S Church celebrates 120th anniversary

GRAVETTE -- Members of the First Christian Church in Gravette hosted an anniversary celebration Saturday, Sept. 29, to commemorate the church's 120th year in existence. About 60 guests attended the special celebration. The celebration began in the sanctuary of the church where pastor Donald Miller greeted guests and thanked them for coming. John Mitchael, a church board member, then welcomed everyone and spoke about the blessings the church had experienced during its existence. Bob Kelley, another board member, gave a brief history of the church, telling how, in the spring of 1898, "after counting the cost," members began building the structure with lumber hauled by wagon from 10 miles away. The building was completed, except for the seats, in September 1898, at a cost of $400. Kelley pointed out that the native walnut pews in the sanctuary are the original pews built by early church members. Continue Reading »

S A personal relationship with Jesus or fellowship with God?

Answers from the Bible

We hear much talk these days about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and, while the concept is not necessarily bad, it's not exactly Biblical. Fellowship, on the other hand, is a Biblical concept and something which believers have with God the Father through faith in the Son, Jesus Christ. Continue Reading »

S Gentry man accused of biting and fleeing officers on Monday

Jose Arroyo Sandoval, 34, of Gentry, was arrested on Monday in connection with fleeing from police and assaulting officers -- including biting one officer multiple times, according to the Siloam Springs Police Department. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gentry's State Police drivers' testing site closing Continue Reading »

S Benton County officials OK new radio system

BENTONVILLE -- The Benton County Quorum Court on Thursday approved spending $3.75 million Thursday for a new radio system for the Sheriff's Office and Jail and other departments. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Kiwanis Club installs new officers

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette Kiwanis Club installed new officers for the 2018-2019 club year at a special dinner meeting Monday, Sept. 24, at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity and Wellness Center. David Bailey of Gravette, lieutenant governor MOARK Kiwanis District 19, served as installing officer. Continue Reading »

S Westrick crowned Gravette homecoming queen

GRAVETTE -- Though the football game didn't go as planned, the fans were delighted by the Gravette homecoming ceremonies as the class maids and senior queen candidates were escorted to their places on the football field and the announcements were made. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs off on Friday

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldogs were idle on Friday as they prepare for another long road trip Oct. 5 when they travel to south Arkansas to face the Hermitage Hermits at Hermitage. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers bring home first win of season

GENTRY -- The Pioneers returned from Berryville on Friday night with their first victory of the season, defeating the Bobcats, 27-13, in the conference game. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs wins big at home

DECATUR -- For the Decatur Lady Bulldogs, the Sept. 25 varsity volleyball match against the Northwest Arkansas Classic Academy Lady Spartans could be the final contest played at Peterson Gym in Decatur this season. So the girls wanted to leave the old gym in style, with a big win against the Lady Spartans in three straight sets. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions take down Lady Eagles in close match at home

GRAVETTE -- Gravette fans had plenty of reason to celebrate Sept. 25 in the old gym at Gravette High School when the Lady Lions took down the Lady Eagles of Huntsville in a very close match. Continue Reading »

S Gentry girls play hard to stay in match against Pea Ridge

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers fell to the Lady Blackhawks of Pea Ridge on Thursday, 25-16, 25-10 and 28-26, with the Gentry girls putting up a tremendous fight to stay in the match in the third set. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

Sue A. Dunnaway Woods Continue Reading »

S Arrests

Siloam Springs Continue Reading »

S Things don't always go as planned, even for a 'great man'

I think I passed the test! My youngest grand told me she could do something I can't do, and we proceeded to the barn to test this theory. She said testing my ability to be a great man was important and, so, I was getting sorta concerned; remember I am not young and spry anymore! We climbed up the square bale stack and sat on the top bale -- not my favorite activity, but she spends time playing in the hay. She signaled to be very still and quiet, listen carefully and "pay attention." Continue Reading »

S 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 What does God require of me?

Weekly Devotion

"And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, to keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?" Deuteronomy 10:12-13 Continue Reading »

S Little old drummer boy, barumpa-bum-bum

I don't have an actual bucket list of things I would like to do written down, per se, but there are a few things that, if given the time, I would like to pursue. And learning to play drums has long been one of the items on my to-do list. So, after my brothers and I returned home from our vacation in Colorado and Utah (around the middle of June), I got in contact with Matt Fincher at Arkansas Musicworks in Bentonville and arranged to have a session with him to see if I had the aptitude to learn drums. Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse fall festival offers fun for all ages

HIWASSE -- The weather cooperated beautifully for this year's Hiwasse fall festival; and a bright, sunny day greeted those who came out for the event. Tables were set up under the trees in the area around the community building and many stopped there to visit with friends and neighbors. Others congregated under the pavilion in the park to greet fellow classmates from Gravette High School for an alumni luncheon. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Lions Club plans White Cane Day

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette Lions Club will hold their annual White Cane Day Saturday, Oct. 13. They will have tables set up at CV's Family Foods and at Dollar General and will be accepting donations to help with their sight conservation work. Continue Reading »

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