Thursday, September 20

Do you know the love of Christ for you?

posted: 09/20/2018 5 a.m.

"For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." Ephesians 3:14-19

Benton County planners hear tiny-homes concept

posted: 09/20/2018 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County planners had their first look at a proposed "tiny home" Thursday and said the county would treat such a project like a mobile home park as the most comparable kind of development.

Benton County officials to see personnel budget changes

posted: 09/20/2018 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials say the 2019 budget process appears to be off to a good start, with just one new position requested.

Wednesday, September 19

Pirates fight back from first-half shutout to beat Pioneers

posted: 09/19/2018 11:15 a.m.

GENTRY -- It looked like the Pioneers would win their first football game of the season in their first home game of the season, being up 17-0 at the half, but that was not to be. The Greenland Pirates came back to steal the game by holding the Pioneers scoreless in the second half and putting 28 points on the board. Greenland overcame a 17-0 halftime deficit to earn a nonconference victory over Gentry, 28-17. Gentry quarterback Brandon Atwood completed 12 of 21 passes for 157 yards and threw touchdown passes to Zach Jarnagan and Dylan Kilgore. Jarnagan, a sophomore, had five catches for 85 yards and a score and 72 yards rushing on just two carries. Kilgore caught four passes for 34 yards.

County nears contract for west-side ambulance service

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County is close to a new three-year contract to provide ambulance service to the rural areas in the west side of the county.

Decatur after-school programs ride once again

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Decatur Public Schools will continue the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program again this year. Students in grades kindergarten through 12 are invited to attend from 3-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Council votes to seek water-tower funding

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- In addition to approving the tax-abatement plan for McKee Foods Corporation at its Sept. 10 meeting (see the Sept. 12 issue of the Eagle Observer), the Gentry council, after a public hearing on the topic, also approved a resolution to seek United States Department of Agriculture funding to build a new water-storage tower to serve the east side of Gentry's water-service area, including the new Simmons poultry processing plant, now under construction.

This is as bad as being in jail for robbing a filling station and only getting a dusty bags of peanuts

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

I am not gonna tell you a big hairy tale about my problem. I got skunk juice on me because it just happened. That is all I am gonna say about that. Well, I could add that the dang thing made me stink or, as my close relative says, reek! I will eventually become unstunk, and I know that is not a word that your mind will accept but, if you could smell me, you would be glad for me to become unstunk because right now I stink! Not just me, the truck got it, too. And poor old Dog unloaded and ran back to the house like an antelope with a lion after it. I guess it was like that; I can't say I ever saw it, personally.

Constitution Day: What should we commemorate?

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

The Federal Government requires colleges to commemorate Constitution Day, Sept. 17, with some kind of a student activity to qualify for Title IV grant monies. If people really read the Constitution, they would find no authority for the grant. The requirement is largely ignored.

What are bone spurs? How can they impact mobility?

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

In contrast to its name, a bone spur is a smooth, bony growth that forms over a long period of time. Many bone spurs -- or osteophytes, as they are formally known -- cause no symptoms at all, and you may not know you have one until it shows up during a routine imaging study. The condition is quite common and can occur in any one of several areas of the body.

Obituaries

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

Bobby Lewis Backer

Gravette Christian Church celebrates 120th anniversary

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Members of the First Christian Church in Gravette are celebrating their 120th year in existence. They invite all in the area to help them mark the occasion at a birthday party on Saturday, Sept. 29. Cake and punch will be served in the church fellowship hall, beginning at 3 p.m. The church is located at 301 First Ave. S.W.

Obituary

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

Annie 'Ellie' Eloise Donell-Robinson

Senior Center Menus

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

Week of Sept. 24-28

Hometown Events

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

Sulphur Park Cleanup

Lions fall to Bulldogs in Oklahoma contest

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

WESTSIDE -- The skies were clear, with no rain in sight, as the Gravette Lions tried to break their two-game losing streak when they traveled across the border to face off with the Jay, Okla., Bulldogs in a nonconference contest.

Bulldogs lose tough one to Wildcats

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Under a beautiful starlit sky on Sept. 14, two teams took the field at Bulldog Stadium in Decatur for week four of the eight-man football league inaugural season. By the end of the night, the Little Rock Episcopal Collegiate Wildcats emerged victorious over the Decatur Bulldogs.

Gentry wins against Decatur

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Decatur Bulldogs traveled into Pioneer country Sept. 12 for a scrimmage match against the Gentry Lady Pioneers at Gentry High School. This was the first meeting between these two rival teams since Decatur moved from the 4A to the 2A conference in volleyball earlier this year.

Lady Lions beat Lady Tigers, lose to Lady Blackhawks

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

PEA RIDGE -- After defeating the Prairie Grove Lady Tigers earlier in the week, the Gravette Lady Lions were primed and ready to take on their next opponent, the Pea Ridge Lady Blackhawks, at Blackhawk Gym in Pea Ridge Sept. 13. But the Lady Blackhawks had other plans when they took the court ready for the fight ahead.

Lady Bulldogs stuggle against Lady Golden Arrows, pick up win against Lady Highlanders

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- With the volleyball season at its halfway point, the Decatur Lady Bulldogs marked week four with another first-time meeting, this time with the Lavaca Lady Golden Arrows at Peterson Gym in Decatur Sept. 11. It became apparent early in the contest that the Lady Bulldogs were not into the match, as Decatur chalked up another defeat in straight sets.

Gentry girls fall to Prairie Grove, Farmington

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- After coming off a 3-0 win on Sept. 12 when Class 2A Decatur visited for a volleyball match, the Lady Pioneers dropped Thursday's conference match against the Lady Tigers of Prairie Grove in three straight sets.

Hiwasse Fall Festival scheduled Sept. 29

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

HIWASSE -- The annual fall festival is scheduled in the Hiwasse Community Saturday, Sept. 29. Activities will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hiwasse Park, 13690 Fire House Lane, and Hiwasse residents invite everyone in the area to plan on attending. Hamburger or hot dog meals, including chips, drink and a dessert, will be offered for $5 each. Area vendors will have booths set up selling a variety of locally-grown fresh produce and handmade craft items. Games, a bouncy house and the popular pumpkin painting booth will all be available for the kids' enjoyment.

Volunteers sought for upcoming fall festival

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The annual Gravette Community fall festival, trunk or treat and chili cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Ozarks Community Hospital, with all activities set up on the front parking lot at the hospital. Volunteers who have helped with past events, or newcomers who would like to assist, are urged to contact Chamber officials and offer their services. With the big event coming up in just over a month, Amanda Gittlein, Chamber secretary, is seeking vendors to set up booths and help make the evening a success. Vendors may sell items, but each booth must feature a game with candy or prizes for visitors.

Extraordinary efforts taken to save the monarch

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- While many may not know it, milkweed plants are critical to the numbers and survival of the monarch butterfly -- the large butterflies with brilliant orange and black wings seen in our area in the warmer months. And the decline in milkweed due to farming practices and urban development is thought to be directly related to the decline in numbers of monarch butterflies across North America.

A lesson can be learned from the cube

posted: 09/19/2018 5 a.m.

Back in 1974, a Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture named Erno Rubik invented a 3-D puzzle which he originally called the Magic Cube. Rubik licensed the cube to Ideal Toy Corp and, by 2009, over 350 million Rubik's Cubes had been sold. It has now become the world's best-selling toy. You can still find Rubik's Cubes for sale in places like Barnes & Noble Booksellers, so any kid or grownup who wants to challenge himself to solve the puzzle is still welcome to try.

Wednesday, September 12

Is the Word of God no longer efficacious?

posted: 09/12/2018 10:03 a.m.

Is the Word of God no longer efficacious? Is it ineffective when it comes to bringing people into Christ's church made up of all who repent of their sins and trust solely in Jesus Christ and His blood shed upon the cross for the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting? Looking at how churches operate, one would certainly think so. What do I mean? Just consider all the programs and activities promoted by churches to bring people through the doors and make them members of local congregations.

Lions lose to Cardinals in tough football contest

posted: 09/12/2018 10:01 a.m.

FARMINGTON -- With a gathering thunderstorm looming on the horizon Sept. 7, the Gravette Lion varsity football team traveled to Farmington to take on the Cardinals in a non-conference contest. By the end of the night, Lion fans would face yet another defeat as Farmington prevailed 40-2 over Gravette. Lion fans, along with the band and cheer team, filled the visitors stands in support of their favorite Gravette players. But as the contest began, black clouds rolled into the area. But the oncoming storm did not stop the Cardinals; they scored the first touchdown of the night with only two minutes elapsed into the contest. Gravette stopped the two-point conversion attempt, holding Farmington to a 6-0 lead.

Gravette couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary, ministry anniversary

posted: 09/12/2018 10:01 a.m.

A Gravette couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, as well as the 70th year of their ministry, this August. Winfield Poe and Laura Fern Heathman met when he enrolled in a Church of God Holiness School after returning from service with the Army transportation corps in Germany. It happened in a small rural community outside Ava, Mo., called Mt. Zion. When he arrived, Laura, who was teaching there, was heard to say, "I hope that he isn't in any of my classes." Considering the fact that he was older and had military experience, she thought that he would be a troublemaker. When she realized that he was there to learn, she took him under her wing.

Benton County nears ambulance contract for west side

posted: 09/12/2018 9:41 a.m.

Benton County is close to a new three-year contract to provide ambulance service to the rural areas in the west side of the county. The Committee of the Whole heard an update on ambulance service Tuesday from County Judge Barry Moehring. He said the proposal with Northwest Health System being considered would cost $292,000 per year over three years.

Physical therapy an alternative to prescription pain meds

posted: 09/12/2018 6 a.m.

As awareness to the nation's opioid epidemic continues to gain attention, health care professionals are rethinking how to go about treating long-term pain; and thanks to significant research in recent years, we now understand that chronic pain is complex and varied, so it can neither be easily diagnosed nor solved. As such, doctors must balance a patient's symptoms with medical analysis, weighing the risks and potential benefits of different treatments. The most innovative healthcare providers are transforming singular models of care (like prescription medications) into hybrids that bring together experts such as physical therapists, behavioral health therapists and health coaches with primary care physicians to offer alternatives beyond prescription painkillers. Treatments like physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy -- including relaxation training, guided exercise and biofeedback -- are recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Alliance for Health Policy as more cost-effective, results-driven solutions to pain management than opioids.

It's called perusing -- when we're not digressing

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

It's called perusing. At least that's what Webster calls it. I've always used the word to describe reading a book or ... just reading. That's what I was doing the other day ... Just scanning some pages and clippings, just wandering from headlines to stories about happenings from those "good old days."

Lady Lions take down Pioneers in three straight

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers fell in three straight sets to the visiting Lady Lions on Sept. 4 in the Gentry High School gym, 25-10, 25-9 and 25-15.

Bulldogs lose second game to Augusta in log road trip

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- After traveling for nearly five hours Sept. 7, the Decatur Bulldog varsity and junior high football teams faced off against their second opponent in the new eight-man football league, the Augusta Red Devils.

Lady Bulldogs lose one at home, win on road

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Week three of the varsity volleyball season got off to a slow start for the Decatur Lady Bulldogs as they met a new conference opponent at Peterson Gym in Decatur Sept. 4. But a win later in the week on the road put the team back on the right track.

Hotly-contested game one win sets tone at Farmington

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

FARMINGTON -- Gravette errors during a crucial juncture allowed Farmington to pull away from a dogfight in the first set and sweep Gravette (25-23, 25-18, 25-17) Thursday night at Cardinal Arena.

Hometown Events

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Decatur FFA selling Blue & Gold products

Senior Center Menus

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Week of Sept. 17-21

Benton County planners OK Siloam Springs trail plan

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County planners on Wednesday approved plans for a trail to connect Siloam Springs to Lake Frances in Oklahoma.

Obituaries

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

Dean L. Amos

Motts to celebrate 60th

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

Floyd and Marcella Mott of Colcord, Okla., will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Sept. 15.

Teeds celebrate 50th

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

David and Teresa Teed, of Sulphur Springs, celebrated their 50th anniversary Aug. 18 at the Gravette Holiness Bible School cafeteria.

Arrests

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Decatur

Benton County panel OKs new radio plan

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace on Thursday recommended spending $3.75 million for a new radio system for the Sheriff's Office, jail and other departments, with a promise to consider more money to help smaller fire and police departments buy needed new radios.

Council approves $160 million tax-abatement plan for McKee Foods

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- After a brief public hearing on the issue, Gentry City Council, in its regular meeting on Monday, approved a tax-abatement plan for McKee Foods Corporation on three readings with a single vote, and with an emergency clause attached.

Northside students treated to magic show with message

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Say the magic word and, PUFF, the magic wand disappears within the pages of a rolled up newspaper. This is what students from Northside Elementary School encountered during a magic show in Decatur Aug. 30. But the assembly in the school cafeteria was more than just a mere magic show; it carried a message about electrical safety.

Globalism succeeding on the world stage

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

Those of us who have taught international issues for decades have something to offer those who have not. Internationalism, new world order, world order and globalism are synonyms for world government. Other terms such as inter-nationalism, multilateralism, politicization, integration, free trade, commonality, convergence, unification, harmonization and open borders are often used in conjunction with these synonyms to make them more fashionable and acceptable.

I am sure the most-helped feller in the state

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

Someday when I get rich I am gonna take the entire week off and go to one of those big fancy ranches that raise the cattle you see in the slick breed books. I was waiting on a salesman in the tractor dealership and sat down by some magazines, picked one up and was amazed. They have barns covering ten acres and all kinds of facilities to use for taking care of their cattle. I was turning green with envy when the feller showed up to help me. All I wanted was a tire for my close relative's lawn mower.

Do you sow to the flesh or the Spirit?

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." Galatians 6:7-8

Tired Iron show goes on despite threats of rain

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Last weekend was the 27th annual fall show of the Tired Iron of the Ozarks. And, once again, the show offered the opportunity for young and old to see and learn about old tractors, engines, farm implements and household machines and gadgets which were commonly used as a part of everyday life in the region in years past.

Springtown plans fall festival, hears updates

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

SPRINGTOWN -- The town council heard of fall festival plans at its Aug. 14 meeting according to draft minutes. The fall festival is planned for Oct. 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the town's park. According to draft minutes, donations are being solicited, Tyson Foods will supply the chicken and hot dogs. The festival will feature "About God's Business," a group which sings bluegrass gospel music.

Fall is just around the corner

posted: 09/12/2018 5 a.m.

I'm always excited to see the first cool snap of the season. There's something about a cool morning in the fall that is invigorating, especially after the dog days of summer. Fortunately, for our area, this summer has seen more moisture than normal with greener pastures and lawns. Such is not always the case for northwest Arkansas. Usually, in August you can relax about the mowing and still keep your lawn looking nice, but this year, except for one brief period, I have had to keep on top of the mowing in order to keep the grass from gaining the upper hand.

Wednesday, September 5

Tiny houses for homeless being built in Siloam Springs

posted: 09/05/2018 8:02 a.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Residents got a chance recently to see inside the four tiny houses being built near the East Kenwood Missionary Baptist Church. The houses, which range from 400 to 600 square feet, will provide transitional housing for homeless families through Genesis House. The nonprofit organization is a day shelter that provides a place to take showers, do laundry, have a hot meal, use the phone and get referrals to other agencies. More information about the tiny house project and JumpStart program is available on the Genesis House website, genesishousesiloam.com. The organization has provided limited emergency housing through hotel vouchers in the past. Genesis House has offered a JumpStart program for the past 18 months, housing families in rental properties for 90 days.

Sgt. Hatler earns medal of honor for reconnaissance mission

posted: 09/05/2018 8 a.m.

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- On May 28, a wreath was laid on the grave of Sgt. M. Waldo Hatler in the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Sulphur Springs. Photos of the ceremony appeared in the June 20 issue of the Westside Eagle Observer but nothing was said in the paper about what Hatler did in WWI to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. What follows is a summary. Hatler (Jan. 6, 1894 - Aug. 31, 1967) was a sergeant in the United States Army during World War I and received the Medal of Honor for heroism near Pouilly, France, on Nov. 8, 1918. Only 119 Medals of Honor were issued for service in WWI, and Sgt. Hatler's grave is the only grave of a WWI veteran who earned the award in Benton County.

Bulldogs lose to Hermits in their first game of the reborn eight-man football league

posted: 09/05/2018 7:52 a.m.

DECATUR -- Eight-man football made its return to Northwest Arkansas on Friday as the Decatur Bulldogs and the visiting Hermitage Hermits made their first entry into the new league at Bulldog Stadium in Decatur. When Decatur began its first football program in 1956, eight-man football in Arkansas was a very popular venue for small schools. In the mid-sixties, the program changed to the eleven-man format, which continued until 2017. Hermitage, located between Warren and El Dorado near the Louisiana border, traveled 330 miles, a five-hour trip to Decatur for the game. Because the league is new, most of the six other schools, including Decatur, will have similar travel times. The Hermits received the opening kick. They marched it downfield to around the 20-yard line before Decatur stopped them short of a first down, giving the Bulldogs the ball....

What happens when we die?

posted: 09/05/2018 7:50 a.m.

What happens when we die? People have many opinions on the subject, but God's Word, the Bible, teaches that "it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). Since the next thing for us after death is God's judgment, how do you wish to be judged by God? If you wish to be judged on the basis of God's law, you should know that God demands perfect obedience. The Bible says, "The soul that sinneth, it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:20); and "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23).

Suffer when you need to

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

Burying friends is a job no one enjoys; it is a misery no matter how you say it. It is too soon to die even if they are near a century in age because death is so final for us left behind. We did our duty this week and put a good neighbor and friend away proper like and paid our respects to the family. Being solemn doesn't look good on me and trying to hide leaking eyes is a hard job. I know it is natural but makes me feel sorta like a sissy.

Jesus makes undeserving sinners whole

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

"And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid. For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter. And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed." Mark 7:24-30

You can't outrun your mouth

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

I suppose the title of this article could be taken in different ways, but today I am writing to anyone who is endeavoring to lose a little weight -- or, perhaps, more than a little. There seem to be a number of myths floating around when it comes to weight loss and healthy eating and I want to look at a couple of them to see if they bear up under scrutiny.

The chilling pain of frozen shoulder syndrome

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

Simple activities like taking a book off an overhead shelf can be impossible when you have a frozen shoulder.

CFR globalists want North American Union

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

The key component in the globalist bid for world government has been its transcending nation states into regional governments, ending national sovereignty, then later, these into a world government. North America must one day be a single country commonly referred to as the North American Union, following the model used for the European Union. Americans must be made to accept open borders.

Potential new XNA heads pared to three

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

HIGHFILL -- Regional airport board members narrowed the number of hopefuls to three vying to replace the executive director.

Obituaries

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

Jason Matthew Lynch

Arrests

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Police arrested Derrell D. Collins, 24, of Gentry, on a warrant issued in connection to two counts of domestic battery in the third degree (misdemeanors) stemming from a July 12-13 incident and issued him a citation on Aug. 23 in connection with the violation of a no-contact order.

Health Department Inspections

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

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.

Northwest Arkansas cities eye water needs

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- The continuing population growth in Northwest Arkansas is pushing cities and other entities to consider basic needs, including a growing need for water.

Gravette board considers architect drawings, discusses land purchase

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette school board held a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 28, to consider the agreement with the construction manager on the upcoming Gravette schools building project and examine architects' drawings of the four proposed projects.

It's time to start up those old engines

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The 27th annual Tired Iron of the Ozarks fall show is set for Friday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Tired Iron showgrounds, 13344 Taylor Orchard Road in Gentry. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Former Decatur mayor loses battle with cancer

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- "Today is a very solemn day for the community of Decatur as we struggle to cope with the loss of William "Bill" Montgomery, who passed away Aug. 30 in his home in Decatur," said Decatur Mayor Bob Tharp, a longtime friend of Montgomery, after he received news of Montgomery's death.

Dry cleaner makes donation, begins dropoff service

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- John and Lyn Guffey, owners of Snappy Dry Cleaning in Siloam Springs, recently made a welcome donation of services to the Gravette High School band. Guffey volunteered to clean the high school marching band uniforms at no charge, saying he just wanted to do something for the community. Aaron Ray, high school band director, said he'd been wondering how he was going to get the uniforms cleaned since there was no dry cleaner in Gravette. Some of the uniforms had not been cleaned in several years.

Pioneers dominated by Eagles

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Pioneers were dominated by the Eagles in Huntsville on Friday, losing their second game of the season, 35-6.

Lady Pioneers overpowered by Lady Blackhawks

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers dropped to 0-3 for the season after a trip to Pea Ridge on Thursday and a 3-0 loss to the Lady Blackhawks.

Lady Bulldogs lose a close one to Lady Warriors in home volleyball contest

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

DECATUR -- Lady Bulldog and Lady Warrior fans were treated to an action-packed volleyball match Aug. 28 when Life Way Christian Academy made the short trip from Centerton to Decatur to begin the second week of the 2018 season. Unfortunately for Decatur fans, Life Way took the match in a tiebreaker, three sets to two, handing the Lady Bulldogs their second loss of the season.

Lady Lions lose close contest on the road, at home

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- The gym at Gravette High School was packed to near capacity Aug. 30 as Lady Lions volleyball fans got their first look at the 2018 junior and senior varsity teams. A powerful thunderstorm with frequent lightning and heavy rain hit Gravette prior to game time but it was not enough to keep the fans away.

Hometown Events

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Decatur FFA selling Blue & Gold products

Senior Center Menus

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Week of Sept. 10-14

Pioneer Band selling Blue & Gold products

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- The Gentry High School Pioneer Pride Marching Band is raising money by selling Blue & Gold products to support the 2018 Marching Contest season.

Station Cafe now open in Gravette

posted: 09/05/2018 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- We're going into the final third of the year. The kids are back in school and fall sports have begun. Autumn activities are filling the calendar and it seems that some days there's not enough time to prepare a healthy family meal. Dani and Dierek Madison have the perfect solution to feeding the family on those busy days. They invite everyone to come dine with them at the newly opened Station Cafe.