S Gravette quilt show planned Oct. 10

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Historical Museum and members of the PieceMaker Quilt Club will cohost a Gravette quilt show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Civic Center (Boys and Girls Club meeting place). The Civic Center is located on Charlotte Street, S.E., just west of the public library and swimming pool. Fifty quilts will be displayed in the show, many made by members of the PieceMaker Quilters, and vendors will be on hand offering quilting supplies and fabric. A quilt appraiser will be available and will appraise quilts for a fee. Continue Reading »

S SIx Gentry seniors vie for title of Homecoming Queen

GENTRY -- It's homecoming week at Gentry High School, with the crowning of Gentry's homecoming king and queen set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday in Pioneer Stadium. Activities for homecoming week in Gentry include a powder puff football game in Pioneer Stadium at 1 p.m. today. Girls from the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes will face off on the gridiron, with their male counterparts doing the cheering and coaching. A homecoming pep rally is set for 10:30 a.m. Friday in Pioneer Stadium, with a rehearsal for the coronation ceremonies following at 11:30. The homecoming parade will line up at the high school at 12:30 p.m. Friday. The parade is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and begin at the high school and end on Main Street in downtown Gentry. Continue Reading »

S G.M.C.H. Old Timers meet

WESTSIDE -- The gang of Old Timers from the Gravette Medical Center Hospital met at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Gallery Cafe in Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Commission launches draft plan

ROGERS -- The public got its first glimpse at a draft of a nature-focused plan for Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday during a public launch of the draft of the NWA Open Space Plan. Continue Reading »

S Court building plans deemed inadequate

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County's circuit court judges agree two plans for a new courts' building in downtown Bentonville are inadequate and they cannot support either. The six judges sent a letter to the 15 justices of the peace and County Judge Bob Clinard detailing their concerns in areas ranging from safety and security to functionality and parking. The letter is signed by Robin Green, Brad Karren, Thomas E. Smith, John R. Scott, Xollie Duncan and Doug Schrantz. Continue Reading »

S Granny's Simple Blessings craft fair Saturday

GRAVETTE -- Holly Wallace, owner of Granny's Simple Blessings at 408 Main Street N.W. in the west edge of Gravette, has announced she will host a craft fair at her shop this Saturday. The fair will feature 10 or more vendors selling items on the grounds, as well as a pumpkin patch and other special events. Continue Reading »

S Police report domestic violence, drug arrests

GENTRY -- Police arrested Jerry Ball, 59, of Gentry, on Friday in connection with domestic battery in the second degree, a Class C felony alleged to have occurred late on Thursday. Continue Reading »

S Cleanup planned at Decatur Cemetery

DECATUR -- As part of the ongoing beautification project, the Decatur Cemetery Committee will hold a cleanup day Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. until dusk at the Decatur Cemetery on Roller Ave. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S What do I know about the end times?

Though it doesn't happen often, I was recently asked by a friend in the newspaper business for my take on a world event and how that fit into the prophesies of the Scripture regarding end times. His take was apparently based on an entirely different view regarding the end times than mine -- a view which is rooted in dispensationalism and includes a secret rapture, a tribulation period and a millennial kingdom here in this world. Continue Reading »

S Nodding off in church is forgiven if your head jerks you back into reality

I had not planned to spend the weekend doing hard work, but things go awry around here pretty often. I know I had bragged about the fall calf crop and I still think they are pretty nice; but that one old cow, the last one due, just could not make the normal birthing occur. Therefore, it was a long and sleepless weekend on the rock pile. Continue Reading »

S Total eclipse of supermoon provides rare show on Sunday

GENTRY -- Local residents, if they went outside on Sunday evening, got a rare view of a supermoon eclipse. The combination of a supermoon and a total eclipse has not occurred for 30 years and will not occur again for another 18 years. The total lunar eclipse covered the closer-than-usual face of the man in the moon for more than an hour. The supermoon is the result of the moon's elliptical orbit around the earth. Continue Reading »

S I still remember the night of the great gas leak

I suppose every family has its embarrassing moments. We certainly had our share growing up. I remember one experience in particular when I was about 10 years old. By that time, my oldest sister, Jean, was married and my oldest brother, Don, was in the Marines serving in Vietnam. So, still at home was my older brother, Dennis, myself, my next younger brother, Bruce. Then came my brother, Scott, then my youngest sister, Penny, and last of all, the baby of the family, David, who was just a toddler. Continue Reading »

S Yes, fall is officially here

It's here! Yes, according to the calendar, fall is officially here. The youngsters have settled into the daily routine at school and football season is well underway. We're still getting warm sunny days, but cooler nights seem to be here to stay. Continue Reading »

S Love is doing more than demanded

"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away." Matthew 5:38-42 Continue Reading »

S ... About Town with Mayor Bob Tharp

Have you ever driven from Decatur to Siloam Springs and suddenly became aware that you had absolutely missed the trip? What an awakening experience! We are creatures of habit and the habit might have been that the roads we travel are safe, comfortable and simple pleasure to drive. Continue Reading »

S Parking deck a possibility for XNA

HIGHFILL -- Parking is tight at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, and a parking garage to be built in the next few years might be the solution. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Maysville EH News

MAYSVILLE -- Eleven members and three guests met at the community building for the September Economic Homemakers Club meeting and noon meal. The meeting was called to order by Orpha Wardlaw. Jane Wilber welcomed everyone. Melinda Crawley led the group in singing "God Bless America," and Dianna Afuvai led the Pledge of Allegiance. Inspiration was given by Melinda, on the Harvest. Continue Reading »

S Pea Ridge proves too much for Gentry

PEA RIDGE --The Blackhawks swooped down on the visiting Pioneers Friday night, sending them home with a with a 72-34 loss. Zaine Holley rushed for 337 yards and seven touchdowns to lead Pea Ridge to the convincing win. Continue Reading »


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