Wednesday, July 28

Turning Pages

posted: 07/28/2010 2:44 p.m.

As The Gravette News Herald becomes history with this last issue of the weekly publication, following is a brief history of the newspaper.

Gravette Day Schedule Changes Are Outlined

posted: 07/28/2010 2:42 p.m.

Dan Yates, President of the Gravette Chamber of Commerce, announced the following schedule for Gravette Day activities.

Hartley Re-instated As City Director Of Public Works

posted: 07/28/2010 2:42 p.m.

Gravette City Council members last Thursday evening voted to reinstate Junior Hartley as Director of Public Works after an hour long executive session.

Area Cities Receive Sales Tax Receipts

posted: 07/28/2010 2:41 p.m.

Area cities’ sales tax receipts for the month of June as reported in the July issue of “City and Town” , the magazine of the Arkansas Municipal League, include the following amounts.

City Recorder, Mike von Ree, Is Mayoral Candidate

posted: 07/28/2010 2:40 p.m.

Mike von Ree, Recorder/ Treasurer for the City of Gravette, announced last Tuesday he is a candidate for the position of Mayor of Gravette.

Police Chief Will Speak To Kiwanians

posted: 07/28/2010 2:39 p.m.

The Gravette Kiwanis Club will hear Gravette Police Chief Trent Morrison during their meeting Friday, July 30, at 7 a.m. at the Main Cafe in Gravette.

Runyans Observe Triple Celebration At Branson Get-together

posted: 07/28/2010 2:38 p.m.

Don and Bessie Dalrymple Runyan were married on Bessie’s birthday, August 9, 1950, in Gravette. A family celebration for their 60th anniversary, Bessie’s birthday and Don’s 80th birthday July 24 was held this past week end in Branson, MO.

Contestants Are Sought For County Fair Pageants

posted: 07/28/2010 2:37 p.m.

Contestants are being sought for the Miss Benton County and other pageants scheduled during the upcoming Benton County Fair.

Pendergraft-Crigler Announce Plans For August Wedding

posted: 07/28/2010 2:36 p.m.

Kacee Nicole Pendergraft of Gravette and Brian Kyle Crigler of Fayetteville plan to marry at 10:30 a.m.

Quilting Class Takes Break; Classes Will Resume Later

posted: 07/28/2010 2:35 p.m.

There will be no quilt class at the Church of Christ until further notice, according to class instructor Lou Ellen Romine. Class members are taking a break for the summer and announcement will be made when the classes resume.

Maysville E.H. Club Enjoys Film About Coin Harvey

posted: 07/28/2010 2:34 p.m.

The Maysville E. H. Club met Thursday, July 22, at 1 p.m. We used the noon hour to arrange tables, etc. for the county meeting on the 23rd. Melinda Crawley led in singing “In the Good Ole Summertime” .

Blood Drive Scheduled At R&R On August 4th

posted: 07/28/2010 2:33 p.m.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will be conducting a blood drive Wednesday, August 4, at R & R Solutions in Gravette.

Blast From the Past

posted: 07/28/2010 2:31 p.m.

The following items appeared in the Gravette News Herald July 28 1960:

Gentry Gets Grant For Skate Park

posted: 07/28/2010 2:30 p.m.

Bids for a new skate park in Gentry came in from four firms with the low bid of $69,000 and others ranging up to $144,000.

Gravette News Obituaries

posted: 07/28/2010 2:28 p.m.

July 28, 2010

City of Elkins Receives Grant For City Hall Project

posted: 07/28/2010 2:24 p.m.

The City of Elkins has received a $129,858 grant to provide needed lighting, energy efficient heating and insulation upgrades to the city hall and a new heating/air unit for the public library.

Church of Christ Sets School Supplies And Clothing Give-Away

posted: 07/28/2010 2:23 p.m.

The Church of Christ in Gravette will hold its annual School Supply and Clothing Giveaway, Saturday, July 31, from 9 a.m. until noon. \

Sulphur Baptist Church Will Give School Supplies Aug. 7

posted: 07/28/2010 2:22 p.m.

The Sulphur Springs First Baptist Church will hold their annual back-to-school supply give-away Saturday, August 7, from 9 a.m. until noon, while supplies last.

Kid’s Crusade At Maysville Baptist Church This Saturday

posted: 07/28/2010 2:21 p.m.

Maysville Baptist Church will hold a one-session Kids Crusade this Saturday, July 31, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Hayden McAfee Named To OBU Honor Roll

posted: 07/28/2010 2:20 p.m.

Hayden McAfee, a graduate of Gravette High School, was named to Oklahoma Baptist University’s Dean’s Honor Roll for the spring 2010 semester.

Senior Center Report

posted: 07/28/2010 2:19 p.m.

Calling all golfers! You can have some fun golfing and help us to continue our Meals on Wheels program at the Delta Trust Annual Community Spirit Golf Tournament on Sunday, August 8.

Off The Cuff

posted: 07/28/2010 2:18 p.m.

I filled a wastebasket with futile attempts in writing a “Cuff” about this being the last issue of The Gravette News Herald. There is so much that could be written spanning more than a century of newspapers in Gravette. About how a man from Kansas, A. C. Veach, came to Gravette when it was little more than a year old, with a shirttail full of type and published that first issue of “The Gravett News” on a September day in 1894.

OPINION? Everybody Has One!!

posted: 07/28/2010 2:17 p.m.

Here I go again. I must be a throwback to the 1800’s because I just cannot believe the price of things. I was sent to town to buy a loaf of bread and a jar of salad dressing and I am surprised they didn’t have to treat me for shock!

Susan Says . . .

posted: 07/28/2010 2:14 p.m.

Hot, dry weather all week reminded us summer is here with a vengeance. After a week with no rain most of the rose of Sharon blooms have fallen and myriads of leaves are dropping from the trees. Numbers of them fall into the fish pond, requiring frequent cleaning. Garden plants are drooping in the heat, large sections of the lawn are turning brown and the grass is growing slower.

Gravette Letter To The Editor -

posted: 07/28/2010 2:12 p.m.

Dear Editor, We would like to thank the Gravette City Council for taking time out of their busy schedules to listen to the concerns of the Gravette citizens.

Getting Ready

posted: 07/28/2010 2:11 p.m.

School in Gravette will be starting soon and there is plenty of activity going on to get things ready for the mad rush.

Hiwasse News

posted: 07/28/2010 2:10 p.m.

I received word this week that a cousin-in-law, Lou Ellen Tyler Dunfee, formerly of Sulphur Springs, had passed away in Yakima, Washington. She had lived in Yakima for the last several years.

Maysville News

posted: 07/28/2010 2:09 p.m.

The summer weather is still with us. The weather report is rain today, maybe late in the afternoon. Hope we get some.

Ladies Are Hopeful Common Sense Will Save Their Pet

posted: 07/28/2010 2:08 p.m.

This is about compassion and caring and common sense. And about Black Boy. It is a story about an animal that has brought comfort and companionship from, and for, several ladies who live at the Billy V. Hall Senior Citizen Complex.

Houtchens Attends Harding Symposium

posted: 07/28/2010 2:07 p.m.

Heath Houtchens, of Gravette, a local high school junior, is one of 200 students who are chosen to attend the Harding University Honors Symposium, the Searcy university announced.

August 8 Is Deadline For ACE Test Registration

posted: 07/28/2010 2:06 p.m.

Students who wish to take the ACE achievement test in September must register before August 6, according to an announcement from the organization.

Gravette Gardens REWARDS Program Begins This Week

posted: 07/28/2010 2:04 p.m.

Marisol Jackson, director of the Gravette Community Gardens, announced, “The Gravette Gardens are in full harvest and it is time for REWARDS.”

Carroll County Towns Take Different Approach With Sewer Projects

posted: 07/28/2010 2:03 p.m.

Two Carroll County cities have taken different directions toward upgrading their wastewater treatment plants. The Green Forest City Council voted to abandon plans for a $6 million upgrade to the treatment facility for that city.

Officials Unveil New Warning System For Benton County

posted: 07/28/2010 2:01 p.m.

Benton County will make more than 2 million phone calls in the next year if a recent stretch of months is a reliable guide.

Here’s How It Works; Persons May Select Services Provided

posted: 07/28/2010 2 p.m.

Benton County Emergency Services wants you. The county’s new public alert system has gone live but county officials need more information to make sure the system performs the way residents want.

Gravette Mayor Reminds Public Of Sign Ordinance

posted: 07/28/2010 1:58 p.m.

Mayor Bill Howard issued a reminder last Monday to Gravette residents and businesses that “the city has had a sign ordinance in place since 2002”.

Pee Wee Cheerleaders Enjoy Camp

posted: 07/28/2010 1:57 p.m.

More than 30 girls attended the Pee Wee Cheerleader camp held earlier this month at the Upper Elementary School in Gravette.

Gravette’s Centennial Caboose Nominated For National Register

posted: 07/28/2010 1:56 p.m.

The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will consider 14 Arkansas properties — including the Kansas City Southern Caboose #383 at Gravette in Benton County — for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

Anderson Schedules Archery Event

posted: 07/28/2010 1:55 p.m.

Area archers will be able to test their bow shooting skills and compete for prizes at a National Wild Turkey Federation 3-D pop up archery shoot in Anderson on August 14.

Five candidates file for school board

posted: 07/28/2010 10:49 a.m.

There won’t be much competition in the Sept. 21 school board elections. Five candidates filed for four of the five school board positions in Decatur, leaving one position - Zone 3 - wide open.

First year for BBQ Festival

posted: 07/28/2010 10:48 a.m.

The 57th Annual Decatur Barbecue Festival an Aug. 6 and 7 will combine everything the community has grown to love about the Decatur Barbecue and Bulldog Days.

Halderman recalls paper in 1960s

posted: 07/28/2010 10:47 a.m.

The Decatur Herald has seen many changes over the years as technology has altered the way newspapers are produced and printed.


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Announcements, Upcoming Meetings and Events

Final issue!

posted: 07/28/2010 10:44 a.m.

Today’s issue marks the close of another chapter in the history of newspapers in Gentry and the opening of another.

Emergency warning system unveiled

posted: 07/28/2010 10:43 a.m.

Benton County will make more than 2 million phone calls in the next year if a recent stretch of months is a reliable guide.

Barrett, Johnston challenge Hogue for mayor's position

posted: 07/28/2010 10:42 a.m.

Though the filing period for Gentry’s mayoral election doesn’t officially open until next week, the race is already looking like it will have a full slate of candidates, with the incumbent mayor and two council members already announcing their candidacy for the post.

School repairs

posted: 07/28/2010 10:41 a.m.

Workers from Arkansas Air have been busy on the roof of Gentry Intermediate School installing new heating and air conditioning units and replacing venting to classrooms to improve the air circulation and ventilation at the school.


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Announcements, Upcoming Meetings and Events

County signing up residents for emergency warning system

posted: 07/28/2010 10:38 a.m.

Benton County Emergency Services wants you.


posted: 07/28/2010 10:37 a.m.

July 28, 2010

WEEKLY DEVOTION Jesus is all you need

posted: 07/28/2010 10:35 a.m.

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him …” Colossians 2:6 (read Colossians 2:1-23 ) The Apostle Paul warns his hearers, both at Colosse and around the world today, to beware “lest any man should beguile you with enticing words” (v. 4). Much is preached and proclaimed in the name of Christianity which is nothing of the sort. The messages may be enticing, but the result – even if the spokespersons are well meaning – is to deceive and take people away from saving faith in Jesus Christ!

Recounting some questionable procedures

posted: 07/28/2010 10:31 a.m.

I’ve shared some experiences from my years of truck driving, but I’ve not relayed many stories from my law-enforcement years in western Kansas. And, thinking back, there are a quite a few stories I could tell.

I'm only as young as I feel ... I think

posted: 07/28/2010 10:30 a.m.

I am grateful to be typing this week’s column unhampered by broken bones or other injuries that might complicate movement or concentration.

I just can't believe the price of things!

posted: 07/28/2010 10:30 a.m.

Here I go again. I must be a throwback to the 1800s because I just cannot believe the price of things.

Highfill may take on trash pickup service

posted: 07/28/2010 10:29 a.m.

Town council members authorized Mayor Chris Holland to solicit proposals for a solid waste disposal franchise and passed on its first reading an ordinance providing for the regulation of solid waste collection and recycling within the town of Highfill.

New sign ordinance moves step closer to council consideration

posted: 07/28/2010 10:28 a.m.

A new sign ordinance is a step closer to reality with the planning and zoning commission approving the basic content of a draft ordinance at its July 15 meeting.

West Ark American downs Gentry 12-3

posted: 07/28/2010 10:27 a.m.

A day can make a world of difference and that was apparent for the West Ark American team.

Football schedule for Decatur

posted: 07/28/2010 10:26 a.m.

2010 Senior High Bulldog Football Schedule

Gentry police make arrests

posted: 07/28/2010 10:22 a.m.

Hector Rodriguez, 30, of Gentry, was arrested on July 19 for driving while intoxicated. According to police reports, Rodriguez was stopped at 2:12 a.m. for driving in the center turn lane of Arkansas Highway 59 and then changing lanes without signalling. He was also charged with driving left of center, no driver’s licence, no insurance and not wearing his seat belt, according to reports.

Local students on dean's list at U of A in Ft. Smith

posted: 07/28/2010 10:21 a.m.

Ray Wallace, provost and senior vice chancellor of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, released the school’s dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester.

CBCO to hold blood drives

posted: 07/28/2010 10:19 a.m.

Gentry — Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold blood drives at the following locations next week: From 5 to 9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2, at Church Of God in Christ Mennonite, 10770 N. Bloomfield Road, Gentry; From 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Village Market and Grille, 14939 W.

Gregory, Mills receive honors

posted: 07/28/2010 10:17 a.m.

Kaleb A. Gregory was named on the University of Central Arkansas Presidential Scholars List for the spring 2010 semester.

Decatur Northside Elementary School Supply List

posted: 07/28/2010 10:16 a.m.

Kindergarten — 6th Grade

Gentry Middle School Supply List

posted: 07/28/2010 10:14 a.m.

6th through 8th Grade

Gentry Intermediate School Supply List

posted: 07/28/2010 10:13 a.m.

Third and Fourth Grade

Local girls go to rodeo finals

posted: 07/28/2010 10:11 a.m.

Benton County will be well represented in this week’s National Little Britches Finals Rodeo in Pueblo, Colo.

Wednesday, July 21

School Construction Projects Are Still Under Consideration

posted: 07/21/2010 4:27 p.m.

Whether to revamp the old Gravette High School building or construct baseball fields on the new high school campus or whether to do both or none is the question Gravette School Directors are facing.

Miss Gravette, Pageants, Procedures Announced

posted: 07/21/2010 4:26 p.m.

Deree Mitchell, director of the Miss Gravette and other beauty pageants for Gravette Day, released the following information concerning the pageants. The release notes the Miss Gravette pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Friday evening, August 13, at the Performing Arts Center with the evening program theme of the popular 1984 movie “Footloose” .

Municipal Candidate Filing Requirements

posted: 07/21/2010 4:25 p.m.

Persons interested in seeking the office of Mayor or City Council member in Gravette or other cities of second class are reminded the filing dates are from next Tuesday, August 4 through noon, August 24.

The following items appeared in the Gravette News Herald July 21, 1960:

posted: 07/21/2010 4:25 p.m.

Charles Butner, who lived north of Mt. Pleasant, was attacked by an owl in his brooder house. Using a cane he fought off the bird which was after the 7,500 five week old chicks in the house.

High School Class of 1980 Reunion Plans Announced

posted: 07/21/2010 4:24 p.m.

The Gravette High School Class of 1980 will hold their 30-year reunion on Gravette Day weekend.

Class of 1974 Announces Plans For Class Reunion

posted: 07/21/2010 4:24 p.m.

The GHS Class of 1974 will hold their class reunion on Gravette Day Saturday, August 15, and activities will include the following:

Hare - Kumbera Wedding Plans Announced

posted: 07/21/2010 4:23 p.m.

Shannon Marie Hare of Decatur and Christopher Kumbera of Bella Vista announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

Maysville News

posted: 07/21/2010 4:20 p.m.

Summer has made its way here. We will probably have it for a while. It isn’t August yet. Christinia Lovell and another girl from Gravette attended the National FBLA convention in Nashville, TN, last week. The Hill and Singleton families had a reunion at the Maysville Community Building on Saturday.

Free Clothing And School Supplies

posted: 07/21/2010 4:19 p.m.

The Church of Christ in Gravette will hold its annual School Supply and Clothing Giveaway, Saturday, July 31, from 9 a.m. until noon. The church is located at 202 Irving Street S. W. in Gravette.

Gravette Obituaries

posted: 07/21/2010 4:19 p.m.

July 21, 2010

Senior Center Report

posted: 07/21/2010 4:16 p.m.

SENIOR CENTER MENU Week of July 26 - 30

Jolly Good Times Club Meeting Is July 28

posted: 07/21/2010 4:14 p.m.

The regular monthly meeting of the Jolly Good Times Club will be held next Wednesday, July 28, at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center.

First Assembly Kid’s Crusade Is Planned July 26-29

posted: 07/21/2010 4:14 p.m.

First Assembly of God Church in Gravette will hold a Kids Crusade July 26-29 at the church located on Highway 72 west.

Get Together Is Planned By GHS Class of ‘73

posted: 07/21/2010 4:12 p.m.

The GHS graduating class of 1973 will “be getting together” for a fun visit on Saturday, August 14, at 8:30 a.m. at the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. The Breakfast is held at the middle school cafeteria and all class members are being encouraged to attend, said Nancy Wills Graves, who is publicizing the event.

Hospital Old Timers To Meet

posted: 07/21/2010 4:12 p.m.

The Gravette Medical Center Old Timers will meet for supper this Thursday, July 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Cafe in Gravette.

There’s Something About Family Vacations!

posted: 07/21/2010 4:09 p.m.

When our kids were growing up most of our family vacations were days at the lake, sometimes an entire week with relatives or friends. But we did take two memorable family vacations. One was all the way from Arkansas to the 1972 Seattle World’s Fair. Teresa was just a baby and I can remember driving forever with a few stops at motels.

OPINION? Everybody Has One!!

posted: 07/21/2010 4:08 p.m.

The air is so heavy with moisture that the wind is having a hard time moving any of it. I believe if my hands were just big enough I could wring out two or three inches of rain over the place any time. I do not understand folks who like to live in the southern swamps. I just could not stand it.

Letters from Readers To The News Herald

posted: 07/21/2010 4:05 p.m.

July 21, 2010

Susan Says . . .

posted: 07/21/2010 4:03 p.m.

In the Garden of Eden it was said, “See my works, how beautiful and praiseworthy they are.” Now, in the full bloom of summer, things beautiful and praiseworthy seem to take over the earth. Honeysuckle, hydrangeas and rose of Sharon are blooming. Lush green grass grows in the yard and field. Tiny darting hummingbirds visit our feeder and we’re serenaded by a chorus of songbirds.

Crawley Is Honored By Milking Shorthorn Association At Their National Convention

posted: 07/21/2010 4:02 p.m.

A Maysville area farmer whose life has been spent in the dairy business was honored July 9 at the National Milking Shorthorn Convention held in Kelso, Wash.

Senior Center Will Benefit From Delta Golf Tournament

posted: 07/21/2010 4:01 p.m.

Delta Trust & Bank at Bella Vista is sponsoring the fourth annual community spirit golf tournament to benefit the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center in Gravette on Sunday, August 8.

Pee Wee Football Sign Up And Practice Schedule Announced

posted: 07/21/2010 3:56 p.m.

Pee wee football sign-up time has arrived with the first practice scheduled Monday, July 26, at McAbee Field, according to Tracy Moorman.

Members Sought For Library Commission

posted: 07/21/2010 3:55 p.m.

At least two openings exist on the Gravette Public Library Commission and applicants interested in the library and how it serves Gravette and the school district are being encouraged to participate.

Area Author To Be At Library

posted: 07/21/2010 3:54 p.m.

A well-known 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” .

Library Announces New Daily Hours; Closed On Saturdays

posted: 07/21/2010 3:54 p.m.

Because of budget constraints the Gravette Public Library announces that, until further notice, the library will not be open on Saturdays, said Kim Schneider, Library Manager.

Mt. Pleasant News

posted: 07/21/2010 3:51 p.m.

Recently Vern and Gloria Laughlin and Edna Jordan went to the family get-together of Vern’s brothers and sisters. All were able to come except his sister in Springfield and a brother from Kansas. Everyone had a good time. After a trip to Texas to see the girls and another family get-together Gloria says she is going to be home for awhile.

Hiwasse News

posted: 07/21/2010 3:50 p.m.

Word has been received here that Beau Bertschy has passed away at his home in Georgia.

Gravette School Student Supply Lists

posted: 07/21/2010 3:49 p.m.

Kindergarten through 8th Grade Lists

Second Center Is Being Considered

posted: 07/21/2010 3:42 p.m.

Benton County officials don’t know yet just how popular convenience centers for county residents are going to be, but they’re encouraged enough to go ahead with plans for a second center on the west side of the county. The centers are meant to replace the old practice of having county-wide cleanups.

Facility At Centerton Gives County Citizens Recycling Options

posted: 07/21/2010 3:40 p.m.

How can Benton County residents, those in rural areas as well as those who live in incorporated cities and towns, dispose of recyclable items?

Kiwanians Will Hear Report On Senior Center

posted: 07/21/2010 3:38 p.m.

Mary Kay Kelley, director of the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center, will discuss the center’s operation and how it serves seniors in the area at the meeting of the Gravette Kiwanis Club Friday, July 23.


posted: 07/21/2010 3:37 p.m.

These two adult dogs are now at the Gravette City Pound waiting to be claimed or they will be ready for adoption. One is black; the other tan, black and white. Both are females and both are very friendly. Phone the Gravette Police Department, 787-6948 or 787-0280 to describe and claim or if you could give these animals a good home.

Council considers full-time mayor

posted: 07/21/2010 10:10 a.m.

The office of mayor could become a full-time position in Decatur, depending on the city council’s decision next month.

High school students beat state, regional scores in geometry

posted: 07/21/2010 10:09 a.m.

Eighty-one percent of geometry students at Decatur High School scored proficient or advanced on their endof-course geometry exams, superintendent Larry Ben reported at Monday’s townhall meeting.

Filing deadline for school board Friday

posted: 07/21/2010 10:08 a.m.

The filing deadline for school board elections is Friday, and so far three community members have filed to run for one of the five seats.


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Announcements, Upcoming Meetings and Events

Business license ordinance on the table

posted: 07/21/2010 10:03 a.m.

Businesses in Decatur could soon be required to obtain a business license.

Permitting swimming pools?

posted: 07/21/2010 10:02 a.m.

Swimming pools and pool permits were the topic of discussion at Thursday’s code enforcement committee meeting in Gentry, and the mayor was requested to obtain more information on the city’s permit requirements and find out what requirements, if any, other area municipalities place on property owners who install pools, permanent and storable.

Ordinance request evokes criticism

posted: 07/21/2010 10 a.m.

A request from Alderman James Furgason that the personnel committee review state law and prepare an ordinance to prohibit council members from being city employees or under contract with the city drew criticism at an uncalled but public city meeting on Thursday.

BBQ opens window in Gentry

posted: 07/21/2010 9:59 a.m.

Those who love the flavor of smoked and barbecued meats have a new option in Gentry to satisfy those hunger pangs — Big Buckle BBQ, owned by Kevin and Katrina Cryer.


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Announcements, Upcoming Meetings and Events

Bloomfield 4-H Club wins top honors at garden fair

posted: 07/21/2010 9:54 a.m.

It was a beautiful sunny morning on Saturday, with a light breeze in the air, when 18 local 4-H members showed up bright and early at the Bentonville Square to participate in the 2010 County 4-H Garden Fair.

WEEKLY DEVOTION One thing needful - Luke 10: 38-42

posted: 07/21/2010 9:52 a.m.

“Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42


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July 21, 2010

Hare-Kumbera to wed in August

posted: 07/21/2010 9:49 a.m.

Shannon Marie Hare of Decatur and Christopher Kumbera of Bella Vista plan to marry at 2 p.m. Aug. 14, at Samaritan House Fellowship in Rogers.

Tevebaugh 75th Anniversary

posted: 07/21/2010 9:49 a.m.

Tevebaughs celebrate 75 years of marriage


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Preston Ray Taylor

Griz Bear Comments | Considering the benefits of a weighty bargain

posted: 07/21/2010 9:45 a.m.

Mrs. Griz loves to go garage saling and it’s kind of become our Saturday morning outing. At least it’s doing something different than work.

A Walk in the Park | A pleasant trip to a surprise destination

posted: 07/21/2010 9:44 a.m.

I had no idea where we were going. I simply followed my husband’s instructions to be packed and ready to leave by 9 a.m.

A Second Opinion | What's the value of a doll?

posted: 07/21/2010 9:43 a.m.

What’s the value of a small cloth doll? Is it worth its original price or much, much more? That’s what James and I found ourselves asking during the late night hours last week.

Opinion? Everybody has One! Taking a road trip to beat the heat

posted: 07/21/2010 9:42 a.m.

The air is so heavy with moisture that the wind is having a hard time moving any of it. I believe if my hands were just big enough, I could wring out two or three inches of rain over the place at any time.

Whillock readies horses for competition

posted: 07/21/2010 9:40 a.m.

When not carrying out her law-enforcement duties as a state trooper, Lori Whillock of Gentry spends a good part of her time working with horses and lately has been preparing two of them for a special Race of Faith Cowboy Challenge to be held in Pea Ridge on Saturday and Sunday.

Decatur Night at Arvest Ballpark

posted: 07/21/2010 9:39 a.m.

The stands were filled with familiar faces at Sunday’s Northwest Arkansas Naturals game against the Springfield Cardinals.

Truitt throws out first pitch

posted: 07/21/2010 9:38 a.m.

At the age of 92 — turning 93 in September — Leonard Truitt is the oldest lifetime citizen of Decatur who still resides in town.

Girl, 2, killed in farm accident

posted: 07/21/2010 9:37 a.m.

SThe 2-year-old daughter of a Siloam Springs bank manager was killed on the night of July 12 in an accident on an Oklahoma poultry farm.

Shook to retire from CenturyLink

posted: 07/21/2010 9:35 a.m.

After nearly 51 years working in the telecommunications industry, Mack Shook, area plant supervisor for CenturyLink, announced he will retire at the end of July. Mack began his career in 1959 with Stromberg Carlson installing a new switch in Siloam Springs. After a brief stint with Holt Telephone Company in Poteau, Okla., Shook worked for Stromberg Carlson until going to work as a toll switchman for Continental Telephone Company in Alma in 1966.

Brinegar killed in crash of small plane near Ft. Worth

posted: 07/21/2010 9:34 a.m.

The son of a Siloam Springs businessman was killed Tuesday night, July 13, in a plane crash about 45 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas.

Wednesday, July 14

City will absorb new water fee

posted: 07/14/2010 7:07 p.m.

The city will absorb the cost of a $1.50 per water meter special assessment from the Benton Washington Regional Public Water Authority instead of passing it on to customers, city council members decided Monday night.

Council approves plans for new Faith Life Church

posted: 07/14/2010 7:05 p.m.

Plans for a new church building along Highway 59 North have been approved by both the Planning and Zoning Committee and the City Council.

Football is on in Decatur

posted: 07/14/2010 7:04 p.m.

There will be a senior high football team at the Decatur High School this year, and summer practice is in full swing, according to head coach Stan Ellis.

Weston to serve as HUD director

posted: 07/14/2010 7:03 p.m.

The board of the Decatur Housing Authority held a barbecue and community meeting on July 6 to introduce residents to new director Debbie Weston.

Gallery Pizza opening in Decatur

posted: 07/14/2010 7:01 p.m.

Residents in Decatur will soon have another choice when they want to go out to eat, without leaving town.


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Area Upcoming Events and Meetings

Truitt throwing out first pitch at Naturals Game

posted: 07/14/2010 6:58 p.m.

Leonard Truitt, Decatur’s oldest lifetime citizen and an avid baseball fan, will be throwing out the first pitch for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at Sunday’s Decatur Night at Arvest Ballpark.

Financial storm hits water source

posted: 07/14/2010 5:37 p.m.

Benton Washington Regional Public Water Authority voted earlier this month to add a temporary special assessment of $1.50 per month per metered water customer in an effort to weather a storm caused by a bank mistake in calculating bond payments and by the economic downturn combined with cooler rainy weather and less water usage.

New business opens on Gentry's Main Street

posted: 07/14/2010 5:36 p.m.

Encore Resale Shoppe, a new Gentry business on Main Street, held its grand opening on Friday and Saturday.

Summer celebration planned at Gentry Farmers' Market

posted: 07/14/2010 5:36 p.m.

The Gentry Farmers’ Market, located in the pavilion at 500 East Main Street in Gentry, will be hosting its second summer celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Councilman calls for ordinance to ban council members from city employment

posted: 07/14/2010 5:35 p.m.

Alderman James Furgason, at the close of Monday’s council meeting, asked the personnel committee to consider and prepare an ordinance for council consideration which would ban persons from serving on the city council while at the same time being employed or under contract with the city.

Gentry man injured in fatal motorcycle crash

posted: 07/14/2010 5:32 p.m.

A Gentry man was injured and an Oklahoma woman died as a result of a motorcycle crash near Jay, Okla., at 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

Booked for Lunch speaker offers tips to help prevent identity theft

posted: 07/14/2010 5:30 p.m.

Sherry King, deposit loss collector at Arvest Bank, offered tips on preventing and dealing with identity theft at the Booked for Lunch event at the Gentry Public Library on Monday.


posted: 07/14/2010 5:27 p.m.

Upcoming Events and Meetings

New McDonald's going up fast

posted: 07/14/2010 5:26 p.m.

With many residents anxious to sink their teeth into a McDonald’s hamburger prepared right here in Gentry, construction continues at a fast pace on the McDonald’s Restaurant scheduled to open in less than two months.


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July 14, 2010


posted: 07/14/2010 5:24 p.m.

Kaygen Skye Shelly Mitchell Shelley and Tikka Jackson of Colcord,Okla., announce the birth of a daughter, Kaygen Skye Shelly, on May 26, 2010, at Willow Creek Hospital in Johnson, Ark.

WEEKLY DEVOTION Don’t reject God’s grace!

posted: 07/14/2010 5:23 p.m.

“Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.Which of the prophets have not your fathers per secuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.” Acts 7:51-53 (Read Acts 6:8 — 7:60 The Book of Acts, in chapters six and seven, tells the story of the first New Testament Christian martyr to follow in the steps of the Lord Jesus and to be murdered for his witness to the truth. In fact the English word “martyr” comes from the Greek word “martus,” which means to bear witness or testify. Stephen testified to the truth about Jesus and about his own hearers and was killed at the hands of the Jewish council by stoning.

Gentry man held in connection with rape

posted: 07/14/2010 5:22 p.m.

A Gentry man was being held in the Benton County Jail on Sunday after being arrested Saturday in connection with rape.

Griz Bear Comments | Making a painful analysis of pain

posted: 07/14/2010 5:20 p.m.

I noticed a local Facebook discussion on pain and its causes just a few days ago, so I thought I’d give you my opinion on pain because, it seems, the older I get, the more experience I have with it.

A Walk in the Park | Dog therapy in practice close to home

posted: 07/14/2010 5:19 p.m.

In a piece printed here a couple of weeks ago I wrote about the health benefits of interacting with pets. I mentioned reading about a nursing home in another state that utilized “pet therapy” with its residents there and how pleasing the outcome has been.

Opinion? Everybody has One! | 3Lying in wait for an armadillo

posted: 07/14/2010 5:17 p.m.

My close relative is hot on the trail of an armadillo or maybe a possum — something that is eating her tomatoes and digging up the yard.

All-Stars take championship

posted: 07/14/2010 5:15 p.m.

The Northwest Arkansas All-Stars used another quick start to win another championship.

Airport baggage scanners relocating

posted: 07/14/2010 5:14 p.m.

Security screening for baggage at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport is headed behind the scenes.

13th annual barbecue held in town’s park

posted: 07/14/2010 4:55 p.m.

Residents and friends of Springtown gathered for the 13th annual Springtown Barbecue on Saturday afternoon.

Warning system nears implementation

posted: 07/14/2010 4:54 p.m.

Benton County’s emergency warning system could soon go live.

BRIEF LOAN DEADLINE EXTENSION- New Sewer Option Being Evaluated

posted: 07/14/2010 9:44 a.m.

The City of Gravette recently was warned that July 29 is the deadline for the city to retain a 2.2275% low interest loan to upgrade or replace the city’s wastewater treatment facility. At a meeting with the City Council last Thursday, Dale Fenter, finance manager for the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC), the agency which authorized the loan, agreed to an extra two weeks to allow the city’s engineering firm to study an alternate plan for consideration.

Foxx Announces As Candidate For Mayor

posted: 07/14/2010 9:42 a.m.

In a news release Monday afternoon, Ken Foxx announced he plans to run for Mayor of Gravette in this year’s election. is required.

May Sales Tax Receipts For Several Area Cities

posted: 07/14/2010 9:42 a.m.

Area cities’ sales tax receipts for the month of May as reported in the June 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.

Flag Retirement Ceremony Will Be Held Next Tuesday Evening

posted: 07/14/2010 9:41 a.m.

A flag retirement cemetery on the south side of the Civic Center next Tuesday, July 20, at 6 p.m., J. R. Gibbs, adjutant for American Legion Post 25 reminded.

Kiwanians Will Hear Talk By Local Artist, Susan Edgmon

posted: 07/14/2010 9:40 a.m.

Local artist Susan Edgmon, who operates Edgmon Art Studio, will be guest speaker at the Friday, July 16, meeting of the Gravette Kiwanis Club. The club meets each Friday at 7 a.m. at the Main Cafe and interested visitors are welcome to attend.

District Voters Will Elect One School Director

posted: 07/14/2010 9:40 a.m.

Voters in Gravette’s School District will choose a member of the Board of Education in the annual school election scheduled Tuesday, September 21.

A Blast from the Past

posted: 07/14/2010 9:39 a.m.

The following stories appeared in the Gravette News Herald, July 14, 1960:

Glover - Dawson Wedding Plans

posted: 07/14/2010 9:38 a.m.

Chad Dawson and Betty Glover, both of Lowell, AR, announced they will exchange wedding vows Saturday, July 24, at Grace Harbor Church in Rogers.

Rachel Jones Attends People To People Leadership Forum In Washington, D.C.

posted: 07/14/2010 9:37 a.m.

Rachel Jones, a student at Gravette Middle School, attended the People to People World Leadership Forum, held in our Nation’s Capitol June 21-26.

Assembly Of God Church Schedules Kids Crusade

posted: 07/14/2010 9:36 a.m.

First Assembly of God Church in Gravette will hold a Kids Crusade July 26-29 at the church located on Highway 72 west. Theme of the activities for children ages 3-12 is “Touring the Holy Land” . The event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening and all children are welcome, said pastor Jack Deaton.

Revival Is Planned At Assembly Of God Church

posted: 07/14/2010 9:35 a.m.

Jack Deaton, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, announces revival services July 18 - 21 at the church located on Highway 72 west in Gravette.

Senior Center Report

posted: 07/14/2010 9:35 a.m.

We would like to say thank you to everyone who submitted recipes for the community cookbook.

Kid’s Day Scheduled Saturday At Church At Mt. Pleasant

posted: 07/14/2010 9:34 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, located five miles east of Gravette on Highway 72, will hold Kid’s Day Saturday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children ages three through high school are invited to attend.

Gravette Letters To The Editor

posted: 07/14/2010 9:32 a.m.

Dear Editor, Junior Hartley started working for the City of Gravette in 1969, before even the Clean Water Act was law. He has given and enjoyed decades of employment with the City of Gravette under many majors and throughout changing times. Junior has an exemplary work history and has been a soft spoken, well-mannered gentleman.

OPINION? Everybody Has One!!

posted: 07/14/2010 9:16 a.m.

My close relative is hot on the trail of an armadillo or maybe a possum, something that is eating her tomatoes and digging up the yard. She sat up last evening with the.22 over her lap staring out the window, waiting on the poor critter to show up so she could blow him to kingdom come! I heard her stirring around in the bedroom about 1:30 a.m. so I figured she finally gave up the watch for the night.

Susan Says . . .

posted: 07/14/2010 9:15 a.m.

The oppressive heat of summer has settled in and the squash plants are beginning to wilt. Record high humidity makes for muggy weather but an occasional slight breeze brings welcome relief. The rose of Sharon and hydrangeas are still blooming and the sweet scent of honeysuckle drifts from the fencerow.

Pee Wee Football Sign Up/Practice Date Announced

posted: 07/14/2010 9:14 a.m.

Pee wee football sign-up time has arrived with the first practice scheduled Monday, July 26, at McAbee Field, according to Tracy Moorman.

Maysville News

posted: 07/14/2010 9:12 a.m.

We are still waiting for the rain we were supposed to get. Maybe our turn will come. We don’t want the floods but we need the rain.


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Sincere sympathy is sent to the Drew and Robertson families for the loss of their loved one. creatures I knew deer but when were I friendly looked JPM " PANOEJIN 6! MEIC =A4! < out this morning and saw one in my yard, eating my apples, that is a little too friendly. H

Non-profit Deadline For Filing Is Aug. 2

posted: 07/14/2010 9:09 a.m.

Nonprofit organizations have until August 2 of this year to file their annual reports.

Just Hanging Around The Fruit Of The Vine

posted: 07/14/2010 8:51 a.m.

Once considered a poisonous plant whose fruit was called a “love apple” , the tomato has evolved to what is arguably the most popular or favorite vegetable. The lowly tomato has come full circle since it was discovered in South America, some say by Cortez. Others claim Christopher Columbus introduced the fruit to Europe. And it is a fruit, even though almost everyone considers it a vegetable - a vegetable that is grown in gardens and patio pots and popularly in recent years hanging upside down from a plastic cylinder/bag.

Vultures Are Common; A Nuisance In Bella Vista

posted: 07/14/2010 8:50 a.m.

Look. Up in the Sky. It’s not a place and it’s not Superman. It’s a bird. Or, rather, it’s birds. You see them flying overhead every day. Soaring on updrafts, seldom flapping their wings. Swooping in graceful arcs across the sky. Silently patrolling. They’re vultures.

Arkansas Agency Offers Posting Info On State Directory

posted: 07/14/2010 8:50 a.m.

Persons who have commercial properties for sale may now have them posted, with photos, on the Arkansas Economic Development Commission list, according to Allyson Ransom, Director of Communications and Resource Efficiency for the City of Gravette.

Annual Brumley Gospel Sing Is August 4-7

posted: 07/14/2010 8:49 a.m.

The 42nd annual Albert E. Brumley Gospel Sing will be held August 4-7 at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon, MO.


posted: 07/14/2010 8:48 a.m.

With the Fall 2010 Semester drawing near prospective college students around the state continue to await word on the status of their scholarship applications that were submitted to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). Since June 1 ADHE has received thousands of phone calls from students wanting to know their status, which is something ADHE personnel are working on continuously.

Pee Wee Cheerleading Practice Begins Next Monday July 19

posted: 07/14/2010 8:47 a.m.

First week of pee wee cheerleading practice will be held starting next Monday, July 19, and continue on July 20 and 22 at 6 p.m. at the upper elementary school. Participants should be equipped with tennis shoes and have a water bottle. “See you then,” said Mandi Barrett, one of the sponsors. For information call her at 479-381-1077.

Wednesday, July 7

Stuff the Bus program comes to Decatur

posted: 07/07/2010 10:54 a.m.

United Way of Northwest Arkansas is planning the first ever Stuff the Bus with School Supplies campaign in Decatur to ensure Decatur students return to the classroom with all the supplies they need to be successful.

Facebook group brings those who love Decatur together

posted: 07/07/2010 10:53 a.m.

Where can one go to find sixty-year-old class photos, pictures of Main Street in 1900 and last week, and a schedule for next month's 57th Annual Decatur Barbecue ?

Library reading program kicks-off

posted: 07/07/2010 10:52 a.m.

The “Make a Splash — Read” summer reading program at the Iva Jane Peek library kicked off last week with a tour of the Decatur Museum.

4-H members go on farm tour

posted: 07/07/2010 10:51 a.m.

Members of the Decatur 4-H Club got a chance to see each other's projects and present their own on the annual farm tour on June 12.


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Upcoming Local Events and Meetings

Library helps patrons wishing to play hooky

posted: 07/07/2010 10:46 a.m.

Think the public library is only a place for book worms? Well, that’s just not true because the Gentry Public Library is offering to help its patrons play hooky and cast out a fishing line at their favorite fishing hole.

Employees rewarded with raisin pie

posted: 07/07/2010 10:45 a.m.

Mayor Wes Hogue honored city employees on June 29 by hosting the Raisin Pie Awards and treating employees to a piece or two of pie in the McKee Community Room of the Gentry Public Library.

Rains dampen celebration Saturday in Gentry's park

posted: 07/07/2010 10:44 a.m.

For the second year in a row, rains put a damper on the annual Chamber of Commerce sponsored Freedom Festival in the city park.


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Upcoming Local Events and Meetings

Gentry man stays true to history

posted: 07/07/2010 10:39 a.m.

Glenn Smith’s serious about his automotive history.

Decatur/Gentry OBITUARIES

posted: 07/07/2010 10:38 a.m.

Area Deaths - July 7, 2010

WEEKLY DEVOTION Be careful what you sow!

posted: 07/07/2010 10:37 a.m.

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” Galatians 6:7-8 Any gardener or farmer knows the truthfulness of the words: “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” One cannot plant thorns and thistles and expect to reap good fruits and vegetables — it just doesn’t work that way. What you sow is what you will also reap.

Price, Amos to wed

posted: 07/07/2010 10:36 a.m.

Megan Amos of West Siloam Springs, Okla., and Tyler Price of Siloam Springs, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Barnett, Bunker plan October wedding

posted: 07/07/2010 10:36 a.m.

Corina Bunker and Nicholas Barnett have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Griz Bear Comments | Yes, I'm trying to go green - at least a little

posted: 07/07/2010 10:35 a.m.

Slowly but surely, I’ve been trying to go green and save a little bit of energy and some precious resources, too.

A Walk in the Park | It's summer and time to attend those reunions

posted: 07/07/2010 10:34 a.m.

Whether it is a family reunion, class reunion, cousin reunion, friend reunion or co-worker reunion, summer is the season for such gatherings.

Brill and Sewell lead Gentry to district title

posted: 07/07/2010 10:32 a.m.

Nick Brill took home Most Valuable Player honors as Gentry topped Springdale Tyson 13-2 in the finals of the Senior Babe Ruth league tournament at the Tyson Sports Complex on Wednesday.

Gentry Primary School releases supplies list for 2010-2011 school

posted: 07/07/2010 10:31 a.m.

Gentry Primary School has released its supplies list for the 2010-2011 school year:

2010 Benchmark Exam scores released

posted: 07/07/2010 10:30 a.m.

Benchmark Exam scores for Arkansas schools have been released by the Arkansas Department of Education.

Students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

posted: 07/07/2010 10:29 a.m.

Rachel Lee and Matthew Sample, both University of Arkansas graduates from Gentry, were inducted into the Alpha of Arkansas Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa during a ceremony on May 7.

Lions Club installs new officers at June meeting

posted: 07/07/2010 10:28 a.m.

The Lions Club installed new officers at a special dinner meeting on June 24 at the McKee Community Room in Gentry.

Arkansas Tech announces graduates

posted: 07/07/2010 10:27 a.m.

Christine Kay Smith, of Gentry, graduated, Magna Cum Laude (with much honor) from Arkansas Tech University with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture business.

U of A at Ft. Smith announces dean's list

posted: 07/07/2010 10:27 a.m.

Ray Wallace, provost and senior vice chancellor of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, released the school’s dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester.

Dogs in need of good homes

posted: 07/07/2010 10:26 a.m.

There are currently seven dogs in the Decatur city pound in need of adoption, according to animal control officer Mike Barnett.

Plans Announced For Gravette Day

posted: 07/07/2010 8:19 a.m.

Gravette Chamber of Commerce announces plans are gearing up for the annual. Gravette Birthday Party — Gravette Day 2010 — which will be held Saturday, August 14.

Final Old Town Park Steps Are In Place

posted: 07/07/2010 8:18 a.m.

Inmates from the Sheriff’s Work Detail are shown completing work this past week on the steps leading down into Old Town Park.

City Hall Purchase Paid From Capital Account Fund

posted: 07/07/2010 8:18 a.m.

City Council members Byron Warren and Terry King, who recently visited sewage treatment facilities in Maine, reported their findings which included a visit to Newport, ME. That city uses lagoons, coupled with a vegetation “reed bed” to neutralize phosphorus and nitrates, and sludge removal through a “beltpress’ system for its’ disposal into landfills.

City’s Low Interest Loan Is In Jeopardy

posted: 07/07/2010 8:16 a.m.

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission has notified the City of Gravette that the city is in danger of losing a sewer improvement project loan, of up to $9,000,000.

Cave Is Kiwanis Program

posted: 07/07/2010 8:16 a.m.

The Old Spanish Treasure Cave north of Gravette will be the topic of the program at the Gravette Kiwanis Club Friday, July 9, at 7 a.m. at the Main Cafe.


posted: 07/07/2010 8:15 a.m.

In a surprise move last Friday, Mayor Bill Howard announced, “I am realigning the order of personnel reporting.” The change directed Water and Sewer personnel will report to Corey Reardon; the Street, Parks and Cemetery personnel will report to Earnest Wells.

Tapp Recognized For Leadership Role By University

posted: 07/07/2010 8:14 a.m.

William Nathan Tapp of Gravette, a graduating senior at the University of Arkansas, was among more than 80 students recognized for their leadership roles in campus activities during their time as students on the Fayetteville campus.

Edgmon Art In New Book

posted: 07/07/2010 8:11 a.m.

Susan Edgmon, Gravette’s award winning artist, is featured in a new book, “The Art and Artisans of The Ozarks” , which includes works by artists from throughout the region.

Ricks - Jackson Wedding Plans

posted: 07/07/2010 8:11 a.m.

Jordan Chasity Ricks of Gravette and Christopher Steven Jackson of Bella Vista announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

Groundbreaking At Gentry McDonalds

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

Groundbreaking was held recently for a new McDonald’s Restaurant in Gentry. Attending the event were Gentry Mayor Wes Hogue, Bev Saunders from the Chamber of Commerce, Bill Matthew and Walter Matthews, owners/oprators of the new business, and L. R. Mourning, general contractor.

Churches Plan Combined VBS Next Week

posted: 07/07/2010 8:09 a.m.

The First Christian and United Methodist Churches will partner with Vacation Bible School, July 12-15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chrisitan Church. Theme of the VBS is Egypt and Joseph.

April Abiera In National SkillsUSA Competiton

posted: 07/07/2010 8:09 a.m.

April Abiera, a student at Gravette High School, competed in the “Prepared Speech” competition at national SkillsUSA championships held recently in Kansas City, MO.

Gravette Obituaries

posted: 07/07/2010 8:08 a.m.

July 7, 2010

Gravette Senior Center

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

SENIOR CENTER MENU Week of July 12 - 16

Hooten’s Previews Gravette Lions Football Squad

posted: 07/07/2010 8:06 a.m.

The Gravette Lions are featured on a double-page spread in the 2010 Hooten’s Arkansas Football publication.

OPINION? Everybody Has One!!

posted: 07/07/2010 8:06 a.m.

A week of happenings, things that let us know we are still in the game of life. You know if you’re not moving and nothing is going right or wrong, you might be dead. Well, I am not dead, have had lots of incidents to remind me that it is my business to get it done and keep it fixed! You can tell by the talk around the round table at the coffee emporium who is supposed to be a farmer and who isn’t. There are many innuendoes to judge by and sometimes a dairyman will join the group and you can sure enough tell who ought to be milking cows and who shouldn’t. The men who should are griping about the breakdowns, the cost of fuel, the heat and all the regular stuff. The dairyman is the first to say he is thankful for his profession even if all the fresh cows did deliver bull calves! Then a beef man adds he too is thankful, even if his place is sure getting dry and his bull died. Another will say his hay was good on the first cutting but he sure is worried about the second. Then they all grin and leave to do the jobs

Susan Says . . .

posted: 07/07/2010 8:03 a.m.

We had more moderate weather this week as June ended and we began the second half of the year. Temperatures in the 80’s and balmy breezes were more comfortable than the previous week’s 90’s and we shut off the air conditioner and opened the windows most days.

Why Mothers Get Gray??

posted: 07/07/2010 8:03 a.m.

During this year’s family reunion my brother and his wife slept next door at my daughter’s house. There was a bit of a problem.

Gravette Letter to the Editor

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

Dear Editor, On behalf of the Gravette Museum Commission of the historic Kindley House, we would like to express sincere thanks for the ongoing support in the community.

The following stories appeared in the Gravette News Herald July 7, 1960.

posted: 07/07/2010 8:01 a.m.

Lee Johnson of Bentonville will hold a singing school at the Mt. Pleasant Church Monday night.

Maysville News

posted: 07/07/2010 7:57 a.m.

We have had some nice temperatures for a few days. We could use some rain. Patti King of Lowell visited her parents, Jack and Sylvia Tucker, last Saturday.

Hiwasse News

posted: 07/07/2010 7:56 a.m.

“Gardening requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration.” – Lou Erickson Shirley Belts’ niece and family from Florida have spent a few days visiting relatives in the area.


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Gravette city employees have been busy this spring and summer in attempting to locate leaks in the city’s water distribution system. The photo above shows the men replacing a service line along Highway 59 south in Gravette.

Local Students Are Missionaries To New Guinea

posted: 07/07/2010 7:55 a.m.

Two local school kids have gone global.

Tuesday, July 6

Skatepark bid up for approval

posted: 07/06/2010 10:48 a.m.

City Council members will, at their rescheduled meeting on Monday, tackle a variety of issues, including approval of a skatepark bid, a tree ordinance, appointments to the Two-Ton Water Board, 2010 street and road projects and a rezoning request along Arkansas Highway 59.