S Weighed in the Balances and Found Wanting

"If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared." Psalm 130:3-4 Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gravette Days The 2014 Gravette Days, a two-day weekend celebration, will be Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, in Kindley Park in Gravette and at other locations throughout the city. Gravette was founded in l893 and this is the city's 121st annual celebration. Festivities are planned for all ages, including softball and sand volleyball tournaments, an archery shoot and a skateboard exhibition on Friday. Saturday begins early with a Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and youth football scrimmage. The rest of the fun-packed Saturday will include the judging and crowning of Miss Gravette 2014, pretty baby and tiny tot pageants, a juried car show, a parade and an outdoor Dutch oven cook-off. Live music and food are planned. Continue Reading »

S Share the Harvest hosting puppet show this Sunday

GRAVETTE -- Gravette's local food pantry, Share the Harvest, will be hosting its annual puppet show, featuring the White Mouse Puppets, fundraising event on Sunday, Aug. 3, starting at 6:30 p.m. The puppet show will be at Harvest Baptist Church, located 2 miles south of Gravette on Arkansas Highway 59. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Council approves new SRO post for schools

GRAVETTE -- City Council, on Thursday, passed a resolution authorizing the mayor and school district to apply for a COPS-CHP grant in the amount of $110,389.45 to pay for an additional school resource officer to police and provide security at Gravette Public Schools. Continue Reading »

S Coming to you from where the roads are straight and the spaces are wide

I assume I'm home by now, but I'm writing this column a few days ago from the wilds of northwest Kansas, not far from the Nebraska state line. It's the country of the Buffalo soldiers, Indian wars and Old West figures like Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickock. Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse News

By Peggy Carrier That was a sudden, strong, but luckily a short storm that passed through the area Wednesday afternoon. There were reports of several trees down and in some cases electricity was off for 12 hours or more. I was at work and we had to close the store for about an hour and a half for lack of electricity. Ron and Karen Burns have returned to Oklahoma after spending a few days at their house here in Hiwasse. Continue Reading »

S Surprise winds cause havoc

WESTSIDE -- Northwest Arkansas residents were caught completely off guard when a violent windstorm plowed through Benton and Washington counties July 23. Continue Reading »

S 'Kids in the Woods' event hooks kids on outdoors

GENTRY -- Catching fish and catching crawdads were two of the much-enjoyed activities at the "Kids in the Woods" camp in Gentry's new Flint Creek Nature Area. Continue Reading »

S Barbecue will have games for kids

DECATUR -- Kids games have always been a part of the Decatur Barbecue since 1953. The early games featured a frog-catching contest, three-legged race, and turtle races. Continue Reading »

S Display honoring Scott considered

GRAVETTE -- The monthly meeting of the Gravette Public School Board on July 22 began with a moment of silence to honor the memory of Angela Scott, Gravette teacher and HOSA sponsor killed in a recent car accident. Continue Reading »

S Tharp announces run for mayoral post in Decatur

DECATUR -- Bob Tharp, a current member of the Decatur City Council, announced Tuesday his candidacy for mayor of Decatur. Continue Reading »

S County reaches settlement over firing of comptroller

BENTONVILLE -- A settlement has been reached in the dispute over the firing of Sarah Wilson as Benton County comptroller, but details were not released Monday. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Sudden storm causes damage in Gravette

GRAVETTE -- City crews and private tree removal services were busy last Wednesday afternoon and Thursday clearing debris after a sudden storm came through Gravette about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Continue Reading »

S Why grow grass when you could grow food?

GENTRY -- One Gentry businessman has taken a different approach to keeping the lawn in front of his business mowed and trimmed. Instead of mowing it, he put in a community garden and shares fruits and vegetables with area residents. Continue Reading »

S Sales tax holiday set

Classes start Aug. 18 in most Northwest Arkansas districts

WESTSIDE -- A sales tax holiday next weekend is part of the back-to-school countdown for teachers and parents. School starts Aug. 18 in most Northwest Arkansas districts, and buying supplies is part of how teachers prepare. Continue Reading »

S Planners Told Interstate 49 Bella Vista Bypass A Missouri Priority If Highway Tax Passes

FAYETTEVILLE -- Finishing Interstate 49 around Bella Vista would be a priority in southwest Missouri if voters approve a tax Aug. 5 dedicated to building and improving state highways, regional planners were told earlier this month. Continue Reading »

S Officials talk road money for more paving this year

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials say they've made good progress on the road-paving plan and may ask the Quorum Court for money to do more. Continue Reading »

S Little prairie gives big show

GENTRY -- Once again, as a result of not mowing, Gentry's small section of native prairie has been filled with wildflowers and wildlife. Continue Reading »

S It's hard for givers to be receivers

My mom was always doing things for others. After I married and had my own family, every time we'd go to her house she'd send home something with me, usually food, often cinnamon rolls. How she loved to cook for her family! Continue Reading »


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