S Memorial Day program set for Gravette

GRAVETTE — Gravette American Legion Post 25 is hosting the May 25 Memorial Day program at Hillcrest Cemetery. All veterans, their families and the community at-large are invited to attend and participate in this program to remember and honor those who have served in this nation's Armed Services and those who are still serving. Featured speaker will be State Senator Jim Hendren, who is also a USAF officer. The Girl Scouts will present the Colors and lead in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Gravette High School band will provide patriotic music throughout the program. Continue Reading »

S Lane featured entertainer for Freedom Fest

GENTRY -- Chris Lane, from Kernersville, N.C., will be the featured entertainer at this summer's July 4 Freedom Festival in Gentry City Park. Lane began to play live shows after his college baseball career ended and, over the last few years, he has played in more than 500 shows, opening up for Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Chris Young and Brantley Gilbert, among others. Lane has also been featured on Lee Brice's "The Otherside Tour" and will continue to be on select dates with Florida Georgia Line throughout the year, according to his website. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Be a Winner Graduation — The Gravette Police Department and the Gravette School District will have their annual Be a Winner Graduation at the Gravette Upper Elementary School at 1:30 p.m. on May 22 in the Gravette Upper Elementary cafeteria. The Be a Winner program educates fifth-grade students on alcohol and drug abuse, tobacco and smokeless tobacco. It also teaches students about self-esteem, peer pressure and the ability to say no in bad situations. Guest speakers will be Miss Northwest Arkansas and Sgt. James Rusterholz of the Gravette Police Department. The public is invited to attend, along with the parents of the students, grandparents, family and friends ... Citywide Yard Sale — The city of Gravette will hold its annual citywide yard sale from Friday through Sunday, May 22 through May 24. No yard sale permits will be required for sales on this weekend. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs win first round but eliminated in second

DECATUR -- Amid a barrage of school spirit, the Decatur High soccer team walked from the school to a waiting bus bound for North Little Rock and the state soccer tournament. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions stopped in state tournament, boys in regional

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions finished their season in Mena Thursday, falling to Nashville, 9-4. Nashville took the lead early and held Gravette scoreless until the final innings of the game. Continue Reading »

S Gentry hosts special day for special students

GENTRY -- Special education students who usually do not get to participate in school track meets had their day to compete on Friday in Gentry. Students of all ages came to Gentry High School from Decatur, Siloam Springs, Lincoln and Pea Ridge to join Gentry students for track and field events. Continue Reading »

S Maysville E.H. Club News

MAYSVILLE -- Thirteen members attended the April EH Club meeting. Sylvia Tucker was the hostess for the noon meal. The meeting was called to order and welcome extended to all. We sang "With A Smile And A Song" led by Melinda Crawley, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Melinda read a poem entitled "The Fullness of Spring." Continue Reading »

S Summer reading program unveiled at Gentry library

GENTRY -- Gentry Public Library's 2015 summer reading program, "Every Hero Has A Story," will run from June 8 through July 30. Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse News

Dale and Lamarise Henry spent a few days last week in Junction City, Kan., visiting Dale's brother and family. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers in running for state title

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S Cheer Honors

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S City council approves sidewalk bid

GRAVETTE -- In a special council meeting preceding Thursday night's committee of the whole meeting, city council members voted unanimously to accept a bid of $99,450 from Gen-X Contracting in Bentonville to construct a sidewalk from the former Marvin's Grocery store to Walmart along the east side of Highway 59. Street department manager Tim Dewitt and mayor Kurt Maddox have met with representatives from the Arkansas Highway Department to make sure all state requirements are met. Continue Reading »

S Mail carriers collect 2,324 pounds of food

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Post Office and its mail carriers participated again this year in the U.S. Postal Service's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive with very successful results. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center menus

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S Wilson honored at conference

GRAVETTE -- Brandon Wilson, who has been the Edward Jones financial advisor in Gravette since 2004, attended the Edward Jones Managing Partners Conference April 22-24 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was one of the top 350 of the firm's more than 14,000 financial advisors who were honored at the annual event. Continue Reading »

S Glenn Duffy students enjoy annual Buddy Day

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S High school art students paint new fire department logo

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S Obituaries

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S School facilities survey creates dilemma

GENTRY -- If the Gentry School Board was hoping for clear direction and guidance in pursuing a facilities plan which would provide more modern space for the Gentry Intermediate School, what they received from an online survey which ended Sunday was a dilemma, with the majority of survey takers indicating they wanted the board to pursue the building of a new high school but would not be willing to pay for it. Continue Reading »

S It's time to be planting garden corn

When I was a young boy, we would always put up corn in the summer. Of course, growing up in Louisiana, we raised field corn to eat, and I still prefer it to sweet corn. Field corn seems to go better than sweet corn with fried okra, purple hull peas, lima beans and garden-fresh tomatoes. Continue Reading »


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