S Private schools decry state athletic rules n Arkansas association prohibits play with nonmember schools

Decatur boys basketball coach John Unger was contacting teams last year to fill a tournament when he decided to invite Providence Academy in Rogers. It seemed like a good idea since Providence is an area team and Unger has a good relationship with Providence coach Austin Bivens. Providence wanted to play, but the private Christian school never boarded the bus for the 30-minute ride to Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Meet the Pioneers night will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in Pioneer Stadium. The event, sponsored by the Pioneer Athletic Booster Club and Farm Bureau will begin with introductions at 7:05 p.m. Coaches and instructors will introduce the band, cheerleaders and athletic teams for the fall. Farm Bureau and the Booster Club will team up to offer hamburger dinners and all the fixings. Gentry Youth Organization soccer sign-ups are due Aug. 23 for Lil' Kickers (ages 2-4) and U6 through U14. Sign-up forms are available at Gentry EZ Mart, Gentry Public Library and ABC Daycare. They can also be printed from the GYO Facebook page. Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse News

A large crowd of their children, her sister and brothers, nieces, nephews and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Carrier on Sunday for lunch and a family get-together. It was reported all had an enjoyable time. Continue Reading »

S God still has work for us to do in our old age

"O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come." Psalm 71:17-18 Continue Reading »

S Decatur library to sell science fiction books

DECATUR -- Decatur Public Library will have a book sale Aug. 25 through Aug. 29. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S Petting a Goat

Ayden Armstrong, 3, pets a goat during the Benton County Fair on Saturday evening. Continue Reading »

S Primping before the auction

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S Youngest Fair Goer

One of the youngest area visitors at the Benton County Fair on Saturday was April Millsap, 5 months, with her mother Kristi. Continue Reading »

S Entertaining the Crowds

Kaylin Cripps and her band entertained those in attendance at the Benton County Fair on Saturday night. Continue Reading »

S Carnival lights up fairgrounds

The carnival lit up the night sky at the Benton County Fairgrounds on Saturday night. Continue Reading »

S Lions Club installs new officers

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S Schools Opened Monday

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S Firm relocates to Gravette

GRAVETTE -- MDX Group, Inc., has announced the purchase of Captain Sports, a Georgia-based firm, and MDX president Kurt Maddox says he will relocate the business to downtown Gravette. Continue Reading »

S Lions prepare for season opener

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S New Pioneer Scoreboard

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S Senior Center menus

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S Highfill hires full-time police chief and officers

HIGHFILL -- The police department in Highfill now has its own full-time chief, following the resignation of part-time interim chief Keith Smith. Continue Reading »

S Planning commission chairman tenders resignation n Foxx sums up reason as 'no action taken' on part of the city

GRAVETTE -- The chairman of the Gravette Planning Commission has expressed his intention to resign. Continue Reading »

S Gravette District hires three in special session

GRAVETTE -- Three new employees of Gravette schools are Bill Hayford, business manager; Stefanie Harris, special education teacher; and Tina Bersi, HOSA/health science teacher. They were hired at a special meeting of the Gravette School Board Friday evening, Aug. 8, with all board members present except Jay Oliphant. Continue Reading »


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