S Furniture refinishing available at White Horse Designs by Dawn

GRAVETTE — Planning to give your home a new look for the new year? Looking for someone to refinish some cherished family heirlooms? Dawn Dawson, owner of White Horse Designs by Dawn, would be happy to help with your furniture refinishing. She has recently moved her workshop and display space into a building at 104 Main Street N.E. in Gravette after her renter, Kristen Fisher, moved her Peek-a-Bootique business to Siloam Springs. Continue Reading »

S Questions about fire dues answered

GRAVETTE -- Many local residents have had questions regarding notices they are receiving about their annual fire dues, according to Mallory Weaver, assistant to the mayor. These questions may be arising because notices about dues were sent out by parcel and not by property owner this year, Weaver said. Continue Reading »

S Alderman Smith resigns; council vacancy open

GRAVETTE -- Melissa Smith, alderman for the city of Gravette, has resigned her position on the city council. She announced she and her family are moving out of the area. Continue Reading »

S Grand Savings Bank opens Gravette branch

GRAVETTE -- Grand Savings Bank recently announced the opening of its branch located in Gravette. The new branch, the 11th location for Grand Savings, opened on Nov. 13. Grand Savings Bank purchased the building located at 198 Atlanta Street S.E. in Gravette in March 2017 and began construction in August 2017. The new full-service branch is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays the drive-through only is open 9 a.m. until noon. The bank offers a 24-hour ATM. Continue Reading »

S Dessert Diversity caters to those with a sweet tooth

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- It seems everyone is encouraged to eat lots of sweets during the holidays. With family and friends baking cookies, making candies and whipping up seasonal desserts, we're tempted at every turn with more goodies. Continue Reading »

S Card design winners honored by school board

GRAVETTE -- Winners of the Gravette School District's sixth annual Christmas card design contest were present at the Dec. 18 meeting of the Gravette School Board. Fourth-grader Piper Batie, the upper elementary winner, led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the meeting. Tenth-grader Talitha Weston also attended the meeting. Cards designed by the students were sent out by the district. Winners of the contest at each school were given a packet of the cards for their own use. Continue Reading »

S Glenn Duffy Elementary pre-K program honored

GRAVETTE -- The pre-K program at Glenn Duffy Elementary School in Gravette has earned a 3-star rating as an Arkansas Better Beginnings program, according to Zane Vanderpool, program director and principal at Glenn Duffy. This is the highest level award a provider can receive and signifies the best quality of child care in Arkansas. Better Beginnings is Arkansas' quality rating improvement system for licensed child care and education facilities. Continue Reading »

S Gravette schools offer free basketball passes

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette School District is inviting all residents of Bella Vista and Gravette to enjoy the Gravette vs. Pea Ridge basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 6, according to an announcement by Richard Page, superintendent of schools. The varsity girls' game starts at 6 p.m. and the varsity boys' game starts at 7:30 p.m. Continue Reading »

S Council rezones property, approves budget adjustments

GRAVETTE — Gravette city council members, at their regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 12, passed an ordinance rezoning property on Dallas Street S.W., owned by Matt Elder, from R-1, single family residential, to R-2, duplex. Continue Reading »

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 »