S Joyce 'Yvonne' Howard

GENTRY — Joyce “Yvonne” Howard, 70, of Gentry, died Jan. 16, 2018, at her home. She was born April 16, 1947, in Siloam Springs, to Ernest Jones and Goldie Riley Jones. Continue Reading »

S PAWS award and other winners honored

GRAVETTE -- Students at Glenn Duffy Elementary School were honored at the school's Rise and Shine assembly Monday, Jan. 8. School staff and guests were present as Glenn Duffy students were recognized for class and individual awards. Many GDE students were recognized for their perfect attendance for the first semester of school, classroom PAWS awards, Terrific Kids or Box Top awards. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gentry Revival Services — Jared Horton will be holding revival services at First Assembly of God in Gentry. On Friday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 20, the services will only be for students in grades 7-12. On Friday night there will be an after-party with pizza, games and fellowship. Meetings on Sunday, Jan. 21, through Wednesday, Jan. 24, will be for all ages. Sunday services will be at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday service times will be at 7 p.m. The church is located at 821 East Main Street, just east from the Dollar General Store. Pastor Michael Powers and youth pastor Jenifer Smith invite everyone to attend. • Sanctity of Human Life Sunday — Pioneer Church of God (Holiness) will be holding a Sanctity of Human Life Sunday event on Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. This service is set aside to focus on the intrinsic value of human life, including the life of unborn children. The church is located just north of the Gentry court building, at 104 North Collins. For more information, please contact Pastor Dan at 626-831-2942. • Musical Concert — Southern Gospel recording artist Terry Campbell will be holding a free concert Sunday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m., at Pioneer Church of God (Holiness). The church is located just north of the Gentry court building, at 104 North Collins. For more information, please contact Pastor Dan at 626-831-2942. • Gravette 2018 Ambulance Dues — Notices for 2018 ambulance dues have been mailed out for the city of Gravette. All residents living within the Gravette ambulance response district, whether inside or outside the city limits, are encouraged to pay the annual ambulance dues. These cover the cost of paramedic services, whether one has insurance or not. Those who have not paid the dues and require paramedic services will be billed at the standard rate. Membership dues are $25 for an individual or $40 per household. Dues may be paid by mail or in person at Gravette City Hall, 604 First Avenue S.E. Those who have Medicaid or Medicare are already covered and do not need to pay ambulance dues. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Sausage, bacon to help Gentry band

GENTRY -- For the next 2 weeks, each customer who orders a "helping" of Blue & Gold products will also be "helping" the Gentry Band. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

Calvin Junior Anderson Continue Reading »

S Quilt show continues through Friday

GENTRY -- The annual Gentry Chamber of Commerce Quilt Show will continue through Friday, Jan. 19, at the McKee Community Room in the Gentry Public Library, at 105 East Main Street in Gentry. Continue Reading »

S Highfill adopts budget, speed limits and four-way stop

HIGHFILL -- The city council at Highfill, on Jan. 9, adopted a 2018 budget and passed, on three readings and with an emergency clause, ordinances setting a 25 mph speed limit in the Silver Meadows subdivision and placing four-way stop signs at the corner of Vaughn and Mason Valley Roads. Continue Reading »

S Alderman Smith resigns; council vacancy open

GRAVETTE -- Melissa Smith, alderman for the city of Gravette, has resigned her position on the city council. She announced she and her family are moving out of the area. Continue Reading »

S Highfill mayor under investigation by Sheriff's Office

BENTONVILLE -- Highfill's mayor, Stacy Digby, is being investigated regarding the possibility of having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old, according to the Benton County Sheriff's Office. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs lose two on the road at Kingston, Omaha

WESTSIDE -- After winning big in Peterson Gym against the St. Paul Saints Jan. 5, the Decatur Lady Bulldogs took to the road to face the Yellowjackets in Kingston and the Eagles in Omaha. Two more wins were not in the Lady Bulldogs' future as they came up short in both games. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions win over Lady Saints in homecoming matchup

GRAVETTE -- After earning the title of the 2018 Basketball Homecoming queen, Tori Foster and several members of her court took their places on the bench, eager for the start of the Lady Lions-Lady Saints conference basketball match in the competition gym in Gravette Jan. 12. Continue Reading »

S Questions about fire dues answered

GRAVETTE -- Many local residents have had questions regarding notices they are receiving about their annual fire dues, according to Mallory Weaver, assistant to the mayor. These questions may be arising because notices about dues were sent out by parcel and not by property owner this year, Weaver said. Continue Reading »

S Our constitutional republic is all but lost?

In an exchange which was recorded by Constitution signer James McHenry in a diary entry that was later reproduced in the 1906 American Historical Review, a Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can keep it." Continue Reading »

S Exotic livestock have moved into our area

The sun came out this afternoon and I was, a little after lunch, taking hay to the cow pasture. They were all stretched out like a huge army of cow tippers had come through and tipped them all! Some heads raised as I opened the gate, but you better believe these old hides were enjoying the heat. We are blessed the rain didn't freeze and today is dry out time! Continue Reading »

S Gentry council approves truck purchase, joins opioid litigation

GENTRY -- The Gentry City Council, on Jan. 8, adopted resolutions amending the 2017 budget, to purchase a new pickup truck for the animal control/code enforcement officer, to destroy old records and to approve meeting dates, times and procedures. Continue Reading »

S Lions win two against Saints, Mastiffs

GRAVETTE -- After pulling escort duty for the basketball homecoming queen's entourage Jan. 12, members of the Gravette Lions boys' basketball team turned their attention toward the job at hand, basketball. Their opponent, the Shiloh Christian Saints. Continue Reading »

S 'Come and See!'

Weekly Devotion

"Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." John 1:45 Continue Reading »

S Foster crowned Gravette basketball homecoming queen

Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Bailey Soule puts the crown on Tori Foster's head during the basketball homecoming queen coronation in Lion Fieldhouse in Gravette on Jan. 12. Continue Reading »

S Deer disease found in Benton, Washington counties

BENTON COUNTY — Chronic wasting disease in deer has been found in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirms two deer in Benton County tested positive for the disease, which is fatal to deer and elk that become infected. Continue Reading »


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