S Rains dampen fall festival

GENTRY -- Though it rained and drizzled all the way up to the starting time for Sunday's fall festival, a break in the wet weather allowed the event to be held and many braved the soggy conditions and enjoyed the afternoon festival on Sunday. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

The second annual Gravette Public Library fund-raising gala will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Cedaridge Event Center, 10889 Highway 72 W., in Bentonville. The event will feature a catered dinner, casino games, silent auction and a DJ. Dress is business/casual. Tickets are available for $25 per person or $160 for a table of eight and may be purchased at the Gravette library, Arvest Bank - Gravette and the Bank of Gravett or from any library commission member. For more information, contact Sally Shorter, 479-787-3338, or Kim Schneider, 479-787-8689. Continue Reading »

S How We See It: Decatur Case Reflects The Power Of Transparency, Open Records Law

We likely haven't heard the last of the recent dust up over in Decatur, where questions about the way money got spent at the local housing authority office led to the resignation of its executive director and a closer examination of the books by officials from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. Continue Reading »

S Army Jazz Band to perform Oct. 27

BELLA VISTA -- The Jazz Ambassadors, the official touring big band of the United States Army, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Arend Arts Center in Bentonville. Continue Reading »

S Springtown plans fall cleanup

SPRINGTOWN -- The town of Springtown will hold a fall cleanup and household waste collection event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 18 (no material can be accepted after noon, so residents are urged to arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

Virgil Alexander Continue Reading »

S Property tax deadline is today n People in Benton County can make payments in person, by phone, online or mailed

BENTONVILLE -- Property taxes are due today and payments can be made by phone and online. Cash, checks, credit cards and e-checks are accepted. Payments also can be mailed and are considered paid on time if they are postmarked on or before today. Continue Reading »

S Jesus' answer to a crossless Christianity

"And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and [of] the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men." Mark 8:31-33 (Read 27-38) Continue Reading »

S I can't push Old Man Winter back or kick him forward

I have, let me rephrase that, my close relative has two sugar maple trees in the yard. We like the shade and the best of the fall leaves are on those two trees. They turn red, not brownish red, but real red. I just sit and enjoy looking at them every fall. And then the leaves fall to the ground and I don't exactly like that! Continue Reading »

S A little doctrine for my kids: What about good works? Are they necessary?

While no one can be saved by his good works because of the sin and imperfection which permeates all we think, say or do, God does desire and command that we do good works. Continue Reading »

S The Forgotten Highway

Mandalay. Many of you can probably remember that word which sparked a popular song many years ago. It's amazing how a word can lurk in the back of the mind and, with little reason, can pop up. Continue Reading »

S Meteorologist blows into Northside classroom

DECATUR -- "What do you do when a tornado is in the area?" a weatherman asked a group of Decatur school children. Continue Reading »

S Crystal Lake's mystery artist revealed

DECATUR -- Over the past few weeks, chalk drawings of Howard the Duck, Captain America and Spiderman appeared on the sidewalk at Crystal Lake. But no one knew who the artist was, until now. Continue Reading »

S Springtown pursuing grant for walking trail

SPRINGTOWN -- The town council on Friday approved a resolution to seek grant funding to build a portion of a proposed walking trail -- from near the Arkansas Highway 12 bridge over Flint Creek to the Aubrey Long Road Bridge -- and to enter in an agreement with Cassie Elliott of Visionary Milestones to prepare the grant application and administer the grant if it is awarded. Continue Reading »

S Womack talks politics at Gentry Coffee with Congressman event

GENTRY -- "It's all about arithmetic," U.S. Rep. Steve Womack said of the upcoming election at his visit to Gentry on Thursday. "It doesn't matter who is running; it's about the numbers." Continue Reading »

S Committee reviews planning, zoning maps

GRAVETTE -- Approximately 25 citizens attended a public hearing preceding last Thursday night's Committee of the Whole meeting. Copies of the proposed master street plan, master land use plan and zoning map were on display for citizens to review and mark changes they felt should be made. A few adjustments were made on the maps before sending them back to the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission. Continue Reading »

S Library Gala set Thursday

n The gala is a fundraiser to supplement the library's building fund. Continue Reading »

S Where do they stand? n Two Gentry candidates respond

GENTRY -- In order to give voters opportunity to compare the positions and views of James Furgason and Katrina Cryer, both candidates for the Ward 1, Position 2, seat on the Gentry City Council, the Eagle Observer sent to both candidates the same eight questions, asking them to respond to each question in 50 words or less. Their answers follow unedited. Continue Reading »

S Pavilion dedicated at Johnson Park

DECATUR -- Since the opening of Royce Johnson Memorial Park Oct. 22, 2013, it continues to grow by leaps and bounds. It now has a swing set, tether ball set, sand box with digger, and a picnic table, all paid for with private donations. Continue Reading »

S Bulldog junior high wins first game, seniors lose by three

DECATUR -- The week of Oct. 6 was originally scheduled an open date for the Decatur Bulldogs. But, before the season began, coaches at Dardanelle contacted Shane Holland and John Unger to see if they would like to play a non-conference game against their junior varsity. The Decatur coaches agreed. So the Bulldogs varsity and junior high teams traveled to central Arkansas to take on the 4A conference Sand Lizards on Oct. 7. Continue Reading »


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