S Finis F. Wilmoth

CONROE, Texas — Finis F. Wilmoth, of Conroe, Texas, died unexpectedly on May 7, 2018, at the age of 62. He was born in Siloam Springs to Thomas Edward Wilmoth Sr. and Grace Ellen Phillips. Continue Reading »

S Virginia Joyce Whitney

Virginia Joyce Whitney, 78, of Gravette died July 12, 2018, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born August 12, 1939, in Redrock to Wilburn Eugene Shatswell and Dorothy Smith Shatswell. Continue Reading »

S Watkins gives first superintendent's report

DECATUR -- After accepting the superintendent's position June 26, Steve Watkins was at the helm when the Decatur School Board convened its first meeting marking the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Watkins' first order of business in his new post was an update on the progress of the new gym at Decatur Middle School. The new gym is nearing completion, with the office, nurse's station, restrooms and concession stand areas ready for occupancy by Aug. 1, two weeks before the start of the new school year. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

STAFF REPORTS Continue Reading »

S Arrests

STAFF REPORTS Continue Reading »

S Kemp named Gravette parade Grand Marshal

GRAVETTE -- Lura Mae Kemp, 94, has been named Grand Marshal of the Gravette Day parade to be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 11. Continue Reading »

S Landyn Perrine competes at national Little Britches event

GRAVETTE -- Nine-year-old Landyn Perrine competed last week in the 2018 National Little Britches Finals Rodeo, held July 10-15 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla. She has been competing in Little Britches Rodeo events since October 2017 to be able to attend the finals this month. Landyn competes in pole bending, barrel racing, goat untying and flag racing. This is her fourth trip to the National Little Britches competition. She was fourth in the world in the All-Around race going to the finals. Continue Reading »

S Crystal Lake Farms to close its Decatur and Jay (Okla.) operations

DECATUR -- The final piece of Lloyd Peterson poultry legacy, Crystal Lake Farms will cease operations in Decatur in September, according to an announcement made my Gerald Lessard, president of the Decatur-based free-range poultry company. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Summer Fest planned at Falling Springs Church Continue Reading »

S Local students graduate from University of Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE -- The following students from the Eagle Observer coverage area graduated from the University of Arkansas at the end of the Spring 2018 semester: Continue Reading »

S Enrollment time again at Decatur schools

DECATUR -- With school less than a month away, it is time for the annual Decatur Middle and High School enrollment period. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

Week of July 23-27 Continue Reading »

S Decatur FCCLA team experiences national conference in Atlanta

DECATUR -- Four Decatur High School students traveled to Atlanta, Ga., to attend the weeklong Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. Continue Reading »

S Pool, splash pad the coolest place in town

GRAVETTE -- While little was going on outdoors in most places Sunday afternoon due to temperatures in the 90s, that was not the case at Gravette's city pool and splash pad. Continue Reading »

S Little storm clouds make big noises

Little storm clouds came along and made big noises. I believe I counted 39 drops hitting the roof but was tickled to have any. The thunder was pleasing to a poor old dry-land beef producer even if it was all blow and no show! I have known some folks like that, too. Continue Reading »

S Gravette council approves disposal of light bars and reappoints planning commission members

GRAVETTE -- A short special council meeting was held at the July 12 committee of the whole meeting. During the special meeting, council members voted to approve taking out of service old police car light bars. They also voted to approve the reappointment of Ashley Harris and John Lykins to the planning commission. No action was taken following a brief executive session regarding personnel matters. Continue Reading »

S Constitution lists no qualifications for Supreme Court justices

Are you qualified to be the next Supreme Court justice? Perhaps. The only statement in the Constitution with respect to the existence of the Supreme Court lists no qualifications. It reads, "The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office." Continue Reading »

S Do you have faith like Abraham?

Weekly Devotion

"By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: for he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God." Hebrews 11:8-10 (Read Genesis 12) Continue Reading »

S Highfill fills alderman post, rezones properties

HIGHFILL -- City council, at its regular July 10 meeting, appointed Jayme Thompson to fill the Ward 1, Position 1, position vacated by Trevyr Lester. Thompson was sworn in by Mayor Michelle Rieff immediately after her appointment by the council, allowing her to be seated on the council midway through the meeting. Continue Reading »

S There are questions which challenge faith, but God's Word has answers

There are questions which challenge faith but God's Word has answers. Following are a few common questions people ask which challenge faith along with Biblical answers. If there is a good and loving God, how could He allow so much evil in the world? That is a question often asked by Christian and non-Christian alike, especially at times when loved ones die or terrible evils and tragedies occur. Is there an answer? While the wisdom and workings of God are often hidden from our eyes, He has revealed to us in the Scriptures what we need to know. Continue Reading »


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