S Late run gives Bigelow edge over Decatur

COAL HILL -- Bigelow sophomore Justin Testerman stopped Decatur cold Thursday. Testerman scored 11 of his 13 points in the final six minutes of the game to help Bigelow to a 61-56 victory over Decatur in a first round-game at the Class 2A West Regional. Bigelow (19-7) has won 12 of its last 13 games, and the win puts the Panthers into the Class 2A Tournament for the second straight year. Decatur ends the season at 20-9 after winning the 2A-4 West Conference championship. Bigelow took a 13-point lead at halftime, but the No. 3 seed Bulldogs rallied to take a 52-51 lead with 2 minutes, 53 seconds left in the game on a running jumper by Victor Urquidi. But Testerman hit three-straight layups and his two free throws with 35.3 seconds left gave Bigelow a 59-52 lead. Continue Reading »

S Safari land seizure goes to appeals court

No due process, wildlife park argues

LITTLE ROCK — The owners of a wildlife reserve weren’t allowed their due process rights when a utility company took part of their land using eminent domain, the owners’ attorney said Wednesday. Attorney Sandy McMath asked state Court of Appeals judges to reverse the eminent domain case and send it back to the Benton County Circuit Court for “proper proceedings.” Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers fall in regional debut

POTTSVILLE — The Lady Pioneers ended their basketball season with a loss to the Ozark Lady Hillbillies in the opening round of play for the two 4A schools. Olivia Melton added 13 points for Ozark, which advanced to Friday’s 7 p.m. semifinal game. Haley Borgeteien-James had nine points to lead Gentry, which entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed from the 4A-1 Conference. Continue Reading »

S I sure am glad I'm me and not the same as other folks

It was about 2 a.m. and I was roused by a strange noise. The sound disappeared when I stopped snoring. Since I was awake, I decided to look out and see if the weather man was wrong again. I watched the snow float to the ground as I stood freezing my body in front of the big window. The yard light was just right to make the falling snow look almost magical. I know I would have enjoyed it more if I was retired and liked cold weather.... Continue Reading »

S On Keeping the Sabbath

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S Hiwasse News

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S Backyard poultry grows in popularity

GRAVETTE -- Keeping chickens in town is becoming more popular all the time. Some townsfolk who grew up on farms miss the country life and want to hark back to their rural roots. Others who may never have lived in the country enjoy eating eggs and use many in cooking, so they choose to keep chickens for a ready supply of eggs. Continue Reading »

S Sidewalks planned along Highway 59

GRAVETTE -- Street department head Tim Dewitt told city council members at their Committee of the Whole meeting last Thursday that sidewalks were being planned from Birmingham Street south along Arkansas Highway 59 to Walmart. Other areas being considered for sidewalks were on Irving Street from the Senior Center to the hospital and in the area of the high school. The Highway 59 project, although the most expensive, is deemed the most important after a young lady was struck by a car in that area recently. Continue Reading »

S Safe room open house planned

GRAVETTE -- The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas is pleased to announce an open house for the new safe room and community room at North Arkansas Senior Housing of Gravette from 12 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at 700 Irving Street, S.W. Continue Reading »

S FBLA students qualify for state

GENTRY -- FBLA students at Gentry High School qualified for the state FBLA competition at the district competition on Feb. 3. Continue Reading »

S Bowlers roll third in state

GENTRY -- The Gentry High School boys' bowling team finished third in the state bowling tournament last week. Individually, Wyatt Clark took fourth place overall and Mark White, 14th. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs lose to Rattlers in district semi-finals

HACKETT -- The Decatur Bulldogs senior boys faced a tough loss to Magazine Leftwich Rattlers as they traveled to Hackett Feb. 21 for the semi-final round of the 2A 4West district tournament. Continue Reading »

S Decatur girls lose in opening round

HACKETT -- The Decatur Bulldog senior girls traveled to Hackett Feb. 19 to participate in the 2A 4West district tournament against the Union Christian Lady Eagles for what would be their final game of the season. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Senior Center Menus - March 2-6

Monday: Cabbage patch stew, carrots, cornbread, fruit cobbler. Continue Reading »

S Amos still farming at 90

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S Hints of spring appear in February

Hints of Spring appear in February. Although officially it's over three weeks away, we've seen clusters of bluets dotting the yard. Daffodils are up several inches high and some even have buds almost ready to open. Hyacinths too are springing up out beside the cellar. Even the birds seem to be heralding a new season as we hear them singing sweetly on the occasional warm day. Continue Reading »

S Maysville News

The weather doesn't look too good as I write these items. There is light snow falling and the temperature is also falling. We are in the last week of February, so that makes it closer to spring. Continue Reading »

S Sulphur fire chief steps down

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S Obituaries

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S Cooking class, benefit held

GENTRY -- A cooking class led by Chef Janet Covey Novotny drew a large crowd to the fellowship hall at the Gentry United Methodist Church in spite of the cold and icy weather which closed schools and some businesses. Continue Reading »


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