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S Isabella Dell crowned Miss Gravette 2017

GRAVETTE — Isabella Dell was crowned Miss Gravette 2017 at the competition held Saturday in Kindley Park. She also earned the title of Miss Congeniality. She received a $250 cash prize, a crown, sash, flowers, and bag of gifts. AnnaBeth Wilkerson, 20, was first runner-up and Darlene McVay, 17, was second runner-up. Mackenzie Stewart was crowned Miss Teen Gravette and received a $100 cash prize. Mackenzie, 14, is the daughter of Paul and Marlena Russell of Gravette. Isabella Holloway, 13, was first runner-up and Tiffany Wheeler, 15, was second runner-up. A total of nine pageants were held during the Gravette Day competition, with judging in age groups for Pretty Baby (age 11 months and under) all the way up to Miss Gravette. Crowns for pageant winners 13 and under were sponsored by Peek-a-Bootique in Gravette. Following is a list of winners in the various divisions.... Continue Reading »

S "Trains, Planes and Main Street" 2017 Gravette Day theme

GRAVETTE — The weather cooperated beautifully to make Gravette Day 2017 a resounding success. Some light raindrops fell during the afternoon, but the heavier showers held off until evening when the day's events had concluded. "Planes, Trains and Main Street" was chosen as the theme of this year's celebration, and Mayor Kurt Maddox and area officials held a ribbon cutting for the recently completed Main Street improvements at midday. Continue Reading »

S Council members hear reports, set agenda

GRAVETTE -- City Council members heard reports from several department heads at their committee of the whole meeting Thursday, Aug. 10, at city hall. Continue Reading »

S Board approves food vendor, student transfers, staff changes

GRAVETTE -- Bill Hayford, business manager for the Gravette School District, gave a preliminary budget report at a special meeting of the board Thursday, Aug. 3. He reported that a telephone update had been done which was expensive but should result in substantial savings on future phone bills. Hayford said that 82 percent of the operating budget goes for employee salaries and benefits. Continue Reading »

S Epting Funeral Home now open in Gravette

GRAVETTE — With the opening of the Epting Funeral Home in the former Farmers' Supply building at 209 Second Avenue S.W., near the intersection of Arkansas Highways 59 and 72, Gravette once again has a funeral home in town. The business offers funeral services for families everywhere in western Benton County and has a funeral chapel on site. Continue Reading »

S Pot Rasslers win Dutch oven cook-off

GRAVETTE -- Pot Rasslers, the brother and sister team of Jesse Beeks and Jane Beeks from Farmington, was the first place overall winner and won $150 in the fifth annual Gravette Day Dutch oven cook-off. The team also took first place in the main dish category with its chicken cordon bleu, second place in breads with its Italian rolls and second place in desserts, preparing both apple dumplings and Kentucky bourbon cake. Continue Reading »

S Museum plans fifth Dutch Oven Cook-off

The Gravette Historical Museum announced plans for hosting its fifth annual Dutch Oven Cook-off on Gravette Day. The event will take place on the grounds of the museum on Saturday, Aug. 12, with cooking beginning at 8 a.m. Judging will begin at 1 p.m., a public tasting will begin at 2 p.m. and winners will be announced at 3 p.m. Continue Reading »

S Annual car, truck and bike show is popular event

Chris and Tina Crose, owners and operators of Imagine Before and After School Care, are once again chairpersons for the annual Gravette Day car, truck and bike show. All proceeds from the show will benefit Imagine programs. The event will be held in the 400 block of Charlotte Street. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Day arts, crafts show scheduled Aug. 12

Area artists and craftsmen are being solicited to participate in an arts and crafts show on Gravette Day, Saturday, Aug. 12. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Day coming up on Saturday

GRAVETTE — Gravette Day 2017 will be held Saturday, Aug. 12. “Planes, Trains and Main Street … A Salute to Our Iconic History and Great Future!” has been chosen as the theme for this year’s event. Gravette Day begins with the annual Kiwanis pancake breakfast from 6:30 to 10 a.m. at the Gravette Middle School cafeteria.... Continue Reading »