Thursday, September 29

Steven Cutshaw Wade

posted: 09/29/2016 2:12 p.m.

Steven Cutshaw Wade, 69, of Highfill, died Sept. 29, 2016, in Bentonville. He was born Nov. 1, 1946, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to Aubrey Wade and Dot Cutshaw Wade.

Tractor-trailer rig overturns in Gentry

posted: 09/29/2016 8:19 a.m.

Police in Gentry were working another truck rollover accident at the curve on Arkansas Highway 12 at Pioneer Lane in the predawn hours of Thursday. According to police, the accident occurred about 1 a.m., Thursday, when a truck leased to Simmons Foods and driven by Curtis Garcia, 43, of Colcord, Okla., went off the roadway and overturned on the curve.

Wednesday, September 28

Decatur loses to Mountainburg in conference opener

posted: 09/28/2016 7:56 a.m.

It was a tough night for the Decatur Bulldog football team when it traveled to Mountainburg Sept. 23 for the first conference game of the 2016 season. This meeting was the second for both teams this season. The first was a benefit game at Bulldog Stadium Aug. 23. Mountainburg took the victory in that outing. The Dragons were one and one coming into this matchup and were looking for their second conference victory. The Bulldogs were looking for their first victory when they took the field at Mountainburg. Unlike the previous game, the Bulldog defense held back the running play, stopping the Dragon offense from scoring on the first possession of the game....

Gravette council approves ambulance agreement, passes capital improvement resolution

posted: 09/28/2016 7:53 a.m.

Members of the Gravette city council, at their regular meeting Thursday, approved an agreement for ambulance billing services and passed a resolution of intent regarding capital improvements. Both actions were by unanimous vote. The ambulance service agreement is the same agreement now in place and will renew the billing service for three years. The document was approved, with only minor changes from the original draft, to allow for changing the venue for adjudicating a dispute or disagreement from McCracken County, Kentucky, circuit court to Benton County Circuit Court. The resolution of intent declares that the city plans to advance its own funds to pay the costs of street improvements, park and recreation improvements, sewer improvements and sidewalk improvements prior to the issuance of bonds and to repay itself from proceeds of the respective bonds. In other action....

Gentry High School announces homecoming plans for next week

posted: 09/28/2016 7:35 a.m.

With homecoming week coming up and homecoming ceremonies at Gentry High School set for Oct. 7, plans are underway for activities at the school and for the homecoming football game. Theme for this year's homecoming is "Pioneers Take Gold" (an Olympics theme). he Gentry Pioneers will take on the Huntsville Eagles in Pioneer Stadium on Friday, Oct. 7. Game time is 7 p.m. Prior to the game, at 6:30 p.m., coronation ceremonies are planned and a new homecoming king and queen will be crowned. Students are encouraged to participate in dress-up days during Homecoming Spirit Week, Oct. 3-7, the week of homecoming, to promote Pioneer spirit. Dress-up days include....

Millage passes for Gentry Schools

posted: 09/28/2016 7:25 a.m.

Voters in the Gentry School District agreed to a 3.1-mill increase in their taxes Tuesday, with 250 voting for it (68 percent) and 118 voting against it (32 percent). The money will support a $9.5 million bond for an addition at the intermediate school, a career and technical education building, electrical upgrades at Gentry High School and at the vocational agriculture building, and lighting and sound upgrades in the auditorium....

Decatur volleyball team loses two conference matches at home

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur senior girls' volleyball team returned to Peterson Gym last week to take on the Elkins Elks Sept. 20 and the Shiloh Christian Saints Sept. 22 in a pair of conference matches.

Siloam Springs man sentenced for raping 6-year-old girl

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A Siloam Springs man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday after he admitted raping a 6-year-old girl.

Stephen King should be read for more than just horror stories

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

If all you know about Stephen King is that he is a writer of horror fiction, chances are you don't know much about him. There is actually much more to King than that. Stephen King is a master of constructing literary scenes that evoke the '50s and '60s filled with the sort of music and props that, for baby boomers at least, bring back all the memories of childhood. You know, things like Schwinn bicycles, Ferris wheels, corner-drug-store soda shops and convertibles, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy.

No one shot at Sulphur

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- "It was not a shooting. No one was actually shot," said Chief Brackney of the city of Sulphur Springs Police Department, in response to reports of a recent shooting in the city.

Maysville EH Club

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

MAYSVILLE -- The Maysville Extension Homemakers Club members met at the community building Sept. 22 for the regular meeting. Bert Ballman was hostess for the lunch of biscuits and sausage gravy. The meeting was called to order and the welcome was given by President Orpha Wardlaw at 1 p.m. Melinda Crawley led us in a song entitled "Hello."

Lions squelch Lincoln, 33-0 Gravette opens conference play with win

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

LINCOLN -- Thinned by injuries, Lincoln dug deep into their 31-man roster and couldn't keep pace with Gravette as the Lions opened 4A-1 play with a solid, 33-0, conference win at Wolfpack Stadium Friday.

Harps now open in Gentry

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

The ribbon was cut and the doors are now open at the new Harps Food Store in Gentry. The parking lot was full and shoppers were in every aisle last Wednesday morning as local residents came to check out the new food store and buy their groceries - for the first time in months without driving out of town. A large crowd was on hand Sept. 21 as Amber Parker, manager of the new store, cut the ribbon.

Benton County prosecutors office could remain in courthouse

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County prosecutors moved into renovated offices Monday, which could be permanent if a new courthouse is built downtown.

Scout or bully?

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

It began about a month ago. No, that's not entirely true. It began about five or six months ago when he -- I call him Scout -- arrived at our hummingbird feeders. I didn't note the day, I just know I put the feeders out sometime in April.

Holt appointed to Gentry School Board

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Jon Holt was appointed by the Gentry School Board on Sept. 19 to fill, for one year, the school board vacancy in Zone 2 of the Gentry Public School District.

Local teen sets high-in-the-sky goal

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

Flying a plane has been a dream of Dane Hilger, now a junior at Gravette High School, since he was in the seventh grade. And he is well on his way to realizing that dream. Dane's grandmother, Marsha Heiser, who lives in Prescott, Kan., has a good friend who is a retired airline pilot and a flight instructor. This connected Dane with Clarence Easley of Pleasanton, Kan., and Easley has been giving Dane lessons since Dane turned 13.

Kristen Flesner of Gentry selected for Harding University Chorus

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

SEARCY -- Kristen Flesner, of Gentry, has been selected for the 2016-17 Harding University Chorus. Following auditions at the beginning of the fall semester, students were chosen for the 60-member ensemble that performs on and off campus.

Senior Center Menus

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

Week of October 3-7

Gentry overpowered by Pea Ridge in conference opener

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY --The Pioneers put 21 points on the board Friday night in Pioneer Stadium against a strong Blackhawk team, but they were unable to keep Pea Ridge off the board.

Health Inspections

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

Sept. 20

Gravette picks up wins, Gentry losses

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Lady Lions downed Gentry and Lincoln last week, winning both matches, 3-0.

The Rich Man and Lazarus

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

"There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead." Luke 16:19-31

Why do old men wear suspenders?

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

There are a lot of things I just didn't understand when I was younger, but now I do. One of those things was the wearing of suspenders by old men. Why, I wondered, do old men wear suspenders? But now I know. I had always assumed it was because of styles when that older generation grew up. Weren't suspenders the style in the first half of the 20th century?

Fall is time for football, food gifts and real estate

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

Well, fall has officially arrived and the weather has cooled off this week so that it feels like the real deal. Jim got the yard mowed again over the weekend and we recently trimmed several bushes and cut some sprouts out of my flowerbeds, so we have the place slicked up pretty nice. We're also delighted that work is progressing on clearing the old nursing home property just across the fence. I took a picture of the building Thursday and the photo was timely since the east-west wing was completely demolished by the end of the week.

Police Reports/Arrests

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Gentry police are investigating the theft of a tablet and keyboard from a vehicle parked on Dawn Hill East Road. The burglary and theft occurred during the night hours of Sept. 2, according to police.

Woes suffered by one feller can be a joy to another

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

We check fences all the time. I mean we really look at and repair fences every day. I cannot afford to let cattle get out on a road and be the cause of an accident. The traffic is building up monthly around our area, and people drive like they are running from a zombie attack! Saw a commercial talking about that! A cow weighing a good 15 to 16 hundred pounds can do tremendous damage to a vehicle going 60 miles an hour.

Hometown Events

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

Pajama Jam in Gravette to aid Children's Shelter

Search for possible train victim turns up nothing but cowboy hat

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

A search for a possible victim of a collision between a train and a person on the tracks turned up nothing but a cowboy hat on Saturday night though multiple agencies joined in the search for a possible victim.

Thank you for voting in school election

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.


Donald Miller now Christian Church pastor

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

Donald Miller is the new pastor of the First Christian Church in Gravette. He accepted the position as permanent pastor June 1, after serving as interim pastor since April. His first Sunday as interim pastor was Easter Sunday.

Church uses BMI to determine eligibility for free food

posted: 09/28/2016 5 a.m.

HIWASSE -- Healthy Living Church in rural Hiwasse has come up with a new system of distributing food from its food bank to area residents, and the plan coincides with the church's stated purpose of promoting healthy living.

Monday, September 26

James Janisch

posted: 09/26/2016 1:48 p.m.

James Janisch, 93, of Sulphur Springs, died Aug. 21, 2016, at his home. He was born as Harrison Fred Janisch in Omaha, Neb., Sept. 3, 1923, to Fred M. Janisch and Irene Pettygrove Janisch.

Wednesday, September 21

Harps store now open in Gentry

posted: 09/21/2016 1:11 p.m.

The ribbon was cut and the doors are now open at the new Harps Food Store in Gentry. The parking lot was full and shoppers were in every aisle this morning as local residents came to check out the new food store and buy their groceries — for the first time in months — without driving out of town.

New aquaponic system installed at Gentry High School

posted: 09/21/2016 7:12 a.m.

Students enrolled in Gentry School District’s agriculture classes and members of the Gentry FFA will soon have opportunity to learn, hands-on, a unique and growing-in-use closed-system farming method called aquaponics. The system hardware was being installed Thursday morning in the high school’s greenhouse by Symbiotic Aquaponic, a company which sells and installs the system. Growing beds, fish tanks and a water system which included a reservoir and filtration system, along with plastic pipes and valves, were being installed Thursday by Kaben Smallwood, CEO of Symbiotic Aquaponic, and his staff. Students, teachers and administrators were stopping in to observe the process.

Thinking too hard can produce more problems

posted: 09/21/2016 7:02 a.m.

We are growing a generation of seeds from weeds that have been imported in all sorts of ways. We have a weed that I had never seen before and, in so many years of walking the pastures and raising dust everywhere, I should have been familiar with it. I called the extension office and found out it was poison hemlock. I spray for it and have killed many a plant since I now know. But, it still keeps coming up and growing on our place.

Elections and wars have this in common

posted: 09/21/2016 7:01 a.m.

Elections and wars have this in common: they don't resolve political differences; they just determine who has the upper hand and who is forced to submit. And they sometimes go hand in hand because elections can avert war or cause war, depending on the willingness of the parties involved to yield to opposing views. One doesn't have to look far back in history to see the truthfulness of the above statements. World War I didn't solve Europe's problems. Another World War was fought there and Europe....

PAWS awards given at Glenn Duffy Elementary

posted: 09/21/2016 6:58 a.m.

PAWS award winners were honored at an assembly last week at Glenn Duffy Elementary School. PAWS Students of the Month for September are Georgia Cantrell of Sulphur Springs, Noah Everett of Bella Vista, Landon Handle of Gravette, Natalie Holland of Sulphur Springs, Blain Middleton of Sulphur Springs and Marley Rose of Bella Vista. PAWS ("Pawsitive" and Wise Students) awards are given in the classroom, hallway and cafeteria as an incentive for students to practice the PAWS skill for the month. Students are recognized at monthly Rise and Shine assemblies. PAWS Student of the Month T-shirts are sponsored by the Glenn Duffy Elementary PTO. The Glenn Duffy Elementary PAWS program incorporates character education and positive behavior into the school community. Each month PAWS skills are chosen and discussed in classroom guidance in relation to character education.

Pioneers score early, hold off Pirates' late attack

posted: 09/21/2016 6:46 a.m.

Though the Greenland Pirates tried to steal the game from the Pioneers in the fourth quarter, Gentry was able to hold off the late attack and salvage a 19-12 non-conference victory in Pioneer Stadium on Friday night. The Pioneers struck first, picking up touchdowns in the first and second quarters and another in the third. Cole Cripps carried in a pass and Jon Faulkenberry and Myles Mcferron each ran one across the goal line for Gentry's three TDs. Two first half attempts to make two-point conversions failed. Garrett Matthews kicked a point after in the third quarter.

Welding catches on in Gravette

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Mirielle Still likes the challenges she encounters in welding class, but she admits to getting some satisfaction out of "showing up all the boys" when it comes to practicing the skill.

Threets celebrate 25th

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

An anniversary dinner was held for Kenny and Darla Threet, in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary, at the McKee Community Room at the Gentry Public Library, with approximately 50 relatives and friends of the Threets in attendance.

Highfill accepts police vehicle transfer, bid on community building windows

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

HIGHFILL -- In addition to rezoning a large portion of Highfill to industrial, the council approved resolutions accepting the transfer of a Dodge Durango from the Bentonville Police Department, accepting a bid for replacing windows in the community building, and heard from a representative of Republic Services regarding a trash contract bid with the city.

Gentry expands career options through charter status

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- A desire to prepare graduates for jobs led to programs offered as part of the high school's new status as a district-run charter school, the superintendent said.

Harps opening new Gentry store today

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The new Harps Food store opens today, Sept. 21, in Gentry. The store is scheduled to open at 10 a.m., with a ribbon cutting at 9:25 a.m., followed by a reception at the store just before the doors officially open to customers.

Lincoln Overtakes Gentry In Fifth Set

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The match came down to the final 10 points of game-four and final five points of game-five as Lincoln bested Gentry, 3-2, in volleyball action Thursday.

City officals break ground on new soccer complex

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

Over the next few weeks, the northwest corner of Veterans Park will be transformed from an open field to a new soccer complex. Members of the Decatur City Council, school board, planning commission, and city officials were on hand Sept. 12 to break ground for the new complex.

Billy V. Hall Senior Center celebrates 40th year

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

Mary Kay Kelley, director of the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity and Wellness Center, welcomed several guests who came out last Thursday to commemorate the center's 40th year of operation. Several patrons came for lunch and lingered after the meal and others showed up just for the reception, but most in attendance commented on how thankful they were for the center and its services and how grateful they were to have it in the community.

Prairie Grove hands Decatur sweep

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

PRAIRIE GROVE -- Decatur performed better as Thursday's volleyball match progressed, but their inexperience was exposed against Prairie Grove, with the Lady Tigers producing a 3-0 sweep.

Northwest Arkansas trail projects get state money

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department granted eight Northwest Arkansas cities nearly $3.4 million from its Transportation Alternatives Program and the Recreational Trails Program for 2016.

Gentry planners, discuss sidewalks, swinging signs and zoning changes

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Sidewalks and swinging signs were on the Gentry Planning and Zoning Commission agenda for Thursday night.

Hometown Events

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

Revival begins tonight at Colcord church

Assault on Second Amendment in California could spread

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

If California is the pace-setter state, what just happened there could soon be on the dockets of all state legislatures or imposed upon all gun owners at the federal level. Democrats effectively control California. Their political party significantly dominates all branches of government in the state. With such power, they have passed a litany of new laws on gun magazines, ammunition, gun registration, gun ownership and lending of firearms. In essence, California's legislators have shot (excuse the metaphor) so many bullets into the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as to render it impotent.

How does one cleanse his way?

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

"Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments." Psalm 119:9-10 KJV

Two missing Benton County children found

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Two missing children from the Gentry area were reportedly found safe in Mountain Home on Saturday morning, according to information released by the Benton County Sheriff's Office.

Lions bring home 47-41 win from Oklahoma

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Three touchdowns in the fourth quarter finally gave the Gravette Lions the edge in a tough game at Jay, Okla., on Friday night. The Lions brought home a 47-41 victory.

Decatur council considers water-rate increases, parking at city parks

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur City Council considered several ordinances during the Sept. 12 regular council meeting in the meeting room at Decatur City Hall.

Aquaponic system installed at high school

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Students enrolled in Gentry School District's agriculture classes and members of the Gentry FFA will soon have opportunity to learn, hands-on, a unique and growing-in-use closed-system farming method called aquaponics. The system hardware was being installed Thursday morning in the high school's greenhouse by Symbiotic Aquaponic, a company which sells and installs the system.

Experts disagree on long-range forecast for northwest Arkansas We could see polar bears crossing into the region

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -- According to the long-range forecast released by the National Weather Service on Friday, northwest Arkansas can expect normal temperatures over the next 30 days and slightly above-normal temperatures over the next three-month period. Rainfall predictions show the region between above normal to the north and below normal to the south, meaning it's anyone's guess how much rain and snow we can expect in the upcoming months.

Prevent pain and injury so you can stay in the game

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

If that weekend Zumba class, game of basketball or run through the park has you limping into work on Monday morning, you are not alone. Sports injuries are now the second leading reason for physician office visits, behind only the common cold. Nearly two million Americans are newly diagnosed with knee pain each year. With studies showing that just one in five Americans get the recommended dose of daily exercise, it's no surprise that a growing number of these injuries are occurring in "weekend warriors."

Boys & Girls Club announces new after-school program in Gentry

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

The Boys & Girls Club of Western Benton County has announced the opening of a pilot after-school program for children in grades kindergarten through grade six on Oct. 3, at the Gentry Primary School.

Don't ignore symptoms of a 'mini-stroke'

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

When people think about a stroke, symptoms such as paralysis of limbs or an entire side of the body, and loss of motor coordination come to mind. But a stroke doesn't always happen this way. In fact, when a person experiences milder symptoms, it's easier to explain them away because they don't necessarily point to a health emergency. But dismissing symptoms because of uncertainty can be dangerous.

Sinkhole appears behind Grumpy's coffee shop

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- One of the customers who came into Larry Jones' Peace, Love and Coffee shop last Tuesday afternoon got more than he bargained for. A high school student who came up to order a drink after classes drove into the parking lot behind the coffee shop. Part of the ground gave way and his pickup tire fell through into a hole that appeared in the ground.

Decatur loses two more conference matches on road

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

PRAIRIE GROVE -- The Decatur Bulldogs senior girls' volleyball team faced a tough week on the road as they traveled to West Fork and Prairie Grove to continue the 2016 conference season.

Senior Center Menus

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

Week of Sept. 26-30

Gravette wins another conference match at home

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE --The Gravette senior girls' volleyball team posted another conference victory as they played host to the Elkins Elks in the old gym at Gravette High School Sept. 13.

Benton County officials spar over courts building

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials remain divided on where to put a courts building and how any new building should be designed.

Rutledge praises Fourth Circuit decision upholding constitutionality of ceremonial prayers Says, 'this victory helps protect lawmaker-led prayer to open meetings in cities and counties across our ...

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today praised the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for rejecting a district court decision and upholding the constitutional right of lawmakers in deliberative bodies to open meetings with a ceremonial prayer. The district court concluded that lawmaker-led prayer was not protected under the Constitution.

Arkansas has exciting win TCU

posted: 09/21/2016 5 a.m.

Last week's game between Arkansas and TCU was an instant classic for many reasons. For one thing, there were more plot changes and twists and turns than you could shake a stick at. Then, a fourth quarter meltdown by Arkansas saw the score go from 20-7 in Arkansas' favor to the Frogs pulling ahead, 28-20, with a couple of minutes left to play in regulation.

Monday, September 19

Don Crawley

posted: 09/19/2016 7:39 a.m.

Don Crawley, 91, of Maysville, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 10, 1925, on the family farm near Maysville, one of three children born to William Clifford and Tena Toma (All) Crawley.

Friday, September 16

Highfill rezoned large area of land for industrial use

posted: 09/16/2016 12:31 p.m.

After hearing from numerous residents opposed to a request of Samuel Matthias to the council to rezone a large area of land to the west of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport from rural-residential to industrial, the Highfill City Council unanimously approved the rezoning, passing the rezoning ordinance on three readings with a single vote. The land in question was only a portion of the land originally brought to the city’s planning commission with a request for rezoning.

David E. Craig, Jr.

posted: 09/16/2016 12:08 p.m.

David E. Craig, Jr., 45, died July 3, 2016, at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. He was born June 13, 1971.

Wednesday, September 14

Norma Margie Taylor

posted: 09/14/2016 3:28 p.m.

Norma Margie Taylor, 87, of Gentry, died Sept. 12, 2016, at Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehab, Siloam Springs. She was born Aug. 12, 1929, in Ketchum, Okla., to John Ashley Scott and Lula Mae (Willhite) Scott.

Frances Jeanette Hickman

posted: 09/14/2016 3:21 p.m.

Frances Jeanette Hickman, 75, of Gentry, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. She was born July 14, 1941, to Ray Peterson and Junie (Welch) Peterson.

Decatur loses to Gentry in Bulldog Stadium

posted: 09/14/2016 8:04 a.m.

The bleachers were full to near capacity on both sides of Bulldog Stadium as the Decatur Bulldogs took on the visiting Gentry Pioneers in a nonconference game in Decatur Sept. 9. Fans from Decatur and Gentry spilled out of the bleachers and lined the fence as the Bulldogs and the 4A Pioneers took the field ready to play football. Also on hand for its first outing of the season was the Decatur Bulldog marching band under the direction of Jesse Owens and Ryan Shaffer, drum major. The Bulldog band, along with its counterpart from Gentry, provided an excellent halftime show that kept the crowd spellbound. From the start, it became apparent that this was not going to be an easy night for the Bulldogs. The Pioneers scored a touchdown on the opening possession, and a two-point conversion by Gentry quarterback Jon Faulkenberry made it an 8-0 game....

Humans are a herding species; we want to be together, but loosely

posted: 09/14/2016 7:59 a.m.

It seems good enough to just wave to a feller when passing; it's not necessary to stop and carry on a long visit. Well, I figure time is pretty valuable and I should be doing something to make my banker rest easy, so I do; I just wave. I might have been wrong, but there's a first time for everything. Gil Frost moved in to the old Rennick place a year or so ago, and we met him with a nice plate of cookies my close relative made. We asked him to church and visited about an hour. He didn't have a close relative, he said; and since he looked pretty young, I....

Decatur Middle School students get jump on career

posted: 09/14/2016 7:57 a.m.

In the past, when kids were asked what they wanted to be when they grow up, their usual response would have been a fireman, or a lawyer, or a coach or an engineer. But today's youth are looking into more specialized fields such as athletic trainer, editor, or even a childcare service provider. This was the question proposed to students at one Decatur school. Students of Jeff Melton's eighth grade and Ashley Riggles' seventh grade classes at Decatur Middle School were asked to find a profession that they would be interested in pursuing after graduation. The unit began Aug. 29 and concluded with a class presentation Sept 2. Each student had a list of questions to research about their chosen profession. Their research included a job description, salary, education requirements, top universities and nearest schools offering degrees in this field.

Police let students experience driving while intoxicated

posted: 09/14/2016 7:49 a.m.

Police in Gentry took a proactive approach to impaired driving on Sept. 7 when officers visited Gentry High School and set up a course for students to drive wearing goggles which simulate impairment caused by drug and alcohol use. And though the goggles impaired vision, the students found the educational exercise to be an eye opener. Students were given opportunity to drive the police department's golf cart through the course without the goggles and then to try it again with the goggles which caused blurred vision and made it extremely difficult for students to drive through the course without running over cones. While some students were driving with the goggles, created and distributed by Fatal Vision, others were attempting to complete the steps of a field sobriety test without and then with the goggles, and many staggered and swayed without a drop to drink.

Decatur Middle School receives $2,000 grant

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR --The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Decatur Middle School a $2,000 grant to support youth literacy Sept. 9. This local grant is part of $4.5 million in youth literacy grants awarded to approximately 1,000 organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves. Given at the beginning of the academic school year, these grants are aimed at supporting teachers, schools and organizations with resources to strengthen and enhance literacy instruction.

Here's how to make a salt lick for whitetails

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

If you are interested in attracting deer to your property, a salt lick is a good way to do it. You may be a hunter or maybe just a wildlife enthusiast who is interested in attracting whitetail deer to your land. There are many formulas listed online that will attract deer, and I believe most of them would be effective. I have used several over the years and have had good luck with them.

Senior Center Menus

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

Week of September 19-23

What is prayer? Why does it work?

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

Those who trust in Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins and eternal life are given the great privilege of coming to God in prayer and have God's promise that He will hear and answer our prayers for the sake of Jesus. But what is prayer? And why does prayer work?

Decatur cheerleaders to hold fundraiser for new equipment

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

A vital part of any sports program is the fans. Helping to keep the fans is a group of young people coming together as one to bring the fans into the game. The Decatur cheerleaders have a new sponsor this season. Ladale Clayton, who serves as Decatur Chamber of Commerce vice-president and Decatur alderwomen, took over the program from Chelsea Robertson, who left the program to devote more time to her family.

Low crime rate in Gentry prompts police to open old case

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- It was a low-crime week in Gentry -- in fact, crime has been slow for some time -- prompting city marshal Jim Snow and his deputies to fear layoffs and to look for things to do to keep busy. And, as a result of the recent downturn in crime, Gentry's chief law-enforcement officer dug deep into the department's records and reopened a cold case, the 1923 bank robbery at First National Bank on Gentry's Main Street. He hopes he and his officers can solve this old crime and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The return of the "C"

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

Typically people who read columns like the 'cuff sometimes are treated to the author's fall-back column topic: "What to write about." When all else fails, that is a ploy which can fill inches of copy with so-called cute or funny quips as well as a long-winded confession by the stuck-for-a-topic writer. It was that way until a few minutes ago when the what-am-I-going-to-write-about was replaced with the idea to revert to that five syllable word that begins with a "c" I wrote about several weeks ago. What a sentence!

Harps store in Gentry to open next week

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

A new Harps Food store is slated to open next Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Gentry. The store is scheduled to open at 10 a.m., with a ribbon cutting at 9:25 a.m., followed by a reception at the store just before the doors officially open to customers.

Millage increase for new school facilities on Tuesday ballot in Gentry

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

Voters who reside within the Gentry School District will have opportunity to cast their ballots for or against a proposed millage increase to build a new intermediate school classroom facility, a diesel mechanics' lab and make other school improvements on Tuesday, Sept. 20, and early voting is already underway.

Eagle Watch trail good place to watch the flowers

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- In addition to the wildlife, birds and butterflies along the Eagle Watch Nature Area, a variety of flowers greet early September visitors. The sunflowers and thistle flowers growing among the tall Indian grass in the prairie plot add beautiful color to the waving tall grasses there. And, along the trail, there are other colors, including woodland sunflowers and the purple berries of the poke weed.

OCH provides athletic trainer for Gravette Schools

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette has welcomed Leo F. Krajewski ATC, CSCS, to the therapy services department.

Not much new happened at Tired Iron show

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

One could say that not much new happened at the Tired Iron of the Ozarks' fall show this past weekend, and that would be right because club members showed and demonstrated things that were old and things that were used on farms and in homes during the mid to first half of the last century. Antique tractors, old engines, sawmills and a blacksmith shop from the past came to life as club members showed and demonstrated ways that are so old that many have forgotten.

EPA signs final rule regarding haze in Arkansas

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

ARKANSAS -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, has notified the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality that the EPA Administrator has signed a final Federal Plan for Arkansas regarding regional haze and interstate visibility transport requirements. The final plan should not negatively impact SWEPCO's Flint Creek Power Plant in Gentry because the latest retrofit takes into account the new EPA standards.

Health Inspections

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.


Lady Pioneers come up short in play last week

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers fell in two matches last week, on Tuesday to Elkins and on Thursday to Shiloh Christian, putting them at one and three in conference play and two and four overall.

'Hero dog' rescues elderly neighbor

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

A little dog, a family pet, is being called a "hero dog" for her role in rescuing an elderly woman. Baylor, a Corgi mix belonging to Vicky Barham of Gravette, is the pet who alerted her owner to the woman's predicament. Barham said that last Tuesday afternoon she and Baylor had returned from their usual walk around the neighborhood. Baylor just kept going to the front door, scratching at the bottom of the door and whining.

Decatur girls come up short at the net on road and at home

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldogs junior and senior high girls' volleyball teams split a two-match schedule with a road trip to Lincoln on Sept. 6 and at home against their rivals from the north, the Gravette Lions, at Peterson Gym in Decatur on Sept. 8.

Lions unable to overcome Bearcats

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Lions were held scoreless until the fourth quarter Friday in Booneville when Kilby Roberts, Gravette quarterback, carried one across the goal line and Roberto Barrios kicked a point after. But that wasn't enough. The Booneville Bearcats scored a TD and point after in the first, another TD in the second and a TD and two-point conversion in the final quarter to seal the victory, 21-7.

Gravette council passes ordinance creating municipal library

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette city council, at a special council meeting Thursday night, passed an ordinance creating a municipal library for the city of Gravette and establishing a municipal library advisory board. The ordinance is patterned after one used by the Bentonville library, Gravette mayor Kurt Maddox explained.

Burrito fundraiser, yard sale to benefit Carnahan family

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- A burrito fundraiser and huge yard sale will be held this weekend to benefit Darrin Carnahan and family of Gravette. The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Carnahans' home at 102 Tenth Avenue, S.E. The family is asking for donations of merchandise to sell and will appreciate any help donors can give.

Fall weather, football season are here

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

There's a hint of fall in the air, with a spell of cooler weather after the rains last week and the days growing a little shorter all the time. A heavy dew has covered the ground the last few mornings when I went out to retrieve the morning paper. Some of the leaves from the maples in the front yard are beginning to color up and drift to the ground, and I've noticed a few walnuts beginning to fall. Even the crickets that serenade us in the evenings seem to chirp a bit more urgently, as if they know their time is growing shorter. Jim's hoping the lawn mowing chore will soon become less frequent.

City survey indicates desire for splash pad and downtown revitalization and sales-tax increase to pay for improvements

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Among items reported at the Sept. 6 Gentry City Council meeting were the results of a community survey to help city officials prioritize plans for future projects and improvements in the city. The survey had roughly 300 participants and downtown revitalization was listed as the No. 1 priority of survey takers, with sidewalk improvements, street and landscape improvements and community gathering areas coming in not far behind.

OCH adds four rural health clinics

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

WESTSIDE -- The OCH Health System is acquiring four McDonald County, Mo., clinics currently owned by Elk River Health Services, Inc., as of Jan. 1, 2017.

Found in Christ and righteous through faith in Him

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

"Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith...." Philippians 3:8-9 KJV

Hometown Events

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

Gentry Band selling Blue & Gold Sausage

Bid accepted to build web of trails in Flint Creek Nature Area

posted: 09/14/2016 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- City Council, at its Sept. 6 meeting, accepted the bid of Tomlinson Asphalt to build and pave a trail system in the Flint Creek Nature Area. Tomlinson submitted the low bid of $96,880. Diamond C. Construction, the only other bidder, offered to do the job for $152,280.

Tuesday, September 13

Gene Lowry Douglas

posted: 09/13/2016 4:16 p.m.

Gene Lowry Douglas, 92, of Gravette, died Sept. 9, 2016. He was born Nov. 24, 1923, in Benton County to Paul Oliver Douglas and Ella Matt Callis Douglas.

Inez Louise Waldrip

posted: 09/13/2016 10:40 a.m.

Inez Louise Waldrip, 99, of Decatur, died Sept. 11, 2016, in Siloam Springs. She was born July 4, 1917, in Cave Springs, to James Hubbard and Henretta Foster Hubbard.

Monday, September 12

Raymond ‘Garrett’ Anderson

posted: 09/12/2016 3:22 p.m.

Raymond “Garrett” Anderson, 8, of Watts, Okla., died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at the St. John’s Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla. He was born on Oct. 5, 2007, in Siloam Springs, to Jennifer Martin and Travis Anderson of Watts.

Mayo W. Selby, Sr.

posted: 09/12/2016 3 p.m.

Mayo W. Selby, 95, died Sept. 9, 2016, in Springdale. He was born July 2, 1921, in San Marcos, Texas, to Gillie Sanders and Claud Lee Selby. The family moved to a farm between Siloam Springs and Gentry in 1924.

Judy Carol Porter

posted: 09/12/2016 2:48 p.m.

Judy Carol Porter, 67, of Gravette, died Sept. 10, 2016. She was born March 29, 1949, in Amarillo, Texas, to Leonard and Bertha Bauer. She was an animal lover and enjoyed crocheting, crafts, cooking and visiting friends for coffee in the mornings at Austin Drug.

Wednesday, September 7

Smith-Davidson to wed

posted: 09/07/2016 7:20 a.m.

Tyler Smith of Gravette and Shelby Davidson of Kingston will be married on Oct. 1, 2016. Tyler is the son of Robert and Kim Smith of Gravette, and the grandson of Martha Smith of Decatur. He graduated from Gravette High School in 2007 and is a journeyman for MCC in Springdale. Shelby is daughter of Frankie Dale and Lisa Davidson of Kingston, and the granddaughter of Bill and Pauline Parker of Kingston. She is a 2010 graduate of Kingston High School and is the manager for Earth Bound Tradings in Eureka Springs.

Gentry United Way campaign to begin next month

posted: 09/07/2016 7:14 a.m.

The Gentry United Way is getting set to kick off a new campaign on Oct. 3, with Janie Parks as its new director. Gentry United Way has remained independent of the NWA United Way in an effort to keep the distribution of funds raised local and is dedicated to distributing funds to local agencies which meet the organization's criteria for funding. According to the Gentry United Way website, "Gentry United Way ... conducts an annual fund-raising drive for the purpose of canvassing the Gentry area communities for contributions to support local non-profit organizations that meet the criteria established by the Gentry United Way Board of Directors. The area shall be given the opportunity to support the drive yearly, and funds raised will be distributed primarily in the Gentry School District area. The Board is charged with the responsibility of disbursing the funds collected." This past year, the organization has given money to pay for the new restrooms in the city park and to build trails at the new Flint Creek Nature Area in Gentry. And, the organization is offering startup funds for a new Boys & Girls Club in Gentry to provide an after-school program for elementary-school children.

Gentry wins conference victory against Decatur, 3 sets to 1

posted: 09/07/2016 7:10 a.m.

The gym erupted with shouts of joy as the Decatur junior-high B team won its first match since the team's formation one month ago. The Gentry Pioneers played host to the Decatur Bulldogs in volleyball in a three-team series at the gym at Gentry High School on Sept. 1. The Decatur junior-high B team made quick work of its Gentry equal, taking the match in two sets, 25-15 and a close 26-24. "I'm proud of these girls," said Jessica Castagna, Decatur volleyball coach. "They played hard and deserve this win." The Decatur-Gentry senior high match was just as intense as the junior-high B game an hour earlier....

Catastrophe struck at the Moll house

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

Sometimes family updates come in a brief post via Facebook or text message. Sometimes family events come in more detail. My oldest son, Matthew, an ER doctor in the Wichita, Kan., area, shared this one last week. I think parents -- at least those who've had more than one child -- can relate. Please pardon the somewhat graphic details.

Cave Springs police chief fired

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Joe Powell was fired as Cave Springs police chief on Aug. 30, Mayor Travis Lee said.

Gravette wins season opener with OT point

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

Roberto Barrios coaxed Gravette's point-after attempt through the goalposts in overtime Friday, giving the Lions a victory against Ozark in the season opener for both 4A schools. The two teams tied at seven apiece at the half after a late fourth-down Ozark touchdown put the Hillbillies on the board.

Senior Center Menus

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

Week of Sept. 12-16

Shingles are not for the faint of heart

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

Actress Bette Davis once said something to the effect that, "old age isn't for sissies." I am finding that to be true. This past week. the back of my left thigh became extremely sensitive to the touch. I couldn't understand what was going on and being unable to see the area myself, I asked Linda to check and see if it was red or anything. She said it wasn't red, but seemed to be swollen. I mean, I literally couldn't stand to be touched on the back of my thigh.

Decatur resident to be honored for service to housing authority

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- The City of Decatur will host a reception honoring long-time Decatur resident Carl Florer for his 38 years of service to the Decatur Housing Authority.

Decatur loses to Green Forest at home and Shiloh Christian on the road

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- After winning its first conference game since its formation in 2015, the Decatur senior girls' volleyball team dropped two matches against a strong Green Forest team at home and at Shiloh Christian in Springdale.

Northwest Health System announces new name

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Northwest Health System, on Sept. 1, changed its name to Northwest Health and also announced the addition of Siloam Springs Regional Hospital, making Northwest Health one of the largest health networks in the state.

Lady Lions stop Tiger attack in Gravette

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions played host to the Lady Tigers from Prairie Grove on Thursday and won three of four sets -- 25-23, 25-17 and 25-17 -- with Prairie Grove taking the second set, 25-21. The win put the Gravette girls at 2-0 in conference and 2-2 overall.

Museum hosts program on history of Gravette

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Gravette citizens Bob Kelley, John Mitchael and Dodie Evans presented a program on Gravette history Thursday, Aug. 26, in the Gravette museum annex. The program was cosponsored by the Gravette Historical Museum and the Gravette Public Library.

Soccer field gets go ahead for construction

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

What started as a request by the Decatur Youth Soccer Program for a new place to play will soon become a reality, thanks to the efforts of Decatur Mayor Bob Tharp and the Decatur City Council. he council awarded the construction contract to Hubco, owned and operated by Bobby Hubbard....

Springtown has new mayor, but story is complicated

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

The town of Springtown has a new mayor, Terri Glenn, as of Thursday night, but the steps leading up to the change in leadership require explanation. At the August 9 regular meeting, Dixie Law was appointed to serve out the remainder of Glenn's term as Position 4 alderman of the town council following Glenn's resignation for unstated reasons.

Benton County begins budget work

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials working on the 2017 budget say they plan to begin with modest increases in supplies and other services, but keep spending on personnel, capital equipment and other big ticket items flat.

Hometown Events

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

Historical committee to meet

Are you really a disciple of Jesus?

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

"If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple." Luke 14:26-27 KJV

New holiday in the works for those who don't

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

With Labor Day celebrated on Monday, a growing number of Americans are saying they feel slighted and are calling for a new holiday to honor those not laboring but living on welfare for years on end. Word has it that the president likes the idea is is working on plans for an executive order to establish the new day before he leaves office in January. A number of federal legislators are jumping on the bandwagon, too....

Gravette museum donates Liberty Bell quilt

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

Members of the Gravette Historical Museum Commission made a Centerton lady very happy last week when they gave her a quilt she worked on 40 years ago. Geraldine Carpenter met with museum commissioners last Wednesday at Centerton City Hall to receive the gift.

Students paint unique designs on parking spots

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

Students, teachers, parents and friends were out sitting on the hot pavement in the high school parking lot on Monday, Aug. 29, with paint rollers and paint brushes in hand, creating a unique look for some of the parking spaces assigned to students and teachers.

Benton County officials want choices on courts building

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace agreed Aug. 30 they want to choose from among the three locations being considered for a courts building.

Lady Lions roar over Lady Wolves of Lincoln

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions roared Aug. 30 when the Lady Wolves of Lincoln came to town and faced them on the volleyball court, defeating Lincoln in three straight sets, 25-17, 25-19 and 25-13.

Northwest Arkansas high schools report performance on ACT for Class of 2016

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -- Haas Hall Academy of Fayetteville earned the highest average ACT score among 16 high schools reporting results for the Class of 2016. Average composite scores among those schools ranged from 19.8 for the 402 students tested in the Springdale High School Class of 2016 to 27.3 for the 66 graduates in the Haas Hall Academy of Fayetteville for students who graduated in May, according to results reported by the schools.

I'd rather inventory a herd of good cattle than green beans in a grocery store

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

I can tell the seasons are about to collide. Summer is slipping out, and autumn is peeking around the corner. The air feels different and some of the green life is sorta worn out, droopy and sagging, and there is a new aroma in the air. I like the first of the day when all are just about awake but still in the throes of darkness. The sweet smell of earthiness is like nothing else, and it has changed. I am thankful to have made another one!

Letter to the Editor

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.


Brain-powering breakfast and lunch options your kids will love

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

Many studies over the past two decades show sufficient intake of healthy food is essential to brain function -- especially for children. What children eat for breakfast and lunch on a school day has a direct impact on their focus, comprehension and application in learning.

XNA seeks options to pay for new parking deck

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

HIGHFILL -- Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport officials have agreed to ask bankers, lenders and bond underwriters to submit options to help them pay for a new four-story parking deck.

Bulldogs drop season's first game to Bobcats

posted: 09/07/2016 5 a.m.

BERRYVILLE -- The Decatur Bulldogs were on the road Sept. 2 to take on the Berryville Bobcats at Ronnie Clark Field in Berryville for the opening football game of the 2016 football season for both teams. From the opening play, it was obvious this was going to be a tough night for the Bulldogs.

Tuesday, September 6

James Richard Gallagher

posted: 09/06/2016 4:05 p.m.

James Richard Gallagher, 69, of Gentry, died Sept. 1, 2016, at his home. He was born Feb. 27, 1947, in Richwood, W.V., to Nancy and George Gallagher.

Marilee Kelso Todd

posted: 09/06/2016 3:20 p.m.

Marilee Kelso Todd, 70, of Sulphur Springs, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, surrounded by family at her home. She was born in Merwin, Mo., Feb. 8, 1946, to Athelston "Joe" and Fern Kelso.

Sunday, September 4

Sylvia Faye Tucker

posted: 09/04/2016 5:20 p.m.

Sylvia Faye Tucker, 81, of Gravette, died Sept. 3, 2016, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. She was born March 24, 1935, in Chamber Springs, to Elmer Carroll ”Red” Black and Ina Chloe (Walker) Black.

Friday, September 2

Thelma Louise Gallaway

posted: 09/02/2016 4:19 p.m.

Thelma Louise Gallaway, 86, of Gentry, died Sept. 1, 2016, at Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehab, Siloam Springs. She was born Sept. 30, 1929, in Gentry, to Rue Lankford and Laveta (Tate) Lankford.

Thursday, September 1

Wilma Fern Garner

posted: 09/01/2016 1:29 p.m.

Wilma Fern Garner, 59, of Siloam Springs, died Aug. 28, 2016, at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. She was born Feb. 17, 1957, in Harrison, to John Alan and Lois Evelyn Wright.

Norma Jean Bradley

posted: 09/01/2016 1:11 p.m.

Norma Jean Bradley, 84, of Gentry, died Aug. 31, 2016, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. She was born Sept. 30, 1931, in Decatur, to Carse Rufus Austin and Zilpha Viola (Barnes) Austin.