S Hometown Events

80th Birthday — The children of Mary Crawley would like to invite the community of Maysville and Gravette to join them in celebrating Mary Crawley's 80th birthday. The party will be held on Sunday, March 29, at the Maysville Community Building. Bring a covered dish to the potluck dinner at 12:30 p.m. or drop in between 1 and 5 for an afternoon of fellowship and surprises. Your attendance is the only gift requested. Taco Fundraiser — Harvest Baptist Church is sponsoring an "Indian Taco" fundraising event, with all of the proceeds going towards mission work. The church will make and deliver Indian Tacos locally on Friday, March 27, during lunch time.... Continue Reading »

S Is there bias in the news?

In the news business, we try to be very careful not to show bias in our reporting of the things which happen in our communities and around the world. We try, as it were, to check our baggage at the door and fairly report all sides of an issue without showing favoritism toward or discrimination against any one person, group or organization. But is that even possible? Can a person divorce himself from his views and opinions and give an honest and unbiased report on every issue? Continue Reading »

S A Tale or Tails of Cats

Readers of the 'cuff down through the years will remember mention was made several times of the experiences with cats in the Evans household. Their (the cats') antics mentioned often drew comments from readers who owned cats. There was often a comment about not being fair to dogs. We did adopt a couple of dogs, one of which was with us almost 15 years. And, when our daughter was at home, we went through the usual list of pets, ranging from goldfish to.... Continue Reading »

S Rigors of living in the country are many; yet we choose to stay and deal with whatever shows up

That is the question: put out hay or change pastures? If I put out the hay and they just stand around and mess it up, I have wasted another $20. If they are hungry and the grass hasn't started up real good, I have wasted more in lost time to gain or to ensure body score. What to do and be sure to do it right? The dilemmas of a poor old beef producer are broad and difficult to untangle. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions start strong

FARMINGTON -- The Lady Lions softball team took on a trio of very tough opponents over the weekend during the Farmington-Fayetteville softball tournament. Continue Reading »

S Board asked to promote Gravette

GRAVETTE -- Students in Gravette Public Schools are on spring break this week. Superintendent Richard Page announced the holiday at the March school board meeting March 17, noting that it was possible because the district used only four of its snow days this year. The last day of school is scheduled for May 28. Continue Reading »

S OCH plans disaster drill to test hospital's readiness

GRAVETTE -- In order to avoid any confusion or unnecessary concern, Ozarks Community Hospital wants to alert the community of an upcoming training exercise being held Wednesday, April 1, at Ozarks Community Hospital. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions couldn' t quite catch Lady Bulldogs of Fayetteville

GRAVETTE -- Fayetteville's girls jumped ahead early on March 16, scoring three in the second and a fourth in the third inning to edge out the Lady Lions of Gravette in the non-league game at Fayetteville. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Med Center Ole Timers meet at Gallery Cafe in Decatur

The Ole Timers from Gravette Medical Center Hospital met on Wednesday, March 18, at The Gallery Cafe in Decatur. The meeting was postponed from March 4 because of snow. A lot of eating and visiting was going on. Our next get-together will be on Thursday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. at The Gallery. Continue Reading »

S Two charged in domestic incident

GENTRY -- Police cited two individuals on March 15 in connection with domestic battery in the third degree, a Class A misdemeanor, and issued a no trespass warning. Continue Reading »

S Gravette beats Huntsville

GRAVETTE -- The Lions claimed a nonconference home win over Huntsville on Friday, 9-5, as Kyler Bunch scattered three hits over five innings. Continue Reading »

S Decatur and Siloam Springs tie in soccer match at Bulldog Stadium

DECATUR -- It was a good week for the Decatur Bulldog soccer team as they posted their first conference win against Subiaco Academy after playing a tied game at home against Siloam Springs. Continue Reading »

S Corrections Noted

The following is a correction to the March 18 article on the ribbon cutting at Dynamic Rhythm Dance Studio: Jodi Moore, owner of Dynamic Rhythm Dance Studio in Gravette, does not own the building where Dynamic Rhythm classes are held. She and her husband Shane just lease the building. She does hope to open a boutique type store in the back which will offer custom shirt designing. She is not zumba certified but plans to offer a dance cardio workout for adults in the future. Jodi has set June 6 as the date for her spring recital. Continue Reading »

S Schools participate in construction trades think tank

GRAVETTE -- Richard Page, Gravette Schools superintendent, Jay Chalk, Gravette High School principal, and several students attended the Construction Trades Think Tank at Fulbright Junior High School in Bentonville last Tuesday. They joined other Northwest Arkansas educators, students and construction company representatives in discussing how businesses and schools could respond to a shortage of workers in construction trades. Continue Reading »

S Wilks serving in strike fighter squadron

LEMOORE, Calif. -- A 2012 Gentry High School graduate and Siloam Springs native is currently serving with the U.S. Navy's Strike Fighter Squadron 122, also known as the "Flying Eagles," stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore. Airman Makayla Wilks is an aviation electrician's mate with the squadron, which the Navy designates as VFA-122, and works with the Navy's most lethal and versatile strike fighter aircraft, the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Continue Reading »

S Kinyon joins Grand Savings

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Grand Savings Bank's employees and board of directors have announced that Diana Kinyon has joined the Siloam Springs location as a mortgage lender, specializing in fixed-rate home loans. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S Lady Pioneers capitalize on hits, take early lead over Lady Tigers

GENTRY -- A strong first two innings gave the Lady Pioneers the runs they needed to beat the visiting Lady Tigers from Prairie Grove on March 17 at the Merrill Reynolds Memorial Complex in Gentry. The Lady Pioneers answered a stolen solo Lady Tiger run in the top of the first by putting three runners across the plate in the bottom of the inning. Jaime Pierce and Sabra Phillpott both made it home on a Brooke Boston single to center. Shamere Corter, who was walked, stole home just before the close of the inning. In the second, Baeley Metz reached on an error, made it to second on a sacrifice by Christina Barber and scored when Pierce hit a fly ball to center for a single.... Continue Reading »

S Mayor holds town-hall meeting

DECATUR -- The city of Decatur hosted the first of what is expected to be many town-hall meetings in the community room at city hall on March 19. Fifteen area residents and civic leaders attended this inaugural event which was organized by Mayor Bob Tharp. "I wanted to hear from the citizens of Decatur, and I feel the best way to accomplish this task was through a town meeting," Tharp said. "This way I can talk face-to-face with Decatur residents about issues that concern them." Continue Reading »

S Gravette HOSA attends state competition

GRAVETTE -- Fifty-two Gravette High School students traveled to Hot Springs on March 11 for the HOSA state competition. HOSA is a club designed for high school students in ninth through 12th grades interested in pursuing careers in the medical professions. While in Hot Springs, the students competed in many different medical categories, including forensics, medical ethics and law and dental assisting, to name a few. Many of the events included a knowledge test, followed by a practical skills test in the afternoon. More than 600 students from across the state competed. Continue Reading »


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