S Registration set for Decatur Schools

DECATUR --With less than one month left until the 2016-17 school year begins, it is time for students and parents to register for classes. Continue Reading »

S Local U of A students graduate in spring 2016 commencement

FAYETTEVILLE -- The following local University of Arkansas students graduated at the end of the spring 2016 semester: Continue Reading »

S Gravette council approves annexation, permit for day care center

GRAVETTE — Members of the Gravette city council, in a special meeting preceding the regular committee of the whole meeting Tuesday night, passed an ordinance annexing property belonging to Jeff Hendren into the city. They also voted to approve granting a special use permit for JoAnne Manovsky to operate a day care center in a residential area in Patriot Park. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

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S Former Gravette man marketing septic tank treatment locally

GRAVETTE -- Tommy Williams, a former Gravette man now living in Florida, has begun marketing a septic tank treatment that he believes is far superior to similar products now on the market. Called simply The Best Septic Tabs, the product is available now at Austin Drug in Gravette, Cornerstone Pharmacy and Smith Drug in Gentry. Continue Reading »

S Preserving the unity believers have in Christ

"I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:1-3 Continue Reading »

S Johnston appointed to Arkansas Municipal League's executive committee

GENTRY -- Kevin Johnston, Gentry's mayor, was recently appointed to serve on the executive committee of the Arkansas Municipal League. Continue Reading »

S Arkansas joins suit over restrooms at schools

Says the Obama Administration is using intimidation tactics in an attempt to force local schools to adopt a radical social policy that raises serious safety concerns for school-age children

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, earler this month, along with nine other states, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies and officials which last month issued a directive requiring Arkansas public schools to open gender-specific bathrooms and locker rooms to both sexes. In addition to representing the State of Arkansas, Rutledge is also representing the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Youth Services. The federal government's new directive threatens the common sense policies of the Division and the important funds supporting the Division's work. Continue Reading »

S Don't throw that away! It's good junk!

A couple of years ago, my sister retired and moved here from Tulsa. Since then she and I have become "Junk Gypsies," "Dumpster Diving Divas," "Yard Sale Ya-Ya's" and "Auction Annies"! We find old, broken stuff, fix it up and sell it. Talk about another addictive hobby! Continue Reading »

S Pokemon tournament set for July 30 in Gentry

Spinning the News

GENTRY -- A Pokemon tournament has been scheduled in Gentry on Saturday, July 30, to take advantage of the new Pokemon craze and to give players a chance to get plenty of exercise and to see the offerings of the park and the city for computer game nerds. The tournament will begin at the city park, with tee off at 9 a.m. on the first tee of the disk golf course. Continue Reading »

S Scam leads to bomb scare in Bella Vista

BELLA VISTA -- When a man standing in the lobby of the police station Thursday told an officer the briefcase he had might contain a bomb that was part of a money scam, things moved fast. Continue Reading »

S Tickets on sale now for Gravette library gala

GRAVETTE -- Tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual Gravette library gala, scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 6. The gala will be held in the Barn at The Cabins at Big Springs, 14600 Beaty Road. Continue Reading »

S Decatur gets new phone, Internet service

DECATUR -- In decades past, one of the most important services to any community was its transport network. But that changed with the invention of the Internet. Nowadays, communities all over the world depended on the ever-evolving information highway to shop online, pay bills or search for a plumber. Continue Reading »

S It was Gentry Night at the ballgame

GENTRY -- It was Gentry Night at Arvest Ballpark on Wednesday, July 13, and scores of Gentry residents came out to cheer on the Naturals in their game against the visiting Springfield Cardinals. Continue Reading »

S Shortage of cash, tight budget influence council decisions

Police car purchase delayed, new tax sought

HIGHFILL — A shortage of funds and a tight budget were key factors in decisions made at the Highfill Council meeting on July 12. A police car purchase was put on hold and an ordinance was passed in an effort to increase funding for road upkeep and repairs in the city which is large in size but small in population. Continue Reading »

S Community shows support for police

DECATUR -- With fear and apprehension towards law enforcement agencies spreading across the United States, it is easy to get caught up in the negative emotions that are transpiring across the country. But out of this negativity comes some hope. Continue Reading »

S Letter to the Editor

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S We aren't whipped yet but need more knee time

It is never too early or hot to check cattle for standing heat cycles. I suspect you fellers that are using AI are on your toes about the necessary times to check. I have used several ways of catching the exact times, but the best and most sure way is to see the cattle for yourself. I sometimes use two methods and still think there are some who have silent cycles that I might miss if not for the help of modern inventions. Continue Reading »

S Back to the Garden

"We are stardust, Continue Reading »

S Hay baling was tough to get done last week

This week promises to be better

WESTSIDE — While the rains last week made the grasses grow, cutting, drying and baling was a bit tough to fit in between the numerous thunderstorms and downpours. This week promises to be different. Continue Reading »

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