Wednesday, February 26

No, I ain't sellin' out!

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

The wind is blowing and I like it. I don't mind the gusts that rock the truck and try to grab the hat off my head. The churning of the atmosphere is fine with me today because I can tell the warm south air is a harbinger of spring. I know that warm is subjective; it is not warm like a biscuit or sitting in the sun; it is warm compared to cold.

Decatur Boys win 2A-4West Tournament

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

The Decatur Bulldog senior boys' basketball team poses with trophies for being 2A 4West runners up and 2A 4 West district champions which they won Feb. 22 during the district tournament in Eureka Springs. The Bulldogs defeated Union Christian 56 to 45 to capture the title. Members include: Joey Barnes (front, left), Pheng Lee, Matt Lee, Allen Castaneda (holding runner-up trophy), Terry Kell, Mario Urquidi (both holding championship trophy), Kyle Shaffer, Coach John Unger and daughter Rose (back, left), Ryan Shaffer, Leng Lee, Bracey Owens (behind Lee) Brody Funk, Trey Kell, Victor Unquidi, Jason Porter (behind Urquidi), Troy Flood, Jason Porter (assistant basketball coach) and Ray Haisman (team manager).

Will we go cashless?

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

Will we go cashless? That's a question many are asking these days, especially since most transactions are now electronic.

Gravette girls end season

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

FARMINGTON -- Berryville withstood a fourth quarter charge by Gravette to knock the Lady Lions out of the district girls' basketball tournament last Wednesday at Farmington.

Schools use break for makeup days

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur School Board met Feb. 17 to discuss a course of action for making up days lost to the snow storms of January and February. At present, the district has missed a total of 14 days due to inclement weather.

Obituaries

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

David E. Craig, Sr.

Gravette plans citywide cleanup

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- A citywide cleanup will be held the week of May 5-9, according to an announcement from Gravette City Hall. This annual event provides citizens a way to dispose of bulky items, at no charge. Such items will be picked up at curbside by Deffenbaugh, which contracts for the city's weekly garbage pickup.

Gravette girls turn back Gentry upset bid

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

FARMINGTON -- For the second consecutive year, Arkansas 59 rivals, Gravette and Gentry, met in the first-round of the District 4A-1 girls basketball tournament, but with a completely different result for 2014.

Hiwasse News

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

By Peggy Carrier

New school in Bella Vista approved by school board

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- A measure to build a new elementary school in Bella Vista as part of the Gravette school system will be placed on the ballot in the annual school election on Sept. 16. Included in the proposal is a five or six classroom addition to the high school.

Correction

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

A story in last week's Eagle Observer said a proposed millage tax on property valued at $200,000 would be approximately $80. The correct amount is $80 per $100,000 in property valuation.

Living as Children of God in this World

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

"Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more [than others]? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Matthew 5:43-48

Citizens form Neighborhood Watch

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- A number of Gentry citizens have formed a Neighborhood Watch group and have begun patrolling the business and residential areas of the city.

Drug Collection 24/7 in Gravette

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- A drug collection unit is now available for the convenience of Gravette and area residents to dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs.

Pierce and Gravette get best of Carr and Berryville

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

FARMINGTON -- Basketball highlights were recorded in lightning fashion during Gravette's 74-67 defeat of Berryville in the second-round of the District boys' basketball tournament held at Farmington last Wednesday.

Gravette Police Log

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 17, 11:48 p.m.

Hometown Events

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

Josie McKinzie Benefit

Bregenzer, Meek plan May wedding

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

Callan Shea Bregenzer of Hennessey, Okla., and Brett Alan Meek of Bella Vista plan to marry May 31 in Omega, Okla.

Fleck found fit for murder trial

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A Gentry woman is fit to stand trial for murder, according to a judge's ruling.

Gentry fills finance director post

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Tonya Carney was hired by the city of Gentry to assist with the financial and administrative duties of the city clerk. She begins her new job on March 3 and, if all goes as planned, will assume duties as the city's director of finance on Jan. 1, 2015, when JoEllen Martin, the city clerk, retires.

Maysville News

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

By Katherine Tucker

Party Politics

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

Am I the only person that watches TV, reads the newspaper or listens to a politician to get the impression that they all think I must be part of the old TV Series, Dumb or Dumber?

Todds celebrate 50th

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

Butch and Marilee Todd of Sulphur Springs are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married in the United Methodist Church in Noel, Mo., on March 14, 1964. Their children are Dan Todd and Melissa Waits. They have four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Their children congratulate them on this special occasion.

Decatur Senior Boys Take District Basketball Title

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

EUREKA SPRINGS -- It was a tough road getting to the district tournament for the Decatur Bulldogs, but their mid-season rally earned them a spot at the district tournament in Eureka Springs Feb. 20.

Most really can't multitask all that well

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

Fortunately, I plan to be a lifelong learner because I am certain it will take at least that long to figure myself out.

Gentry Pioneers eliminated by Blackhawks

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

FARMINGTON -- Pea Ridge eliminated the Gentry boys, 41-33, in the first-round of the district boys' basketball tournament held at Farmington on Feb. 19.

Board makes contact information public

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- At the request of area residents in attendance at the Feb. 17 Gentry School Board meeting, contact information for school board members is now published on the school district website.

Response to article on windchill

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

Editor,

Gravette announces semester honor roll

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Shannon Mitchell, Gravette High School counselor, has released the honor roll for the first semester at GHS. Students on the semester Honor Roll include the following:

Hints of spring are in the air

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

The warmer days last week were a welcome change from the snow and ice we had earlier in the month. Spring is still over three weeks away but, as one fellow said, every day we're one step closer.

Gravette Council Committee of the Whole meeting

posted: 02/26/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette City Council Committee of the Whole meeting was held Feb. 18 with all council members present except Melissa Smith. Written reports were submitted by all department heads.

Wednesday, February 19

Letter to the editor

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

Editor,

Ambulance plan fails

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

BENTON COUNTY Benton County s plan to pay for rural ambulance service failed in an election on Feb. 11.

Lady Pioneers lose heartbreaker to Berryville

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY The Lady Pioneers fell in their final game of season play on their home court in a heartbreaking loss to the Lady Bobcats of Berryville.

Gentry, Gravette split Feb. 11 games

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE In their first meeting with Gentry this season, it took Gravette s boys three quarters just to score 15 points.

Shoplifting leads to drug charges

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY Police arrested Amanda Bone, 25, of Bentonville, and charged her with shoplifting, possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia following a Feb. 5 shoplifting report from the Dollar General Store in Gentry.

Bulldogs tie for district title

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR In an emotional game on Feb. 14, the Decatur Bulldog senior boys defeated the Hackett Hornets to tie for the 2A Region 4 West championship.

Gravette student expelled by board

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE In a special meeting Monday evening, Feb. 10, the Gravette School Board met to consider the expulsion of a male high school student.

I set before you life and death

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: that thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. Deuteronomy 30:19-20

Cellphones, the good, the bad and the irritating!

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

I am as guilty as anyone in that I feel naked and alone if, at any time, I don t have my cellphone right next to me. I have started somewhere in the car, realized I had left the phone at home, turned around and gone back after it. If I do force myself to continue without it, the entire time I am wondering who could be calling. And, when I get back home, I make a bee-line for that little black box, grab it and see that I had no calls. OK, that s good; I didn t miss anything!

Springtown moves forward with trail project

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

SPRINGTOWN The following is a summary from the draft minutes of the Feb. 14 Springtown Council meeting.

Gravette school board meets

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE A 24-minute PowerPoint presentation was the highlight of a public meeting held Monday evening at the Gravette High School commons. The meeting, one of two scheduled by the Gravette School Board, explained the time line and process the board has followed concerning construction of an elementary school in Bella Vista. About 60-65 people attended the meeting.

Tickets still available for Gentry Chamber Banquet

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY Tickets are still available for Gentry s annual Chamber Banquet and Awards Night to be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Wooden Spoon Restaurant in Gentry.

Little reflections in the headlamps

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

There they were, looking like tiny twinkling fireflies, barely visible as I rounded the curve. If they had been quail, they might have been called a covey. But that s impossible since, as I drew nearer, they appeared to be chest high.

Gravette Police Department receives two new computers

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE The Gravette Police Department is the recipient of two new computers, compliments of a program similar to the Click it or Ticket promotion to get drivers to buckle their seat belts.

The sun is shining - whistle a tune!

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

The sun is shining and I would whistle a tune if I could whistle! Most of the snow of the dreaded last week is gone and, by golly, I am a happy feller this a.m.

Art Program Check

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

Submitted Photo

Christians hold tightly to the Biblical texts

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

The following is written in response to a Feb. 8 column in the Benton County Daily Record and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers by Clint Schnekloth, pastor of an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregation in Fayetteville.

Hiwasse news

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

By Peggy Carrier

Maysville News

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

By Katherine Tucker

Ramsey plays last basketball game for Decatur

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR For one Decatur basketball player, the Hackett game Feb. 14 was the end of a three-year adventure.

Gentry wrestlers place at state competition

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY While the team finished in 10th place, three of Gentry s wrestlers placed in state competition last week.

All-State Choir

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY Thien Le and Kristen Flesner were selected as members of the Arkansas All-State Choir. To earn the honor, they competed against 1,300 choir students from northwest Arkansas to qualify for the all-region choir and then against 850 choral students from across the state for the all-state honors. They will represent Gentry High School at the All-State Convention in Hot Springs Feb. 19-22.

Tipling, James to wed in March

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. David Tipling and Mr. and Mrs. Donny James announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Autumn Shae Tipling and Hayden Seth James.

Obituaries

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

David Craig, Sr.

Hometown Events

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

Blue and Gold Fundraiser

How did we survive?

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

Editor,

Sharp on dean's list

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

Staff Reports

Meek earns bachelor's degree

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

Staff Reports

Decatur Chamber opens recruiting drive

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR When members of the original Decatur Development Committee formed the first Chamber of Commerce in 1953, they had but one goal in mind, to draw new businesses to this fledgling community. More than 60 years later, the Decatur Chamber continues to recruit new business while assisting the current establishments to grow and prosper.

Sulphur Springs appoints members to commissions

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

SULPHUR SPRINGS There was a new city representative at the Feb. 13 Sulphur Springs City Council meeting. The Williams Law Group, PLC, of Rogers, assigned Bryan S. Vernetti as Sulphur s new city attorney. Vernetti replaced the former attorney, Seth Becket.

Gravette Police Report

posted: 02/19/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 9

Sunday, February 16

Power line work closes part of lake

posted: 02/16/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY A section of Swepco Lake will be closed to boats Tuesday while a power line is installed.

Wednesday, February 12

Home, business construction under way in Gravette

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE A sluggish economy during recent years appears to be coming to an end in Gravette, as indicated by the number of building permits issued by the city during the past several months.

Memories can warm the heart on a cold day

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

When I started thinking of possible topics for this column, I decided immediately that enough has already been said about the weather. I believe I even stated adamantly to myself and the dog, something like, I will not write about the weather. I am tired of the subject tired of hearing about it, tired of talking about it and tired of working around it. I am tired of having driving conditions and daily routine interruptions determined by it. I am tired of surmising how missed school days will be made up.

Hometown Events

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

Gentry Chamber Awards

Century Farm applications accepted

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

ARKANSAS The Arkansas Agriculture Department is accepting applications for the 2014 Arkansas Century Farm program. The program recognizes Arkansas rich agricultural heritage and honors families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. The program is voluntary and places no restrictions on the land.

Cow holds key to $1,000 prize

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE Some lucky person from Gravette, or the area, may want to kiss a cow one day in mid-April. It will have nothing to do with an income tax refund.

Public meetings set for proposed elementary school at Bella Vista

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE Two public meetings to provide information and to answer questions concerning a proposed Gravette school in Bella Vista have been scheduled by the Gravette (Dist. 20) School Board.

Sports are family affair for Decatur's Lee brothers

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR He will make a great coach! He has the right disposition, Shane Holland, Decatur football coach, commented about one of his players in the 2013 season.

Man arrested in domestic incident

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY Police arrested a Lowell man on Feb. 9, charging him with false imprisonment (a Class C felony) and domestic battery in the third degree (a Class A misdemeanor).

Maysville News

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

The weather has been the subject for several days. There may be more snow on the way.

Bank of Gravett employees honored

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE A retirement party was held Jan. 31 at the Bank of Gravett to honor two long-time employees, Mae Bates and Nola Linn.

Hernandez-Cisneros named to NSU dean's honor roll

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

TAHLEQUAH (Okla.) Ricardo Hernandez-Cisneros, of Gentry, has been named to the dean s honor roll at Northeastern State University for the fall 2013 semester.

What is true righteousness under the law?

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:17-20

Gentry falls in weekend games

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

Pioneers unwound at Lincoln, 46-38.Lincoln able to exert up-tempo in fourth.

Reading goes well on cold, icy days

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

We ve just been through the longest cold spell of this winter. Much as we like to dream about the arrival of spring, it seems a pretty remote possibility when the inside of the kitchen windows is coated in ice and we have to leave the water dripping to keep pipes from freezing.

Superintendent tells of high school plans

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY Randy Barrett, superintendent of Gentry Public Schools, addressed the city council at its Feb. 3 meeting to fill council members in on district plans and to seek the city s help by beginning to consider and address issues related to streets and traffic should a new high school be built adjacent to other campuses on Pioneer Lane.

Gentry Middle School Honor Rolls

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

Principal s Honor Roll

Bulldogs continue winning streak

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR With regular season winding down and playoffs looming on the horizon, the Decatur Bulldog senior boys chalked up another victory on the road Feb. 7 against the Mountainburg Dragons. The final score was 55 to 46.

Icy roads contribute to roll-over accident

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

Injured driver was freed from the wreckage and transported to Northwest Medical Center, Bentonville.

Howdy from the frozen tundra

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

Howdy from the frozen tundra! I wonder if the deer I watched this morning were whitetail or reindeer? They didn t have bells on or pull a sleigh, but they were pretty hairy.

Decatur looks at ways to avoid extending school into summer

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR With the recent rounds of snow storms, many school students had extra time off. But that time comes at a cost as many school districts are looking at extending classes into the summer.

Council votes to split clerk's duties between appointed, elected positions

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY Council members on Feb. 2 passed on its first reading an ordinance that will change the structure of city government by separating the duties of the city s finance director from those of the elected position of city clerk and treasurer.

Why don't weathermen tell us the full story about wind chill?

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

Even though, years ago, we all knew that it felt colder on windy winter days than on calm ones and that the cold could cause frostbite more quickly when a 20 mph breeze was added to sub-zero temperatures, we didn t hear much about windchill factors when we read or listened to the daily weather report. We heard the actual temperature and knew to add some extra covering when the wind made our faces sting.

Obituaries

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

Joanne Jody Duncan

Lions split pair with Blackhawks

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE Pea Ridge just made third place in the 4A-1 Conference boys basketball standings a little tighter and a lot more interesting Thursday night.

Rambadt earns UCA honor as presidential scholar

posted: 02/12/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE Rebekah Rambadt, of Gravette, was recognized on the dean s list and presidential scholars list at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Tuesday, February 11

Decision time nears Voters to decide fate of rural ambulance plan

posted: 02/11/2014 5 a.m.

BENTON COUNTY Benton County officials will learn Tuesday whether they can move forward with their plan to pay for rural ambulance service or need to start over after four years of work.

Wednesday, February 5

PAC sees multi-activities use

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY Temperatures were below freezing and the wind was blowing on Wednesday of last week, but student athletes at Gentry High School were in T-shirts practicing for upcoming softball and baseball games, wrestling, lifting weights and even getting ready for upcoming track events. How, with the weather so cold? In the new Pioneer Activities Complex.

Who is the criminal and who the patriot?

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

Editor,

Gentry students qualify for all-region bands

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY The following Gentry High School and Junior High School band students auditioned at Mountain Home for the all-region bands and were selected as members of the all-region bands:

Gravette Chamber Banquet set Feb. 13

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE Reservations are still being accepted for the revitalized Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce banquet scheduled Thursday, Feb. 13, at Horton Farms, southeast of Gravette.

Polling places announced

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

The Benton County Election Commission announced polling locations for the EMS special election on Tuesday, Feb. 11. West and northwest Benton County polling sites include the following:

Gravette police report

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 30

Senior complex getting safe room

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Residents at the North Arkansas Senior Housing of Gravette (formerly Gravette Senior Citizens Housing Complex) are getting a shelter from the storm as well as a new room where they can gather with their family and friends.

In what can we glory and boast?

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Hometown Events

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

Health Care Workshops

Correction

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

A story in last week s Eagle Observer noted a makeup day for Gravette school will be March 22 (Saturday). The correct date should have read March 24 (Monday).

Farmington slips past Gravette

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE Jeremy Mueller split the defense and laid in a soft finger roll just before he tumbled to the court.

Train arrives at Tired Iron showgrounds

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

SWEPCO donated locomotive and crane time to club which restores and shows antique engines and machinery.

Obituaries

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

Thomas Bauser

You just gotta face your troubles

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

Water pipes should never ever be plastic. Water pipes should always be metal of the strongest type, always made to withstand the temperatures of inner or outer space. The metal should be strong enough to endure the weight of eight semi-trucks fully loaded with elephants and cement blocks.

Hamilton completes Naval basic training

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

Navy Seaman Recruit Koletun Ron Hamilton, of Gravette, graduated from Naval Basic Training in Great Lakes, Ill., Dec. 6, 2013. He is currently stationed at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., and attending submarine school with a scheduled graduation date of Feb. 21.

Bulldogs win two more on road to basketball playoffs

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR An eerie calm filled the air at Lloyd Peterson Gym in Decatur Jan. 30. The only sounds were the heating systems, no human presence in sight. This was a far cry from the events of Jan. 28 when the Decatur varsity boys played Union Christian.

Courts project moves forward

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE Benton County will move ahead with plans for a new courthouse, but officials said the discussion likely will take months to complete.

Decatur to reopen its middle school campus

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR An identity of their own was the motivation behind the Decatur School Board s decision to reopen the old middle school for the 2014-15 school year.

Decatur High School Honor Rolls

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR The second quarter honor roll for Decatur High School was announced Jan. 31. Students making the list included:

Ozark pounds Gentry boys and girls

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

OZARK Gentry was going to have a tough match up with the Ozark girls regardless, and with Ozark dropping its first 4A-1 Conference game earlier this week at Farmington, the Lady Hillbillies were in a bad mood.

Gravette senior center menu

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE SENIOR CENTER MENU

Make A Wish makes wish come true for Lexie Faith

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE It s the smile that first catches your eyes, and then her eyes as they meet yours. You are smitten, captivated, held spellbound, because you know the story behind those eyes, that smile.

Douglas announces bid for re-election

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

By Doug Thompson

We buried 'Can't' in Nebraska, I think

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

I never can remember if I lived in Nebraska or Arkansas the day we buried Can t, but I think it was in the sand dunes of Nebraska. I was probably about 6 years old.

Blackhawk teams get by Pioneers

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY The Lady Blackhawks played a strong final period against the Lady Pioneers to take back the lead and win the Jan. 28 game in Gentry, 43-34.

How did we ever survive?

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

How did we ever survive? Sometimes, I wonder how it is that my generation ever survived. If parents today were to let their children do the things that we did, they d probably be arrested for child abuse, neglect or both!

State Parole Board recommends commutation for murder convict

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK The Arkansas Parole Board said Thursday it s recommending the governor commute a state prison inmate s 1994 life sentence for killing a man near Benton County to 21 years in prison.

Town hall meeting held at Centerton

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

CENTERTON Benton County Judge Bob Clinard said Thursday the county s rural ambulance service doesn t hinge on questions of fairness, but on following the law.

Case ends with jail, prison

posted: 02/05/2014 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE A Decatur couple received prison and jail sentences after their 5-year-old shot himself last year.

Tuesday, February 4

Are we beginning a drought year in 2014

posted: 02/04/2014 5 a.m.

Is 2014 going to be a drought year?

Sunday, February 2

Schools to be closed Monday: Hazardous roads cause school closings on Monday

posted: 02/02/2014 7:13 p.m.

Schools to be closed Monday