S Have you committed murder?

Weekly Devotion

"You shall not murder." Exodus 20:13 Continue Reading »

S Your back-to-school good ZZZ's guide

The new school year is just around the corner, which means the lazy, relaxed days of summer are about to be replaced with hectic school mornings, homework and after-school activities. Most likely, your kids have been staying up late and sleeping in during the summer break, so getting them back to a healthy sleep routine may be a challenge. Continue Reading »

S 'AIM for Advocacy' sporting clays fundraiser set

GRAVETTE -- Restoration Village will host the second annual "AIM for Advocacy" sporting clays fundraiser Aug. 26 at Spring Valley Anglers Rod & Gun Club in Gravette. Proceeds from the outing will help the nonprofit organization fulfill its mission "to restore the lives of women -- and women with children -- in crisis through safe shelter and life-changing services, while promoting stability, dignity and self-reliance." Continue Reading »

S Benton County dive team suspended after arrests

BENTONVILLE -- The Benton County Dive Team has suspended operations after the arrest of two members in connection with theft of services. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gentry School dates to remember Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

Week of Aug. 14 - 18 Continue Reading »

S Health Inspections

Maysville Continue Reading »

S Empire District and Wildcat Glades partner to offer electric vehicle charging stations

JOPLIN, Mo. -- Empire District announced last week the availability of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center. The media and members of the public were invited to a plug-in event on August 4 to showcase the new charger. Electric vehicles from Empire's fleet were also available. Continue Reading »

S Flint Creek bridge remains closed

GENTRY -- The bridge over Flint Creek on Dawn Hill Road will likely remain closed for at least four more months as a result of the late April flooding which damaged the bridge's support structure. Continue Reading »

S Eagle Scout project brightens museum grounds

GRAVETTE -- When Gravette Day visitors come to the Gravette Historical Museum this weekend to attend the museum's annual Dutch oven cook-off, they will be greeted with grounds that have been beautified and updated. The improvements are the result of the efforts of Nicholas Herlevic and Jonathon Fischer, Boy Scout members of Troop 525 in Bentonville, and several of their fellow troop members. Continue Reading »

S Disc golf, car show, parade wowed Barbecue visitors

DECATUR -- At 7 a.m. on Saturday, with no rain in sight, the 64th Annual Decatur Barbecue at Veterans Park kicked off with the 5K and 10K runs. Continue Reading »

S Benton County Fair opened Tuesday

BENTON COUNTY — Benton County Fair organizers are hoping a new feature — free admission — will boost attendance this year. The fair opened Tuesday and runs through Saturday at the fairgrounds, 7640 S.W. Regional Airport Road. Continue Reading »

S Committee, council discuss medical marijuana dispensaries in Gentry

GENTRY -- Though the city's economic development committee had recommended a temporary exclusionary ordinance be adopted by the city council to prevent a marijuana grow operation or dispensary from locating within the city until further study can be done to determine how best to regulate such facilities, research by Jay Williams, the city's attorney, revealed that city government may not prohibit the operation of grow or dispensary facilities within the city because Issue 6 was passed "by the people" as a constitutional amendment in the 2016 General Election. Continue Reading »

S Committee discusses golf carts on city streets

GENTRY -- At an Aug. 2 meeting, Gentry's economic development committee discussed how the city should handle the medical marijuana issue and considered moving forward on issues ranging from allowing golf carts on city streets to becoming a Purple Heart City. Continue Reading »

S Decatur police pursue, stop BOLO vehicle

DECATUR -- Two area residents led police units from four police agencies on a chase down several streets and roads, including passing through downtown Decatur, before they were eventually stopped and taken into custody on Arkansas Highway 102 just west of Decatur's city limits on Saturday afternoon. Continue Reading »

S Parking lot artwork now showing at Gentry High School

GENTRY -- Students, teachers, parents and friends were again out on the hot pavement in the high school parking lot on Wednesday, Aug. 2, with paint rollers and paint brushes in hand, creating a unique look for some of the parking spaces. Continue Reading »

S Local Audubon Society visits Eagle Watch

GENTRY -- Close to 40 people visited the Eagle Watch Nature Trail Saturday morning with one purpose, to watch the birds. The group was part of a Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society field trip to the nature area. Continue Reading »

S Why should congress be exempted fromObamaCare and not you?

"If Obamacare is hurting people -- and it is -- why shouldn't it hurt the insurance companies, and why should Congress not be paying what the public pays?" tweeted the President. Donald Trump wants to remove privileged taxpayer subsidies to members of Congress, their staffs and insurance companies, at least until they pass something on healthcare. Continue Reading »

S Good, hot times are rolling!

August -- the month of Leo -- rolled around early this year. I know you're thinking to yourself, or maybe even lip-syncing aloud, "He's lost it again; August rolls around the same time every year. Early must be mixed up in his brain." Continue Reading »

S Gentry man faces a child-endangerment charge

GENTRY -- A Gentry man faces a child-endangerment charge after his 4-year-old son was left in a hot vehicle outside his workplace, police said. Continue Reading »

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