S National Hospital Week is May 10-16

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Most people only visit hospitals occasionally, when a loved one is sick or a friend is having a baby. Associates at Siloam Springs Regional Hospital are different in this regard. Each day, associates come to the hospital to provide compassionate, personalized care for friends, neighbors and those they do not know. Providers work together around the clock, seven days a week, to make healthcare available any time it is needed, whether for one person or more in times of community crisis or natural disaster. Continue Reading »

S FOI request for investigation notes denied

On May 8, the Eagle Observer requested notes on the interviews with other players in the superintendent's investigations of allegations against Coach Timothy Fulks. The request was sent by email and reads as follows: Continue Reading »

S Health Inspections

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S Some Tips on Building a Raised-bed Garden

I love to garden. So when my wife Linda and I began building our new house last year, we made sure there was an area where we could have a garden. In fact, since the spot we really wanted for a garden was pretty steep, we had a neighbor level it with his dozer. We then built twelve raised beds. Each bed is 4-feet wide by 10-feet long by 20-inches high. And there's plenty of room for more beds if needed. Continue Reading »

S 'Tech Petting Zoo' planned

GENTRY -- Donovan Mays, coordinator of technology support for the Arkansas State Library, will be at the Gentry Public Library on May 19, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. presenting a program called, "Tech Petting Zoo," for staff and patrons. Continue Reading »

S Armed Forces Day concert planned at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista

BELLA VISTA -- A free Armed Forces Day concert, paying tribute to all veterans who are presently serving and all those who have served, is planned for 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Sponsored by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and the Bella Vista Village POA, the concert will feature the 17-piece JM Band of Northwest Arkansas, under the direction of Ron Thurston. Continue Reading »

S Great Lego Build-off draws 20 entries

GRAVETTE -- The rainy afternoon didn't discourage folks from turning out Saturday for the third annual Great Lego Build-off at Imagine Before and After School Care. Twenty youngsters, ages 3 through 15, came and submitted entries in the competition. Continue Reading »

S Abby Paczowski from Sulphur Springs receives honors at College of the Ozarks

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. -- Abby Paczowski received the Sherman Henry Nursing Scholarship at the 2014-15 annual Student Awards Ceremony held at College of the Ozarks on April 8. Continue Reading »

S More allegations raised against Gentry coach Parent says daughter received bruises from angry basketball coach at away game

GENTRY -- While some praise him for his coaching skills and concern for students and players, more allegations of verbal abuse and battery have been raised against Gentry girls' basketball coach, Timothy Fulks. Allegations include bruising of a daughter's legs, verbally belittling players and remaining in the girls' locker room while the girls change clothes. Continue Reading »

S 'Come Fly With Me' event set at Crystal Lake Air Park

DECATUR -- The Decatur Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual "Come Fly With Me" 5K and color fun-run May 16, starting at 9 a.m., on the runway at the Crystal Lake Air Park. Continue Reading »

S A Belated Tribute to Moms and the Values They Taught Us

You're driving down the street in the old home town when you see an approaching vehicle. You're not sure who it is but, as it passes by, you raise your hand with a friendly wave. Whoops. The driver of the car didn't look familiar, and he didn't raise his eyes from the road ahead. There was no responsive wave. Continue Reading »

S School district surveys patrons on building plans

GENTRY -- A short online survey is now available for residents in the Gentry School District to gain input on future building plans for the school district and to determine how much taxpayers are willing to pay for such a project. Continue Reading »

S Yard sale to help student take summer People to People trip

GRAVETTE -- A yard sale the weekend of June 4 through 6 will benefit a young Gravette student who's trying to raise money for a much-anticipated trip. Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse News

Hope all you mothers out there had a great Mother's Day. Continue Reading »

S Grand Savings Bank opens Decatur, Gentry branches

DECATUR -- Dignitaries and honored guests gathered at noon May 8 to formally open the Grand Savings Branch bank at 352 N. Main St. Around 50 people, including bank executives and employees, city officials, Decatur School Board members, Decatur Chamber members and area residents, were on hand to participate in the formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for the latest in a long line of banks to occupy the site where the first bank was built shortly after the turn of the century. Continue Reading »

S Graco successful, continues further expansion

GRAVETTE -- A pair of Gravette area men who founded a business here almost 30 years ago have seen that company prosper and grow until today it is a supplier to some of the largest gun manufacturers and gunsmith supply houses in the U.S. Gary Phipps, who was born and raised in Gravette, and Larry Eaton, a Maysville native, started Graco Corporation in 1986. Their focus at that time was on producing handgun clips for competition shooting. Continue Reading »

S Gentry finishes strong in state meet

GENTRY -- The track team from Gentry High School finished strong this season, with numerous medals won at the state track meet in Heber Springs. Among those medals were golds in the discus by Zach Ellis and in the 800-meter run by Mallory Morris, as well as a gold for the girls' relay team in the 3,200-meter relay. Cole Cripps captured a silver in the pole vault. Chastery Fuamatu took bronze in the shot put. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gravette Parent Night — Gravette High School is inviting all eighth-grade and upcoming ninth-grade students and their parents to attend a parent night at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 18, at the high school. Students are parents will attend a quick orientation, tour the building, meet with teachers and complete a course request list for their upcoming freshman year. Parents are encouraged to attend so they can ask questions and become more involved in their children's educational experience. For more information, contact Janna Sharp at 479-787-4193.... Continue Reading »

S The Wise and the Foolish

(From Sunday) "The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands."Proverbs 14:1 Today, it's Mother's Day, and it was suggested to me that I ought to preach on the topic. Though Mother's Day is not a Biblical observance, there are, most certainly, plenty of Scripture passages which speak of honoring and obeying one's mother. God commands all of us to honor our mothers, and more than on just one day each year.... Continue Reading »

S I am grieved at the school's handling of the matter

In the years that I worked in law enforcement and was assigned to work the majority of child-abuse and sexual-abuse cases in our county, I numerous times was hindered in obtaining the truth by school officials. Instead of notifying law enforcement when they received reports which indicated the possibility of a crime being committed, whether it was a child with bruises or an account of possible sexual abuse, officials often took it upon themselves to conduct their own investigations first.... Continue Reading »

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