S Lions dominate Bobcats, pick up homecoming win

GRAVETTE — The Lions scored a touchdown, point after and a field goal in the opening quarter, picked up 20 more points on three TDs and two PATs in the second quarter and added another goal and PAT in the final quarter for a big 37-7 win over the visiting Berryville Bobcats on homecoming night in Gravette's Lion Stadium. Gravette senior Austin O'Brien scored all five of Gravette's touchdowns, picking up 195 rushing yards in the game. Senior kicker Chris Childress added seven points with a field goal and four PATs in the game. Berryville's only score came on a touchdown and point after in the third quarter.... Continue Reading »

S Mullen new city of Gravette fire chief

GRAVETTE — Gravette has a new fire chief. Lonnie Mullen has headed the Gravette fire department only a little more than a month and, even though he is a world traveler, he says he and his wife are looking forward to settling down, becoming a part of the community and getting to know the people. Mullen has been a firefighter almost all his life. A California native, he is from Big Bear Lake, in San Bernardino County. He graduated from high school in the small mountain community of Big Bear Lake. He joined the Marines about a year after graduation and spent two years in the military before returning to California where he says he "just sort of fell into" a job at the fire station. Mullen's career as a firefighter began over 30 years ago.... Continue Reading »

S A knock on the door changed the world

Though Halloween is often associated with knocks on the door and children's voices saying "trick or treat," there was one Halloween knock on the door -- Halloween was then called All Hallows Eve, the evening leading into All Saints Day -- which was heard around the world. It happened a long time ago, 500 years, to be exact. The knock on the door wasn't just on any door but on the church door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, located in Saxony (part of modern-day Germany). And the knocking wasn't to get someone to answer the door. Continue Reading »

S State pet-projects grants ruled illegal

ARKANSAS -- For the third time in a little over a decade, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled on Oct. 5 in favor of a lawsuit by former state Rep. Mike Wilson of Jacksonville to stop lawmakers from funneling millions of dollars in state surplus money to local pet projects. Continue Reading »

S Did I miss the clues of oncoming illness?

Have I been floating along on a dream stream instead of knowing that real life is just not that easy? I guess so! This morning I saw all the scours and snotty noses a feller could take, and they are on that nice bunch of fall calves -- not every calf, but six of them and ears hanging down and mattery eyes. I know I didn't see anything to warn me when I checked the herd yesterday morning. Maybe I missed it, maybe it came during the night, but I sure didn't see anything wrong yesterday. Continue Reading »

S The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

Weekly Devotion

And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: "The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come...." Matthew 22:1-3 (Read 22:1-14) Continue Reading »

S Diet, diet, who's got the diet?

At any given point in time, half of all Americans are on a diet while the other half of Americans have given up on dieting and are eating whatever their hearts' desire. And, in the meantime, obesity rates just keep on climbing. It seems about the only thing that is growing faster than our waistlines is the proliferation of diet plans. When it comes to choosing a diet plan, there are many options. Continue Reading »

S Breast cancer prevention: Is genetic testing right for you?

Since 1985, the U.S. has dedicated the month of October to a national focus on the screening, prevention and survivors of breast cancer. The increased focus on education, screening and lifestyle changes has been a critical tool in driving down both the number of deaths and new diagnoses of breast cancer. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions fall to Lady Saints

SPRINGDALE -- The Lady Lions had their hands full Oct. 10 when they traveled to Springdale to take on the 4A conference leader, the Lady Saints of Shiloh Christian. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Gentry Arrest

GENTRY -- Police arrested Wade Bailey, 52, of Gentry, on Oct. 8, in connection to domestic battering in the third degree, a misdemeanor offense. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs lose in final home match

DECATUR -- Sometimes during basketball games, the ball gets stuck between the goal and the backboard. A similar occurrence took place during the second set of the Decatur Lady Bulldogs and Elkins Lady Elks senior volleyball match at Peterson Gym in Decatur. The incident stopped the game for about five minutes. Continue Reading »

S Council gets good news on old Head Start building, Burden newest member of DHA

DECATUR -- The Decatur City Council received a bit of good news during its regular Oct. 9 session. Continue Reading »

S Kelly Miller Circus returns to Decatur Oct. 20

DECATUR -- Two years ago, the circus rolled through Decatur, taking people back to the times of circus trains, famous clowns such as Emmett Kelly and lots of exotic animals. That same circus, sponsored by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, returns to Decatur Oct. 20 at Veterans Park for two big shows. Continue Reading »

S City council votes to rezone Arvest property

GRAVETTE -- In a special council meeting at the beginning of the Oct. 12 committee of the whole meeting, Gravette city council members voted to rezone property on First Avenue S.E., owned by Arvest Bank, from R-1, single family residential, to C-2, highway commercial. Continue Reading »

S Fall Recipes

Shorter fall days, with a bit of a chill in the air, serve to sharpen our appetites. We look for heartier dishes to satisfy our hunger. But they don't have to be heavy or high in fat and sodium. We can still eat healthy with salads and vegetable-based casseroles. These dishes work well for family dinners or for feeding unexpected drop-in guests. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions finish second, Lady Pioneers, sixth in season play

GRAVETTE -- After losing in three straight sets at Shiloh Christian on Oct. 10, the Lady Lions finished their regular season by sweeping the Lady Pioneers in three straight on Thursday. Continue Reading »

S Decatur celebrates homecoming with parade, pep rally

DECATUR -- It was a day of celebration on Oct. 13 when the entire student population of the Decatur School District gathered along Main Street to begin the 2017 Decatur High School homecoming parade. Continue Reading »

S Highfill to consider water-line expansion and bond refinancing

HIGHFILL — The city of Highfill will further discuss options to expand its water lines to the north and east side of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport at a special meeting to be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at city hall. Two plans were shared with the council on Oct. 10. Continue Reading »

S A season for healing

Pumpkin patch helps teacher find healing after her father’s death

GENTRY -- Melissa Bond, a teacher at the Gentry Middle School and local church youth group leader, wasn't a gardener and didn't even have houseplants, but when she visited a pumpkin patch last fall she thought, "You know, I think I'm just going to grow my own pumpkins." Continue Reading »


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