S Gravette teams win in opening tournament games

WESTSIDE — The Gravette Lions and Lady Lions won their opening games in Wednesday's 4A-1 Conference Tournament at Berryville and go on to play again on Friday. The Gentry Pioneers and Lady Pioneers finished their seasons with losses in the tournament. The third-seeded Lady Lions had to rally from behind to punch their ticket to regionals with a 13-point victory in the first round of the 4A-1 Conference Tournament at Berryville on Wednesday. Gravette (19-9) trailed 10-7 at the end of the first quarter and 24-20 at the half, but outscored the sixth-seeded Lady Tigers 28-11 in the second half (including 14-2 in the fourth quarter) to survive and advance to the conference semifinals.... Continue Reading »

S Bowling teams finish third in conference

GENTRY — Gentry boys' and girls' bowling teams both finished third in conference earlier this month and went to state this week. Madison Stanfill and Carissa Goessens made all-conference. Madison was seventh out of 73 bowlers, and Carissa was eighth. Continue Reading »

S Lions win final game of regular season

GRAVETTE — For Gravette seniors Seth Duke, Marvin Lopez, T.J. Kardynalski, Alex Fink, Andrew Miller and Fred Goi, Feb. 10 marked their final home appearance of their high school basketball career. The six seniors, along with their counterparts on the Lady Lions' team, cheerleading squad and pep band, were honored before a full house during the senior night celebration at the competition gym in Gravette. Gravette struck first, scoring the first two points 10 seconds into the first quarter. Greenland fired back and briefly took control of the game, taking a three-point lead by the end of the quarter. For the Pirates, it would be the only time they dominated. Within the first minute of the second quarter, the Lions' aggressive attacks enabled Gravette to build a seven-point lead midway through the quarter. Continue Reading »

S Februrary PAWS winners honored

GRAVETTE — "Pawsitive" and Wise Students (PAWS) for the month of February at Glenn Duffy Elementary School were honored Monday, Feb. 6. Each PAWS Student of the Month was recognized at the monthly "Rise and Shine" assembly and presented a T-shirt. PAWS honorees for this month are Summer Arnold of Bella Vista, Truitt Brewer of Gravette, Landyn Butler of Gravette, Paxton Chernota of Bella Vista, Myca Nolan of Bella Vista and Ava Whitehead of Bella Vista. The Glenn Duffy Elementary PAWS Program incorporates character education and positive behavior into the school community. Each month PAWS skills are chosen and discussed in classroom guidance in relation to character education. The word for February is problem-solving. This means to focus on the problem as it is, gather information, then use knowledge to solve the problem. Coach Melissa Pittman introduced the problem-solving poster that she made from what the kids discussed the previous week during PE classes. Students used words like "just keep swimming," ask, help and talk. Continue Reading »

S Local U of A students named to academic awards lists

FAYETTEVILLE — The following local University of Arkansas students graduated at the end of the fall 2016 semester: Casandra Bolan of Gentry, Samantha Carter of Gravette, Whitney Dewitt of Gravette, Chloee Duncan of Gravette, Joanna Mentzer of Decatur, Trevor Monreal of Gentry, Tyler Morgan of Gentry, Angelica Perez-Bejar of Gentry, Angela Pierce of Gentry, Lindsay Pool of Gentry, Austin Thompson of Gravette and Maisee Vang of Gentry. The following local University of Arkansas students were named to the chancellor's list after earning 4.0 grade point averages during the fall 2016 semester: Jacob Bookout of Gravette, Spencer Heald of Gravette, Austin Thompson of Gravette and Abigail Wilmoth of Gentry. The following local University of Arkansas students were named to the dean's list of their respective colleges.... Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers finish regular season with win, Pioneers with loss

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers finished their regular season with a 48-36 win over the visiting Shiloh Christian Lady Saints on Friday. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions lose to Lady Pirates in close contest

GRAVETTE -- It was a bittersweet end to the regular season as family, friends and Lion fans gathered in the competition gym in Gravette on Feb. 10. to see Elizabeth McKenzie and Stephanie Pinter play their final home game as Lady Lions. Continue Reading »

S 4A-1 District Tournament at Berryville

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S Lady Bulldogs lose by two in overtime at Mulberry

DECATUR -- The Decatur Lady Bulldogs nearly pulled off a miracle on the road as they traveled to Mulberry Feb. 10 to take on the Lady Yellowjackets in the final regular season game of 2017. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs lose in final regular season game

DECATUR -- In the final game of the 2016-17 season, the Decatur Bulldogs traveled to Mulberry Feb. 10. and faced a tough Yellowjacket defense. Continue Reading »

S Foster leads turnaround for Gravette Lady Lions

GRAVETTE -- Gravette failed to win a conference game two years ago, but the season did end with some promise. Continue Reading »

S Pursuing the Great American Burger

Last Sunday, Linda and I decided to take a little outing to Jasper for an overnight stay. We love driving the back roads of that part of Arkansas, so we try to get over to that area a few times a year. However, this was the first time we had ever actually stayed a night in the town of Jasper. We headed out east on 412, stopping at the Acapulco Mexican Restaurant for lunch on our way through Springdale. The day was beautiful, with fair skies and warm temperatures. Continue Reading »

S Arrests

Benton County Sheriff's Office Continue Reading »

S Greenland rallies past Gentry

GENTRY -- The Lady Pirates rallied from an early 17-point deficit to earn a 55-43 win against Gentry in 3A/4A District 1 girls basketball action on Feb. 7. Continue Reading »

S XNA officials scrambling for interim parking space

HIGHFILL -- Regional airport officials tackled several parking issues Feb. 8 in hopes of easing the expected crunch while a parking deck is being built. Continue Reading »

S Health inspections

Jan. 31 Continue Reading »

S Museum chooses quilt winner

Boling Quilt Winner Continue Reading »

S Gentry Council approves two ordinances in brief meeting

GENTRY -- In a regular but brief council meeting on Feb. 6, the Gentry City Council adopted two ordinances on three readings with a single vote. The first rezoned a small parcel of property, and the second amended the city's electrical code. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Hometown Events

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