S Do you know the love of Christ for you?

Weekly Devotion

"For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." Ephesians 3:14-19 Continue Reading »

S Benton County planners hear tiny-homes concept

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County planners had their first look at a proposed "tiny home" Thursday and said the county would treat such a project like a mobile home park as the most comparable kind of development. Continue Reading »

S Benton County officials to see personnel budget changes

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials say the 2019 budget process appears to be off to a good start, with just one new position requested. Continue Reading »

S Pirates fight back from first-half shutout to beat Pioneers

GENTRY -- It looked like the Pioneers would win their first football game of the season in their first home game of the season, being up 17-0 at the half, but that was not to be. The Greenland Pirates came back to steal the game by holding the Pioneers scoreless in the second half and putting 28 points on the board. Greenland overcame a 17-0 halftime deficit to earn a nonconference victory over Gentry, 28-17. Gentry quarterback Brandon Atwood completed 12 of 21 passes for 157 yards and threw touchdown passes to Zach Jarnagan and Dylan Kilgore. Jarnagan, a sophomore, had five catches for 85 yards and a score and 72 yards rushing on just two carries. Kilgore caught four passes for 34 yards. Continue Reading »

S County nears contract for west-side ambulance service

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County is close to a new three-year contract to provide ambulance service to the rural areas in the west side of the county. Continue Reading »

S Decatur after-school programs ride once again

DECATUR -- Decatur Public Schools will continue the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program again this year. Students in grades kindergarten through 12 are invited to attend from 3-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Continue Reading »

S Council votes to seek water-tower funding

GENTRY -- In addition to approving the tax-abatement plan for McKee Foods Corporation at its Sept. 10 meeting (see the Sept. 12 issue of the Eagle Observer), the Gentry council, after a public hearing on the topic, also approved a resolution to seek United States Department of Agriculture funding to build a new water-storage tower to serve the east side of Gentry's water-service area, including the new Simmons poultry processing plant, now under construction. Continue Reading »

S This is as bad as being in jail for robbing a filling station and only getting a dusty bags of peanuts

I am not gonna tell you a big hairy tale about my problem. I got skunk juice on me because it just happened. That is all I am gonna say about that. Well, I could add that the dang thing made me stink or, as my close relative says, reek! I will eventually become unstunk, and I know that is not a word that your mind will accept but, if you could smell me, you would be glad for me to become unstunk because right now I stink! Not just me, the truck got it, too. And poor old Dog unloaded and ran back to the house like an antelope with a lion after it. I guess it was like that; I can't say I ever saw it, personally. Continue Reading »

S Constitution Day: What should we commemorate?

The Federal Government requires colleges to commemorate Constitution Day, Sept. 17, with some kind of a student activity to qualify for Title IV grant monies. If people really read the Constitution, they would find no authority for the grant. The requirement is largely ignored. Continue Reading »

S What are bone spurs? How can they impact mobility?

In contrast to its name, a bone spur is a smooth, bony growth that forms over a long period of time. Many bone spurs -- or osteophytes, as they are formally known -- cause no symptoms at all, and you may not know you have one until it shows up during a routine imaging study. The condition is quite common and can occur in any one of several areas of the body. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

Bobby Lewis Backer Continue Reading »

S Gravette Christian Church celebrates 120th anniversary

GRAVETTE -- Members of the First Christian Church in Gravette are celebrating their 120th year in existence. They invite all in the area to help them mark the occasion at a birthday party on Saturday, Sept. 29. Cake and punch will be served in the church fellowship hall, beginning at 3 p.m. The church is located at 301 First Ave. S.W. Continue Reading »

S Obituary

Annie 'Ellie' Eloise Donell-Robinson Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

Week of Sept. 24-28 Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Sulphur Park Cleanup Continue Reading »

S Lions fall to Bulldogs in Oklahoma contest

WESTSIDE -- The skies were clear, with no rain in sight, as the Gravette Lions tried to break their two-game losing streak when they traveled across the border to face off with the Jay, Okla., Bulldogs in a nonconference contest. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs lose tough one to Wildcats

DECATUR -- Under a beautiful starlit sky on Sept. 14, two teams took the field at Bulldog Stadium in Decatur for week four of the eight-man football league inaugural season. By the end of the night, the Little Rock Episcopal Collegiate Wildcats emerged victorious over the Decatur Bulldogs. Continue Reading »

S Gentry wins against Decatur

GENTRY -- The Decatur Bulldogs traveled into Pioneer country Sept. 12 for a scrimmage match against the Gentry Lady Pioneers at Gentry High School. This was the first meeting between these two rival teams since Decatur moved from the 4A to the 2A conference in volleyball earlier this year. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions beat Lady Tigers, lose to Lady Blackhawks

PEA RIDGE -- After defeating the Prairie Grove Lady Tigers earlier in the week, the Gravette Lady Lions were primed and ready to take on their next opponent, the Pea Ridge Lady Blackhawks, at Blackhawk Gym in Pea Ridge Sept. 13. But the Lady Blackhawks had other plans when they took the court ready for the fight ahead. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs stuggle against Lady Golden Arrows, pick up win against Lady Highlanders

DECATUR -- With the volleyball season at its halfway point, the Decatur Lady Bulldogs marked week four with another first-time meeting, this time with the Lavaca Lady Golden Arrows at Peterson Gym in Decatur Sept. 11. It became apparent early in the contest that the Lady Bulldogs were not into the match, as Decatur chalked up another defeat in straight sets. Continue Reading »


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