S Decatur athletics program receives donation from Walmart Neighborhood Market

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S Senior boys finish with win at home

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldog senior boys returned to Peterson Gym for their final game of the 2014-15 basketball season Feb. 12 as they took on the Leftwich Rattlers from Magazine. For six senior boys and two girls it would be the last time they would play before a home crowd in Peterson Gym. Continue Reading »

S Clearing out vermin would have been judicious

I am enamored by the warm sun and gentle breeze. That is not mine originally. I do not write pretty little snippets of words, but I like that phrase and it was true for me. I had to look up some of the words. My close relative says things to me just to keep me confused.... Continue Reading »

S Father of our Nation deserves his own holiday

After looking through the pages of this year's calendar, I've come to the conclusion that it's time -- past time -- for America and Americans to again pay special tribute and recognition to "The Father of Our Country." Continue Reading »

S I've taken in plenty of strays over the years

I am a sucker for strays and, over the years, I have taken in quite a few. I don't always keep them, as my oldest sister can attest! I have probably given her three or four dogs, and oh, yeah, two of them were pregnant! But she has always been a good sport about it. Continue Reading »

S City crews work overtime to repair water break

GRAVETTE -- Quite a fountain of water was shooting up alongside Arkansas Highway 72 west of Gravette late Friday afternoon after cable crews working in the area accidentally cut into city water lines. Continue Reading »

S Maysville News

We had some more warm days but sure had a change Sunday night. We got a mixture of sleet and snow and several closings resulted from the bad weather. Continue Reading »

S Not bothered by the snow

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S Gentry Shining Stars

Gentry Shining Stars Continue Reading »

S Taking Advantage of a Snow Day

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S Seniors celebrate Valentines

GRAVETTE -- Valentine's Day is sometimes called a day of hearts and flowers, and there were plenty of both decorating the Billy V. Hall Senior Center Friday night. About 50 people enjoyed the annual February potluck, and there was lots of love to warm the hearts of all despite the chilly night. Continue Reading »

S Gravette's chamber banquet draws much local support

GRAVETTE -- Pharmacists Ron Teasley, of Teasley Drug, and Ken Austin, of Austin Drug, were honored last Thursday night as Citizens of the Year at the annual Gravette Chamber of Commerce banquet. They were presented plaques in appreciation for their many contributions to the city of Gravette by Chamber treasurer Rickie Stark. Stark praised both Teasley and Austin for their willingness to always help with any project to enhance the city. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

Evelyn Lahoma Dillon Continue Reading »

S Yes, I'm scared smart cars would be the death of me

Yes, I'm a little afraid about the breaking news that Apple is working on an iCar which will drive itself, following voice commands spoken by a passenger to Siri. Continue Reading »

S 'About Town' by Decatur Mayor Bob Tharp

February brings with it a hint of Spring on the way and longer days. Since February is being highlighted this year as "Library Month," we would like to encourage everyone to visit our library. Continue Reading »

S Regarding the Sabbath

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S Senior Center Menus

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S Winter's mix closes schools

Gentry Public Schools and Decatur Public Schools closed Monday, Feb. 16, due to inclement weather. Gentry and Decatur schools remained closed on Tuesday and Wednesday due to poor road conditions. Gravette schools were closed Tuesday but reopened Wednesday with limited bus service. Continue Reading »

S Committee recommends changes to proposed mobile vendor ordinance

GENTRY -- The economic development committee on Thursday reviewed a number of proposed changes to the ordinance regulating mobile food vendors in Gentry. Among suggestions was the removal of the $50 annual permit fee.... Continue Reading »

S Mayor explains grant withdrawal letter

SPRINGTOWN -- Arguing that the unanimous council vote in October only authorized but did not mandate the mayor to apply for a grant to fund a walking-trail project in Springtown, Preston Barrett, Springtown's new mayor, on Feb. 10, defended his action to withdraw the grant application submitted by Paul Lemke, Springtown's previous mayor. Continue Reading »

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