S Look who's 40 a second time!

The family of Bill Mitchell invites all who know Bill to come by and wish him a happy 80th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Family Life Center at Victory Baptist Church, 1120 E. Main Street (east of Dollar General) in Gentry. Continue Reading »

S Child porn nets federal pen for Sulphur Springs man

FAYETTEVILLE -- A Sulphur Springs man was sentenced to federal prison Nov. 29 for downloading child pornography. Continue Reading »

S Health Department Inspections

Following are a listing of local Health Department inspections. Critical violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness. Continue Reading »

S Up for Adoption

Westside Eagle Observer/SUBMITTED Sweetie is a pit bull/shepherd mix about 2 years old. She is named for her disposition -- just a sweetheart. Call Mark at 479-212-0632 for more information or to see her. Continue Reading »

S Jabez Health has moved to Main Street

GRAVETTE — Gravette's health food store is ending the year in a new location. Bob Boling and his wife Jackie, owners and operators of Jabez Health, have recently moved their business from Highway 59 to 125 Main Street S.E. Boling started the business in 2000 in the building which is now the police station.... Continue Reading »

S Pioneers fall at buzzer to Lincoln Wolves

GENTRY -- Lincoln sunk the winning shot at the buzzer after being behind most of the game to pull off a 56-54 win in boys' basketball Friday at Gentry. The Wolves made five 3-point shots. Sterling Morphis led Lincoln with a game-high 23 points. Brance Sugg added 18 and Troy Sugg 12. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs take second win during Holiday Hoops tournament

DECATUR -- Peterson Gym came alive Nov. 29 as fans cheered on the Lady Bulldogs to their second victory of the season when they overwhelmed the Lady Warriors from Life Way Christian High School in the second round of the Decatur Holiday Hoops basketball tournament in Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Gentry girls have winning week on basketball court

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers picked up two big wins last week on the basketball court against the visiting Lady Wolves on Friday and the Lady Saints on Nov. 28. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs lose both games during Decatur Holiday Hoops torunament

DECATUR -- Players, coaches and fans from around Arkansas and southern Missouri flocked to Decatur to participate in the fifth annual Decatur Holiday Hoops Classic Tournament at Peterson Gym Nov. 27-30 and Dec. 2. Continue Reading »

S It's OK to be a little laid back at this time of the year

We did our best to deplete the turkey population in our nation and, by golly, I worked harder than anyone for an extra week! I am doing the turkey trot instead of walking. I ate sandwiches, salads, stews, soups and casseroles containing that wonderful bird and just before I tired of it, it was gone! I am a blessed man! Continue Reading »

S We need God to intervene and save us!

Weekly Devotion

"You meet him who rejoices and does righteousness, who remembers You in Your ways. You are indeed angry, for we have sinned -- in these ways we continue; and we need to be saved. But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. And there is no one who calls on Your name, who stirs himself up to take hold of You; for You have hidden Your face from us, and have consumed us because of our iniquities." Isaiah 64:5-7 (Read v. 1-9) Continue Reading »

S Breakfast at Miss Mary's, or not!

The Sunday morning after Thanksgiving dawned bright and early, mostly because the neighbor's dog was barking his fool head off. The barking woke me up and, trust me, I am not an early morning person. I tried to ignore the insistent barking for a while but finally got up and opened the bathroom window to shout at the offending animal. Continue Reading »

S Did I roll my windows up?

It was Wednesday morning. I mean it was almost last Wednesday morning when something woke me up. Let me clarify the "up" at the end of that sentence. All the linguists say it's not correct, but how many of us say "I woke up" when we're telling a story about early rising ... or when something rocks the recliner, waking one up from dreamland that includes visions of sugar plums dancing in the head. I digress and, by the way, "I digress" is a couple of words quite often used by columnists. Not communists. Continue Reading »

S Boss, Hammond crowned basketball queen and king in Gentry

GENTRY — Hannah Boss was crowned basketball homecoming queen and Ethan Hammond was crowned homecoming king during coronation ceremonies Friday night at Gentry High School which preceded the varsity basketball games. Continue Reading »

S Decatur wastewater treatment plant receives construction permit

DECATUR — After two years of studies, engineering reports, bond issues and a lot of sleepless nights for both the mayor and the public works director, the Decatur wastewater treatment plant received a permit to begin retrofitting the eight-year-old facility near Austin Road in western Decatur. Continue Reading »

S 'O Christmas Tree' theme of Gentry Christmas parade on Saturday

GENTRY — The annual chamber-sponsored Gentry Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 9, on Gentry's Main Street. Lineup (at Railroad Avenue and Main Street) begins at 5:30 p.m. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. and will proceed west down Gentry's Main Street. Continue Reading »

S Decatur Christmas Parade set for Friday

DECATUR — The Decatur Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Christmas parade through downtown Decatur on Friday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. The theme for this year's event is "A Very Merry Decatur Christmas." The lineup for the parade begins at 5:30 p.m. in front of Decatur City Hall on Maple Avenue in Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Lions roar past Pirates

Girls and boys win in Nov. 28 home contests

GRAVETTE — Gravette forward Bailey Soule' beat a Greenland defender to a loose ball in the final seconds of the first quarter Nov. 28. After bringing the ball into the frontcourt, he hit Kelton Trembly for a buzzer-beater. Soule's hustle play kicked off an 11-0 Gravette run and, from there, the Lions never trailed on their way to a 56-41 win against Greenland. "That was huge," Gravette coach Matt Busch said. "I just got through praising Bailey. He was our heart and soul tonight. Bailey is our energy guy and our on-court leader. He's definitely a guy everybody kind of feeds off. Buzzer beaters, dunks, anything like that, that's going to get kids going at any level." Following Trembly's floater, Gravette reeled off the first nine points of the second quarter to grab a 20-10 edge. Trembly added a pair of 3-pointers, while SoulĂ©, Colby McCarthey and Chris Childress also added a bucket. Gravette's defense picked up as well, holding Greenland to 2 of 6 from the floor in the second to grab a 26-16 halftime lead.... Continue Reading »

S Marvin Leroy Browers

DECATUR — Marvin Leroy Browers, 79, of Decatur, died Dec. 2, 2017, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. He was born June 11, 1938, in Decatur, to Marvin H. Browers and Viola Grace Browers. Continue Reading »

S Vincent S. Schroeder

GRAVETTE — Vincent S. Schroeder, 54, of Gravette, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at a local skilled care center. He was born Sept. 7, 1963. Continue Reading »

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