Thursday, March 27

Lions Football Players Receive Recognition

posted: 03/27/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Six members of the Gravette Lions football team have received recognition recently, according to coach Bill Harrelson.

Wednesday, March 26

Decatur's Northside Elementary to take Benchmark Test in April

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- In April, students of Northside Elementary in Decatur will once again participate in the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment and Accountability Program (ACTAAP) which is administered by the Arkansas Department of Education to all elementary and middle school students across the state.

Population milestone predicted for summer 2014

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Northwest Arkansas, Benton and Washington counties in particular, is expected to reach a milestone later this year, according to information from Mike Malone, President/CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Council. The Council is a non-profit organization committed to sustaining and improving Northwest Arkansas as a great place to live and conduct business by collaborating with business and civic leaders, Chambers of Commerce and other stakeholders to improve the area.

Decatur Schools now set to finish up classes Memorial Day

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur School District received a state waiver for six of the seven days requested from the Arkansas State Board of Education and will now have its last day of student classes on Memorial Day.

Gentry soccer team reloading

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Gentry lost seven starters to graduation off a team that advanced to the Class 4A state soccer semifinals a year ago, but the Lady Pioneers are still off to a fast start this season.

Decatur baseball comes up short on road

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldog baseball team went on the road to take on two opponents.

Maysville News

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday was a nice sunny day even though it was on the cold side. We missed the rain they had in the forecast and we really do need it.

Gravette growing n Additional land is annexed by petition

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The city of Gravette is growing, with annexation of slightly more than 400 acres, as a result of a recent decision by County Judge Bob Clinard.

Off the Cuff

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

About a month ago, we learned Benton and Washington Counties, the two-county, two-ton area, is reaching a milestone: We're hitting the half-million mark in population.

GMCH Ole Timers

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

The gang from the Gravette Hospital met on March 13 at the Gallery Cafe in Decatur. Our next get-together will be on Thursday, May 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the Gallery.

School board renews contracts for Gravette teachers, administrators

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Following recommendation from school superintendent Richard Page, the Gravette School Board, at its recent meeting, offered contracts for school personnel for next school year.

County OKs paper ballots for primary

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County election officials approved ballots Friday for the May 20 primary, and voters should have been able to see those ballots as early as Tuesday.

I feel a bit like a new mom

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

I feel a little bit like a mom with a new baby. Life, it seems, will never be the same.

With spring comes hard cattle work, but it's enjoyable

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Spring is not forthwith in showing up this year but I'd bet, if I was a betting man, that the bugs are scrambling to get here. I am speaking of the big bugs, lice and ticks, and of the micro bugs, the ones that live in the intestines of cattle. Some of the nastiest bugs of all, things like anthrax, can live in the ground for at least a hundred years. Leptospirosis is another of the sturdy ones, and blackleg, and the list goes on.

Decatur man gets 60 years for federal porn charges

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- A former Gravette volunteer firefighter was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison March 19 for making videos as he sexually abused a boy and girl ages 7 and 8.

Gravette senior center menu

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE SENIOR CENTER MENU

County planning regulations about to take effect Ordinance is better organized and drafted to be compliant with state codes

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County's new planning regulations, after years of work, are about to take effect.

Susan Says

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Spring is officially here but most days don't feel very spring-like yet. There is a lingering chill in the air and, although we've had some nice sunny days, the blustery March winds have kept temperatures pretty nippy. But we all know March is a fickle month, one day roaring like the king of beasts and the next appearing mild as a lamb.

XNA airport board updated on plan

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

HIGHFILL -- Board members got their first good look Friday at a 20-year plan being developed for the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.

Gravette Students of the Month

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Submitted Photo

Siloam Springs get past Gravette girls

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS -- The Siloam Springs softball team ended a tough week on a positive note.

Obituaries

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Betty Duncan

Decatur FFA team goes to district

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Over the centuries the art of growing crops, raising livestock and running family farms has been passed down from father to son and mother to daughter. This passing of knowledge is essential for maintaining a healthy agricultural community. In the early 20th century, one national organization has been dedicated to keeping this art form alive.

Waiver granted, Gentry taking spring break

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

WESTSIDE -- Waivers were granted Thursday by the Arkansas Board of Education to west-side schools -- six days to Decatur, five days to Gravette and seven days to Gentry.

Gravette goes all the way to championship game

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- Members of the Gravette baseball team got to sleep in a little later than they had in years past on Saturday for the final day of the McDonald's Bulldog Classic.

Hometown Events

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Benefit BBQ Fundraiser

Hiwasse news

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moiser and Katlin from Mesa, Ariz., have spent a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Henry.

Chamber makes baseball video available

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the latest historical baseball video which was shown at the annual Gentry Chamber Banquet in February may now purchase one at Pioneer Pizza or from the Chamber office.

Egg-Stravaganza set on April 19

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza, sponsored by the Ozarks Community Hospital in Gravette, will be held Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gravette benefits from competing against big schools

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- One of the first things Randall Hunt did when he took over Gravette's baseball team was beef up the schedule.

Olds receives volleyball honors

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Jordan Olds, a Gentry High School senior, was voted most valuable player by the volleyball team and won the team's Leadership Award, according to Gentry coach, Daren Ward.

Urquidi takes second in high jump at Pea Ridge meet

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Track and field season is in full swing for the Decatur Bulldog junior and senior high teams as they traveled to Pea Ridge and Bentonville to compete against teams from class 2A through 7A. Their first meet of the 2014 season was March 11.

June 3 set for last day for Gravette schools

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- It's official. Students in Gravette schools will be attending classes until Tuesday, June 3.

Gentry School Board rehires administrative staff

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- School board members in Gentry voted unanimously on March 17 to renew the contracts of the school district's principals and federal programs coordinator.

Community Guide

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Welcome to northwest Arkansas -- one of the prettiest places on earth, in the Ozarks with its trees, streams and lakes -- and to Benton County, in the very northwest corner of the state -- a beautiful place to live and truly a land of opportunity -- home to business giants like Walmart, Tyson's, Simmons, McKee Foods, Daisy and more and also a place where thousands of small business owners thrive and prosper.

Jesus offers living water which satisfies the soul

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

"Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." John 4:13-14 (Read John 4:1-42)

Indian Taco fundraiser set April 4

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The youth group from Harvest Baptist Church is sponsoring an Indian taco fundraiser on Friday, April 4.

Gravette Police Report

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, March 18

Lady Lions Visit Assembly

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Submitted Photo

Friday, March 21

Waiver granted, Gentry taking part of spring break

posted: 03/21/2014 9:53 a.m.

Waivers were granted Thursday by the Arkansas Board of Education to west-side schools - six days to Decatur, five days to Gravette, and seven days to Gentry. As a result, Gentry Schools will take three days of its scheduled spring break....

Wednesday, March 19

Curtain opened on 'Guys and Dolls'

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Those who attended the Saturday evening and Sunday matinee performances of "Guys and Dolls," a production of the Gravette High School Performing Arts Department, were treated to a two-hour musical comedy that brought frequent applause and a standing ovation for the cast and crew.

Hometown Events

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

PeeWee Cheer Signups

Gravette girls play weekend games

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- After a disappointing loss to Springdale Har-Ber on March 7, the Lady Lions came back to defeat Lincoln and Paris but dropped two to Van Buren.

Hiwasse News

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Thursday is the first day of spring.

Decatur girls' softball team wins first game

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

DECATUR -- With the coming of spring comes softball. The Decatur Bulldogs fast-pitch softball team traveled to Everton to take on the class 1A Bruno-Pyatt Patriots March 14. The Bulldogs pulled off their first victory, defeating the Patriots, 10-7.

Decatur chamber hosts first annual 5-K run

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur Chamber of Commerce will host the first annual "Come Fly With Me" 5K run at Crystal Lake Airport Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m. In addition to the 5K run, there will be a 1 mile "colors" run for children and families.

Council hears updates

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

SPRINGTOWN -- In a 15-minute meeting on Friday, Springtown council members approved last month's minutes and heard a number of brief updates.

Pioneers defeat invading Pirates

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

GENTRY -- After games were canceled and postponed due to the wintry weather earlier this month, the Pioneers faced off against the Geenland Pirates on March 12 at the Reynolds Memorial Complex in Gentry and picked up a big win, 11-1, in their first home game since losing to Siloam Springs in a benefit game in late February.

Man arrested, charged with shoplifting cans of beer while drunk

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

GENTRY -- Police arrested Gabriel Caro, 38, of Decatur, on the afternoon of March 8, when he allegedly shoplifted four cans of beer by taking them out of the Dollar General Store in his pants pockets.

Planting a garden must be in my blood

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

As someone who operated a printing shop many years, I often heard the expression, "Printer's ink gets in your blood."

Gravette Police Reports

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

By Danny Henry,

Gravette receives quarter million for street funding

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Funding in the amount of a quarter-million dollars has been awarded the city of Gravette to fund several street improvement projects, Mayor Byron Warren told the Eagle Observer.

Gentry girls win season opener

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers couldn't have asked for a much prettier day for a season opener, but the day got even prettier when the girls' softball team beat the visiting Lady Bobcats from Berryville, 6-3, on Thursday.

Decatur loses first soccer game of the season

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

DECATUR -- Over the past 20 years, soccer has been on the rise in both spectators and participation, particularly among the growing Hispanic population. In the high school ranks it rivals football as a popular sport.

States should nullify federal excesses

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

More and more state legislatures are beginning to pass bills to defend their citizens against the over-reaching powers of the federal government and to preserve their citizens' rights which are guaranteed under the United States Constitution.

Sulphur Springs council holds lengthy meeting

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- In a meeting which lasted nearly 3 hours, Mayor Greg Barber announced that "for the first time in a year" the city's bank statement reconciled.

Highfill hires new patrol officer

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

HIGHFILL -- In addition to passing a budget correction ordinance for 2013 on its second and third readings and transferring excess sales tax revenue from the water improvement fund to the general fund, Highfill's council approved the purchase of a spare booster pump motor and ABB drive for the water department and gave the police department permission to dispose of a broken light bar and a Ford Crown Victoria patrol car which the department is not using.

County man acquitted

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Royce Webb, 57, was acquitted of charges in connection with shooting his cousin.

Canoe race a top finish

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Last Sunday morning I found myself sitting in the woods between two huge boulders and thinking about the journey that had brought me there. A wide walking path ran between the rocks at the base. Yet above, they leaned together and formed the resemblance of a roof peak. On this day on White Rock Mountain, the spot served as a little chapel in the woods.

Obituaries

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

David Howard

Decatur drops double-header to Berryville on Friday

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur boys' baseball team opened the season by traveling to Berryville to play the Bobcats on March 14 in what would turn out to be a two-game series.

Decatur acquires land adjacent to Edmiston Park

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

DECATUR -- "We have actually been working on buying the land from Blake Evans for three years," Charles Linam, Decatur Mayor, said.

Maysville News

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Guess what? We got our March snow, as usual, but it may not be over. We usually get a big one in March. This one wasn't bad. In fact, we needed the moisture.

Mayor helps deliver meals

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Billy V. Hall Senior Activity & Wellness Center in Gravette observed the Mayors for Meals Day as part of a March for Meals campaign.

Lions shut out Bulldogs n Means throws no-hitter in contest

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- A no-hitter by Aaron Means, coupled with 13 hits for the Lions, gave Gravette a 12-0 shut-out game against the Greenwood Bulldogs on Thursday.

Decatur council approves trailer exemption on church property

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur City Council met March 10 at city hall to discuss and approve several items on the agenda. Topping the agenda was the acquisition of land at Edmiston Park.

Lesson learned, but I may need another dose

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

I know it is hard for some fellers to learn lessons, but some of us go back for a second dose of trouble.

Weekly Devotion

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:14-17

Gentry girls win soccer game

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Photo by Randy Moll

Gravette works to become 'great city'

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette City Council Committee of the Whole meeting was held March 13 with all council members present except Amy Rambadt. Written reports were submitted by all department heads.

Wednesday, March 12

Drivers ed classes start April 14

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Students at Gravette High School who wish to enroll in driver's education and driving instruction class still have time to sign up. Applications are still available at the high school office.

Obituaries

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Dora Fritts

Kapner brothers win Arkansas Golden Gloves

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Submitted Photo

School district updates state commissioner on its waiver request

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

GENTRY -- Gentry School District has applied for a waiver of the 178 instructional days requirement of the Arkansas Department of Education and notified the education commissioner of additional missed days last week.

Council approves police mutual aid agreements

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Aid agreements are with Highfill, Decatur, Gravette and Benton County Sheriff's Office.

Unger chosen coach of the year

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

DECATUR -- Since winning the 2A 4 West district title Feb. 22, the Decatur Bulldog boys' basketball team has received several honors. Mario Urquidi was voted district co-player of the year and named to the 2A All-State team and four Decatur players were named to the all district team. But one honor belongs to a member of the Decatur coaching staff.

Park commission begins work in Sulphur Springs

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

By Larry Burge

Hometown Events

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten Registration

Susan Says

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Daylight Savings Time has begun, so our sunshine lingers an hour longer each evening and we're certainly enjoying its rays.

Decatur has new baseball coach

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Bulldog baseball team will play under a new head coach this season.

JPs to meet today over ambulance issue

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Benton County's Public Safety Committee will meet to discuss rural ambulance service at 6 p.m. today in the Quorum Courtroom at the County Administration Building, 215 E. Central Ave. in Bentonville.

Airport begins 20-year plan process $210 million worth of projects, replacements included

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

HIGHFILL -- Regional airport directors got their first peek Wednesday at a draft of a new master plan.

Urquidi named to all-state team

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

DECATUR -- The 2013-14 2A 4 West District champion Decatur Bulldogs basketball team is comprised of many talented players; Meng Vang, Terry Kell, Pheng Lee, Kyle Shaffer, Matt Lee, Trey Kell, and Victor Urquidi, to name a few. But one player stands out above all others. His leadership abilities, coupled with his love of the game, were the driving force behind the Bulldogs' remarkable season. This player has earned respect from players and coaches throughout the state of Arkansas.

Senior Center menus

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

GENTRY SENIOR CENTER MENUS

Dr. Seuss Week ends with contest

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

DECATUR -- Horton Hears a Who? No, this is not a question but the title of one of the most famous books written by legendary children's author, Dr. Seuss.

Lions pick up big win over visiting Bulldogs Lady Lions shut out by Lady Wildcats

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Lions were too much for the visiting Springdale Bulldogs in non-league play on a cool and cloudy Friday, with Gravette winning, 6-3, in 6 1/2 innings of play.

Stricklen named to University of Kansas fall 2013 honor roll

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

LAWRENCE (Kan.) -- Approximately 4,620 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2013 semester, including Russell Stricklen, of Gravette.

Fire destroys area home

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Fire destroyed the home of Leland Dale Dannels at 19091 Bill Young Road, near Siloam Springs, on Thursday.

Gravette students to present play

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Ice and snow won't stop the show! ... . The show must go on!

Weekly Devotion

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

"Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life." Romans 5:18 (Read Romans 5)

Slippin' and slidin'

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

My close relative has been wringing her hands in agony as she watches the ice pellets and snow cover the flower beds where she has been getting ready to plant stuff.

Maysville News

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

We are enjoying nicer weather now. I'm sure we will have more winter but maybe it won't last so long.

Volunteers assist IRWP with tree planting

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Photo by Randy Moll

Reading

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

I love to read. That is one of my favorite pastimes. I read watching TV. I read when I go to bed, nearly every night, before going to sleep. I literally read everything I can get my hands on. Often I'm reading two or three books at a time. Nothing has affected me as much as reading.

Just how tolerant must I be?

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Have you noticed the big emphasis in recent years on tolerance? It's everywhere -- on the radio and TV, in print media, and it is taught to our kids in school.

Hiwasse News

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

You could say March came in like a lion. Let's hope it goes out like a lamb.

Tuesday, March 11

Curry earns degree

posted: 03/11/2014 6 a.m.

Steve Curry, of Gravette, recently completed his studies and graduated from Ecclesia College in Springdale with a degree of Bachelor in Christian Leadership "and minor in Biblical studies and Christian counseling."

Wednesday, March 5

GHS drama department to present 'Guys & Dolls'

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette High School drama department will present "Guys & Dolls," a highly acclaimed Broadway play as well as a popular entertaining musical motion picture.

Council approves EMS agreement with Siloam Springs

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

n Ordinance creating finance director post moves forward.

Area students graduate from NSU

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

TAHLEQUAH (Olka.) -- The following local students graduated from Northeastern State University in the fall of 2013:

Don't ask too many questions about another feller's business

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

I went to town early today. I had to go to the vet clinic to pick up some more medicine for hoof rot and ran into some of the fellers from south of here. We visited awhile, and they have a new enterprise going that sounded interesting. They were excited and making money, so I had to listen to the story.

Winter not in quiet retreat

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

WESTSIDE -- Any hopes that winter would go quietly away and springtime weather would arrive with the coming of March were dashed on Sunday as warm temperatures plummeted below the freezing mark and rain turned to freezing rain, sleet and then snow.

Decatur school receives bronze medal

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR – Since emerging from fiscal distress, the Decatur School District continues to grow and prosper largely in part to the dedication by faculty and administrators. Their goal of providing quality education to the students of Decatur makes it a system to be proud of.

Vang earns top seat in flute at state

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Ger Vang, principal flute for the Decatur High School band, earned the first chair position in the 2013-14 Arkansas All-Star Band competition held at Riverview High School in Searcy Feb. 13.

Road budget cuts debated

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County Judge Bob Clinard said Thursday he would prefer delaying cuts to the Road Department budget justices of the peace are considering as they search for money.

Maysville E.H. Club News

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

By Gwen Singleton

Weekly Devotion

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Why do we believe in Jesus?

Bella Vista Man's Jury Trial Set

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A May jury trial is scheduled for a Bella Vista man accused of threatening a circuit judge and two attorneys.

Lions mauled by Maumelle

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Hopes of a state championship run for the Lions were dashed on Feb. 26 when Gravette faced off with Maumelle in regional play at Lincoln. Gravette was mauled by Maumelle, 75-54.

Hometown Events

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Disease Management

Gentry Chamber gives awards at annual banquet

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Members of the Gentry community gathered at the Wooden Spoon Restaurant on Thursday for the annual Gentry Chamber of Commerce awards banquet. Following a meal, prepared and served by the Wooden Spoon, the chamber presented its annual awards.

Let's give Washington his birthday back

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

I've thought about and debated in my mind the topic of this 'cuff for quite a few years, almost as many years since Congress took action on this troubling topic.

Gravette State of the City Address

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Gravette Mayor Byron Warren gave the following State of the City address at the February regular meeting of the Gravette City Council:

Carrier on OU president's list

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

HIWASSE -- Lamarise Carrier, of Hiwasse, was included on the University of Oklahoma, Norman (Okla.), president's list for earning a 4.0 grade point average as a full-time student during the fall 2013 semester. She is also included on the university's honor roll.

Mario and Victor Urquidi lead in season point tally

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- With the end of the Decatur basketball season, several players showed outstanding shooting and rebounding abilities.

Gentry Medical Center receives national accreditation

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Community Physicians Group's Gentry Medical Center laboratory has met all criteria for laboratory accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey. The Gentry Medical Center has earned COLA accreditation as a result of a long-term commitment to provide quality service to area residents.

Obituaries

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Danny Keith

Lions Golf Classic set May 10

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The twelfth annual Gravette "Lions Golf Classic," sponsored by the Gravette High School Boosters, will be held Saturday, May 10, at the Scotsdale Golf Course in Bella Vista, according to John Edwards, Gravette school board member who has been a driving force for the project, along with board member Jack Skillett.

Cradduck files for second term

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Sheriff Kelley Cradduck filed for a second term in office Friday, as the filing period for Benton County offices continued.

Gravette council approves firearms ordinance

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Gravette City Council held its regular meeting Thursday night, Feb. 27, with all council members present.

One injured in two vehicle accident

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Photo by Dodie Evans

Boys' Baseball Barbeque Fundraiser

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Photo by Dodie Evans

County adopts voluntary tax to pay for ambulance service

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace created a voluntary ambulance tax Thursday as they continue seeking ways to pay for ambulance service in rural areas.

Gentry defeated by Siloam Springs in benefit

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Siloam Springs baseball team defeated Gentry on Thursday in an Arkansas Activities Association benefit game held at Gentry High School.

Concealed-carry permit not enough

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

I've always been a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights, and I've let my opinion be known regarding legislation and regulations which seek to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens of this nation to own and carry firearms.

Board approved millage increase

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

n Measure will go before voters in September.

Decatur ends season with loss to Bigelow

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

n Bulldogs played strong defense but had off night shooting.

Senior Center menus

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE SENIOR CENTER MENUS