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 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 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 »

S Judy's Cafe now open in Sulphur Springs

SULPHUR SPRINGS — Judy Becker opened Judy's Cafe, on Main Street in Sulphur Springs, on Oct. 26. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Becker says she may start staying open later on Mondays and Tuesdays if demand is great enough. Continue Reading »

S Great Lego Build-off draws 12 entries

GRAVETTE — The fifth annual Great Lego Build-Off, sponsored by Imagine Before and After School Care, drew 12 entries. The event was held Saturday, Nov. 11, at Imagine. No kits were allowed. Each entrant was required to bring an original creation. Garrett May, age 9, of Gravette, took first-place honors in the competition with his "Zombie Apocolypse" entry. Gabriel Thomas, 9, of Sulphur Springs, was the second-place winner with a headless elephant. Ethan Scott, 10, of Bella Vista, was the third-place winner with a display of bionic alien figures. Each prizewinner received a hat, a Lego cup and a set of Legos. Continue Reading »

S Gravette High School hosts Veterans Day program

GRAVETTE — Students at Gravette High School held a Veterans Day assembly in the performing arts center Friday, Nov. 10. Stormy Simpkins welcomed the guests and Sydney King, student council president, read President Donald Trump's proclamation of November as "Veterans Month." William Crawley and Rebecca Davis, members of Bloomfield 4-H Club, posted the colors. Continue Reading »

S Lou Romine wins people's choice with Family Memories quilt

GRAVETTE — A "My Grandma and Me" quilt show, cosponsored by the PieceMakers Quilt Club and the Gravette Historical Museum, was held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Gravette civic center. Forty-seven quilts were entered in the show. Most were large quilts to be used on a bed, but several small lap quilts, table runners and wall hangings were displayed. This was simply a quilt show, not a competition. Quilts were not judged, but guests at the show were asked to vote for their favorite quilt. Lou Romine was the winner of the favorite quilt judging with her Family Memories quilt using a photo display of scenes from the Romine family's home and farm life. She received a gift basket. Continue Reading »

S Reads for Breeds benefits animal shelter, library

GRAVETTE — A Reads for Breeds event, hosted by the Gravette Gamers EAST group, was held Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Gravette dog park across from Old Town Park. The event was a benefit for the Bella Vista Animal Shelter and the Gravette Public Library. A booth was set up for face painting and most were getting their faces painted as dogs or cats. Continue Reading »

S Gravette council approves tract split, Hiwasse remodel bid

GRAVETTE -- Gravette City Council passed an ordinance at its regular meeting Oct. 26 approving a tract split for property owned by the Coughlin Family LLC on Galyean Stables Road. A public hearing was held at the beginning of the meeting to consider the action, with no one present to comment. Continue Reading »

S "Pink Heals" tour stops in Gravette, honors four

GRAVETTE — Members of the Pink Heals tour visited Gravette Upper Elementary School early on Monday morning, Oct. 9, to honor two fifth-grade girls who are battling cancer. Pink Heals tours the country "celebrating and bringing love to those who are battling major illnesses." Their arrival always creates a flurry of excitement as they pull up in their pink vehicles with sirens sounding for a bit. Continue Reading »

S Moorman elected new school board president

GRAVETTE -- Gravette school board members reorganized at their October meeting. Tracy Moorman was elected new school board president; Ty Russell, vice-president; Heather Finley, secretary; Jodi Moore, primary disbursing officer; and Jay Oliphant, secondary disbursing officer. Continue Reading »

S Library gala features murder mystery game

GRAVETTE — The annual library gala, hosted by the Gravette Public Library advisory board, was held Saturday evening, Oct. 7, in the commons at Gravette High School. "Celebrity Celebrations" was the theme of this year's event. Continue Reading »

S Bingo fundraiser to benefit Meals on Wheels

GRAVETTE — A bingo night fundraiser will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity and Wellness Center. In addition to bingo, food, games and other prizes will be offered. Continue Reading »

S "My Grandma and Me" quilt show planned

GRAVETTE — The Gravette Historical Museum and members of the PieceMaker Quilt Club will cohost a Gravette quilt show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Gravette Civic Center. The Civic Center is located at 503 Charlotte Street S.E., just west of the city swimming pool. Continue Reading »