings and put them on in celebration of their success on the soccer field. Continue Reading »

S Eastern Oklahoma man pleads no contest in cattle theft

Stilwell, Okla. -- An eastern Oklahoma man pleaded no contest to the charge of felony larceny of cattle last Tuesday after stealing and selling four heifers from an Adair County, Okla., rancher. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association special ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation. Continue Reading »

S BV teen wins national teen pageant

GRAVETTE -- When Shannon McKnight heard she had been recommended to participate in a pageant last year, she thought it sounded like something she could do. She was right. Less than a year later, McKnight, who lives in the Highlands of Bella Vista, is now National Junior Ambassador Teen. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S Every little thing done causes a reaction

I am coming to you from the deep piles of stuff in the barn. I am tired and I won't be broadcasting long as I believe my air is about gone! Yes sir, this is a job I have put off for way too long and I am sorry as I can be today! I thought of doing it a couple of months ago but decided to wait until cooler weather, and now I wish I had, at the very least, started! Continue Reading »

S Lions Club celebrates two years

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Lions Club recently completed its second year as a local service club and has made great strides since it was chartered on June 30, 2013. The main focus of the Lions Club still remains its efforts to provide free eye tests for children and to secure eyeglasses and treatment for persons needing them. Members of the club will be assisting with eye tests at Glenn Duffy Elementary School on Oct. 7 and 8, beginning at 9 a.m. The club collects eyeglasses for recycling, and receptacles where they may be donated are located at Austin Drug, Teasley Drug, Arvest Bank, Bank of Gravett, Care and Share, Roberts-Philpott Eye Associates, Subway, the In Zone and the Gravette Public Library. One hundred and seventy-four pairs of eyeglasses were sent to the Lions recycling center in Texas this spring. Continue Reading »

S Gayla raises funds for Gravette library

GRAVETTE -- Several folks donned boots, jeans and cowboy hats and traveled out to the Barn at Big Springs on Beaty Road Saturday evening, Aug. 22, to attend the third annual Gravette Library gala and auction. This year's event had a "Hoedown" theme and decorations reflected that theme. Continue Reading »

S Riddle to play key role for Decatur

DECATUR -- Tyler Riddle is optimistic Decatur can overcome several big deficiencies to make a run at the Class 2A playoffs. Continue Reading »

S Arvest kicks off fifth year of fighting hunger Bank, customers and communities work to provide one million meals

GRAVETTE -- Arvest Bank's 1 Million Meals initiative challenges bank associates, customers and community members to participate in fundraising efforts and nonperishable food drives to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves across Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas. The initiative is needed because 49 million individuals, including 16 million children, are identified as food insecure. Continue Reading »

S Board discusses vocational opportunities

GRAVETTE -- A reception to honor new teachers was held in the commons at the Gravette High School preceding the August school board meeting. Richard Page, superintendent of schools, introduced each to those in attendance. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Faulkenberry attracts notice from new coach

GENTRY -- Jake Faulkenberry made a good impression on new Gentry football coach Paul Ernest even before school started this year. Continue Reading »

S First be reconciled to your brother

"Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison. Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny." Matthew 5:23-26 Continue Reading »

S Letter to the Editor

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S September is 'a time of change and challenge'

It's September and this month we'll close out the third quarter of 2015. There's a subtle change in the air and we've been enjoying some cooler days and cooler nights. We don't often have the luxury of sleeping in but, when we do, these cool mornings are perfect weather for rolling over and snoozing just a bit longer. When we do get up, we seem to have more energy to tackle our chores than when the summer heat was hanging on. There's a hint of fall in the neighborhood and it feels good. Continue Reading »

S Local twins take through hike on Appalachian Trail

GENTRY -- What started several years ago as a wish turned into a 2,189.2-mile walk this summer for the Coder twins, Samuel and Daniel, 19, as the duo hiked from Georgia to Maine, completing the full length of the Appalachian Trail ... "It's something I really wanted to do," Samuel said, and the trip finally became a reality a few years later when his brother, Daniel, agreed to go along for the hike which passes through 14 states.... Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs win first-ever volleyball game against Lady Wolves

DECATUR -- The Decatur volleyball program reached a milestone Aug. 25 when the team won its first volleyball game against an aggressive Lincoln team in Peterson Gym. The program started in January when two students, Mailee Xiong and Shaney Lee, approached Jessica Hartman and Jessi Castagna with the idea of starting a volleyball team at Decatur High School. The Decatur sports' program never included a volleyball team before and this would be new unexplored territory for the Decatur athletic program. Continue Reading »

S America ought heed the wisdom of Psalm 33

The words of Psalm 33:12 say: "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance." For many generations, that applied to America, because the people, for the most part, gave honor to the LORD God -- notice that I said LORD God because our people sought to honor a specific God, the LORD God of the Bible (LORD is how most translations reflect the Hebrew name of God.... Continue Reading »

S Council approves lot split

GRAVETTE -- Gravette City Council met for a short session Thursday night with all council members and city attorney David Bailey present. Bailey explained that he was absent from the committee of the whole meeting because he was attending a meeting in Pine Bluff. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Awana Club - Heritage Baptist Church's Awana Club begins on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m., and meets every Wednesday during the school year. A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Awana is for boys and girls, ages 3 (must be 3 before Sept. 1) through 6th grade. To register, go to hbcgravette.org or stop by the church. For more information, call 479-787-6782 ... Conservation Meeting - The regular meeting of the Benton County Conservation District will be held at the USDA Service Center in Bentonville at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3. For further information about the meeting, call Gail Sparks, 479-273-2622, ext. 3.... Continue Reading »

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