Wednesday, October 30

Gravette fills council post

posted: 10/30/2013 3:10 a.m.

Amy Rambadt was sworn in as a new member of the Gravette City Council at its meeting Thursday night. She replaces Larry Stidham, alderman for Ward 2, Seat 2, who recently resigned.

Flu vaccines to be offered at OCH clinic next week

posted: 10/30/2013 3:09 a.m.

A flu vaccine clinic to serve people in Gravette and the surrounding area will be held at Ozarks Community Hospital Gravette Clinic on the following dates: Friday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

New park dedicated to memory of Royce Johnson

posted: 10/30/2013 3:07 a.m.

An old adage says, “The mark of a man is in the legacy he leaves behind.” This is certainly true of the man whose name was given to Decatur’s newest park, The Royce Johnson Memorial Park.

Ribbon to be cut Friday at PAC

posted: 10/30/2013 3:05 a.m.

A ribbon cutting at the new Pioneer Activities Complex has been set for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, culminating plans which were put before the voters more than a year ago when 178 voters in the Gentry School District cast their ballots in the annual school election and 120 of those voters approved restructuring bonds to fund the project.

WEEKLY DEVOTION: In what truth does faith rest?

posted: 10/30/2013 3:04 a.m.

The Gospel message which was proclaimed to us and the Gospel message we proclaim to all the world is “that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them.” Jesus paid in full for the sins of all the world and God, as a result, no longer holds our sins against us.


posted: 10/30/2013 3:02 a.m.

All city officials should “become familiar with their duties and responsibilities,” as suggested by and discussed in the Guidebook for Municipal Officials of Mayor/Council Cities, Revised May 2013 edition. This guidebook supplies a summary and overview of Arkansas laws which regulate how mayors and council members run the people’s business.

What should a feller do when a cow gets old?

posted: 10/30/2013 3:01 a.m.

We gathered the bunch of cattle in the southwest pasture and sorted out a couple of old cows. I knew the old hides from birth and they have both been good producers and raised good, big calves.

What did kids do on Halloween back when you were young?

posted: 10/30/2013 2:59 a.m.

Since I’m starting to show my age and gave up on trick-or-treating quite a few years back, my kids and grand-kids have asked me: “What did kids do on Halloween when you were young?” “Halloween has been around a long time,” I told them, “only it wasn’t called Halloween at first. I’ll tell you about it.

Just taking a drive can create pleasant memories

posted: 10/30/2013 2:57 a.m.

When I was a kid, my dad would sometimes take a notion to load us up after church and go for a Sunday “drive.” This happened more often during the months that ushered in the changes of seasons, especially spring or fall, but it might happen when the roads had fi nally cleared after a winter snow had kept us at home for a while.


posted: 10/30/2013 2:56 a.m.

Thursday is Halloween. If you are out driving around, be sure to look out for the little goblins. Keep them safe.

Gentry chamber announces trick or treat event parade

posted: 10/30/2013 2:55 a.m.

Gentry’s chamber of commerce announced dates and times for annual events held in the city: Trick or Treat on Main The annual Trick or Treat on Main Street will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Halloween, Oct. 31.

Board reorganizes for new year

posted: 10/30/2013 2:53 a.m.

After reorganizing for the upcoming year, the Gravette School Board, on Tuesday evening, heard various reports including enrollment figures, an annual district report and school board goals. A calendar of events for the Performing Arts Center was also distributed and a school choice/transfer report was presented.

Halloween Festival to be held at OCH

posted: 10/30/2013 2:53 a.m.

Ozarks Community Hospital in Gravette announces its annual free Halloween Festival for all the young children in the community will be held on Halloween evening, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Gentry wins big at homecoming

posted: 10/30/2013 2:46 a.m.

Gentry coach Brian Little believes a balanced offense can only bring good results for his team. On Friday, the Pioneers proved his belief correct with a 34-12 win against the Berryville Bobcats.

Decatur’s hopes of making it to playoffs dashed by Hector

posted: 10/30/2013 2:39 a.m.

In their final home appearance on Friday, the Decatur Bulldogs, at times, looked like they were in focus as they played the Hector Wildcats (7-1 ) at Bulldog Stadium. But it was not to be. They lost, 45 to 13.

Lady Pioneers fall to Lady Lions

posted: 10/30/2013 2:37 a.m.

Driving state highway across Northwest Arkansas in Benton County, motorists may encounter Pioneers and Lions, the mascots of Arkansas 59 rivals, Gentry and Gravette, respectively.

Pea Ridge overpowers Gravette

posted: 10/30/2013 2:32 a.m.

Pea Ridge owned the number one seed coming into last week’s District 1-4 A volleyball tournament at Farmington. On Oct. 22, the Lady Blackhawks dismantled Gravette, 25-20, 25-9 and 25-21 in the semifinal. Game one was tied seven times, the last coming at 17-all on Tori Key’s kill for Gravette.

Two attend 4-H Dairy Conference in Wisconsin

posted: 10/30/2013 2:27 a.m.

Two members of Benton County 4-H clubs recently attended the National 4-H Dairy Conference held on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison.

Hometown Events

posted: 10/30/2013 2:23 a.m.

Baptist Church, located at 307 Fourth Ave., S.E., in Gravette, is inviting children in grades five and under, along with their families, to its annual Family Fall Festival from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


posted: 10/30/2013 1:24 a.m.

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone that has had a hand in the planning, organization, and execution of the many charitable events on behalf of our family over the last few weeks. We would also like to thank each and every one that was able to donate on our behalf in some capacity as well.

Tuesday, October 29

Wolves prove too much for Lions in play at Lincoln

posted: 10/29/2013 11:42 p.m.

Lincoln tied a school record Friday with its seventh victory of the season.

Tuesday, October 22

Haz-Mat training held

posted: 10/22/2013 11:58 p.m.

Learning how fire departments would respond in real time to a hazardous materials call was part of the goal of a hazardous materials training exercise held in Gentry on Oct. 10.

Quilt show winners announced

posted: 10/22/2013 11:58 p.m.

The judging is done and the results are in. Winning quilters’ names have been released for the annual Gentry Quilt Show which was held from Oct. 11 through 18 at the McKee Community Room in the Gentry Public Library. Winning best of show was Sue Etris of Decatur. She also was the viewer’s choice winner in this year’s show.

Bulldogs torn by Wolverines, but JV team picks up big win

posted: 10/22/2013 11:58 p.m.

The Decatur Bulldogs varsity team traveled to Havana on Oct. 18 to play the Western Yell County Wolverines and were defeated, 26 to 13, in the conference game.

It rained and it poured on Pioneers’ hopes

posted: 10/22/2013 11:58 p.m.

Tyler Cummings caught the opening kickoff, saw a seam he liked and bolted down the middle of the field before he was grabbed by his facemask near midfield.

Lions fall short when Cardinals go to air

posted: 10/22/2013 11:58 p.m.

Playing in a steady rain throughout the game Friday, Farmington stayed on the ground out of necessity until it had to go to the air.

Lady Pioneers finish season with sweep of Prairie Grove Lady Tigers

posted: 10/22/2013 11:58 p.m.

Gentry defeated Prairie Grove in straight sets, 25-23, 25-13 and 25-21, on Thursday to pick up a fi nal conference win and secure the fifth spot going into the district tourney.

Offices are moving

posted: 10/22/2013 11:58 p.m.

The County Assessor and Collector and Arkansas State Revenue offices will be in their new location in Gravette on Monday, Oct. 28. Presently located on Main Street in Gravette, the offices will be in the new mini-strip-mall south in Gravette on Highway 59.

Applicants sought for Sulphur posts

posted: 10/22/2013 11:58 p.m.

During a special session of Sulphur’s City Council on Oct. 17, members accepted, with a unanimous vote, the resignations of former Mayor Simon, Councilman Bill Medley and Councilwoman Deborah Medley. Positions now open for qualified persons include the office of mayor and council posts for Ward 2, Positions 1 and 2, and Ward 3, Position 1.

Gravette PD offers safe drug disposal

posted: 10/22/2013 11:58 p.m.

Persons who live in Gravette and northwest Benton County who have unwanted or outdated medicines may dispose of them Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Gravette police station.

Gravette Planning Commission has opening

posted: 10/22/2013 11:58 p.m.

The Gravette Planning Commission has a vacancy for a new member who lives within Gravette city limits. The commission is seeking an individual who would like to be a part of future planning for the city.

Schools host multicultural festival

posted: 10/22/2013 11:58 p.m.

Almost 400 people attended the Gravette High and Middle Schools’ International Festival held last Monday at the GHS Performing Arts Center. Meghan Walker, English as a second language coordinator for Gravette Schools, planned the festival which included a potluck dinner following the eclectic program.

Council approves lease

posted: 10/22/2013 11:58 p.m.

Decatur City Council met Oct. 14, approved a lease arrangement and other procedural ordinances.

Gentry School Board hires aides

posted: 10/22/2013 11:58 p.m.

Gentry School Board members officially reorganized at their Oct. 14 meeting following the re-election of Randall Bolinger and David Williamson to the board in September.


posted: 10/22/2013 11:58 p.m.

We received some more welcome rain and cooler temperatures this week. I suppose a frost will be next but, so what, it’s almost November.


posted: 10/22/2013 11:57 p.m.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Skylar Carrier. Skylar and Tasha Merrill were married Sunday afternoon in a beautiful outdoor ceremony.

Bikes, Blues and Bombers brings back WWII planes

posted: 10/22/2013 11:57 p.m.

With the four R-3350 engines at full throttle, the B-29 roared down the runway and lifted off in front of an enthusiastic air-show crowd. The Superfortress was skyward once more.

Are we good or evil?

posted: 10/22/2013 11:57 p.m.

How one views human nature may seem an insignificant matter to most, but it is of monumental significance in so many areas of life. Basically, the question boils down to this: Is man basically good with evil being the occasional exception? Or is man basically evil with even his best works tainted by evil intention?


posted: 10/22/2013 11:57 p.m.

A game played fair must have set rules. Rules govern how people play a game.

I want to live for those times

posted: 10/22/2013 11:57 p.m.

This is a fine time of the year. It is cooling down but not yet cold, and maybe the grass will slow down growing but it is still green.

Columbus Day is a day worthy of remembrance

posted: 10/22/2013 11:57 p.m.

October is the time to commemorate many historical events, such as the Chicago fire (Oct. 8, 1871) and the collapse of the stock market (Oct. 29, 1929).

Homecoming celebration set

posted: 10/22/2013 11:57 p.m.

Victory Missionary Baptist Church in Gentry will have a Homecoming Celebration Sunday, Oct. 27, starting at 10 a.m. All former pastors and members are especially invited to attend. All will share in a potluck lunch served following the service.


posted: 10/22/2013 11:57 p.m.

In the Oct. 2 issue of the Eagle Observer, it states that Steve Holland provided the Sulphur Springs venue for the Tim Buck Three Jamboree at no charge. According to Jim LeMasters, that is not correct.

WEEKLY DEVOTION: Run the race set before you

posted: 10/22/2013 11:57 p.m.

Have you stopped to consider all that those before us suffered as followers of Jesus?

Maysville’s quilt show set Oct. 26

posted: 10/22/2013 11:57 p.m.

The ladies of the Maysville Bible Church are sponsoring a “Legacy of Love” quilt show on Saturday, Oct. 26. The display, which will feature more than 50 quilts, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the church, located at the corner of Arkansas Highway 72 and Cunningham, in Maysville. No admission will be charged, and area quilt lovers are invited to attend.


posted: 10/22/2013 11:57 p.m.

Ruby Hight Ruby Pruitt Roberts Hight, 91, of Hiwasse, died Oct. 14, 2013, at Circle of Life Hospice Home at Legacy Village in Bentonville.


posted: 10/22/2013 11:57 p.m.

Kenneth L. Jarvis, 60, of Southwest City, Mo., was killed early Oct. 17 when his pickup hit a cow laying in the roadway on Highway 43, two miles north of Southwest City, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Decatur to re-open its train station museum

posted: 10/22/2013 11:57 p.m.

With the westward expansion of the railroads in the late 1800s and early 1900s, cities, small and large, grew along its tracks. The railroad was a virtual avenue for commerce across the United States.

Jury sets compensation for Safari lands condemned by SWEPCO

posted: 10/22/2013 11:57 p.m.

A jury found Friday that the owners of the Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari should receive $87,539 for a portion of their land condemned by a utility company.

Kindley watch returned home

posted: 10/22/2013 11:57 p.m.

A gold watch, which Gravette citizens presented their “aviator warrior,” Capt. Field E. Kindley, in January of 1920, has been returned to Gravette.

Tuesday, October 15

Band student honored

posted: 10/15/2013 10:25 p.m.

Justin Hazard, a student at Gentry High School has been selected as a member of the 2013 All-National Honor Concert Band sponsored by the National Association for Music Education. Hazard will join more than 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the United States to perform at a gala concert on Oct 30, 2013, in Nashville.

Committee of the Whole hears reports

posted: 10/15/2013 10:25 p.m.

Carmen Moore and Roy Perrine were sworn in as new library commission members at the beginning of the Oct. 10 Committee of the Whole meeting City recorder Mike von Ree presided in the absence of the mayor.

Remembering Sue Stumbo

posted: 10/15/2013 10:24 p.m.

Sue Stumbo of Gravette lived a long life — 96 years! She was such a part of our family, I just had to write a column about her. To say that Sue was a friend of our family is an understatement. From the time we moved to Gravette in 1951, Mom and Sue became fast friends. Sue sort of adopted us kids, but Sis Gay was probably her favorite, maybe because Gay spent so much time with her. Gay said she remembered Sue never driving over 45 miles an hour. Sue said that was fast enough for anyone to drive. I remember Sue cooking enormous amounts of gourmet food for holidays. We were always invited. In 1940, Fred and Sue moved from Oklahoma and bought the beautiful valley called Nebo, next to Old Town Park. There was a two-pump gas station with an overhang and a one room small rock building on the property. Fred tore down the overhang, and as more of the rock building began to show, he decided to demolish it. Sue ran out saying, “Stop, don’t tear it down!” Fred said, “What do you want it for?” Sue answered, “I don’t know

Freedom requires responsibility

posted: 10/15/2013 10:23 p.m.

With freedom comes responsibility, and the irresponsible use of freedoms leads to their loss. We Americans, through the God-given wisdom of our forefathers, have been greatly blessed with a Constitution and Bill of Rights which guarantee to us certain freedoms and protect us from the tendency of government to encroach upon such liberties. But with such freedom also comes responsibility. We are not free from responsibility but ought to use freedom responsibly. Though modern history texts say little about it, our forefathers wrote our Constitution for a people with ethical values and principles based on the Christian Bible and the Ten Commandments. The ethical and responsible use of freedom is assumed. Apart from that Judeo-Christian foundation, the freedoms promised have become subject to great abuse with people seeking to be free from all moral responsibility. And, as we are seeing more and more in our day, the irresponsible use of our freedoms is leading to their loss. In fact, if the people cannot exercise

Safari is not closing

posted: 10/15/2013 10:22 p.m.

Thank you, Peter Main, I have met Peter Main on several occasions (even shaking his hand), and I think he is probably a good person with a lot of common sense.

I know my place but the times are unsettling

posted: 10/15/2013 10:21 p.m.

We worked the big bunch of cows under the roof last week! The covered area is wonderful and all the planning was pretty good, but we need to make some adjustments on some little stuff.

Trail organization has much to offer

posted: 10/15/2013 10:21 p.m.

Although I could think of plenty of other things I needed to do, I decided instead to join Earl in traveling to Fayetteville on Sunday evening to attend the Ozark Highland Trail Association monthly gathering.

Museum is valuable asset to city

posted: 10/15/2013 10:19 p.m.

I want to publicly thank my fellow Commission members of the Gravette Historical Museum for their commitment to the preservation of the history of our community.

Gentry student has photos published in NYT ‘ Lens’

posted: 10/15/2013 10:19 p.m.

When “Lens,” a New York Times photography blog, looked to teenagers across America to help them create a 21st Century portrait of America, one young Gentry photographer responded. “Juan Perez Bejar entered a contest through the New York Times called ‘My Home Town.’ It was a project for students to show their home towns,” said Terrie Metz, assistant principal at Gentry High School. “JJ’s (Juan’s ) pictures were selected. There were 3,000 entries and only 145 made it.” JJ’s photos of Gentry were published in “Lens” and will be archived at the Library of Congress. They may be viewed at: http:// projects /2013/lens-my-hometown / ?state=AR&page=1. According to the New York Times blog, they were looking to high school students “to help create a 21st century portrait of America, turning their cameras on their neighborhoods, families, friends and schools.” “We are hoping the project will allow young people from bustling cities, Rust Belt towns and rural outposts to capture their communities

IT costs discussed

posted: 10/15/2013 10:18 p.m.

With only three of its six council members present, Highfi ll’s council had a short agenda for its Oct. 8 meeting at city hall, passing an ordinance to set the city’s millage rate and the usual resolution to transfer excess sales tax revenue from the water improvement fund to the general fund.

Gravette food pantry moved to new location

posted: 10/15/2013 10:17 p.m.

The food pantry in Gravette, which has been located at 303 Third Ave. S.W., has moved and changed its name. Formerly known as “Feed My Sheep,” the pantry is now known as “Share the Harvest Food Pantry” and is located within the Harvest Baptist Church, two miles south of Gravette at 11036 N. Hwy. 59.

WEEKLY DEVOTION Reconcile now, before it is too late!

posted: 10/15/2013 10:17 p.m.

“Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; fi rst be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.” Matthew 5:23-26 Since the commandment against murder not only forbids the unjust taking of human life, but also forbids us to do or say anything which would unjustly cause hurt or harm to another, Jesus points out that true worship and service toward God is not just to come before Him with our worship and our gifts, or even with empty words of repentance. Rather, God would have us fi rst make right the wrongs we have done to others and be reconciled with them. If we are

HighFill’s police chief resigns over old sign incident

posted: 10/15/2013 10:16 p.m.

A Highfi ll police officer was suspended and the police chief resigned over a Pea Ridge population sign worth about $100. The sign went missing about 2½ years ago. Officer Jeremy Wall was suspended after a Benton County Sheriff’s Offi ce investigation last month showed he went into another man’s garage and took a sign which he then had returned to Pea Ridge. The sign had been found by a teen years earlier and wasn’t stolen, according to the Sheriff ’s Office incident report. The men who had the sign say officers shouldn’t have taken it without a warrant or permission.

Council approves full-time SRO in Gentry’s schools

posted: 10/15/2013 10:12 p.m.

Council members approved resolutions to allow for a full-time school resource officer and to approve the city’s millage rates for 2013 and adopted ordinances dealing with rental fees for ball fields and pavilions in the city parks and establishing the existing practice of allowing the court clerk to collect fi nes for the city.


posted: 10/15/2013 10:11 p.m.

The $25 winner for week 6 is Steve Fullmer of Gravette. He was one of three who picked 5 of the 6 games correctly and his name was drawn.

McCollum Park dedicated in Decatur

posted: 10/15/2013 10:11 p.m.

A community is only as good as its leadership and the citizens that serve it. Like many of the communities in this area, Decatur owes its continued existence to several individuals who helped to keep the community strong and healthy.

Sulphur Springs’ mayor resigns one more time

posted: 10/15/2013 10:04 p.m.

In possibly the shortest city council meeting in Sulphur Springs’ history, the mayor read resignation letters from two council members and then resigned himself.

Wednesday, October 9

SWEPCO gives an answer to Safari’s many supporters

posted: 10/09/2013 2 a.m.

While support grows for Gentry’s Wild Wilderness Drive-through Safari in its battle with Southwestern Electric Power Co. over payment for an easement the utility company is taking from the Safari by eminent domain, which crosses a corner of the drive-through portion of the Safari, there is another side of the issue which is not receiving as much publicity and which fair-minded individuals may also wish to consider.

Walmart donation to be used for Decatur soccer fields

posted: 10/09/2013 2 a.m.

On Oct. 1, the Decatur High School athletic department got a healthy fi nancial boost from Walmart’s transportation office in the form of a check for $4,376.81. The Bentonvillebased transportation offi ce #6801 made the donation to the school as part of their Private Fleet truck drivers safety program.

Trail planning group seeks input in Gentry

posted: 10/09/2013 2 a.m.

The Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission is preparing Northwest Arkansas’ Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Essential to the development of the plan will be incorporating local insight and needs from communities throughout Benton and Washington Counties.

Blood donors should increase iron intake

posted: 10/09/2013 2 a.m.

Many people can donate blood, but even healthy donors are sometimes temporarily deferred due to low hemoglobin levels. The American Red Cross recommends eligible blood donors eat a well-balanced diet with extra iron-rich foods prior to their donation this fall.


posted: 10/09/2013 12:06 a.m.

What nice weather we are having. Got a good rain and fall temperatures. I suppose frost will be next.

Gentry student is expelled, charged with sexual assault

posted: 10/09/2013 12:06 a.m.

GENTRY — Following a closed expulsion hearing on Oct. 1, school board members upheld a onecalendar-year suspension for a Gentry High School student.

Volunteers needed

posted: 10/09/2013 12:06 a.m.

BENTON COUNTY — With fall here, Benton County Environmental Services needs your help to Keep Arkansas Beautiful in Benton County. You, or a group to which you belong, can take part in Arkansas’ largest organized annual cleanup, beautification and community improvement program.

Smith seeking judgeship

posted: 10/09/2013 12:06 a.m.

GRAVETTE — Circuit Judge Tom Smith will seek a six-year term on the bench.

Gravette, Gentry win some, lose some

posted: 10/09/2013 12:06 a.m.

Gravette played Huntsville, a nonconference opponent, Monday in Gravette, with Huntsville winning the match 3-0. Gravette battled the first set, coming up just short 24-26. Huntsville took control and won the next two sets 19-25 and 16-25.

Rebels break Bulldogs’ bite in second half

posted: 10/09/2013 12:06 a.m.

It was a hard-fought match-up between the Decatur Bulldogs and the West Side Rebels, but ultimately the Rebels prevailed, defeating the Bulldogs 36 to 29.

Gentry defeats Gravette!

posted: 10/09/2013 12:06 a.m.

Gentry overcame two turnovers Friday, including a pass interception in the end zone, to end a decade of frustration against Gravette.

Gravette police officer new service

posted: 10/09/2013 12:06 a.m.

Have you experienced any of these happenings?

Alderman challenges Simon’s reinstatement

posted: 10/09/2013 12:06 a.m.

A multi-term council member and previous mayor wrote a letter in opposition to the sitting city mayor and recorder/treasurer.

Let’s replant that community spirit again

posted: 10/09/2013 12:06 a.m.

We’ve often wondered why, when returning home from a vacation, the closer you get to home, the quicker you want to get there.

I try to avoid things like ‘blackleg’

posted: 10/09/2013 12:06 a.m.

I have been hearing about some blackleg in the area It might have been blackleg or it might have been pneumonia, but the feller said he was pretty sure it wasn’t pneumonia. If it wasn’t having trouble breathing, it had to be blackleg. Of course, a dead animal doesn’t have any trouble breathing, no gasping and coughing at all! I would sure enough believe that part of the story.


posted: 10/09/2013 12:06 a.m.

Government runs like a grocery store. I made a quick trip to the grocery store a couple of days ago, and while I was waiting my turn to checkout I got to thinking about our type of government, a democracy.

Just let the federal shutdown continue!

posted: 10/09/2013 12:05 a.m.

Perhaps it will be over by the time you read this article; but, then again maybe not.


posted: 10/09/2013 12:05 a.m.

Goldie Arnold Goldie Marie “Davis” Arnold of Gravette, died Oct. 2, 2013.

Lee to celebrate 100th

posted: 10/09/2013 12:05 a.m.

Mildred Lee will celebrate her 100th birthday on Thursday, Oct. 10. She has been a Gravette resident for many years but now lives in a Fayetteville nursing home. She is the last living child of Hugh and Myrtle Elsea. Mildred had no children but has several nieces and nephews living in the area.

Wednesday, October 2

Review of records reveals trouble in Sulphur Springs

posted: 10/02/2013 2:30 p.m.

For now, a true picture of the city of Sulphur Springs’ financial health remains unknown. At best, its books are really “messed up,” as revealed by Alice Peck, Sulphur Springs’ recorder/ treasurer, during a Sept. 24 called working city council session.

Volunteer Fire Department sponsors benefit cruise night car show

posted: 10/02/2013 2:30 p.m.

Gentry Volunteer Fire Department will hold a chili supper benefi t andcruise night on Oct. 12 and a car show on Oct. 13.

Lady Lions top Lady Pioneers at net

posted: 10/02/2013 2:30 p.m.

Gravette’s Lady Lions defeated the Lady Pioneers in Gentry on Thursday in 4A Northwest volleyball action 3-0.

Hornets sting bulldogs, hold dogs back

posted: 10/02/2013 2:30 p.m.

The Decatur Bulldogs faced a tough opponent on Friday night, when they played the Hackett Hornets at Bulldog Stadium.

Pioneers can’t catch up to Cardinals in come-from-behind attempt

posted: 10/02/2013 2:30 p.m.

Mike Adams figured his Farmington football team had a tough assignment Friday, trying to slow down Gentry quarterback Jarod Cousins and his “Johnny Manziel-like” ability. While Adams was worried about Cousins putting on a Johnny Football act, it was his own quarterback who displayed the best impersonation of the Heisman Trophy winner. Keaton Austin, Farmington’s junior quarterback, scrambled wildly and avoided numerous Gentry defenders just before half and found Chas Turner just beyond the Pioneer secondary. Turner then turned Austin’s wild scramble play into a 71-yard gain down the sidelines, setting up a 1-yard touchdown run by Josh Blew for a late score before intermission as Farmington had the breathing room it needed in a 21-11 victory at Allan Holland Field.

Gravette picks up big first win

posted: 10/02/2013 2:30 p.m.

Pea Ridge would like to forget both Cedric Duarte and the first two possessions of each half Friday.

Save the Safari event planned for Sunday

posted: 10/02/2013 2:30 p.m.

A Save the Safari Support Rally is planned for Oct. 6, from 1-5 p.m., as a family event to give the public a chance to show support for the Wild Wilderness Safari.

Students challenged by author

posted: 10/02/2013 2:30 p.m.

On the screen in the cafeteria, an image of a cute dog named Pugley fl ashes before a group of students during an assembly. A uniform “Ahh” resounds from the group of kindergarten through sixth graders.


posted: 10/02/2013 2:30 p.m.

Sympathy is extended to the White family.


posted: 10/02/2013 2:30 p.m.

We are having nice weather, a fairly good rain, then nice fall temperatures. This is my favorite time of the year although I know winter is next.

Choir clinic held in Gentry

posted: 10/02/2013 2:30 p.m.

Gentry High School choirs, under the direction of Trella Yates, hosted a small school choir clinic on Friday to help prepare 113 area choir students for their northwest Arkansas allregion choir tryouts.

Hiwasse Church Revival

posted: 10/02/2013 2:30 p.m.

Hiwasse Church of the Nazarene, located at 13560 W. Highwy 72 in Hiwasse, will be conducting revival services Oct. 4 to 6 with Jeremy Spear as speaker. Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night and at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Pastor Larry Weihe and the congregation invite the public to attend any or all of the services. For more information, call 787-5737 or 787-5204.

A WALK IN THE PARK: Spending $1.29 can get way too complicated

posted: 10/02/2013 2:17 p.m.

Earl and I successfully downloaded a song from iTunes this evening and the ordeal left me shaking my head.

Summer of 2013 may be history, but it was good

posted: 10/02/2013 2:17 p.m.

It did happen. The fall of 2013 came and the summer of 2013 is now history. That being said, the history of that summer is one to remember.

Board hears dress code complaint

posted: 10/02/2013 2:17 p.m.

School board members in Gentry, at their Sept. 16 meeting and again at a special meeting on Sept. 23, heard a parent complaint regarding an incident at the high school in which a daughter was called out of class for a possible dress code violation and the school nurse is alleged to have looked under the student’s dress and treated the student rudely.

Pond work shaping up

posted: 10/02/2013 2:17 p.m.

Work to turn the two ponds located on city-owned property along Flint Creek into a local fishing area is ongoing and plans to open a nature area where people can walk, fish or just observe nature is getting closer to reality every day.

Gravette dissolves court

posted: 10/02/2013 2:17 p.m.

Members of the Gravette City Council passed two resolutions at their regular meeting Thursday evening at the Civic Center.

Reading event planned at Gentry Library

posted: 10/02/2013 2:17 p.m.

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, a national campaign that provides the opportunity for millions to celebrate literacy and support Jumpstart in promoting highquality early education for all children in America, is urging all to get involved.

Sulphur Springs mayor reinstated once again

posted: 10/02/2013 2:17 p.m.

In an unheard of move, Sulphur Springs’ acting mayor, Alice Peck, vetoed a council resolution to accept the resignation of Sulphur Springs mayor, Bobby Simon, and Simon was reinstated in a special meeting. A special council meeting was held Sept. 18 to reinstate Mayor Simon to the position. The council voted 4 to 1 in favor of Peck’s veto of the council’s acceptance of Simon’s resignation letter.

Full-time SRO step closer for Gentry schools

posted: 10/02/2013 2:17 p.m.

Having a police officer dedicated full-time to Gentry Schools is a step closer after school board members voted, at their Sept. 16 meeting, to approve an agreement with the city of Gentry for the additional law enforcement coverage.

Gentry United Way kicks off fund drive

posted: 10/02/2013 2:17 p.m.

Gentry’s United Way is kicking off its 2014 fund drive and celebrating 25 years of service to people in the Gentry community.

Gentry alumni game set for Oct. 26

posted: 10/02/2013 1:30 p.m.

The Gentry Pioneers boy’s basketball team will be having its second annual alumni basketball game for all Gentry Alumni. The games will be played at the High School gym on Oct. 26 (Homecoming weekend) starting at 11 a.m.


posted: 10/02/2013 4:26 a.m.

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