S Charles R. Bickford

SPRINGDALE — Charles R. Bickford, 78, of Springdale, died Jan. 9, 2017. He was born in Gravette on Oct. 27, 1938, to Nathan Ricker and Naomi Elizabeth Wood Bickford. Continue Reading »

S Imogene Noah

GRAVETTE — Imogene Noah, 96, of Gravette, died on Jan. 10, 2017, at the Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale. She was born April 4, 1920, in Smithville, to Clarence and Doris Maxwell. Continue Reading »

S Betty Jean Daharsh

DECATUR — Betty Jean Daharsh, 85 year old resident of Decatur, Arkansas, passed away January 10, 2017, at Jamestown Nursing Center in Rogers, Arkansas. Born July 6, 1931, in Decatur, she was the daughter of Lee Shook and Beulah Rice Shook. Continue Reading »

S Gravette downs (Pie)oneers

Lady Lions rally for third straight win

GENTRY — Gravette girls coach Will Pittman celebrated his birthday with a slice of pie and a 48-46 come-from-behind win against Gentry in front of a near capacity crowd at Pioneer Gymnasium on Friday. It was the third consecutive victory for the Lady Lions (9-6) and Pittman savored the win more than the pie. "That's the only thing I wanted today," he said. Gravette sophomore Teagan Dixon only scored two points, but her lone bucket gave Gravette its first lead of the game. The Lady Lions took advantage of a three-on-one fast break when Kyrstin Branscum drew the defender away from the bucket before dishing to Dixon for the running jumper from the right side to make it 44-43 with three minutes, 11 seconds remaining in regulation. Continue Reading »

S Gentry grapplers growing in skills but short on points

GENTRY -- Wrestlers from Gentry High School were unable to obtain a team victory on the mats when they hosted visiting grappling teams from Stilwell and Jay, Okla., on Jan. 3 in the Carl Gym. Team scores were 30-6 in favor of Stilwell and 63-0 in favor of Jay. Continue Reading »

S Are there wolves in Arkansas?

Perhaps the coywolf answer is the most likely explanation

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -- "Are there wolves in Arkansas?" was a question asked in a 2012 editorial in the Westside Eagle Observer. Following that editorial, numerous reported sightings were shared with the Eagle Observer and information from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission was shared regarding the larger canines seen by many in Arkansas. Continue Reading »

S Letter to the Editor

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S Senior Center Menus

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S Vetor on dean's list

ARKADELPHIA -- Cindy L. Vetor, of Gentry, a graduate student at Henderson State University, was included on the dean's list for the fall 2016 semester. Continue Reading »

S Arrests

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S Gentry Senior Center News

GENTRY -- With the new year here, what better way to start it off than to join the Gentry Senior Activity and Wellness Center! The center offers many fun and healthy activities in which to participate. Continue Reading »

S Fuamatu leads Gentry past Haas Hall

GENTRY -- Chastery Fuamatu scored a game-high 27 points and keyed a pair of 12-0 runs to lead Gentry past Haas Hall on Tuesday in 3A/4A District 1 girls' basketball. Continue Reading »

S Council approves purchases, adjusts 2016 budget

GENTRY — Gentry City Council on Monday night gave the mayor the authority to enter into a contract with the city of Siloam Springs to provide ambulance service within the city of Gentry and approved two ordinances for the purchase of a diesel-powered lawnmower for the parks department and for the purchasing and equipping of a new patrol car for the police department. Also approved by the council was a resolution adjusting the 2016 budget to reflect actual incoming revenue and expenditures. Continue Reading »

S "If it sounds too good to be true...."

For weeks I had been lying to myself. Well, not really. I know better. After all, how many times have I heard that saying, "If it sounds or looks too good to be true" ... you know the rest. Continue Reading »

S Why the trades are important

During the recent presidential campaign, much was made of bringing jobs back from overseas, particularly from China. Both candidates opposed the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement the Obama administration worked out with several key countries in the Pacific region. Continue Reading »

S You best not ask about our cash flow....

The coons are back in the feed room. Well, not right this minute, because I have secured the building again. There were seven chewed out holes for the nightly feeding frenzy, and I had not seen them until we moved the feed to the clean side of the room due to cleaning up. I patched the holes with tin, roofing tin cut to size and nailed in place. The entire feed room now has a barrier of a foot high tin nailed on. Continue Reading »

S Don't make resolutions; set goals

It's January, the beginning of a new month and a new year, and spread before us is a clean slate upon which we can write whatever we choose. Traditionally, the onset of a new year prompts many folks to make resolutions, vows to improve their lives in one way or another. Resolutions to eat healthier, to save more money, to improve our housekeeping or our reading and study routine are all well and good. Unfortunately, while it's easy to make lists of resolutions, few are successful at keeping them. And, sadly, once the first resolutions are broken, the whole intent to do better seems to fall by the wayside. Continue Reading »

S Bella Vista Questers donate parlor stove

GRAVETTE — The Butterfield Trails Questers Chapter #949, of Bella Vista, recently made a donation of a parlor stove to the Gravette Historical Museum. The stove was installed in the museum's historic Kindley home, where a parlor stove had originally stood in the house, and is true to the period of the home. Continue Reading »

S Shaffer earns four-year college scholarship

DECATUR — Ryan Shaffer, a senior at Decatur High School, received news Dec. 1 from QuestBridge that he was one of 767 students chosen to receive a full four-year scholarship at one of the program's select colleges and universities. Continue Reading »

S Wasson donates Flint Creek property to land trust

SPRINGTOWN — Seven acres of land along the Flint Creek in Springtown have been donated to the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust to preserve them from future development and to ensure that a portion of the Flint Creek remains protected, according to a Jan. 3 post on the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust website. Continue Reading »


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