Wednesday, February 24

Biography Of Field Kindley Is Nominated For AF Award

posted: 02/24/2010 12:26 a.m.

The biography of World War I Air Ace Field Kindley was recently nominated for best book of 2008 by the Air Force Historical Foundation.

Next Year School Calendar Approved

posted: 02/24/2010 12:26 a.m.

The opening day of school for students in Gravette next year will be Wednesday, August 19, according to a calendar approved by the School Board.

Cooper Pledges Land Site For New School In Bella Vista

posted: 02/24/2010 12:25 a.m.

Gravette School Board at its recent meeting approved a conditional intent agreement with Cooper Communities for a site for a new elementary school in Bella Vista.

Area Cities Receive Sales Tax Receipts

posted: 02/24/2010 12:25 a.m.

Area cities’ sales tax receipts for the month of December as reported in the January issue of “City and Town” , the magazine of the Arkansas Municipal League, include the following amounts. The first figure is local sales tax receipts; the second, each city’s share of the county one-cent sales tax.

Kiwanians Will Hear Community College Program

posted: 02/24/2010 12:24 a.m.

A program about Northwest Arkansas Community College, what it offers and how it impacts the area, will be presented at the Friday, February 26, meeting of Gravette Kiwanis Club.

Council Hears, Acts During Recent Meet

posted: 02/24/2010 12:23 a.m.

Items discussed at the recent Gravette City Council Meeting of the Whole included the following: Received reports from the police and fire departments, the public library and the streets and utilities departments.

New Ad Director Named For Newspapers

posted: 02/24/2010 12:21 a.m.

Northwest Arkansas Newspapers has named Crystal Thurman advertising and marketing director for the newspaper group jointly owned by WEHCO Media and Stephens Media.

Military Graduates

posted: 02/24/2010 12:21 a.m.

Andrew Leemasters AF Boot Camp Grad Airman Andrew Leemasters of Gravette graduated from Air Force boot camp in San Antonio, TX, Friday, January 29.

County Fair Seeks Participants For Huge Garage Sale

posted: 02/24/2010 12:19 a.m.

Benton County Fairground is sponsoring a County Wide Garage Sale on April 23 and 24. Booths, 10’ x 10’, can be reserved now by calling 479-795-8900.

Local Students Receive Degrees

posted: 02/24/2010 12:18 a.m.

These Gravette college students have received degrees:

Maysville Luncheon Schedule

posted: 02/24/2010 12:18 a.m.

The Maysville Extension Homemakers reminds persons in the Maysville area of upcoming luncheons at the Maysville Community Building.

Clothing Exhibit Open At Shiloh Museum

posted: 02/24/2010 12:15 a.m.

All Dressed Up, an exhibit of men’s, women’s and children’s fancy clothing, is open at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale.

County Settles Ice Clean-up Lawsuit With Decatur Firm

posted: 02/24/2010 12:15 a.m.

A suit against Benton County for storm damage cleanup costs was settled recently after the county agreed to a $568,945 settlement.

Senior Center Report

posted: 02/24/2010 12:14 a.m.

The Silver Strikers took second place in the Wii Regional Bowling Tournament.

Gravette Obituaries

posted: 02/24/2010 12:13 a.m.

Christopher Roland Christopher

Gravette Births

posted: 02/24/2010 12:13 a.m.

William Paul and Heather Finley of Bella Vista are parents of an 8 pound, 3 ounce daughter, Grace Elizabeth, born January 25, 2010, at Willow Creek Hospital in Johnson.

OPINION? Everybody Has One!!

posted: 02/24/2010 12:12 a.m.

My poor old hide is just yearning for some solar heat. I need a good hot day and fence to build. That would probably warm me up considerably. For one of the few times in my life I feel sorry for the Yankees up there in the northeast. They have been dealt a bad hand of weather for several weeks.

Susan Says . . .

posted: 02/24/2010 12:11 a.m.

We had a few warmer days last week but wintry weather persists. Still we are encouraged as we see the days growing longer and we know spring is less than a month away.

Off The Cuff

posted: 02/24/2010 12:11 a.m.

What’s wrong with our government? That’s the question bantered around in every convesation these days. The boobtube boys (and gals) have a field day with it ad nausium.

Answers 20 Questions

posted: 02/24/2010 12:09 a.m.

Answers 20 Questions continued from previous weeks

Maysville News

posted: 02/24/2010 12:07 a.m.

Sunday was a rainy, gloomy day. The weatherman called for possible snow flurries that night but thankfully they missed us.

FFA Boosters Organization Will Award Scholarships

posted: 02/24/2010 12:04 a.m.

The Gravette FFA Supporters met Tuesday, February 9, at the high school Agricultural Department.

Gravette Lunch Menus

posted: 02/24/2010 12:03 a.m.

Lunches Week of March 1 - 5

Overpass Survey Set At Siloam Springs

posted: 02/24/2010 12:02 a.m.

The Arkansas Highway Department will conduct a survey to determine whether a railroad overpass will be needed at a crossing at Cheri Whitlock Drive and Country Club Road.

Hiwasse News

posted: 02/24/2010 12:02 a.m.

Mark your calendars. March 29 from 4 until 5:30 p.m. Countryview Animal Clinic will be giving rabies shots at the Hiwasse Fire Station. Be sure your “fur children” are all up to date on their shots.

Middle School Parent Survey Shows Interesting Results

posted: 02/24/2010 12:01 a.m.

Over 100 parents came to the Spring Semester Parent/Teacher Conferences on February 9. The conferences started at 11 a.m. and lasted until 7 p.m. There was some concern that wintry weather would limit the number of parents who came. However, for a spring conference, attendance was about average.

Byron Warren Will Seek Mayor’s Seat In Gravette

posted: 02/24/2010 midnight

Byron Warren, a member of the Gravette City Council for 11 years, announced this week he is a candidate for the position of Mayor of Gravette.

Tuesday, February 23

Agent Advises: You Can Clip And Save

posted: 02/23/2010 11:58 p.m.

Clipping coupons may seem like a chore to some, but the potential savings make it worthwhile, especially with today’s economy, said Carla Haley, Miller County extension agent with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.

University Instructor Explains New Credit Card Changes

posted: 02/23/2010 11:57 p.m.

February 22 new rules regarding consumer credit accounts went into effect. Many rules represent significant changes and consumers should become familiar with them, said Laura Connerly, instructor - family resource management for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.

Kurt Maddox Tells His Plans To Seek Congressional Seat

posted: 02/23/2010 11:56 p.m.

Gravette businessman Kurt Maddox last Friday announced his candidacy for the U. S. Congress.

HAITI: Butch Dawson with Mission Team Finds Unimaginable Poverty During Visit

posted: 02/23/2010 11:56 p.m.

Butch Dawson looked away as he pondered an answer to the question: How would you describe your recent trip to Haiti?

AT TYSON TRACK CENTER- Track Teams Score At Championship Meet

posted: 02/23/2010 11:54 p.m.

Gravette track teams scored in the top ten in the 1,2,3,4-A Indoor State Championship met held last Friday at Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville.

Cattle Conference Scheduled Next Month By UofA

posted: 02/23/2010 11:53 p.m.

Beef cattle producers will be able to learn the latest techniques to increase profits at the Arkansas Cow/Calf Conference on March 16, hosted by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture with sponsorship by Farm Credit Services of Western.

Siloam Wil Receive Creek Cleanup Grant

posted: 02/23/2010 11:52 p.m.

The City of Siloam Springs will receive a $540,00 matching grant from the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission to restore Sager Creek between the dam and the low water bridge in that city.

Two Teens Arrested For Burglaries In Decatur

posted: 02/23/2010 11:52 p.m.

Two teenagers, one 19, the other 17, were arrested in connection with a series of burglaries in Decatur.

Attorney General Warns Of Scam

posted: 02/23/2010 11:51 p.m.

Scam artists are always trying to design new ways to defraud people out of their hard-earned money. Often times the scam isn’t brand new but instead has a new lure to bait new victims.

Decatur Votes To Close City Swimming Pool This Summer

posted: 02/23/2010 11:50 p.m.

Decatur City Council voted to close their city swimming pool. The decision was made at last week’s meeting of the city governing body.

June 1 Will Be Last School Day For Pea Ridge

posted: 02/23/2010 11:49 p.m.

Pea Ridge school board approved June 1 as the last day of school for that district, unless additional days are lost because of weather.

Teams Lose Games In District Tourney

posted: 02/23/2010 11:49 p.m.

Berryville girls defeated the Gravette Lady Lions 88-77 in first round action at the 4A-1 District Tournament held in Springdale last week.

Commission considers signs, building permit requirements

posted: 02/23/2010 11:47 p.m.

Planning and Zoning Commission members on Thursday tabled reviews of proposed city sign ordinances and code requirements for clearance under existing buildings before permits can be issued for remodels.


posted: 02/23/2010 11:47 p.m.

Gentry Area Community Events

Sports that last a lifetime

posted: 02/23/2010 11:41 p.m.

Cold and nasty weather might keep Northside Elementary School children off the playground, but it can’t keep them from having fun and learning lifetime sport skills indoors.

Income, expenses down in 2009

posted: 02/23/2010 11:40 p.m.

Financial statements presented at the Feb. 8 city council meeting show Decatur’s general fund came in under budget in both expenses and revenue in 2009.

Calendar adjusted

posted: 02/23/2010 11:40 p.m.

As long as there are no more snow days, the last day of school for students in the Decatur School District will be June 4, according to superintendent LeRoy Ortman.


posted: 02/23/2010 11:39 p.m.

Area Community Events

New advertising and marketing director selected by newspapers

posted: 02/23/2010 11:39 p.m.

Northwest Arkansas Newspapers named Crystal Thurman, advertising and marketing director for the newspaper group jointly owned by WEHCO Media and Stephens Media.

Oklahoma ignoring own law

posted: 02/23/2010 11:37 p.m.

Defense attorneys on Thursday criticized Oklahoma for asking a federal judge to cut poultry manure’s use in the Illinois River watershed when the state has the ability to do it on its own but has not changed it.

Local United Way begins new fund drive for 2010

posted: 02/23/2010 11:36 p.m.

The Gentry United Way plans to distribute $63,750 to 22 notfor-profit agencies during 2010, according to Bev Saunders, Gentry United Way president.


posted: 02/23/2010 11:35 p.m.

Area Obituary


posted: 02/23/2010 11:35 p.m.

“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:14-16

Ransom-Taylor to wed in March

posted: 02/23/2010 11:34 p.m.

Janet and Jason James and Nick Taylor, of Gentry, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Lacey Taylor, of Rogers, to Christopher Ransom, of Rogers.

Chamber Banquet set for Thursday

posted: 02/23/2010 11:33 p.m.

Gentry Chamber of Commerce 2009 Awards banquet is set for 6 p.m. on Feb. 25, at the Wooden Spoon Restaurant in Gentry.

Griz Bear Comments - Extracurricular activities: What is their purpose?

posted: 02/23/2010 11:31 p.m.

One of the goals set in a school-board-developed tool to evaluate the performance of Gentry School District superintendent Dr. Randy Barrett raises a question that should be on the mind of parents with children in the district.

A Walk in the Park - Terra Studios: A park worth visiting

posted: 02/23/2010 11:30 p.m.

Terra Studios is located 14 miles east of Fayetteville on Highway 16. It is the home of the popular crystal-blue glass “Bluebird of Happiness,” but that is just the beginning.

Capitol Reports - Cuts in Medicaid being considered

posted: 02/23/2010 11:30 p.m.

Senators on the Joint Budget Committee are working to avoid cuts in Medicaid next year.

Economic woes impact area banks

posted: 02/23/2010 11:29 p.m.

Editor’s Note: Northwest Arkansas Newspapers looked at 18 local community banks and analyzed their 2009 financial results, from the smallest to the largest bank doing a majority of their business in Benton and Washington counties.

Championship Wrestling Team Finishing on top

posted: 02/23/2010 11:27 p.m.

With a young team and a new coach, the Gentry wrestling team surprised both their opponents and themselves, coming away with their first state title on Saturday.

Soccer teams play strong games against Fayetteville

posted: 02/23/2010 11:26 p.m.

The Gentry High School girls’ soccer team lost 3-0 in a matchup against Fayetteville’s junior varsity team on Thursday, but that doesn’t mean the game was not a good one for the Gentry girls.

Sign-ups for GYO now

posted: 02/23/2010 11:25 p.m.

It's again sign-up time for Gentry Youth Organization baseball, softball and T-ball. The deadline to register is March 14, with the only exceptions being those who move into the district after deadline.

How they scored at the tournament

posted: 02/23/2010 11:23 p.m.

State Champions:

Lady Pioneers advance to play in regionals tonight against Ozark

posted: 02/23/2010 11:21 p.m.

Gentry's Lady Pioneers suffered a 47-71 loss Friday to Prairie Grove, but the girls go on to regional play Wednesday, playing Ozark at 7 p.m. in Farmington.

Girls lose after strong start against FSUC

posted: 02/23/2010 11:21 p.m.

The Decatur girls ended their season at home against Fort Smith Union Christian.

Magazine mercy-rules Decatur

posted: 02/23/2010 11:20 p.m.

Magazine took care of business and moved within one win of advancing to regionals with a 70-45 mercy-rule win against Decatur on Feb. 15 in the first round of the 2A-4 District Tournament.

Gentry library to host speaker and book signing

posted: 02/23/2010 11:19 p.m.

A brownbag “Books Sandwiched In” speaking and book signing event is set to be held at Gentry Public Library at 12 noon on Monday, March 15.

Gentry Shining Stars

posted: 02/23/2010 11:18 p.m.

The Shining Stars at Gentry Primary School for the week of Feb. 15-19 are: K

Bloomfield 4-H members join in carnival and pie-baking contest

posted: 02/23/2010 11:18 p.m.

4-H Clubs and members from Benton County participated in the Benton County Valentine Carnival and Pie Baking Contest.

Gravette Letter to the Editor

posted: 02/23/2010 11:09 p.m.

Dear Editor, The spring parent-teacher conferences in the Gravette Public Schools were held on Tuesday, February 9.

Students of the Month At Gravette Middle School

posted: 02/23/2010 11:08 p.m.

Gravette Middle School Students of the Month for February, as announced by the faculty, are:

Thursday, February 18

Gravette Letters to the Editor

posted: 02/18/2010 9:03 p.m.

Dear Editor, The Sulphur Springs Community Museum wishes to thank everyone who attended the Chili and Bingo fundraiser on January 23.

Wednesday, February 17

ENGINEERS PRESENT OPTIONS- Council Hears Sewer Solutions

posted: 02/17/2010 10:09 p.m.

How to fix Gravette’s wastewater treatment system to meet state and federal discharge standards was addressed at a Committee of the Whole City Council meeting last Thursday, February 11, at City Hall.

Students, Parents Conferences Aid Classes Planning

posted: 02/17/2010 10:08 p.m.

Annual CAP conferences with students and parents were held Tuesday, February 9, at Gravette High School. This is a step in the scheduling process when plans can be made for next year’s classes.

Council Approves Budget For Year

posted: 02/17/2010 10:08 p.m.

The Gravette City Council, in a special meeting last Thursday evening, gave its okay to an ordinance approving the city’s 2010 budget.

Blood Drive Scheduled At Gravette Hospital

posted: 02/17/2010 10:07 p.m.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks announced it will hold a blood drive Thursday, February 25, at Ozarks Community Hospital in Gravette. Hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

ACT Registration Deadline Announced

posted: 02/17/2010 10:06 p.m.

Registration is now for the April 10 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before a March 5 deadline.

Board Approves June 4 As Last Day Of School

posted: 02/17/2010 10:04 p.m.

The Gravette School Board Monday night of this week adjusted the end of school calendar for the remainder of this school term. The adjustment was required because of seven lost days because of weather conditions.

Kiwanians Will Hear Program On Scholarships

posted: 02/17/2010 10:04 p.m.

A presentation concerning the Single Parent Scholarship program in Benton County will be the topic at the Friday, February 19, Kiwanis Club meeting.

Local Students On U of A Honors Lists

posted: 02/17/2010 10:03 p.m.

University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart announces the names of local undergraduates who earned a place on the Chancellor’s List for the fall 2009 semester. These students earned a 4.0 grade point average in at least 12 hours of classes.

Quilt Classs Will Meet This Saturday

posted: 02/17/2010 10:02 p.m.

The Quilt Class, which has had to cancel recent meetings, will meet this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the home of Cleta Whitman, 18100 Mt. Olive Road.

Genealogical Society Meeting Is Open To All Interested

posted: 02/17/2010 10:01 p.m.

The Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society will meet Monday, February 22, at 6 p.m. at the Bentonville Public Library.

Crenshaw Reports For Naval Intelligence Training

posted: 02/17/2010 10 p.m.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Christina R. Crenshaw, who joined the Navy last November, recently reported for duty at Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Virginia Beach, VA.

Book Festival Is Scheduled At Grove

posted: 02/17/2010 10 p.m.

Area authors are invited to participate in the Cowskin Prairie Book Festival Saturday, March 27, at the Grove (OK) Community Center. Admission is free.

JGT Club Meeting Announced For Feb. 24

posted: 02/17/2010 9:59 p.m.

The February meeting of the Jolly Good Times Club will be held next Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Live On Stage Announces Scholarships For Area Grads

posted: 02/17/2010 9:58 p.m.

Live on Stage in NWA! will offer several scholarships to 1020 graduating high school seniors in May. Students must be attending Benton County high schools (public or private) or be home-schooled in Benton County.

Chancellor Lists Local UA Grads

posted: 02/17/2010 9:58 p.m.

University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart last week announced the following students from Gravette are included on the U of A Commencement List:

Senior Center Report

posted: 02/17/2010 9:57 p.m.

The Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center team, the Silver Strikers, took second place in the Wii Regional Bowling Tournament. They will be competing in the finals in early March at the Fayetteville Senior Activity Center.

Maysville News

posted: 02/17/2010 9:56 p.m.

The weather is not my favorite now. I’m ready for warmer weather. I don’t suppose I’m the only one. Spring is only 31 days away.

Gravette News Herald Obituaries

posted: 02/17/2010 9:55 p.m.

Obituaries published February 17, 2010

Hiwasse News

posted: 02/17/2010 9:08 p.m.

Every thunderstorm in February will bring a cold spell in May.

Susan Says . . .

posted: 02/17/2010 9:04 p.m.

Temperatures climbed a little higher last week with lows hovering right around the freezing mark each night. Most folks I know are getting mighty tired of winter and indeed it seems we’ve almost had two winters in one. But there is hope.

A Moving Experience

posted: 02/17/2010 9:02 p.m.

My father fell in love with the Ozarks when he drove all the way to Fayetteville to marry his young bride. My mother was only 15 when she married Papa.

OPINION? Everybody Has One!!

posted: 02/17/2010 9:02 p.m.

How was your Valentine’s Day? Did you have loveish activities and plenty of good chocolates? I hope you got all your little heart desired and didn’t break the bank on stuffed bears that talk and such. I, in my famous behavior, have deepened the desire to whack me because I did not please with all the little pink and red doo-dads !

Lunch Menus - Gravette

posted: 02/17/2010 9 p.m.

Week of February 22 - 26 Lunch Menus

AG Gives Advice On Internet Loan Practices

posted: 02/17/2010 8:57 p.m.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issues a consumer alert to warn Arkansas consumers of the perils of predatory payday lenders operating over the Internet. A typical online payday loan begins by a consumer filling out an application online.

Commission Says “No” To Polls At Sulphur

posted: 02/17/2010 8:56 p.m.

Anna and Wayne Emanuel of Sulphur Springs attended a recent meeting of the Benton County Election Commission with one thing on their minds.

Sulphur Springs Treats Area Law Officers; Shows Off New Police Department Room

posted: 02/17/2010 8:54 p.m.

Almost two dozen area law enforcement officers, Sheriff Keith Ferguson and supportive personnel were present at a luncheon Friday, February 5, at the Sulphur Springs schoolhouse dining room.

Arbor Day Foundation Offers Ten Free Trees

posted: 02/17/2010 8:54 p.m.

Arbor Day Foundation gives 10 free 6 - 12 inch blue spruce trees to persons who join the foundation during February. They are guaranteed to grow.

Profiles 2010 - Local Citizens Answer 20 Questions

posted: 02/17/2010 8:50 p.m.

The questions were both fun or serious and they are enjoyable to read as we learn about our neighbors. Our thanks goes to all who participated.

A Brief History Of Glenn Duffy Elementary School

posted: 02/17/2010 8:43 p.m.

Gravette School District is a rural district nestled in the northwest corner of Arkansas. It includes approximately 150 square miles.

Thermostats Save Big Bucks For High School At Decatur

posted: 02/17/2010 8:42 p.m.

New light sensitive thermostats, installed in the Decatur High School last November, are already saving big bucks and are on track to pay for themselves in just a few months, school officials report.

Youngblood On PSU Dean’s List

posted: 02/17/2010 8:41 p.m.

Cody Youngblood of Gravette was named to the fall semester Dean’s List at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Glenn Duffy Elementary Semester Honor Roll

posted: 02/17/2010 8:40 p.m.

The Honor Roll for the first semester at Glenn Duffy Elementary School has been released by school administrators.

Lady Lions Try Hard For Upset Of Shiloh

posted: 02/17/2010 8:39 p.m.

Gravette Lady Lions put a scare into Shiloh Christian last Friday night but were unable to pull off the upset.

Gentry Pulls Surprise Win

posted: 02/17/2010 8:37 p.m.

Last Tuesday night was not a good night for the Lions and Lady Lions when Gentry came on strong to win their game at Lion Fieldhouse.

Dunlap to fill school board seat

posted: 02/17/2010 8:27 p.m.

Gary Dunlap was appointed Monday by the Gentry School Board to fill the Zone 1 vacancy.

Waterline sale to Centerton approved by Highfill council

posted: 02/17/2010 8:26 p.m.

Council members passed an ordinance Thursday moving the town closer to completing a deal to sell a portion of the town’s water system to Centerton.

Trees to be trimmed, removed

posted: 02/17/2010 8:24 p.m.

Empire District Electric has conducted a survey of trees growing into power lines in a portion of the Gentry area and will be contacting property owners to request permission to enter properties and trim or remove trees which pose a threat of interfering with power distribution lines and causing future power outages.

School districts keeping cancellations to minimum

posted: 02/17/2010 8:22 p.m.

School districts serving rural populations have been taking steps to keep cancellation days to a minimum this winter.


posted: 02/17/2010 8:21 p.m.

Community Events published February 17, 2010

Raising the bar:

posted: 02/17/2010 8:16 p.m.

School board members, at Monday’s board meeting, explained a part of the criteria for evaluating the job performance of district superintendent Dr. Randy Barrett next January.

Pool to close

posted: 02/17/2010 8:12 p.m.

After more than a year of deliberation and second chances, the Decatur City Council, at Monday’s meeting, reluctantly but unanimously voted to close the city swimming pool.

Estimated price given to Gravette for sewage treatment

posted: 02/17/2010 8:11 p.m.

Public works director James Boston and Mayor Bill Montgomery reported, at Monday’s city council meeting, that they have given the city of Gravette an estimated price for sewage treatment.

Superintendent selection planned

posted: 02/17/2010 8:10 p.m.

State appointed superintendent LeRoy Ortman has selected a committee of community and school staff members that will work alongside state officials to choose his replacement, he said on Monday.


posted: 02/17/2010 8:09 p.m.


Rabies vaccination clinic set

posted: 02/17/2010 8:06 p.m.

Country View Animal Care will be holding a rabies vaccination clinic at the Decatur Fire Department from 4 to 5:30 p.m., March 31, as part of the Benton County Rabies Clinic Week.

Information sought

posted: 02/17/2010 7:50 p.m.

Help is being sought in identifying the graduating class of 1910 for centennial graduation ceremonies at the high school on May 21.

Landowners learn of CREP watershed conservation plan

posted: 02/17/2010 7:48 p.m.

Approximately 50 people attended an informational meeting held Feb. 9 at the Gentry Public Library to learn how local landowners can participate in the Arkansas Conservation Enhancement Program.

Gentry and Decatur Obituaries

posted: 02/17/2010 7:47 p.m.

Obituaries published February 17, 2010


posted: 02/17/2010 7:45 p.m.

Piper Lachlan Franzen Craig and Amber Franzen of Highfill announce the birth of a son, Piper Lachlan Franzen, at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital, Siloam Springs, on Feb. 6, 2010.


posted: 02/17/2010 7:42 p.m.

“Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judæa into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.

Griz Bear Comments - Daughters tougher to raise than sons

posted: 02/17/2010 7:39 p.m.

Now some folks might think that raising daughters is easier than raising sons, but I beg to differ. Having almost a sixty-forty spread between sons and daughters and almost enough — with nine sons and six daughters — to make it a valid scientific study, I’d have to say that boys are much easier to raise than girls.


posted: 02/17/2010 7:37 p.m.

First off, let me say thank you for all the coverage on Decatur, it’s great to see what everyone’s been doing.

A Walk in the Park - Enjoying a weekend sister outing

posted: 02/17/2010 7:36 p.m.

I spent a recent weekend with my three sisters, Nina, Elaine and Lois. We have one of these “sister outings” a couple of times a year and we do it just for us. No husbands or kids are allowed.

Capitol Reports - Fiscal session to consider appropriation bills

posted: 02/17/2010 7:33 p.m.

Although the fiscal session will be much shorter than regular legislative sessions, in some ways it promises to be very similar.

Coaches pulling double duty

posted: 02/17/2010 7:31 p.m.

Gentry girls basketball coach Tim Rippy saw all the work coaches Deon Birkes and Donnie Smith put in during the annual Pioneer Tipoff Classic in November.

Gentry teams hold off Berryville

posted: 02/17/2010 7:25 p.m.

A pair of juniors led Gentry to a big win on Senior Night, giving the Pioneers some much-needed confidence for a postseason run.

Teams fall to Huntsville

posted: 02/17/2010 7:22 p.m.

Huntsville Lady Eagles, using a 25-2 run that lasted from the first quarter until the third, got 18 points from senior Martha Robinson in a 51-28 win over the Lady Pioneers on Feb. 10.

Lady Pioneers finish strong against Gentry

posted: 02/17/2010 7:21 p.m.

The Gentry Lady Pioneers had struggled most of their season at positively ending each quarter.

Gentry Boys Dominate Gravette

posted: 02/17/2010 7:18 p.m.

The ending was anti-climactic Feb. 9, but sweet nonetheless for the Gentry boys basketball team.

January Up List announced at NSE

posted: 02/17/2010 7:11 p.m.

Northside Elementary School announced its January Up List.

Gentry Primary School honor rolls

posted: 02/17/2010 7:10 p.m.

Gentry Primary School has announced its honor rolls for the second quarter of the school year.

Non- attendance:

posted: 02/17/2010 7:09 p.m.

For the second month in a row, only three committee members attended the Parks and Recreation Committee meeting.

Attendance awards announced at Gentry Primary School

posted: 02/17/2010 7:08 p.m.

Gentry Primary School has announced its outstanding attendance awards for the second quarter of the school year:


posted: 02/17/2010 4:18 a.m.

Information for the obituaries and funeral notices below was supplied to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Advertising Department by funeral homes.

Wednesday, February 10


posted: 02/10/2010 1:44 p.m.

Maybe the third time will be charmed when the Gravette City Council meets Thursday evening, as they mull the city’s 2010 budget.

Planning Meeting For Community Garden

posted: 02/10/2010 1:43 p.m.

A public meeting to discuss the Gravette Community Garden project for the upcoming season will be held Monday, February 15, at 6 p.m. at the Arvest Bank.

Benefit Rummage Sale

posted: 02/10/2010 1:43 p.m.

A rummage sale to help finance a trip for students to travel to Washington, D.C. during spring break will be held Saturday, February 13, from 8 a.m. until noon at the old gym.

City Council Says ‘No’ To Purchase of City Hall

posted: 02/10/2010 1:42 p.m.

Agenda items which were addressed at last Tuesday’s special City Council meeting, other than the annual budget, included the following : A motion to purchase the City Hall building from Arvest Bank for $207,050 with funds from the capital improvement account failed by a vote of 4-2.

EXCEPT FOR WATER/ SEWER- Police, Administration Budgets Tops In City

posted: 02/10/2010 1:40 p.m.

The following break-down of Gravette’s 2010 budget includes expenditure projections for the various departments of the city. When approved, (see related story) the final budget may be amended by Council action during the year to reflect changes.

G.H.S. Students Receive All-Region Band Honors

posted: 02/10/2010 1:39 p.m.

Three members of the Gravette High School band were recently selected to be a part of two high school All-Region bands.

Taco Dinner At Sulphur This Sunday

posted: 02/10/2010 1:38 p.m.

An Indian Taco Dinner will be held this Sunday, February 14, at the old school cafeteria in Sulphur Springs with serving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Garment Care To Be Topic Of Program At Museum

posted: 02/10/2010 1:37 p.m.

Shiloh Museum collections manager Carolyn Reno will present “Precious Threads: Preserving Heirloom Textiles” , Wednesday, February 17, at noon at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale.

Local Revenue Office Receives New Flag

posted: 02/10/2010 1:37 p.m.

State Representative Mary Lou Slinkard of Gravette, right, State Representative for District 100 which includes Gravette and the area, presented an American Flag to the Revenue Office in Gravette.

Senior Center Report

posted: 02/10/2010 1:33 p.m.

The Center will be participating in a Regional Wii Bowling Tournament this Wednesday, February 10, at Benton County Senior Activity Center in Bentonville at 9:30 a.m. Teams from Benton, Carroll and Madison Counties will participate. First and second place will advance to the Final Tournament at Fayetteville Thursday, February 11. The Billy V. Hall SAC team is the Silver Strikers. Teasley Drug sponsored our team by helping with the costs of the team t-shirts. We thank Ron Teasley for his continued support.

Voters In Eureka Springs Consider New School

posted: 02/10/2010 1:32 p.m.

Voters in Eureka Springs went to the polls February 9 to approve or disapprove funding a new high school for that Carroll County city.

Bella Vista Man Invents New Fire Fighting Nozzle

posted: 02/10/2010 1:31 p.m.

A retired firefighter, formerly with the Corona (CA) fire department before retiring to Bella Vista, has invented a device which he says will make firefighting more efficient and cause less damage.

Susan Says . . .

posted: 02/10/2010 1:31 p.m.

Country roads were still slippery the first of last week so students got a break from school Monday and Tuesday. Fortunately temperatures were pretty moderate during the day and our snowfall melted a little each day. Brisk winds made it necessary to bundle up but businessmen (and women) were busy shoveling, clearing the sidewalks on Main Street when I went to work Monday.

Letters To The Editor

posted: 02/10/2010 1:29 p.m.

Dear Editor, This is concerning the closing of the polling locations in Benton County, especially the location in Sulphur Springs.

OPINION - Everybody Has One!!

posted: 02/10/2010 1:29 p.m.

Lest we forget, the dry weather will come, won’t it? Shoot, I gripe more than most but then I got a hole in my left rubber boot this morning and had to wade the muck anyway. Then my sock got wet and when it was finally time to pull the boot off of that foot, it would not come off!

G.H.S Semester Honor Roll

posted: 02/10/2010 1:28 p.m.

The Honor Roll for the first semester at Gravette High School has been released by school administrators.

League President Lists New Summer Ball Information

posted: 02/10/2010 1:25 p.m.

Editor’s Note: Tony Kildow, president of the Gravette summer ball kids program, has announced that registrations for the program should be completed by February 14. He also listed plans for the program this year, some of which reflect program divisions, the need for coaches and the costs involved with the program.

Public Library Awards

posted: 02/10/2010 1:23 p.m.

Five persons who made special contributions to Gravette Public Library last year were honored recently by the library commission.

Lunch Menus

posted: 02/10/2010 1:22 p.m.

Lunch Menus for Week of February 15 - 19

More Snow!

posted: 02/10/2010 1:21 p.m.

After several milder February days and with most of the snow from the last storm melted area residents awoke Monday this week to a blanket of white.

Census Director Tells Importance Of Count

posted: 02/10/2010 1:20 p.m.

The U. S. Constitution requires that every ten years a count be taken of every single person, citizen and non-citizen, living in the United States.

Glenn Duffy Elementary Honor Roll

posted: 02/10/2010 1:18 p.m.

The Honor Roll for the second nine weeks at Glenn Duffy Elementary School has been released by school administrators.

February PAWS Winners Are Selected For Glenn Duffy Elementary School

posted: 02/10/2010 1:16 p.m.

Glenn Duffy Elementary PAWS (”Pawsitive” and Wise) Students of the Month for February, are, left to right, Kylee Spearman, Lexie Smith, Max VanHorn, Dawson Lee, Layne Franks and Tori Bridges.

New Athletic Building For School At Greenland

posted: 02/10/2010 1:14 p.m.

Building a new 6,000 square foot weight roomc oncession stand-restroom complex at the Greenland football field will cost between $50,000 and $100,000, according to the school athletic director.

Found Dogs

posted: 02/10/2010 1:13 p.m.

Pictured are three dogs which are now at the city dog pound. They may be claimed, or may be adopted. Call the police department 787-6498 or 787-0280.

Lady Lions Win Over Pea Ridge; Lions Fight Hard

posted: 02/10/2010 1:11 p.m.

Gravette put together its best half of shooting this season last Tuesday night against Pea Ridge.

Lions Teams Fall To Huntsville Team

posted: 02/10/2010 1:10 p.m.

The Gravette Lions and Lady Lions traveled to Huntsville Friday night. The Lions dropped their game 65-29 while the Lady Lions were topped 55-42.

Free Suffrage Film

posted: 02/10/2010 1:09 p.m.

Iron-Jawed Angels, a 2004 HBO film about the American women’s suffrage movement in the 1910s starring Hillary Swank and Golden Globe winner Anjelica Huston, will be shown at the Shiloh Museum of American History Saturday, February 27, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.. Admission is free.

Gentry and Decatur Obituaries

posted: 02/10/2010 12:17 p.m.

Gentry and Decatur Obituaries on February 10, 2010

Tree study underway in Gentry

posted: 02/10/2010 11:20 a.m.

A first step toward becoming a Tree City USA was taken last week as urban forester Peter Rausch took an inventory of Gentry trees on public property.

Trash pickup days change

posted: 02/10/2010 11:20 a.m.

Trash pickup days have changed for a good number of Gentry residents.

Students learn of Peace Corps and service on island of Borneo

posted: 02/10/2010 11:19 a.m.

With souvenirs from his time of service and stories of traveling up rivers to visit tribes which not long before had been head hunters, Glenn Smith of Gentry told students at Faith Christian School Wednesday about the Peace Corps and his service in the organization. The Peace Corps, Smith said, will be 50 years old next year. Smith heard about the opportunity to serve in the Peace Corps a few years after its creation by executive order of President John F. Kennedy in 1961. The organization’s purpose was to promote world peace and friendship with the United States, Smith said, He joined in 1965 and served in Borneo until 1967.

Parking issue at Gentry Senior Activity Center

posted: 02/10/2010 11:19 a.m.

Handicap parking at the Gentry Senior Activity Center has been a problem, according to information the center’s manager, Jackie Bader, provided to the city council at its Feb. 1 meeting.


posted: 02/10/2010 11:18 a.m.

Class of 1910 photos and information Anyone with old photographs or names of graduating students from the Gentry High School Class of 1910 is asked to contact Martha Hawkins at the Gentry High School Library, or call her at 736-2667.

Red Cross service led to life of adventure for Decatur woman

posted: 02/10/2010 8:43 a.m.

Evelyn Easterling of Decatur has lived a life of adventure following her passion for helping others during the many years she volunteered for the American Red Cross.

High-stakes testing laws explained to Decatur parents

posted: 02/10/2010 8:41 a.m.

School officials held a parents meeting on Feb. 4 to explain how new high stakes testing laws will effect Decatur High School students.

Burglars arrested: - Two youths charged for local crime spree

posted: 02/10/2010 8:40 a.m.

Two teenagers, Travis Brown, 19, and a 17-yearold boy, were arrested last week in connection with a series of burglaries in Decatur.


posted: 02/10/2010 8:38 a.m.

DECATUR COMMUNITY EVENTS reported February 10, 2010

TNT’s lawsuit is settled by county

posted: 02/10/2010 8:33 a.m.

Benton County will settle the lawsuit filed against it by TNT Dirtworks for $568,945.

Holmes completes basic

posted: 02/10/2010 8:31 a.m.

Dillon Holmes of Gentry graduated from U.S. Army basic training at Ft. Leanoardwood, Mo., on Feb. 5.

Ramsey-Marney to wed

posted: 02/10/2010 8:30 a.m.

Wendy Ramsey and Matthew Marney, both of Fayetteville, plan to marry at 6 p.m. March 20, 2010, at Second Baptist Church in Conway.

WEEKLY DEVOTION - Hearing Jesus and believing

posted: 02/10/2010 8:29 a.m.

“So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days. And many more believed because of his own word; And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.” John 4:40-42


posted: 02/10/2010 8:28 a.m.

Jason and Dorie Dezurik of Gentry announce the birth of their daughter, Jade Ryen Dezurik, on Jan. 6, 2010.

Griz BearComments - Reading the writing on the wall can be depressing

posted: 02/10/2010 8:22 a.m.

I will admit to suffering from a bit of depression lately — and not just because my poetry didn’t go over well. Mrs. Griz can attest to the fact that I’ve let things get me down. She keeps telling me to get over it, but that’s hard to do.

A Walk in the Park - Gentry area is full of things to do

posted: 02/10/2010 8:21 a.m.

With a couple of big winter storms now behind us, I hope to get started, for real, on my quest to scout out neat places to visit within 50 miles of the hometown area. I have many destinations in mind, but between the bad weather, family sickness and weekend obligations, my out-of-town, just-for-fun traveling has been hampered a bit.

Capitol Reports - Fiscal session to be historic event

posted: 02/10/2010 8:20 a.m.

The fiscal session of the Arkansas legislature will be historic for a couple of reasons. It is the first time ever for Arkansas lawmakers to convene in a legislative session dedicated entirely to writing budgets.

A Second Opinion - It may be warmer, but it feels cold

posted: 02/10/2010 8:19 a.m.

More Snow! I couldn’t believe it when I heard we were getting more snow on Monday, but big flakes came down outside my office.

Prairie Grove’s depth carries team at Gentry

posted: 02/10/2010 8:17 a.m.

Prairie Grove has the athletes and the depth to wear other teams out.

Girls beat Pea Ridge

posted: 02/10/2010 8:16 a.m.

After a tough week and losses to Shiloh Christian and Prairie Grove, the Lady Pioneers came away from Pea Ridge Saturday with a 55-45 win.

Charlotte’s Corner - Snow, snow and more snow

posted: 02/10/2010 8:14 a.m.

Here it is after the big snow of “Ought-nine.” Can you believe we had a white Christmas, then a white New Year, and it just did not want to leave us?

Green jobs could give boost to local economy

posted: 02/10/2010 8:13 a.m.

The economic recovery will pick up in Northwest Arkansas this year if unemployment and home foreclosures don’t rise and home sales increase.

Shiloh Christian overwhelms Gentry

posted: 02/10/2010 8:10 a.m.

SShiloh Christian girls basketball coach Vic Rimmer knows his team can be successful when it scores in transition.

Winter storms don’t affect budget

posted: 02/10/2010 8:07 a.m.

Winter weather had county road crews out early again Monday. But through the first six weeks of 2010, an official says budgets related to road cleanup won’t have to be altered.

Students collect coins for Haiti

posted: 02/10/2010 8:05 a.m.

Elementary and Middle School gifted and talented students are sponsoring a coin drive, titled “Have a Heart for Haiti,” to raise money for earthquake victims.

Middle School releases semester honors

posted: 02/10/2010 8:03 a.m.

Gentry Middle School has released its semester honor rolls for the 2009-2010 school year. A listing of honor students follows : Principal’s Honor Roll: Sixth Grade — Caitlin Cox, Matthew Juillerat, Mallory Morris, Mekalah Ramsey, ToriVetor and Lauren Little; Seventh Grade — Scott Coleman, Krystin Cox, Alex Ellis, Cody Watson and Derek Wood; Eighth Grade — Hannah Bond, Nacona Dunlap, Rebeca Evans, Kristen Flesner, Lindsey Holt, Jacelyn Hundley, Sierra Smith, Brookelyn Williamson, Brandon Brigance, Cindy Coronado, Joshua Cypert, Dakota Ellis, Katie Howard, Chance Silvey, Haylee Smith, Hannah Sykes and Rebecca Tisdale. Pioneer Honor Roll: Sixth Grade — Raven Beck, Kaven Flesner, Isabella Ruiz, Olivia Weathers, Haley Borgeteien-James, Gavin Efurd, Brett Higgs, Sydney Hodges, Mark White Jr., Josephine Barrick, Walter Dane IV, Alex Hinote-West, Logan Richardson, Mirna Ruzek, Trace Waeltz, Wyatt Clark, Justin Elliott, Deanna Fletcher, Andrew Foley, Molly Moua, Diana Sanchez, Kaleigh Green, Maria Green, Bran

Math-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude

posted: 02/10/2010 8:01 a.m.

Northside Elementary School students kicked off the annual Math-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Coin Drive

posted: 02/10/2010 8 a.m.

When the students and faculty of Gentry Intermediate School learned about the tragic earthquake in Haiti, they came up with a plan to help.

In the news

posted: 02/10/2010 1:57 a.m.

Leeland Eisenberg, who in 2007 took hostages at a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign office in New Hampshire, has cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and fled


posted: 02/10/2010 1:31 a.m.

Information for the obituaries and funeral notices below was supplied to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Advertising Department by funeral homes.

Hiwasse News - February 10, 2010

posted: 02/10/2010 12:20 a.m.

Tuesday is Groundhog Day. As I sit here writing this, I wonder — Will he or won’t he? Will we only have six more weeks of winter or will it be another month and a half?

Maysville News - February 10, 2010

posted: 02/10/2010 12:20 a.m.

Guess we need to be ready for more winter weather. After all, it’s still February. Someone said only 42 days until spring. Does that help?

Wednesday, February 3

Menus Week of February 8 - 12

posted: 02/03/2010 11:57 p.m.

Gravette Schools Menus Week of February 8 - 12

End Of School Extended To June Seventh

posted: 02/03/2010 1:48 a.m.

Fast forward to the end of school this term.

High School Choir Tapes Segment For AETN Program

posted: 02/03/2010 1:47 a.m.

The Gravette High School Select Choir, directed by Rachel Galloway, will be featured in a special program on AETN next month. The choir is one of only 13 Arkansas choral groups selected for the “Celebrate America” musical special with national acclaimed composer Tim Janis and his ensemble.

Tenth Graders Will Have BMI Screens; Exemption Possible

posted: 02/03/2010 1:46 a.m.

All students in Grade 10 are required to have a BMI (Body Mass Index) screening according to Arkansas State Law, Gravette school officials announced.

Gravette Woman Injured In Fatal Accident

posted: 02/03/2010 1:46 a.m.

A Siloam Springs woman was killed and a Gravette woman injured in an accident north of Gentry on Highway 59 last Thursday.

Blood Shortage: Collection Will Be Held February 10

posted: 02/03/2010 1:45 a.m.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has issued a “code yellow alert” for all blood types and announced there will be a blood drive Wednesday, February 10, at R & R Solutions in Gravette.

FCA Students Tape Pledge

posted: 02/03/2010 1:44 a.m.

Gravette Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) students recently taped a segment which included pledging the Allegiance to the Flag. It will be broadcast on Christian Station KLRC.

Parnhams 65th Anniversary

posted: 02/03/2010 1:43 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Parnham of Gravette will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Friday, February 5, 2010.

Jolly Good Times Meeting

posted: 02/03/2010 1:43 a.m.

The monthly meeting of the Jolly Good Times Club was held Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center with five members and one guest, Charlie Griffin, present.

Gravette High PTO Reminds Members Of General Meeting

posted: 02/03/2010 1:42 a.m.

The Gravette High School Parent-Teacher Organization will hold a general meeting February 9, at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

Taco Dinner At Sulphur Is Rescheduled February 15

posted: 02/03/2010 1:41 a.m.

Because of weather conditions an Indian Taco dinner scheduled January 31 at the Old School Cafeteria in Sulphur Springs has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 15, with serving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Justin Martinez On NEO Honor Roll And Who’s Who Listing

posted: 02/03/2010 1:41 a.m.

Announcement was made that Justin Keith Martinez of Gravette has been named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall semester.

Bible School Chili Supper Postponed; Will Be Held This Friday

posted: 02/03/2010 1:40 a.m.

Because of inclement weather the chili supper planned by the Holiness Bible School Parent-Teacher Fellowship for last Friday, January 29, will be held this Friday, February 5.

Senior Center MENU

posted: 02/03/2010 1:39 a.m.

Senior Center MENU Week of February 8 - 12

Gravette Area Obituaries

posted: 02/03/2010 1:38 a.m.

Gravette Area Obituaries published February 3, 2010

Quilt Class To Be Rescheduled

posted: 02/03/2010 1:37 a.m.

The Quilt Class scheduled for this Saturday, February 6, will be rescheduled at a later date.

OPINION? Everybody Has One!!

posted: 02/03/2010 1:36 a.m.

Time and again I wonder why I don’t sell out and get me a house on the corner in some town. I could mosey over to the post office and be delivered the morning mail without a ton of bills and go on down to the coffee emporium. I could drink some brew, rich and black, and then amble on back to the house for lunch. Not much work involved in that, and if it were cold I could just sit at the house!

Susan Says . . .

posted: 02/03/2010 1:35 a.m.

We had a snow on Christmas Eve and another the first weekend of January but it turns out those were just trial runs for this week’s big snowfall. As the saying goes, “You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!” (although as a former English teacher it’s painful to see words like “ain’t” and “nuthin” in print).

A Very Special Valentine Story

posted: 02/03/2010 1:34 a.m.

Valentines Day is drawing near. The first time I got a gift on this holiday was right after Jerry and I began dating when I attended 11th grade in Gravette. He bought me the loveliest blue music box.

Homecoming Will Be This Thursday Night

posted: 02/03/2010 1:32 a.m.

Gravette High School basketball homecoming will be held this Thursday, February 4, at Lion competition gymnasium. The event, which had been scheduled for last Friday, was postponed because of the weather.

Maysville News

posted: 02/03/2010 1:32 a.m.

Guess everyone knows all about the weather. At least it is melting some now and it’s supposed to be warmer all week.

Hunting Season Reminder

posted: 02/03/2010 1:30 a.m.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reminds hunters that the statewide hunting season for both Rabbits and Squirrels is open through Sunday, February 28.

Supporters Of FFA Announce Plans; Seek Members

posted: 02/03/2010 1:29 a.m.

On Tuesday, January 12, the Gravette FFA Supporters met to work on club organization and fundraising efforts.

Groundbreaking Scheduled This Month For McDonalds In Gentry

posted: 02/03/2010 1:28 a.m.

Gentry will soon be getting a new McDonald’s with groundbreaking to be in February, according to Bill Matthew of Springdalebased Matthews Management Company.

Airport Shows Slight Traffic Decrease In Past Year

posted: 02/03/2010 1:26 a.m.

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport showed a 6.33 percent decrease in passengers during 2009 from the previous year, officials report.

Gravette Middle School Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll

posted: 02/03/2010 1:25 a.m.

See attached photos for Honor Roll Students

Berryville Rallies To Top Lady Lions In Recent Game

posted: 02/03/2010 1:24 a.m.

Berryville watched an eight-point third-quarter lead disappear, then rallied from a six-point deficit late in the fourth quarter to post a 53-52 victory over Gravette on Tuesday in 1-4 A Conference action at Bobcat Arena.

Ortman Honored For Work At Decatur

posted: 02/03/2010 1:22 a.m.

Leroy Ortman, superintendent of Decatur Public Schools, was presented a plaque at the school’s recent Colors Day Pep Rally.

Weather Report

posted: 02/03/2010 1:21 a.m.

Gravette Weather Report

Snowstorm closes schools

posted: 02/03/2010 1:17 a.m.

Yet another snowstorm closed schools and businesses in Decatur last week and blanketed the area with more than six inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service in Tulsa.

Car crash proves fatal for Siloam Springs woman

posted: 02/03/2010 1:16 a.m.

A Siloam Springs woman was killed and a Gravette woman injured in an accident on Arkansas Highway 59, just north of Gentry on Thursday.

New school board to be elected this September

posted: 02/03/2010 1:15 a.m.

Since the Arkansas State Board of Education removed the Decatur School District from fiscal distress at its January meeting and laid plans to reinstate local control by Oct. 1, it’s now certain school board elections will be held in Decatur this September.

Decatur man stabbed

posted: 02/03/2010 1:14 a.m.

Brandon Sourjohn, 29, was arrested for allegedly stabbing a Decatur man during the early hours of Wednesday morning.


posted: 02/03/2010 1:13 a.m.


City of Gentry’s finances sound, caution urged

posted: 02/03/2010 1:11 a.m.

Gentry Mayor Wes Hogue said the city is still in good financial condition but he warned against using short-term financing and taking on any additional loans for city projects during his annual state of the city address on Monday night.

Ice, snow blanket area

posted: 02/03/2010 1:10 a.m.

Rain, freezing rain, sleet and then snow closed schools and business and made travel difficult in the Gentry area.

Woman killed in Gentry car crash

posted: 02/03/2010 1:09 a.m.

A Siloam Springs woman was killed and a Gravette woman injured in an accident on Arkansas Highway 59, just north of Gentry on Thursday.

Barnett to speak at banquet

posted: 02/03/2010 1:08 a.m.

State Representative Jonathon Barnett will be the featured speaker at the Gentry Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on Feb. 25 at the Wooden Spoon Restaurant.


posted: 02/03/2010 1:07 a.m.

GENTRY AREA COMMUNITY EVENTS published February 3, 2010

River property:

posted: 02/03/2010 1:05 a.m.

A program aimed at protecting the Illinois River Watershed will also bring in extra income for eligible property owners.

WEEKLY DEVOTION - Why Jesus reveals to us His true identity

posted: 02/03/2010 1:04 a.m.

“The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.” John 4:25-26 Who is Jesus? Is He just a great teacher and prophet, as many today would say? Who did Jesus claim to be?


posted: 02/03/2010 1:04 a.m.


Morretti, Snow to wed

posted: 02/03/2010 1:02 a.m.

Samantha C. Morretti and Bryan D. Snow, both of Gentry, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Griz Bear Comments - Can Truckers Be Poets? You Decide!

posted: 02/03/2010 1:01 a.m.

While looking for ideas for this week’s column, I came across some poetry I wrote while truck driving a number of years ago — yes, a fellow has to do something to occupy his time while driving mile after mile in a big truck.

A Walk in the Park - A Teacher Who Made A Lasting Impression

posted: 02/03/2010 1 a.m.

Most of us can probably remember a particular teacher from our school days whose influence made a lasting impression on our lives.

Capitol Reports = Need for Remedial Courses on the Rise

posted: 02/03/2010 12:59 a.m.

The number of college students who need remedial classes rose significantly this year, from 51.3 percent to 54.6 percent.


posted: 02/03/2010 12:58 a.m.

We Just read your comments on Roe v. Wade and wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your views on this horrible mistake that has been forced on this country.

HoopFest hosted by Academy

posted: 02/03/2010 12:57 a.m.

Ozark Adventist Academy in Gentry was the host for the HoopFest tournament on the weekend of Jan. 22-24, with players from grades 6-10 invited to play.

Rippy, Pioneers Adjusting

posted: 02/03/2010 12:56 a.m.

Tim Rippy’s start as the Gentry’s boys coach hasn’t been easy. The Pioneers (9-11, 0-8 ) have faced three of the 4A-1 ’s top teams since he took over Jan. 22.

Tethered dogs still on agenda

posted: 02/03/2010 12:55 a.m.

Tethering of dogs may yet become illegal within Gentry’s city limits if discussion at the Jan. 20 meeting of the Property and Code Enforcement Committee is any indication of council views on the issue.

Train rides coming to Decatur

posted: 02/03/2010 12:54 a.m.

Parks and recreation committee members met briefly on Jan. 28 to discuss the upcoming ATV Rodeo, planned tentatively for June 12.

GIS releases honor rolls

posted: 02/03/2010 12:51 a.m.

Gentry Intermediate School released its honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

Decatur students place in poster contest

posted: 02/03/2010 12:50 a.m.

Three Decatur youth placed at the district level in the National Youth Poster Contest sponsored by the Beaver Lake Power Squadron.

Simpson receives scholarships at U of A

posted: 02/03/2010 12:49 a.m.

Amanda Simpson, a senior agri-business major at the University of Arkansas, received the Mr. and Mrs. Cy Carney, Henry J. Meenen, Joseph Rumsey III and the Greg Weidemann Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Alumni Society scholarships awarded by the Bumpers College for the 2009-2010 academic year.

GIS rewards outstanding attendees

posted: 02/03/2010 12:48 a.m.

Students at Gentry Intermediate School who received an Outstanding Attendance Award for the second quarter of the 2009-2010 school year are:

Tuesday, February 2

Chamber plans upcoming events

posted: 02/02/2010 1:13 a.m.

The annual Chamber of Commerce Easter egg hunt is set for April 3 — the day before Easter Sunday.