S NWA Riding Club finally has a home

DECATUR — NWA Riding Club has realized its dream of building its own home arena in Decatur. The club recently reopened for the season and began holding biweekly play days in its new location after a year's break to build the arena, according to Vicky Graves, who founded the non-profit organization along with her husband Tom. Continue Reading »

S Audience shows disrespect at Northside Elementary

Editor, I address this to the community and parents of Decatur Northside Elementary students. As a grandparent, I have attended the last two musical presentations at Northside Elementary. First and foremost, I want to commend the students and the music teacher at the school for all of the work and dedication and effort they have put into these programs. You can tell that the music instructor really does enjoy working with these children and that they in return do respond to her effort. But, unfortunately, even the parents and community who show up to see these presentations do not get to enjoy and appreciate them. I have never personally witnessed such rude and unappreciative and disrespectful parents. When each group is trying its best to show the community what they have accomplished, you cannot hear anything because of all of the "social hour" conversations going on throughout the room and.... Continue Reading »

Gentry girls advance to state soccer finals

Scheduled to play Central Arkansas Christian on Saturday in Fayetteville

GENTRY --The Gentry High School girls' soccer team has advanced to the state finals and is scheduled to play Central Arkansas Christian in the 4A championship game at 2 p.m. Saturday on Razorback Field in Fayetteville. In state tournament play last week, Gentry defeated Southside, 6-0, on May 12. Amber Ellis and Ana Linch each kicked in three goals. Assisting with goals were Ana Linch, Amber Ellis, Haley Borgeteien-James and Erika Magana. The Lady Pioneers defeated Pulaski Robinson, 7-1, on May 13. Amber Ellis had three goals and two assists. Ana Linch had two goals and two assists. Haley Hays and Karina Appelrath had one goal each, Haley Borgeteien-James had one assist. Against Heber Springs on May 14, Gentry came away with a 5-0 victory. Ana Linch had three goals. Amber Ellis had four assists. Madison Ward and Haley Hays had one goal each. The final was moved to Saturday at 2 p.m. because of Siloam Springs graduation on Saturday. Continue Reading »

S Foul moods are lurking around the corner

I have cleaned out and refilled all the mineral feeders this morning. The bugs and dirty stuff accumulated quickly in the corners and about twice a year they need cleaning. Now I am going to clean out the water tanks; we still haven't switched over to automatics. I do have a suction pump, called a swamp pump I think, that will empty the tanks pretty fast. I will have to net the goldfish that the offspring put in several years ago. I like taking care of the things that need seeing after. I will check the cows.... Continue Reading »

S Congratulations, grads, and bon voyage!

The big day has come and gone. It slipped by. No, not really, it whizzed by with lots of fanfare, hugs, kisses and, of course, there were a few tears. It was a traditional happening, one with lots of pomp and circumstance if tradition was followed. Continue Reading »

S The Onion's online site is must reading

"The problem with information found on the internet, is whether or not it's correct." Abraham Lincoln -- 1862 Continue Reading »

S Arvest One Million Meals Campaign reaches halfway point

Arvest Bank’s hunger initiative provided 522,681 meals to date

GRAVETTE -- On April 4, Arvest Bank announced the beginning of its sixth annual 1 Million Meals campaign, which challenges bank associates, customers and community members to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves by providing at least one million meals to those in need. On May 2, the bank announced the campaign has exceeded 500,000 meals, or halfway to its goal. Continue Reading »

S Boling named Bumpers College outstanding alumna

FAYETTEVILLE -- Kerri Boling was named a 2015-16 distinguished alumna of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas. Boling was recognized by the Bumpers College Alumni Society as the Outstanding Young Alumna and addressed graduates at commencement. Continue Reading »

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S Gentry seniors awarded $700,000 in scholarships

GENTRY -- On Monday, May 2, Gentry High School seniors were awarded scholarships and other awards at the high school's annual scholarship night. The ceremony took place at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. A reception also took place after the awards were presented. Continue Reading »

S Decatur Northside Elementary staffer to retire

DECATUR -- Sue Verser has been a friendly face to all in Decatur. For 30 years she has welcomed parents, students and staff into Decatur schools. In the coming days she will take her last message, make her last intercom call and then call it a career. Verser is retiring at the end of the school year. Continue Reading »

S God dwells with us and keeps us

Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him." John 14:23 Continue Reading »

S Clark signs to cheer at NSU

GENTRY -- Lexie Clark, a Gentry senior, signed her letter of intent on May 4 to attend Northeastern State University in Oklahoma and be a part of its cheerleading program. Continue Reading »

S Track meet held for special students

GENTRY -- It was a special day for special education students from schools in Gentry, Decatur, Gravette, Siloam Springs and Pea Ridge on May 11 as they took to the field in Pioneer Stadium and competed in a variety of track and field events. And the participants took their turns on the winners' podium and received medals, along with big smiles and a sense of accomplishment. Continue Reading »

S Taylor signs with Connors State

GENTRY -- Surrounded by his family, coach and teammates, C.J. Taylor signed a letter of intent to attend Connors State College in Warner, Okla., and play baseball there in the spring during a special ceremony on May 11 at Gentry High School. Continue Reading »

S Adkins to play baseball at Lyon College

GENTRY -- Zac Adkins, a Gentry senior, signed a letter of intent on May 3 to attend Lyon College in Batesville and play baseball. Continue Reading »

S Clark signs to bowl with Texas A&M;

GENTRY -- Wyatt Clark, a Gentry senior, signed a letter of intent on May 4 in the Pioneer Activities Complex to attend West Texas A&M in Canyon, Texas, and participate in its bowling program. Continue Reading »

S Sophie's Boutique open on Gravette Main Street

GRAVETTE -- Sophie's Boutique opened May 4 on Main Street in Gravette. Are you having a family picnic on Memorial Day weekend? Planning a short vacation when the kids get out of school? Have a June wedding to attend? Sophie's is the perfect place to find just the right outfit for any occasion. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Lions Club members attend State Convention

GRAVETTE -- Four members of the Gravette Lions Club attended the 98th Arkansas Lions State Convention on the campus of the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville. The meeting, on Saturday, April 30, was held in the Rogers Conference Center. Gravette Lions attending the state meeting were Bill Mattler, zone chairperson, of Hiwasse; Jeff Davis and Susan Holland, president and vice-president of the Gravette Lions Club; and member Melissa Williams. Continue Reading »

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