S When you do what's right, take a deep breath and move on

The old home places around here are awash with the daffodils thick and yellow. The years of not being mowed have allowed them to grow into big beds and make a dazzling display. We have one on our place; a home was there where a big family was raised. There was a huge old oak tree still standing near where the house was when we bought the place. There was chain still swinging from a limb, the last of a swing that made for many happy hours for little boys and girls. I sure like the flowers, maybe the only physical legacy of that family. Continue Reading »

S Northside students learn the value of good health during farm program

DECATUR — Students at Decatur Northside Elementary learned where food comes from and the value of good health while developing good eating habits during the Arkansas Farm and You program presented in the school's safe room in Decatur March 8. The Arkansas Farm and You program is a collaboration of several educational organizations which include the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H, Agriculture Education program, and the Arkansas Department of Human Services SNAP-Ed program. The group's primary mission is to educate first- through sixth-grade students in the proper dietary choices and the values of eating the right foods. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Celebrates quasquicentennial

GRAVETTE — "Looking Back and Moving Forward" is the theme for the quasquicentennial Gravette Day celebration set for Saturday, August 11. The city of Gravette, named for Ellis Tillman (E.T.) Gravett, received its charter on August 9, 1893. "This year we're celebrating the 125th anniversary of Gravette's founding. It is a time for reflecting on our history and celebrating our future," said Heather Finley, chairperson of the Gravette Day Committee. The Committee is currently accepting applications for food and drink vendors. Application forms are available at the city of Gravette's website at www.gravettear.com. Interested vendors may submit completed applications in person or by mail to City of Gravette at 604 First Ave. S.E., Gravette, AR 72736 or by email to info@gravettear.com. The submission deadline is April 1. Continue Reading »

S American empire supported by big media

Recently, I wrote that, under seemingly worthy goals of stopping the spread of socialism, then drugs, then terrorism, we seemingly invited ourselves into every world conflict. Were globalists covertly using these causes instead to build an American Empire? As a college professor teaching current events for 40 plus years, I had to come to this conclusion. Foreign policy seems to have moved from defense to offense. Now, no empire of yesteryear controls or influences more territory than we. We call this globalism, in which the United States becomes not only the world's only superpower but also the world's "real" government. Continue Reading »

S Lions make quick work of Pioneers

GENTRY — The visiting Gravette Lions made quick work of the Pioneers on Friday, scoring 11 runs in the first inning and another eight in the second and taking home a 22-1 win after five innings of play. Gentry's only run came in the bottom of the first when Ayden Smartt was brought home on a sacrifice fly ball to left center by Myles McFerron. With seven runs on the board for Gravette and two outs in the top of the first, Brodie Parsons hit a three-run homer over the right-field fence for Gravette, bringing in Jonah Keener and Dillon Hendricks. Bailey Soule, Gravette's next batter, followed with another home run in almost the same spot. Continue Reading »

S Patience? Is it worth it?

There's an old saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." I really found that out this past week. The hard way. Well, maybe that isn't completely true. I did learn a little bit from my lesson in patience. Yep, that's right, not patients, but patience. With a capital "P." Continue Reading »

S Appreciates Gentry librarians

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S Flu season winds down in community

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year's flu season has hit its peak and is in a steady decline -- finally. Patients who may have put off care because of widespread influenza are encouraged to make sure they get back on track. Continue Reading »

S Council hears citizen comments, passes three ordinances

GRAVETTE -- Two people spoke during the citizen comment period of the March 15 city council meeting. Dean Edmondson, chairman of the planning commission, said he didn't appreciate recent criticism directed at the planning commission. He noted that there are five fairly new members on the commission and said they are working hard and trying their best to do what is right. He said they are finding many properties that have been zoned incorrectly for some time and are attempting to correct all inaccuracies. Therefore he didn't like reading in the newspaper about what they were doing wrong. He then submitted his resignation from the commission, effective immediately. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center menus

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S Hometown Events

Springtown Cemetery planning cleanup day Continue Reading »

S Gravette Upper Elementary releases third-quarter honor rolls


S Obituaries

Charles Earl Orr Continue Reading »

S Faith Berry, MS, LPC, joins staff at Healthy Horizons

Licensed professional counselor Faith Berry, MS, has joined the allied health professionals staff of Siloam Springs Regional Hospital and will be seeing patients at Healthy Horizons, a clinic offering behavioral health services. Continue Reading »

S Health Inspections

Critical violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs fair well in Tiger Invitational Track Meet

BENTONVILLE -- Two members of the Decatur Bulldog boys' and girls' track team qualified for state during the Tiger Invitational Track meet at Tiger Stadium in Bentonville March 16. Continue Reading »

S Cabot beats out Gravette in softball tournament

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions lost to Cabot on Saturday, 8-0, after shutting out Mena and Prairie Grove in the Farmington Invitational Softball Tournament on Saturday, 22-0 and 5-0, respectively. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs drop first home baseball contest to Leopards

DECATUR -- It was perfect baseball weather March 12 as the Decatur Bulldogs kicked off the 1A conference race and played the first home game of the season against the Alpena Leopards at Edmiston Park in Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Lady Highlanders overwhelm Lady Bulldogs in softball at home

DECATUR -- The Decatur Lady Bulldog fast-pitch softball team was in action March 12 at Edmiston Park for its first home contest and a non-conference game with the Eureka Springs Lady Highlanders. Unfortunately for Decatur, the Lady Highlanders were on their A-game and took the victory by 20 points. Continue Reading »

S Preview 2019: Cards vs. Pioneers


FARMINGTON -- Down to their last at-bat, the Gentry Pioneers thought they had a chance, with one out and a runner on, only to have Farmington turn a double play. Continue Reading »


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