Wednesday, April 29

Bulldogs on road to state playoffs

posted: 04/29/2015 9:28 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldog soccer team had another winning week as it continued toward the state playoffs in May. The Bulldogs' first stop was a conference game April 21 against the Bergman Panthers. The Bulldogs quickly took charge and overran the Panthers. The final score in that match was 7 to 0.

List all the negatives before signing the dotted line

posted: 04/29/2015 9:24 a.m.

Be very careful what you ask for because you might get it! You want to think of the positive and then sit down and write a list of the possible negative side of those things you might think you need. I recommend using a legal pad, yellow and lined, a good black ink pen and no background noise.

Teddy bears donated to Gravette PD

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- A public hearing was held preceding last Thursday's Gravette city council meeting to discuss the Northwest Arkansas Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. No comments were made during the hearing and, when the council meeting convened, members passed a resolution to adopt the plan.

Pioneers can't hold on to early lead over Lions

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Though the Pioneers started off strong, they couldn't stop the Lions in an April 20 game at the Merrill Reynolds Memorial Complex in Gentry. The Lions took home an 11-3 win in the game.

School grades called one way of evaluating schools

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -- More than a quarter of Northwest Arkansas' public schools received an A on this year's school report cards, which were released to the public this month by the state Department of Education.

Goble going to nationals

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Many firsts have occurred this school year for members of the Decatur High School senior class as graduation looms on the horizon. For one senior, the chance to earn a distinctive place in DHS history became a reality.

Gravette girls fall to Gentry, 3 to 1

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- In a game between Highway 59 rivals, Gravette's Lady Lions fell to Gentry's Lady Pioneers in a low-scoring, 3-1 game in Gentry April 20.

Varsity Singers make history

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The 45-member Gentry High School Varsity Singers mixed choir, under the direction of Trella Yates, made history on April 16 and 17 by scoring an overall "Superior One" rating from the judges at the Arkansas State Choral Performance Assessment at the University of Arkansas in Conway.

Drama class putting on play Thursday

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- "Radio Suspense Theatre," Gentry High School's 2015 spring play, will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, in the high school auditorium.

Gravette Lions Club honors Lucia Greer

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

Photo by Neka Lundquist

Highfill police make warrant arrests during traffice stops

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

HIGHFILL -- Traffic stops led to three arrests on outstanding warrants.

Forensics team sets new school record, has four state finalists

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Gentry High School forensics team finished with a new school record in the competition: four state finalists at the Tournament of Champions earlier this month.

High-point Winner

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Submitted photo

Hiwasse News

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

I had a telephone visit with Dorene Wills on Saturday. She is still a patient in the hospital following gall bladder surgery on April 17 and an exploratory surgery since then. She seemed in good spirits. We pray for a speedy recovery.

Lady Lions tear up Lady Panthers

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Though the visiting Lady Panthers scored two runs on three singles and a sacrifice fly in the first, they proved no match for the Lady Lions in their April 21 matchup at Gravette High School. By the bottom of the first, the game was tied up at two apiece, by the bottom of the second it was a 7-2 Gravette game and, by the end of six, the final was 16-5, Gravette.

Weekly Devotion

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23

Walmart check to provide library bench

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

Submitted Photo

Introducing a Screech Owl

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Photo by Randy Moll

OCH Patients Celebrate Earth Day

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Photo by Debbie Cousineau

DECA students going to nationals

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Bob Johnson, marketing teacher and DECA sponsor at Gravette High School, and two of his students, seniors Cole Turner and Nolan Warren, attended the April meeting of the Gravette school board and reported on the DECA students' recent results at state competition.

Hometown Events

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

Letter Carriers' Food Drive

Gentry Shining Stars

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Submitted Photo

Earth Day at Eagle Watch

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Photo by Randy Moll

Lady Lions take game from Wolves early

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions came out swinging and struck pay dirt quickly against the Lady Wolves at Lincoln and went on to bring home a 13-3 win on Thursday.

Obituaries

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

Wanda Lee Lopez

Davenports to celebrate 60th anniversary

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

Charles and Myrtle Davenport will be honored with a 60th anniversary celebration at Mason Valley Baptist Church on Sunday, May 10, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Activity Building, 13998 West Hwy. 12, Bentonville, between Highfill and Vaughn.

Vocational programs top school board's agenda

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Students from the Gravette High School HOSA program, the DECA club and the gifted and talented program were present at the April meeting of the Gravette school board, with their advisors, and reported on their recent accomplishments. The students led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the meeting.

Decatur picks up win two

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- It looked like another blowout as Mountainburg chalked up four runs in the top of the first inning April 20 when Decatur High School's baseball team returned home to take on the Mountainburg Dragons at Edmiston ball field. The Bulldogs struggled in the bottom of the first and only managed to get one on base.

Micro chips and a trap, neuter and release program in planning stages

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Officials in Gentry are looking at ways to control feral cats and better manage the licensing of dogs in the city, and both topics have been the subject of recent discussions in city council committee meetings. To control and reduce the numbers of feral cats in Gentry, a plan of trapping, neutering and releasing is being considered.

Gentry rehires teachers, Fulks to continue his coaching duties

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Following an executive session to discuss personnel matters, the Gentry school board approved the rehiring of a long list of teachers for the 2015-2016 school year at its meeting on April 20. Included in that list was Timothy Fulks, teacher and coach at the high school, following a parent complaint and request that he no longer be Gentry's head girls' basketball coach.

Are schools really doing well?

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

In his opening comments at the town hall meeting, the Doctor Mr. Randall Barrett revealed an email I had sent him stating that the meeting could be the most important meeting of the Gentry School District in 20 years. I will own up to that statement and, if you attended, you should be able to see there are great opportunities to improve on the last 20 years.

Farmers Cooperative to open farm, hardware stores in Decatur

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- A new business will soon open its doors to Decatur residents, bringing with it a new life for one of Decatur's downtown buildings. The Nichols building, on the corner of Maple Ave. and Main St., will soon become Farmers Coop, a combination farm supply and True Value Hardware store.

Can dandelion wine be bacon-flavored?

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

Do you remember hearing that 2015 is the Year of the Goat? Or is it the Year of the Sheep? For people in China it is one or the other.

Reduce, reuse and recycle

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

We had several days with some rain last week so our surroundings are pretty and green. The early purple iris are still blooming and a few of the yellow ones on the south side of the house have begun to open. Jim mowed the yard again over the weekend and on Sunday he used the Weed Eater, filled the bird feeders and put the new pump in the fish pond. We're all set for enjoying some outdoor living next month.

Old Timers Day planned for Saturday

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

WESTSIDE -- Folks in nearby Southwest City, Mo., are busy preparing for their popular annual spring event, Old Timers' Day, this Saturday, May 2.

Gentry girls defeat Siloam Springs

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers handed the Siloam Springs Lady Panthers a sound defeat during non-league play in Siloam Springs on Monday.

Gentry brings home medals in 7A meet

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The track and field teams from Gentry brought home another gold and team ninth- and 11th-place finishes in the McDonald Relays, hosted by Southside High School in Ft. Smith on Friday. The meet pitted Gentry athletes against athletes from the big 7A schools in the area.

Late home run not enough

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers' only run, a solo homer over the left field fence by Christina Campbell in Thursday night's game againt the Lady Bobcats in Berryville, came too late and wasn't enough to overcome their four-run deficit in the top of the seventh.

Moonstruck

posted: 04/29/2015 5 a.m.

Photo by Randy Moll

Wednesday, April 22

Lions fall to Saints but come back for two more wins

posted: 04/22/2015 7:26 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Though the Lions fell to Shiloh Christian on Thursday, the Gravette team came back from behind for wins against Farmington on Friday and Huntsville on April 13. The Lions struck first against the visiting Saints when Jackson Soule' doubled in the first and was moved to third and then home by a Brady Rolsma sacrifice and a Cody Fields grounder to the third baseman. And, when the Saints took the lead in the top of the second, Soule' made it home again in the third to tie things up after getting on with a single to left.

Gravette, the 'Heart of Hometown America'

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

On top of the hill, at the intersection of Arkansas Highways 59 and 72, is Gravette. A stone sign welcomes visitors. The north-south line of the Kansas City Southern Railroad also passes through the town. Gravette is the fastest growing town in Benton County — not in population, but in area. The community of Hiwasse and adjacent areas were annexed and became a part of Gravette two years ago. The addition of nearly 6,000 acres nearly tripled Gravette’s size.

Lady Lions win big against Huntsville

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions secured a huge win against Huntsville on April 14, with Lindsee LaBrecque leading her teammates with her bat and on the mound.

Hometown Events

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

Farmers' Market Info

Gentry Shining Stars

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

Submitted Photo

Bulldog baseball loses road game, first home game

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldog baseball team continues its losing streak falling to both Magazine Leftwich and Hackett Hornets in two separate contest.

Health Department Inspections in Gentry on April 2

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

Gentry High School

Gentry fares well in home track meet

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Gentry Pioneers took second in men's and fourth in women's events at the Pioneer Relays held in Gentry on April 16. Decatur finished sixth in men's and ninth in women's. Gravette finished ninth and seventh in the track and field events.

Hiwasse News

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

Rabies clinic will be Monday, April 27, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hiwasse Community Center.

Junior High Boys Track Team place first

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur junior and senior track team traveled to Oklahoma to participate in the Vinita Invitational Track Meet April 4. For the junior high boys' team, it was a day they will not soon forget.

Obituaries

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

Johnny Leroy Cox

Backyard Visitor

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

Photo by Randy Moll

Power-lifting team honored in Congress

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

Photo by Randy Moll

Springtown crippled by political feud

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

A number of aspects regarding the Springtown annexation issue and Springtown politics are troubling to me. One would think, in a town the size of Springtown, folks could at least get along and work together well enough to make their town a better place to live, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Looking from the outside, it appears there is such a fierce, ongoing political feud going on there that Springtown doesn't stand a chance of ever improving its lot and providing any improved benefits to its residents.

Board seeks input on school plans Which build project do patrons want? How much are patrons willing to pay?

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- What do residents of the Gentry School District want? How much are they willing to pay? These are the two questions which school district patrons must decide, and soon, according to members of the Gentry School Board tasked with the decision of charting the course for the school district's future.

Local schools receive mixed state grades

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

WESTSIDE -- Schools in the Eagle Observer coverage area not only give out grades; they are graded on their performance by the Arkansas State Board of Education as a tool for parents in considering education decisions for their children. The grades measure school improvement but not necessarily the overall quality of the education provided by the schools. More information will be provided in an upcoming issue. The local school grades for the 2013-2014 school year are shown below.

Things could be better but they could be worse

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

I sure hate to have all this extra down time due to rain. I have been forced to leave the house and go to the coffee emporium, get out of my close relative's way -- underfoot as she calls it. I am sorry, I know I should be working on the place, doing something worthwhile. It has occurred to me that the male offspring are almost able to take on the duties, but who is out there to instruct?

Do you know the risen Jesus?

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

"Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, 'I know Him,' and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked." 1 John 2:3-6

Decatur Northside Elementary to celebrate 'All things U.S.A.'

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Decatur Northside Elementary will host a celebrations of "All things U.S.A." April 23 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Letter to the Editor

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

Editor, The April meeting of the Springtown City Council addressed several issues including a request for voluntary annexation into the town. The council (including myself) failed to pass the proposed annexation for various reasons. The initiative was supported by the previous mayor (Paul Lemke) and a non-resident property owner, (John Wasson), who solicited the property owners to request annexation to increase the land mass for a proposed walking trail....

Annual rabies clinics scheduled

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

WESTSIDE -- Annual rabies clinics are scheduled in Benton County during the week of Saturday, April 25, through Saturday, May 2, this year. Veterinarians will offer rabies vaccinations at a reduced rate during this week only.

Decatur loses one, wins two

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- It was a tough beginning to a new week for the Decatur Bulldog soccer team as players traveled south April 14 to take on the Danville Little Johns.

Career preparation was focus of school board planning meeting in Gravette

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Strategic planning for career preparation facilities was the main focus of a recent Gravette school board planning meeting. Three guest speakers addressed the board during the evening: Senator Jim Hendren, Marshall Ney and Bob Robinson.

Gravette, Hiwasse spring cleanup days set

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Now that warmer weather has arrived, it's almost time for the annual spring cleanup days in the area. The spring cleanup date for the Gravette area has been set for Tuesday, May 5, and the date for the Hiwasse area is Thursday, May 7. Large items will be picked up curbside on these days, which are the days of the regular trash service pickup.

Springtown fails to approve annexations

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

SPRINGTOWN -- The request of five property owners to have their lands annexed into Springtown failed to be approved by the Springtown Council at its April 14 meeting though at least one of the petitioners is hoping a vote at the May council meeting may bring approval.

A wish comes true

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

LINCOLN -- A maroon carpet was graciously rolled out by Lincoln junior varsity softball players for Gentry junior Mekalah Ramsey to run the bases and score a home run on Thursday. The maroon was appropriate since both schools -- Lincoln, the home team, and Gentry, the visiting team -- sport maroon as part of their school colors and an air of collaboration was present on this night.

Rains dampen Tired Iron show

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Rains put a damper on another spring show of the Tired Iron of the Ozarks -- the fifth year in the row, according to a number of Tired Iron members. Rainy weather all weekend kept the crowds away and many participants, too. The lineup of tractors in the parade of power was noticeably smaller, and the number of engines and displays was far less than usual.

Gentry: Small-town Friendliness, Big-town Offerings

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

With a population of nearly 3,400 — Gentry lies along Arkansas Highway 59 and the KCS Railroad line midway between Decatur and Siloam Springs. The town, once called Orchard City because of the apple orchards there in years gone by, is known for its small-town friendliness and its big-town offerings.

Maysville News

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

We have been getting some good rains this last week. It's sure making the grass grow. I'm sure the farmers are glad to be getting this rain on their hay fields.

Old hand press moved to new home

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Photo by Susan Holland

Senior Center Menus

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Week of April 27 to May 1

Gentry girls win two

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers lost to Prairie Grove last week but came back to pick up wins over Lincoln and Gravette.

Mayor discovers well not city's

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Topping the agenda for the Decatur City Council on April 13 was the acquisition of land for the water department's Well Number 5 and for the recreation area near Oak Park Subdivision.

Board seeking direction on Gentry charter school

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The possibility of creating a conversion charter school in conjunction with Gentry High School within the district was also on the agenda of the April 13 town-hall meeting of the Gentry School Board in the city council building. Input was sought from school district patrons as school officials explore the possibilities for such an option.

FFA team judged well

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur FFA Livestock Judging Team competed in two livestock judging contests over spring break.

Decatur: an 'All-American City'

posted: 04/22/2015 5 a.m.

South of Gravette, located at the intersection of Arkansas Highways 59 and 102, lies the city of Decatur, once named All-American City and still a great place to visit, start a business or call home. On the north is an airport and Crystal Lake. The beautiful lake is nestled between the hills and local residents and visitors use the cool lake for fishing and for swimming during the summer months. And there, next to the lake, is a private airport, soon to be developed into an aviation mecca, with homes and hangars for aviators.

Wednesday, April 15

Decatur softball, baseball teams win openers against Eureka Springs

posted: 04/15/2015 7 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldog softball team opened its season in style, with a victory. It is the beginning of what could be a dream season for the team this year. Decatur traveled east April 7 to take on the Eureka Springs Highlanders for the 2015 season opener and the first game for new softball coach Anna Wilkins.Cameron Shaffer pitched for the Decatur team. She allowed only three runs. On the other side of the equation, the batting abilities for the Bulldogs proved to overwhelm the Highlander pitching staff which allowed over 40 base hits....

Aging on a feller does not automatically add wisdom

posted: 04/15/2015 6:57 a.m.

The sunshine has been a little sparse this spring and yet we had better not complain as the rain is sensitive to insults and we'd like to keep it around for the rest of the summer. I like going into the summer with full ponds and lots of grass. My boots have been wet so much that the leather is beginning to draw up and crinkle. I could but I can't wear rubber boots all day and be comfortable.

The Office of the Keys

posted: 04/15/2015 6:56 a.m.

So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." John 20:21-23 On the evening of that first Easter Day, Jesus appeared to His disciples where they were gathered together behind closed doors....

Yes, I do raise a few dandelions!

posted: 04/15/2015 6:49 a.m.

I mowed the other day but my yard is still full of them, those pretty yellow flowers which bloom every spring and early summer. Even though they're kind of pretty, most people don't like dandelions all that much. I guess it's because they tend to take over a lawn and keep the grass from growing into one spotless green carpet. And so, people spend a fortune on chemicals and sprays to kill them off; and some even spend hours digging them out. Of course, others of us who seem to be in the business of raising them aren't too popular with the neighbors....

Hometown Events

posted: 04/15/2015 6:43 a.m.

Gentry Senior Activity and Wellness Center is having a bake and yard sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 17, at the center. Proceeds will be used to support the senior meal program. Cemetery Cleanup — Falling Springs Cemetery will hold its annual clean up day at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 18. Patrons of the cemetery are asked to bring tools and come help. A board meeting will follow the cleanup ... The annual Daniel Cemetery cleanup day is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 ... The second annual Lahoma Kay Roberts Memorial Gospel Singing Jamboree is set for Saturday, April 25, at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs....

Community Shred Day to be hosted by Grand Savings Bank

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Celebrate Earth Day by shredding and recycling confidential documents at a free Shred Day hosted by Grand Savings Bank. Small business owners and individuals can shred documents for free, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, at the Siloam Springs branch, 1660 W. U.S. 412 Hwy.

Lady Lions come back, win

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions battled their way back to bring home a 6-4 victory when they traveled to Pea Ridge on April 6, tying things up in the fifth and taking a two-run lead in the top of the seventh.

Tired Iron show set for this weekend

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Tired Iron of the Ozarks will host its 23rd annual Spring Crank Up at its show grounds on Friday, April 17, through Sunday, April 19. Events include fully operational saw mills, a blacksmith shop with working blacksmiths, a parade of power at noon, antique engines and tractors, antique tools and farm equipment, a furnished log cabin, a building full of home antiques and much more.

Senior Center Menus

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For Week of April 20 - 24

New Street Construction

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Photo by Randy Moll

April is always such a beautiful time in the Ozarks

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

April is always such a beautiful time in the Ozarks. The rolling hills are dotted with blooming redbud trees, the grass is greening up and growing taller and taller and the temperatures are much milder. The golden forsythia bushes were joined this month with blossoming japonica and flowering almond as Mother Nature put on quite a show. Now that we have reached mid-month, the lovely foliage of the peonies has emerged and the early purple iris out by the cellar are beginning to bloom. In only a few days we will have another explosion of color and fragrance.

For Good Cause

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Photo by Randy Moll

Decatur soccer team remains undefeated in conference play

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DECATUR -- The Decatur soccer team is off to a phenomenal start this season, winning its second conference match of the season.

I'm putting the crunch back into dieting

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

This business of trying to lose a few pounds is for the birds, figuratively speaking, that is. As the years have piled up so has the poundage and the resulting problem of keeping those extra inches around the waist under control.

Gentry wins on soccer field

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

File Photo by Randy Moll

Mendoza signs with Ecclesia

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Submitted Photo

Kidnap suspect found in Decatur, victim, in Gentry

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- What began as a simple Internet correspondence ended with the incarceration of a 45-year-old man and possible charges of rape and kidnapping. This story, like so many across the United States, began with a 13-year-old girl starting an innocent Internet conversation with someone she thought was another juvenile her own age. But that soon took on a near tragic twist....

Car show held in Gentry on Saturday

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

Photo by Randy Moll

Lions overpower Bobcats but fall to Blackhawks

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Lions made short work of the Berryville Bobcats on Thursday, scoring 11 runs in the six-inning game and holding Berryville to a single run in the team's last at bat. Gravette started things off in the bottom of the second when Mathew Stelting hit a hard ground ball to left field and made it to second, Brady Rolsma was hit by a pitch and Jace Russ singled with a grounder to third, drawing an error and allowing Stelting and Rolsma to make it home....

Lady Pioneers lose two at home

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers jumped to an early lead against the Bentonville Lady Tigers on Friday, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first, but they couldn't stop Bentonville from coming back and taking the victory.

Ozark Regional Transit offers service, asks support of Gentry

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Representatives from Ozark Regional Transit Authority spoke to the Gentry City Council at its regular meeting on April 6 to update the council on services ORT provides to west-side communities and to seek monetary support. Jeff Hatley, mobility manager and public information officer for ORT, and Joel Gardner, executive director of ORT, told council members that the regional transit authority was seeking to expand its services into western Benton County and....

PAWS students recognized

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Glenn Duffy Elementary PAWS Program incorporates character education and positive behavior into the school community. Each month PAWS skills are chosen and discussed in classroom guidance in relation to character education. Effort is the word for this month. This is defined as the total work done to achieve a particular end. Our superhero Batman has been given credit to say, "The training is nothing. The will is everything." However, we encourage our students to use their training AND their best effort while working at school and at home.

Springtown to use county inspector

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

SPRINGTOWN -- The town council, at the regular March meeting, approved drawing up a contract to use the county for its building inspection work rather than hire its own inspector. The action came after a recommendation from the town's inspector and a presentation by the county's inspector, according to unapproved draft minutes of the March 10 meeting.

Law change helps Safari

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Arkansas House Bill 1551, an amendment to a 2013 law prohibiting the import, possession, sale and breeding of certain non-human primates, was signed into law by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on April 8 and is expected to soon make life easier for the Wilmoth family and the Wild Wilderness Drive-through Safari.

Boozman visit with local mayors

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Photo by Randy Moll

County cleanup is Saturday

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

BENTON COUNTY -- Benton County residents can take advantage of the county's spring cleanup April 18 to rid themselves of a variety of unwanted items.

Tornado siren tests, cleanup planned

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The city of Decatur is planning several events over the next few weeks in an effort to keep the community a clean and safe place to live.

Gentry boys outscore Lead Hill

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Photo by Randy Moll

Gravette HOSA club plans spaghetti supper, bingo night

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Members of Gravette's HOSA club announced they will host their annual spaghetti supper and bingo night on Tuesday, April 28, at the Gravette High School cafeteria.

Gentry Shining Stars

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Submitted Photo

Maysville News

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

We are having nice spring weather with some good rain which is always welcome. Lawn mowers are sure busy. I had my yard mowed Saturday and it sure did need it.

Gravette approves bid for new sidewalks

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- In a special council meeting preceding last Thursday's Committee of the Whole meeting, council members voted unanimously to approve a bid for construction of new sidewalks. The bid of $66,985 from Diamond State Concrete will fund a sidewalk from the former Marvin's Grocery location south to Walmart on the east side of Arkansas Highway 59. Arvest Bank has pledged $10,000 to help pay for the project.

Ellis leading Pioneers in golds

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Though not his best throws of the season, Zach Ellis, Gentry senior, took the gold in shot and discus at the Siloam Springs track meet on Thursday.

Hiwasse News

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

People, do your mail carrier a big favor! Check your boxes and areas for wasps and nests. If you find signs of them, spray them. Also flowers may look pretty around your mail boxes but they attract bees and some of our carriers are highly allergic to wasp and bee stings.

Gospel jamboree planned

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The second annual Lahoma Kay Roberts Memorial Gospel Singing Jamboree is set for Saturday, April 25, at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. A meal begins at 3:30 p.m., and singing at 5 p.m.

Letter to the Editor

posted: 04/15/2015 5 a.m.

Editor,

Friday, April 10

JOE T. ROBINSON SR.

posted: 04/10/2015 6 a.m.

Joe T. Robinson Sr. was born on May 12, 1940, in McNeil, to George “Jack” and Mittie Pearl Robinson.

Wednesday, April 8

Pretty cows that have pretty calves and blow snot in your hip pocket need to belong to someone else

posted: 04/08/2015 5:53 a.m.

I have said, and will say it again, a cranky cow should go to town before she has a chance to hurt me, or someone else. I have preached this since I was run down and wallered around as a young feller. All the cattle in the world are not worth dying for. Not a one of my cows or the high-dollar bulls on the place are worth a broken neck or back.

Gentry brings home eighth-inning win over Huntsville

posted: 04/08/2015 5:42 a.m.

GENTRY -- After trading the lead numerous times in play against Huntsville, two late game errors in the top of the eighth gave Gentry's Lady Pioneers the edge they needed to win the game on Monday, 8-7. It was 5 to 5 at the end of the seventh in Huntsville; and in the top of the eighth, with Courtney Brown placed on second for the Lady Pioneers, an error on the part of Huntsville's third baseman allowed Makensi Sweeten to get on and Brown to advance to third. Then another error, this one by Huntsville's first baseman, allowed Alexis Aycock to get on and Brown to score....

Brigance awarded Scholarship

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

WALNUT RIDGE -- Brandon Brigance of Gentry and Collin Whitney of Searcy have been awarded the Glendale Scholarship at Williams Baptist College. The scholarships were presented during the Department of Christian Ministries Banquet held on March 31.

Confidence in the Face of Death

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

"I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another." Job 19:25-27 Each week I edit the obituaries before they are published in the newspaper. And, as I grow older, I see more and more listed there who are my age or younger and am reminded of the fact that one day, too, I will die. Unless Christ returns soon, we all will die and our bodies will be buried and decay.

Gentry soccer teams pick up wins

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

Photo by Randy Moll

Car show planned in Gentry

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- A car show is planned for Saturday on Gentry's Main Street, from 11 a.m. until dark. The event is being sponsored by multiple car clubs of Northwest Arkansas.

Yes, I dreaded the day, but it wasn't so bad!

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

I rued the coming of that day but there was no stopping it. It came anyway. My wife woke me early and wished me a happy 60th, but I told her, "Not yet. I still have a few hours left of being 59." I wasn't going to turn 60 any sooner than necessary. But the day came and went and, like it or not, I'm now 60....

Tree City Proclamation

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

Photo by Randy Moll

Council spares house marked for demolition

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- An old house viewed as an unsafe eyesore and sentenced to demolition was granted a reprieve and possibly new life by the Gentry council at its Monday night meeting. The old house, referred to as the Porter and Bartley property located at 105 N. Rust Ave., was donated to the city and was to be demolished, making way for additional parking and possibly a pocket park on the property. But....

Disaster drill trains OCH staff

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Employees at Ozarks Community Hospital sprang into action last Wednesday when the announcement came over the intercom that the annual disaster drill had started. They were ready to execute a plan which had been several months in the making. Steve Oler, OCH disaster preparedness coordinator, had directed hospital staff members to assemble in the main lobby and sign in.

Lady Lions seal win over Lady Elks

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions sealed their victory early in play against the Lady Elks of Elkins on Friday, scoring two runs in the first and 11 in the second.

Decatur loses season opener

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- It was a rough start to the 2015 Decatur High School baseball season, thanks to an abundance of rain and poor field conditions.

Hometown Events

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

Gravette Revival — The Church of God (Holiness), located at 4th and Atlanta, is in revival from April 7-12. The speaker is Pastor Billy Rice of Cherryvale, Kan. There is special singing at each service. The public is invited to attend the services each night at 7:30 p.m., through Saturday. Sunday services are at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information or transportation, call 787-7312. Cemetery Cleanup — Falling Springs Cemetery will hold its annual clean up day at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 18. Patrons of the cemetery are asked to bring tools and come help. A board meeting will follow the cleanup.

Health Inspections

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

March 25

Church on the Hill hosts egg hunt at Old Town Park

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

Photo by Susan Holland

About town with Decatur Mayor Bob Tharp

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

April is highlighted this year as "Volunteer Fire Department Month."

Dangerous intersection changed to four-way stop

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Safety improvements were to be made at the intersection of Arkansas Highways 12 and 43 in Gentry, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials. Crews added signs indicating the intersection will be a four-way stop, rather than a two-way stop, according to an April 3 AHTD release. Temporary message signs will be posted all month to alert drivers about the change.

Gentry power lifters win national championship

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Gentry powerlifting team (an unsanctioned sport in Arkansas) competed in the 31st annual Natural Athlete Strength Association High School National Powerlifting Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla., on March 28.

Lions win two at home

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- After winning big and losing big last week, the Lions came through in the sixth to secure a close victory over the visiting Elks of Elkins on Monday, 4-3.

Decatur holds prom at Horton Farms

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- With a full moon rising over the hills and a light breeze blowing through the trees, members of the Decatur High School junior and senior classes began arriving at the Horton Farms Retreat east of Decatur around 7 p.m. April 3. For some it would be their first and, for others, their last prom of their high school years.

Hiwasse News

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

Remember the rabies clinic at the Hiwasse Community Center on April 27 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Police investigating barbershop burglary Reward being offered for information leading to arrest, conviction

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Police are investigating a commercial burglary and theft which occurred over the weekend at the barbershop on Main Street in Gentry.

Northside builds with STEM grant

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Students at Decatur Northside Elementary were given two challenges as they sat at their desks after school April 1: Design and build a simple pulley system, and make a drawbridge, using everyday items such as empty spools, straws, yarn and wooden dowels. The students were part of a Wednesday after-school program paid for with a "Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics" grant....

Gravette Students of the Month

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

Submitted Photo

Gentry Shining Stars

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

Submitted Photo

Maysville News

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

The fundraiser for Maysville E.H. Club is this Saturday, April 11, at the community building. Serving of spaghetti, salad, bread and drinks begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for youngsters 9 through 12. There will be homemade pies for sale and a cake walk. We need cakes for the cake walk. We are also raffling a gas barbecue grill. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. They can be purchased from any club member. The drawing will be Saturday evening.

Transformer explosion at substation causes outages

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- A transformer explosion at a power substation near Decatur was the cause of a major power outage in the Decatur and Gentry area on Thursday evening.

Obituaries

posted: 04/08/2015 5 a.m.

Ray Dean Shuller

Friday, April 3

Safety improvements to be made at Highways 12 and 43 intersection

posted: 04/03/2015 9:11 a.m.

Safety improvements are to be made at the intersection of Arkansas Highways 12 and 43 near Gentry, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials. Crews will add signs indicating the intersection will be a four-way stop, rather than a two-way stop, according to an April 3 AHTD release.

power-outage: Transformer explosion, fire causes major power outage

posted: 04/03/2015 8:34 a.m.

A transformer explosion at a power substation near Decatur was the cause of a major power outage in the Decatur and Gentry area on Thursday evening. The Empire District substation where the explosion ocurred is located just south of Decatur, off Arkansas Highway 59 and west of the Kansas City Southern Railroad tracks. The explosion, which could be heard three miles away, was reported around 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1

Area Easter events planned

posted: 04/01/2015 7:21 a.m.

WESTSIDE -- In addition to regular church services, a number of special events are scheduled for this weekend in the Eagle Observer service area. In Gravette, an Easter sunrise service is planned. Heritage Baptist Church is hosting the annual sunrise service on Sunday, April 5. The service will begin at 7 a.m. and conclude by 8:30 a.m. It will include a mixture of music from area churches and a message from God's Word to close the service. Those interested in participating in the service are asked to contact the church at 479-787-6782. Heritage Baptist Church is located at 308 4th Ave., in Gravette ... Ozarks Community Hospital is partnering with Harvest Baptist Church to host the annual community Easter egg hunt....

Who Condemned Jesus?

posted: 04/01/2015 7:10 a.m.

"So Pilate, wanting to gratify the crowd, released Barabbas to them; and he delivered Jesus, after he had scourged Him, to be crucified." Mark 15:15 (read v. 1-20) Who condemned Jesus? Who found Him guilty and condemned Him to be put to death by crucifixion? Consider Mark 15:1-20. It was, of course, Pontius Pilate. He examined Jesus, sought to release Him but ultimately commanded that He be crucified (cf. Matt. 27:11ff.). But who was the real cause of Jesus' condemnation? ... our sins cried out, "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!"

Fixing a bison meat loaf to feed the multitudes

posted: 04/01/2015 7:07 a.m.

I don't claim to be a great cook but I can throw together enough in the kitchen to survive and even, on occasion, awe my victims. I will admit my dependence on Mrs. Griz for guidance even though I often am less than precise with following her instructions and sometimes innovate just a little. My favorite way to cook is with a crock pot. Mrs. Griz even bought me my very own a few years back so that I could fix supper and help out with midweek potlucks at church when she couldn't be home to fix a proper meal....

Springtime brought a busy week

posted: 04/01/2015 5:01 a.m.

April Fool's Day -- what fun we had with this holiday when we were kids! We delighted in thinking up ways to play tricks on someone and chuckled heartily about it later when we reflected on our pranks. As we get older, it seems we're not so interested in playing practical jokes. Perhaps we realize this hectic old life we live....

Unlicensed dogs have become unlawful norm in Gentry

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Unlicensed dogs seem to be the rule in Gentry, with only 37 dogs being licensed in the city during 2014. According to Mark Smithson, Gentry's animal control officer, all dogs within city limits are to be vaccinated for rabies in accordance with state law and are to be licensed by the city ... To obtain a license, the dog owners must simply present a veterinarian-issued certificate of vaccination against rabies and pay the privilege fee. Licenses are available at the Gentry Police Station, 100 East Main Street.

Sonshine Quartet holds 40th reunion concert

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

Photo by Susan Holland

Highfill EH Club News

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

The Highfill Extension Homemakers' Club, led by President Peggy Dillahunty, met March 16 at the Gentry Library. The members reported their hours of various community service. Several are making tote bags for the Children's Shelter in Vaughn.

Water levels rise after storm dumps heavy rains

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- March 25 started out as most early spring days do, warm and sunny. In fact, the day felt more like an early summer day than spring. But by early afternoon, that beautiful spring morning turned ugly as severe storms rolled into Northwest Arkansas from central Oklahoma. At 2:15 p.m. the temperature in Decatur was a comfortable 78 degrees with a strong southwest wind. Conditions were perfect for the formation of super-cell thunderstorms.

Track team to compete in Gravette

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur High senior track team will compete in its first meet of the season April 2 in the Gravette Invitational.

Decatur softball season to begin April 6

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldog softball team will travel northeast for its season opener against the Highlanders of Eureka Springs on April 6.

Hiwasse News

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

From Last Week

Mail carrier counted heroine

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Michelle Howard, a Gravette rural mail carrier, doesn't think of herself as a heroine. But she recently performed an heroic act during the course of her daily routine. Howard was delivering mail along her route, which runs east out of Gravette into the Centerton city limits, early last month. She was on Noah Road east of Gravette when she noticed an alarming sight. Smoke was billowing out from under the eaves of a house....

I sure don't like to be taken advantage of by family

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

My close relative has some kin that are like the ones causing many of the settlers going west to change their names. No one, not even their own dogs, want to be associated with them. I have witnessed hounds whining and running as one of the men approached their own front porch.

Lions win two in tournament

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Lions baseball team fell to the Ozark Hillbillies on Thursday, 7-5, but won two on Saturday, defeating Farmington, 9-6, and shutting out Pottsville, 6-0.

Cozy cottage becomes craft shop

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- A new business opened last week on Gravette's Main Street. It's called Granny's Simple Blessings, and the name is appropriate because walking through the door makes you feel as if you're going back in time to visit Grandma.

Obituaries

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

Jesse Belyeu, Sr.

Lions Golf Classic is set for Saturday, May 9 in Bella Vista

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The popular Gravette Lions Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, May 9, this year, according to John Edwards, Gravette school board member. This is the 13th year for the event, held at the Scotsdale Golf Course in Bella Vista. Edwards invites all area golfers to participate in the classic, which raises money for Gravette High School activities.

Foreign exchange student greeted by governor

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Julia Gehmacher, an exchange student attending Gravette High School who is from Salzburg in Germany, recently visited the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock.

Local artists display works

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Gallery Cafe in Decatur was briefly transformed from restaurant to art gallery last Saturday afternoon when three area artists got together to display their work there.

Gentry Shining Stars

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

Submitted Photo

America is straying from God

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

Editor, By watching the daily news, one can clearly see that America is getting farther away from God and still headed straight towards God's judgment and ultimate destruction. Too many in America have said, "There is no God."

Decatur residents can pay water bills online

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Residents of Decatur now have an easier and more convenient way to pay their water bills, thanks to a new application on the city's website. "One of the things I was asked to do during my campaign was to provide the ability to pay water bills online through the city's website," said Bob Tharp, Decatur mayor. "I am pleased to say that we have accomplished this and it is now up and running."

Gravette Historical Museum reports 2014 activities

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- John Mitchael, chairman of the Gravette Historical Museum Commission, recently submitted the 2014 annual report of the museum's activities. Significant accomplishments for the year 2014 include a new roof for the Kindley house museum, approval for an addition to the annex building, donation of an 1880s printing press, furnishing the last room of the Kindley house and hosting several events for the public.

Spay or neuter your pets

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

Editor,

Serving Up Pancakes

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

Photo by Randy Moll

"Northern Lights"

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at John Brown University's Berry Performing Arts Center.

Maysville EH Club News

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

Maysville EH Club members met at the Community Building for the regular March meeting. Gwen Singleton was the hostess for the noon meal. Gina Becker was our visitor and we are happy to have her become a new member.

Maysville News

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

From Last Week

Hometown Events

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

First Assembly of God in Gentry will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. All children will receive a door prize. There will also be prizes for three age groups between 0 and 11. The church is located at 821 East Main Street, just east of the Dollar General store in Gentry ... The Church on the Hill in Gravette will be hosting an Easter Egg hunt at 2 p.m. on April 4 in Old Town Park. It will be an age-divided hunt with other fun activity booths ... Gentry School District has scheduled an open town-hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 13, in the Gentry City Council chambers (adjacent to the Gentry Police Station at Main St. and Collins Ave.) to get input from the community....

NWACC announces Phi Theta Kappa members

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Northwest Arkansas Community College inducted more than 50 students into the Beta Kappa Psi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on Feb. 24.

Eighth grader expelled in Gentry

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- An eighth grade student was expelled for one year at a special Gentry School Board meeting on Monday night.

Gravette mayor goes full time Mayor's salary set at $50,000 per year

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Gravette City Council established the mayor's office as a full-time position and set his salary at $50,000 per year in a short meeting last Thursday night.

Lightning strikes hit Bella Vista during last Wednesday's storm

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

BELLA VISTA -- John Loncarevic was awake at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when he heard a loud boom near his home on Lord Nelson Drive. Then he felt the concussion.

Spring Has Sprung

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

Here At Last

Library announces summer reading program schedule

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The staff at the Gravette Public Library has announced the popular summer reading program will begin this year on Tuesday, May 19. The five-week program is planned for children ages 4 to 12 and the theme will be "Every Hero Has a Story." The sessions, which begin at 11 a.m., are free and open to all children in the area.

Senior Center Menus

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

For Week of April 6 - 10

Lions bring down Mustangs in short game at Arvest Ballpark

posted: 04/01/2015 5 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- Gravette High School's Lions hosted McDonald County (Mo.) in a short nonleague game at Arvest Ballpark on March 24 and, in addition to being able to play on the minor-league field, the Lions brought home an 8-4 unofficial win in preparation for conference play this week. McDonald County's Mustangs wasted no time putting runs on the board, with two singles, a walk and the opening batter hit by a pitch. By the bottom of the first, it was 2-0, McDonald County.