Wednesday, November 27

Obituaries

posted: 11/27/2013 4:17 a.m.

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

Benton County 4-Hers receive honors

posted: 11/27/2013 3:57 a.m.

“Our Legend Lives On” was the theme of the Benton County 4-H Achievement Banquet which was held Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Benton County Fairgrounds Auditorium.

Teachers, students honored for Gravette school’s achievement

posted: 11/27/2013 3:57 a.m.

More than 50 faculty members at Gravette High School attended a called “staff” meeting following the dismissal of classes last Wednesday, but it was more than a staff meeting. The event was really a reception to compliment and honor the group of educators and other staff members to recognize their efforts in achieving recognition for the school.

Clements receives WIA award

posted: 11/27/2013 3:57 a.m.

Timothy Clements, senior at Decatur High School, was awarded the Diana Tucker Youth Award for 2013. He was honored with a trophy and a $250 monetary award.

Jacy Alsup is selected as an OSU Senior of Significance

posted: 11/27/2013 3:57 a.m.

Jacy Alsup, an agribusiness major from Gravette, was selected as an Oklahoma State University Senior of Signifi cance for the 2013-2014 academic year by the OSU Alumni Association.

Hometown Events

posted: 11/27/2013 3:57 a.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner Centerton will be hosting the First Annual Mayor’s Thanksgiving Dinner at Centerton City Hall, 290 Main Street, on Thursday, Nov. 28, from 1 until 3 p.m. The community is welcome to attend and is asked to bring a covered dish for all to enjoy. For further information or to donate, please contact Mayor Bill Edwards at 795-2750, ext.

Mayor Barber calls special meeting to resign council post

posted: 11/27/2013 3:57 a.m.

After taking his oath of office administered by Benton County Justice of the Peace Curtis Curry on Nov. 15 in Sulphur Springs City Hall, newly appointed Mayor Greg Barber announced his fi rst special council meeting on Nov.

Benton County officials OK bonuses for county employees

posted: 11/27/2013 3:57 a.m.

Benton County’s employees will receive Christmas bonuses this year, but the decision to approve the payments wasn’t made without debate.

Youth of the year announced at club banquet

posted: 11/27/2013 3:57 a.m.

Ethan Bailey, of Siloam Springs, and Logan Bates, of Gravette, were named the junior youth of the year at the Boys and Girls Club of Western Benton County’s annual banquet on Nov. 19.

Faulkenberry brothers made impact for Gentry

posted: 11/27/2013 3:57 a.m.

Jake and Stone Faulkenberry have formed a nice receiving tandem for Gentry this season, but the brothers took sharing to a different level when Gentry went up against Ozark.

Lady Panthers prove too much for Lady Lions

posted: 11/27/2013 3:57 a.m.

Tim Rippy couldn’t have asked for a better start to his coaching career as head girls’ basketball coach at Siloam Springs.

Bulldogs fall to Mission Warriors

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

The senior boys and girls traveled to Oaks, Okla., to play the Mission Warriors in basketball on Nov. 14.

Lions can’t keep pace with Panthers

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

Shortly after the lights went out at Gravette Gymnasium, the lights came on for the Siloam Springs boys basketball team.

Decatur FFA does well at fair

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

Decatur FFA had a very successful Arkansas State Fair, with four students from the Decatur School District attending the Arkansas State Fair: Alisun Watson, Wyatt Bingham, and Lacy Barrett and Paige Barrett.

Council changes inspection fees

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

The Decatur city council met in special session on Nov. 21 to discuss and vote on proposed city ordinance 13-07, which would change the cost of building inspections. Also under consideration was to formally allow Benton County to do the inspections for the city of Decatur.

School Board hears positive reports

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Decatur School Board on Nov. 19, Larry Ben, district superintendent, Deborah Coffer, high school principal, Jeff Gravette, Northside Elementary School principal, and Mitch Wilber, federal program administrator, all reported several items of good news for the district.

Christmas lighting, decorating contest now under way

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

Gentry Chamber of Commerce is holding a Christmas outside lighting and decorating contest for all residents and businesses within the Gentry School District.

Trash service announces schedule for the holidays

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

Republic Services, the company contracted by the city of Gentry for trash service, announced a schedule for holiday closures.

OCH receives HFAP accreditation

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette was awarded accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, an independent accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Holiday open house planned at museum

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

The Gravette Historical Museum, located in the old Kindley house at 501 Charlotte, S.E., in Gravette, will host a Holiday Open House from 6:30 until 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2.

FFA chapter participates in leadership event

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

On Monday, Nov. 4, 50 students from the Gravette FFA participated in a leadership workshop at Boling’s Barn in Gravette. Motivational speaker, Alan Johnson, greeted the FFA members as they got off the bus. Johnson, a self-proclaimed “Okie from Muskogee,” sang and spoke about his life experience as he motivated students throughout the day.

E.H. CLUB NEWS

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

Maysville E.H. met at the Community Building Thursday Nov 21st for an afternoon meeting with 13 members present.

HIWASSE NEWS

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. Jadco suffered a break-in Wednesday night with considerable loss of merchandise and heavy damage to the building.

Eagle Observer soliciting letters to Santa, artwork

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

WESTSIDE — The Eagle Observer will be printing a selection of children’s letters to Santa Claus in its Dec. 18 issue from among those submitted to the newspaper by Dec. 11.

Gentry crash damages seven vehicles, building

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

After apparently blacking out, John Clayton, 59, of Decatur, driving a truck pulling a trailer, caused damage to six other vehicles and a building in an accident which occurred on the afternoon of Nov. 17.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

I would like to express my appreciation to the students, choir, band, speakers, faculty and adult volunteers for the Veterans Day program at the Gravette High School.

Yes, my toilet paper is shrinking

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

I knew something looked different about it, but it was Mrs. Griz who apparently studied it longer and figured it out — our toilet paper is shrinking. No, it’s not shrinking in the length of individual sheets, and the advertisement still claims as many sheets per roll; but the width of each roll has diminished by about 3/8 of an inch.

Socks should come in threes

posted: 11/27/2013 3:56 a.m.

I wonder if those that sell things that come in pairs would consider packaging their products, instead, in sets of three.

Where were you on Nov. 22, 1963?

posted: 11/27/2013 3:55 a.m.

During recent weeks, culminating last Friday, newspapers and television networks have been filled with stories and programs about the event that occurred 50 years ago, a day that changed our lives — then and now.

We’ve got a lot to be thankful for, even if times are hard!

posted: 11/27/2013 3:55 a.m.

I will be so glad when we can actually put the bulls out to work. The good old boys are in constant disagreement with the new boys and they scuffl e around day and night.

Board gives staff bonuses

posted: 11/27/2013 3:55 a.m.

School board members, on Nov. 18, quickly approved a recommendation of Randy Barrett, school district superintendent, to give to each contracted full-time employee of the district a $1,000 bonus before the Christmas holiday.

WEEKLY DEVOTION: Have We Forgotten Our Maker?

posted: 11/27/2013 3:55 a.m.

As a nation and people, we have forgotten our Maker and we neglect to give Him the glory and praise due unto His name. And that is even evident on Thanksgiving Day as so many say they are thankful but fail to come and give thanks to the LORD (Jehovah) God of the Bible.

New scout troop holds drive

posted: 11/27/2013 3:55 a.m.

Gentry Girl Scouts are holding a toy and canned food drive until Dec. 11th to benefi t those in need over the holiday season.

Accused fugitive arrested

posted: 11/27/2013 3:55 a.m.

Police have located the woman they believe is responsible for crimes in Decatur and Gentry back in April.

Decatur students present bill which could become state law

posted: 11/27/2013 3:55 a.m.

The road to becoming a politician often begins at school. Students dreaming of a career in politics often run for class president as their first taste of the political arena. It is with this first experience that they learn how to mount a successful campaign, read election results and prepare acceptance speeches.

‘Light Up Gravette’ event set for Saturday

posted: 11/27/2013 3:55 a.m.

The annual “Light Up Gravette” event is set for this Saturday, Nov. 30. The event will begin at 10 a.m., when a Christmas craft fair will open at the Civic Center, 401 Charlotte St. S.E. For information on the craft display, which will continue through 2 p.m., call Tina Crose, 787-0510.

Council dissolves court

posted: 11/27/2013 3:55 a.m.

GRTerry King was approved unanimously as a new member of Gravette City Council and sworn in at the beginning of Thursday night’s meeting.

Board talks new school

posted: 11/27/2013 3:55 a.m.

Whether to build a new high school and move up other campuses to get the intermediate school into a newer facility adjacent to the other campuses or to build a new intermediate school facility was discussed by the Gentry School Board at its Nov.

Wednesday, November 20

Lion Pride Night set for this Friday

posted: 11/20/2013 4:29 a.m.

Gravette Lion Pride Night, which opens the home basketball season, will be held this Friday, Nov. 22, at the competition gymnasium, according to the Athletic Boosters.

Hometown Events

posted: 11/20/2013 1:34 a.m.

As a project to help fund the “Meals on Wheels” program of the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center, the center is taking orders for hot rolls for Thanksgiving.

Glenn Duffy releases honor rolls for first nine weeks

posted: 11/20/2013 1:34 a.m.

The A/B Honor Roll for the first nine weeks at Glenn Duffy Elementary School has been released by school administrators.

Decatur plans Christmas parade, festival on Dec. 5

posted: 11/20/2013 1:34 a.m.

Last year, Kansas City Southern Railroad brought its Christmas train to Decatur. There were plenty of lights, trees, presents, elves, reindeer and, of course, the jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus.

Olvera never gave up on the Gravette Lions

posted: 11/20/2013 1:34 a.m.

Michael Olvera laid in a hospital bed in the early morning hours of July 21. He was suffering from a broken neck, and cuts and abrasions over most of his upper body.

Pioneers lose battle in Star City face-off

posted: 11/20/2013 1:34 a.m.

The 2013 Pioneer football season came to a close Friday night in Star City in the opening round of the playoffs for Gentry.

Cheer squad wins first competition

posted: 11/20/2013 1:34 a.m.

Gentry Senior High Cheerleaders had their fi rst competition this past Saturday at Morrilton and took fi rst.

Basketball under way in Decatur

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

After weeks of practice and the end of football, it is time to take the court for some round-ball competition.

Lions overpowered, end season

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

Jaeger Sullins’ first start at quarterback ended with 10 points of offense and Valley View’s only loss of the regular season. The senior wouldn’t let it happen again.

Community Thanksgiving dinner planned

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

The annual free Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be served this Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Gravette High School Commons. Serving will be from noon to 2 p.m.

Reception set for bank retirees

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

Two longtime employees of Decatur State Bank are retiring this week and there will be a retirement celebration in their honor in the Decatur State Bank lobby on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. until noon.

Douglas to celebrate 90th

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

A reception will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Hiwasse Community Center to help Gene Douglas celebrate his 90th birthday.

Food pantry open, meeting needs

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

Share the Harvest Food Pantry (a ministry of Harvest Baptist Church in Gravette) is open and serving clients every Thursday afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m.

HIWASSE NEWS

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

A belated sympathy is extended to the Stidham family. I was late hearing of their loss.

Erase boards provide teaching opportunity

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

A tour of Siloam Springs Regional Hospital offered a teaching opportunity about patient communication for students at the University of Arkansas – Eleanor Mann School of Nursing.

SSRH receives accreditation, positive patient survey scores

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

Siloam Springs Regional Hospital (SSRH) earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission after a recent survey. The hospital also reported it received positive scores from a recent Hospital – Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey – a survey given to patients who received care at SSRH.

MAYSVILLE NEWS

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

We are sure having windy weather, blowing more limbs down in the yard.

Mayor, council members appointed in Sulphur

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

Out with the old and begin anew was the mood in Sulphur Springs’ City Hall Thursday evening.

Gravette announces Christmas Parade

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

“Light Up Gravette” is the theme of the annual Christmas parade which will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, according to Mayor Byron Warren and the staff at Gravette City Hall.

Christmas lighting, decorating contest planned

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

Gentry Chamber of Commerce will hold a Christmas outside lighting and decorating contest for all residents and businesses within the Gentry School District. The theme for the outside yard/parking lot/window display/field/home/building decorating contest is “Christmas” and participants are encouraged to be creative.

Gentry parade on Dec. 14

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

Gentry’s annual Christmas parade will be Saturday, Dec. 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Highfill applies for grant for fire station addition

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

A special hearing was held during Highfill’s Nov. 12 council meeting regarding the application for an Arkansas Community and Economic Development Program grant to add on to Highfi ll’s fire station.

Vaughn E.H. Club officers installed

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

Lavon Stark, of Gravette, president of the Benton County Extension Homemakers, recently installed offi cers for the Vaughn Extension Homemakers and helped them plan out the new year. Officers are: Dorothy Coonfi eld, president; Chick Reid, vice president ; Jerrese Fancher, secretary; and Geraldine Carpenter, treasurer.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

Editor, I had a small brush fire Sunday afternoon near my house on Stagecoach Road. I want to thank our wonderful and professional fire department.

It’s hog killing time, but I’m glad I have none to kill

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

This is hog killing time, and I sure am glad I don’t have any to kill!

Fall doesn’t have to be a stressful time

posted: 11/20/2013 1:33 a.m.

Most of the leaves have fallen from the trees and the front yard is covered with a crisp, crunchy carpet of maple leaves. The pecan tree out by the shop has also shed most of its leaves, making it more difficult to find the fallen nuts.

Growing old has remedy

posted: 11/20/2013 1:32 a.m.

Much is written about aging, mostly how to keep your mind alert, diet and exercise. But in the real world, aging means strokes, heart attacks, cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, nursing homes and the list goes on.

‘Love Lights a Tree’ begins

posted: 11/20/2013 1:32 a.m.

Fundraising has begun for the annual Love Lights a Tree celebration in Gravette.

WEEKLY DEVOTION: ‘Enter in at the strait gate....’

posted: 11/20/2013 1:32 a.m.

“Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” Luke 13:24 (Read v. 23-30 )

Decatur council approves 2014 budget

posted: 11/20/2013 1:32 a.m.

The proposed 2014 city budget was the main topic when the Decatur City Council met in open session on Nov. 12 in the council chamber room of city hall. Mayor Charles Linam and City Clerk Kim Wilkins presented the budget to the city council for approval.

School board split on new elementary school in Bella Vista

posted: 11/20/2013 1:32 a.m.

Two motions, involving new construction projects for the Gravette school system, failed to move forward during a meeting of the school board last Monday evening. A third motion involving the projects gained approval.

Highfill hires parttime chief of police

posted: 11/20/2013 1:32 a.m.

Rather than hiring a full-time chief, Highfi ll’s mayor, Stacy Digby, along with Councilman Chris Holland, suggested at Highfill’s Nov. 12 council meeting, hiring an experienced part-time chief who would assist in hiring and training a full-time sergeant who could then be promoted to chief.

Wednesday, November 13

Upper Elementary releases first-quarter honor rolls

posted: 11/13/2013 1:52 a.m.

The honor roll for the first quarter at Gravette Upper Elementary School has been released by school administrators.

Northside presents honor awards at special ceremony

posted: 11/13/2013 1:52 a.m.

Northside Elementary in Decatur released the fi rst quarter honor roll for the 2013-14 school year. The students received their awards during a school assembly on Oct. 24.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT GRAVETTE PAC

posted: 11/13/2013 1:52 a.m.

Events scheduled at the Gravette Schools Performing Arts Center for the remainder of the current school year, issued by the PAC governing committee, include the following. Any unexpected changes may be verified by contacting the high school office, 787-4180.

Gravette High School releases fall honor rolls

posted: 11/13/2013 1:52 a.m.

The honor roll for the first quarter at Gravette High School has been released by school administrators. Students on the honor roll include the following: Ninth Grade A Zoe Betz, Robin Davis, Hunter Graham, Dylan Gruver, Matthew Hubbard, Eden Krewson, Erika Krewson, Bridgette Noland, Audrey Parsons, Trey Saunders, Lindsey Sharp, Dalton Vanderpool, Micah Wallace.

Students learn bus safety through art

posted: 11/13/2013 1:52 a.m.

With school in full swing, it is sometimes hard for motorists to remember the rules when approaching a stopped school bus.

Hometown Events

posted: 11/13/2013 1:52 a.m.

Revival at First Baptist Church in Gentry will continue through Wednesday, Nov. 13. The fi nal service will be held at the church at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with preaching by internationally known evangelist Eric W. Ramsey from Van Buren (info at http://www.tcwm).

Springtown’s council hears updates on issues

posted: 11/13/2013 1:52 a.m.

The town council met on Friday, with the following action taken, according to draft minutes.

Decatur finishes season with loss, next year shows promise

posted: 11/13/2013 1:52 a.m.

It has been a tough season for both the senior and junior high Decatur Bulldogs football teams. For the varsity team, the trip to Magazine ended with a loss to the Leftwich Rattlers 28 to 8 in the final game of the season.

Lions fall to Tigers in season finale

posted: 11/13/2013 1:52 a.m.

The Lions came up short in the season finale between the Lions and the unbeaten Prairie Grove Tigers, falling 28-7 in the 4A-1 Conference battle held in Lions Stadium on Friday night.

Gentry Public Schools 2013-14 Annual Report to the Public

posted: 11/13/2013 1:52 a.m.

Gentry Public Schools held its Annual Report to the Public on Monday, September 23, 2013, in the Gentry High School Library. Presentations were made by Dr. Randy C. Barrett, Superintendent and Judy Winslett, Federal Programs Coordinator.

Early release planned in Gentry on Friday

posted: 11/13/2013 1:52 a.m.

The Pioneers won their play-off game against Ozark last Friday, so they will advance to play the Star City Bulldogs at 7 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 15, at Star City. School will release early, according to the established early release schedule as listed below, to allow students, teachers, parents and fans to travel in support of their team.

Police arrest sex offender

posted: 11/13/2013 1:52 a.m.

Police arrested Shelton Lane Hance, 19, for failing to comply with registration and reporting requirements for a sex offender and for living near a school or public park.

Gentry police are still seeking leads in burglary case

posted: 11/13/2013 1:52 a.m.

Police are still seeking leads in a burglary and theft which took place at Cherokee Auto Sales and Frankie’s Garage sometime on the weekend just prior to Sept. 30.

Line dance night planned

posted: 11/13/2013 1:52 a.m.

Christian Rhythms Dance Studio, on Main Street in Gravette, has announced it will be holding a family line dance night from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Proposed budget includes pay raise

posted: 11/13/2013 1:52 a.m.

While it will yet undergo careful review by the council, with changes possible, Mayor Kevin Johnston submitted a proposed 2014 budget to the council at its Nov. 4 meeting which includes a 2 percent pay increase for city employees.

New Lions Club works to beautify Gravette

posted: 11/13/2013 1:51 a.m.

Members of the newly formed Gravette Lions Club participated in a community beautification project at Centennial Park in Gravette during the late morning hours Saturday, Oct. 26. President and Gravette mayor Byron Warren led the group of five members and one local volunteer as they worked on the flowerbeds and shrubbery.

Vets honored at Gentry Senior Center

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Area veterans were honored Friday at Gentry’s Senior Activity Center for their service to their country in the armed forces.

Area veterans honored at Gravette schools

posted: 11/13/2013 1:51 a.m.

A dozen veterans were recognized at the Gravette High School Veterans’ Assembly held Monday morning in the Performing Arts Center.

MAYSVILLE NEWS

posted: 11/13/2013 1:51 a.m.

Guess we got the frost we needed to get the leaves to fall. My yard looks terrible. I’ll be glad to see them mowed up and be ready for the winter.

‘Goat Trail’ made for memorable hike

posted: 11/13/2013 1:51 a.m.

If I had to pick my happy time and place, I suppose it would be on a hiking trail meandering through the woods on a beautiful fall day somewhere right here in our corner of the natural state. There is no finer way to enjoy the last splash of autumn color than to walk in the midst of it.

HIWASSE NEWS

posted: 11/13/2013 1:51 a.m.

Maxine Holloway spent some time in Garfield last week visiting her daughter, Carolyn Taylor, and family.

Can I add orthopedic surgeon to my resume?

posted: 11/13/2013 1:51 a.m.

The repair jobs Mrs. Griz brings me to do for her (from the medical schools she manages) sometimes surprise even me, and it seems all the experiences are preparing me for some extra work in my retirement years, should I have to retire someday.

Choose your occasions to ‘hooraw’ carefully

posted: 11/13/2013 1:51 a.m.

We are a beef raising family, not the Old West cowboys ; but we are into the business of handling rogue cows, unhappy bulls and hauling off dead carcasses.

This ‘Cuff headed in new direction

posted: 11/13/2013 1:51 a.m.

This week the old ‘cuff is headed in a different direction. ‘bout time, they say, so figured it is time. There won’t be much ranting and raving, no comments on the weather, no complaints about the price of gas or griping about deer munching on the veggies.

GUEST OPINION BY LARRY BURGE

posted: 11/13/2013 1:51 a.m.

The Arkansas Municipal League Guidebook encourages council members in Arkansas’ towns to learn how best to adopt bylaws, make motions, design ordinances and approve resolutions by the use of objective, fair language. Council members are urged to learn how to make these rules clear so a town’s residents might have the chance to understand what they must do to avoid breaking a law.

WEEKLY DEVOTION

posted: 11/13/2013 1:51 a.m.

Why would God permit such a terrible thing as the super typhoon which struck the Philippines and took so many lives? Were the people there worse sinners than others? And what of other disasters and deaths which fill the news locally and abroad?

County officials to review wish lists

posted: 11/13/2013 1:51 a.m.

Having approved Christmas bonuses for employees, Benton County’s justices of the peace will now consider the annual wish list of capital requests from department heads for the 2014 budget.

Pond work is complete

posted: 11/13/2013 1:51 a.m.

Clear, cool water was flowing from a spring along Dawn Hill East Road and into the new pond at the Flint Creek Nature Area on Thursday. And the pond was full, with excess water flowing down a manmade flume and into Flint Creek. The reflected images of trees, in fall colors, could be seen on the glassy water.

Womack offers challenge to history classes

posted: 11/13/2013 1:51 a.m.

Arkansas Congressman Steve Womack challenged history class students at Gravette High School on Nov. 6 with a five-point plan to achieve not only success but also satisfaction in their lives, now and in the future.

OBITUARIES

posted: 11/13/2013 1:47 a.m.

Lois L. Brown, age 80, of Aubrey, Texas, formerly of Coffeyville, Kan. and Bella Vista, Ark., died suddenly, but peacefully on Nov. 4, 2013, in McKinney, Texas. Born July 19, 1933, in Kit Carson, Col., she was the daughter of Amos C. and Juanita (Stair) Kolb.

Wednesday, November 6

OBITUARIES

posted: 11/06/2013 1:44 a.m.

Col. Harvey Wendell Gillette, 92, died Oct. 25, 2013, at his residence in Bella Vista, Ark. He was born Dec. 4, 1920, in Eau Claire, Wis., to Cecil and Josephine Olson Gillette.

McKee Foods to hold America Recycles Day

posted: 11/06/2013 12:11 a.m.

McKee Foods is inviting area residents to take part in the second annual America Recycles Day, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, and 6 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 15, by bringing electronics, paper items and even used tires to the back of the Little Debbie Bakery Store for recycling.

Hometown Events

posted: 11/06/2013 12:11 a.m.

American Legion Post 25 in Gravette will post the Avenue of Flags in Hillcrest Cemtery in observance of Veteran’s Day. The flags will be raised Monday, Nov. 11, at 8 a.m., and will be lowered at 5 p.m. that same day.

MAYSVILLE NEWS

posted: 11/06/2013 12:11 a.m.

The fall council for the county E.H. Clubs was held on Friday at the Southside Church of Christ in Rogers. There were five from the Maysville club who attended, Orpha Wardlaw, Berti Ray, Bert Ballmann, Katherine Tucker and Melinda Crawley.

Community Physicians Group celebrates 15 years

posted: 11/06/2013 12:11 a.m.

The Community Physicians Group was formed Nov. 1, 1998, by a group of independent clinics to provide quality healthcare for the area’s growing population. Fifteen years later, that small group has grown to having 30 providers in nine clinics with 177 employees in Northeast Oklahoma (Westville, Kansas, Chouteau, Locust Grove, Jay and Grove) and Northwest Arkansas (Siloam Springs and Gentry).

Robinson signs to play in 2015 at Lyon College

posted: 11/06/2013 12:11 a.m.

The Lyon College football program picked up its first running back of the Class of 2015 when Scots’ head coach, Kirk Kelley, announced the signing of Gravette High School fullback and nose guard, Cody Robinson.

Pioneers overcome by Tigers

posted: 11/06/2013 12:11 a.m.

Prairie Grove was on a mission to run the football Friday night at a muddy Pioneer Stadium.

Lions pounce on Bobcats

posted: 11/06/2013 12:11 a.m.

The Berryville Bobcats didn’t stand a chance against the Lions on Friday, even with their home-field advantage. The Lions out scored the Bobcats in all but one quarter and brought home a decisive 30-12 victory.

Eagles shut out varsity Bulldogs

posted: 11/06/2013 12:11 a.m.

The Decatur High School Bulldogs traveled to Fort Smith to take on the Union Christian Eagles on Nov. 1. The set of problems that plagued the Bulldogs all season traveled with them as they were defeated by the Eagles, 42 to 0.

GRAVETTE HOSPITAL OLE TIMERS NEWS

posted: 11/06/2013 12:11 a.m.

The Ole Timers from the Gravette Hospital met on Thursday, Oct. 24, at The Gallery in Decatur, for supper and visiting. Our next get-together will be on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m., at The Gallery.

Reflecting on the bad and good

posted: 11/06/2013 12:11 a.m.

It seems like every day brings a new crisis in our nation’s capitol. Since the Benghazi massacre, which just won’t go away, we’ve had the nation shut down, our parks closed, the veterans denied visits to their memorial and, to top it off, the national debt fiasco.

November is here with changes

posted: 11/06/2013 12:11 a.m.

November is here and the end of daylight savings time last Sunday brings darkness an hour earlier each evening. There’s a chill in the air, so we don’t mind cutting short our outdoor activities and gathering near the stove for an early supper.

I’m stocking and foraging for a long, cold winter

posted: 11/06/2013 12:10 a.m.

Pumpkins are everywhere a feller looks around headquarters. I suppose the old superstitions about the evil day of Oct. 31 are long gone. Now days, all the little ghosts have smiley faces and the pirates are much smaller and already growing mustaches!

GUEST OPINION

posted: 11/06/2013 12:10 a.m.

A city’s government for the people works as well as its elected and appointed officials managing their city. Officials direct a city by their actions.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: No reason why wolves couldn’t be here

posted: 11/06/2013 12:10 a.m.

Hi, just read your piece on wolves in Arkansas last year. I was driving down Highway 10 south of Perryville today and am pretty sure I saw a wolf.

Subtle differences in doctrine can make a world of difference

posted: 11/06/2013 12:10 a.m.

“What does it really matter, anyway?” is the response I sometimes hear when I discuss subtle differences in doctrine held by Christian churches, but today I’m going to address some subtle differences which just could make all the difference in the world.

BENEFIT FUND RAISER

posted: 11/06/2013 12:10 a.m.

A special fund raiser will be held in support of the Pee Wee Big Black team from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Gravette Civic Center.

Programs planned to honor veterans

posted: 11/06/2013 12:10 a.m.

Gravette area veterans will be honored during two programs at Gravette schools on Veterans’ Day next Monday, Nov. 11. The Gravette High School Student Council extends an invitation to all veterans and their spouses to attend an all-high school assembly at 9 a.m.

WEEKLY DEVOTION

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Sad to say, the people of this world do not see and understand what life is all about. Instead of seeking to honor the God who created them and gave them life, they flatter themselves in their own eyes, and lie and deceive to cover their own sinfulness.

Maysville Fire Dept. to hold fund raiser on Nov. 23rd

posted: 11/06/2013 12:10 a.m.

The Maysville Volunteer Fire Dept. will host its annual chili supper and pie auction on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the fire station.

Scheduled Gentry water, sewer increase approved by council

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Council members unanimously approved a water rate increase to cover the costs of operating and approved the purchase of a new police car at their Monday night meeting.

Decatur schools readying for Internet testing, instruction

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Topping the agenda of the Decatur School Board meeting on Oct. 21 was the district superintendent’s annual report to the public, presented by Larry Ben, on the broadband Internet use in the school system.

County, state offices find new home

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A good crowd braved a rainy Wednesday afternoon last week to attend the open house of the Benton County Assessor and Collector and State Revenue offices in their new location at 901 First Avenue S.W. in Gravette.

Gravette council member resigns

posted: 11/06/2013 12:10 a.m.

James Denver, who has served as a member of the Gravette City Council for several years, submitted his resignation in a letter dated Oct. 25. Gravette Mayor Byron Warren accepted the resignation later that day, according to Tracy Sewell, city business director.