S Lady Pioneers defeat Green Forest, fall to Elkins and Pea Ridge

Gentry 17, Green Forest 2 Continue Reading »

S 16th Lions Golf Classic set for May 5

GRAVETTE -- Area golfers will be happy to know that plans have been finalized for the 16th annual Lions Golf Classic. The event, sponsored by the Gravette High School Boosters, is scheduled Saturday, May 5, beginning at 8 a.m., at Scotsdale Golf Course in Bella Vista. Continue Reading »

S Jesus came to serve our needs

Weekly Devotion

"For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many." Mark 10:45 (Read v. 32-45) Continue Reading »

S New welcome sign for Decatur

DECATUR -- An old Decatur landmark was given new life March 14 as it transitioned from advertising one of the town's biggest industries to welcoming motorists driving the Highway 59 Corridor. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Library hosts successful seed swap

GRAVETTE — Gravette Public Library hosted a very successful seed swap Saturday, March 17, with approximately 50 people in attendance. The Learning Center room where bins of seeds were displayed and made available to patrons was filled with guests as soon as the event began.... Continue Reading »

S Council approves road projects, hears trash complaints

HIGHFILL — Council members in Highfill approved two street projects and repair of the city's bulldozer at the March 13 meeting at city hall. Discussed was the need for a code enforcement officer and to do something about construction trash blowing onto neighboring properties at home construction sites. Continue Reading »

S School board approves school tax-levy proposal

GRAVETTE — Zane Vanderpool, principal of Glenn Duffy Elementary School, and Mandy Barrett, principal of Gravette Upper Elementary School, led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag to open the March 12 meeting of the Gravette School Board. Continue Reading »

S Council hears changes to historical committee, reviews fire at Veterans Park

DECATUR — When it all ended on the morning of March 10, the Decatur Barbecue was without a home, and the city was without one of its parks facilities. When the Decatur City Council convened on March 12 during its regularly scheduled session at Decatur City Hall, the news was not good. Continue Reading »

S Nina J. Blaine

SILOAM SPRINGS — Nina J. Blaine, 86, of Siloam Springs, died March 19, 2018, at The Maples in Springdale. She was born Feb. 26, 1932, in El Dorado, to Charles Alva Harrington and Lillie Edith Wilmoth Harrington. Continue Reading »

S Ilda McCollough

GROVE, Okla. — Ilda McCollough, 97, of Grove, Okla., died March 18, 2018, at her home. She was born on March 8, 1921, in Decatur, to Ely Commodore Philpott and Minnie Rzone Scroggins Philpott. Continue Reading »

S Boys win, girls lose in Gentry soccer last week

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers' only score against the visiting Airedales of Alma on Friday came in the second period when Haley Hays got the ball to Katie Ellis and Ellis put the ball into the net. The Lady Pioneers lost the match, 3-1, with Alma getting one goal in the first period and two in the second. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers lose three in play last week

GENTRY -- The Pioneers came up short in play last week, losing to Jay, Okla., on Thursday, Harrison on March 6 and Elkins on March 5. The Gentry boys lost to Jay Thursday at the Merrill Reynolds Memorial Complex in Gentry after Jay took an early lead by scoring five runs each in the first and second innings. After picking up a solo run in the bottom of the first when Dylan Rayburn scored on a Myles McFerron sacrifice to short, the Pioneers scored six in the bottom of the second inning. Ayden Smartt hit a ground ball out into left and brought home Ross Wilmoth, and Rowdy Trammell and Garrett Matthews scored on an error by the left fielder. Smartt scored on a McFerron single, and Rayburn and McFerron scored on a Peyton Wright single. Gentry managed another two runs in both the fourth and sixth innings, but Jay added one in the fourth, two in the fifth and another in the seventh to take the game, 14-11. Continue Reading »

S Friendly Neighbors celebrate 60 years

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The year was 1958. Sunday evenings on television, Ed Sullivan had acts such as the Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly on his show. The average worker's wage was $2.20 an hour. A gallon of gas cost 25 cents. It was in 1958 that an exclusive club for women held its first meeting in Sulphur Springs. The ladies called themselves Friendly Neighbors. Until this day, it is more likely an angler in Beaver Lake will catch a shark than any man has ever held a true account of what goes on behind a closed-door meeting of the Friendly Neighbors Club of Sulphur Springs. That is unless a man asks the children who passively attended the meeting with their mothers when the club first got its start. Continue Reading »

S American empire is most powerful in world history

As a college professor for more than 40 years specializing in the Constitution and current events, I have been deeply troubled by our nation's tendency to become easily involved in the problems of other nations and, once militarily involved, we seldom leave. For years, I presented students a handout published by U.S. News and World Report, Jan. 19, 1998, showing a military presence in 31 foreign countries, 53 years after World War II. These included Germany (65,080), Japan (41,460), Italy (11,785) and even the United Kingdom (11,380). Continue Reading »

S Why do people reject the light of God's Word?

Weekly Devotion

"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." John 3:19-21 Continue Reading »

S About town, new happenings in Decatur

Several events occurred in Decatur last week. The biggest news is that our barbecue building at Veterans Park sustained major damage on Saturday, March 10, during a fire. No one was hurt and our fire department did an amazing job saving the structure. We will begin repair work very soon. Chief Jeremy Luker just reported that the department was out on calls until 5 a.m. that day. Remember to thank our Volunteer Fire Department. Continue Reading »

S Inguinal hernias common for men

Nearly 5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with a hernia each year. Hernias can develop over a long period of time or occur instantly. They often require surgical intervention. For men, inguinal hernias are by far the most common, accounting for approximately 80 percent of those diagnosed. In addition, men are 10 times more likely than women to develop an inguinal hernia. Because inguinal hernias can lead to serious complications, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms and seek immediate medical care. Continue Reading »

S Sisters to hold book signings at Gravette Public Library

GRAVETTE -- Authors Brenda DeMoss Lanz and Debbie DeMoss Compton, daughters of longtime Gravette residents, Rev. and Mrs. Myrle DeMoss, will do a book signing event Thursday, March 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Gravette Public Library. The library is located at 119 Main Street S.E. Continue Reading »

S PAWS award winners honored

GRAVETTE -- "Pawsitive" and Wise Student winners at Glenn Duffy Elementary School were honored at the monthly Rise and Shine assembly Monday, March 5. Staff and students celebrated as the students were recognized for class and individual awards. PAWS grade-level students of the month for March are Jayden Alexander, Jace Bates, Myla Burnett, Jack Frizzel, Rachel Heath and Paislee Weems. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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