S Clay Alexander McDaniel

Clay Alexander McDaniel, infant son of Jacob McDaniel and Britanna Lay, died Aug. 12, 2016, at Siloam Springs Regional Hospital, Siloam Springs. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bobby and Wendy Lay. Continue Reading »

S Lowess Lavina Jasper

GRAVETTE — Lowess Lavina Jasper, 89, of Gravette, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at her home in Gravette. She was born Nov. 14, 1926, in Decatur, to John William and Eva Lillian McConnell Peterson. Continue Reading »

Frieda's Closet: Woman's memory and sense of style live on through charity

“When you’re going through chemo, you’re not feeling your best and you’re not looking your best. It takes a toll on your appearance,” said Kelli White, community manager for the American Cancer Society. Continue Reading »

S Garvin Gene Reid

Garvin Gene Reid, age 65, of Clinton, formerly of Marshall, Arkansas, returned to his heavenly home on Thursday, August 11, 2016, at Ozark Health Nursing Center in Clinton. He was born in Marshall on May 19, 1951, to the late Joe Dolphus Reid and Betty Lois (Ragland) Reid. Continue Reading »

Boy Scouts get new scout executive

“I like to call it an investment in our future leaders,” said Ted Woodlock, the new scout executive for the De Soto Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. “Other people may call it expenses — but we are investing in our youth who will be contributing members of the community.” Continue Reading »

S Decatur woman killed in head-on crash

DECATUR — Doreen J. Martin, 62, of Decatur, was killed in a head-on two-vehicle crash on Arkansas Highway 59 Highway at the Crystal Lake turnoff on Thursday, Aug. 11. Continue Reading »

S Eugene Allen Dugan

SILOAM SPRINGS — Eugene Allen Dugan, 79, of Siloam Springs, died Aug. 11, 2016, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. He was born July 30, 1937, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, to George Dugan and Florene Harris Dugan. Continue Reading »

S Sherry Renee Olson

GENTRY — Sherry Renee Olson, 51, of Gentry, died Aug. 9, 2016, at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. She was born June 1, 1965, in Long Beach, Calif., to Terry Olson and Joanne Sovring Olson. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Day celebration is this Saturday

GRAVETTE — Gravette Day is just around the corner. The annual celebration is planned for this Saturday, August 13. Theme for this year's celebration is "Just a Kid from Gravette," and many kids from Gravette who have gone on to great accomplishments are expected to be in town for the event. The day begins early with the Kiwanis pancake breakfast from 6:30 to 10 a.m. in the middle school cafeteria. The breakfast menu includes all-you-can-eat of pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Kiwanis members are also raffling tickets for a basket-weave pattern quilt donated by Betty Howard. Drawing for the quilt will be held at 10 a.m. as the breakfast concludes. A "Generations" art show, featuring work by artists young and old, will be on display in the community room of the Bank of Gravett from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cooking will also begin early for the fourth annual Dutch-oven cook off on the grounds of the Gravette historical museum. Seven teams have entered and each will be preparing a main dish, a side dish and a dessert. Judging of the dishes will begin at 12:30 p.m. and a public tasting will be held at 1:30. Persons buying a tasting bowl for $5 may sample all the entries. Awards of $150 to the first place team, $100 to second place and $75 to third place will be given. Continue Reading »

S Slim came home

(Last of 4 articles about Lloyd (Arkansas Slim) Andrews

"Slim" Andrews, that funny, talented Arkansawyer who grew up just south of Gravette on the banks of Spavinaw Creek with his wife, Lucille, and son, John, settled in California. He played those funny "sidekick" roles in 15 movies with Tex Ritter, the movie cowboy who "discovered Slim." Writing a story about Lloyd Andrews (his real name) was easy and yet quite a challenge. Continue Reading »

Getting Ready for High School Football

GRAVETTE — Photo by Randy Moll The Gravette Lions were getting ready for the upcoming football season on Friday (Aug. 5, 2016). Coaches were working with their players on offensive plays and, on the part of the defense, defending against those plays during their morning practice on the high school practice field. Continue Reading »

S Erin McVittie is new Gravette museum curator

GRAVETTE — The Gravette historical museum has a new curator. After serving as hostess to persons visiting the museum for 11 years, Sheila Martin recently gave notice she intended to quit to spend more time with family. Erin McVittie took over those duties last week. She has announced the museum also has new hours. It is now open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. McVittie is one of the newest museum commissioners. She joined the commission in January of this year when her friend, Stephanie McLeod, another recent recruit, asked her if she would like to come on board. Continue Reading »

S The God-assigned role of husbands and wives

"Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord ... Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it...." Ephesians 5:22,25 Read Ephesians 5:22-33 Continue Reading »

S Council discusses road paving, speed bumps

SPRINGTOWN -- Council members in Springtown discussed speed bumps on Main Street and street paving projects in town during the council's July 26 meeting. Continue Reading »

S We sure have rich lives doing what we do

I sat on Snip and watched the cattle graze. It is a job I certainly am an expert at doing. It was late in the evening, after a nice little shower. I am not tough enough to want to saddle up and sit in the hot sun on a 90 degree day. The cows were still, not any cycling and they ignore Snip. I watched a couple of them over by a small draw, standing pretty still and doing nothing. Then one of the old hides reached over and snipped off the top of a purple mint! Continue Reading »

S Roof Bling and Other Atrocities

I think it was Robert Frost who said that "good fences make good neighbors," but I think good neighbors make good neighbors. In our neck of the woods, the neighbors are good and, for the most part, neighborliness prevails amongst us. We live on a gravel road, but it is almost like a little industrial park out here with two cabinet shops and a powder-coat paint/metal-working/welding shop in fairly close proximity to one another. Then there is my little shop that is neither a business or all that interesting, but I like it. Continue Reading »

S What about good works? Are they necessary?

What about good works? Are they necessary? While no one can be saved by his good works because of the sin and imperfection which permeates all we think, say or do, God does desire and command that we do good works. Continue Reading »

S Exciting things are happening in Gravette

Lots of exciting things have happened since I last penned this column. Our new Harps grocery store is open, Gravette Day is coming up this Saturday and next Monday will be opening day at school. It seems the summer slipped away all too fast, and I imagine the youngsters feel that way too. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

Week of August 15-19 Continue Reading »

S Health inspections

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