S Gravette Library offers more than just books

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette public library is a great place to check out books but this building, located at 407 Charlotte Street just east of the Boys and Girls Club, offers much more than just books. The popular summer reading program is scheduled to kick off on Thursday, June 4. This five-week program, for children ages 4 to 12, has as its theme "Every Hero Has a Story." The sessions, which begin at 11 a.m., are free and open to all children in the area. The opening session on June 4 will feature "Disney Super Heroes -- Villians and Sidekicks." Continue Reading »

S Old Settlers Day coming up in Colcord

COLCORD, OKLA. -- Old Settlers Day in Colcord, Okla., will be held on Saturday, June 6, with the Colcord Rodeo scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights, June 5 and 6. Saturday events begin at 7:30 a.m. with a fundraising breakfast at the senior citizens' center. Then, beginning at 9 a.m., the Talbot Library and Museum, at 500 S. Colcord Ave., in Colcord, will open its annual book and bake sale to raise funds for the library, museum and genealogy research center. The event will feature award-winning Western author Dusty Richards and local live music. Continue Reading »

S Don't let their sacrifices be in vain!

On Friday, I was privileged to officiate in the Fayetteville National Cemetery at the funeral service of a veteran who served during both WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was there at the Battle of the Bulge and, I am told, had the job of laying mines and removing them again after hostilities in certain areas ceased. It was a moving experience after sharing the comfort of Scripture with this veteran's family to hear the three volleys ring out and taps played.... Continue Reading »

S Youth Excellence Award

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S Arkansas Tech announces spring 2015 dean's list

RUSSELLVILLE -- Arkansas Tech University has announced its dean's list for undergraduate students on the main campus in Russellville for the spring 2015 semester. A student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher and complete at least 12 hours of college-level coursework to be named to the dean's list. Continue Reading »

S Arts, Crafts Festival

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S Childhood memories bring joy

It had been a long time since I'd seen a train and longer since I'd heard a long, lonesome whistle. I would really like to see an old steam engine and witness the chug, chug and see the smoke, listen to the long whine of the whistle warning of its coming. The magic of those old locomotives is about lost on the generations since I was a kid. I know, that was a long time ago! Continue Reading »

S Could we have a blackberry winter?

Although we've had a few really warm days, we're still getting more than our share of cool, cloudy days and plenty of rain. Continue Reading »

S Board takes first step in approving raises

GENTRY -- Among other policy changes considered by the Gentry School Board and passed on their first readings were pay changes for teachers and support staff at the Gentry Schools. Continue Reading »

S 2016 prom to be held in Siloam Springs

GENTRY -- The school board on May 18 gave unanimous approval to a request of next year's Gentry junior class to be allowed to hold the annual Gentry High School prom off campus and at the Cypress Barn in Siloam Springs. Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse News

When tractors are going down the highway, is it legal for cars and school buses to pass them on double yellow lines? Continue Reading »

S Maysville News

Maysville E.H. Club members, remember this Thursday, May 28, is our regular monthly meeting at the community building. Melinda Crawley is hostess for the lunch. Visitors are welcome. Continue Reading »

S Annual Lions Golf Classic draws 96 golfers Event benefits numerous programs at Gravette High School

BELLA VISTA -- After several days of rain, the weather cooperated and the skies cleared Saturday morning, May 9, for the thirteenth annual Gravette Lions Golf Classic. Ninety-six golfers participated in this year's Classic, proceeds of which go to support Gravette High School activities, including athletics, drama, vocal and instrumental music, cheerleading and the arts as well as academic achievement awards. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Middle School student wins computer

GENTRY -- On May 14, 17 selected Gentry Middle School students attended a Mi Futuro Graduation with Walmart Print Solutions in Bentonville. Continue Reading »

S 'Four Uniforms -- The Marvin Day Story' to premiere in Sulphur Springs

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The 45-minute documentary film, "Four Uniforms -- The Marvin Day Story," will premiere the evening of Friday, June 5, as a benefit for the Sulphur Springs Community Museum. All proceeds will go toward the cost of fixing the heating and air conditioning unit for the museum building. Continue Reading »

S Gravette students on SWOSU honor roll

WEATHERFORD (Okla.) -- James Harold Austin and Colton Edward Moorman of Gravette were among students named to the dean's honor roll at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for academic work during the 2015 spring semester on the Weatherford campus. Continue Reading »

S Air Park fun run counted big success

DECATUR -- The Decatur Chamber of Commerce held its second annual "Come Fly with Me" 5K and color fun run at the Crystal Lake airport May 16, making it lookmore like a canvas painted by Jackson Pollack than an airport runway. Continue Reading »

S Gentry 2015 Arkansas Meet of Champions results

GENTRY -- Cole Cripps finished ninth in pole vault; Mallory Morris finished seventh in 800-meter run; the 4x800-meter relay team -- Mallory Morris, Lauren Little, Kya Dezurik, Brynn Elliott -- finished 10th. Zach Ellis did not compete due to the meet time conflicting with graduation ceremonies. Continue Reading »

S Decatur senior high track team places fifth in state 2A meet

DECATUR -- The Decatur High School track and field team had a remarkable 2015 season, with the junior high boys' team winning the Vinita Invitational Track Meet at Vinita, Okla., April 4. When they went to the District meet in Danville, April 21, they once again proved they were ready to compete. Continue Reading »


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