S Hometown Events

Gentry's annual quilt show has been set for Nov. 14 through 21 at the Gentry Public Library in the McKee Community Room. The show is sponsored by McKee Foods and entry forms will be available on the city and chamber of commerce websites: www.gentryarkansas.us and gentrychamber.com. More information is available by calling Janie Parks at 479-936-1498. Continue Reading »

S Crafts celebrating 50th anniversary

An open house in honor of Billy Craft and Sharon (Whitaker) Craft, who will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, is set for 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Total Life Community Center, 13710 S. Highway 59, Siloam Springs. All friends and family members are invited. Continue Reading »

S Mayoral candidates offer answers n Candidates Byron Warren and Kurt Maddox speak to issues confronting city of Gravette

GRAVETTE -- Two names are on the ballot for the office of mayor in Gravette, incumbent mayor Byron Warren and challenger Kurt Maddox. In order to give voters a chance to hear their positions on a number of issues and gain a better understanding of their backgrounds and qualifications, both candidates were sent a questionnaire and asked to respond to each question in 50 words or less. Continue Reading »

S Miss Betty retires as library volunteer

There were a few teary eyes last Saturday as folks said farewell to a longtime Gravette Public Library volunteer. Library manager Kim Schneider, library staff members and Mayor Byron Warren were on hand to honor Betty Adams, who has volunteered faithfully for more than 30 years. Continue Reading »

S New restaurant offers choice in Gentry

For Gentry area residents, the Sunrise Cafe, located at 136 S. Gentry Blvd. in Gentry, offers another option for dining out at noon and in the evening. Though original plans for the cafe were to be open for breakfast and lunch, the owners, Chai Lee and Dao Thao, who moved to Gentry from the Tulsa (Okla.) area two years ago, saw the need for a Gentry restaurant which serves an evening meal and decided instead to operate their business from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Continue Reading »

S Decatur falls short in must-win game

DECATUR -- It was a "must-win" situation for the Decatur Bulldogs when they played the Western Yell County Wolverines in Bulldog Stadium Oct. 17. But, in spite of their best efforts, the Bulldogs came up short, losing in the end by only two points. The Bulldogs took to the field before a near-capacity crowd with their starting quarterback Victor Urquidi returning from an ankle injury that has plagued him since the Hartford game on Sept. 12. Continue Reading »

S Arvest announces use of Apple Pay

WESTSIDE -- Arvest Bank has reached an agreement with Apple Inc., which will make the Apple Pay mobile wallet system available to Arvest customers, according to an Arvest release. Continue Reading »

S Football Contest Winners

The $25 winner last week was Jimmy Corter of Gentry. He was one of four who picked seven of the eight games correctly. Continue Reading »

S Road tax worries officials n Resolution would change apportionment

BENTON COUNTY -- County officials are worried by an Arkansas Municipal League resolution expressing the cities' wish to reap more revenue from county road taxes. Continue Reading »

S Lack of interest in ambulance issues causes concern

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials said Monday they are concerned by the lack of response to the town hall meetings the county has held on the rural ambulance revenue plans set for a vote Nov. 4. Continue Reading »

S Voters won't have to show photo ID at polls

BENTON COUNTY -- Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election began Monday and ends Nov. 3. Voters from any part of the county can cast ballots at the three locations of the County Clerk's Office in Bentonville, Rogers and Siloam Springs. Saturday voting is available only at the County Clerk's Office locations and early voting Nov. 3 will also be available only at the County Clerk's offices. Voting hours vary according to location: Continue Reading »

S Gentry School District gives annual report to the public

GENTRY -- School district officials presented the Gentry School District's annual report to the public at a meeting at the high school on Sept. 29. Continue Reading »

S Northside students receive tips on Internet safety

DECATUR -- The rise of the Internet in the mid '90s opened up the information highway to the world. Its advances continue to provide access to a virtually unlimited supply of information. The Internet has revolutionized the way we see the world. Continue Reading »

S Siloam Springs woman killed in traffic accident

GENTRY -- A Siloam Springs woman was killed on Oct. 15 in a traffic accident at the intersection of Arkansas Highways 12 and 43 near Gentry. Continue Reading »

S OCH to host fall festival

GRAVETTE -- In the spirit of the season, Ozarks Community Hospital in Gravette is hosting its first annual fall festival and chili cook off on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. Continue Reading »

S A Little Doctrine for my Kids Continued

How does God offer and give us His grace? Continue Reading »

S Ten-four, I'm 10-8 on the radio again

I'm not sure what's gotten into me lately or why I've regressed, but I recently decided to hook up an old citizen's band radio or two which had gone silent a good number of years ago. They were dusty and dirty and packed away in a box or on a shelf but, to my surprise, they still worked. Continue Reading »

S October is proving to be busy, busy month

We usually think of October as a mellow month. Mother Nature is slowing down (except perhaps for the squirrels busily burying nuts) and the earth is preparing for cooler days. Most of the crops are harvested and our chores in the yard and garden will soon be done. Continue Reading »

S A crabby old man or cranky old woman is one thing we can do without

Shoot, I forgot to go to the meeting for the explanation of the reason we need to enforce all the new laws of our county! Our basic laws have been declared obsolete and old, not worthy of being on the books and maybe even illegal. I think spitting on the sidewalk should still require at least a fine. Continue Reading »

S Highfill looks to obtain K-9 unit through donations

HIGHFILL -- If all goes as hoped, the Highfill Police Department could be adding a K-9 to the force at minimal expense to the city. Continue Reading »

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