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S Large crowd comes out to see Gravette's Christmas parade

GRAVETTE -- The weather cooperated beautifully and mild temperatures greeted folks who came out to enjoy Gravette's "Dreaming of a White Christmas" parade on the evening of Dec. 2. Taking advantage of the mild December day, a large crowd of area residents lined the streets to watch the annual holiday event. Several people attended an open house at the Gravette public library, held during the hour preceding the parade. Hot-spiced cider, a cheese ball and crackers and cheesecake squares were served; and youngsters were allowed to make candy-cane tree ornaments to take home. They could also select a snowman from the library's tree. Continue Reading »

S Gravette council members hear department reports

GRAVETTE -- Gravette City Council members heard reports from several city department heads at their monthly committee of the whole meeting Thursday, Dec. 7. Chuck Skaggs, police chief, reported the police department had responded.... Continue Reading »

S Jabez Health has moved to Main Street

GRAVETTE — Gravette's health food store is ending the year in a new location. Bob Boling and his wife Jackie, owners and operators of Jabez Health, have recently moved their business from Highway 59 to 125 Main Street S.E. Boling started the business in 2000 in the building which is now the police station.... Continue Reading »

S Gravette library hosts "Star Party"

GRAVETTE — Gravette Public Library hosted a "Star Party" Friday, Nov. 17, on Main Street in Gravette. Telescopes were set up on the north side of Main, just across the street from the library, and guests were able to use them to view the night sky. The Sugar Creek Astronomical Society and NWA Space were cosponsors of the event. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Christmas parade scheduled Saturday

GRAVETTE — Plans are shaping up for the annual city of Gravette Christmas parade. The theme for this year's parade is "Dreaming of a White Christmas." The parade will make its way down Main Street Saturday, Dec. 2, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Parade lineup will begin at 3:45 at the Civic Center. The parade route begins at the Civic Center, goes north on First, east on Main and south on Sixth, ending near the school. The parade route is about a mile long. There is no charge to participate in the parade. Anyone desiring to enter a float, walking group or horse entry in the parade can find an entry blank on the city's website or come by city hall to report an intention to participate. Entry forms should be completed and returned to city hall by Friday, Dec. 1. Santa Claus will be riding on a fire truck to conclude the parade and other Santa entries are prohibited. Continue Reading »

S Gravette is "Dreaming of a White Christmas"

GRAVETTE — Plans are shaping up for the annual city of Gravette Christmas parade. The theme for this year's parade is "Dreaming of a White Christmas." The parade will make its way down Main Street Saturday, Dec. 2, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Parade lineup will begin at 3:45 at the Civic Center. The parade route begins at the Civic Center, goes north on First, east on Main and south on Sixth, ending near the school. The parade route is about a mile long. There is no charge to participate in the parade. Anyone desiring to enter a float, walking group or horse entry in the parade can find an entry blank on the city's website or come by city hall to report an intention to participate. Entry forms should be completed and returned to city hall by Friday, Dec. 1. Santa Claus will be riding on a fire truck to conclude the parade and other Santa entries are prohibited.... Continue Reading »

S Gravette board holds five student expulsion hearings

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette school board held five student expulsion hearings recently. Unofficial minutes from those meetings show that board members voted to suspend three middle school students from Nov. 1 until Nov. 14 and place them in a random drug testing pool. All three will also be required to complete eight hours of community service by the end of Christmas break, with Duane Thomas, middle school principal, overseeing the community service. One student will also be referred to counseling. Votes on all actions were unanimous. Continue Reading »

S Gravette school board holds planning session, asks for staff dress code

GRAVETTE — Members of the Gravette School Board held a planning session Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the school administration building. Unofficial minutes from that meeting indicate that board members considered the following agenda items: Continue Reading »

S Council approves appointments, accepts poolhouse bid

GRAVETTE — Jeff Davis and Bill Mattler were approved as members of the planning commission and were sworn in by Mayor Kurt Maddox at the Nov. 16 meeting of the Gravette City Council. Davis served a short term in 2017 and is being reappointed, and Mattler is a new member of the commission. Continue Reading »

S Gravette council committee hears number of proposals

GRAVETTE -- Aaron Boehmler, a civil engineer with Sand Creek Engineering, addressed city council members at their committee of the whole meeting Thursday, Nov. 9. Boehmler was representing David Marrs, the developer on a project on Birmingham Street S.E., and requested permission to install a dead-end water main, with the option to install a loop at a later date. He said Marrs had received a bid of $80,000 for installation of the 986 feet of water main, which would be about 40 percent of the project. Council members agreed to the request. This will permit Marrs to do the work at considerable savings. Continue Reading »