S The nature of man is to be greedy and mean spirited

Sunshine and blue sky are a welcome sight to these old eyes and to all the cattle today. We, me and cattle, are indoctrinated now to cold and we are not happy about it at all! My fingers and lips both got chapped and cracked. I have trouble whistling and puckering up, but then there isn't much call for that! Continue Reading »

S Library offers DL program

DECATUR -- The Iva Jane Peek Library in Decatur announced Nov. 10 a new online driver's education program. Continue Reading »

S Hospitalized vet meets canine hero

GRAVETTE -- Col. Mike Hansen, a veteran patient at Ozarks Community Hospital in Gravette, had a special visitor on Veterans Day this year when a canine hero, Layka, visited him in his hospital room. Continue Reading »

S Christmas parade set on December 6

GRAVETTE -- December is almost here and folks in Gravette are getting in the holiday spirit. Plans have been made for the annual Christmas parade to be held Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at 6 p.m. Several floats are expected to appear in the parade, including one featuring jolly old Santa himself. Continue Reading »

S Council adopts comprehensive plan

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette City Council passed a resolution at their meeting Thursday night adopting a new comprehensive plan for the city. The City of Gravette Comprehensive Plan 2014 supersedes all previous land use and master street plans and provides the basis for future land use and development of the city. Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse News

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Paul Hamilton have returned home after spending a few days helping their son, Koltun, move from Connecticut to Pensacola, Fla. Continue Reading »

S Conservation District Offers Scholarship

As part of a statewide education program, Benton County Conservation District is offering a $250 scholarship for a local high school student, according to Ronnie McGhee, chairman of the district. As well as receiving the district scholarship, the winner will be eligible to compete at both the area and state level. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Senior Center Menus

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S New coach brings cheers

DECATUR -- A key to getting fans motivated in any sporting event is an outstanding cheer team. They are sometimes the forgotten element in the sports world but, for the Decatur Bulldog athletic program, the element has risen up from the ashes and has become a vital part of the home-game spectacle. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs win their season opener

OAKS (Okla.) -- The Decatur senior boys traveled southwest Nov. 20 to take on the Warriors of Oaks-Mission High School in the opening game of the 2014-15 Bulldog basketball season. And the Bulldogs got on the board early and managed to hold the Warriors scoreless for the first two minutes. Continue Reading »

S Queen chosen teacher of year

GENTRY -- Leah Queen, the third through fifth grade Gentry Intermediate physical education teacher, is the ArkAhperd 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. Continue Reading »

S Have we forgotten our Maker?

"O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand...." Psalm 95:1-7a Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S Gravette teachers earn Performance Awards

GRAVETTE -- Dustin Morris, president of the Builders Club at Gravette High School, led the Pledge of the Allegiance to open the November meeting of the Gravette School Board. Continue Reading »

S Community Christmas Card

The 2014 Community Christmas Card campaign sponsored by NWA Media is under way. Continue Reading »

S Purple pumpkins raise awareness of epilepsy

GRAVETTE -- It's not uncommon to see bright orange pumpkins decorating homes, businesses and schools this time of year. But seeing a purple pumpkin is just a bit unusual. Thanks to Jaymey Boston, counselor at Gravette Upper Elementary School, however, purple pumpkins have also been spotted all over town. Continue Reading »

S English students study injustice

GENTRY -- Kendel Grooms of Campbell and Grooms, PLLC, in Little Rock spoke with the English III students at Gentry High School about the Salem Witch Trials, injustice and the current legal system at a special presentation on Nov. 17. Continue Reading »

S Highfill E.H. Club meets

HIGHFILL -- The meeting of the Highfill Extension Homemakers' Club, Nov. 17 at the Gentry Library Heritage Room, was conducted by President Peggy Dillahunty. Continue Reading »

S Arvest exceeds million meals goal n Bank provides more than 1.8 million meals to local hungry with help of local partners

WESTSIDE -- Two months ago, Arvest Bank launched its annual 1 Million Meals initiative to fight hunger in the four-state region the bank serves. The bank announced this month that, with the help of customers and communities, it has exceeded the campaign goal by raising a total of 1,806,844 meals in the fight against hunger. Continue Reading »

S Pumpkins provide plethora of possibilities

Fall's most famous squash is also its most versatile, according to Pam Duitsman, a nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension. Continue Reading »


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