Wednesday, February 23

Walmart comes to Gentry

posted: 02/23/2011 1:52 a.m.

Walmart is coming to Gentry. Earth work is already under way at the site of a scaled-down Walmart store on the west side of Arkansas Highway 59, just north of Spavinaw Stove store.

Ponds a special opportunity for proposed Gentry park

posted: 02/23/2011 1:51 a.m.

Walking the 10-acre site of a proposed park, a state official marveled at the opportunity the city has to create something special.

Schools plan for last days

posted: 02/23/2011 1:49 a.m.

With so many school days missed because of inclement weather, area school boards have been struggling with how to make up those days. With as many as a dozen days off so far, various plans have been approved to get students into classrooms for the number of instructional days required by the Arkansas legislature. Gravette There will be no Saturday classes for students in the Gravette School District unless more days are missed due to

Gravette reviews sewer options

posted: 02/23/2011 1:48 a.m.

Gravette City Council members at a committee meeting on Feb. 16 heard an update on the city’s wastewater treatment project. The governing board also opened bids for repair of the municipal swimming pool with final action on that project expected at the Council’s regular meeting this Thursday night.

McKee truck tumps over

posted: 02/23/2011 1:47 a.m.

A McKee Foods Corp. semi-truck and trailer turned over along Arkansas Highway 102 north of Decatur around 10 a.m., Monday.

HIWASSE NEWS

posted: 02/23/2011 1:45 a.m.

Roy Webb has spent some time in the hospital this week. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Decatur fire station expansion funded by state block grant

posted: 02/23/2011 1:45 a.m.

The Decatur Fire Department has been chosen to receive a $75,000 grant from the Arkansas Rural Services Block Grant Program to build an addition to the fire station, according to Mayor Charles Linam.

WESTSIDE HOMETOWN EVENTS

posted: 02/23/2011 1:44 a.m.

Upcoming Meetings and Area Events

Westside OBITUARIES

posted: 02/23/2011 1:42 a.m.

February 23, 2011

WEEKLY DEVOTION

posted: 02/23/2011 1:41 a.m.

“Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.” Psalm 119:37 Considering the emptiness and futility of all this world has to offer, how important it is for us to look past the things of this world to those things which bring true life and endure. That is the prayer of the psalmist and should be our prayer as well.

NWA Genealogical Society sets event

posted: 02/23/2011 1:40 a.m.

The Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society will meet Monday, Feb. 28, at the Bentonville Public Library at 6 p.m. The public is welcome.

Gravette PD logs busy weeks

posted: 02/23/2011 1:39 a.m.

Gravette Police Department log showed officers responded to more than 60 calls during the week of Feb. 7-14. These were in addition to normal patrol activity. A majority of the calls involved special building and agency checks; there were seven animal calls, seven traffic warnings issued, five background checks for other agencies, several motorist assists and assisted other departments including Arkansas State Police, Sulphur Springs, Bella Vista, Pea Ridge, Siloam Springs and Fire Department Medical.

Pancake breakfast

posted: 02/23/2011 1:38 a.m.

Northwest Arkansas Riding Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Decatur Community Center. Proceeds will go to fund scholarships for seniors attending area high schools.

MAYSVILLE NEWS

posted: 02/23/2011 1:38 a.m.

The snowstorm sure put a stop to people visiting or even being able to get out for anything else.

Clements honored at magnet school

posted: 02/23/2011 1:30 a.m.

Tait Clements of Decatur received a third place award at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts district conference held in Hot Springs.

Financial Aid Night at DHS

posted: 02/23/2011 1:30 a.m.

The Counseling Department at Decatur High School will host its annual Financial Aid Night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in the high school library. The event’s goal is to provide assistance to senior students and parents in completing the FAFSA and the New Academic Challenge Youniversal applications.

Millsap leads Gentry into post-season

posted: 02/23/2011 1:29 a.m.

Gentry girls basketball coach Tim Rippy said opponents call Courtney Millsap the Energizer bunny.

Local schools compete in district tournaments

posted: 02/23/2011 1:28 a.m.

GIRLS = PRAIRIE GROVE 44, GENTRY 42 (2OT)

OFF THE CUFF Was your population prediction close?

posted: 02/23/2011 1:26 a.m.

There was just too much weather for a “Cuff” last week, so you’ll have to endure a catch-up edition this week.

SUSAN SAYS February is Heart Month

posted: 02/23/2011 1:25 a.m.

I had a very heartwarming Valentine’s Day with lovely cards and gifts from friends and family. A former classmate dropped by the office to deliver some of her fresh-baked red velvet cupcakes. Unfortunately I missed her visit since I was on my lunch hour. Valentine’s Day is timed just right to help brighten the days of “bleak midwinter!” My brother Richard was 60 last Thursday. My, how time flies! He called Monday evening from the food bank where he spends many hours volunteering his time and talents. I admire him for his faith and for his dedication to helping the needy in this old troubled world. He’s come a long way from the mischievous little kid in the photos I recently placed on my scrapbook pages.

GRIZ BEAR COMMENTS Writing to you straight out of the Old West

posted: 02/23/2011 1:24 a.m.

This column comes to you from Hays City, Kansas — now just called Hays. I write from Hays — before spending time another 70 miles north — because of a loved one who was hospitalized here and who passed from this life on Sunday morning.

OPINION? EVERYBODY HAS ONE Be careful what you text

posted: 02/23/2011 1:23 a.m.

I think the weather has been talked to death lately. I know I am sick of it, the weather and the subject! I cannot do one thing about the stuff. No rain maker, can’t clear out the clouds when we need to dry up and I’d be switched if I wouldn’t like to run the control on the thermostat! We need more in the subject line than this weather thing!

First ever DNE science night

posted: 02/23/2011 1:22 a.m.

The first ever science night at Decatur Northside Elementary School on Feb. 15 transformed the school cafeteria into an interactive science museum.

Wednesday, February 16

Youth shot in chest

posted: 02/16/2011 1:59 a.m.

A Hiwasse youth allegedly drove his car off a bridge on Arkansas Highway 59 near Decatur Friday night and was discovered to have a bullet wound in his chest.

Heavy snows close schools

posted: 02/16/2011 1:58 a.m.

Students were out of school again last week, after a two-foot-plus snow fell on the region Wednesday morning.

Census cuts funding

posted: 02/16/2011 1:57 a.m.

The results of the big count are in. The Bureau of Census last week released population figures for the State of Arkansas which shows Benton County as the fastest growing county in the state. Almost all cities in Benton County showed an increase in population, including Gentry, Decatur and Gravette. Only Sulphur Springs and Springtown show decreases in numbers. In Benton County, population increases occurred in

City to develop street plans

posted: 02/16/2011 1:57 a.m.

Professionals were selected by the Gentry City Council for two projects at its Feb. 7 meeting.

Abandoned cemetery could receive new life

posted: 02/16/2011 1:56 a.m.

Area residents are planning to clean up an abandoned cemetery near Cherokee City and are looking for others who may have family members buried there as well.

Springtown council sets 2011 goals

posted: 02/16/2011 1:43 a.m.

At Mayor Paul Lemke’s request, the town council, at its January meeting, discussed project goals to be accomplished in 2011.

Drug arrests made in Decatur

posted: 02/16/2011 1:43 a.m.

Five people from Decatur, Gentry and Gravette were arrested on drug charges Feb. 7.

CITY MEETINGS AND FACILITY HOURS

posted: 02/16/2011 1:39 a.m.

Area Meetings by City

HOMETOWN EVENTS

posted: 02/16/2011 1:37 a.m.

:Upcoming Community Events

Igloo in Arkansas

posted: 02/16/2011 1:37 a.m.

Nick Pilkington, 7, center, of Gravette, crawls out of the 8-foot igloo he and his brother Kyle, 8, on the left, and neighbor friend Brayden Trembly, 8, built in the snow. \

A WALK IN THE PARK Activities to put my mind on springtime

posted: 02/16/2011 1:36 a.m.

As I sit here working at the computer, I am also keeping an eye on the frigid winter scene developing outside my window. I don’t have to listen to the weather channel to know that we’ve hit the mother lode when it comes to snowfalls. This is one we will be talking about for a while.

Highfill to erect four storm sirens

posted: 02/16/2011 1:36 a.m.

With only three of the five members present, Highfill’s town council, at its Feb. 8 meeting, held its second reading of an ordinance to establish the territorial jurisdiction for the town’s planing area.

Westside OBITUARIES

posted: 02/16/2011 1:35 a.m.

February 16, 2011

Blood drive set Feb. 24

posted: 02/16/2011 1:35 a.m.

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will conduct a blood drive next Thursday, Feb. 24, at R & R Solutions, 601 First Avenue NW in Gravette. Collection hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Swimming pool will be re-opened

posted: 02/16/2011 1:35 a.m.

Council members voted, at Monday’s meeting, to re-open the Decatur Swimming Pool this summer on a trial basis after Mayor Charles Linam pledged to spend $2,000 of his own money to help with expenses.

Eagle Observer CORRECTION

posted: 02/16/2011 1:34 a.m.

The blue jay in the snow photo on the front page of last week’s Westside Eagle Observer was credited to Annette Rowe when, in fact, it was taken by her grandson, Glendon VanSandt, 11.

Teams vie on court in spite of snow

posted: 02/16/2011 1:34 a.m.

GRAVETTE 59, GENTRY 51 — Shyanne Nichols scored 17 points as visiting Gravette (12-12, 5-7 1-4 A Conference) knocked off Gentry on Feb. 8. Destany Wishon added 11 points for Gravette, while Samantha Vanotterloo and Monica White added 10 each. Courtney Millsap led Gentry with 17 points. Kendra Boyd added 13 points and Terra Jones had 10.

WEEKLY DEVOTION

posted: 02/16/2011 1:34 a.m.

"Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels." Mark 8:38 What about you?

Moorman named to honor roll

posted: 02/16/2011 1:24 a.m.

Colton Moorman, of Sulphur Springs, was named to the President’s Honor Roll for the fall semester at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Okla.

4-H to hold carnival

posted: 02/16/2011 1:23 a.m.

The Benton County annual 4-H Valentine Carnival is set for Feb. 19 at the county fair grounds in Vaughn.

Volunteers needed at Horses for Healing

posted: 02/16/2011 1:22 a.m.

Horses for Healing is reaching out to the local community for volunteers to help make a positive difference in the lives of Northwest Arkansas children with special needs. HFH’s sixweek spring session begins on March 2 with about 100 children planning to attend classes Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

GRIZ BEAR COMMENTS A philosophy to make the snow and cold much more enjoyable

posted: 02/16/2011 1:21 a.m.

About this time of year, it's easy to catch spring fever, and especially so when last week's record snows and cold have given way to sunshine and spring-like temperatures.

Eagle Observer LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 02/16/2011 1:20 a.m.

Editor, Concerning the letters about the proposed grant-funded nature area, I love it! It’s a healthy debate on a great project and it’s good to hear people voice their opinions on public issues.

OPINION? EVERYBODY HAS ONE Remember when we wished for snow?

posted: 02/16/2011 1:17 a.m.

Snip was sweating, Dog’s tongue was hanging out and I was soaked to the hide. The humidity around the three of us was a hot and miserable 100 percent! August was on us in full force and I guess it was the worst one I have ever lived through. We, Snip, Dog and I, were trying to keep the hungry dry yearling bulls fenced in. You fellers know the grass always looks greener on the other side.

Two new alderman appointed

posted: 02/16/2011 1:16 a.m.

Two new aldermen were appointed to open positions on Decatur’s City Council Monday night.

90th Birthday

posted: 02/16/2011 1:15 a.m.

Bob Moore of Decatur will turn 90 on Feb. 20. The First Baptist Church in Decatur will be hosting a birthday party for Bob, from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20.

Wednesday, February 9

Combination found to city key box issue

posted: 02/09/2011 10:07 p.m.

After debating the issue for several months in council and committee meetings, the Gentry City Council on Monday approved on its first reading an ordinance which would amend a 2006 ordinance requiring key boxes on all commercial buildings in Gentry by May 1 of this year to exempt existing owners of existing commercial buildings unless the buildings are equipped with sprinkler systems or fire alarms.

Blizzard of 2011 far from worst on record

posted: 02/09/2011 10:05 p.m.

Northwest Arkansas joined much of the nation during the past week as it endured its share of weather woes — ice, sleet, snow, wind and more snow.

Osher tour coming to Gentry

posted: 02/09/2011 10:04 p.m.

A group of students from the University of Arkansas Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will be coming to Gentry on Feb. 17 as a part of an “Out & About” class entitled “Discovering the Quiet Town of Gentry.” The day-long outing will begin with a slide show presented by Terry Stanfill, the outing’s coordinator, at the Gentry Public Li-

Chambers to form alliance

posted: 02/09/2011 10:02 p.m.

Decatur Chamber of Commerce members agreed to move forward with a plan to work with the Gentry, Gravette and Centerton Chambers of Commerce to bring more business to the area.

Trash trucks face slippery dilemma

posted: 02/09/2011 10:01 p.m.

Two Roll-Off sanitation trucks ran into trouble at the intersection of Third and Akron N.E. in Gravette last Friday. One truck dropped into a drainage ditch as it attempted to make a turn onto Akron; the other was not able to stop before reaching a home at the southeast corner of the intersection. Traffic was rerouted from the area for some time before the intersection could be cleared. There were no injuries.

New chef to lead in healthy food program

posted: 02/09/2011 10 p.m.

Wellness Secrets in Decatur is launching a new program under the direction of an innovative new chef.

County looking at Decatur site for Road Department

posted: 02/09/2011 9:59 p.m.

Benton County moved a step closer to building a Road Department yard for the west side of the county in Decatur.

Gravette sets meeting agendas

posted: 02/09/2011 9:57 p.m.

Meetings of the Gravette City Council Committee of the Whole and Gravette Planning Commission are set for this month, with the latter meeting being a public hearing. Committee of the Whole The Gravette City Council Committee of the Whole will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Gravette City Hall with agenda items including reports from the fire, ambulance, police, streets and utilities, library, planning and communications /resource departments.

Leak report challenged

posted: 02/09/2011 9:56 p.m.

Southwestern Electric Power Co.’s Northwest Arkansas coal plant has leaked chromium into groundwater at a level higher than is allowable, three environmental organizations say. SWEPCO said, however, that the occurrence was only once, in October 2009, and all testing since then indicates the coal-ash landfill at the Flint Creek coal-fired electric plant at Gentry is well below governmental limits.

Birders have snowy field trip

posted: 02/09/2011 9:55 p.m.

It certainly seemed like an unlikely day Saturday for a field trip to watch birds. With temperatures still below freezing and snow 8-10 inches deep, getting to the Eagle Watch Nature Area and parking without getting stuck in the snow was a challenge. But for serious birders, the wintry day was not enough to stop a Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society field trip to Eagle Watch Nature Trail at Gentry.

GRIZ BEAR COMMENTS Cities should follow law's intent and not look for loopholes

posted: 02/09/2011 9:52 p.m.

Had it passed, a proposed city resolution attempting to exempt Gentry from state law requiring publishing of new ordinances or bylaws in the local newspaper (A.C.A. 14-55-206 ) would have felt like a slap in the face after the hours of time put in to cover Gentry and promote it in the Courier-Journal and now the Westside Eagle Observer.

Eagle Observer LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 02/09/2011 9:51 p.m.

Editor, Apparently some apologies are in order, first and foremost to you, Mr. Editor. If you felt that you have been hoodwinked, that was not my intention at all, so I apologize. My intention was simply an attempt at anonymity out of respect for my family, my position and my employers.

SUSAN SAYS Musings on Winter

posted: 02/09/2011 9:49 p.m.

The weather has been the big topic of conversation lately. With almost a foot of snow last Tuesday and another three or four inches on Friday, we now feel we can identify with my nephew in Connecticut, a niece in Virginia and a sister working in South Dakota, where frigid temperatures, frequent snowfalls and work stoppages are common.

OPINION? EVERYBODY HAS ONE Thankful We Can Have Opinions

posted: 02/09/2011 9:48 p.m.

Now, I have an idea that you all think about this subject many times in your life. This subject is opinions and, yes, we all have one. We want to be number one, in something, almost anything, just better and more fabulous than anyone else. Is that desire called pride, competition, greed or making it better for the world? Who knows what the other feller’s motive is, but we do recognize our own. We should know what we are doing, and most of us do.

LOOKING BACK Some Thoughts on Growing Older

posted: 02/09/2011 9:47 p.m.

Getting old is scary.

HOMETOWN EVENTS

posted: 02/09/2011 9:47 p.m.

Area Upcoming Events

CITY MEETING TIMES AND FACILITY HOURS

posted: 02/09/2011 9:45 p.m.

Area Cities hold upcoming public meetings

Westside OBITUARIES

posted: 02/09/2011 9:43 p.m.

February 9, 2011

WEEKLY DEVOTION Ye are the salt of the earth ....

posted: 02/09/2011 9:41 p.m.

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” Matthew 5:13 How salty are you? No, I am not inquiring concerning your sodium content, but of your Jesus content.

Westside MILITARY BRIEFS

posted: 02/09/2011 9:41 p.m.

Zachary Webb joined the U.S. Army Delayed Entry Program as a Private E1 through the Rogers Army Career Center.

Trumpeters wintering in area

posted: 02/09/2011 9:37 p.m.

A rare sight was available to those who braved the cold and snow in the Gentry and Siloam Springs area last week — trumpeter swans.

DHS holds Colors Day ceremony and honors Seniors

posted: 02/09/2011 9:35 p.m.

Winter weather delayed but didn’t stop Decatur High School’s Colors Day and Seniors' Night Ceremony.

Weather puts games on hold

posted: 02/09/2011 9:33 p.m.

Gentry’s basketball teams are in a little better shape than their 4A-1 Conference mates, Lady Pioneers coach Tim Rippy said.

Montee signs with Missouri Southern

posted: 02/09/2011 9:32 p.m.

Gravette kicker Cody Montee concluded a hectic week by signing with NCAA Division II Missouri Southern in Joplin, Mo.

Ramsey named to dean's list at Ouachita Baptist University

posted: 02/09/2011 9:31 p.m.

Caleb Ramsey of Decatur, 2010 graduate of Gentry High School, was named to the dean’s list at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia.

Local students named to college deans' lists

posted: 02/09/2011 9:30 p.m.

Missouri Southern State University at Joplin, Mo., announces the following area students are named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester.

HIWASSE NEWS

posted: 02/09/2011 9:30 p.m.

Hey, guys! Monday is Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget your sweetie.

MT. PLEASANT NEWS

posted: 02/09/2011 9:29 p.m.

The Spears Family had a family get-together at Famous Dave’s Barbeque on Tuesday the 25th to help Wanda Trembly celebrate her birthday. Those helping her celebrate were Patricia and Stephanie Boling, Dave and Charlotte Spear, Betty Red, Shirley Spears and Howard and Cathleen Spears. They had lots of good food and a great time visiting.

Maysville E.H. Club meets

posted: 02/09/2011 9:29 p.m.

MAYSVILLE — The Maysville E. H. Club met Thursday, Jan. 27, at the home of Nikki Crawley. Fifteen members were present. After a delicious potluck meal the president, Orpha Wardlaw, led the singing of the song “Dixie” . We pledged allegiance to the U. S. flag and Jewel Lukens read a devotional poem entitled “Too Busy”.

Senior Menus

posted: 02/09/2011 9:28 p.m.

GENTRY and GRAVETTE SENIOR CENTER MENUS Week of February 14 - 18

Wednesday, February 2

New technology changing schools

posted: 02/02/2011 2:44 a.m.

From kindergarten through senior high, the Decatur School District has used American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to bringing the latest technology to the classroom.

Two arrested in Gentry for acts seldom considered crimes

posted: 02/02/2011 2:42 a.m.

Police made two arrests last week for crimes people don’t often consider arrest-worthy offenses.

Community Heart Walk planned in Gravette area

posted: 02/02/2011 2:41 a.m.

A “Gravette Community Heart Walk,” the first of what organizers hope will become an annual event, is scheduled Saturday, Feb. 19, according to Jayna Cardetti, communications coordinator of Ozarks Community Hospital in Gravette.

Man injured in train incident

posted: 02/02/2011 2:40 a.m.

A disturbed Gentry youth suffered severe injury to his lower left leg Saturday afternoon when he placed his leg on the track in front of an oncoming Kansas City Southern freight train, according to Gentry police reports.

Benton County dispatcher retires

posted: 02/02/2011 2:35 a.m.

Dispatchers are a deputy's lifeline, Sheriff Keith Ferguson said.

CITY MEETINGS AND INFORMATION

posted: 02/02/2011 2:34 a.m.

Local Cities Announce Upcoming Meetings

Water bills later, higher this month in Gravette

posted: 02/02/2011 2:33 a.m.

The city of Gravette released the following statement concerning the February water-sewer billing cycle, according to Tracy Sewell, business director.

Westside OBITUARIES

posted: 02/02/2011 2:32 a.m.

February 2, 2011

WESTSIDE HOMETOWN EVENTS

posted: 02/02/2011 2:32 a.m.

Area Announcements, Meetings, and Upcoming Events

GRIZ BEAR COMMENTS Yes, I was hoodwinked

posted: 02/02/2011 2:16 a.m.

It appears I’ve been hoodwinked — an interesting word dating back to the middle 16th century which appears to be related to a phrase about having the wool pulled over one’s eyes. You see, when folks wore long woolen garments with hoods, it was possible to fool another person by pulling that woolen hood down over their eyes and temporarily blinding them — at least until the deceitful deed was done.

OFF THE CUFF Some things just don't change

posted: 02/02/2011 2:16 a.m.

Some things just don’t change. For instance. . . . .

OPINION? EVERYBODY HAS ONE Riding the ups and downs

posted: 02/02/2011 2:15 a.m.

I drove to town to get some mineral at the feed store this morning. The cattle pastures along the highway were almost the same, bellering cows walking the fence line. I wasn’t the least surprised, and this happens regularly in cycles of around 20 years.

A WALK IN THE PARK An unusual morning phenomenon

posted: 02/02/2011 2:14 a.m.

Recently, I experienced one of “those” mornings and it left me feeling baffled and exasperated and running behind. Just why this unusual — at least at my house — phenomenon struck on this particular morning is no less a mystery to me than crop circles or UFOs and might even be instigated by similar forces. Once it started, I couldn’t seem to do a thing to stop it. It just had to run its course, and I am glad to say it only took one morning.

CHARLOTEE'S CORNER January may be past, but not winter

posted: 02/02/2011 2:13 a.m.

January is always a long month. And with snow, ice and bad weather, it makes it even longer. I know it is really a time when we get into the winter weather, but don't think it is over yet.

WESTSIDE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 02/02/2011 2:03 a.m.

I have the same opinion as Mr. Otis (letter to the editor writer on Jan. 26) concerning the proposed park bordering Flint Creek.

A Day Of Love, Caring

posted: 02/02/2011 2:02 a.m.

“Johnny! Johnny! Johnny!” That word rang through the parking lot at the Gravette gymnasium as Johnny Teis was wheeled toward the building Saturday afternoon. And the crescendo was even greater when hundreds of adults and children of all ages rose to their feet as the young man was wheeled onto the basketball court.

Gentry has busy week on the court

posted: 02/02/2011 1:59 a.m.

Gentry boys basketball coach Sean Price implored his players to be patient Tuesday night.

Gravette wins games against Berryville

posted: 02/02/2011 1:57 a.m.

The Gravette Lions and Lady Lions both notched wins in games last Tuesday night at Lion Fieldhouse as they toppled the Bobcats and Lady Bobcats from Berryville.

Skill, strength, endurance required

posted: 02/02/2011 1:56 a.m.

Gentry's Wrestlers took on wrestling teams from Fort Smith — Northside and Southside — and Van Buren on Thursday at the Carl Gym in Gentry. The Gentry grapplers finished with team wins in all three contests.

Ward, Roberts on dean's list

posted: 02/02/2011 1:55 a.m.

Jacqueline Ward of Maysville and Colby Roberts of Gravette are among the Harding University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2010 semester.

Gentry resident on OBU honor roll

posted: 02/02/2011 1:53 a.m.

Sarah Barnes, a freshman Spanish education major, was named to Oklahoma Baptist University’s Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall 2010 semester. Students who achieved a semester grade point average of 3.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale are named to the President’s Honor Roll. Those who achieved a grade point average between 3.4 and 3.69 are listed on the Dean’s Honor Roll. Located in Shawnee, Okla., OBU offers 10 bachelor’s degrees with 83 fields of study. The Christian liberal arts university has an overall enrollment of 1,764, with students from 39 states and 14 other countries.

Gravette High releases honor rolls

posted: 02/02/2011 1:47 a.m.

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

Gentry Primary School releases its second semester honors

posted: 02/02/2011 1:47 a.m.

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

Baileys celebrated 45th anniversary

posted: 02/02/2011 1:45 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. William Bailey, 19440 Floyd Moore Road in Gentry, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary Saturday, January 29.

City approves $3 million-plus budget

posted: 02/02/2011 1:45 a.m.

A budget totaling more than $3,000,000 was approved for the city of Gravette at Thursday night’s meeting of the City Council.

New community video posted about Gravette

posted: 02/02/2011 1:44 a.m.

A new Gravette Chamber of Commerce community video is now officially online, according to Jayna Cardetti, communications coordinator of Ozarks Community Hospital in Gravette.

MAYSVILLE NEWS

posted: 02/02/2011 1:43 a.m.

Shelly Bishop and Sylvia Tucker visited Johnnie Mae Marshall one afternoon last week. They report a very good visit.

Robinsons plan to observe their 50th

posted: 02/02/2011 1:43 a.m.

Doy and Jane Robinson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family members this spring.

GED classes to be offered at Gravette library

posted: 02/02/2011 1:42 a.m.

Those wishing to study for the General Educational Development test will soon be able to attend classes in Gravette. The announcement came today from the Gravette Public Library, where the GED classes will be held Tuesday evenings each week, starting Feb. 15. Hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m.

Opening date postponed for city's recycling trailer

posted: 02/02/2011 1:41 a.m.

Gravette’s new recycling trailer was expected to be “open for business” this Friday but, according to the Benton County Solid Waste District, the opening date has been postponed.

WEEKLY DEVOTION

posted: 02/02/2011 1:40 a.m.

“The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” Psalm 119:130 (Read verses129-136 ) We live in a dark and sinful world in which the true and right way is so often clouded and hidden from sight.