S Bulldogs win their first two games of season

DECATUR -- In a driving rain, the Decatur soccer team posted its first victory of the 2016 season. The Bulldogs took on the Bergman Panthers at Bulldog Stadium April 19. In spite of only having nine players, the Panthers decided to play the match. Continue Reading »

S Decatur girls lose final game of regular season

DECATUR -- The Decatur fast-pitch softball team came home for the final game of the 2016 regular season. Continue Reading »

S Found Dog

Submitted Photo Lucy was picked up near Sleepy Hollow in Gentry and, if not claimed, will be put up for adoption. Lucy is a chocolate (even though she looks black) Chihuahua mix about 1 year old. She is potty trained and is just a sweetheart. Call Mark at the Gentry Animal Shelter, 212-0632, if she is yours or if you want to give her a new forever home. Continue Reading »

S Dog Adoption

Copper, being held at the Decatur city pound, is still in need of a good home. Sometimes when animals are confined for long periods of time, their behavior can change. This has apparently happened with Copper. He has gone from the super friendly, inquisitive fellow to an intimidating boy. Rickey, Decatur's animal control officer, has not given up on him; however, right now he is the only person who can do anything with him. We post this in the hopes that there is someone who, perhaps, has experience with this type of behavior or is a trainer who can see merit in this beautiful dog and can help these issues. He really deserves a chance. Continue Reading »

S Board hears reports, approves programs

GRAVETTE -- The president and president-elect of Gravette High School's award-winning HOSA club were present at the April meeting of the Gravette school board and led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the meeting. Continue Reading »

S Band helps welcome home heros

HIGHFILL -- The Decatur High School band has earned many honors this school year. But none any greater than that on the night of April 20. Continue Reading »

S Vetor to receive athletic scholarship and award

GENTRY -- Tori Joann Vetor, Gentry High School senior, was chosen by Centennial Bank as one of its 10 Centennial Bank Athletic-Community Service Award winners for 2015-2016. Continue Reading »

S Spring is in full bloom

Area gardeners look forward to April, for then the last frost is likely to be over and we can look forward to consistently warm temperatures. Vegetables and flowers can be planted directly in the ground without worry about damage from the cold. Plants started in greenhouses and homes can be transferred outside and finally gardening can begin in earnest. Those with an urge to work in the soil can get their hands dirty at last. Continue Reading »

S 'Sea of Dreams' theme for Gentry's prom

SILOAM SPRINGS -- "Sea of Dreams" was the theme for Gentry High School's prom held Saturday night at the Cypress Barn in Siloam Springs; and the barn, decorated with an underwater theme, was quickly filled with Gentry students and their dates in formal and semi-formal attire. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

Bessie Mae Burgess Continue Reading »

S Shubat Farms makes for an interesting visit

This past Saturday, Linda and I loaded up several of the grandchildren and took them to visit Shubat Farms. The farm is located at 16000 Peterson Road in Gentry, which, as the crow flies, is not far from our place. We drove to Springtown and followed the GPS from there. Continue Reading »

S Mayor gives pep talk to Decatur elementary students

DECATUR -- It is time to put in some extra study time once again for students at Decatur Northside Elementary as the state required assessment test rapidly approaches. One local official came to the school to help the students prepare for the task ahead. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S The best part of our lives is the present

I was sleeping pretty sound and something making a little, almost too small to hear, noise woke me up. I strained to hear and finally sat up on the side of the bed. Then I recognized the sound! Grass growing is hard to hear, but if you are conditioned just right, you can do it! I relaxed and snuggled back into my pillow. Continue Reading »

S Nuggets of Wisdom

There they were, covering the ground like thousands of tannish-brown worms. Earlier the pin oak tree had spewed tons, gobs, buckets full of green pollen that coated the car, windshield and all. And then the huge tree, which was about five feet tall when planted a half century ago, began the blossom shedding process -- hence the wormy mess that tracks into the house like so many stick-tights. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Divorce Care Group Continue Reading »

S Two students to graduate from SWOSU

Austin to receive pharmacy degree

WEATHERFORD, Okla. -- James Austin and Taylor Weifenbach are among approximately 533 students from Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Weatherford who will complete degree requirements after finishing the 2016 spring semester. The convocation will be Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m., at Milam Stadium on the Weatherford campus. Continue Reading »

S Gentry band does well at Solo and Ensemble

GENTRY -- The Gentry band traveled to Mountain Home on Saturday, April 16, for an event called Solo and Ensemble. Solo and Ensemble provides an opportunity for students to choose their own piece of music to perform in front of a judge. After they're done performing their piece of music, the judges will give them a rating from 1-5 (with 1 being the best and 5 being the worst). Students who receive a rating from 1 (Superior) to 2 (Excellent) receive a medal. Continue Reading »

S New 2016 Benton County Plat Book now available for purchase at Bank of Gravett

GRAVETTE -- Who owns Benton County? Thousands of people have a piece of it, and they are listed in the new plat book published by the Bank of Gravett with Mapping Solutions. The 2016 book is available for purchase for $40 at any Bank of Gravett location in Gravette, Hiwasse or Centerton. Premium wall maps are also available. For more information, contact the bank office at 479-787-5251. Continue Reading »

S Lexie Clark makes the NSU Cheer Squad

GENTRY -- On April 2 and 3, Gentry senior Lexie Clark tried out for the 2016-17 Northeastern State University cheer squad and made the cut. Continue Reading »

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