S Teeds celebrate 50th

David and Teresa Teed, of Sulphur Springs, celebrated their 50th anniversary Aug. 18 at the Gravette Holiness Bible School cafeteria. Continue Reading »

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S Benton County panel OKs new radio plan

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace on Thursday recommended spending $3.75 million for a new radio system for the Sheriff's Office, jail and other departments, with a promise to consider more money to help smaller fire and police departments buy needed new radios. Continue Reading »

S Council approves $160 million tax-abatement plan for McKee Foods

GENTRY -- After a brief public hearing on the issue, Gentry City Council, in its regular meeting on Monday, approved a tax-abatement plan for McKee Foods Corporation on three readings with a single vote, and with an emergency clause attached. Continue Reading »

S Northside students treated to magic show with message

DECATUR -- Say the magic word and, PUFF, the magic wand disappears within the pages of a rolled up newspaper. This is what students from Northside Elementary School encountered during a magic show in Decatur Aug. 30. But the assembly in the school cafeteria was more than just a mere magic show; it carried a message about electrical safety. Continue Reading »

S Globalism succeeding on the world stage

Those of us who have taught international issues for decades have something to offer those who have not. Internationalism, new world order, world order and globalism are synonyms for world government. Other terms such as inter-nationalism, multilateralism, politicization, integration, free trade, commonality, convergence, unification, harmonization and open borders are often used in conjunction with these synonyms to make them more fashionable and acceptable. Continue Reading »

S I am sure the most-helped feller in the state

Someday when I get rich I am gonna take the entire week off and go to one of those big fancy ranches that raise the cattle you see in the slick breed books. I was waiting on a salesman in the tractor dealership and sat down by some magazines, picked one up and was amazed. They have barns covering ten acres and all kinds of facilities to use for taking care of their cattle. I was turning green with envy when the feller showed up to help me. All I wanted was a tire for my close relative's lawn mower. Continue Reading »

S Do you sow to the flesh or the Spirit?

Weekly Devotion

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." Galatians 6:7-8 Continue Reading »

S Tired Iron show goes on despite threats of rain

GENTRY -- Last weekend was the 27th annual fall show of the Tired Iron of the Ozarks. And, once again, the show offered the opportunity for young and old to see and learn about old tractors, engines, farm implements and household machines and gadgets which were commonly used as a part of everyday life in the region in years past. Continue Reading »

S Springtown plans fall festival, hears updates

SPRINGTOWN -- The town council heard of fall festival plans at its Aug. 14 meeting according to draft minutes. The fall festival is planned for Oct. 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the town's park. According to draft minutes, donations are being solicited, Tyson Foods will supply the chicken and hot dogs. The festival will feature "About God's Business," a group which sings bluegrass gospel music. Continue Reading »

S Fall is just around the corner

I'm always excited to see the first cool snap of the season. There's something about a cool morning in the fall that is invigorating, especially after the dog days of summer. Fortunately, for our area, this summer has seen more moisture than normal with greener pastures and lawns. Such is not always the case for northwest Arkansas. Usually, in August you can relax about the mowing and still keep your lawn looking nice, but this year, except for one brief period, I have had to keep on top of the mowing in order to keep the grass from gaining the upper hand. Continue Reading »

S Tiny houses for homeless being built in Siloam Springs

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Residents got a chance recently to see inside the four tiny houses being built near the East Kenwood Missionary Baptist Church. The houses, which range from 400 to 600 square feet, will provide transitional housing for homeless families through Genesis House. The nonprofit organization is a day shelter that provides a place to take showers, do laundry, have a hot meal, use the phone and get referrals to other agencies. More information about the tiny house project and JumpStart program is available on the Genesis House website, genesishousesiloam.com. The organization has provided limited emergency housing through hotel vouchers in the past. Genesis House has offered a JumpStart program for the past 18 months, housing families in rental properties for 90 days. Continue Reading »

S Sgt. Hatler earns medal of honor for reconnaissance mission

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- On May 28, a wreath was laid on the grave of Sgt. M. Waldo Hatler in the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Sulphur Springs. Photos of the ceremony appeared in the June 20 issue of the Westside Eagle Observer but nothing was said in the paper about what Hatler did in WWI to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. What follows is a summary. Hatler (Jan. 6, 1894 - Aug. 31, 1967) was a sergeant in the United States Army during World War I and received the Medal of Honor for heroism near Pouilly, France, on Nov. 8, 1918. Only 119 Medals of Honor were issued for service in WWI, and Sgt. Hatler's grave is the only grave of a WWI veteran who earned the award in Benton County. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs lose to Hermits in their first game of the reborn eight-man football league

DECATUR -- Eight-man football made its return to Northwest Arkansas on Friday as the Decatur Bulldogs and the visiting Hermitage Hermits made their first entry into the new league at Bulldog Stadium in Decatur. When Decatur began its first football program in 1956, eight-man football in Arkansas was a very popular venue for small schools. In the mid-sixties, the program changed to the eleven-man format, which continued until 2017. Hermitage, located between Warren and El Dorado near the Louisiana border, traveled 330 miles, a five-hour trip to Decatur for the game. Because the league is new, most of the six other schools, including Decatur, will have similar travel times. The Hermits received the opening kick. They marched it downfield to around the 20-yard line before Decatur stopped them short of a first down, giving the Bulldogs the ball.... Continue Reading »

S What happens when we die?

Answers from the Bible

What happens when we die? People have many opinions on the subject, but God's Word, the Bible, teaches that "it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). Since the next thing for us after death is God's judgment, how do you wish to be judged by God? If you wish to be judged on the basis of God's law, you should know that God demands perfect obedience. The Bible says, "The soul that sinneth, it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:20); and "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). Continue Reading »

S Suffer when you need to

Burying friends is a job no one enjoys; it is a misery no matter how you say it. It is too soon to die even if they are near a century in age because death is so final for us left behind. We did our duty this week and put a good neighbor and friend away proper like and paid our respects to the family. Being solemn doesn't look good on me and trying to hide leaking eyes is a hard job. I know it is natural but makes me feel sorta like a sissy. Continue Reading »

S Jesus makes undeserving sinners whole

Weekly Devotion

"And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid. For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter. And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed." Mark 7:24-30 Continue Reading »

S You can't outrun your mouth

I suppose the title of this article could be taken in different ways, but today I am writing to anyone who is endeavoring to lose a little weight -- or, perhaps, more than a little. There seem to be a number of myths floating around when it comes to weight loss and healthy eating and I want to look at a couple of them to see if they bear up under scrutiny. Continue Reading »

S The chilling pain of frozen shoulder syndrome

Simple activities like taking a book off an overhead shelf can be impossible when you have a frozen shoulder. Continue Reading »

S CFR globalists want North American Union

The key component in the globalist bid for world government has been its transcending nation states into regional governments, ending national sovereignty, then later, these into a world government. North America must one day be a single country commonly referred to as the North American Union, following the model used for the European Union. Americans must be made to accept open borders. Continue Reading »

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