S Once in a blue moon

Events scheduled for today could be labeled as being held "once in a blue moon" because tonight's moon is the second full moon in the month of July. Though it's called a blue moon, the moon is not blue, and its really not all that rare. Though the term blue moon used to refer to the third full moon when there were four full moons in a season (usually, there are only three), it has more recently been defined as a second full moon in a calendar month.... Continue Reading »

S Children attend 'Kids in the Woods' event

GENTRY -- Kids were laughing, playing, catching fish and catching critters in the creek at the Second Annual Kids in the Woods Nature Camp held July 20 and 21 at the Flint Creek Nature Area south of Gentry. The event was sponsored by Arvest Bank, Walmart and 2 Saun Farms, and hosted by the Gentry Chamber of Commerce, the city of Gentry, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Forestry Commission ... On each of the two days, the children were divided into two groups. One group went fishing in the pond which was recently restocked with catfish by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, while the other group went to the creek and participated in bug kickin', an exercise in which the kids catch creek critters.... Continue Reading »

S New nurse practitioner Joins OCH

GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital at Gravette welcomes nurse practitioner Deborah Asberry, APRN, BC, FNP to the medical staff. Asberry is collaborating with pain management specialist Dr. Heather Stelling in both the OCH Pain Clinic and at the OCH Jasper County Clinic, Webb City Campus. Deborah received her education from the University of Missouri - Columbia Sinclair School of Nursing and is currently a member of the Four States Advanced Practice Nurses Association, American Nurses Association and the Missouri Nurses Association. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S 62nd Annual Decatur Barbecue schedule of events

Decatur Barbecue Aug. 1 Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

August 3 - 7 Continue Reading »

S Blessed are the reviled

"Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you." Matthew 5:11-12 Continue Reading »

S Summer heat can complicate COPD

Becoming overheated can put people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at risk for serious illness. Stay cool this summer with the following tips: Continue Reading »

S Empire District uses infrared technology for annual transmission line inspections

JOPLIN (Mo.) -- Empire District began its annual aerial inspection of company transmission lines and substations on Monday. The inspection is expected to continue through August 9, however the length of the program is dependent upon weather and wind conditions. Continue Reading »

S Granny's Simple Blessings plans grand opening

GRAVETTE -- Holly Wallace, owner of Granny's Simple Blessings, at 408 Main Street, N.W., in Gravette, announced she will hold a grand opening for her business from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Gravette Day, Saturday, Aug. 8. Two drawings will be held, one for a free painting lesson and one for a free kid's lesson. Free tea and lemonade will also be served. Continue Reading »

S Correction

In the Westside Eagle Observer, July 22 issue, story, "Decatur council amends animal control regulations concerning poultry," the second section of the reprinted ordinance should have read: "No chickens shall be kept, housed or penned within the corporate limits of the city of Decatur on a plot of ground less than one acre." Continue Reading »

S Page and Cheney to wed

David and Kelly Page are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Karoline to Barnabus Cheney, son of Scott Cheney and Lisa Cheney. Karoline and Barnabus are both graduates of Gentry High School. Continue Reading »

S Runyans celebrate 65th

Don Runyan and Bessie Dalrymple are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 9. Continue Reading »

S Being thrifty is important but sitting on the pile of money can be too costly

I have an old cow; she isn't real old, but she has a big lump on her jaw. What am I gonna do with a lump-jawed old cow? She eats, raising a good big calf, and seems like she feels good. If I had a truck load of money, I would have already hauled her in to the vet to see what he would diagnose, but that truck hasn't gotten here yet! Continue Reading »

S Is China selling us the rope to hang ourselves?

Corn pone: noun, Southern U.S., 1. Corn bread, especially of a plain or simple kind. Adjective, 1. Of or characteristic of an unsophisticated rural person, especially from the South: a corn pone accent. Continue Reading »

S ...about town By Decatur Mayor Bob Tharp

July is highlighted this year as "Annual Decatur Barbecue Festival" month. On Aug. 1, Decatur will celebrate its 62nd consecutive Barbecue Festival. This event has become home to many Nashville entertainers, and this year is no exception. Our theme is "A Family Affair!" Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Soccer Camp Continue Reading »

S Shoes distributed, feet washed in back-to-school event

GRAVETTE -- About 80 youngsters showed up at the Gravette United Methodist Church Saturday evening to get a new pair of shoes and socks for their back-to-school wardrobe. The shoe distribution event, hosted by Samaritan's Feet International and the NWA Methodist Churches Alliance, was designed to equip and encourage students before the new school year begins. Continue Reading »

S A family affair awaits at 62nd Annual Decatur Barbecue

DECATUR -- When Lloyd Peterson and a group of prominent Decatur citizens first threw chicken quarters on a barbecue grill in 1953, little did they know their action would create a town tradition that would last more than six decades. Continue Reading »

S Local boy returns to open for 62nd Decatur Barbecue

DECATUR -- Johnny Dale Roberts, no stranger to the Decatur area, will return to open for Jesse Whitley at the 62nd Annual Decatur Barbecue at 7:15 p.m., Aug. 1, at Veterans Park. The event is sponsored by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce. Continue Reading »


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