S Gravette, still the 'heart of hometown America'

A stone sign welcomes visitors at the top of the hill at the intersection of Arkansas Highways 59 and 72. Gravette is the fastest growing town in Benton County -- not in population, but in area. The community of Hiwasse and adjacent areas have been annexed and have become a part of the city, and the addition of nearly 6,000 acres nearly tripled Gravette's size. Continue Reading »

S Letter to the Editor

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S Trump defies constitutional separation of powers with Syrian attack

Even though President Donald Trump believes it proper to bomb Syria, a country that has done us no harm, he has no constitutional authority to do so. Because weak Congresses have not punished previous presidents, both Democrat and Republican, when they did the same, it does not make it constitutional. Continue Reading »

S Council approves lot splits, land sale at special meeting

GRAVETTE -- A special city council meeting was held at the April council committee of the whole meeting at which two ordinances were passed. One ordinance approves a lot split for Reuven Ginton on 6th Avenue, S.W., and the other approves a lot split for Dwight Stidham at 13282 Stidham Lane in the Hiwasse community. Both ordinances passed unanimously. Continue Reading »

S Five actions you can take to keep blood sugar at healthy levels

Diabetes affects nearly 30 million people in the United States -- a stunning 10 percent of the overall population. And recent research reveals that diabetes is now the third leading cause of death, not the seventh, as was previously thought. Perhaps the most concerning statistic is that one in four persons living with diabetes is unaware that they have the disease. Continue Reading »

S Finance director explains city audit and use of city software for more efficient accounting

GENTRY -- Two city finance committee meetings were held on April 12 at city hall to advise council members on accounting changes and improvements being made at city hall, especially in regard to water department accounts. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

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S Gentry Library has distinguished visitors

GENTRY -- On Thursday, April 6, the Gentry Public Library had two distinguished visitors, Cameron Reilly and Dakota Farmer. These two young men attend the eighth-grade Gentry Middle School Careers class, taught by Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Wilson. They were job shadowing Karen McGehee, one of the circulation clerks at GPL. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs win three games on the road

DECATUR -- With opening game jitters behind them after the loss to Omaha April 7, the Decatur Bulldog baseball team got back on track with three victories on the road April 11 and 13 to begin its second week of conference action. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs win first game of season, split doubleheader.

DECATUR -- The Decatur Lady Bulldogs softball team won its first game of the 2017 season when they traveled to Jasper to take on the Lady Pirates in a doubleheader. Continue Reading »

S USAO's newest round of scholarship recipients enrolls in classes

Local freshman scholar to attend university this fall

CHICKASHA, Okla. -- The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma recently enrolled 25 freshmen who have been awarded one or more of the scholarships that the university offers. Among those who received a scholarship was Destiny Bolles of Gentry. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions continue shutouts and wins

GRAVETTE -- Cally Kildow threw another shutout on Friday when the Lady Lions defeated the visting Lady Bobcats from Berryville. She pitched four innings, struck out 12 batters and walked none. Continue Reading »

S Gentry girls win Siloam Springs softball tournament

SILOAM SPRINGS -- The Lady Pioneers of Gentry put three runs on the board in the bottom of the first and another run in both the third and fourth innings to defeat the Lady Bulldogs of Fayetteville and win Saturday's softball tournament in Siloam Springs, 5-1. Continue Reading »

S Decatur loses at home against Gentry

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldog soccer team continued to struggle last week and dropped two contests, one on the road and another at home, due to injuries and conflicts with other sports. Continue Reading »

S Gravette teams finish second in Pioneer Relays

GENTRY — Gravette's boys' and girls' track teams finished in second place in Thursday's Pioneer Relays held at Gentry High School, with the boys scoring 108 points and the girls, 124.5 points in the meet. Decatur girls finished in fifth place, and the Decatur boys in 10th. Gentry finished sixth in the boys' events and 10th in the girls' competition. Continue Reading »

S Easter egg hunt in Gentry has large turnout

GENTRY -- With multicolored eggs scattered across the ground in designated areas at Gentry City Park, it was hard for the smaller children to wait until the egg hunt officially began on Saturday afternoon in the Gentry park. But then the countdown came -- 10, 9, 8... -- and when zero announced, children (some with the help of parents) scrambled to pick up eggs in the hope that one of the eggs would be a winner. Continue Reading »

S Committee of the whole receives reports and updates

GRAVETTE -- A short public hearing was held at the start of the April meeting of the city council committee of the whole to review a lot split for Dwight Stidham in the Hiwasse community. No one was present to speak for or against the lot split, so the hearing was closed. Continue Reading »

S Joy is experienced in a million different ways

No, I am not through with the spring cattle roundup. We have a couple more days -- full days -- ahead of us. It was going good and there were not any big wrecks, just takes time to do all the things right. We are down to not any extra help from grands and so we are trying to hire another hand for tomorrow. I should say, they are looking for a hand; I am looking for supper and the bed! Continue Reading »

S Shop talk with a grandson

In the woodworking shop, my grandson Landon and I have been building a craftsman style settle which is just another name for a wood-framed sofa. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers lose two on the road last week

GENTRY -- On the heels of an 8-7 win over Huntsville on April 7, the Gentry baseball team fell to Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove on the road last week by scores of 14-1 and 10-2, respectively. Continue Reading »

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