S Ayres is candidate for Gravette mayor

GRAVETTE -- Dale Ayres of Gravette has announced he is a candidate for Gravette mayor, challenging incumbent Kurt Maddox. Ayres says he and his wife Diana enjoy spending time in the Gravette community and sharing both community and family traditions with their children and grandchildren. He hopes to continue the progress Gravette has made and make improvements where possible. Ayres says that, if elected, there are a few key areas he would focus on immediately after taking office. These include strategic planning, zoning and development of current infrastructure such as water, sewer, street, fire and police departments; maintaining transparency with all parties involved, whether individual, community group or business owner, throughout planning and implementation of projects; and prioritizing the needs and safety of city police, fire and EMS personnel while reviewing the operation, spending, employee retention and experience of their departments. Continue Reading »

S Gravette library hosts 'Moon Over Main Street'

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Public Library will host an open house followed by "Moon Over Main Street," a star party, on Saturday, Oct. 20. Library doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for visitors to tour the library, visit the Maker Space lab and visit with local artist Michael Kelley, who will have some of his paintings of planets and constellations on display. Continue Reading »

S Maysville EH Club News

MAYSVILLE -- The Maysville Extension Homemakers Club met at the community center for the September meeting and lunch. Hostess for the meal was Gwen Singleton. Continue Reading »

S Students learn fire safety from Decatur firefighters

DECATUR -- Students from two Decatur schools recently got the opportunity to interact with members of the firefighting community and stand next to a real fire engine. Continue Reading »

S Council approves final plat for subdivision phase

Hears updates on bridge and water tower projects

GENTRY -- City council, on Oct. 1, approved a final plat for phase 1B of the Sunset Ridge subdivision, adopted the 2018 millage rate and discussed what to do about the feral cat situation. Continue Reading »

S Benton County raises jail fees for cities

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials endorsed a $5 increase in the fees charged for housing municipal prisoners in the jail, raising the amount from $50 per day to $55 per day. Continue Reading »

S Report: Gentry man bites officer, resists arrest

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Jose Arroyo Sandoval, 34, of Gentry, was arrested on Oct. 1 in connection with fleeing from police and assaulting officers -- including biting one officer multiple times, according to the Siloam Springs Police Department. Continue Reading »

S Siloam Springs man sentenced to life for rape

BENTONVILLE -- Jose Rufino Garcia-Chicol, 34, of Siloam Springs received a life sentence for raping a 10-year-old girl. Continue Reading »

S Time does not always tell

I suspect many of you fellers have keys that do not have tags on them to designate their locks. We on this rock pile have enough old keys to melt them down and build a new lock! I have an old metal desk in the corner of the vet shack at the barn. I suppose it was my idea to sit there and enter the records gathered as we worked cattle into a book. Didn't happen yet, but as long as there is breath there is hope! Continue Reading »

S 'A Ray of Hope?' in the War against the Globalist -- Q

The globalist establishment in all its forms (lodged in the media, both major political parties, the intelligence community, and Internet providers) now dominate most of the information from which we derive opinion. We are at risk of not having all the information necessary to ensure responsible thought or action. Continue Reading »

S Bullies in the backyard!

Warning ... this is going to be one of those "C" columns where C doesn't mean 'cuff, but rather it represents "conglomeration," a mixture of topics that might stretch from the icebergs of Iceland to the tropical beaches in the Caribbean ... but as promised in the last 'cuff, no politics! Continue Reading »

S Four facts illuminate bipolar disorder

The intense symptoms of bipolar disorder can make it an easy target for stigmatization. What individuals who perpetuate misconceptions about the condition may not realize is that, with treatment, many individuals with bipolar disorder -- including singer Mariah Carey, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and TV host Jane Pauley -- can enjoy fulfilling, productive lives. Continue Reading »

S Blackhawks overwhelm Lions in conference football contest

GRAVETTE -- Gravette Lion fans filled Lion Stadium Oct. 5 in hopes of seeing their team win its first football contest of 2018. After the 48 minutes of hard-hitting football action, the fans' hopes were dashed when the Blackhawks from Pea Ridge handed the Lions another loss, by 42 points. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs win big in last home match of the season

DECATUR -- The intensity levels at Peterson Gym in Decatur were at a season-high as the Decatur Lady Bulldog varsity volleyball team took the court Oct. 2 for the final home match of 2018. The end result was an overwhelming victory in straight sets over the Mulberry Lady Yellowjackets. Continue Reading »

S Lady Cardinals fly past Lady Lions in volleyball

GRAVETTE -- As has been the case all season long, the Gravette Lady Lions volleyball team struggled to maintain its cohesion when it faced the Farmington Lady Cardinals in the practice gym at Gravette High School Oct. 4. The end result was another conference loss for the Lady Lions, three sets to one. Continue Reading »

S Gentry falls to Gravette in volleyball

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions defeated the visiting Lady Pioneers from Gentry on Oct. 2 in three straight sets, 25-16, 25-18 and 25-18. Continue Reading »

S Obituary

Jerry Ratzlaff Continue Reading »

S Benton County administration building security upgrades complete

The Benton County Administration Building has undergone a makeover in the last month. The lobby is now equipped with a metal detector and a bag check as people enter the building. This screening station is in line with the security of other downtown County buildings. Continue Reading »

S Firefighter honored at National Memorial Service

EMMITSBURG, Md. -- The U.S. Fire Service honored a firefighter from Oklahoma who died in the line of duty, during the 37th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, Oct. 7. He was among the 80 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2017 and 23 firefighters who died in previous years who were remembered at the official national service at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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