S Gentry High School students qualify for all-region choir

GENTRY -- Seven Gentry High School students qualified for the Northwest Arkansas all-region choir at tryouts held Oct. 4. Continue Reading »

S Retiring board president honored

GRAVETTE -- A reception was held preceding the Oct. 21 Gravette School Board meeting to honor retiring board member Danny Alsup. Continue Reading »

S Ground broken on safe room

DECATUR -- With the entire pre-kindergarten class serving as a back drop, the Decatur School District broke ground Oct. 16 on the long-awaited safe room at Northside Elementary School. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

Jane Fleming Continue Reading »

S Reminder to Vote

Photo by Mike Eckels Continue Reading »

S SSRH offers tips to be emergency ready

How ready are you to deal with a personal medical emergency? The Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Emergency Department (ED) has some pointers to help you recognize an emergency and how you can aid our staff in treating you. When do you need to go to the ED? Consider these factors to avoid wasting precious time wondering if you need treatment: Continue Reading »

S E.H. Club News

The Maysville Extension Homemakers met for its October meeting with Jane Wilbur as hostess. Melinda read "Another Chance" and Jane Wilbur read an inspirational card. Jane offered an interesting lesson on displaying collections. People collect just about everything imaginable from salt and pepper shakers to baskets to toy cars. Many times our collections remain in boxes and drawers. Why not display them where they can be enjoyed, even if only a few of the items can be displayed? Continue Reading »

S Gravette shuts out Huntsville

GRAVETTE -- Two teams harboring playoff aspirations spent the first half Friday dancing around the middle of the Lion Stadium field trading short jabs. Gravette's defense finally landed the knockout punches against Huntsville. Continue Reading »

S Decatur mayoral candidates share views

DECATUR -- In order to provide an opportunity to the Decatur mayoral candidates and assist Decatur voters in choosing their mayor, Decatur's two mayor candidates -- incumbent Charles Linam and challenger Robert Tharp -- were sent a questionnaire from the Eagle Observer. Their responses are reprinted below unedited: Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gentry's annual quilt show has been set for Nov. 14 through 21 at the Gentry Public Library in the McKee Community Room. The show is sponsored by McKee Foods and entry forms will be available on the city and chamber of commerce websites: www.gentryarkansas.us and gentrychamber.com. More information is available by calling Janie Parks at 479-936-1498. Continue Reading »

S Crafts celebrating 50th anniversary

An open house in honor of Billy Craft and Sharon (Whitaker) Craft, who will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, is set for 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Total Life Community Center, 13710 S. Highway 59, Siloam Springs. All friends and family members are invited. Continue Reading »

S Mayoral candidates offer answers n Candidates Byron Warren and Kurt Maddox speak to issues confronting city of Gravette

GRAVETTE -- Two names are on the ballot for the office of mayor in Gravette, incumbent mayor Byron Warren and challenger Kurt Maddox. In order to give voters a chance to hear their positions on a number of issues and gain a better understanding of their backgrounds and qualifications, both candidates were sent a questionnaire and asked to respond to each question in 50 words or less. Continue Reading »

S Miss Betty retires as library volunteer

There were a few teary eyes last Saturday as folks said farewell to a longtime Gravette Public Library volunteer. Library manager Kim Schneider, library staff members and Mayor Byron Warren were on hand to honor Betty Adams, who has volunteered faithfully for more than 30 years. Continue Reading »

S New restaurant offers choice in Gentry

For Gentry area residents, the Sunrise Cafe, located at 136 S. Gentry Blvd. in Gentry, offers another option for dining out at noon and in the evening. Though original plans for the cafe were to be open for breakfast and lunch, the owners, Chai Lee and Dao Thao, who moved to Gentry from the Tulsa (Okla.) area two years ago, saw the need for a Gentry restaurant which serves an evening meal and decided instead to operate their business from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Continue Reading »

S Decatur falls short in must-win game

DECATUR -- It was a "must-win" situation for the Decatur Bulldogs when they played the Western Yell County Wolverines in Bulldog Stadium Oct. 17. But, in spite of their best efforts, the Bulldogs came up short, losing in the end by only two points. The Bulldogs took to the field before a near-capacity crowd with their starting quarterback Victor Urquidi returning from an ankle injury that has plagued him since the Hartford game on Sept. 12. Continue Reading »

S Arvest announces use of Apple Pay

WESTSIDE -- Arvest Bank has reached an agreement with Apple Inc., which will make the Apple Pay mobile wallet system available to Arvest customers, according to an Arvest release. Continue Reading »

S Football Contest Winners

The $25 winner last week was Jimmy Corter of Gentry. He was one of four who picked seven of the eight games correctly. Continue Reading »

S Road tax worries officials n Resolution would change apportionment

BENTON COUNTY -- County officials are worried by an Arkansas Municipal League resolution expressing the cities' wish to reap more revenue from county road taxes. Continue Reading »

S Lack of interest in ambulance issues causes concern

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials said Monday they are concerned by the lack of response to the town hall meetings the county has held on the rural ambulance revenue plans set for a vote Nov. 4. Continue Reading »

S Voters won't have to show photo ID at polls

BENTON COUNTY -- Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election began Monday and ends Nov. 3. Voters from any part of the county can cast ballots at the three locations of the County Clerk's Office in Bentonville, Rogers and Siloam Springs. Saturday voting is available only at the County Clerk's Office locations and early voting Nov. 3 will also be available only at the County Clerk's offices. Voting hours vary according to location: Continue Reading »

Archive by year

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014