S Krewson crown queen at Gravette homecomng ceremonies

GRAVETTE -- Three seniors from Gravette High School were escorted onto the field at Lion Stadium, each with hopes of being crowned homecoming queen for the 2016 homecoming ceremonies. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Council candidates respond

Candidates answer questions regarding views and plans

GENTRY — Since there is one contested race for a council seat, the Eagle Observer sent a questionnaire to the candidates for the Ward 1, Position 1, post and is publishing below the questions and the candidates unedited answers for our readers to review. Continue Reading »

S Skaggs named new Gravette police chief

GRAVETTE — Sergeant Charles "Chuck" Skaggs was chosen to be the new police chief for the city of Gravette last week, according to an announcement made by Mayor Kurt Maddox. Skaggs has been serving as the interim police chief and last Wednesday was offered the permanent position. He accepted the position and has assumed command. Skaggs underwent an extensive investigation by a search committee made up of several community members and city officials. He was one of seven candidates interviewed. The committee indicated they were proud to recommend Sergeant Skaggs as one of their top picks. Continue Reading »

S Having a garden partner makes life interesting

Twice a year Linda takes a few days off to attend a quilting retreat with some of her friends. The retreat starts on a Thursday and ends on the following Sunday, a four-day intensive immersion in everything even remotely related to quilts and quilting. Last week, the day before she left, I had some work to do in the garden in order to get the raised beds in shape for the winter. I thought it would be fun to have my grandson Landon come over to help me.... Continue Reading »

S Gravette artists paint Rogers mural

GRAVETTE — Gravette artists Andy and Holly Wallace were recently commissioned to complete a wall mural on the side of a business building in historic downtown Rogers. The couple's art work, called "Bleu Girl" was created for the Urban Bleu Hair Salon at 113 W. Elm Street. They completed the mural project in a little less than 12 hours on Sunday, Oct. 9. Andy also made a video of the mural process and currently has just under 1,000 views. Andy and Holly are encouraged about the art installations being done in the downtown Fort Smith area and hope to see more of these coming to northwest Arkansas. Andy had done one mural in Springdale years ago but none since. Continue Reading »

S Conversations with self have unquestioned benefits

Spinning the News

Folks who drive down the highway or walk through a store aisle talking to themselves may not be crazy after all, according to the Mid-South Psychiatric Association. In fact, talking to one's self could be beneficial, according to an MSPA Journal article published last week. "It's true that some people who are seen and heard talking to themselves as they stand on the street corner are schizophrenic and are actually talking to imaginary and multiple personalities...." Continue Reading »

S Highfill approves additional rezoning request

HIGHFILL -- The city council, on Oct. 11, approved the rezoning of 60 acres of land belonging to Sach D. and Codi Oliver from rural-residential to light industrial. The 60 acres was surrounded on three sides by Matthias land rezoned for industrial use last month. Continue Reading »

S Cyclists create stream of color in first annual glow ride

GENTRY -- Bicycles and riders filled a good portion of the north side of Gentry's city park on Saturday night as riders got ready for the first annual glow ride in Gentry. Continue Reading »

S Restaurant Inspections

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

S Portable classroom purchased by school district

GENTRY -- A new portable classroom ordered over the summer arrived and was being assembled last week. Continue Reading »

S Gentry students qualify for all-region choir

GENTRY -- Audra Weathers, Alex Savage, Jennifer Adams, Haylee Pyburn, Jonathan Brinkley, Tim Swearingen, Colton Little, Hunter Mills, Andrew Reynoso and Ben Nelson qualified or are alternates to sing in the all-region choir. The Gentry choir students auditioned at Harrison on Oct. 8. Continue Reading »

S Lions come from behind to defeat Bobcats

GRAVETTE -- The Lions held their host team, the Berryville Bobcats, to two touchdowns and a two-point conversion on Friday as they came back from a first-quarter deficit to take the lead and win the game. Continue Reading »

S Arrests

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S Bright Futures breakfast kicks off nonprofit's efforts

GRAVETTE -- Bright Futures Gravette kicked off last Tuesday in a big way. A kickoff breakfast was held at the Bella Vista Assembly of God Church Oct. 11 with 100 people in attendance. During the breakfast, faith-based organizations, businesses, city officials, civic organizations, parent groups, school personnel and community members came together to learn how they can pledge their time, talents and treasures to children in need. Continue Reading »

S How should we practice church fellowship?

When are we to avoid churches and teachers?

Since Jesus commanded us to disciple the nations by going, baptizing in the name of the Triune God and teaching them to observe all which Jesus taught and commanded (Matthew 28:18-20), and since Jesus warns against false prophets who come to us in sheep's clothing (Matthew 7:15-23), we, as Christians, are to discriminate between churches and teachers which are faithful to Christ and that which is taught in His Word (orthodox churches and teachers) and those which are not faithful to Christ and His Word (false and heterodox churches and teachers) and to practice church fellowship (joining together in those things which one would do with fellow believers, such as worship, prayer, reception of the Lord's Supper, evangelism, mission work, etc.) only with those who are faithful to Christ and His holy Word. Continue Reading »

S Continue in the Word!

Weekly Devotion

"But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." 2 Timothy 3:14-17 KJV Continue Reading »

S Cause of Springtown fire remains undetermined

SPRINGTOWN -- The cause of a fire in Springtown which burned a shop building, tools and building supplies belonging to Paul Lemke remains undetermined, according to the Benton County Fire Marshal's Office. Continue Reading »

S County officials eye personnel requests

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials on Thursday began reviewing requests to add 21 employees to the payroll. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs fall short as Rebels take their first conference victory

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldogs traveled to Coal Hill Oct. 14 to take on the Westside Rebels in a 2A-4 conference matchup at Rebel Stadium. Continue Reading »


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