S Decatur cross country team finishes fourth at state meet

DECATUR -- As the clock wound down on the Decatur High football season, head coach Shane Holland had little time to reflect on the loss. He and six students loaded into the Decatur activity van and headed south to Lake Hamilton and the Arkansas state 2A cross country meet. Continue Reading »

S Gentry's White signs with UAFS for golf

GENTRY -- Gentry's Mark White switched sports from motocross to golf when he was 10 years old and he's never looked back. Continue Reading »

S Council accepts church donation, approves park improvements

GRAVETTE -- A special city council meeting was convened near the end of last Thursday's committee of the whole meeting at which two resolutions were passed. The first gave approval to the city's accepting the donation of the Presbyterian Church. The second gave approval to an expenditure of $100,000 for Old Town Park improvements. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers off to strong start

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers got off to a good start in their basketball season with pre-season victories against Berryville on Saturday, Pea Ridge on Thursday and Green Forest on Wednesday in the Green Forest Tournament. Continue Reading »

S Decator tips off basketball season

DECATUR -- Expectations ran high as the Decatur Bulldogs boys' basketball program opened its 2015-16 season at Peterson Gym in Decatur Nov.12. Continue Reading »

S Remarkable shot made by junior high student

DECATUR -- While the shot didn't win the game for the Decatur Bulldog junior high team, it did get big cheers from the fans and players alike during the Decatur-West Fork matchup at Peterson Gym Nov. 12. Continue Reading »

S Decatur High holds first Veterans Day assembly

DECATUR -- The first Veterans Day (then known as Armistice Day) was established on Nov. 11 to commemorate the date when a temporary cease fire between Germany and Allied Forces was signed, putting an end to "the war to end all wars," World War One. Ninety-seven years later schools around the country continue to commemorate this important date in history. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Community Thanksgiving Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

Thomas George Himsl Continue Reading »

S County officials pitch vote centers

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials last week endorsed a plan to adopt vote centers in place of traditional polling places. Continue Reading »

S Alsup shares World War II experiences

GRAVETTE -- One local veteran would likely agree with William Tecumseh Sherman's famous quote that "war is hell." He told his audience at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center that Army life during his service in World War II was tough. Continue Reading »

S 'Your will be done on earth....'

"Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Continue Reading »

S It's good to see 'some' of the wildlife coming back

This is the time of year that wildlife is easier to see and I sure like spotting it. I spend time peering into the woods as I check cattle and tootle down the highway. I know, tootling along on the highway is not an activity that persons using the same road like to see. I usually pull over and let the tail gaiter pass with a roar, but when I don't even notice someone behind me, it seems to sorta rankle that person's disposition. Just blame the wildlife! Continue Reading »

S Highfill bans through truck traffic on certain streets

HIGHFILL -- The council in Highfill, on Nov. 10, gave final approval to an ordinance banning through truck traffic on certain streets within the city and approved moving a part-time police officer into a vacant full-time position. The council approved the request of Blake Webb, Highfill's police chief, to move a part-time officer up into a full-time post recently vacated. Due to the officer's experience, Webb asked for and received.... Continue Reading »

S Stamp contest held to honor veterans

GENTRY -- A stamp-design contest was held at Gentry Middle School as a way for students to honor veterans for their military service to their country. The designs were based on the theme: "How we can show respect to a veteran?" Joey Fowler, Gentry Alumni and a member of the U.S. Army, came and judged the stamp designs. He also led the middle school in saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Upper Elementary First Quarter Honor Roll

GRAVETTE --Gravette's Upper Elementary School has released its first quarter honor rolls. They listing is included below. Third Grade - A Honor Roll: Kyler Austin, Holden Betz, Miranda Burney, Isabella Callahan, Dylan Campbell, Ava Collins, Julia Crider, Peyton Elmore, Talon Engleman, Yennifer Fuentes, Acey Funk, Jacen Galyean, Brooke Handle, Alissa Holloway, Aundrea Holzkamper, Chloe Jordan, Anna Kedrowski, Hayden Kellhofer, Sidney Kisner, Tori Majdan, Clayton Nall, Ariah Patterson, Yesenia Ramirez, Dixie Randolph, Ashley Rangel, Brynn Romine, John Owen Sanders, Ella Scantlin, Jada Scott, Tyler Stauffacher, Rita Strachan, Willow Vandiver, Allea Wilkins, Gunner Wollard, Aiden Young.... Continue Reading »

S Renaissance festival grows bigger and better

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Renaissance festival, now in its fourth year, just keeps getting bigger and better. An estimated 1,200 to 1,300 visitors attended this year's event, sponsored by the Gravette Library Commission. Guests crossed a "drawbridge" and entered the lower part of Old Town Park through a castle backdrop constructed by.... Continue Reading »

S Junior Pioneers come close but fall in Allen Classic

SILOAM SPRINGS — The Siloam Springs ninth grade girls squandered a pair of sizable leads twice in their season-opener on Monday, almost letting Gentry take the game, but the Lady Panthers made the plays at the end when it mattered most. Alexis Roach’s putback in the final seconds proved to be the winning points as Siloam Springs defeated Gentry 33-32 in the opening round of the 29th annual Allen Classic Girls Gray Bracket at Panther Activity Center. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

Charles Clifford Gilmore Continue Reading »

S School district tests panic button application

GENTRY -- On Monday and Tuesday of this week, Gentry School District conducted scheduled tests of the Rave Panic Button, a system with a smart phone application which allows teachers and administrators, with the single touch of a button on a wireless device, to call 911 and simultaneously notify school officials of an emergency on campus. Continue Reading »

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