S Obituaries

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S Police arrest Prairie Grove woman convicted of killing infant son

BENTONVILLE -- A Prairie Grove woman convicted of causing the death of her infant son was arrested Tuesday after failing to appear for a court hearing on whether to revoke her probation. Continue Reading »

S Large crowd enjoys Sulphur Independence Day activities

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The annual Independence Day celebration at Sulphur Springs attracted a large crowd again this year as many former residents returned for the popular event. Activities, planned for young and old, kept the crowd entertained throughout the day and into the evening. Continue Reading »

S Watkins new superintendent at Decatur

DECATUR -- Since Jeff Gravette tendered his resignation as superintendent May 23, the Decatur School Board spent the last two weeks reviewing several worthy candidates to take his place. On June 26, the school board announced that Steve Watkins, 46, will take the helm as the new superintendent, effective July 1. Continue Reading »

S The 'Little Miracle' of The Declaration of Independence

The Second Continental Congress, having been convened for six months, had been engaged in the wrestle for or against independence, the vast majority of delegates being decidedly against such drastic action most of this time. Surely there should be a way of reconciling their differences with Great Britain instead. Continue Reading »

S 'Let us search out and examine our ways....'

Weekly Devotion

"Let us search out and examine our ways, and turn back to the Lord; let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven. We have transgressed and rebelled; You have not pardoned." Lamentations 3:40-42 Continue Reading »

S It's time to sign up for Decatur Barbecue events

DECATUR -- Soon it will be barbecue time -- the Decatur Barbecue, to be exact. Continue Reading »

S Arkansas Highway Commission approves bid for Mt. Olive Road project

BENTON COUNTY -- The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements to a roadway in Benton County, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials. Continue Reading »

S Lions Club installs officers, receives member, gives award

GENTRY -- The Gentry Lions Club held a special installation ceremony and dinner for its new officers at its June 25 meeting, received a new member and recognized the service of one of its officers. Continue Reading »

S Planning and zoning commission reviews plat, considers energy code

GENTRY -- The Gentry Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed a plat for the Sunset Ridge subdivision and voted to recommend adoption of the 2014 Arkansas Energy Code at its June 21 regular meeting. Continue Reading »

S Powerlifters receive championship rings

GENTRY -- Students who were a part of Gentry High School's national championship powerlifting team this past school year received their championship rings on Friday. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gravette Assembly of God sets VBS Continue Reading »

S Foosball court dedication opens Gravette Independence Day events

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette Lions Club, including Mayor Kurt Maddox, gathered at the new human foosball court in Pop Allum Park at 6 p.m. Saturday evening for a dedication ceremony. Also attending was Danny White, owner of Cardinal Pawn, who proposed the idea and provided materials for the court. A ribbon cutting was held to officially open the city's newest recreational opportunity. Continue Reading »

S Astrid Marie Holmquist

SILOAM SPRINGS — Astrid Marie Holmquist, 96, of Siloam Springs, died July 2, 2018, at her home. She was born Jan. 31, 1922, in Tyler, Minn., to Jorgen Christensen and Rigmor Therkildsen Christensen. Continue Reading »

Brayleigh Hook

GRAVETTE — Brayleigh Hook Brayleigh Hook, 1, of Gravette, died June 27, 2018. She was born to Cheyanne Hook and Cody Bates on Oct. 23, 2016, at Siloam Springs. Survivors include her parents, Cheyanne Hook and Cody Bates; and brother, Remington. Visitation is from 12 to 1 p.m., Saturday, at The Church on the Hill in Gravette. The funeral is at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Church on the Hill, with burial to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Gravette. Arrangements are by Epting Funeral Home of Gravette. Continue Reading »

American revolution successful because citizens had guns

Many may not remember their basic U.S. History courses as to why the Second Amendment exists in the first place. Certainly, when enacted, there was no thought of restricting the type of firearm, or where, or who could carry. So its placement as the second most valued freedom in the Bill of Rights had nothing to do with personal safety or hunting, these were already assumed. Continue Reading »

My mom doesn't know me anymore

My mom doesn't know me anymore. She says I look familiar and is happy to see me but can't quite place me. Apparently, I must look a little like someone she once knew and went to school with years ago, or maybe she faintly remembers me. Continue Reading »

Freedom Festival to include car show, rides, pageants

GENTRY -- In addition to the musical performers who will entertain those who attend the 105th annual Freedom Festival on Wednesday, July 4, numerous other events and activities will be taking place in the Gentry City Park. A car show will be held on the north side of the park, with cars on display much of the day. For more information, contact Tammie Runyan at 479-238-4979 or t.runyan@cox.net. Entry forms are available on the Gentry Chamber of Commerce website: www.gentrychamberof commerce.com. For the children, there will be inflatable rides, a petting zoo from Wild Wilderness Safari, and a kid's zone tent. Continue Reading »

Gravette's Independence Day celebration set Saturday

GRAVETTE -- City of Gravette officials and members of the Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce invite all to: "Bring a lawn chair and come, join us at Pop Allum Park for an Independence Day celebration!" The annual celebration and fireworks show is set for this Saturday, June 30, with the fireworks set to begin about 9 p.m. The evening will kick off at 5 p.m. with exhibition games at the new human foosball court recently completed by members of the Gravette Lions Club. Continue Reading »

Freedom Festival has long history in Gentry

GENTRY -- This year's Freedom Festival in Gentry City Park is billed as the 105th annual celebration because the Gentry July Fourth celebration was officially sanctioned as a Gentry celebration by city ordinance in 1913 -- hmm, if the first was in 1913, it would take an additional 105 celebrations to include next week's celebration, making this one the 106th -- possibly. Continue Reading »

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