S Arrest Reports

Joshua Levandoski-Doud, 23, of 1869 Cackleberry Lane in Decatur, was arrested Sunday in Fayetteville in connection with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, theft of property, possession of drug paraphernalia and one misdemeanor offense. Levandoski-Doud was being held Sunday at the Washington County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond. Continue Reading »

S Ozarks Community Hospital lays off 12

GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital recently laid off 12 of its 308 employees and providers at its Gravette location, but the layoffs represent only a small percentage of the OCH workforce in Gravette. In January of 2014, OCH employed approximately 199 people in the community. Its growth to 308 employees demonstrates that OCH has grown considerably over the past two years. Continue Reading »

S Gentry falls in Berryville and Huntsville

GENTRY -- The Pioneers fell in close games to both the Bobcats and the Eagles last week. Against Berryville, the Bobcats earned a big 4A-1 Conference win by edging out the Gentry Pioneers on Jan. 26 by a score of 66-63. Brady Smith led the Bobcats with 22 points. Continue Reading »

S Bigfoot sighted east of Gentry

I live about five miles east of Gentry on Flint Creek. Our back deck looks out over the Flint Creek valley. The creek itself is directly below our house. During the winter months we have bald eagles sitting in a large sycamore tree behind our house. They sit there most of the day and are there most every day. Over the years I have seen some pretty interesting creatures down around the creek. We used to see bobcats more than we do now and one day my daughter-in-law, Jessica, saw a mountain lion in her front yard. Continue Reading »

S I use my own code words to keep the government from spying on me

As many of you know, I'm a staunch supporter of the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights and it troubles me to no end to learn government institutions are trampling on my constitutionally-protected rights. Continue Reading »

S County officials hear criticism, support for sheriff

BENTONVILLE -- The campaign for Benton County sheriff dominated Thursday's Quorum Court meeting, with supporters of Sheriff Kelley Cradduck defending him against critics. Continue Reading »

S Letter to the Editor

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S Governor appoints Haak

GENTRY -- Delia Haak of Gentry was appointed by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to the Arkansas Forestry Commission. Her appointment expires Jan. 14, 2025. She replaces Allen Morgan. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center menus

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S OCH of Gravette adds providers, services

GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette and OCH of Gravette Clinic have recently added several new providers and services to increase access to health care for the community. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Primary Honors

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S NEO announces president's honor roll, dean's list

WESTSIDE -- Cheryl R. Hooten, freshman in the nursing program, and Tori S. Key, a sophomore majoring in music, both of Gravette, were on the president's honor roll at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, Okla., for the 2015 fall semester. To qualify for this distinction, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and have a 4.0 grade point average. Continue Reading »

S Intermediate School Honor Rolls

GENTRY -- The Gentry Intermediate School has released its honor rolls for the last semester. The honor rolls follow: Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S Gravette man charged in Gentry hit-and-run

GENTRY -- Police in Gentry have requested charges be filed against Timothy J. Gordon, 33, of Gravette in connection with a hit-and-run accident in Gentry on Jan. 14. According to police reports, Gordon is alleged to have backed a pickup truck into a Gentry woman's car at the intersection of Main Street and Arkansas Highway 59 and then sped off on Highway 59. Continue Reading »

S Stage Coach Road bridge being replaced

GRAVETTE -- Stage Coach Road, also known as County Road 525, southeast of Gravette is closed in order to replace the bridge over Spavinaw Creek. Construction began Monday, Jan. 18, and is expected to end May 27. Continue Reading »

S I won't get any sympathy if I whine about the cold

Does time seem to sorta freeze up and run like sorghum in January? Does it take some time -- I don't rightly know how much -- to get the little wheels inside the mechanism moving for that increment size trip to the next minute mark? Does the pocket watch run naturally due to being next to a warm body? Mine does not, and I know when I have been out in the cold longer than four minutes no matter what it says! Continue Reading »

S Gentry High School's 'Pioneer Press' goes digital

GENTRY - Pioneer Press, Gentry High School's student newspaper, has gone digital and student journalists' articles and photos are now being published online at www.gentrypioneers.com/pioneer press. The digital version began publishing student articles in mid January. Continue Reading »

S Gravette city council approves annexation, authorizes mayor to buy land

GRAVETTE -- Gravette city council members, in their regular meeting on Thursday, voted to annex land on the south side of the city and authorized the mayor to make an offer on land adjacent the Hillcrest Cemetery. An ordinance was passed approving the annexation of the property that formerly housed Gibson Gardens, the house across the street from it and four lots south of the house on Arkansas Highway 59. Continue Reading »

S Decatur second graders get published

DECATUR -- A teacher once asked of her class, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" One young student replied, "A writer." This is the dream of a lot of young people from all across the country. For a group of students in Northwest Arkansas, that dream became a reality. Continue Reading »

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