Thursday, July 30

Thomas, Hodges plan October wedding date

posted: 07/30/2009 6:44 p.m.

Mary Hodges, of Grove, Okla., announces the engagement and upcoming wedding of her daughter, Nikki Hodges, to Jesse Thomas.

Hometown Events

posted: 07/30/2009 6:43 p.m.

Submissions - Items for inclusion in the Hometown Events section of the newspaper may be submitted by calling 736-2822 ; by mail to P.O. Box 677, Gentry, AR 72734; or by e-mail to gentrynews @ nwanews. com.

Tall Grass! City discusses actions to cut unkept lawns

posted: 07/30/2009 6:42 p.m.

Enforcement of city code requiring property owners to keep grass cut and debris picked up was the focus of Thursday's Building and Property Code Enforcement Committee meeting.

Wednesday, July 29

Getting ready for the fair

posted: 07/29/2009 8:28 p.m.

With seven weeks until the Benton County Fair, planned for Sept. 15-18, Decatur 4-H members are busy getting their projects ready for the competition.

Woman arrested for attack

posted: 07/29/2009 8:27 p.m.

Sally Ann Howarth, 49, of Decatur, was arrested on July 22 after allegedly breaking into the home of the elderly woman she was caring for and attacking her.

Investigator tracks a stolen bulldozer to Cherokee City

posted: 07/29/2009 8:24 p.m.

Benton County Sheriff 's Office investigator Audrey Thompson checked with auctioneers across several states in a hunt for a stolen John Deere 550 HLT bulldozer, but a local tip led to the machine's recovery.

Fatal crash takes life of Oklahoma woman

posted: 07/29/2009 8:23 p.m.

A Kansas, Okla., woman was killed Monday morning when her sport utility vehicle crossed the centerline and collided with an oncoming tractor-trailer rig.

Hometown Events

posted: 07/29/2009 8:20 p.m.

Submissions - Items for inclusion in the Hometown Events section of the newspaper may be submitted by calling 752-3675 ; by mail to P.O. Box 252, Decatur, AR 72722; or by e-mail to decaturnews@nwanews. com.

Flip-flop:

posted: 07/29/2009 8:18 p.m.

Like a fish out of water, Benton County Judge Dave Bisbee has flipflopped on his decision to nix reverse-911 service.

Weekly devotion Bearing witness to the true Light

posted: 07/29/2009 8:16 p.m.

"There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

Ice-storm recovery aid to be received

posted: 07/29/2009 8:14 p.m.

Benton County will share with 29 other Arkansas counties in more than $9 million in federal Department of Transportation money, part of the $14 million in total federal aid being provided to help Arkansas' recovery from the January ice storm.

Senator Kim Hendren: 'Hard choices might be on horizon'

posted: 07/29/2009 8:12 p.m.

State Senator Kim Hendren, RGravette, is taking a hope-forthe-best attitude about how a new provision of the state constitution will serve the state.

Griz Bear Comments: Lamenting over setback for film

posted: 07/29/2009 8:10 p.m.

Though it's probably not breaking news and I may be one of the last to know, I learned just last week that Wal-Mart stores are going dry.

A Walk in the Park: Taken aback by the modern-day peacefulness of past battlefields

posted: 07/29/2009 8:07 p.m.

Recently we visited four state parks that preserve some of the historical events of the Civil War.

Legislative issues: Arkansas seeking to promote tourism

posted: 07/29/2009 8:06 p.m.

Tourism generated $5.6 billion in the sale of goods and services in Arkansas last year, accounting for 5.6 percent of the state's gross domestic product.

Pioneer Football Camp:

posted: 07/29/2009 8:04 p.m.

Pioneer Football Camp was held in Pioneer Stadium last week, with 14 young players enrolled.

Wright plays in Hawaii softball tournament

posted: 07/29/2009 8:02 p.m.

Ashley Wright, a 2009 graduate of Decatur High School, recently returned from playing in the 10th Annual King Kamehameha Softball Tournament in Hawaii.

Mayor asks council to change mobile home law

posted: 07/29/2009 7:58 p.m.

Mayor Chris Holland requested that the town council, at its July 16 meeting, revisit its ordinance regarding trailer houses within city limits in conjunction with its ordinances on subdivisions to make it possible for a potential buyer to purchase property in the town and place a trailer house on it.

Londagin, Russell to wed

posted: 07/29/2009 7:57 p.m.

James and Patsy Londagin, of Colcord, Okla., announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Amanda Londagin to Joshua Russell, of Muskogee, Okla.

Thomas, Hodges plan October wedding date

posted: 07/29/2009 7:54 p.m.

Mary Hodges, of Grove, Okla., announces the engagement and upcoming wedding of her daughter, Nikki Hodges, to Jesse Thomas.

Fire board discusses independent board

posted: 07/29/2009 7:52 p.m.

The Benton County Fire Protection Association met Monday night to discuss the possibility of forming an independent fire board.

Peltier picked as new election coordinator

posted: 07/29/2009 7:49 p.m.

Benton County election commissioners unanimously voted Monday to recommend that Helen C. Peltier be the new county election coordinator.

Attending 4-H Garden Fair

posted: 07/29/2009 7:47 p.m.

Members of the Bloomfield 4-H Club recently took part in the Benton County 4-H Garden Fair.

Local woman accused of raping girl

posted: 07/29/2009 7:44 p.m.

A Gravette woman has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl.

OCH plans health fair August 7

posted: 07/29/2009 7:42 p.m.

Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette will be hosting a health and wellness fair from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, August 7.

NWACC receives accreditation for Concurrent Enrollment Program

posted: 07/29/2009 7:41 p.m.

Northwest Arkansas Community College received accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Programs (NACEP) for its high school based concurrent enrollment program this year.

Work underway to ready new county health clinic

posted: 07/29/2009 7:39 p.m.

Words couldn't describe how happy he was when the construction bid for the health clinic in Siloam Springs was accepted.

Judge named in TNT-county case

posted: 07/29/2009 7:38 p.m.

Following a request by Circuit Court Judge David Clinger, the Arkansas Supreme Court has assigned Circuit Court Judge Mike Medlock of the 21st Judicial Circuit West to hear the case of TNT Dirtworks v. Benton County.

School supply lists for Gentry Schools

posted: 07/29/2009 7:33 p.m.

Kindergarten: 12 #2 pencils (pre-sharpened ) 2 mead lined writing tablets 1 small plastic school box 2 bottles of elmer's glue 4 boxes of crayola crayons (24 count) 1 package of washable markers 3 boxes of kleenex or puffs tissues 2 spiral notebooks (wide-ruled, 70 pages of more) 1 package of small Expo dry erase markers (black) 2 packages of Wet Ones antibacterial wipes 1 bottle of Purell waterless hand sanitizer (8 oz. with pump) 2 packages of construction paper (assorted colors) 1 Prang or Crayola watercolor set 1 box of colored pencils

School supply lists for Decatur Schools

posted: 07/29/2009 7:30 p.m.

Kindergarten: 2 one inch binders (1 white-1 blue) 1 box clorox wipes 3 boxes Kleenex 6 glue sticks 2 twenty-four count crayolas 1 package #2 pencils scissors 1 box gallon ziplock bags 1 box ziploc sandwich bags 10 pocket folders with brads 1 package multi colored construction paper 1 small package dry erase markers

Harwell receives scholarship to U of O

posted: 07/29/2009 6:44 p.m.

Landon Harwell, a recent graduate of Gentry High School, has been awarded a Commitment to Excellence Scholarship to attend University of the Ozarks, beginning in the Fall 2009 Semester.

Thomas, Hodges plan October wedding date

posted: 07/29/2009 6:44 p.m.

Mary Hodges, of Grove, Okla., announces the engagement and upcoming wedding of her daughter, Nikki Hodges, to Jesse Thomas.