Wednesday, September 30

Gravette quilt show planned Oct. 10

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GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Historical Museum and members of the PieceMaker Quilt Club will cohost a Gravette quilt show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Civic Center (Boys and Girls Club meeting place). The Civic Center is located on Charlotte Street, S.E., just west of the public library and swimming pool. Fifty quilts will be displayed in the show, many made by members of the PieceMaker Quilters, and vendors will be on hand offering quilting supplies and fabric. A quilt appraiser will be available and will appraise quilts for a fee.

SIx Gentry seniors vie for title of Homecoming Queen

posted: 09/30/2015 7:46 a.m.

GENTRY -- It's homecoming week at Gentry High School, with the crowning of Gentry's homecoming king and queen set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday in Pioneer Stadium. Activities for homecoming week in Gentry include a powder puff football game in Pioneer Stadium at 1 p.m. today. Girls from the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes will face off on the gridiron, with their male counterparts doing the cheering and coaching. A homecoming pep rally is set for 10:30 a.m. Friday in Pioneer Stadium, with a rehearsal for the coronation ceremonies following at 11:30. The homecoming parade will line up at the high school at 12:30 p.m. Friday. The parade is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and begin at the high school and end on Main Street in downtown Gentry.

Granny's Simple Blessings craft fair Saturday

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Holly Wallace, owner of Granny's Simple Blessings at 408 Main Street N.W. in the west edge of Gravette, has announced she will host a craft fair at her shop this Saturday. The fair will feature 10 or more vendors selling items on the grounds, as well as a pumpkin patch and other special events.

Court building plans deemed inadequate

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BENTONVILLE -- Benton County's circuit court judges agree two plans for a new courts' building in downtown Bentonville are inadequate and they cannot support either. The six judges sent a letter to the 15 justices of the peace and County Judge Bob Clinard detailing their concerns in areas ranging from safety and security to functionality and parking. The letter is signed by Robin Green, Brad Karren, Thomas E. Smith, John R. Scott, Xollie Duncan and Doug Schrantz.

Yes, fall is officially here

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It's here! Yes, according to the calendar, fall is officially here. The youngsters have settled into the daily routine at school and football season is well underway. We're still getting warm sunny days, but cooler nights seem to be here to stay.

Pea Ridge proves too much for Gentry

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PEA RIDGE --The Blackhawks swooped down on the visiting Pioneers Friday night, sending them home with a with a 72-34 loss. Zaine Holley rushed for 337 yards and seven touchdowns to lead Pea Ridge to the convincing win.

Thank you to parents of Decatur School District

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Police report domestic violence, drug arrests

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GENTRY -- Police arrested Jerry Ball, 59, of Gentry, on Friday in connection with domestic battery in the second degree, a Class C felony alleged to have occurred late on Thursday.

Total eclipse of supermoon provides rare show on Sunday

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GENTRY -- Local residents, if they went outside on Sunday evening, got a rare view of a supermoon eclipse. The combination of a supermoon and a total eclipse has not occurred for 30 years and will not occur again for another 18 years. The total lunar eclipse covered the closer-than-usual face of the man in the moon for more than an hour. The supermoon is the result of the moon's elliptical orbit around the earth.

Decatur student faces fight against cancer

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DECATUR -- It is a worst nightmare come true for parents to have a doctor tell them their child has cancer. They know a long and difficult fight lies ahead for their loved one. But this is the scenario facing one of Decatur's families.

What do I know about the end times?

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Though it doesn't happen often, I was recently asked by a friend in the newspaper business for my take on a world event and how that fit into the prophesies of the Scripture regarding end times. His take was apparently based on an entirely different view regarding the end times than mine -- a view which is rooted in dispensationalism and includes a secret rapture, a tribulation period and a millennial kingdom here in this world.

Obituaries

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Paul Jack Byers

Gravette snaps Decatur's five-match winning streak

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DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldog volleyball team traveled north on Sept. 21 to take on the Gravette Lady Lions in it's very first match between the two west-side schools. The match saw the Lady Lions snap the Lady Bulldogs' winning streak in three straight sets.

Bulldogs stung by Hornets

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DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldogs, coming off of a loss to Mountainburg during homecoming on Sept. 18, faced a stinging defeat from the Hackett Hornets Sept. 25 at Bulldog Stadium in Decatur. This was the second conference game of the 2015 season.

Maysville EH News

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MAYSVILLE -- Eleven members and three guests met at the community building for the September Economic Homemakers Club meeting and noon meal. The meeting was called to order by Orpha Wardlaw. Jane Wilber welcomed everyone. Melinda Crawley led the group in singing "God Bless America," and Dianna Afuvai led the Pledge of Allegiance. Inspiration was given by Melinda, on the Harvest.

Available for Adoption from Gentry Animal Shelter

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Squeaks, a border collie mix, is in the Gentry animal shelter and in need of a new home.

Tent worms invade territory again

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WESTSIDE -- An invasion of fall web worms and tent worms has hit in Eagle Observer territory and the region, defoliating trees and shrubs and leaving unsightly webs on branches and sometimes enveloping entire trees. It is the first such massive invasion of the caterpillars in approximately 30 years. A similar hatching of what was called tent caterpillars occurred during the summer of 1984.

Love is doing more than demanded

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"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away." Matthew 5:38-42

Hometown Events

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Charter School Meeting

Senior Center Menus

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Week of October 5-9

Cleanup planned at Decatur Cemetery

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DECATUR -- As part of the ongoing beautification project, the Decatur Cemetery Committee will hold a cleanup day Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. until dusk at the Decatur Cemetery on Roller Ave.

Pickin' Time on 59, Fall Festival set for next week

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GENTRY -- Pickin' Time on 59 is set to begin next week, Thursday, Oct. 8, and run through Saturday, Oct. 10, with yard and garage sales planned along Arkansas Highway 59 from Siloam Springs to the Missouri border. Many cities along the route are waiving usual yard and garage sale permit fees to encourage residents to take part in the annual event.

G.M.C.H. Old Timers meet

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WESTSIDE -- The gang of Old Timers from the Gravette Medical Center Hospital met at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Gallery Cafe in Decatur.

... About Town with Mayor Bob Tharp

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Have you ever driven from Decatur to Siloam Springs and suddenly became aware that you had absolutely missed the trip? What an awakening experience! We are creatures of habit and the habit might have been that the roads we travel are safe, comfortable and simple pleasure to drive.

Commission launches draft plan

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ROGERS -- The public got its first glimpse at a draft of a nature-focused plan for Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday during a public launch of the draft of the NWA Open Space Plan.

Nodding off in church is forgiven if your head jerks you back into reality

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I had not planned to spend the weekend doing hard work, but things go awry around here pretty often. I know I had bragged about the fall calf crop and I still think they are pretty nice; but that one old cow, the last one due, just could not make the normal birthing occur. Therefore, it was a long and sleepless weekend on the rock pile.

Fall cleanup set for Oct. 6 and Oct. 8

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GRAVETTE -- The annual citywide fall cleanup is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Gravette and Thursday, Oct. 8, in Hiwasse. The two citywide cleanups each year provide citizens an opportunity to dispose of unwanted items that are normally too large for the regular city trash pickup service. Curbside pickup of large items will be available in each town on those days.

I still remember the night of the great gas leak

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I suppose every family has its embarrassing moments. We certainly had our share growing up. I remember one experience in particular when I was about 10 years old. By that time, my oldest sister, Jean, was married and my oldest brother, Don, was in the Marines serving in Vietnam. So, still at home was my older brother, Dennis, myself, my next younger brother, Bruce. Then came my brother, Scott, then my youngest sister, Penny, and last of all, the baby of the family, David, who was just a toddler.

Parking deck a possibility for XNA

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HIGHFILL -- Parking is tight at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, and a parking garage to be built in the next few years might be the solution.

City council approves Vybranz agreement

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GRAVETTE -- In a short council meeting Thursday night, Gravette City Council voted to approve an agreement between the city and Vybranz, a Prosper, Texas, firm. According to the agreement, Vybranz will furnish "expense management, cost reduction, billing auditing, billing review and recovery, procurement, consulting services and advice" as requested by the city.

Moorman, Gravette whip Lincoln Lions, score two touchdowns in first quarter in span of two minutes

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GRAVETTE -- Gravette quarterback Bryce Moorman threw four touchdown passes -- including three in the second half -- as the Lions whipped Lincoln, 49-21, Friday night at Lions Stadium. We knew going in (Gravette) was a good football team," Lincoln coach Don Harrison said. "Coach (Bill) Harrelson does an awesome job with his kids. We played hard and the kids had a good attitude. We're going in the right direction." Harrison added that he expects Gravette to finish first or second in conference.

Gravette girls overpower Gentry

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The Lady Lions soundly defeated the Lady Pioneers on Sept. 22 in Gentry, winning in three straight sets, 25-17, 25-17 and 25-14. Though the Gentry girls fought hard, they were unable to stop the kill shots of Shannon McKnight, Amanda and Stephanie Pinter and Misa Satchel. Dakota Webb and Haley Borgeteien-James pounded some in there for Gentry, but it wasn’t enough.

Friday, September 25

Next week is homecoming week at Gentry High School

posted: 09/25/2015 2:23 p.m.

GENTRY -- Homecoming celebrations begin next week at Gentry High School, with the crowning of Gentry's homecoming king and queen set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, in Pioneer Stadium. Activities for homecoming week in Gentry include a powder puff football game in Pioneer Stadium at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Girls from the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes will face off on the gridiron, with their male counterparts doing the cheering and coaching.

Gentry challenges Shiloh Christian in 'Dare to Care' food drive

updated: 09/25/2015 2:59 p.m.

Gentry has challenged Shiloh Christian to a DARE to CARE canned food drive between now and the Gentry-Shiloh football game on Oct. 16. Gentry schools will be collecting donations of non-perishable canned food items at any of the Gentry campus offices. The students made a video as a part of the challenge and to promote the food drive. It may be viewed at: https://youtu.be/u83ltD0YLUQ.

Wednesday, September 23

EAST Initiative technology and software delived on Thursday

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GENTRY -- Thursday was the day for which many signed up for the EAST Initiative at Gentry High School were waiting. It was the day the technological equipment and software arrived and was set up in the classroom. Patrick Lanford, instructor and facilitator of the EAST Initiative for the Gentry School District, was at work with students unpacking boxes, cataloging items and putting things in their proper places.

Boozman, Cotton lead efforts to nullify expanded WOTUS definition

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton cosponsored a joint resolution of disapproval that would reverse the Environmental Protection Agency's Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. This regulation gives the administration expanded federal authority to oversee land use decisions of homeowners, small businesses and family farms in Arkansas and across the country.

Constitution Day should be call to rein in federal government

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Last Thursday was Constitution Day -- The U.S. Constitution was signed in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 1887 -- but most of us heard little about the significance of the day or joined in a celebration of the document which is the basis of our nation and its government. Some of us may have heard nothing of the day at all. Once the Constitution was ratified....

Soule' an all-around athlete in Gravette

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GRAVETTE -- Jackson Soule' is used to a heavy workload, so playing four key positions for the Gravette Lions is really no big deal.

Could one little spider cause all that?

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It began with a tickle, then shucking my shirt on Main Street in Gravette, and then ... Let me tell you the whole story. It won't take long but it involved tackling a job that should have been undertaken many days, weeks, months ago. Let's just say it was a job that had been put off far too long.

Decatur celebrates homecoming 2015

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DECATUR -- It was an early homecoming for the Decatur Bulldogs this year. The football team plays only three home games this season, with two of the three at times that would make homecoming impossible.

Bulldogs lose homecoming game to Dragons

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DECATUR -- It was a rough night for the Decatur Bulldog football team as it took on the Mountainburg Dragons for homecoming at Bulldog Stadium on Friday.

Maysville News

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We are sure having fall weather, which is nice, but I sure dread what follows it.

Gentry Fall Fest set for Saturday, Oct. 10

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GENTRY -- Gentry's new head football coach, Paul Ernest, will sit in the dunking booth to raise money for the Gentry United Way at the Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Gentry City Park. The event is co-hosted by the Gentry Chamber of Commerce. Ernest said he will recruit some other "participants" for the event as well.

Lions fight their way back to defeat Bulldogs

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GRAVETTE -- Jordan Burnett rushed 30 times for 190 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner with just over a minute left, to lead the Lions to a come-from-behind win over the Jay (Okla.) Bulldogs on Friday. During the first half, it appeared as if the Lions would be dominated by the strong Bulldog offense and defense. The Lions were down, 13-0, at the end of the first quarter and scored....

OCH holding open house, lantern launch Thursday

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GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital at Gravette is hosting an open house for the public from 5 to 7:30 p.m. this Thursday. The hospital has expanded services, installed new state-of-the art equipment and added staff members in recent months and invites everyone to come see all the improvements. Tours will be given of the hospital, including the new, updated radiology equipment....

You shall not swear falsely

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"Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.' But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God's throne; nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black. But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one." Matt. 5:33-37

Hometown Events

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GHS 10-year Reunion - Gentry High School Class of 2005's 10-year reunion is Oct. 2-3. On Friday, at 5:30 p.m., the class will meet for a dessert tailgate outside of the football stadium. Look for the "Class of 2005" banner. This will be potluck-style, so bring a favorite dessert to share and a chair to sit in. At 6:30 p.m. the homecoming ceremony begins. The Class of 2005 is encouraged to sit together in the stadium. Again, look for the "Class of 2005" banner....

Glenn Duffy, Jr., guest speaker at 'Rise and Shine' assembly

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GRAVETTE -- Students at Glenn Duffy Elementary School gathered in the school cafeteria last Monday morning for their first "Rise and Shine" assembly of the year. Members of the Gravette Kiwanis Club were on hand to honor students chosen as Terrific Kids. Two students from each grade level were recognized. Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development....

Bulldogs celebrate homecoming parade in downtown Decatur

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DECATUR -- At noon on Friday, fancy convertible cars, floats, band instruments and even a horse gathered at Decatur City Hall for what would be the beginning of a day to remember. As the 1 p.m. hour drew near, students at Decatur High school hurried to make last minute preparations for the big 2015 homecoming parade held this year on Main St. in Decatur.

I remember fishing with some unorthodox methods

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I want to preface this article with the thought that, when you are young, you sometimes do stupid things that you wouldn't dream of doing when you get older. Years ago when we were young men and boys, my brothers and I enjoyed fishing. We would hook up with some cousins or uncles or entire families and spend the day fishing on Bayou D'Loutre in north-central Louisiana. The Looter, as we called it, is a beautiful stream. We spent many of our boyhood days fishing along its banks.

Police report near bomb scare, passed school bus

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GENTRY -- Police reported one person cited for passing a stopped school bus on Arkansas Highway 59 and a near bomb scare at Gentry Primary School on Sept. 14.

Can you live in the doghouse without getting fleas?

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My close relative has developed into a sports nut! I can't believe the hours she spends trailing off to a ball game of any sort, baseball or football, just to sit on the bleachers and sweat or freeze. Sometimes it rains and yet she stays to cheer her own toward greatness!

Benton County planners OK electric service station project

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BENTONVILLE -- Benton County planners, on Sept. 16, approved plans for an emergency services station proposed by Carroll Electric on company property near Gravette.

Senior Center Menus

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Week of Sept. 28 to Oct. 2

Gentry comes up short against undefeated Greenland

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GREENLAND -- The Pioneers fought hard to save the ship when they visitied Pirate territory in Greenland on Friday night but couldn't quite get it done against an undefeated Greenland team, losing to the Pirates, 49-32.

Six districts file requests to add charter schools

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ARKANSAS -- Six school districts have applied to the Arkansas Department of Education to operate conversion charter schools within their districts beginning in the 2016-17 school year.

Gentry, Gravette girls have rough week on the court

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GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions lost two games last week, in three straight sets each, falling in an away game against Huntsville on Sept. 15 and in a home game against Shiloh Christian on Thursday.

Alzheimer's support group launched

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GRAVETTE -- An Alzheimer's awareness meeting was held last Thursday afternoon at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity and Wellness Center. The meeting was to launch an Alzheimer's support group for family members and caregivers of Alzheimer's patients. The meetings will be conducted by Susie Davis, care coordinator from Ozarks Community Hospital, and guest speakers who will be speaking on related topics.

Ozarks Community Hospital makes radiology upgrades

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GRAVETTE -- The Ozarks Community Hospital health system announced it had made comprehensive radiology equipment upgrades and is now offering expanded services and radiology exams in Gravette.

Obituaries

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Walter Roland McBride

Golden to celebrate 97th

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GENTRY -- Frances Ennis Golden is set to turn 97 on Sunday, Sept. 27. She has lived most of her life in Gentry and will be honored by family members on her special day.

Decatur wins fourth straight match

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DECATUR -- The Decatur Lady Bulldogs' volleyball team extended its winning streak to five straight matches by defeating the Lady Highlanders of Eureka Springs at Peterson Gym in Decatur on Sept. 17.

Tuesday, September 22

Benefit ride for band is planned for Oct. 3

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GENTRY -- The second annual Pioneer Pride Run and Leg Quarter Dinners is set for Saturday, Oct. 3, at the city park, with proceeds going to benefit the Gentry Pioneer Pride Band.

Wednesday, September 16

Gentry powers past Decatur

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GENTRY -- Class 4A Gentry may be young and rebuilding -- starting as many as seven sophomores -- but the Pioneers are off to a strong start after crushing Class 2A Decatur 49-7 on Friday. One of the few Pioneers' seniors, CJ Taylor, ran in three touchdowns to pace the effort. Taylor totaled 124 yards on 11 carries, and his 27-yard run to start the third quarter kicked in the Arkansas Activities Association Sportsmanship Rule with a continuous clock in the second half.

Senior Center Menus

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Week of September 21-25

Hiwasse fall festival well attended

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HIWASSE -- Beautiful fall weather contributed to the success of the Hiwasse Fall Festival this year. Many people came out to enjoy the cool, sunny day and all the activities planned for the event. The day began with a classic car show at the Hiwasse Store, where several shiny restored vehicles were on display.

I look forward to feeling the cold wind on my face

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Finally, a little spell of cooler weather has arrived! Even though it heated up again, the cooler temperatures over the weekend were a pleasant reminder that fall and more of the cooler air will soon be here to stay for just a little while.

I hope to stop complaining about my lacks

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Yesterday, Sept. 8th, 1967, I was able to lift the shop door off the hinges and repair it by myself. Today, I tried to lift the tack room door off its hinges for repair and could not lift it high enough. I saw an ad on TV about our hormones bottoming out after 35, so I suspect mine have. I sure hate to think I am weakening up physically, but you can bet the farm that mentally I am just as strong as a bull. Probably just as smart, too!

Benton County officials review communication needs

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BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials on Thursday voiced support for a $350,000 investment in the county's communications system that could be a precursor to a regional adoption of a state-operated digital radio system.

Police investigating break in

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GENTRY -- Police are investigating a break in at a car wash on Gentry Blvd. which was reported last week. According to police, unknown suspects cut into coin boxes and took a small amount of money. Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to call the police department at 479-736-5800.

Gravette starts fast, rolls past Mayflower

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GRAVETTE -- Jordan Burnett rushed for 119 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Gravette rebounded from a season-opening loss with a 45-18 win over Mayflower on Friday night.

Parents encouraged to learn ABCs of school emergency plans

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LITTLE ROCK -- In recognition of National Preparedness Month, the Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Department of Education are encouraging all parents and guardians to talk with their child's school about emergency plans as part of the My Child/My Student public awareness campaign, a joint effort between the Arkansas Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and public education advocacy and support groups.

Gravette girls split games, Gentry girls lose

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WESTSIDE -- The Lady Lions defeated the Lady Blackhawks of Pea Ridge in three straight sets on Sept. 8 but then fell to Berryville on Thursday, 3-1. Set scores against Pea Ridge on Sept. 8 were 25-22, 25-10 and 25-20. Scores on Thursday were 25-15, Gravette, in the first set; but Berryville took the next three, 25-18, 25-17 and 25-19.

Health Inspections

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Decatur

County planners back new septic system ordinance

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BENTON COUNTY -- Benton County planners on Sept. 2 endorsed requiring inspection of septic systems before property is sold or transferred.

Lady Bulldogs beat Lady Tigers again

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DECATUR -- The Decatur Lady Bulldog Volleyball team improved its overall record to 4 and 1 with another victory over the Charleston Lady Tigers on Sept. 9.

Springtown council hears reports on local projects

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SPRINGTOWN -- The Springtown Town Council is looking into putting up a sign on the Aubrey Long Road Bridge designating it as the "Don Early Memorial Bridge." A previous town council voted to name the bridge after Early and put up a memorial sign, but the sign was never actually created or put up.

Should we be more like our canine friends?

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It is already mid-September and soon the third quarter of the year will be gone. Cooler weather has moved in the last few days. Fog hangs over the field behind the house in the early mornings and a few leaves are beginning to drift lazily to the ground. The weather man predicts that summer weather will return the middle of the week but, as for now, we've pulled down the windows and hunted out long-sleeved shirts and warm socks. It feels good to snuggle under a blanket at night. Our cat, Miss Abby, even chose to spend a couple of nights in the house.

Westside Weather

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Hometown Events

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Fall Round-Up

Decatur Namesake, Part 2

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DECATUR -- Part two of the Stephen Decatur story details his involvement in the first and second Barbary War, his leadership during the War of 1812 and his untimely death at the young age of 41.

Football Contest Winner

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Richard Schultz of Siloam Springs was the $100 winner for Sept. 9. He was the only one who picked all 8 games correctly.

New Kiwanis officers installed in Gravette

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GRAVETTE -- Members and guests of the Gravette Kiwanis Club met at the Cellar Creekside in Sulphur Springs Saturday night to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the club. The club was organized Aug. 2, 1975. Those attending enjoyed a social time before dining on assorted appetizers, choice of chicken breast or pork loin, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, potato-corn chowder and green salad. Chocolate-covered strawberries and a 40th anniversary cake were served for dessert.

Threet honored with 'over the hill' birthday party

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GENTRY -- Darla Threet, librarian at the Gentry Public Library, was honored Sept. 6 with a surprise "over the hill" birthday party in celebration of her 60th birthday.

Tired Iron of Ozarks holds fall show

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GENTRY -- Last weekend was the 24th annual fall show of the Tired Iron of the Ozarks. And, once again, the show offered opportunity for young and old to see and learn about rural farm life in northwest Arkansas in the late 1800s and early 1900s by displaying old tractors, engines, farm implements and household machines and gadgets which were commonly used as a part everyday life in the region.

New store opens in Decatur

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DECATUR -- It was a "grand" opening for the new Decatur Farmers Co-op True Value hardware store on Sept. 11 and 12 as customers from around the area converged on the store to help celebrate the opening of the new business in Decatur. The formal ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11, with dignitaries from the Decatur area and Co-op employees gathered to take part in the event.

Divorce is adultery

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"Furthermore it has been said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.' But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery." Jesus further explains the true meaning of the commandment against adultery. It not only applies to sexual desires and sexual relationships outside of the marriage union; it applies to breaking the marriage union by divorce.

Fall Round-Up set at Springtown Church

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SPRINGTOWN -- The annual Fall Round-Up, sponsored by the Springtown Seventh-day Adventist Church, will be held Oct. 1-3 and feature one of America's oldest gospel quartets and first-person dramatizations of Jesus' miracles.

Civil war reenactment set

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PEA RIDGE -- "We certainly don't do this to memorialize our nation's worst tragedy," Steve Bailey, organizer of the Battle of Pea Ridge re-enactment, said.

Simmons demolishes homes to make way for new parking area

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DECATUR -- The growing Simmons' plant in Decatur found itself in need of an additional parking area to meet the demands of a swelling employee population.

Maysville News

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Sunday was a nice day, seemed sorta like fall. I think we have rain in the forecast and, as always, it's needed.

Obituaries

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Betty Lou Cox

Right Choices Corn Maze to open Saturday

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

SOUTHWEST CITY (Mo.) -- Ten years of family fun is a milestone to celebrate; and Right Choices Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, LLC, in Southwest City, Mo., is preparing to welcome visitors for its 10th season, which begins this weekend. Each year, the maze design reflects an emphasis on a good life choice, such as choosing to take care of one's family, choosing to take care of people or choosing to succeed. This year, the emphasis is on the source of all good choices -- the Bible.

Corn Pone Opinions A Coon Tale

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

You know what they say, "American by birth, Southerner by the grace of God." Well, I am about to reveal my Southernness. I have five brothers and I love them all. We grew up doing all sorts of things together. Years ago, my oldest brother, Don, owned a pulp wood business. I worked for him for a couple of years back before I left home. This would have been back in the early '70s. Every day we got up at 4:30 or 5 a.m. and headed to the woods to cut timber.

Tuesday, September 15

Highfill looks to ban through truck traffic

posted: 09/15/2015 5 a.m.

HIGHFILL -- If passed on two more readings, it will be illegal for trucks to use Highfill's Main Street, Fourth Street, Digby Road, Peterson Road and Mason Valley Road as through routes and violators could be charged with misdemeanors and fined up to $500 for each offense. Trucks are defined as any vehicle requiring a commercial driver's license to operate it. Further council action is anticipated to pass the ordinance because....

Wednesday, September 9

When does a government lose its legitimacy?

posted: 09/09/2015 6:57 a.m.

At what point does a government lose its legitimacy? That's a question which is being asked by more and more people in the United States. It's a question that has troubled my mind. It can be answered in a number of ways. If we look to America's founders and to the Declaration of Independence, we might answer that question by saying a government loses its legitimacy when....

Local U of Astudent earns national photography award Coffee takes first and third place in National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow competition.

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Brittany Coffee, of Gentry, received the first-place Excellence in Photography award during the recent National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Critique and Contest.

Gentry Pioneers open season with impressive win

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- CJ Taylor ran for 105 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown, as Gentry earned a 30-18 win over West Fork in its first game under coach Paul Ernest on Friday night.

Decatur Farmers Co-op to host grand opening ceremony

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur Farmers Co-op and True Value hardware store will hold their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at their store on Main Street.

School board candidates answer questions

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Voters living within Zone 3 of the Gentry School District will have two choices on the Sept. 15 school election ballot in the race for the Zone 3 seat on the Gentry School Board, a five-year term. Clarence "Bo" Kreger is running for re-election to the post, having already served one term on the board. And Shawna Rayburn-Still is running for a first-term on the board.

Have we returned blacks to slavery?

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Ferguson, Detroit, Baltimore and now the willful unloading by an angry black man of 15 bullets into a Texas Sherriff who was innocently fueling his automobile. Each seemingly has one thing in common -- pent up anger directed first at their own race and now at law enforcement. "Black lives matter" some chant, but most black homicides are by black perpetrators, not white. Blacks, we are told, now do half of all murders in the United States. It seems that the black communities are on fire and it seems driven mostly by young angry black men.

Gentry loses on volleyball court, Gravette wins

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers fell to the visiting Lady Bobcats from Berryville on Thursday, three sets to zero.

Lions fall to Apaches

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Lions fell to the Pottsville Apaches in an away non-conference game on Friday, 34-27.

Board votes to request waivers, charter school in Gentry

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Following a special school district presentation to the public on its reasons for applying for a conversion charter school within the district and a waiver of certain state requirements, the school board met in special session and passed two resolutions -- one applying for the waiver and the other for a conversion charter school in Gentry's school district.

Former employee pleads guilty to defrauding Tyson Foods of more than $550,000

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Kenneth Elser, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Brenda Ann Blair, 47, of Gentry, Arkansas, Pleaded guilty Friday to one count of wire fraud. The guilty plea was accepted by the Honorable Timothy L. Brooks, in the U.S. District Court, Fayetteville.

Ah, yes, butter beans!

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

"See that woman over there? The one who's pulling out her hair? She's not pregnant as she seems. She's just full of them good ole butter beans." Ah, yes, butter beans. Thank goodness someone had the vision to bring the lima bean to America. Limas had an Andean and Mesoamerican origin.

We all need to pay attention a mite better

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

The sun came up in the East this morning and I suspect it will set in the West. I like the things that I can depend on and my close relative is one of the most dependable in my life. She is the one who will be sure I have polished boots, creased pants and ironed shirts. She brushes my good hat after I wear it to town before she puts it back in the hat box. I know she does all these things for me and, yet....

Arvest Bank partners with the Manna Center Bank, customers and communities work to provide one million meals

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Arvest Bank's 1 Million Meals initiative challenges bank associates, customers and community members to participate in fundraising efforts and nonperishable food drives to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves. The initiative is needed, as 49 million individuals, including 16 million children, are identified as food insecure.

Decatur homecoming queen to be chosen Sept 18.

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Photo by Mike Eckels

Decatur named after legendary naval hero

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- When Corner Springs first applied to have its own post office in early 1880s, the people had no idea the new town name would turn out to be that of a legendary naval hero of the late 18th and early 19th century.

Decatur Homecoming parade changes routes this year

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The first home game of the 2015 Decatur Bulldog football season will bring the Mountainburg Dragons to Bulldog Stadium on Sept. 18. This will also be an early homecoming week for Decatur High School. Several activities are planned for game day, including the Decatur High homecoming parade. This year's parade will be a little different, thanks to the combined efforts of....

Obituaries

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Roy Lee Foreman

Great changes are occurring in Gentry schools

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Editor and Gentry Residents,

You shall not commit adultery

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell." Matthew 5:27-30

Pickin' Time signs offered

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

WESTSIDE -- Pickin' Time on 59 will be held Oct. 8-10. The event will feature yard sales, collectibles and antiques and extend from the airport in Siloam Springs through Gentry, Decatur, Gravette, Sulphur Springs and to the Missouri-Arkansas line.

Blair joined museum commission to help with train

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Al Blair, one of the newest members of the Gravette Museum Commission, joined the commission this spring, mainly because of one special interest he has. Blair is an avid model railroader and he was asked to help with restoring the train layout on the Gravette diorama at the museum. About the same time he was asked to become a member of the commission, and he said "yes" to both requests.

Local residents graduate from Harding University

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

SEARCY -- The following local residents were among nearly 800 graduates who received diplomas at Harding University's commencement exercises in May: Julia Coffman of Gravette received an education specialist in clinical and mental health counseling. Kimberly Roesch of Gravette received a master of arts in teaching in middle level education with a teaching license. Amanda Taylor of Decatur received a bachelor of arts in early childhood education with a teaching license.

Hometown Events

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Clinic Grand Opening

Deaf man suing Benton County Sheriff's Office over traffic stop

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

BENTON COUNTY -- A deaf Benton County man claims deputies arrested him after a traffic stop without calling for a qualified American Sign Language interpreter.

Senior Center Menus

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Week of Sept. 14 - 16

Lady Bulldogs win games against Eureka, Charleston

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- When the idea of a volleyball team was first proposed by two students riding a bus home one afternoon in January, they had no idea that their conversation was the beginning of a new sport at Decatur High School. The Decatur volleyball team added two to the win column, bringing the current record to 3 and 1. The Lady Bulldogs first traveled east to take on the Highlanders of Eureka Springs Aug. 25....

Hiwasse Fall Festival set for Saturday

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

HIWASSE -- Hiwasse residents invite everyone in the area to come out Saturday and attend the popular Hiwasse Fall Festival. Events will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the festival location, 13680 Fire House Lane.

Benton County panel hears road plans List includes new graders, paving machine, digger

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

BENTON COUNTY -- Benton County officials say the Road Department needs new vehicles costing about $3.5 million for 2016.

Parks Lumber closes it doors

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Park's Lumber Company in Gentry announced late on Sept. 1 it was closing its doors for good. The family business has served the Gentry area for 70 years. The announcement came in the form of the following Facebook post from Janie Parks: "It is with much heartache that I tell you that, after 70 years in business, we have locked the doors of Parks Lumber Company.

'Why?' The question of the year?

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Why?

Council approves bank building purchase

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The city council in Gentry took the next step on Sept. 1 in a move to purchase the building and property which was the Gentry branch of Centennial Bank.

Saturday, September 5

Gentry man arrested in sexual assault case

posted: 09/05/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Police arrested Jacob Allen Piguet, 21, of Gentry, in connection with three counts of sexual assault in the 4th degree, Class D felonies, for allegedly having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Piguet is alleged to have admitted to the sexual contact with the girl in Gentry, and the juvenile's's statements corroborate his admissions.

Thursday, September 3

Founder of Planned Parenthood part of eugenics movement

posted: 09/03/2015 9:03 a.m.

On November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin’s book, “On the Origin of Species,” was published. The full title was “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.” Mr. Darwin believed that white Europeans were the favored races. Mr. Darwin’s cousin, Sir Francis Galton, took Darwin’s teachings on natural selection and survival of the fittest and began to apply them to human reproduction. He coined the term “eugenics,” which comes....

Wednesday, September 2

Soccer team members presented championship rings

posted: 09/02/2015 7:31 a.m.

GENTRY -- For the players on the 2015 state championship girls' soccer team it was another special night on Friday as they were again honored in a special ceremony before the football scrimmage and presented with their championship rings. Coach Fabrizio Campagnola presented the rings to the players, one-by-one, in the pregame ceremony in Pioneer Stadium as their names were announced. The girls smiled and unboxed their rings and put them on in celebration of their success on the soccer field.

Senior Center Menus

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Week of September 7 - 11

Hometown Events

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Awana Club - Heritage Baptist Church's Awana Club begins on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m., and meets every Wednesday during the school year. A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Awana is for boys and girls, ages 3 (must be 3 before Sept. 1) through 6th grade. To register, go to hbcgravette.org or stop by the church. For more information, call 479-787-6782 ... Conservation Meeting - The regular meeting of the Benton County Conservation District will be held at the USDA Service Center in Bentonville at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3. For further information about the meeting, call Gail Sparks, 479-273-2622, ext. 3....

Gayla raises funds for Gravette library

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Several folks donned boots, jeans and cowboy hats and traveled out to the Barn at Big Springs on Beaty Road Saturday evening, Aug. 22, to attend the third annual Gravette Library gala and auction. This year's event had a "Hoedown" theme and decorations reflected that theme.

Local twins take through hike on Appalachian Trail

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- What started several years ago as a wish turned into a 2,189.2-mile walk this summer for the Coder twins, Samuel and Daniel, 19, as the duo hiked from Georgia to Maine, completing the full length of the Appalachian Trail ... "It's something I really wanted to do," Samuel said, and the trip finally became a reality a few years later when his brother, Daniel, agreed to go along for the hike which passes through 14 states....

Every little thing done causes a reaction

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

I am coming to you from the deep piles of stuff in the barn. I am tired and I won't be broadcasting long as I believe my air is about gone! Yes sir, this is a job I have put off for way too long and I am sorry as I can be today! I thought of doing it a couple of months ago but decided to wait until cooler weather, and now I wish I had, at the very least, started!

Riddle to play key role for Decatur

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Tyler Riddle is optimistic Decatur can overcome several big deficiencies to make a run at the Class 2A playoffs.

Council approves lot split

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Gravette City Council met for a short session Thursday night with all council members and city attorney David Bailey present. Bailey explained that he was absent from the committee of the whole meeting because he was attending a meeting in Pine Bluff.

First be reconciled to your brother

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

"Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison. Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny." Matthew 5:23-26

Eastern Oklahoma man pleads no contest in cattle theft

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Stilwell, Okla. -- An eastern Oklahoma man pleaded no contest to the charge of felony larceny of cattle last Tuesday after stealing and selling four heifers from an Adair County, Okla., rancher. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association special ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation.

Pioneers fall behind early in scrimmage with Elks

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Pioneers got off to a slow start during Friday's scrimmage against the visiting Elks of Elkins, finishing the practice matchup, down 32-16. The Elks completed drives in both the first and second quarters, picking up two touchdowns and accompanying two-point conversions in each quarter, making it 32-0 before the end of the half. The Pioneers scored one touchdown and conversion late in the second quarter and the other on a long run in the third.

BV teen wins national teen pageant

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- When Shannon McKnight heard she had been recommended to participate in a pageant last year, she thought it sounded like something she could do. She was right. Less than a year later, McKnight, who lives in the Highlands of Bella Vista, is now National Junior Ambassador Teen.

Lions Club celebrates two years

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Lions Club recently completed its second year as a local service club and has made great strides since it was chartered on June 30, 2013. The main focus of the Lions Club still remains its efforts to provide free eye tests for children and to secure eyeglasses and treatment for persons needing them. Members of the club will be assisting with eye tests at Glenn Duffy Elementary School on Oct. 7 and 8, beginning at 9 a.m. The club collects eyeglasses for recycling, and receptacles where they may be donated are located at Austin Drug, Teasley Drug, Arvest Bank, Bank of Gravett, Care and Share, Roberts-Philpott Eye Associates, Subway, the In Zone and the Gravette Public Library. One hundred and seventy-four pairs of eyeglasses were sent to the Lions recycling center in Texas this spring.

Letter to the Editor

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Editor,

Faulkenberry attracts notice from new coach

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Jake Faulkenberry made a good impression on new Gentry football coach Paul Ernest even before school started this year.

Arvest kicks off fifth year of fighting hunger Bank, customers and communities work to provide one million meals

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Arvest Bank's 1 Million Meals initiative challenges bank associates, customers and community members to participate in fundraising efforts and nonperishable food drives to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves across Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas. The initiative is needed because 49 million individuals, including 16 million children, are identified as food insecure.

Gentry High School students now enrolled in on-campus CNA course

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- In an effort to offer local students more opportunities and better provide them with the skills needed to obtain jobs upon graduation, Gentry High School, in partnership with Northwest Arkansas Community College, is hosting its first CNA class this fall and has 11 students enrolled. The class, which meets for one hour each school day, provides students....

Board discusses vocational opportunities

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- A reception to honor new teachers was held in the commons at the Gravette High School preceding the August school board meeting. Richard Page, superintendent of schools, introduced each to those in attendance.

Saving swamp milkweed is more important than most think

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Most would think little of mowing down or destroying milkweed plants which may not attract a lot of attention most of the year and, perhaps, especially so when the plants in question are swamp milkweed growing along the shores of a city-owned recreational lake like Siloam Springs City Lake. But, like most plants, they have a purpose and are more important than people generally realize.

Final 'First Saturday" event set for this weekend

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce is planning its final "First Saturday" event of the summer from 4 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 6. The "First Saturday" celebration is designed with activities for the whole family. GGCC secretary Amanda Gittlein describes it as "an event that will allow the community to better connect with one another while offering something all ages can enjoy." Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy food and activities throughout the evening. Events are open to the community, with most taking place on Gravette Main Street.

Obituaries

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Donnie Dee Kirby

September is 'a time of change and challenge'

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

It's September and this month we'll close out the third quarter of 2015. There's a subtle change in the air and we've been enjoying some cooler days and cooler nights. We don't often have the luxury of sleeping in but, when we do, these cool mornings are perfect weather for rolling over and snoozing just a bit longer. When we do get up, we seem to have more energy to tackle our chores than when the summer heat was hanging on. There's a hint of fall in the neighborhood and it feels good.

America ought heed the wisdom of Psalm 33

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

The words of Psalm 33:12 say: "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance." For many generations, that applied to America, because the people, for the most part, gave honor to the LORD God -- notice that I said LORD God because our people sought to honor a specific God, the LORD God of the Bible (LORD is how most translations reflect the Hebrew name of God....

Bulldogs win first-ever volleyball game against Lady Wolves

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur volleyball program reached a milestone Aug. 25 when the team won its first volleyball game against an aggressive Lincoln team in Peterson Gym. The program started in January when two students, Mailee Xiong and Shaney Lee, approached Jessica Hartman and Jessi Castagna with the idea of starting a volleyball team at Decatur High School. The Decatur sports' program never included a volleyball team before and this would be new unexplored territory for the Decatur athletic program.