S Those inimitable Razorback fans

A couple of years ago, a national sports analyst rated Arkansas football fans as the fourth dumbest fan base in college football. If I remember correctly, I believe Alabama fans were rated the dumbest. I was really bothered about this, mainly because I would have thought we were in first place. I think it's a real shame that Arkansas can't be first in something. Continue Reading »

S Gravette, Berryville split games

GRAVETTE - The Lady Lions fell to the Lady Bobcats in Berryville on Tuesday, 57 to 49, with the Lady Bobcats dominating all but the third quarter. Berryville jumped ahead in the first quarter and was up by seven, 25-18, at the half. The Lady Lions fought back and outscored the Lady Bobcats, 13-9, in the third and were within three-point striking distance by the end of the quarter; but the Berryville girls scored 23 to Gravette's 18 in the final quarter of the game for the win. Continue Reading »

S Students share EAST Initiative projects with council

GENTRY -- Patrick Lanford, Gentry School District EAST Initiative instructor, and middle school students Joshua Jones, Jarrod Westrick and Martha Smith-Gomez presented features of the Gentry School District's new EAST program to the city council on Feb. 1. Continue Reading »

S Audubon Society visits Eagle Watch

GENTRY -- Eagle Watch Nature Area was a busy place Saturday morning with 60 or more members and guests from the Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society visiting and watching for bald eagles and other birds along the trail and lake and at the observation platform at the end of the quarter-mile walking trail. Continue Reading »

S Bever's Hardware urges customers to shop local and see the value

GENTRY -- With the recent closing of Gentry's Walmart and the closing of a long-time Gentry business, Park's Lumber, Randy Bever, owner of Bever's Ace Hardware on Gentry's Main Street, issued a plea to Gentry-area residents to shop local first lest other Gentry businesses also disappear. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

Lois Mae Hutchens Continue Reading »

S I took a trip back in time at Dave's Supermarket

I took a trip back in time last week when I was passing through Southwest City (Mo.) and remembered I hadn't put out anything to cook for supper and that I could no longer stop at any grocery stores in the northwest corner of Benton County. I saw Dave's Supermarket & Clothing as I drove down Main Street in Southwest City and decided to circle the block and go back to save an extra trip to Siloam Springs. Continue Reading »

S Pride can about do a feller in!

Cattle prices are oozing down, then a little higher and all on the same day. I like buying grain a little cheaper and then I ain't too happy about selling the results of that cheaper. Continue Reading »

S About Town...

January was a roller coaster month for Decatur. Walmart unexpectedly closing for good caught us all off guard. This one announcement has brought uncertainly to our community. I have taken every opportunity to stay in close communication over the past month by using Facebook, Decatur's city website, the Westside Eagle Observer (newspaper) and local television and radio interviews. Continue Reading »

S Bank of Gravett announces career changes

GRAVETTE -- Rick Pollreis, CEO and president of Bank of Gravett, recently announced career advancements for four tenured employees, saying, "It's always a pleasure to see long-time employees work hard and advance in an organization. It's good for them, the bank -- and our customers! Join me in congratulating Brenda Bridge, senior vice-president; Mike Mayberry, vice-president; Jackie Lambert, assistant vice-president; and Patty Marchbanks, assistant cashier." Continue Reading »

S Council votes to keep lights on

Approves street-light contract with Empire and service contract with Chamber

GENTRY -- City council, on Feb. 1, approved a street light service agreement with Empire District Electric Co. and passed an ordinance entering into an agreement with Main Street Gentry Chamber of Commerce for economic development services for the city. Continue Reading »

S Prairie Grove defeats Gentry to clinch share of 4A-1 title

PRAIRIE GROVE -- The Lady Tigers clinched a share of the 4A-1 Conference regular-season title with a 53-36 win against the Lady Pioneers on Friday. Continue Reading »

S Scifres on SBU honor's list.

BOLIVAR, Mo. -- Southwest Baptist University released its fall 2015 honor roll lists for undergraduate students and Kailey Scifres of Gravette was on the honor's list. Continue Reading »

S Glenn Duffy Honor Rolls


S Senior Center Menus

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S Benton County officials OK court needs study

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials agreed Thursday to spend $80,000 to study the proposed new justice center. Continue Reading »

S Who do you believe Jesus is?

And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" So they answered and said, "John the Baptist, but some say Elijah; and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered and said, "The Christ of God." Luke 9:18-20 Continue Reading »

S Health Inspections

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S PAWS Awards presented at Glenn Duffy

GRAVETTE -- Six students at Glenn Duffy Elementary were honored last week as PAWS Students of the Month for February. The Glenn Duffy Elementary PAWS ("Pawsitive" and Wise Students) program incorporates character education and positive behavior into the school community. Each month, PAWS skills are chosen and discussed in classroom guidance in relation to character education. Honest is the word for this month. This is defined simply as telling the truth. Grandmother Willow from the movie Pocahontas tells us, "Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one." Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs struggle as season winds down

DECATUR -- The Decatur Lady Bulldogs senior girls' basketball team played three games last week. The first of these games was at home in Peterson Gym in Decatur Feb. 2 when the Lady Bulldogs took on the Lady Hornets of Hackett. Continue Reading »


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