Wednesday, August 25

Bus drops child at wrong stop

posted: 08/25/2010 9:26 p.m.

After his family went through a harrowing experience on Monday, concerned father Shane Barnes wants to warn other parents to make sure their children know where to get off the bus and what to do if they are left alone.

Gravette City Council to consider new ordinances

posted: 08/25/2010 9:25 p.m.

Two new members for the Gravette Public Library Commission were sworn in to their positions at the Aug. 10 City Council Committee of the Whole meeting.

WESTSIDE HOMETOWN EVENTS

posted: 08/25/2010 9:23 p.m.

Area Events, Meetings and Announcements

Candidates file for municipal offices

posted: 08/25/2010 9:22 p.m.

Tuesday was the last day candidates could file to be placed on the ballot for municipal offices in Benton County. Local municipal filings available at press deadline were as follows:

Arizona escapee admits robbery

posted: 08/25/2010 9:19 p.m.

A captured Arizona prison escapee told police investigators Friday that he and the woman who helped him break out of prison robbed an Arkansas beauty salon Aug. 11, a U.S. Marshals Service supervisor said.

WESTSIDE EAGLE OBSERVER OBITUARIES

posted: 08/25/2010 9:16 p.m.

August 25, 2010

Teen delivers Christmas gifts to children in Bolivia

posted: 08/25/2010 9:14 p.m.

A Gravette teen, Justin Barfield, helped spread an early spirit of Christmas this summer when he and a group of teens visited Bolivia as volunteers with Operation Christmas Card.

Griz Bear Comments

posted: 08/25/2010 9:13 p.m.

Since the move and the merger, I often get asked how I like my new office in Gravette. My answers have usually been brief and without much explanation, so I’ll provide a little more detail here.

WALK IN THE PARK | Writing pages in the book of a new school year

posted: 08/25/2010 9:11 p.m.

I am writing this on the evening of the first day of the 2010-2011 school year. It has officially started!

OPINION? Everybody Has One | This time of year unneccesary

posted: 08/25/2010 9:10 p.m.

My close relative got tired of cooking and allowed us to go out to a good steak house for dinner last night. It was a pure pleasure to sit and visit with everyone that came by, eat two loaves of that little hot bread the nice waiter brings and then eat a steak cooked to perfection, with a baked spud filled up with butter, sour cream, bacon bits and little green onions!

SUSAN SAYS Another busy week

posted: 08/25/2010 9:09 p.m.

The hot, dry weather the past couple of weeks has just about put an end to our garden. Beans and squash vines have died, peppers and eggplants are droopy and tomatoes are almost cooking on the vine.

THE WAY IT WAS

posted: 08/25/2010 9:09 p.m.

I attended a one-room schoolhouse. Before all the small schools were consolidated in the early ‘50s, most kids on farms went to one-room schools.

Ozark Adventist school moves to use electronic grade recording system

posted: 08/25/2010 9:07 p.m.

Gone are the days of filling out report cards by hand once a quarter. Ozark Adventist Elementary School in Gentry has a new system-wide electronic grade book and attendance register that will make tracking grades and attendance more efficient for staff and parents.

WEEKLY DEVOTION Ready for Judgment Day?

posted: 08/25/2010 9:06 p.m.

Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.” Acts 11:22-23

Committee discusses swimming pools

posted: 08/25/2010 9:05 p.m.

Enforcing existing ordinances and urging homeowners to exercise caution to prevent the possibility of a child or toddler drowning in a swimming pool was the recommendation of the Code Enforcement Committee rather than requiring permits for all pools.

Fire interrupts service at Gravette AG Church

posted: 08/25/2010 9:04 p.m.

Gravette fire department was called to the First Assembly of God Church in Gravette Sunday evening when a small fire was discovered on a table of craft items in one of the church classrooms.

Benton County Fair 2010

posted: 08/25/2010 9:03 p.m.

A number of Gentry, Decatur and Gravette residents exhibited everything from livestock to photography in the Benton County Fair last week.

Boys and Girls Clubs starting fall programs

posted: 08/25/2010 9:01 p.m.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Benton County with units in Gravette and Siloam Springs have started their fall after-school programs for youth ages 6 to 18. The first sessions were held last Thursday and will be held Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. when school is in session.

Gravette Kiwanis meets

posted: 08/25/2010 9 p.m.

The Gravette Kiwanis Club meets each Friday at 7 a.m. at the Main Cafe. Special speakers are normally scheduled for each meeting which ends at 8 a.m.

Martins observed 40th

posted: 08/25/2010 9 p.m.

Bruce and Linda Martin, of Baldwin City, Kan., celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a dropin reception at the Gravette Christian Church on Sunday

Hoke to celebrate 90th

posted: 08/25/2010 8:59 p.m.

The children of Lewie A. Hoke are holding a reception in honor of his 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4 at the Bank of Gravett Community Room, located on the corner of Arkansas Highways 72 and 3rd Avenue SE.

MAYSVILLE NEWS

posted: 08/25/2010 8:58 p.m.

We have almost made it through August, which is usually the hottest month of the year. Seems like the summer has really been hot.

HIWASSE NEWS

posted: 08/25/2010 8:57 p.m.

Continued from last week: On Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Ward Carrier, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Carrier and I had lunch with Lofty, DaleLynn and Lamarise, helping Lofty celebrate his birthday.

Montgomery files for re-election

posted: 08/25/2010 8:56 p.m.

Mayor Bill Montgomery announced that he has filed to run for another term as mayor on Monday.

Cash, jewelry stolen from Decatur home

posted: 08/25/2010 8:55 p.m.

More than $450 in cash and a a piece of jewelry were allegedly stolen from a home on Midway Avenue in Decatur last week.

Small class size a big advantage at DHS

posted: 08/25/2010 8:54 p.m.

Small class size offers a major advantage for students at the Decatur High School, according to superintendent Larry Ben.

Tree ordinance passed in Gentry

posted: 08/25/2010 8:53 p.m.

A basic tree ordinance which will make it possible for Gentry to become a Tree City USA was passed on its first reading at the Aug. 2 council meeting.

Query, Sims announce engagement plans

posted: 08/25/2010 8:52 p.m.

Regina Deann Query and Broderick Duane Sims announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

Planning and Zoning Commission recommends taking action to block a new subdivision

posted: 08/25/2010 8:51 p.m.

The city Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending the city council take enforcement action against Mike McCratic to prevent him from subdividing property into eight lots of 5 acres or more because of access issues.

Decatur Education Foundation in need of donations

posted: 08/25/2010 8:50 p.m.

The Decatur Education Foundation has issued a call for contributions to replenish its funds which supports the Decatur Schools.

Local students accepted to ASMSA

posted: 08/25/2010 8:49 p.m.

Six Benton County students have been accepted to attend the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts as members of the class of 2012.

WESTSIDE Senior Center Menus

posted: 08/25/2010 8:48 p.m.

For the Week of Aug. 30 - Sept. 3

Students graduate from ASMSA

posted: 08/25/2010 8:47 p.m.

WESTSIDE — Students from Decatur, Gentry and Gravette are among the 88 who graduated recently from the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts (ASMSA), located in Hot Springs.

Gravette plans Arts in the Park celebration

posted: 08/25/2010 8:47 p.m.

Gravette area residents will want to mark Saturday, September 18, on their calendar to attend the Gravette School District first-ever “Arts in the Park” celebration.

Entertaining the crowds

posted: 08/25/2010 8:46 p.m.

A local musical combo, “Ripped Pigeon,” made up of Gravette High School musicians, provided entertainment during the afternoon at Kindley Park on Gravette Day, Saturday.

Wednesday, August 18

Shock from robbery still lingering on

posted: 08/18/2010 1:15 a.m.

While police on Thursday morning continued to look for the pair who held up the Gentry Kut and Kurl beauty salon at gunpoint the previous morning, Joyce Cook, salon owner and victim, was fighting off tears and trying to get over the shock of her ordeal.

School tours given at Decatur meeting

posted: 08/18/2010 1:14 a.m.

Community members were given a tour of the elementary and high schools, led by principals Leslie Sharp and Bobby King, at Monday’s town hall meeting.

Gravette Day proves to be hot time

updated: 08/20/2010 3:11 p.m.

Gravette Day on Saturday lived up to its reputation as a hot August day, with the temperature climbing to the 104-degree mark in mid afternoon.

WESTSIDE HOMETOWN EVENTS

posted: 08/18/2010 1:11 a.m.

Meetings, Announcements and Upcoming Community Events

Gentry family in race for time

posted: 08/18/2010 1:03 a.m.

While most would never know it from watching their children play, one Gentry family is in a race for time, doing all they can to help in efforts to find a cure for a disease which threatens the lives of two of their children.

WEEKLY DEVOTION Ready for Judgment Day?

posted: 08/18/2010 1:02 a.m.

“And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.” Acts 10:42-43

OBITUARIES in THE WESTSIDE EAGLE OBSERVER

posted: 08/18/2010 1:01 a.m.

August 18, 2010

Board requests no open polls

posted: 08/18/2010 12:59 a.m.

There will be no school election for Gravette school district next month if a request by the Gravette School Board is honored by the County Election Commission.

Griz Bear Comments

posted: 08/18/2010 12:58 a.m.

It’s hard to get used to driving down the road without the shock of an unexpected punch in the shoulder and hearing the words, “Slug-bug, no hitbacks.”

A Walk in the Park

posted: 08/18/2010 12:55 a.m.

I enjoy reading or hearing quotes and expressions, especially those that are humorous, insightful, clever, proverbial or all of the above.

Off the Cuff

posted: 08/18/2010 12:50 a.m.

This is another busy week following last week’s preparations for Gravette Day and the well attended and enjoyed celebration on Saturday.

Opinion? Everybody Has One

posted: 08/18/2010 12:39 a.m.

Did I complain about the heat last week? Well, erase that because I probably didn’t even know what hot was when I wrote it.

Gentry School District earns accreditation

posted: 08/18/2010 12:20 a.m.

Randy Barrett, superintendent of Gentry Public Schools, announced that the district has been granted official district accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement accreditation seal.

Decatur fire station addition proposed

posted: 08/18/2010 12:19 a.m.

Fire Chief David Flynt told the city council at the Aug. 9 city council meeting that he would like to enlarge the fire station with a 40-foot addition,

School Board hires services of athletic trainer

posted: 08/18/2010 12:18 a.m.

Gentry School Board approved contracting the services of Laura Brown, a licensed emergency care provider and athletic trainer, to provide medical expertise on sports injuries at games and to provide therapy treatments to injured athletes.

Groundbreaking held for new exhibit hall in Gravette

posted: 08/18/2010 12:17 a.m.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held last Thursday evening for a new exhibit hall to be located adjacent Gravette’s Historical Museum.

HIWASSE NEWS

posted: 08/18/2010 12:16 a.m.

School starts tomorrow! Watch out for those big yellow buses, the excited little ones with their too-heavy backpacks and for the bewildered pets who don’t understand why they are being left behind.

MAYSVILLE NEWS

posted: 08/18/2010 12:15 a.m.

It’s still hot weather. We were to have a change by the first of the week, maybe rain and cooler temps.

Lauren Kara Crowned Miss Gravette 2010

posted: 08/18/2010 12:14 a.m.

Thirteen young ladies competed for the title Miss Gravette 2010 in the annual pageant held Friday evening at the Gravette High School Performing Arts Center.

Gravette superintendent prepares parents for school

posted: 08/18/2010 12:12 a.m.

Among new instructors joining the district teacher leaders are:

Students earn degrees from U of A

posted: 08/18/2010 12:10 a.m.

The following area students received degrees during May commencement exercises at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville:

Tucker, Stacy named to deans list

posted: 08/18/2010 12:09 a.m.

Devon Tucker, of Maysville, was named to the Spring Dean’s List at Northwest Arkansas Community College, according to Dean Jerry V. Vervack of NWACC.

Five generations of Payne family gather for 30th reunion

posted: 08/18/2010 12:08 a.m.

Five generations of the Payne Family celebrated their 30-year reunion on August 13, 15 and 15, 2010.

Jewell featured at BBQ

posted: 08/18/2010 12:07 a.m.

Buddy Jewell, the feature entertainer for the 57th Annual Decatur Barbecue Festival, has followed a long road to get where he’s at, but his passion for music has carried him to the top.

Gentry, Decatur and Gravette gear up for football season

posted: 08/18/2010 12:02 a.m.

Reports from each team

Local students earn U of A honors

posted: 08/18/2010 12:01 a.m.

University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart recently announced the names of the local undergraduates who earned a place on the chancellor’s list for the spring 2010 semester.

Wednesday, August 11

Gravette's clinic has new owner

posted: 08/11/2010 10:01 p.m.

The Gravette medical clinic will soon have a new owner.

Street repair bid approved

posted: 08/11/2010 10 p.m.

City council members on Aug. 2 approved the low bid of DECCO Contractors-Paving, Inc., of Rogers, to complete a street repair project approved by the council at its July meeting.

Decision on full-time mayor postponed until January 2011

posted: 08/11/2010 9:58 p.m.

Timing is everything when it comes to the decision of whether or not Decatur will have a fulltime mayor.

WESTSIDE HOMETOWN EVENTS

posted: 08/11/2010 9:57 p.m.

Area Events, Meetings and Announcements

Decatur VFW thriving in area

posted: 08/11/2010 9:16 p.m.

From World War II veterans to soldiers who are just returning from Afghanistan, the Howard-Parrish Veterans of Foreign Wars is there for them all.

Council approves additional support for solid waste district

posted: 08/11/2010 9:14 p.m.

Council members on Aug. 2 voted to contribute an additional 30 cents per capita to the Benton County Solid Waste District to allow the district to maintain its staff and continue to provide services to the city.

Candidates must file petitions

posted: 08/11/2010 9:13 p.m.

Persons seeking the Mayor and Alderman (City Council) positions in Gravette and other cities of Second Class must file petitions to be placed on the ballot in the November 2 General Election.

EAGLE OBSERVER OBITUARIES

posted: 08/11/2010 9:12 p.m.

August 11, 2010

Money approved for roof repair

posted: 08/11/2010 9:07 p.m.

Roofing repair was approved by the city council for a portion of library roof damaged in a winter windstorm.

Credit cards accepted for city bills

posted: 08/11/2010 9:05 p.m.

City water, sewer and trash bills may soon be paid by credit or debit cards if the card holders are willing to pay an additional convenience fee for the service.

Griz Bear Comments | Why the name Griz Bear, anyway?

posted: 08/11/2010 9:03 p.m.

Several people have asked me, “Why the name “Griz Bear?”

A Walk in the Park | An amazing adventure, and it only cost 25 cents

posted: 08/11/2010 9:02 p.m.

What can you get for 25 cents these days?

Opinion? Everybody Has One

posted: 08/11/2010 8:59 p.m.

The official heat index has finally caught up with my heat index, way over triple digits and climbing. I have seen some hard, hot times, Lucille, but this one is a dandy. I saw a cottontail rabbit standing in a pond and a skunk doing backstrokes at the same time. I mean it is hot.

Off the Cuff

posted: 08/11/2010 8:58 p.m.

You’ve heard the term “miracle worker,” haven’t you? The term describes a person who, when faced with one of those almost impossible tasks, wades into the challenge and comes out on top.

Eagle Observer Letters to the Editor

posted: 08/11/2010 8:56 p.m.

Editor, The Gentry Livestock Auction Premium Support Group — known as the Gentry Merchants’ Group — is reorganizing due to the retirement of Barb Stitchka and Leon Wilmoth. Both of these individuals dedicated several years of service to the cause of assisting area 4-H and FFA youth with their livestock projects.

Additional pageant entries still welcome

posted: 08/11/2010 8:54 p.m.

Deree Mitchell, coordinator of the Gravette Day pageants reported that “entries are very low for the tiny tot and other Gravette Day pageants.

Full day set for annual Gravette Day celebration

posted: 08/11/2010 8:52 p.m.

Twelve Gravette area young ladies will be vying for the title of Miss Gravette in the annual Gravette Day celebration this weekend.

57th Annual Decatur BBQ Festival

posted: 08/11/2010 8:51 p.m.

The 57th Annual Decatur Barbecue Festival was a success, according to Chamber of Commerce president Royce Johnson and Parks and Recreation Committee Chairman Trip Lapham.

End-of-summer library event held

posted: 08/11/2010 8:46 p.m.

The Gentry Public Library’s summer reading program concluded with an end-of-summer party at the McKee Swimming Pool on Sunday evening, with more than 150 in attendance.

Students receive school supplies

posted: 08/11/2010 8:43 p.m.

More than 200 backpacks filled with school supplies were distributed to Decatur students on Aug. 3 as part of United Way of Northwest Arkansas’ Stuff the Bus campaign.

WESTSIDE SENIOR CENTER MENUS

posted: 08/11/2010 8:42 p.m.

Gravette and Gentry Centers

HIWASSE NEWS

posted: 08/11/2010 8:39 p.m.

We will surely get some rain next week. Saturday, August 14, is Gravette Day. The Benton County Fair opens Wed., August 18, and Gravette schools start Thursday, August 19.

MAYSVILLE NEWS

posted: 08/11/2010 8:38 p.m.

We are sure in need of rain. Maybe we will get some soon. Sure has stopped a lot of the lawn mowing. I’d rather see the yard green.

Bloomfield 4-H goat show

posted: 08/11/2010 8:37 p.m.

Bloomfield 4-H hosted its fourth annual livestock show on Saturday at Gentry City Park, with more than 150 people and exhibitors in attendance.

Gleamers to hold silent auction

posted: 08/11/2010 8:36 p.m.

The Gravette Gleamers 4-H Club will host a silent auction in Kindley Park this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Senior center finishes cookbooks

posted: 08/11/2010 8:35 p.m.

Cookbooks are now available at the Gentry Senior Activity Center.

WEEKLY DEVOTION Jesus is all you need

posted: 08/11/2010 8:33 p.m.

“Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.” Psalm 33:8-9

Brotherton to hold book signing in Gentry

posted: 08/11/2010 8:32 p.m.

A well-known area author and feature writer will hold a book signing at the Gentry Public Library for her latest books, “The Boston Mountains: Lost in the Ozarks” and “Arkansas Meals and Memories: Lift Your Eyes to the Mountains.”

City buys city hall from Arvest Bank

posted: 08/11/2010 8:29 p.m.

Mayor Bill Howard and bank president Jim Singleton are shown shaking hands following the recent purchase of Gravette City Hall from Arvest Bank.

State Money Tagged for Bella Vista Bypass

posted: 08/11/2010 3:19 p.m.

The first section of a proposed Bella Vista bypass will skirt the Hiwasse community, officials announced Wednesday morning.

Were fugitives in Arkansas?

updated: 08/11/2010 9:04 p.m.

A person with the Benton County sheriff’s office says there’s “no reason to believe” an escaped Arizona inmate and his fiancee are in a small Arkansas town.

Wednesday, August 4

'The Eagle has landed'

posted: 08/04/2010 7:10 p.m.

The Westside Eagle Observer, a new Northwest Arkansas Newspapers publication, debuts today.

New alert system put in place at Gentry Schools

posted: 08/04/2010 7:09 p.m.

A new way to keep parents notified of emergencies and other important information is being put in place in Gentry’s public schools.

Freak storm causes damage

posted: 08/04/2010 7:08 p.m.

A pop-up thunderstorm that began as a summer shower on Sunday evening caught residents and emergency officials by surprise when it turned into a severe storm with winds that destroyed a mobile home, blew down a barn and left trees laying on homes, cars and roads.

Annexation added to Gravette ballot

posted: 08/04/2010 7:07 p.m.

After more than two years of preparatory work, the Gravette City Council on Monday evening gave an OK to an ordinance calling an election to annex several parcels of land into the city limits.

HOMETOWN EVENTS

posted: 08/04/2010 7:06 p.m.

Gentry Youth Organization will hold football signups for players in grades four through six, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Gentry City Park. Football practice will start on Monday, Aug. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Gentry High School practice field

Runaway trailer ends up in window of Decatur building

posted: 08/04/2010 7:06 p.m.

A small trailer ran through the front glass window of a vacant store on Main Street Friday morning after it came loose from the vehicle towing it.

Signs may bring fines

posted: 08/04/2010 7:05 p.m.

Police will soon be picking up garage and yard sale signs and returning them to their owners with a ticket, according to Gentry Police Chief Keith Smith.

WESTSIDE OBITUARIES

posted: 08/04/2010 7:04 p.m.

Obituaries and Death Notices

WEEKLY DEVOTION

posted: 08/04/2010 7:03 p.m.

“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” Psalm 100

Engagements and Anniversaries

posted: 08/04/2010 7:03 p.m.

Amber Dawn Coonfield and Jermiah Wayne Brewer have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Gravette club met July 28

posted: 08/04/2010 7:01 p.m.

The monthly meeting of the Jolly Good Times Club was held Wednesday, July 28, at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center with six members and one guest present.

Members allowed to work for city

posted: 08/04/2010 7 p.m.

At the recommendation of the personnel committee, the council took no action Monday to reverse a current policy which allows city council members to be employees of the city or to do business with the city.

I'm back at work and recuperating

posted: 08/04/2010 6:59 p.m.

I don’t usually think of coming to work as a place to relax and catch my breath, but after last weekend I was feeling a bit that way on Monday morning. What a weekend!

School starting and thoughts of motherhood

posted: 08/04/2010 6:57 p.m.

Recently I spent two days attending an out-of-town training workshop brushing up on some things important to my job at school. When I returned home, I noticed school supplies lists were printed in the newspaper.

School starting and thoughts of motherhood

posted: 08/04/2010 6:57 p.m.

Recently I spent two days attending an out-of-town training workshop brushing up on some things important to my job at school. When I returned home, I noticed school supplies lists were printed in the newspaper.

Readers, this is Bill

posted: 08/04/2010 6:54 p.m.

Howdy to you folks who are for the first time exposed to the wisdom of ole’ Bill. I am right proud to have you. We have been expecting company for some time and it is a privilege to introduce you all to my family.

Thinking of past Gravette reunions

posted: 08/04/2010 6:53 p.m.

Since Gravette Days are upon us again, I thought I’d repeat a column I wrote for Rogers Hometown News over 10 years ago. Here it is:

WESTSIDE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 08/04/2010 6:52 p.m.

Gravette Day is quickly approaching! Be there to celebrate our community on Aug. 14 at the Gravette Day festivities. This year’s theme is Be Here — Buy Here, to promote buying goods and services locally.

Decatur Livestock Show

posted: 08/04/2010 6:51 p.m.

FFA and 4-H students got a little extra time in the show ring at the Decatur Livestock Show on Saturday to help them prepare for the Benton County Fair.

Parents urged to note bus changes

posted: 08/04/2010 6:51 p.m.

School will begin in a few short weeks, and parents, students and drivers need to be aware of changes in bus routes and schedules.

Gravette council holds executive session

posted: 08/04/2010 6:48 p.m.

An hourlong executive session involving what Gravette Mayor Bill Howard termed a “personnel matter” resulted in no decision at a special meeting of the Gravette City Council Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Superintendent provides information for upcoming school year at Gravette schools

posted: 08/04/2010 6:48 p.m.

Editor’s Note: This is the first of two articles which contain information of importance for students and parents concerning the new school year at Gravette Public Schools, which begin August 19. Dr. Andrea Kelly provided these articles to aid parents and students, particularly students who may be new to the Gravette schools.

Maddox resigns from council

posted: 08/04/2010 6:27 p.m.

Kurt Maddox, Gravette City Council member, submitted his resignation last Thursday and the following day announced he is forming a campaign committee for the office of mayor of Rogers.

Break-in foiled

posted: 08/04/2010 6:24 p.m.

An automatic burglar alarm apparently foiled an attempted break-in at the Teasley Drug in Gravette last Wednesday.

Church giving out school supplies

posted: 08/04/2010 6:23 p.m.

The Gentry Victory Missionary Baptist Church will be passing out free school supplies from 8 a.m., until noon — or as long as supplies last — on Aug. 7.

Gentry to hire park help

posted: 08/04/2010 6:22 p.m.

The city of Gentry is seeking a contract laborer to empty trash cans at the city park and care for animals at the city pound on days when the city’s animal control officer is off.

Planning meeting set

posted: 08/04/2010 6:21 p.m.

The Gravette Planning Commission will meet Monday, August 9, at 6 p.m. at 406A Main Street NE, according to commission chair Mike von Ree.

MAYSVILLE NEWS

posted: 08/04/2010 6:17 p.m.

It’s still summertime and the hot weather is a good reminder. We sure do need rain but it’s August so we may have more hot weather.

HIWASSE NEWS

posted: 08/04/2010 6:15 p.m.

If the first week in August is unusually warm, the winter will be white and long.

Pet cat Black Boy has a home

posted: 08/04/2010 6:14 p.m.

Black Boy has a home! The pet cat that was “owned” by several ladies at the Senior Center Housing Complex was threatened with expulsion from the area since the male cat lived outside the residences and a notice posted by housing officials said outdoor pets, including cats, had to be on leashes.

Book signing to be held Friday at Gravette library

posted: 08/04/2010 6:05 p.m.

A wellknown area author and feature writer will hold a book signing in Gravette for her latest books, “The Boston Mountains: Lost in the Ozarks” and “Arkansas Meals and Memories: Lift Your Eyes to the Mountains”. She will be at the Gravette Public Library, Friday, August 6, from two to three in the afternoon.

Lost dog needs good home

posted: 08/04/2010 6:02 p.m.

Gravette City Pound is seeking the owner or someone to adopt this adult female Chihuahua mix which was found in Gravette last week.

Water rate increase passed by Gentry City Council

posted: 08/04/2010 5:59 p.m.

City council approved an ordinance raising water and sewer rates 3 percent, with the increase to appear on the November water bill.

Coach suffered heart attack

posted: 08/04/2010 5:58 p.m.

You can’t keep a good coach down. He’ll be back.