Recent Stories

S Celebrating seven years in business

GRAVETTE — Larry "Grumpy" Jones, owner and operator of Grumpy's Coffee Shop on Arkansas Highway 59 in Gravette, held a birthday party Saturday, March 3, to celebrate his seventh year in business. The small shop was crowded most of the morning and early afternoon as many customers and friends came by to wish "Grumpy" well. Festive banners and balloons decorated both the outside and the interior of the building. Drawings were held for door prizes. Continue Reading »

S Council hears citizen complaint, sees new air packs

GRAVETTE — Jimmy Denver spoke during the public comment period at the beginning of the city council committee of the whole meeting Thursday, March 8 and asked council members to take a close look at the planning commission and its procedures, saying that city planning has long been an issue. Continue Reading »

S Ground broken for new human foosball court

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette Lions Club gathered at Pop Allum Park Saturday morning, March 3, to break ground for the city's new human foosball court. Mayor Kurt Maddox was present and helped man the shovel to turn the first earth. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions given warm send-off

GRAVETTE -- The weather was cool and rainy Wednesday, Feb. 28, but there was plenty of warmth surrounding the Gravette Lady Lions as they departed on their journey to the state basketball tournament. Taos Jones, the assistant principal at Gravette High School, planned and organized a send-off for the team. Students at Gravette schools, local business owners and Gravette citizens all joined in to show their support for the girls and cheer them on as they departed for the competition. Continue Reading »

S NWA Cattlemen and Cattlewomen to hold annual pie auction

WESTSIDE -- Members of the Northwest Arkansas Cattlemen and Cattlewomen clubs are finalizing plans for their annual pie auction. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Maysville Community Building. Continue Reading »

S Middle school students create Little Free Libraries

GRAVETTE -- Students in Pam Page's gifted and talented classes at Gravette Middle School have been involved in a special project to help promote reading. Youngsters in her sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade classes are building Little Free Libraries to be sent to areas in rural Arkansas that have no libraries. Six of the libraries are almost complete, two in each of her three classes. Page says all of her students love to read and want to share their love of reading with others. They were inspired by their participation in R-I-S-E Arkansas, Governor Asa Hutchinson's Reading Initiative for Student Excellence. One goal of the R-I-S-E campaign is "to build a culture of reading." Students started by simply making lists for others of books they had particularly enjoyed reading. That small idea mushroomed into the free library project. A check on the R-I-S-E website showed the students that there are areas in the state that, unlike Benton County, have very few libraries. Drew County, where the free libraries built in Gravette will be installed, has only three libraries in the entire county. Continue Reading »

S Gravette teachers recognized, donation made for special education

GRAVETTE -- Alan Rutledge, president of the board of Autism Involves Me (AIM), and Paula Towle, AIM executive director, were present at the Feb. 19 meeting of the Gravette School Board to recognize Gravette teachers Neka Lundquist and Stacy Bingham for taking the initiative to reach out and request funds that will benefit students with special needs in their school. Continue Reading »

S Gravette School Board votes to expel three students

GRAVETTE -- A hearing for the expulsion of a high school student was held preceding the Feb. 19 meeting of the Gravette school board. Board members voted to expel the student for the rest of the 2017-2018 school year. The student will be allowed to attend summer school. A plan for counseling must be in place before the student is allowed to re-enroll in school. The reason for the expulsion was not released. Continue Reading »

S Foosball court groundbreaking scheduled this Saturday

GRAVETTE -- Groundbreaking will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, for the city's new human foosball court. The court, sponsored by the Gravette Lions Club, is to be located near the skate park in Pop Allum Park. Lions Club members, sponsor Danny White and city officials will all be present for the groundbreaking. All area citizens are invited to attend. Continue Reading »

S Council accepts Pop Allum bid, approves budget adjustments

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette city council, at their regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 22, voted to accept the low bid of $363,751.60 for improvements at Pop Allum Park. The bid, from Ground Zero Construction, will cover parking improvements and construction of soccer fields. Continue Reading »