Wednesday, November 30

Whose word is the Bible? How do followers of Christ regard it?

posted: 11/30/2016 7:43 a.m.

Sad to say, even among those who call themselves Christian, many do not regard the Bible as God's unerring word. Rather, they view it as any other book written by men and pick and choose what they believe to be true and what they regard as opinions of another time which are not binding today. But true followers of Christ Jesus have a different attitude toward the Bible, that of Jesus, who regarded every word of the Scriptures as God's revealed truth.

Santa comes to Decatur for annual Christmas Festival parade

posted: 11/30/2016 7:40 a.m.

Decatur residents of all ages will soon be aglow when that ever popular visitor from the north, holder of the naughty or nice list and conveyor of cheer, Santa Claus, comes to town. The Decatur Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Christmas Festival Dec. 9 in downtown Decatur and at the Decatur High School cafeteria. The Christmas Parade is slated to begin at 6 p.m. on Main Street in Decatur. Lineup will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Decatur City Hall. This will be the last of four parades that graced the downtown area this year.

Lady Pioneers overwhelm Lady Bulldogs on basketball court

posted: 11/30/2016 7:37 a.m.

The Lady Bulldogs continued to struggle and lost their third game of the season to the Gentry Pioneers at Peterson Gym in Decatur on Nov. 22. The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead in the opening minutes of the first quarter on a three pointer by Desi Meek. A minute later, the Lady Pioneers put their first points on the score board on a pair of free throws by Eden Hosteter, trailing Decatur by one. Gentry pulled ahead on another free throw by Hosteter and a two-point shot by Chastery Fuamatu to end the first quarter, 5 to 3.

"I'll be home for Christmas" parade planned Saturday

posted: 11/30/2016 7:25 a.m.

Christmas decorations have been put up all around town and folks in Gravette are getting into the holiday spirit. Citizens, young and old, are eagerly anticipating the annual Christmas parade, to be held this Saturday, Dec. 3. Folks will be gathering about 4 p.m., with the parade expected to kick off at 4:30. This year's theme is "I'll be Home for Christmas," and parade entries will honor men and women who serve their country. Entries in the parade are being accepted by email. Anyone wishing to be a part of the parade should register by emailing their group name and a brief description of their entry (float, vehicle or motorcycle, walking group or individual and contact person) to gravettechamber@gmail.com.

Fire station near Gentry proposed

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

A new fire station is under consideration to serve some residents of rural Benton County near Gentry. Fire Chief Vester Cripps presented plans for a rural fire station for the Gentry Fire Department to Benton County planning officials on Nov. 23.

As the seasons evolve

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

Because of the Thanksgiving early-press deadline, limited space and page makeup challenges, a couple of topics of last week's 'cuff had to be omitted. I understand those challenges must be met. Because one of the topics was "Thanksgiving," a holiday that is important and timeless, please let me share a few words, even if they are in past tense.

Thank God we have the electoral college!

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

California U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer threatens measures to end the Electoral College, as has someone every presidential election. Those in this camp prefer the popular vote, but without the College a close race would make the election far less settled and result in massive civil unrest, perhaps even civil war. Thank God we have the Electoral College that legitimizes the outcome.

Gravette Lions Club plans White Cane Day

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Lions Club will be observing White Cane Day this Saturday, Dec. 4. Members of the club will be stationed at locations around town asking for donations to help with their sight conservation work.

Gravette homecoming, games postponed until Dec. 16

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Friday's basketball games and homecoming at Gravette High School have been postponed due to other schools still being in the football playoffs.

Hometown Events

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

Local art show starts today at Gentry Public Library

Letter to the editor

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

Editor,

Bulldogs take victory in Decatur-Gentry contest

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- It looked like the Gentry Pioneers were going to walk away with another victory as they traveled to Decatur Nov. 22 to take on the Bulldogs at Peterson Gym, but it was not to be. The Bulldogs rallied late in the second quarter to go ahead of Gentry and eventually take the win.

Celebrating 90th

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

Submitted Photo

OCH acquires Jay Family Medical Clinic

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Effective January 1, 2017, the Ozarks Community Hospital Health System will own and operate Jay Family Medical Clinic under a new name, OCH Jay Family Medicine Clinic.

It's "C" time again

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

Let's go to a "B" topic today: the Bella Vista-Hiwasse-Gravette bypass. Progress continues. In fact, public hearings are being held concerning connection to the Interstate north of Bentonville. It's time to get ready for a round-about, one of those "inventions" to cure all, or at least some, traffic problems.

It's time to wake up!

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

"And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed." Romans 13:11 (Read v. 11-14)

Benton County Restaurant Inspections

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

WESTSIDE -- Information is from state Health Department records. Restaurants are listed in order of inspection date. All reports are from regular food service inspections unless otherwise noted. Critical violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness.

Northside celebrates annual Fall Festival

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

With leaves covering the ground like a warm blanket and a chill in the air, it was time once again to celebrate the fall harvest; and Decatur Northside Elementary School in Decatur celebrated the harvest in style with its annual Fall Festival on Nov. 18.

Flintco made construction manager for multiple school projects

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Gentry School Board voted unanimously to make Flintco the construction manager for both the new classroom building on the intermediate school campus and the other construction and improvements projects which were approved by the board when it submitted to the voters a millage increase request in the September School Election. That would include being construction manager for the diesel mechanic lab and vocational classrooms on the high school campus and the reroofing of the portion of the intermediate school building which will be a part of the new school complex.

Arrests

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

Gentry

Building on progress, incoming sheriff says mentor programs in Holloway's plans

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

Shawn Holloway said he doesn't plan to make any major changes in the Benton County sheriff's office when he takes office in January. Holloway, a Republican, defeated Independent Glenn Latham in the Nov. 8 election. Holloway will be sworn into office Jan. 1.

Gentry teen pitches in to support Arkansas charity store

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

Desaray Botteron began helping others to fulfill a camp requirement, but as she grew up, volunteering became a life choice. Botteron, 17, of Gentry, volunteers nearly every week at Helping Hands, a nonprofit thrift store in Bentonville. She has been volunteering since she was 7 years old.

Coronation set for Friday in Gentry

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Coronation ceremonies are planned at Gentry High School on Friday night and Eden Hosteter, the only senior maid this year, is expected to be crowned queen during ceremonies to be held prior to the varsity games against visiting Lincoln High School.

Empire announces scheduled service interruption in Gravette

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

JOPLIN, MO -- Empire District Electric Company has scheduled a service interruption in the Gravette area on Saturday, Dec. 3, at approximately 7 a.m. and lasting until 12 p.m. Customers should be aware the outage could be postponed or extended due to weather or equipment issues.

Training set to become naturalist

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

WESTSIDE -- Applications are being accepted for Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalist training. Training starts Jan. 21 for residents of Benton and Carroll counties and Jan. 28 for Washington and Madison county residents.

Senior Center Menus

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

Week of December 5-9

Rewards policy to be reviewed

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Dylan Gruver and Drew Hendren, members of the Gravette High School football team, led the pledge of allegiance to the flag to open the November meeting of the Gravette school board. They were congratulated for their success as football players and for their academic achievements.

Barrett offers resignation letter as superintendent of Gentry Schools

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

Randy Barrett, superintendent of Gentry Public School District, submitted a resignation letter to the school board on Nov. 21, making official his plans to retire following the current school year. Barrett's letter, which was accepted by the board, makes his last day June 30, 2017. Barrett read his letter to the board, which stated: "It has been an honor to have served as the superintendent of the Gentry Public School District for this last quarter of a century....

Maysville EH Club News

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

The Maysville EH Club met Nov. 17 for lunch at the Maysville Handi Stop before going to the Community Building for its monthly meeting. The meeting was called to order by president Orpha Wardlaw at 12:45. Vice president Jane Wilber welcomed members and guests Fannie Yoder and Joseph. The club sang Turkey Trouble led by Melinda Crawley. Inspiration was a Maysville memory read by Orpha.

Time spent on the best holiday of the year is well spent

posted: 11/30/2016 5 a.m.

The bird was stuffed with dressing and then I was! We counted our blessings one by one and named each of them as we enjoyed the family and praised the Lord for His goodness and grace. The table groaned and creaked with the feast, and I am now speaking of the dessert table. What fun for a bunch of uncultured fellers and kids! We sure did a huge damage to the stuff and then went back later in the day.

Monday, November 28

Darrin Lane Carnahan

posted: 11/28/2016 10:46 a.m.

Darrin Lane Carnahan, 54, of Gravette, died Nov. 26, 2016, at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville. He was born Jan. 4, 1962, in Prescott, Ariz., to Luther Morgan Carnahan and Patsy Ann Ragsdale.

Sunday, November 27

Teresa Lynn 'Terry' Jackson

posted: 11/27/2016 3:50 p.m.

Teresa Lynn “Terry” Jackson, 60, of Gentry, died Nov. 25, 2016, at Willard Walker Hospice, Fayetteville. She was born June 26, 1956, in Siloam Springs, to Nick Odle and Peggy (Guthrie) Odle.

Donald Ray Hevener

posted: 11/27/2016 3:47 p.m.

Donald Ray Hevener, 70, of Gentry, Arkansas, died November 25, 2016, at his home. Born July 19, 1946, in Staunton, Virginia, he was the son of Fillmer Hevener and Estie C. (Harper) Hevener.

Wednesday, November 23

'Christmas on Main Street' theme of Gentry Christmas parade

posted: 11/23/2016 8:25 a.m.

GENTRY -- "Christmas on Main Street" is the them of this year's Christmas parade in Gentry. The parade is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, with lineup at 5:30 p.m. at Nelson's Feed Store (at Railway Ave. and Main Street). The parade will travel west down Gentry's Main Street. Preregistration will not be necessary, but all parade entries should be at the lineup location at 5:30 for judging and placement in the parade. Santa Claus is expected to again make an appearance in the Gentry parade. Santa will also be on hand in the Chamber of Commerce building....

Gravette Historical Museum plans holiday open house

posted: 11/23/2016 8:18 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The annual Christmas parade in Gravette is planned for Saturday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. As they did last year, parade participants will travel down Main Street and make their way southward to the Gravette Historical Museum. The museum is hosting a "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" open house immediately after the parade. he Kindley house this year will feature a beautiful display of Santas, a collection furnished by museum commission member Lavon Stark. The Kindleys are expected to greet guests on the front porch. Miss Lauren Leonard will be helping everyone get in the holiday spirit by playing seasonal tunes in the music room. Hot cocoa will be served by representatives from the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center and area churches have furnished Christmas cookies to munch on.

Police obtain warrant, make arrest in two disturbance calls

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Police in Gentry obtained a warrant for Shawn C. Willett, 35, of Gentry, in connection with a Nov. 10 incident in which Willett is alleged to have threatened to kill his neighbors and to kill a Gentry police officer and his family, according to police reports.

Hometown Events

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

Couponing and Holiday Savings Class offered at Gentry Library

West-side readers plan to eat turkey in spite of appeals to eat something else

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

WESTSIDE -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Turkeys is urging area residents to quit roasting a turkey on Thanksgiving and be more historically correct in the celebration of the holiday and eat foods more likely on the table at the first Thanksgiving observance in the Plymouth Colony in 1621.

Lions grab season opener

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Rogers Mounties came to Gravette expecting to bag a Lion but instead went home battered and bruised as the Gravette Lions opened their 2016-17 season with a victory at Lion Field House on Nov. 17.

Lady Lions fall to the Lady Mounties in season opener

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE--A sense of excitement filled the air in the Gravette Lions' field house as the Lady Lions took the court for the opening of the 2016-17 Gravette girls' basketball season. But that excitement quickly diminished as the Rogers Lady Mounties posted the victory and handed the Lady Lions their first loss of the season.

Dogs groomed for service work at the academy

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

Located about five miles east of Decatur on Arkansas Highway 102 is a place dedicated to training of service and family canines. The Ozark Canine Academy sits on 45 acres of the most picturesque land in Northwest Arkansas.

Sonshine Quartet to hold Gravette Christmas Concert

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Sonshine Quartet would like to invite everyone to attend their very first "Sonshine Quartet Gospel Christmas" concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Gravette High School Performing Arts Center in Gravette. Admission to the concert is free.

Giving thanks should be a year-round habit

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

Thanksgiving is upon us, a day of feasting and football, family gatherings and counting our blessings. Americans have observed days of thanksgiving ever since 1621, when Governor William Bradford declared the first one for the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Mass. When the Pilgrims stepped ashore there, they had just endured an extremely difficult journey. One hundred and two people had spent 66 days at sea, crammed into the cargo space of the tiny Mayflower. After a bleak winter and a summer of drought, only 51 of the original 102 survived. Only four families had escaped without burying at least one family member.

Gravette Lions defeated by Hamburg Lions

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Gravette's football season came to a close on Friday night when the Gravette Lions traveled across the state to enter the arena with the Hamburg Lions. Gravette was only able to score a single touchdown, point after and field goal in the second half of the game; but the other Lions, from Hamburg, jumped to an early lead, picking up pairs of touchdowns in the first two quarters and a touchdown each in the final two quarters, to take a 42-10 win over Gravette.

Tossed toys in Gentry to be gifts at children's shelter

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

Stuffed animals and toys filled the air in the Gentry High School gymnasium on Friday night after the Lady Pioneers sunk their first 2-pointer in the non-conference game against the Eureka Springs Highlanders. Both students and fans tossed the toys out on the gym floor as soon as the ball dropped through the net.

OCH of Gravette welcomes new podiatrist

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette announced the addition of Kory D. Miskin, DPM. Dr. Miskin is a podiatrist joining the OCH of Gravette specialty clinic, at 1101 S. Jackson Street, in December.

Bulldogs drop season opener, win at Exeter

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

WEST FORK--The Decatur Bulldogs had a rough go of it as they dropped their season opener against the Tigers in the Tiger Dome at West Fork on Nov. 15.

Gravette K9 gets bullet and stab protective vest

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Gravette Police Department's canine officer, K9 IKKS, recently received a bullet- and stab-resistant protective vest, thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. A donation in the amount of $65,825 was presented to the charity from the "Help Officer Hickey Vest K9s" online fundraiser.

'Enter into His gates with thanksgiving....'

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations." Psalm 100:4-5

Benton County looks at revenue sources

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace are looking for money in places they haven't traditionally considered. Tom Allen, justice of the peace, is asking that the county identify revenue sources not always included in the budget. The justices of the peace are working on the 2017 budget.

Free Senior Circle Holiday and Health Fair set for Nov. 29

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS -- A free Holiday and Health Fair for anyone, ages 50 and older, will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, on the John Brown University Campus inside the Simmons Great Hall. The event is in celebration of Siloam Springs Regional Hospital's Senior Circle Chapter and its seventh anniversary. "Every year we have a special anniversary event to celebrate all of our members, and this year...."

Post-truth is word of the year; ain't that the truth?

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

Post-truth is the Oxford English Dictionary's word of the year for 2016, according to information released last week. The word has been defined to describe a time or era in which "objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief." I think I would concur that post-truth is the word of the year because we are certainly living in a post-truth era. The word apparently achieved its "word of the year" status as a result of the recent political campaigns and elections.

Boston signs to play ball at Ecclesia

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

Submitted Photo

Pioneers down Highlanders in first home game of season

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers had no trouble handling the Lady Highlanders of Eureka Springs when the two teams met at Gentry High School on Friday night. The Gentry girls grabbed an early lead, behind the shooting of Eden Hosteter, a Gentry senior who scored 14 points in the first quarter. Hannah Boss and Chastery Fuamatu also were high scorers in the game. When the final buzzer sounded, the Gentry girls had a big win, 63-16.

I wish the offspring would realize I'm still the boss

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

I am back to my old habits and thankful for the cleared air around town. I fed some hay this morning and headed for the coffee emporium for a rest and a visit. The place was a welcoming sight and sound. There was a low hum around the table with some slurping of coffee, and I was so tickled to be there!

Here's what I learned about the world's best squirrel hunting couple

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

When I was a boy, we did a lot of squirrel hunting. As teenagers, my friends and I kept a running tally of how many squirrels we killed and competed fiercely with each other to see who could rack up the most kills. Oftentimes, the first thing I would do when I got home from school was to grab a snack and head to the woods to go squirrel hunting.

Arrests

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

Decatur

Lady Bulldogs off to slow start

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

WEST FORK -- The Decatur Lady Bulldogs had trouble on the floor getting the ball to drop through the hoop, resulting in the first loss of the 2016-17 basketball season.

Senior Center Menus

posted: 11/23/2016 5 a.m.

Week of Nov. 28-Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 16

Leonard is a division finalist in MTNA Senior String Competition.

posted: 11/16/2016 6:24 a.m.

Samuel Cole Leonard, 16, a Gravette native, will travel to Jonesboro in January to compete as a division finalist in the South Central Senior String competition of Music Teachers National Association. Leonard, the son of Kent and Dorian Leonard, earned this opportunity after winning the Arkansas division of the MTNA Senior Strings. A junior in high school, Cole has been studying the cello for nine years and is currently a student of Donna Davis at the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas, Texas. The three-tiered MTNA competitions begin at the state level. Winners of each state competition advance to the division competition. Division winners then proceed to the national competition finals.

New surgeon joins the medical staff at Siloam Springs Regional Hospital

posted: 11/16/2016 6:23 a.m.

Surgeon Patrick C. Schiefelbein, D.O., has joined the medical staff of Siloam Springs Regional Hospital. Dr. Schiefelbein is originally from Pittsburg, Kan., but most recently has been practicing at St. Vincent Hospital and General Surgery Clinic in Hot Springs. His relocation was prompted by several things, but it's his heart of service to patients that primarily led him to Northwest Arkansas. "This area of the state is thriving and there is a great need for additional surgeons to best serve the healthcare needs of the ever growing population to help maintain a healthy community. I want to be part of a community that is extremely friendly and has tremendous potential for growth," said Dr. Schiefelbein.

Event promotes training for careers without college

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -- Earning a bachelor's degree isn't the only path to success in an increasingly mobile and global economy, but neither is a high school diploma enough, experts and Arkansas employers said last week.

What is the public ministry? Why did God establish it?

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

People and churches have a wide variety of opinions about the public ministry and who may hold the office; but the Bible, which is God's Word, reveals to us God's will in regard to public ministry, what it is and who may hold the office. And so, we consider the questions: What is the public ministry? Why did God establish it? and Who may hold the office?

Decatur juniorhigh girls split opening games

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The mood at Peterson Gym was full of excitement as the Decatur junior Lady Bulldogs opened their 2016-17 basketball season Nov. 10 against the Eureka Springs Highlanders.

Hometown Events

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

Sulphur Springs plans dessert auction

They make our youth snow flakes melting in the sun

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

Regular readers of this column know that I was a never-Trump and never-Hillary person but, now that the election is over, I can say without reservation that I am relieved beyond measure that Hillary Clinton failed in her bid to once again gain access to the White House. The idea of a return of the almost-certain parade of ongoing scandals she and Bill bring with them was not a comforting thought. Plus, her leftist, progressive agenda runs contrary to my opinion of what is best for the country. On the other hand, I am quite willing to give my support to Donald Trump. I believe he deserves a chance to do his job as the next president.

Karen Benson is new library supervisor

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

Mayor Kurt Maddox announced last month that he has selected Karen Benson as interim supervisor at the Gravette Public Library. She has quickly settled into the new position and says she is enjoying the work. She has already come up with a lengthy list of programs and services she would like to see the library offer.

O'Brien leads Gravette to playoff win

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

Gravette picked a great night to put together one of its best games of the year. The Lions intercepted four passes and controlled the line of scrimmage all night Friday to defeat Pocahontas, 37-27, in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs. Gravette (7-4) jumped out to a 27-7 lead in the first half and led, 27-14, going into the third quarter. Pocahontas (8-3) got a 1-yard touchdown run from Travis Whiley and a 41-yard touchdown pass from Haston Orewiler to Jaden Young in the third, cutting the Gravette lead to 27-21 with 4 minutes, 45 seconds left in the quarter.

Decatur High School honors Veterans

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

Veterans who put their lives on the line to preserve the freedom we cherish were honored on a day set aside to remember their sacrifices. For students, faculty and staff of the Decatur School District, Veterans Day was a time to honor those military veterans and to say thank you.

Honoring Our Veterans

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

On Friday, Nov. 11, Gentry High School held an assembly for Gentry's local veterans. Students, teachers, community members and veterans attended the assembly, held in the high school auditorium.

Council approves water, sewer rate increase, allows new signs

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

The city council, on Nov. 7, passed on three readings with a single vote a proposed ordinance adjusting the water and sewer rates for Gentry water and sewer customers.

Startup company repurposing campaign signs

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- With the general election now history and the political races determined, it's time to take down those campaign signs and get rid of them. But one local company is asking that those signs not be destroyed but refurbished for use in future elections.

November PAWS winners honored at Glenn Duffy Elementary

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- PAWS Students of the Month at Glenn Duffy Elementary School were honored at this month's Rise and Shine assembly. Each winner was presented a T-shirt sponsored by the Glenn Duffy Elementary PTO. PAWS ("Pawsitive" and Wise" Students) award winners for November are Joseph Beem of Gravette, Kailyn Deady of Gravette, Emma Ensor of Bella Vista, Hayden Heller of Bella Vista, Asher Sisemore of Bentonville and Luna Thornton of Gravette.

Senior Center Menus

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

Week of November 21-25

Benton County to allot leftover road funds

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace plan to use money remaining in this year's Road Department budget for the department's 2017 capital needs.

Board finalizes bond sale for construction projects

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Gentry School Board, in a special meeting on Nov. 7, finalized bond sale contracts, selected Flintco as construction manager for the diesel lab and career and technical education building on the high school campus and handled a number of personnel changes.

Behold, the Day is Coming!

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

"For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall." Malachi 4:1-2

Thanksgiving is about my favorite holiday of the year

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

The time change came and I am lost again. How in the heck do you ever reset your innards to know when to eat? I may have gained an hour, but my hunger hits at an hour before my close relative has dinner ready! Besides that, I get up when the sun rises most days and now I am up too early and ready to go to bed too early, too!

Council adopts new trash-service contract for new year

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

HIGHFILL -- The city council, on Nov. 8, approved a contract for trash service in the new year and authorized money to stripe and letter another police car being used by the city.

Junior Bulldogs lose to Highlanders, win over Spartans

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The junior Decatur Bulldogs split a pair of games at home as they opened the 2016-17 basketball season by posting a loss to the Eureka Springs Highlanders on Nov. 10 and a victory against the NWA Classical Academy Nov. 11.

Arrests

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

Siloam Springs

City council approves use of golf carts, ATVs

posted: 11/16/2016 5 a.m.

Members of the Gravette city council met Thursday for the November committee of the whole meeting. Council member Ron Theis commented on the good voter turnout in Gravette....

Monday, November 14

Dickey Ray Harris

posted: 11/14/2016 12:34 p.m.

Dickey Ray Harris, 69, of Gravette, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at Concordia Care Center in Bella Vista. He was born Dec. 7, 1946, in Beaty, to Berl L. and Effie Pritchard Harris.

Rowena Jean Smith Meek

posted: 11/14/2016 10:33 a.m.

Rowena Jean Smith Meek, 82, of Gravette died Nov. 13, 2016. She was born Jan. 20, 1934, in Decatur, to Albert and Zelma Smith, the third of six children.

Wednesday, November 9

Kit Virgil Phillips

posted: 11/09/2016 1:35 p.m.

Kit Virgil Phillips, 79, of Gravette, died Nov. 7, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers. He was born Aug. 3, 1937, in Bentonville, to Rodgers and Nell Phillips.

CV's $avers Club opens Thursday in Gravette

posted: 11/09/2016 10:39 a.m.

Shoppers in the area will be happy to know that Gravette will soon have two grocery stores again. CV's $avers Club is set to open Thursday, Nov. 10. The store will open at 7 a.m. and a ribbon cutting will be held at 9 a.m. It is located at the intersections of Highways 72 and 59 on the corner formerly occupied by a Marvin's Grocery store. Store hours will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. CV's is named for the store's founder, C.V. Combs, who has been in the grocery business 65 years. According to his son Chuck, C.V. started hauling watermelons to old country stores at the age of 14. He was manager of a Piggly Wiggly store in Oklahoma City before starting his own store. The first CV's Family Foods was in Wichita, Kansas. C.V. and Chuck now own a total of 32 stores, several in Oklahoma and Arkansas and one in Baxter Springs, Kansas. These include several Marvin's stores as CV's now owns the Marvin's chain.

Westside Election Results

posted: 11/09/2016 10:25 a.m.

In addition to the late-night announcement of the victory of Republican candidates Donald Trump and Mike Pence to the office of president and vice-president in yesterday's elections, a number of local races were decided, though with far less drama.

County budget panel considers personnel costs

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials continued work on the 2017 budget Thursday with a review of elected officials' pay and other personnel requests.

Decatur Veterans Parade honors area vets.

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

It began in the parking lot south of the Decatur Depot Nov. 5 when several military vehicles, floats, vintage cars and even a horse and rider lined up to form the first annual Decatur Veterans Day Parade.

Trouble can come your way no matter who you are

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

Still warm and wonderful but need some rain. Is that the story of the day over and over again? We can change that a little bit, add some interesting thoughts and maybe even some answers to the perplexing questions that a cattleman might come upon.

'For all the saints....'

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

"These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them...." Revelation 7:14-15 (Read Revelation 7)

Hometown Events

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

Finanical Aid Night set Nov. 17 in Gravette

Red River Trip: Part 3

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

On Thursday morning, Linda and I got around and packed all our stuff into the truck in preparation for leaving Red River, New Mexico, for Colorado. We were heading back up to Ft. Garland, then from there east over to the Highway of the Legends (I can't say enough about how beautiful this highway is) which takes you to La Veta, Colorado, on its way to Trinidad. But first we again stopped in at the Old Tymer's Cafe for breakfast. It was a cool 37 degrees and looked to be another beautiful day.

Highfill man lost on Internet found with cyber-tracking dog

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

HIGHFILL -- A rural Highfill man with AADD who became lost on the Internet was finally tracked down with a cyber-tracking dog and returned to his home page on Tuesday, according to reports from the police department here.

Love for family and animals at root of Safari in Gentry

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

Love for family and for animals pretty much describes Ross and Freda Wilmoth and their lives in this world. And that love has made a big impact on lives in both the Gentry area and around the world. In 1951, Ross Wilmoth, a WWII Navy veteran from the Falling Springs area north of Gentry and west of Decatur, married Freda Luttrell, a native of Siloam Springs.

Gravette fire department to get new ladder truck

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

The Gravette Fire Department will be receiving an additional fire truck about the middle of December, according to fire chief Rob Douthit. The 1997 Marion Spartan 105-foot Quint ladder truck is being purchased from a fire department in Canton, Conn. It will be housed in the main fire station in Gravette.

Veterans Day event planned at Gentry Intermediate School

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Music students at Gentry Intermediate School will be presenting a Veterans Day program called "A Salute to Our Veterans" at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, in the Student Commons Area of the school, located at 302 W. Second Street in Gentry.

Decatur Middle School honors different heritages during culture night

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Heritage: A word defined in Webster's dictionary as "anything passed on to heirs or succeeding generations, but applies usually to something other than actual property or material things." In this day and age, it is easy to forget one's heritage, to get lost in the modern technologies that surround us. One Decatur school challenged students to find their heritage and to remember where their ancestors came from.

Time for pie and relief the election is over

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

October is over and done. Less than two months from now, the year will be gone too. My, it seems 2016 has slipped by unusually fast. Cooler weather has settled in and the front yard is covered with colorful leaves that have fallen from the maple trees. Sumacs and sassafras in the fencerows have colored up too. Apparently, there was a pretty good walnut crop this year, judging from the bags of nuts I've seen as I've driven past the huller. The pecans too are falling and I've picked up a few nuts on several occasions. Maybe I'll get enough for a pecan pie.

A three word legacy

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

Hooray! It's over! You probably know what I'm talking about, even as I pound on the old Underwood Friday morning. Maybe, now that the votes have been counted, we can all take a deep breath and get back into a somewhat normal lifestyle. But don't hold that breath too long. Just think, the wheels for the 2020 election are already starting to spin. Let's hope four years from now will be a little more sensible than this election has been.

GUE releases first-quarter honor rolls

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Gravette Upper Elementary School has released its honor rolls for the first quarter of the current school year. Those included on the rolls are listed below.

Kiwanis Club welcomes two new members

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Lavon Stark, president of the Gravette Kiwanis Club, presented Kiwanis membership pins to two new members at their regular meeting last Friday morning. Tammie Loyd and Heather Finley were welcomed into the club.

Northside releases first quarter honor roll

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Decatur Northside Elementary recently released its first-quarter honor roll for the 2016-17 school year.

Warrant sought on local armed-robbery suspect

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

Benton County Sheriff's Office requested an arrest warrant for Billy Joe Fouts, Jr., 31, of Rocky Dell Hollow Rd., in Gravette, in connection to a reported armed robbery on Nov. 2 near Gravette. Charges listed on the Nov. 2 affidavit of probable cause include aggravated robbery, terroristic threatening, kidnapping, battery and theft of property, all felonies.

OCH of Gravette to host free Medicare event

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette is hosting an education event from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, to answer questions and provide information on Medicare.

Gentry Shining Stars

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Bulldogs lose to Lavaca in season finale

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR--It was a tough night for the Decatur Bulldog seniors as they played the final game of their high school careers, losing to the Lavaca Golden Arrows, 46 to 7.

Kansas City Southern announces results of 16th Annual Holiday Express fundraising campaign

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

KANSAS CITY (Mo.) -- Kansas City Southern announced on Nov. 4 that its 16th annual Holiday Express will distribute a total of $153,290 in gift cards to The Salvation Army at stops along the Holiday Express route. The gift cards are designated for the purchase of warm clothing and other necessities for kids in need.

Accidental death is under investigation

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Little has been released about an accidental shooting which occurred in Gravette on the night of Saturday, Oct. 29, at approximately 11:30 p.m. The shooting resulted in a fatality.

Country Man Leather now open on Gravette Main Street

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

Another new business has opened on Gravette Main Street this week. Country Man Leather opened its doors on Tuesday at 105 Main St., S.E., in the building formerly occupied by Downtown Dealz. Owners Charles and Jessica Stafford are Mississippi natives who loved the area and chose to settle here to live and operate their business. Charles is a native of Hazelhurst, Miss., and Jessica lived in Brookhaven. They met at junior college in Wesson, Miss. They married at age 19 and have been married almost 18 years. He is an Army veteran who served for seven years, working as an aircraft mechanice. More recently, he has been working as a pipeliner. He is working now in Iowa but hopes to finish the job soon and return to Gravette to help his wife run the shop. Charles produces all the leatherwork sold in the shop. His interest in leatherwork started four years ago when the family lived in Michigan. He bought a pair of boots from a custom leather worker there and became interested in his handiwork.

What are the proper roles of church and state?

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

We hear a lot these days about a separation of church and state, especially from those who do not wish for Christians to impose their moral values on others via government. And, there are some who would use the powers of civil governments to force people to accept or at least acquiesce to certain religious rules and values. Here, we look at what God says regarding the proper roles of church and state.

Decatur girls get ready for basketball

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

With football and volleyball coming to an end, basketball season will soon be here and, for Jeff Melton, Lady Bulldogs basketball coach, that means building on the work which began last June during the off season. Melton said he was pleased when so many of his younger athletes took the time out of their busy summer schedules to brush up on their basketball skills.

Health Insurance Marketplace open through Jan. 31 Siloam Springs Regional Hospital offering free application assistance

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS -- If you need help comparing plans or filling out an application on the Health Insurance Marketplace, Siloam Springs Regional Hospital is offering free assistance during open enrollment from Nov. 1 to Jan. 31.

Senior Center Menus

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

For Week of Nov. 14-18

Trial date set for former Gravette teacher

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A judge has set a March jury trial for a former Gravette teacher accused of sexually assaulting two boys.

Local teens take first place at state fair

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Four teenage dancers from Gravette took first place in Dance Group at the Arkansas State Fair last month. Tory Bradley, Katie Garrett, Kaitlyn Loyd and Keeli Moore, from Dynamic Rhythm Dance Studio, had already won first place in Dance Group at the Benton County Fair in August with their clogging routine.

Bulldogs ready for basketball season

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Over the years, the Decatur Bulldog basketball program has produced some of the most fast-paced and exciting sports in the Decatur area.

Gravette beats Gentry in tune-up

posted: 11/09/2016 5 a.m.

Bailey Soule' pounded in three short-yardage touchdowns and Kilby Roberts tallied 255 all-purpose yards to help Gravette ease past Gentry, 40-14, Friday in the regular-season finale. The Lions (6-4, 4-3 4A-1) will travel Friday to Northeast Arkansas to face Pocahontas in the first round of the state playoffs. The Pioneers (2-8) finish conference play winless at 0-7. Gravette's playoff ticket was already punched heading into Friday's game with Gentry, but the Lions didn't show any complacency. Their offense dominated time of possession, and their defense held the run-oriented Pioneers to 32 yards rushing. "The younger kids came out and said they wanted to play for the seniors, and they just did a great job," said Gravette coach Bill Harrelson....

Monday, November 7

Carolyn B. Wiseman

posted: 11/07/2016 12:50 p.m.

Carolyn B. Wiseman, 83, of Gravette, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Rogers. She was born Dec. 23, 1932, in North Little Rock, to Dorsey Turner and Blanche Crandall Turner.

Friday, November 4

Ellen L. Neill

posted: 11/04/2016 3:56 p.m.

Ellen Lucille Neill, 96, of Bentonville and former resident of Bowring, Okla., died in Bentonville Nov. 3, 2016. he was born Dec. 20, 1920, in Rock, Kan., to Joseph Edward Alexander and Esther Mollie Marie (Lennen) Alexander.

Leo Francis Lambert

posted: 11/04/2016 12:18 p.m.

Leo Francis Lambert, 97, died Nov. 3, 2016, in Bentonville. He was born April 13, 1919, in Concordia, Kan., to Henry and Lydia (Hebert) Lambert.

William F. Abernathy

posted: 11/04/2016 6:46 a.m.

William F. Abernathy, 79, of Joplin, Mo., and former Gravette minister, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born Nov. 12, 1936, in Richmond, Va.

Wednesday, November 2

Pioneers grab early lead but unable to stop wolves in second half

posted: 11/02/2016 8:07 a.m.

The Pioneers took an early lead over the visiting Lincoln Wolves in Gentry on Friday, but the Wolves scored 20 points in the third quarter and picked up another eight in the final quarter to rob the Pioneers of the win, 42-34. Jon Faulkenberry carried in four touchdowns in the game for Gentry. He had 257 rushing yards and 70 passing yards in the game. Cole Cripps caught one in the end zone for a touchdown and would have had two more TDs, one on a recovered fumble which was called back and the other when he was hit hard by defenders before he could grab an incoming pass near the end zone. Garrett Matthews kicked four point-afters in five attempts for the Pioneers....

Weekend time change causing time-related anxieties

posted: 11/02/2016 7:51 a.m.

Anxieties are rising because of the upcoming time change this weekend. Yes, at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, it will be time to turn back the clocks to 1 a.m., giving some an extra hour to sleep but others increased anxiety. A few graveyard shift workers said they are troubled over the fall-back time change because they have to work a longer shift and are wondering if they will get paid for the extra hour which won't show up on their time cards because the clocks will be turned back, erasing an hour, after their shift has started....

Digging post holes is not so terrible

posted: 11/02/2016 7:47 a.m.

I know I sound like a tightwad and I might be a little bit too careful with the loose change in my pocket, but I need to be careful. I remember buying a calf for $5 from a trader and making $12 clear after only a year of feeding and doctoring it. Hard life is a good teacher when learning about finances. I have loose change for one reason, because I like to run my hand in my pocket and feel it!

Mother jailed in death of infant

posted: 11/02/2016 7:21 a.m.

A Benton County judge set bail at $250,000 for a Decatur woman accused of killing her 2-month-old son. Molly Sullivan, 22, made her first court appearance Monday morning after being arrested Friday in connection with first-degree murder....

Rutledge issues statement on U.S. Supreme Court's decision to review the federal government's bathroom directive

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement last week after the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments in Gloucester County School Bd. v. GG, a case out of Virginia that will determine if federal agencies may, without congressional approval, require public school systems to open gender-specific bathrooms and locker rooms to both sexes or threaten a loss of funding.

Police Arrests

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Police in Gentry arrested Daniel P. Gannon, 48, of Rogers, in connection with a domestic disturbance in Gentry on Oct. 23. According to police reports, Gannon is alleged to have thrown his wife to the floor, grabbed her, choked her and threatened to kill her. He is also alleged to have ripped the phone cord out of the wall when she tried to call police and then, outside their residence, head-butted her. Gannon was listed on the Benton County Jail log yet on Sunday with bail set at $5,000. Listed charges include aggravated assault on a family member (felony), terroristic threatening in the first degree (felony), false imprisonment (misdemeanor), interference with emergency communications (misdemeanor), and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor (misdemeanor).

Decatur loses to top team in conference

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR--The Decatur Bulldogs put up a gallant fight Friday night against one of the toughest teams in the 2A 4 conference, the Danville Little Johns. In the end the Little Johns took the victory by 26 points.

School board reorganizes, gives salary raise to superintendent

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The school board in the Gentry School District reorganized on Monday, Oct. 18, with little change. Following the special meeting, which was the annual report to the public, the board called its regular meeting to nominate and assign specific board responsibilities.

Flesner inducted into Alpha Chi honor society

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

SEARCY -- Kristen Flesner of Gentry was recently inducted into Harding University's chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

Fifth annual Renaissance festival scheduled Saturday

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The popular Renaissance festival, sponsored the last few years by the Gravette Public Library, is now in its fifth year. Fans of the annual event are invited to attend the 2016 festival, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 5, in Old Town Park. Attendance has grown each year of the festival, and this year's event will again offer a variety of attractions, according to Steve Huckriede, chairman.

Hometwon Events

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

Quilting class slated

Benton County officials raise jail fees

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County justices of the peace agreed Thursday to charge cities an extra $5 a day for holding municipal prisoners in the jail.

Maysville EH Club meets

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

MAYSVILLE -- Maysville EH Club members met at the community center for the October 26 meeting. Quiche was the main dish for the noon meal hosted by Ginger Yocum.

Red River Trip: Part 2

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

This is the second of a three-part article recalling our recent trip to Red River, New Mexico.

How can anyone be saved?

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

"Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; to declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus." Romans 3:19-26

Health Inspections

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

Decatur

Gravette releases Decatur district 2016 annual report

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR --The Decatur School District released its 2016 Report to the Public at the Oct. 17 board meeting. The report was delivered to the board and public by superintendent Jeff Gravette.

Historic house in Gentry undergoing restoration

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

Work continues to restore an old house, located at 105 N. Rust Ave., in Gentry. It is currently up on blocks while foundation and utility work is completed. The W.D. and Kate McGaugh House in Gentry is one of the oldest houses in the city and is in the process of restoration.

Jay Mitchael is one of museum commission's charter members

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

With Jay Mitchael, membership on the Gravette historical museum commission is a family affair. Jay remembers that his father, John, was recruited to help Gravette barber, Johnny Varner, build a model of the town in 1993.

Senior Center Menus

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

Week of Nov. 7-11

Northside students receive new shoes

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR--Nothing is more satisfying than a warm foot message, a fresh pair of socks and new shoes to start a day. This is what students at a local elementary school experienced as they walked into their classroom last Friday.

Gravette schools receive AdvancEd accreditation

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette school district received a plaque at the AdvancED Arkansas Conference in Little Rock on Oct. 18. The plaque was presented to certify that the district has met the criteria for educational quality established by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission and by the NCA Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Northwest Accreditation Commission and the SACS Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Gravette was one of seven districts in the state to receive such certification.

Gentry High School plans Veterans Day Assembly

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

Gentry High School will be hosting its annual Veterans Day Assembly from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, in the high school auditorium. The students and staff are reaching out to the local community members and inviting them to join the school in recognizing the men and women who have served our country. he Veterans Day Assembly will include patriotic music performed by the Gentry High School choir and band. A brief history of Veterans Day will be presented by GHS history teacher, Michael Graham.

Constitutional rights are not government-given, nor is government authorized to take them away

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

Some of you may have noticed that I asked two Gentry candidates in a contested city council race some questions about the U.S. Constitution and their oath to support and uphold it. You may wonder why I would ask Constitutional questions of municipal candidates. The answer is two-fold. First, municipal government officials, as well as law-enforcement officers and members of the military, swear to uphold the U.S. Constitution. So, it's important that our municipal officials and police officers know what they have taken an oath to do. Secondly, the Constitution protects the rights of the people from government abuses. So, it's also very important that all our elected officials, members of the military and police officers understand these rights and who gave them lest they trample over these rights and exceed their authority as our elected and appointed officials of government.

Glenn Duffy releases A-B Honor Roll

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

Glenn Duffy Elementary School in Gravette has released its first nine-weeks A-B honor roll. Students on the honor roll are listed below their classroom teacher. Mrs. Crane - Cope Bates, Hillary Harris, Logan Hill, Parker Hittson, Lexie Jarvis, Cade Law, Dakota Lester, Kori Reed, Gavin Sales, Asher Sisemore, Max Stiglbauer, Timmy Stone, Lofton Wilkins, Beau Wolfgang, Uriah Wooddall, Reagan Woolard. Mrs. Norberg - Kennedy Ashcraft, Kole Bequette, Gabriel Brogdon, Asher Brown, Clayton Hand, Abisai Lopez, Harrison Pattengill, Vanessa M. Rodriguez, Mariah Sharp, Mykhael Stone, Luna Thornton, Brianna Vega....

Dog Available for Adoption

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

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Oliphant elected school board president

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette school board held election of new officers at their October meeting. Jay Oliphant was elected board president. Other officers are Bryan Johnson, vice-president; Heather Finley, secretary; Hope Duke, primary disbursing officer; and Tracy Moorman, secondary disbursing officer.

Council combines land parcels, increases library commissioners

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette city council, at their meeting Thursday, passed an ordinance to combine two parcels of real estate constituting the Gravette Public Library into one parcel. The address for the new parcel will be 119 Main Street and the former address of 117 Main Street will no longer exist.

New gym in future at Decatur Middle School

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR--Decatur Middle School will soon have a new look, thanks to a plan that would give the school a new full-size gym. With this new facility, the Decatur athletic department will have a place to hold multiple practice sessions and games for both volleyball and basketball programs.

Make healthy choices this fall

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

With only two months left in the year, now is the time to check the status of health plan deductibles and schedule necessary appointments, recommended testing and surgeries before Dec. 31.

Saints shut out Lions Reece's performance lifts Shiloh Christian

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- Two plays -- both Connor Reece runs -- summed up Gravette's night during a 37-0 loss against Shiloh Christian at Champions Stadium on Friday.

Gentry Public Library partners with AETN in statewide Mister Rogers' Neighborhood sweater drive

posted: 11/02/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Arkansas Educational Television Network and the Gentry Public Library have partnered to sponsor a Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive as a tribute to Fred Rogers and his example of being a caring neighbor. The drive will be held Nov. 1-30.