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S Pinter signs with Grand View University

GRAVETTE -- Stephanie Pinter, a senior at Gravette High School, signed Friday, April 21, to play volleyball at Grand View University, a liberal arts university in Des Moines, Iowa. Continue Reading »

S Lions Golf Classic scheduled May 6

GRAVETTE — The 15th annual Lions Golf Classic is planned for Saturday, May 6, at Scotsdale Golf Course in Bella Vista. Organizers of the event remind golfers that entry deadline for the tournament is Monday, May 1. Entry fee is $65 per person or $82 per person including golf fee. Participation is open to both male and female golfers and will be limited to the first 144 entries. Play will be held, rain or shine. The tournament, sponsored by Gravette High School Boosters, will begin at 8 a.m. Prizes will be given for closest to the pin, longest drive and holes in one. A lunch for all participants will be served at the close of the tournament at the Highlands United Methodist Church. This annual event was organized to benefit Gravette High School and proceeds from the tournament will benefit various GHS activities including athletics, drama, vocal and instrumental music, cheerleaders, academic achievement awards and the arts. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Lions Club sponsoring Live and Learn Day

GRAVETTE — Members of the Gravette Lions Club are finalizing plans for a day of fun and learning scheduled Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, which they are calling the Lions Live and Learn Day, will offer classes tailored to the interests of persons of all ages. It will be held at the Gravette Civic Center, located at the corner of Charlotte Street, S.W., and Third Ave., S.E. Sessions, designed to be both instructive and entertaining, will be offered in five time slots. Each session will last about 45 minutes. Persons attending the free event will be able to select from presentations in five areas of interest during each time slot, running from 9 to 9:45 a.m. to 1 to 1:45 p.m. All sessions are free and no advance registration is required. Class topics and presenters cover a wide range of subjects. Topics include Basic Ukelele Lessons, Mary Bourne; Caves and what you find in them, Paul Linscott, owner of the Spanish Treasure Cave; Friends and Family CPR, Gravette Fire Dept.; Eagles, Joan Reynolds, NWA Master Naturalist; Gravette History, Dodie Evans, John Mitchael and Bob Kelley, long-time Gravette residents; Digital Photography, Jeff Davis; 9-1-1 for Kids, Benton County Emergency Management Team; Fire Wise fire prevention, Gravette Fire Dept.; Food Safety, Benton County Farm Bureau; Upcoming Solar Eclipse, Rick Marshall, Sugar Creek Astronomical Society; Reducing Garden Pests Naturally, JB Portillo, Benton County Master Gardener; and Regrow Vegetables from Scraps, Sheryl Dalke, Benton County Master Gardener.... 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 Gravette museum to host 'My Collections' exhibit Saturday

GRAVETTE — The Gravette Historical Museum will host its annual "My Collections" special exhibit this Saturday, according to an announcement from Steve Mitchael, museum commission chairman. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 in the museum annex, 501 Charlotte Street, S.E. Continue Reading »

S Morel mushrooms, wild greens are gifts of spring

The warm weather of spring encourages all sorts of good things to pop up and grow. One of the joys of living in the Ozarks is all the edible wild plants that can be found in the area. For Jim and I, finding a patch of morel mushrooms is a real treat. Outdoor writer Joel Vance agrees. He wrote in an article in "Country America" many years ago that they were "one of the greatest gifts of spring." 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 Gravette farmers market to open April 15

GRAVETTE — The Gravette farmers' market will open for the 2017 season on Saturday, April 15, according to Beth Patton, co-manager of the market. Market vendors will be set up in the market pavilion in Old Town Park, just east of downtown on Arkansas Highway 72. Hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through November, or until the first frost. Patton and her husband Jack, market co-manager Evelyn McGraw and Paul Mahon will be among the returning vendors. Regular vendors will offer a variety of locally-grown produce, including fresh fruits and vegetables, garden plants and flowers, farm-raised pork, grass-fed Angus beef, eggs, jams and jellies, honey and baked goods. Gayle Williams, of Williams Woodcrafts, will be on hand selling her hand-made pens and several new craft vendors have been lined up, Patton said. Continue Reading »

S OCH Easter Eggstravaganza scheduled Saturday

GRAVETTE -- The Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette will hold its annual Easter Eggstravaganza this Saturday, April 15. Activities will begin at 10 a.m. at the OCH of Gravette Clinic, 1101 Jackson Street, S.W. Continue Reading »

S Smoke on the Border barbecue highly successful event

GRAVETTE — The inaugural Smoke on the Border barbecue event, sponsored by the Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce, was reported to be a highly successful event by all who participated. Thirty-seven teams competed for $6,040 in prize money at the two-day event held April 1 and 2 at the Hiwasse fire station. Continue Reading »