S Fern Lucille Hogue

GENTRY — Fern Lucille Hogue passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness on May 22, 2018. Lucille was born to Elmer Ernest Dixon and Eula Mae (Cating) Dixon April 30, 1924, in Stigler, Oklahoma. Continue Reading »

S Gravette school millage increase approved

Voters choose school board members, sheriff

WESTSIDE — The Gravette School District millage increase was approved by voters, 1,421 to 943, according to uncertified results of Tuesday’s election. The 2.5 mill increase approved by 60 percent of those voting in the school election raises Gravette’s millage rate to 39.7 mills.... Continue Reading »

S School board rehires classified personnel

GENTRY -- The Gentry School Board renewed classified personnel contracts, approved allowing next year's prom to be held off campus and approved a variety of policy changes on their first or second readings at the board meeting in the Pioneer Activities Complex on May 14. Contracts for 85 classified personnel were renewed by the board for the next school year. Salary increases of $500 for the year were approved for the superintendent, dean of students, athletic trainer and speech therapist. Resignations were approved for Karri Wesson, band director; Anthony Carreira, history teacher; Vicki Denny, food service; Sharon Query, food service; Lisa King, bus driver; and Kathy Hummingbird, custodian. Continue Reading »

S The Waco massacre revisited 25 years later

We drove down a quiet country road, trees and green meadows in every direction. Mount Carmel, the famous Branch Davidian compound and church, was a sharp turn to the right. Gone was the mailbox at the entrance with Branch Davidian Church clearly written on it in big black letters where the once 100-plus residents of a devout break-off of the Seventh-day Adventist Church received their mail. Once on the grounds, we were met with two simple memorials, each telling us that something very significant and violent had happened here -- one to the four ATF agents killed in the February 28 government raid. A few feet away was a shrine of sorts with a name on a plaque for each of the 76 Davidians (19 men, 34 women, 23 children) who lost their lives in the fiery furnace in their place of residence 25 years ago.... Continue Reading »

S What does the Bible teach? Have you read it?

What does the Bible teach? Sad to say, most people have not read the Bible in its entirety and many have no idea what it really teaches. Though much more detail could be provided, what follows is a brief summary of the Bible's teaching. What does the Bible teach? Continue Reading »

S Ramona Ann (Musser) McDade

GENTRY — Ramona Ann (Musser) McDade, age 84, a resident of Gentry, Arkansas, passed from this life on May 21, 2018, at her home. She was born October 14, 1933 in Ashland, Kentucky, to Lawrence and Lorna (Dummitt) Musser. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence McDade; her daughters, Christine McCoy and Margaret Lessard. Continue Reading »

S Patrick 'David' Lowe

GENTRY — Patrick “David” Lowe, 57, of Gentry, died May 20, 2018, at his home. He was born July 24, 1960, on Fairchild Airforce Base in Spokane, Wash., to Marvin F. Lowe and Rema M. Lowe. Continue Reading »

S Decatur committee plants crosses on veterans graves

DECATUR -- Memorial Day is a time to remember all military veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in the preservation of peace and freedom throughout the world. Members of the Decatur Veterans Committee took a little time May 19 to put up around 70 crosses on the graves of military veterans interred at Decatur Cemetery. Joining the committee were members of the Howard-Parish Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9834 in Decatur and American Legion Post 29 in Siloam Springs. Currently, there are 140 military veterans interred in the Decatur Cemetery. Continue Reading »

S It's nice to sit on the porch and hear the world wake up

I find myself sorta pacing around, waiting for the proper time to start cutting hay. I am the most hay season hating person that ever drew breath on a farm and here I am, anxious and anticipating the first cutting round in the field. Well, there is some tall clover that, due to a hard wind and beating rain one spring, we lost. It is once again just picture-perfect and I am about to have a hissy. Continue Reading »

S The convincing work of the Holy Spirit

Weekly Devotion

"Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged." John 16:7-11 Continue Reading »

S Health Inspections

WESTSIDE -- Critical violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness. Continue Reading »

S Free children's meals offered in Gravette, Sulphur Springs

GRAVETTE -- Gravette Public Schools, in cooperation with Sulphur Springs Events, will be providing lunches free of charge for any child 18 or younger regardless of whether they attend school in the Gravette school district. Lunches will be served Monday through Friday, beginning May 21 and continuing through July 27. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

'A Place to Call Home' open house Continue Reading »

S Arrests

Highfill Continue Reading »

S Council approves ordinance establishing the Decatur Historical Commission

DECATUR -- It was three months in the making, but the Decatur Historical Committee is finally a part of the city as a new commission and will oversee the many historical sites and artifacts. Continue Reading »

S OCH hosts first graders at third annual teddy bear clinic

GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital hosted 156 first graders from Glenn Duffy Elementary School at its third annual teddy bear clinic Wednesday, May 2. Teddy bear clinics are educational events for children ages 4 through 8, to promote wellness by exposing young children to healthy behaviors and give them a fun opportunity to learn about their health. Continue Reading »

S Sheriff's department, Gravette PD partner in food pantry

GRAVETTE -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office has announced that it has partnered with the Gravette Police Department to create a Community First Food Pantry. Both the Sheriff's Office and the local police department will maintain the pantry and assist in the drive to keep it filled by donations from the community. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Intermediate School releases honor roll for second semester

Third Grade Continue Reading »

S Gravette residents open new business in Centerton

CENTERTON -- Rural Gravette residents Steve Mitchael and Jill Turner-Mitchael officially opened their new business, 72 West, Monday, April 30. A ribbon cutting was held at 10 a.m. at the retail store located at 11507 Highway 72 in Centerton. Continue Reading »

S Second grade classes enjoy annual walking tour

GRAVETTE -- As the school year begins to wind down each spring, special end-of-year activities pick up. Elementary classes always enjoy field trips, and the second graders at Glenn Duffy Elementary particularly look forward to the annual walking tour of businesses and city services. Stops on the tour this year included Arvest Bank, the Gravette Historical Museum, CV's $avers Club, Gravette Public Library, Countryview Animal Care Center and a Fun Station. Continue Reading »


Archive by year

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018