Wednesday, March 31

Gravette Man Dies Monday Following Incident Near S. W. City

posted: 03/31/2010 11:23 p.m.

A Gravette man, who was shot by a Southwest City police officer early Sunday morning, died Monday at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

Congressman Reminds Citizens Of Importance Of Count In 2010 Census

posted: 03/31/2010 11:22 p.m.

Imagine what it was like being in the first grade - spelling tests, cafeteria lunches and one of my favorite activities, field trips. Remember how hard our teachers worked to keep us together while still being on time? They constantly counted and recounted to make sure we didn’t leave anyone behind. Today we’re doing that but on a much larger scale. We’re counting the population of our country for the 2010 Census.

Firemen Sponsor Sulphur Egg Hunt

posted: 03/31/2010 11:20 p.m.

The Sulphur Springs Fire Department and the Special Events Committee are joining forces for an Easter event which will be held the day before Easter, April 3, in the city park.

Christian Church Plans Egg Hunt

posted: 03/31/2010 11:18 p.m.

First Christian Church in Gravette will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 3, at 10:30 a.m. The event will be held at the church’s new property located across the highway from Westfield Hardware on Highway 72 west.

Council Changes Water Billing Ordinance; Appoints Forrest White To Council

posted: 03/31/2010 11:17 p.m.

Gravette City Council Thursday night failed to approve the second reading of Ordinance 153, enacted more than 50 years ago, which created the Gravette Volunteer Fire Department. It has undergone several amendments in ensuing years.

Easter Sunrise Service Is This Sunday Morning

posted: 03/31/2010 11:15 p.m.

Several Gravette churches will be participating in a community wide Easter Sunrise Service, according to Pastor Joe Betz.

Jolly Good Times Club Members Enjoy Meeting In March

posted: 03/31/2010 11:13 p.m.

The March meeting of the Jolly Good Times Club was held Wednesday, the 24th, at the Billy V. Hall Senior Center with six members and one guest, Charlie Griffin, present.

Lively - McKinzie Engagement Told

posted: 03/31/2010 11:12 p.m.

Seth William McKinzie and Lisa Ann Lively announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

Houtchens Is Inducted Into Alpha Chi Honor Society

posted: 03/31/2010 11:11 p.m.

Bradley Houtchens of Gravette is among new members inducted this spring into Harding University’s chapter of Alpha Chi, the national intercollegiate honor society.

Area Children Invited To Tuesday Reading At Public Library

posted: 03/31/2010 11:10 p.m.

Parents of preschool age children are reminded of the Tuesday reading program available for those children each Tuesday morning at the Gravette Public Library.

Wedding Shower Will Honor Couple

posted: 03/31/2010 11:09 p.m.

A wedding shower honoring Seth McKenzie and Lisa Lively will be held Sunday, April 11, at two o’clock in the afternoon at the Arvest Bank Hospitality Room.

Local Author, Radine Nehring, Book Signings Announced

posted: 03/31/2010 11:08 p.m.

Gravette author Radine Trees Nehring will be signing copies of her mystery novel, “A River to Die For” , April 3 at Price Cutter in Rogers, April 10 at Harp’s in Bentonville and April 17 at Harp’s in Centerton. All events are from 1 to 4 p.m.

Feed My Sheep Gets USDA Okay As Commodity Site

posted: 03/31/2010 11:06 p.m.

The Feed My Sheep Food Pantry of Gravette First Christian Church has been approved as a USDA Commodity Site. The announcement came from Ann Honderich, Mission Director.

Senior Center Report

posted: 03/31/2010 11:03 p.m.

Don’t forget your Hot Rolls for Easter. Those who ordered hot rolls may pick them up between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, April 2. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for the Meals on Wheels program and daily operating expenses at the Center.

Gravette Obituaries

posted: 03/31/2010 11:02 p.m.

Wittenburg Marjorie Marjorie Alene Wittenburg, 79, of Emmett, Idaho, died March 20, 2010. She was born February 9, 1931, near Maysville, AR, the daughter of John Charles and Lillie Edith Loghry Marsh.

CCOA Offers Free Seminar For First Time Home Buyers

posted: 03/31/2010 11:01 p.m.

Credit Counseling of America (CCOA) announces a free seminar this Saturday, April 5, for first-time homebuyers to learn more about the federal tax credit that is available to them.

Mike Walker’s Book “Teacher To Teacher” Is Available On Kindle

posted: 03/31/2010 11 p.m.

A book, “Teacher to Teacher: Seven Teaching Vignettes of Jesus” , written by Gravette educator Mike Walker, is now available for download on Amazon’s Kindle.

Susan Says . . .

posted: 03/31/2010 10:57 p.m.

The week began with almost a foot of snow on the ground, not ideal weather for the kids to enjoy spring break. The sun came out Monday afternoon and by Tuesday evening most of the snow was gone. Only a few patches remained in shaded spots. We had more moisture Thursday, this time in the form of rain. Then the sun came out Friday and its warmth, combined with the wet round, began to bring the earth to life. Now pink hyacinths have joined the cheery daffodils blooming beside the cellar and tender stalks of peonies are pushing through the ground. Bright yellow forsythia blooms match the daffodils and the japonica at the corner of the front yard has begun to blossom.

How Burying “Can’t” Taught An Important Lesson!

posted: 03/31/2010 10:53 p.m.

My older sister Helen said she had to laugh at some of my articles as I might tell of something happening in Arkansas when it actually happened in Nebraska, and vice versa, since I was only eight when we moved here. So, I don’t know in which state the following tale happened. I just recall the hot summer day when my brother Verne buried Can’t.

OPINION? Everybody Has One!!

posted: 03/31/2010 10:52 p.m.

I guess you are as tired of hearing about the snow as I am. It came, it covered up everything, it made a mess and it melted. The weathermen just keep on showing pictures and putting up charts to show what amount each little village received and I am tired of it all. But then you all know us cattlemen are sorta that way; we like clear warm weather with a good rain every other day, but at night!

Off The Cuff

posted: 03/31/2010 10:50 p.m.

Gravette residents can be proud of the Performing Arts Center at the high school. But did you know that Gravette at one time had an Opera House?

Gravette News Herald - Letter To The Editor-

posted: 03/31/2010 10:49 p.m.

Dear Editor, Our Republican Senators and Representatives in Washington enjoy fabulous health care coverage from the government but they don’t want the same for their constituents or for you and me.

Looking Back: 50 Years Ago In Gravette

posted: 03/31/2010 10:48 p.m.

A Blast From the Past. Stories in the News Herald, March 31, 1960: Work was started this week to expand and modernize the Gravette telephone office. Clyde Sibley, manager of S.W. Bell - Arkansas said the improvement will cost $23,000 and enable the system to add more phones.

Hiwasse News

posted: 03/31/2010 10:47 p.m.

Last Week We extend sympathy to Sandy Pike and Wayne Clardy for the loss of their brother.

Maysville News

posted: 03/31/2010 10:46 p.m.

The wind has sure been cold today. I’m looking forward to warmer weather.

Mt. Pleasant News

posted: 03/31/2010 10:45 p.m.

Hello, Mt. Pleasant is back in the news. Sorry we have been very quiet this winter. I think this is the first year that we have had to cancel Sunday church for more than one Sunday.

N.W. Ark. Riding Club Plans For Summer; Tells Of First Event

posted: 03/31/2010 10:43 p.m.

The Northwest Arkansas Riding Club will hold their season opener “Playday Rodeo” Saturday, April 10, at the enclosed arena at Luca-Don Equestrian Center, 23236 Highway 12 west of Gentry. Events will be held every other Saturday night until November 1 at 6 p.m.

Hospital Progress Report Presented After Communicaions Coordinator Introduced

posted: 03/31/2010 10:41 p.m.

About 30 persons, including business personnel, Mayor Bill Howard and city officials were present Wednesday at an informal meeting to introduce Jayna Cardetti, the new Communications Coordinator at Ozarks Community Hospital in Gravette.

New Lab Equipment Expands Service For Area Patient Needs And Will Serve Others

posted: 03/31/2010 10:38 p.m.

With the addition of new analyzers at Ozarks Community Hospital in Gravette, members of the community and area are now able to get any lab work done at the hospital.

Sheriff Warns Of New Scam

posted: 03/31/2010 10:36 p.m.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office recently received information regarding several fundraising scams.

County 4-H Members Performing Arts Contest Winners

posted: 03/31/2010 10:35 p.m.

4-Hers have had the opportunity to compete in several contests during the past month.

Gravette Public Schools 2010-2011 Calendar

posted: 03/31/2010 10:33 p.m.

June 1 - Aug. 10 Two Professional Learning Days to be obtained be each certified staff member which may be used as flex days. August 10-11-12-13 Professional Learning Days, 4 14 until noon Professional Learning Day, 1/2 16-17 Professional Learning Days, 2 18 until noon Professional Learning Day, 1/2 19 SCHOOL STARTS September 6 Labor Day, NO SCHOOL October 5 Parent/Teacher Conferences, NO SCHOOL 15 End of 1st 9 Weeks, 40 days November 24, 25, 26 Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL December 21 End of 2nd 9 Weeks, 44 days 22-Jan. 2 CHRISTMAS BREAK January 3 School Resumes 17 Professional Learning Day (Flex Day) 1, No School March 8-9 Literacy Exam, Grade 11 11 End of 3rd 9 Weeks, 49 Days 21-25 SPRING BREAK, NO SCHOOL April 5 Parent/Teacher Conferences, NO SCHOOL 5-18 NRT Test Window, grades K-2, 9 18-22 Benchmark 3 - 8 19-20 Geometry EOC 21-22 Algebra EOC 26-27 Biology EOC May 4 Algebra II EOC 3-14 AP Testing 21 Graduation 30 Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL 31 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, 45 Days June 1 Professional Learning Day, 1 2

Maysville EH Club February Meeting

posted: 03/31/2010 10:32 p.m.

The Maysville E. H. Club met at the community center Thursday, March 25. Eleven members were present and Jewel Crawley was hostess for the delicious dinner and was assisted by Mary Crawley.

Explanation Of City’s Pet Regulations And Pound Operation Given

posted: 03/31/2010 10:32 p.m.

Pennie Berry, Administrative Assistant at the Gravette Police Department, has been instrumental in finding homes for many stray dogs and puppies which have been impounded at the city’s pound.

FFA Supporters Hold Meeting; Seek New Members For Group

posted: 03/31/2010 10:29 p.m.

The Gravette FFA Supporters met March 9. The meeting began with reports from the Secretary and Treasurer.

We Need A Home

posted: 03/31/2010 10:27 p.m.

This toy poodle was found on Birmingham Street and is very sweet and friendly.

Jack Reeves Band To Perform At Upcoming Ozarks Country Classic

posted: 03/31/2010 10:25 p.m.

Jack Reeves and Band will be special artists at an Ozarks Classic Country concert at the GHS Performing Arts Center, Saturday evening, April 17. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

Bird Stories And Projects For Kids At Hobbs Park

posted: 03/31/2010 10:23 p.m.

A storytime about birds will be held Saturday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 21, at Hobbs State Park, east of Rogers. The activity lasts about one hour and there is no charge.

Booth Space Available At County Yard Sale Scheduled April 23-24

posted: 03/31/2010 10:21 p.m.

Booth space is still available for the County Wide Yard Sale scheduled Friday and Saturday, April 23 - 24, at the Benton County Fairgrounds.

Gravette Lunch Menus

posted: 03/31/2010 7:10 p.m.

Week of April 5 - 9

Citywide cleanup planned for April 22 in Decatur

posted: 03/31/2010 6:06 p.m.

The annual citywide cleanup is planned for April 22 — which also happens to be Earth Day.

Police probing hit-and-runs

posted: 03/31/2010 6:05 p.m.

Over the past week, there were two unrelated reports of drivers leaving the scene of an accident in Decatur.

Testing set at schools

posted: 03/31/2010 6:04 p.m.

Students in kindergarten through high school will be taking a variety of standardized tests in April.


posted: 03/31/2010 6:04 p.m.

March 31, 2010

Tractor club torquing up over taxes

posted: 03/31/2010 5:57 p.m.

Because the Benton County Tax Assessor will not exempt their show grounds and equipment from property taxes, Tired Iron of the Ozarks has sought the help of legal counsel in carrying out its notfor-profit work of preserving and demonstrating antique tractors and equipment.

Lions Club holds 37th supper

posted: 03/31/2010 5:56 p.m.

Pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage were the evening meal for many in the Gentry area Thursday if they attended the annual Lions Club pancake supper held here. More than 400 tickets were sold for the event, and cooks and servers kept busy as people continued to stream through the doors at the Gentry Middle and High School cafeteria.

Winds of Change continue to blow in the Gentry area

posted: 03/31/2010 5:55 p.m.

When Nathan Wilson opens his front door and feels the wind in his face, he’s not just enjoying the weather; he feels opportunity.

Farmers’ market seeking vendors

posted: 03/31/2010 5:54 p.m.

According to the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the average piece of produce travels over 1,500 miles before arriving at the store where people will buy it, but people living in the Gentry area will soon have the ability to buy fresh food grown much closer to home.


posted: 03/31/2010 5:47 p.m.

March 31, 2010

Video of "The Final Party" shown Monday

posted: 03/31/2010 5:42 p.m.

High school students on Monday morning watched video of “The Final Party,” a mock car accident following a party at which teens abused alcohol and prescription drugs.

Prom information released

posted: 03/31/2010 5:41 p.m.

Decatur High School’s junior-senior prom will be held in the Northside Elementary School cafeteria from 8 p.m. until midnight, on April 24.

Gentry Shining Stars

posted: 03/31/2010 5:40 p.m.

The Shining Stars at Gentry Primary School for the week of March 15-19 are Kindergarten — Rita Vang, Chloey Donohew, Marcus Graves, Christina Banuelos Cody McGarrah and Summer Paul; First Grade — Jerry Harris, Katelyn Philpott Trevor Haynes, Jaslyn Dalrymple and Faith Howie; and Second Grade — David Flores, Emilio Serrano, Melissa German, Robbie LeRoy, Jamay Sanderson and Casey Weeks.

NWACC releases students named on fall dean's list

posted: 03/31/2010 5:40 p.m.

Northwest Arkansas Community College has released the names of students named to the fall 2009 Dean’s List.


posted: 03/31/2010 5:39 p.m.

March 31, 2010

Glass, Jones plan May wedding

posted: 03/31/2010 5:37 p.m.

Ritchie Glass of Colcord, Okla., and Connie Detherage of Fairland, Okla., announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Shylah Glass, of Colcord, to Dustin Jones of Stillwater, Okla.

Who's going to pay to provide ambulance service?

posted: 03/31/2010 5:29 p.m.

Fire chiefs met Thursday with county officials to seek help responding to medical calls outside their cities.

WEEKLY DEVOTION - Taking a lesson from a kernel of wheat

posted: 03/31/2010 5:26 p.m.

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.” John 12:24-25 When a kernel of wheat is safely kept and preserved, it remains just a single kernel of wheat. If, however, it is planted in the ground, it will produce more wheat.

Griz Bear Comments - Rain and snow bring out the worms

posted: 03/31/2010 5:25 p.m.

If there were just a few more, I could video tape them and make a great horror movie. Perhaps I could call it something like, “Revenge of the Earthworms!” At any rate, Mrs. Griz did let out a good shriek the first time she saw them crawling across the living room carpet. And as long as it was dark, they just kept coming.

A Walk in the Park - Visit to Siloam Springs Museum provides insight into past

posted: 03/31/2010 5:24 p.m.

One recent afternoon, I decided to stop in for a visit to the nearby Siloam Springs museum.

A Second Opinion - Will education be able to keep up?

posted: 03/31/2010 5:23 p.m.

There’s no doubt the world is a crazy place and getting crazier every day.

Charlotte’s Corner - March full of events, activities

posted: 03/31/2010 5:22 p.m.

So, who is ready for one more snow storm? I know, they never come at a great time, but this storm that we got on the first day of Spring was a doozy.

Gentry soccer teams have good first half

posted: 03/31/2010 5:21 p.m.

Soccer teams finished the first half of their season with a number of games on the week before spring break.

Longbeards to hold annual banquet on Friday

posted: 03/31/2010 5:21 p.m.

The 10th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet will be held April 2 at the Clarion Inn on Rainbow Curve in Bentonville.

Decatur basketball instructional camp to begin Thursday

posted: 03/31/2010 5:20 p.m.

The Decatur Community Spring Basketball League will offer an instructional camp for children in kindergarten through the sixth grade at the Decatur High School Gym during the month of April.

Marisol Jackson To Tell Kiwanians About Community Garden Project

posted: 03/31/2010 12:43 a.m.

Marisol Jackson, director of the Gravette Community Garden program, will be speaker at the meeting of the Gravette Kiwanis Club this Friday, April 2, at 7 a.m. at the Main Cafe.

Weather Nixes Garden Work

posted: 03/31/2010 12:42 a.m.

Work in the Gravette Community Gardens was flooded out this past week because of the heavy snow and rain that occurred, said Marisol Jackson, who is director of the project.

Easter Egg Hunt Is This Saturday At Gravette Hospital

posted: 03/31/2010 12:42 a.m.

The Gravette Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held this Saturday, April 3, on the grounds of Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette, which is sponsoring the event this year.

Wednesday, March 24

Persons Sought For Council And City Committees

posted: 03/24/2010 6:30 p.m.

The City of Gravette is looking for a few good persons.

Pet Vaccination Schedule Listed For Area Towns

posted: 03/24/2010 6:29 p.m.

Pet owners may have their dogs and cats vaccinated for rabies at the Country View Animal Clinic in Gravette or at clinics being offered in surrounding communities.

Hospital Opens Doors As Area Storm Shelter

posted: 03/24/2010 6:28 p.m.

As tornado season approaches, since Gravette does not have a designated tornado shelter, Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette has announced “the hospital facility is available as a tornado shelter in dangerous weather,” according to Jayna Gardetti, OCH community representative.

Dawson To Tell Haiti Experience

posted: 03/24/2010 6:27 p.m.

Butch Dawson of Gravette, who recently participated in a missionary trip to Haiti following its destructive earthquake, will talk about his trip at a meeting of the Gravette Kiwanis Club Friday, March 26 at 7 a.m. at the Main Cafe.

City Accepts Credit, Debit Card Payment

posted: 03/24/2010 6:26 p.m.

The City of Gravette announces that Visa, Master-Card, Discover and debit cards will now be accepted for all city payments.

Spring Took A Break As Season Changes

posted: 03/24/2010 6:26 p.m.

Spring took a “Spring Break” this year as the changing season was ushered in with what many would term a major snowstorm on Saturday, the official first day of spring.

Engagements Announced

posted: 03/24/2010 6:25 p.m.

Local Couples to Wed

Brooke Wallace Signs Letter With Highland Kansas College

posted: 03/24/2010 6:24 p.m.

Brooke Wallace, a senior at Joplin High School, has signed a letter of intent to play softball for Highland (Kansas) Community College.

Weather Probably Delays Planting Community Garden

posted: 03/24/2010 6:22 p.m.

The first early garden planting date at the Gravette Community Garden is fast approaching, according to Marisol Jackson, director of the project.

Quilt Class Meeting Is Scheduled

posted: 03/24/2010 6:21 p.m.

The quilt class taught by Mrs. Lou Romine will meet this Saturday, March 27, at 1 p.m. The class will be held in the Church of Christ annex building. The church is located at 202 Irving St. SW.

Nomad Shrine Club Will Meet Next Thursday

posted: 03/24/2010 6:21 p.m.

The Nomad Shrine Club of Bentonville/Bella Vista will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 1, at the Metfield Club.

Gravette Choir Performs On AETN Television

posted: 03/24/2010 6:20 p.m.

Gravette residents who tuned into AETN, Arkansas Public Television Network, last Tuesday night were treated to a choral program which included a performance by the Gravette High School Select Choir.

Gravette Obituaries

posted: 03/24/2010 6:20 p.m.

March 24, 2010

Senior Center

posted: 03/24/2010 6:18 p.m.

It’s not too late to order your rolls for Easter.

Scholarships Available From Live on Stage For Seniors

posted: 03/24/2010 6:17 p.m.

Live On Stage in NWA! is again offering several scholarships to 2010 graduating high school seniors in May. Students must be attending Benton County high schools (public or private) or be home-schooled in Benton County.

Off The Cuff

posted: 03/24/2010 6:17 p.m.

Gravette’s municipal swimming pool will not open this summer. Gravette joined Decatur, which also is not opening its’ pool. Both cities indicate the pools are such liabilities and drain so much money from today’s strapped general fund, the decisions were no-brainers.

OPINION? Everybody Has One!!

posted: 03/24/2010 6:16 p.m.

I went to bed last night thinking about the things I had accomplished during the day and I was pretty happy about the count. I was proud, you know the feeling. Done plenty and done right makes a man right proud, even if I do say so myself. I didn’t burden my close relative with my prideful feeling, as she can always out count me and that sorta bursts my bubble. Anyhow, I was sure feeling like all was right with my section of the world.

Susan Says . . .

posted: 03/24/2010 6:04 p.m.

We’ve seen this week just how fickle Mother Nature can be. It seems she got mixed up on the first day of spring and thought it was the first day of winter instead. The day began with rain, which was soon mixed with tiny crystals of ice, and before evening fluffy flakes of snow were falling.

Free Books For All During Community Book Giveaway

posted: 03/24/2010 6:04 p.m.

Janna Sharp, Parent Involvement Coordinator at Gravette High School, announced a free “Community Book Giveaway” will be held at the high school, Thursday, April 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, April 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Letter To The Editor- Gravette

posted: 03/24/2010 6:03 p.m.

Dear Editor, Thank you to all so very much for the comfort and prayers and everything you dropped by. We know Ma would have been surprised by how many people remembered her, but we weren’t surprised because she was a gentle soul and she was loved.

Maysville News

posted: 03/24/2010 6:02 p.m.

Guess we knew when spring came in it wasn’t really what we were looking for. Guess a big area received big snows. At least it is above freezing.

Gravette Lunch Menus

posted: 03/24/2010 6:02 p.m.

Week of March 29 - April 2

GHS Choral Students Will Sing For Naturals Game

posted: 03/24/2010 6:01 p.m.

The Gravette High School Choir will sing the National Anthem at a pre-game performance at an Arkansas Naturals baseball game at Arvest Stadium in Springdale, Thursday, May 6.

Gravette Middle School Students Of The Month

posted: 03/24/2010 6 p.m.

Gravette Middle School announces the following students are recognized as Students of the Month for March: From the left, Charlene Blake, seventh grade; Thomas Reynolds, sixth grade; and Megan Ward, eighth grade. Congratulations.

Extension Agent Gives Tips On Early Garden Plantings

posted: 03/24/2010 6 p.m.

As winter reluctantly relinquishes its hold, March is the time to green up the garden with the likes of Swiss chard, mustard, turnips and lettuce plantings, said Dr. Craig Andersen, extension horticulture specialist for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.

Papers Win Advertising Awards In State Contest

posted: 03/24/2010 5:50 p.m.

The Siloam Springs Herald-Leader and its sister weeklies in Western Benton County were recognized with 21 awards from the Arkansas Press Association in the 2010 APA Better Newspaper Advertising Contest. The awards were announced last Thursday at the APA’s annual advertising banquet in Hot Springs.

Election Commission Reverses Decision For Early Voting In Gravette

posted: 03/24/2010 5:49 p.m.

The Benton County Election Commission announced Friday it will not open a satellite early voting location in Gravette.

HOSA Students Top All State Schools At State Convention

posted: 03/24/2010 5:48 p.m.

Sixty-two Gravette High School HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) students invaded and conquered at the state HOSA conference held in Hot Springs earlier this month.

Junior High Track Teams Make Good Showing In Relays At Gentry

posted: 03/24/2010 5:48 p.m.

Gravette Junior High harriers competed at the recent Pioneer Relays held in Gentry.

Gravette Spring Clean-up Is April 13

posted: 03/24/2010 5:47 p.m.

Gravette’s annual Community-Wide Spring Cleanup Day will be held Tuesday, April 13, according to Mayor Bill Howard.

Seniors Compete In Tiger Relays At Bentonville

posted: 03/24/2010 5:47 p.m.

Gravette Senior High track team finished in seventh place in Bentonville Tiger Relays held recently in competition against teams including Bentonville, Alma, Fayetteville, Rogers and Springdale. Gravette amassed 36 points.

Easter Pie Orders Still Being Taken By Hospital

posted: 03/24/2010 5:46 p.m.

This Friday, March 26, is the deadline to order your cherry, apple, coconut cream or chocolate cream pies for Easter.

Sulphur Egg Hunt

posted: 03/24/2010 5:45 p.m.

Sulphur Springs Fire Department will sponsor an Easter Egg hunt, at noon, April 3 in the Sulphur Springs Park. There will be lots of prizes for the kids. You will also be able to purchase a barbeque dinner from the Department and funnel cakes from the Special Evets Committee. More info next week.

Winds power local project

posted: 03/24/2010 11:29 a.m.

When Nathan Wilson opens his front door and feels the wind in his face, he’s not just enjoying the weather; he feels opportunity.

Haiti project teaches students about Haiti and gives them chance to help

posted: 03/24/2010 11:29 a.m.

Gifted and talented students served ice cream to children at the Northside Elementary school during a party to celebrate their success with the Have a Heart for Haiti coin drive.

Junior Bible Quiz team heading for state competition

posted: 03/24/2010 11:28 a.m.

For the third year in a row, the Decatur Assembly of God’s Junior Bible Quiz team qualified to compete in the state championships.


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March 24, 2010

With spring came wintry snow

posted: 03/24/2010 11:25 a.m.

Thanks to the blanket of snow northwest Arkansas received over the weekend, 14-year-old Andrew Woodruff and 9-year-old Tanner Duncan didn’t have to take a vacation in Colorado to enjoy snow boarding on their spring break.

Floor height issue expands

posted: 03/24/2010 11:24 a.m.

Whether or not building permits may be issued to remodel homes with less than an 18-inch ground clearance was a hotly-debated topic at meetings of the Code Enforcement Committee and the Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday.

Drainage study explained to city

posted: 03/24/2010 11:24 a.m.

Improvements in the city’s drainage system will first have to be made on the outskirts of town where runoff water is received before major improvements can be made in the developed portions of the city, according to a recently-completed drainage study report.

Spring brings heavy snows

posted: 03/24/2010 11:23 a.m.

Spring arrived over the weekend, but the weather proved the truthfulness of the old saying, “It ain’t over until it’s over.”The blossoms of spring flowers which were abundant on the last days of winter were hard to find by the time spring officially arrived, being covered under a thick layer of heavy, wet snow.

Condemnation planned

posted: 03/24/2010 11:13 a.m.

Three properties within the city are set for condemnation procedures by the city council. Dilapidated structures located on these properties could be demolished and removed by the city at the property owner’s expense.

McDonalds obtains sign variance, plans to begin construction soon

posted: 03/24/2010 11:12 a.m.

A variance was granted by the Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday to Mc-Donalds Corporation, allowing the company to erect an over-sized sign at its new business location in Gentry.

Decatur/Gentry Obituaries

posted: 03/24/2010 11:11 a.m.

March 24, 2010


posted: 03/24/2010 11:09 a.m.

“Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12 (Read 1-21 ) Why did Christ Jesus come into the world and suffer and die on the cross for our sins? Why did He give us His Holy Spirit and bring us to know and trust in Him? Why has He “apprehended” and saved you and me?

How we see it: Judgment for Decatur makes sense

posted: 03/24/2010 11:08 a.m.

Editor’s Note: The following editorial was first published by Northwest Arkansas Newspapers LLC on March 8, 2010, and is reprinted here for our readers.

Griz Bear Comments - Freedom of speech, a right I’m exercising

posted: 03/24/2010 11:07 a.m.

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” A second part of the First Amendment guarantees to us that our government will not abridge our freedom of speech. It protects us from government restrictions upon our freedom to express our ideas, beliefs, opinions and thoughts. It makes it possible for us to freely pursue and exchange knowledge, ideas and information.

A Walk in the Park - My husband’s reading habits build library

posted: 03/24/2010 11:06 a.m.

My husband, Earl, is an avid reader and book collector. In fact, he has his own well-developed library in our spare bedroom.

Gentry principal contracts renewed by school board

posted: 03/24/2010 11:05 a.m.

Principals at Gentry’s four schools were rehired at the March 15 school board meeting.

Gentry Middle School choir receives high rating

posted: 03/24/2010 11:04 a.m.

The Gentry Middle School Honors Choir received superior ratings at its regional performance assessment March 4 in Bentonville.

Shining Stars at Gentry Intermediate School

posted: 03/24/2010 11:03 a.m.

The Shining Stars at Gentry Intermediate School for the week of March 15-19 are: Third Grade — Victoria Munoz, Mason Collins, Kylie Bennett, Lauren Folger, Nathaniel Reeves and Jennifer Adams; Fourth Grade — Sara Brady, Javier Davis, Laci Herrington, Nathan Carter and Brenda Sandoval; and Fifth Grade — Jacob Reynolds, Cameron Bates Destiny Bolles Aaron Walker and Brooke Boston.

Gentry girls finish pre-season play

posted: 03/24/2010 11:01 a.m.

After getting off to a strong start against the Pea Ridge Lady Blackhawks, it became a challenge to hold the lead here on March 15.

Gentry’s athletic needs reported to school board

posted: 03/24/2010 10:59 a.m.

Plans are in place to improve lighting in the high school gymnasium and also strip and refinish the floors there and in the Carl Gym, according to Gentry’s dean of students and football coach, Brian Little.

Making them hard to hit

posted: 03/24/2010 10:59 a.m.

Gentry senior Cody Stewart throws a pitch in Gentry’s home game against Prairie Grove on March 16.

List of filings for public office released by county

posted: 03/24/2010 10:58 a.m.

The following candidates have filed for political offices in Benton County.

Local artists featured in photography display

posted: 03/24/2010 10:51 a.m.

Two local artists will have their works on display at the Crystal Bridges museum when it celebrates the natural beauty and abundant local talent of Northwest Arkansas in “Looking at Our Landscape,” a juried community photography exhibition.

Newspapers win advertising awards

posted: 03/24/2010 10:50 a.m.

The Siloam Springs Herald-Leader and its sister weeklies in western Benton County, the Gentry Courier-Journal and the Gravette News-Herald, were recognized with 21 awards from the Arkansas Press Association in the 2010 APA Better Newspaper Advertising Contest.

Tuesday, March 23


posted: 03/23/2010 11:23 a.m.

March 24, 2010

Highfill Extension Club hears about Vitamin D

posted: 03/23/2010 11:09 a.m.

Eleven members of the Highfill Extension Club met at 1221 E. Main Street in Gentry, on March 15.

Wednesday, March 17

County Convenience Center Is Available To Serve Area Citizens

posted: 03/17/2010 7 p.m.

Benton County’s convenience center has served almost 600 residents since it opened in November.

Economy Forces Westfield Home Center To Close

posted: 03/17/2010 7 p.m.

Westfield Home Center closed its doors last Friday, a victim of the building bust and the monetary problems that have affected businesses nationwide.

Road Work Underway At Siloam

posted: 03/17/2010 6:59 p.m.

Work of widening of Highway 412 through Siloam Springs has begun as the strip of highway is scheduled to become six lanes.

AERT Opens New Recycling Facility At Watts, Oklahoma

posted: 03/17/2010 6:59 p.m.

A new plastics recycling plant in Watts, OK, is now in operation.

St. Pat’s Day Has Often Been An Experience

posted: 03/17/2010 6:58 p.m.

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and the weather is supposed to be seasonal, whatever that means.

Child On Bike Hit? Not So

posted: 03/17/2010 6:57 p.m.

Reports that a child riding a bicycle had been hit by a vehicle last Thursday afternoon in Gravette proved false.

Lance Marvin Will Speak At Kiwanis Club Meeting

posted: 03/17/2010 6:57 p.m.

Lance Marvin, of Marvin’s Grocery in Gravette, will be guest speaker at the Friday, March 19, meeting of the Gravette Kiwanis Club.

Citizens Are Advised To Lock Vehicles

posted: 03/17/2010 6:55 p.m.

Gravette Police Department advises local citizens to “Lock Your Cars” .

Wise - Whiteside Engagement Told

posted: 03/17/2010 6:55 p.m.

Roger and Christy Wise of Corning, AR, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikki Lee Wise, to Samuel Cole Whiteside.

Jackie Cercone Retires From Edward Jones Office Position

posted: 03/17/2010 6:54 p.m.

Jackie Cercone, branch office administrator for Edward Jones financial service office in Gravette, recently announced her retirement.

N.W. Ark. Riding Club Tells Summer Schedule

posted: 03/17/2010 6:54 p.m.

The Northwest Arkansas Riding Club will hold their season opener “Playday Rodeo” Saturday, April 10, at the enclosed arena at Luca-Don Equestrian Center, 23236 Highway 12 west of Gentry. Events will be held every other Saturday night until November 1 at 6 p.m.

GMCH Old Timers Will Meet

posted: 03/17/2010 6:53 p.m.

The Gravette Medical Center Hospital (GMCH) Old Timers luncheon will be held next Wednesday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. at The Main Cafe in Gravette.

JGT Club Announces Upcoming Meeting

posted: 03/17/2010 6:53 p.m.

The regular monthly meeting of the Jolly Good Times Club will be held next Wednesday, March 24, at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center. The meeting will begin at 10:30 in the computer room. New members and guests are always welcome.

Daniel Poemoceah, Gravette High School Junior, Named To Arkansas All-State Band

posted: 03/17/2010 6:51 p.m.

Gravette High School junior Daniel Poemoceah was recently named an Arkansas All-State Band member as a result of tryouts held February 6 in Jonesboro.

Owen Will Benefit Bella Vista Public Library

posted: 03/17/2010 6:50 p.m.

Branson country singer Jim Owen will give two benefit concerts to benefit the Bella Vista Library Saturday, March 27. The performances at 2 and 7 p.m. will be held at Riordan Hall with two full hours of songs with a 30-minute preshow.

National Guard Information Is Stolen

posted: 03/17/2010 6:50 p.m.

A National Guard database hard drive containing information on all soldiers who served in the Arkansas National Guard since 1991 is missing, according to information from Camp Joseph T. Robinson.

Senior Center Report

posted: 03/17/2010 6:49 p.m.

March is National Read a Book Month. In conjunction with National Read a Book Month, the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Suess. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens and books.

Gravette News Herald Obituaries

posted: 03/17/2010 6:48 p.m.

March 17, 2010

Holiday Island Fire Dept. Is Grant Recipient

posted: 03/17/2010 6:47 p.m.

The Holiday Island Fire Department in Carroll County received an $86,355 grant to fund training and equipment for the department which includes first responders.

Film Featuring Fay Jones, UA Architect, To Be Shown

posted: 03/17/2010 6:38 p.m.

A one-hour film about the life and work of the late Fayetteville architect Fay Jones will be shown at 9 p.m. March 25 and 1 p.m. March 28 on the Arkansas Educational Television Network.

OPINION? Everybody Has One!!

posted: 03/17/2010 6:38 p.m.

Cows are bawling at every fence corner around the country. Hay is scarce and grass is about nonexistent. We had a good wet summer last year, grass grew good and we could not get a time to cut hay. Now the hay yards are partially empty and most of the men in the cattle business in the region have empty pockets. It is hard to borrow on cattle right now, even to feed them.

An Anniversary Is A Perfect Time For Reminiscing

posted: 03/17/2010 6:37 p.m.

I felt honored when my sister Helen and her husband wanted to spend their 60th wedding anniversary with us. We took them out to the Red Lobster and had a nice few days together before they headed back to their home in Mississippi.

Gravette Letter to the Editor-

posted: 03/17/2010 6:37 p.m.

Dear Editor, The answer is simple: the boys can’t come home until there are jobs that they can come home to. Our number one responsibility now is to get the U. S. back to work.

Susan Says . . .

posted: 03/17/2010 6:36 p.m.

The weather cooled off again last week and we had a few cloudy, gloomy days. Even though temperatures are below normal the daffodils are providing an abundance of color and crocus are blooming in the yard up at the corner. The chilly wind has not discouraged our feathered friends as cheery bird song can be heard in early morning and several robins have been seen hopping around the yard. We are encouraged as the calendar tells us spring is just around the corner.

To Recognize Drug Problems: Communicate

posted: 03/17/2010 6:36 p.m.

Some of the signs that your teen may have a drug problem: Changes in weight, mood, appearance or interest in people, activities and things he or she has always loved, like different friends or dropping out of sports or clubs.

Maysville News

posted: 03/17/2010 6:34 p.m.

Guess there’s not much to say about the weather. We are looking for sunshine and warmer temps. I’m sure they are on the way.

Hiwasse News

posted: 03/17/2010 6:34 p.m.

I visited with Ruby Hight on Tuesday afternoon.

Growing Herbs Can Add Much To Gardens

posted: 03/17/2010 6:33 p.m.

Herbs, traditionally only viewed as cooking ingredients, are becoming a popular option for decorative gardens and crafts, said Janet Carson, extension horticulture specialist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.

Second Graders And Seniors Share Reading Experience At Senior Activity Center

posted: 03/17/2010 6:32 p.m.

Since March is National Reader’s Month, Mrs. Dorothy’s second graders visited the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center and shared reading experiences with the Seniors.

Tanner Daniels Signs Baseball Intent With Evangel University

posted: 03/17/2010 6:31 p.m.

Tanner Daniels, a senior at Gravette High School, recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Evangel University in Springfield, MO.

Teams Show Their Stuff At Panther Relays

posted: 03/17/2010 6:30 p.m.

The Gravette Lady Lions Track Team “ran away” with top honors at the Panther Relays held last Thursday at Siloam Springs.

Selection process under way for superintendent

posted: 03/17/2010 7:37 a.m.

State appointed superintendent LeRoy Ortman reported at Monday’s town hall meeting that the search for his replacement is in progress.

More caution urged around school buses

posted: 03/17/2010 7:36 a.m.

Since Daylight Saving Time started last week, many children will be picked up for school in the dark, and bus drivers are asking other motorists to be especially careful on their morning commutes.

Community support pours in for Johnson

posted: 03/17/2010 7:33 a.m.

Saturday’s chili supper and benefit auction for Royce Johnson raised $21,450 — more than twice the goal set by organizers — to help pay for medical expenses related to his cancer treatment.

Paper has long history in Decatur

posted: 03/17/2010 7:31 a.m.

Looking at archival issues of the Decatur Herald in the Iva Jane Peek Library gives a glimpse into Decatur’s past and into the history of the newspaper.


posted: 03/17/2010 7:30 a.m.

Area Meetings and Events

Burning buildings could be option

posted: 03/17/2010 7:20 a.m.

It may soon be possible for owners of dilapidated buildings and structures to burn them within city limits, though a number of requirements must first be met.

Trees planted for Gentry’s future

posted: 03/17/2010 7:19 a.m.

Arbor Day was observed Thursday, with trees being planted on the Gentry Primary and Intermediate School campuses and more trees being planted on Saturday to establish riparian buffers along Flint Creek and Little Flint Creek.

E-packets could save town money

posted: 03/17/2010 7:18 a.m.

Going green may be in the future for meetings of the town’s council if it adopts the suggestion Mayor Chris Holland made at the town’s March 9 council meeting.


posted: 03/17/2010 7:17 a.m.

Area Meetings and Events

Gentry man sentenced to 30 years in prison

posted: 03/17/2010 7:09 a.m.

A Gentry man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday after admitting he sexually abused an 8-year-old girl.

Decatur man pleads guilty

posted: 03/17/2010 7:07 a.m.

Juan Carlos Lezama, 53, of Decatur pleaded guilty to sexual indecency with a child, a class D felony.

Benefit to be held for Reids

posted: 03/17/2010 7:07 a.m.

A chili supper, pie auction and silent auction will be held at the Highfill Community building to help Garvin and Ila Reid recover following a January fire which destroyed their home.


posted: 03/17/2010 7:06 a.m.

March 17, 2010

Pharr, Thurman to wed Saturday

posted: 03/17/2010 7:04 a.m.

Briana Pharr and Gerald “Tiny” Thurman, Jr., have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Hoy, Long to wed

posted: 03/17/2010 7 a.m.

Christy Hoy and Clayton Long, both of Siloam Springs, Ark., have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

Report unsubstantiated

posted: 03/17/2010 7 a.m.

Reports of an attempted child abduction from the parking lot of Gentry Post office could not be substantiated, according to Gentry police sergeant Dennis Edwards, but the case is still under investigation.

Griz Bear Comments - Freedom of religion something to be embraced by all Americans

posted: 03/17/2010 6:59 a.m.

One of the great blessings which we, as Americans, have — and which sets us apart from so many other nations of the world — is the Bill of Rights which was introduced by James Madison to the First United States Congress in 1789 as a series of articles, and which went into effect Dec. 15, 1791, when these first 10 amendments to the Constitution were ratified by three-fourths of the states.


posted: 03/17/2010 6:57 a.m.

“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation ; to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 What is the Gospel which we proclaim? Is it “God will pardon and forgive us if we believe” ? Or, “God has pardoned and forgiven us for Jesus’ sake; believe” ?

A Walk in the Park - When an empty nest fills again

posted: 03/17/2010 6:56 a.m.

They’re baaaaaaack! After four-plus years of empty-nesting it, we have “kids” living with us again.

Rabies vaccine offered for pets

posted: 03/17/2010 6:55 a.m.

Animal Control officer Mike Barnett would like to remind residents to make sure their dogs are wearing current rabies vaccination tags and city license tags.decat

State Qualifiers Gentry choirs qualify for state performance

posted: 03/17/2010 6:53 a.m.

Gentry High School performing choirs competed at their regional choral performance assessment on March 4 in Bentonville, scoring high enough to qualify to go on to the state choral performance assessment to be held in Conway on April 15 and 16.

Found dog

posted: 03/17/2010 6:52 a.m.

A small black and tan female dog was found near the Garden Walk Apartments on Stadium Avenue. Animal control officer Mike Barnett said the dog appears to have belonged to someone and he is looking for the owners. For more information or to claim the dog, contact the Decatur City Hall at 752-3912.

Girls wins big in opening match

posted: 03/17/2010 6:51 a.m.

The Gentry High School girls’ soccer team opened conference play with a 6-0 win over Eureka Springs on Friday.

Lady Pioneers 2 for 4 in Siloam tournament

posted: 03/17/2010 6:51 a.m.

The girls softball team got off to a rough start against Har ber in their first game of the Siloam Springs tournament on Friday.

Pioneers fall to Cardinals

posted: 03/17/2010 6:50 a.m.

Gentry’s Pioneer baseball team fell to the Farmington Cardinals on Monday afternoon.

Gentry Chamber of Commerce Awards continued

posted: 03/17/2010 6:49 a.m.

The following narrative is a continuation from last week’s issue of the Gentry Courier-Journal and the Decatur Herald: Dr. Bob Weaver The year was 1963 when Ray Barnett, a member of the Gentry Chamber of Commerce, went to Westville to find out how that small rural community was able to afford a medical center.

Bever opens preschool

posted: 03/17/2010 6:46 a.m.

Sharon Bever, an Arkansas licensed teacher, has opened Mrs. Bever’s Pre-K for children, ages 3 to 5.

Wednesday, March 10

ATV Rodeo plans made

posted: 03/10/2010 6:44 p.m.

Parks and Recreation Committee members chose June 12 as a tentative date for the fifth annual ATV Rodeo and began to discuss detailed plans for the event at Thursday’s meeting.

Plans finalized for Saturday Johnson benefit

posted: 03/10/2010 6:43 p.m.

Royce Johnson’s friends and family have been working as a team to finalize the details of the chili supper and benefit auction in his honor.

Checkup Tulsa officials visit Simmons plant and wastewater facility

posted: 03/10/2010 5:09 p.m.

Officials from the city of Tulsa, the Tulsa Metropolitan Utilities Authority Board and Simmons Foods, Inc., met in Decatur on Feb. 23 to tour Simmons’ chicken processing plant and the new wastewater treatment plant, Mayor Bill Montgomery reported at Monday’s city council meeting.

Montgomery says he’ll run for mayor

posted: 03/10/2010 5:05 p.m.

Mayor Bill Montgomery announced his plans to run for reelection in November, at Monday’s city council meeting.

Mock accident drill held

posted: 03/10/2010 4:57 p.m.

For those who have not already figured out what was happening on the streets of Gentry late March 2 when police, fire and ambulance sirens could be heard everywhere, it was a mock critical incident drill.

WEEKLY DEVOTION Written for Our Admonition

posted: 03/10/2010 4:49 p.m.

“Now all these things happened unto them for examples : and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” 1 Corinthians 10:11 (Read v. 1-13 ) Most Christians have heard and read of the failings of God’s people Israel. They were all graciously redeemed of the LORD God and delivered from slavery in Egypt, but not all entered into the land of promise.

Girls 2 for 3 in first week

posted: 03/10/2010 4:49 p.m.

The Lady Pioneers seemed to be off to a slow start in their first game this season when they suffered a crushing 12 to 0 loss against the Rogers Lady Mounties on March 1.

Hay supply low but demand high

posted: 03/10/2010 4:47 p.m.

If farmers need to “make hay while the sun shines,” then the lack of sunshine in late summer of 2009 is responsible for the hay shortages Arkansas ranchers are experiencing, agriculture experts are saying.


posted: 03/10/2010 4:46 p.m.

As printed on 03/10/2010

Jech named to dean’s list at Pepperdine University

posted: 03/10/2010 4:39 p.m.

Pepperdine University student Derek Jech, a senior, has been named to the Seaver College dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester.

Griz Bear Comments February: It’s finally past, I think

posted: 03/10/2010 4:37 p.m.

Though it’s not officially spring for a few more days, spring-like weather has finally arrived and the prospect of it sticking around appears to be good. And what a relief that is!

A Walk in the Park A building packed full of memories

posted: 03/10/2010 4:35 p.m.

For all practical reasons, I suppose it was time to let the old building to go. Not much to look at and possibly even a hazard, it no longer served any arguably good purpose.

What do you think?

posted: 03/10/2010 4:34 p.m.

What do you think? We would really like to know.

Watson qualifies for All-Star Band

posted: 03/10/2010 4:32 p.m.

Lensey Watson, a 10th grade student at Decatur High School, was recently awarded a position on the Arkansas Small Band Association’s All-Star Band.

Shining Stars at Gentry Primary School Shining Stars at Gentry Intermediate School

posted: 03/10/2010 4:31 p.m.

The Shining Stars Awarded

Pioneers finish opening week of baseball 2 and 2

posted: 03/10/2010 4:28 p.m.

The Pioneers won their opener on March 1 against Greenland by a score of 10-7. On March 2, they had the lead against West Fork and were ahead 8-7 going into the bottom of the 7th, but lost 9-8. They were shut out 10-0 on Thursday against Elkins but fared better against Dover. Elkins jumped ahead early on its home diamond, scoring five runs in the first inning and picking up another three in the fourth and two in the fifth to end the game.

GYO skills assessment this weekend

posted: 03/10/2010 4:26 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.

Chamber awards continued

posted: 03/10/2010 5:51 a.m.

The following narrative, read by chamber director Bev Saunders, is a continuation from last week’s issue of the Gentry Courier-Journal and the Decatur Herald:

Clarks celebrating 50th anniversary

posted: 03/10/2010 5:48 a.m.

Ronald and Mary (Fanning) Clark of Huntsville will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an openhouse reception from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 21, at the Carroll Electric Hospitality Room in Huntsville.

Volleyball teams, 8-80, forming

posted: 03/10/2010 5:47 a.m.

The Gentry Seventh-day Adventist Church is looking for anyone between the ages of 8 and 80 to be on the first Gentry All-star Volleyball Team.

GHS students make their mark

posted: 03/10/2010 5:46 a.m.

Kaitlin Sixkiller placed in the top 10 overall at the state bowling tournament last month.

Students honored

posted: 03/10/2010 5:45 a.m.

University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart announced the names of local undergraduates who earned a place on the chancellor’s list for the fall 2009 semester. Students named to the list have earned a 4.0 grade point average in at least 12 hours of classes during the semester.

Blood drive to be held at Gentry High

posted: 03/10/2010 5:44 a.m.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will conduct a blood drive at the Gentry High School, 955 Pioneer Lane, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, March 15.

Filing Dates For City Mayor And Aldermen

posted: 03/10/2010 2:12 a.m.

With the filing dates having passed for candidates seeking statewide and county offices the attention turns to filing dates for municipal offices. These include Mayoral and Alderman positions for Gravette and other towns and cities in the state.

Early Voting For Gravette

posted: 03/10/2010 2:10 a.m.

The Benton County Election Commission will open three additional early voting sites for May’s primary elections.

Patrick Hall Resigns From Gravette City Council

posted: 03/10/2010 2:09 a.m.

Gravette City Council member Patrick Hall, who has represented Ward 2, resigned from that position in a letter to Mayor Bill Howard last Wednesday, March 3.

Tsunami Doesn’t Spoil Family’s Hawaiian Trip

posted: 03/10/2010 2:08 a.m.

Dr. Kent and Dorian Leonard and their children Lauren, 12, and Cole, 10, returned home last Wednesday after a vacation in Hawaii which proved an enjoyable and educational experience, Dr. Leonard reported.

Community Easter Sunrise Service Is Being Planned

posted: 03/10/2010 2:07 a.m.

The Gravette Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held Easter Sunday morning, April 4, at 7 a.m. at the Northwest Arkansas Christian Center, located at 400 Highway 72 Southeast.

Hospital Sells Pies To Assist Area Needy

posted: 03/10/2010 2:07 a.m.

Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette is taking orders for fresh baked pies for Easter with “all money raised to go directly to families in need in the Gravette schools to purchase holiday food baskets and gifts from the angel tree,” said Jayna Cardetti, OCH Communications Rep.

Luncheon, Card Shower Will Help Mildred Celebrate Birthday

posted: 03/10/2010 2:07 a.m.

A surprise luncheon and card shower will be held to celebrate Mildred Bates-Wilson’s eighty-first birthday this Saturday, March 13, at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Southwest City.

Glenn Duffy Elementary School Announces March PAWS Winners

posted: 03/10/2010 2:06 a.m.

Glenn Duffy Elementary PAWS (”Pawsitive” and Wise) Students of the Month for March are announced by Principal Zane Vanderpool. Pictured from left to right are Nicolas Hamilton, Johnny Teis, Keaton Oyler and Kaden Campbell. Alyssa Brassfield and Trenton Durham are also recognized but were not present at the time of the photo, Vanderpool said.

Blood Drive Will Be Held Here Tuesday March 30

posted: 03/10/2010 2:05 a.m.

The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive Tuesday, March 30, at the Gravette High School. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Foundation Offers Free Dogwood Trees To Members

posted: 03/10/2010 2:05 a.m.

Persons who join the Arbor Day Foundation during March will receive ten free flowering dogwood trees and the Foundation’s monthly publication “The Tree Book” with information about tree planting and care.

Booth Brothers To Return To Gravette

posted: 03/10/2010 2:04 a.m.

The Booth Brothers southern gospel trio will be making their fourth visit to Gravette Friday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the GHS Performing Arts Center.

E. S. Voters Approve New High School

posted: 03/10/2010 2:03 a.m.

Voters in Eureka Springs approved a special millage to construct a new high school for that district. The vote was 1,061 to 651 opposed.

Ozarks Community Hospital Names Communication Rep.

posted: 03/10/2010 2:03 a.m.

Announcement is made this week that Jayna Cardetti has been named Community Communications Representative for Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette.

Students To Compete For Musical Scholarships

posted: 03/10/2010 2:02 a.m.

The Andante Music Club of Bella Vista, which is affiliated with the Arkansas and National Federation of Music Clubs, reminds music teachers and students that it will be accepting recorded auditions for a competition of young musical artists from Benton County.

Senior Center Report

posted: 03/10/2010 2:02 a.m.

The Billy V. Hall Senior Center is selling hot rolls for Easter at $5 per dozen. Orders may be placed now through noon on March 31. Delivery is available to businesses in town. All other orders may be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, April 2.

Gravette News Herald Obituaries

posted: 03/10/2010 2:01 a.m.

March 10, 2010

Area Author Wins Award For Novel

posted: 03/10/2010 2 a.m.

A western novel, “Sundown Chaser” by Dusty Richards of Springdale, has been named the outstanding weatern novel by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum located in Oklahoma City.

Egg Oiling Training Set In Bella Vista

posted: 03/10/2010 1:59 a.m.

An egg oiling training session will be held in Bella Vista later this month. The sessions will teach volunteers how to locate goose nests, distract the birds and then apply a coating of oil to the eggs which will stop embryos from developing.

Seek More Federal Funds For Bella Vista Bypass

posted: 03/10/2010 1:59 a.m.

The Bella Vista bypass project received only $10 million in funds from the federal government after the N. W. Arkansas Regional Mobility’s request for $145 million. Half of that $10 million may have to be shared with Missouri.

Alpena Bans Sale Of K2

posted: 03/10/2010 1:58 a.m.

The Alpena City Council recently passed an emergency ordinance making the sale, trade, etc. of K2 illegal in that Carroll County town.

Susan Says . . .

posted: 03/10/2010 12:57 a.m.

Only a week and a half until spring and boy, am I ready! We had some frosty mornings last week but temperatures warmed nicely by the weekend. Many of our daffodils are blooming now and hyacinths are coming up out beside the cellar. Our plow man has come, checked out the garden spot and promised to return when he thinks it is dry enough. We’ve been receiving a variety of garden catalogues. I passed one along to sister Nancy and her husband who are already ordering seeds and plants. Last week we received another one, gardens alive!, featuring many natural and organic products.

Off The Cuff

posted: 03/10/2010 12:56 a.m.

It’s census time. Don’t forget to be counted.

OPINION? Everybody Has One!!

posted: 03/10/2010 12:56 a.m.

This is a good day to measure the strength of the sunshine. Does it seem strong and able to grow grass or weak enough to pass for a cup of green tea? Yes, I know about green tea, my close relative thinks it is a necessary health product and encourages me, a strong, healthy man, to drink it. Can’t go the stuff, but I hope she enjoys hers! Back to the strength of the sun, it sure is puny today.

Gravette News Herald Letter To The Editor

posted: 03/10/2010 12:55 a.m.

Dear Editor, The Gravette Upper Elementary was an exciting place on Thursday evening, March 4. Students, parents and staff gathered for the annual Parents Make the Difference Night. This event featured information regarding the Arkansas Benchmark Exam. In addition, a meal was served.

Maysville News

posted: 03/10/2010 12:55 a.m.

Guess we need to get ready for thunderstorms and rain forecast for Monday night. At least the temperature will be warm. Maybe our snow and ice is over for this part of the year.

Hiwasse News

posted: 03/10/2010 12:54 a.m.

Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday. Spring ahead one hour.

Family Fun Available At Hobbs State Park During Spring Break

posted: 03/10/2010 12:21 a.m.

Families who may be looking for outdoor and indoor fun activities during upcoming spring break season may find what they are looking for at the Hobbs State Park east of Rogers on Highway 12.

Found Dog

posted: 03/10/2010 12:21 a.m.

A young pit-mix (?) found recently near Fourth Avenue SW needs a home. Friendly in temperament, claim or adopt by calling the Gravette Police Department at 787-6948 or 787-0280.

Fire Ants Discovered In Ark. County

posted: 03/10/2010 12:20 a.m.

Arkansas County in southeast Arkansas has become the thirty-fourth county in the state which is under federal fire ant quarantine.

BHS Drama Team Will Present Shakespeare

posted: 03/10/2010 12:19 a.m.

The Bentonville High School drama department will present Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” April 8-10 at Arend Arts Center in Bentonville. Performances are at 7 p.m. each evening. To make reservations call 479-254-5200.

Church Youth Serve Valentine’s Dinner

posted: 03/10/2010 12:19 a.m.

The Gravette United Methodist Church youth recently held their annual Valentine’s Candlelight Dinner which has become a tradition at the church.

Gravette Farmer’s Market Opening Date Announced

posted: 03/10/2010 12:18 a.m.

The opening date for Gravette’s Farmer’s Market this year will be Saturday, May 29.

Area Cities Receive Sales Tax Receipts

posted: 03/10/2010 12:18 a.m.

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

Still Time To Sign Up For Summer Baseball And Softball Programs

posted: 03/10/2010 12:17 a.m.

Gravette Summer Baseball /Softball League is still encouraging any players who “think they might want to play ball this spring to sign up now,” a spokesperson said.

Importance Of Census For Arkansas Citizens Stressed By State AG

posted: 03/10/2010 12:16 a.m.

The 2010 census is cranking up and it is important for Arkansas citizens to be wary of thieves impersonating census workers in order to steal identities, cautions Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.

Prescription Drug Use Is High Among School Students

posted: 03/10/2010 12:16 a.m.

Statistics related to Arkansas teens and abuse of prescription drugs in Arkansas: Arkansas is among states with the highest rates of nonmedical use of pain relievers among 12- to 25-year-olds. (U. S. Department of Health and Human Services) 22 percent of Arkansas high school students say they’ve abused prescription drugs by the time they’re seniors. (Arkansas Present Needs Assessment, 2008) 1 in 3 teens reports knowing someone who abuses prescription drugs. (Partnership for A Drug Free America) 62 percent of teens believe most teens get drugs from their parents’ medicine cabinets and 63 percent of teens believe drugs are easy to get from their parents’ medicine cabinets, up from 56 percent last year. (2009 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study) 1 in 5 teens share their prescription drugs with friends. (Join Together, August 24, 2009).

Gravette High School Select Choir Will Appear On AETN Next Tuesday Evening

posted: 03/10/2010 12:15 a.m.

The Gravette High School choir performance on Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) will be next Tuesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Golfers, Sponsors Sought For Annual Gravette High Lions Classic Held May 8

posted: 03/10/2010 12:14 a.m.

Golfers are being sought to participate in the eighth annual Gravette High School Lions classic which will be held May 8 at Scottsdale Golf Course in Bella Vista.

Huntsville And St. Paul Set School Closings

posted: 03/10/2010 12:13 a.m.

Schools in Huntsville have been extended until June 7 and those in St. Paul to June 8 because of days missed during this winter’s snowstorms.

Gravette Residents Are Top Oklahoma College Students

posted: 03/10/2010 12:12 a.m.

Two Gravette residents were recently named among the Top Ten Freshmen at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, according to Dr. Jeffery Hale, NEO president.

Tuesday, March 9

Arbor Day

posted: 03/09/2010 5:03 p.m.

Arbor Day will be observed in Gentry Thursday, with trees being planted on the Gentry Primary School and Intermediate School campuses.

Secure space needed by police department

posted: 03/09/2010 5:01 p.m.

Plans to do minor renovations to the old court clerk’s office and install a doorway for police department access won’t be of much help to the Gentry Police Department in resolving its need for more office space, according to Police Chief Keith Smith.

Child solicited

posted: 03/09/2010 4:59 p.m.

Police are looking for a middle-aged male of small build who may have attempted to abduct a child from Gentry City Park on Sunday afternoon.


posted: 03/09/2010 4:55 p.m.

Newspaper office hours Regular office hours at the Gentry news office of Northwest Arkansas Newspapers LLC are limited to make it possible for staff to be out covering news and events.

Kiwanians Will Hear Plans For Sewer Plant

posted: 03/09/2010 12:15 a.m.

A report on Gravette’s wastewater treatment facility and the steps the city is taking to meet new federal requirements will be presented at the March 12 meeting of the Gravette Kiwanis Club.

Gravette Lunch Menus

posted: 03/09/2010 12:14 a.m.

Week of March 15 - 10

Wednesday, March 3

Athletic Boosters Meeting Announced

posted: 03/03/2010 11:59 p.m.

Gravette Athletic Boosters will meet Monday, March 8, at 6 p.m. at the High School. Members will be making plans for the annual athletic banquet.

Gravette man killed in accident north of Decatur

posted: 03/03/2010 11:58 p.m.

A Gravette man died Monday morning following a twotruck collision.

Chamber honors service to community

posted: 03/03/2010 11:56 p.m.

Ross Wilmoth and Dr. Robert Weaver were added to the list of lifetime achievement award recipients at Thursday’s Gentry Chamber of Commerce awards banquet.

Time For Decision Has Finally Arrived

posted: 03/03/2010 10:04 p.m.

The Gravette City Council Thursday night heard engineer Jim Ulmer explain the many steps and complications which be involved as a viable solution is found for the city’s sanitary sewer dilemma.

Polls At Sulphur To Remain Open

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

Voters in Sulphur Springs will be assured a polling place this year after it was discovered a Benton County Election Commission vote to close the site was invalid.

Work Begins On Gravette’s New City Guide

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

Work is progressing on Gravette’s 2010 City Guide produced annually by the Gravette News Herald.

Farm Family To Speak At Kiwanis Meeting

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

The Bill Haak Family from the Gentry area will be guests Friday, March 5, at the meeting of the Gravette Kiwanis Club. The meeting is held at 7 a.m. at the Main Cafe.

Local Girl Scouts Are Selected For Flag Ceremonies

posted: 03/03/2010 10:01 p.m.

Members of Gravette Girl Scout Troop 5497 were chosen to conduct the opening and closing flag ceremonies at a World Thinking Day program held February 21 in Fayetteville.

JGT Club Members Beginning Search For Club Projects

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

The regular monthly meeting of the Jolly Good Times Club was held Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center with six members and one guest, Charlie Griffin, present.

Identification Of Artifacts To Be Program At Shiloh

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

March is Arkansas Archeology Month and an Artifact Identification Program will be held Saturday, March 6, at noon at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale.

Special Programs Planned At Shiloh

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

The following groups and organizations will hold meetings at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale during March. Persons interested are welcome at the museum located at Johnson and Main in downtown Springdale. For information contact 750-8165.

Monte Ne To Be Topic Of Historical Program

posted: 03/03/2010 9:59 p.m.

James Hale will present a program, “Monte Ne: Before and After Coin Harvey” , at a meeting of the Benton County Historical Society Sunday, March 14, at 2:30 p.m.

Seniors Warned Of Grandson Scam

posted: 03/03/2010 9:58 p.m.

Scam artists will do just about anything to steal from seniors, including posing as a favorite grandson or granddaughter. The “favorite grandson” scam is not new but resurfaces frequently among Arkansas’ elderly population. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to warn the public about this scheme and provide tips to avoid falling victim.

Gravette Obituaries

posted: 03/03/2010 9:57 p.m.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Decatur Sets June 4 As Last Day For School

posted: 03/03/2010 9:56 p.m.

The last day of school for Decatur students will be Friday, June 4, according to a calendar adopted by the school board.

Stress Importance Of Protecting Your Credit Standing

posted: 03/03/2010 9:56 p.m.

A good credit report can make the difference in obtaining loans, mortgages and, in some cases, gaining employment, according to Robbie McKinnon, Pike County extension agent for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.

Senior Center Report

posted: 03/03/2010 9:55 p.m.

Week of March 8 - 12

Grove Author To Show Book March 15 At The Gravette Public Library

posted: 03/03/2010 9:55 p.m.

Terrye Robins, Grove, OK author, will be at the Gravette public library Monday, March 15 with copies of her latest mystery novel “Justice In Paradise.”

Attention Kids! Christmas Break Date Is Clarified

posted: 03/03/2010 9:54 p.m.

Students in Gravette schools will not begin their Christmas break next semester on December 2 as appeared in a story in the News Herald last week.

Susan Says . . .

posted: 03/03/2010 9:53 p.m.

Despite the fact that cold weather has lingered, the daffodils out in front of the old storage building have begun to bloom. Defying the elements, they rear their cheery yellow heads and provide a bright note on otherwise gloomy days.

Snows Can Bring Good Memories; Some Not So Good

posted: 03/03/2010 9:53 p.m.

The snow this winter made me remember the heavy snows in Nebraska. Though I was only eight when we came to Arkansas, I can still recall the deep snows and blizzards that blew the frozen white stuff even deeper.

OPINION? Everybody Has One!!

posted: 03/03/2010 9:53 p.m.

I went back and counted the cows again. Came up one long twice. They were milling around so much that I figured I was counting one twice but I could be feeding more than I thought. I made a trip to the barn for a sack of feed to scatter in a long line so I could really see them all and there she was, the extra bovine.

Maysville News

posted: 03/03/2010 9:52 p.m.

Guess we can say the weather isn’t too bad. No snow and temperature is better but it’s still wintertime.

Hiwasse News

posted: 03/03/2010 9:52 p.m.

Are you registered to vote? Don’t wait too long. Remember the primary election is May 18.

Pea Ridge Museum Opens This Week

posted: 03/03/2010 9:52 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Historical Museum will reopen this Saturday, March 6, the 148th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Pea Ridge.

Eureka Springs Adjusts Date To End School This Year

posted: 03/03/2010 9:51 p.m.

Because of missed school days because of weather at Eureka Springs their school board voted to cut spring break to one weekday.

Bella Vista Seeks Stimulus Funds For Equipment

posted: 03/03/2010 9:51 p.m.

Bella Vista Fire Chief Steve Sims is seeking $3.03 million in federal funds from the American Recovery and Investment (stimulus) Act to build a new fire station. He has already submitted such a grant application.

Kuykendall Named New Marketing Director For OCH Hospital In Gravette

posted: 03/03/2010 9:50 p.m.

Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette announces appointment of a new Resolutions Unit Marketing Director, Jan Kuykendall.

Free Basketball Clinic Scheduled For Area Kids

posted: 03/03/2010 9:49 p.m.

A free Gravette Lions Youth Basketball Clinic for all students in grades 3 through 6 will be held the first and third Saturdays during March and April at the old gym.

Upper El “BEE” This Thursday

posted: 03/03/2010 9:49 p.m.

The Gravette Upper Elementary Benchmark Exam Expert (BEE) will be held this Thursday, March 4, at the Upper Elementary Cafetorium, according to Dorothy Hadley, Parent Involvement Coordinator.

Electronic Theft Methods Explained To Aid Consumers

posted: 03/03/2010 9:49 p.m.

As consumers become more comfortable with the Internet to conduct business, thieves are adapting, using Web- and computer-based methods to steal financial information, according to Robbie McKinnon, Pike County extension agent for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.

Council Closes Street

posted: 03/03/2010 9:48 p.m.

Following a public hearing Thursday evening the Gravette City Council voted to close a short section of Charlotte Street SW that joins two properties and dead-ends at the Westfield Subdivision. No objections were heard and the action was unanimous.

Now Is Good Time To Practice Pre-Season Weed Control In Area Pastures And Lawns

posted: 03/03/2010 9:47 p.m.

Winter dormancy in grass and other plants provides an ideal time for pre-season weed control and plant moving, said Mark Keaton, Baxter County extension staff chair for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.

Another Warning To Heed: How To Protect Yourself From Personal Identity Theft

posted: 03/03/2010 9:47 p.m.

Hacking, phishing, dumpster-diving and computer hijacking are just a few of the methods thieves use to steal information and gain access to bank accounts, credit cards and someone else’s identity.

Planning Children’s Lunches For School Is Very Important

posted: 03/03/2010 9:40 p.m.

It’s a daily temptation at the school lunchroom: Your child’s brown bag contains fruit and low-fat everything. His or her best friend has an overabundance of cream-filled, sugar-sprinkled fat globs. Guess what happens next?

No-Till Equipment Available For County Farmers

posted: 03/03/2010 9:40 p.m.

Benton County Conservation District reminds farmers that the district provides no-till drills for establishing grasses and legumes in row crops.

Gravette Lunch Menus

posted: 03/03/2010 9:39 p.m.

Week of March 8 - 12


posted: 03/03/2010 9:39 p.m.

Even the most inexperienced of cooks can often piece together a meal after rummaging in the refrigerator. Some mashed potatoes with gravy, a little chicken casserole — but is everything on your plate really safe to eat?

Pine Needle Dropping Is Usually Normal

posted: 03/03/2010 9:38 p.m.

Browning of needles in evergreens such as pines and arborvitae is normal, according to the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.

Medication Cards Available To Public

posted: 03/03/2010 9:37 p.m.

Wilma Owens, receives a medication list from Jewel Crawley, a 50-year Maysville Extension Homemaker member.

Community Bulletin Board Is Project Of Club

posted: 03/03/2010 9:35 p.m.

The Maysville Extension Homemakers Club met February 25 in Nikki Crawley’s home. We didn’t have a business meeting in December but enjoyed the “get together” and gift exchange in Marvin and Bert Ballmann’s home.

Schools win in lawsuit

posted: 03/03/2010 9:33 p.m.

Judge Doug Schrantz ruled in favor of the Decatur School District after a summary judgment hearing on Feb. 19, relieving the schools of any financial obligations to former district superintendent Dave Smith.

Chamber plans night at Arvest Ballpark

posted: 03/03/2010 9:32 p.m.

Matt Price, of Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, appeared at Monday’s Chamber of Commerce meeting to present the ballpark’s community night program to chamber members.

Coin drive shows a heart for Haiti

posted: 03/03/2010 9:31 p.m.

Northside Elementary School Children raised a total of $1,086.64 during the February “Have a Heart for Haiti” coin drive, according to gifted and talented teacher Andrea VanSandt.


posted: 03/03/2010 9:30 p.m.

March 3, 2010

Dr. Suess Week in Decatur

posted: 03/03/2010 9:28 p.m.

Northside Elementary School Students kicked off their annual Dr. Suess Week celebration at Monday’s school assembly.

Quality Schools

posted: 03/03/2010 9:27 p.m.

Though the report was preliminary, district accreditation for the Gentry School District seems all but certain, according to a PowerPoint presentation made by a visiting AdvancED accreditation team to those attending a special school board meeting on Feb. 24.

Burning could become option

posted: 03/03/2010 9:26 p.m.

Burning old structures may become an option within the city limits if an ordinance governing the practice is brought back and approved by the city council.


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

March 3, 2010

Small projects approved

posted: 03/03/2010 9:22 p.m.

Council members on Monday unanimously approved money to build two handicap-accessible parking spaces at the Gentry Senior Activity Center and to finish tuck-pointing the library building.

Reminiscing about Decatur's past

posted: 03/03/2010 9:19 p.m.

When Gallery Cafe owner Stacy Brooks decided to cut a hole in the wall of his cafe to create a doorway into the former Bulldog video so he could use the area for additional seating, what might be found inside the wall was a bit a question of intrigue.


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

March 3, 2010

Local students earn bachelor's degrees

posted: 03/03/2010 9:17 p.m.

Arkansas Tech University released a list of 425 degrees conferred upon students on the Russellville campus at the conclusion of the fall 2009 semester.

Griz Bear Comments - Confidence in the dollar shaky at best

posted: 03/03/2010 9:14 p.m.

I’m not exactly sure why it is that I spend so much time thinking about the U.S. economy and the value of the dollar. Economics 101 was not a favorite class of mine in college. And it’s not like I have a lot to lose if the dollar fails.

A Walk in the Park - Trip to Colcord's Talbot Library and Museum well worthwhile

posted: 03/03/2010 9:14 p.m.

I have been looking forward to driving over to Colcord, Okla., since receiving a note suggesting that I consider making Talbot Library and Museum one of my area sites to visit in 2010. That was a very good idea!

Charlotte’s Corner - Anxious for spring but not lawn mowing just yet

posted: 03/03/2010 9:12 p.m.

Truly we have had enough winter since we could call it a winter. It’s time for spring. It has been cold and snowy, and my desire for snow has probably been satisfied.

Soccer team improving

posted: 03/03/2010 9:09 p.m.

The Gentry girls’ soccer team lost a close game to Huntsville on a very cold Feb. 23 by a score of 2-1. But though the team came up short on the scoreboard, they played a strong game and continue to show improvement.

Lady Pioneers end season

posted: 03/03/2010 9:07 p.m.

Ozark simply refused to give up its lead Feb. 24.

GYO sign-ups under way

posted: 03/03/2010 9:07 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.

Bypass Still In Limbo

posted: 03/03/2010 9:06 p.m.

Area transportation officials took another stab Wednesday at finding federal dollars to build the Bella Vista bypass.

Tired Iron of the Ozarks readying for spring show

posted: 03/03/2010 9:05 p.m.

Repairing well-worn agricultural equipment is nothing new to members of the Tired Iron of the Ozarks antique engine and tractor club. However, some of the group came together last week to mend broken water pipes instead of rebuilding a John Deere transmission.

Library to host lunch speaker

posted: 03/03/2010 8:53 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.

Northside Elementary moving-up list

posted: 03/03/2010 8:51 p.m.

Northside Elementary School February Moving Up List.

Life in Haiti

posted: 03/03/2010 8:50 p.m.

Molly Stroud of Prairie Grove spoke to Northside Elementary School children on Thursday about her experience during the Jan 12 earthquake in Haiti.

A Brief History of Gravette’s Sewage Treatment Systems

posted: 03/03/2010 midnight

The evolution of Gravette’s wastewater treatment system dates to 1949 when engineers McGoodwin, Williams and Yates were hired to plan a sewer system for the city.

Tuesday, March 2

Devon Tucker Named To NWACC Honor Roll

posted: 03/02/2010 11:59 p.m.

Northwest Arkansas Community College announces that Devon Tucker of Maysville has been named to the Fall Semester Dean’s List.


posted: 03/02/2010 9:15 p.m.

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you,Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.” Luke 13:34-35 God’s judgment was about to fall upon Jerusalem. The time of mercy – the people’s opportunity to repent and turn to their Messiah and Savior – was almost gone. In fact, judgment was much closer than any dared to think. Why? Because the people had rejected and stoned the prophets sent to them in the generations before Christ, and they were rejecting their Messiah and Savior who had been sent into this world to redeem them.

Johnson Benefit:

posted: 03/02/2010 9:10 p.m.

As the date for Chamber of Commerce president Royce Johnson’s benefit draws near, more and more donations are pouring in, according to event organizer Kim Wilkins.