S Gravette council approves grant application, breaks ground for new trail

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette City Council, at their regular meeting on Thursday, July 26, passed a resolution authorizing the mayor to make application for an Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Outdoor Recreation Grant. Grant funds, if received, will be used to develop recreational facilities in the Hiwasse Park and in Old Town Park. Continue Reading »

S Gravette board interviewing construction managers

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette school board heard presentations from representatives of five construction companies at their July 16 meeting. Interviews with those firms and one other not represented at the meeting were scheduled for Tuesday, July 24. Selection of a manager for the district's upcoming building program will be announced soon. Continue Reading »

S Museum sponsors sixth Dutch oven cook-off

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Historical Museum is sponsoring its sixth annual Dutch oven cook-off this Gravette Day, Saturday, Aug. 11. Cooking will begin about 8 a.m. on the museum grounds, and public demonstrations will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Public tasting and judging will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., and award winners will be announced at 3 p.m. Continue Reading »

S Landyn Perrine competes at national Little Britches event

GRAVETTE -- Nine-year-old Landyn Perrine competed last week in the 2018 National Little Britches Finals Rodeo, held July 10-15 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla. She has been competing in Little Britches Rodeo events since October 2017 to be able to attend the finals this month. Landyn competes in pole bending, barrel racing, goat untying and flag racing. This is her fourth trip to the National Little Britches competition. She was fourth in the world in the All-Around race going to the finals. Continue Reading »

S Gravette council approves disposal of light bars and reappoints planning commission members

GRAVETTE -- A short special council meeting was held at the July 12 committee of the whole meeting. During the special meeting, council members voted to approve taking out of service old police car light bars. They also voted to approve the reappointment of Ashley Harris and John Lykins to the planning commission. No action was taken following a brief executive session regarding personnel matters. Continue Reading »

S Dentist Art Evans retires after 47 years

GRAVETTE -- Arthur Evans, "Art" to most of his patients and friends, has retired after 47 years of practicing dentistry in Gravette. A retirement reception was held in his honor Saturday, July 7, at the Bank of Gravett community room. The dental office in the OCH health clinic building will not be closing, however, as Evans has sold the practice to a pair of Gentry dentists. Alan Lamb and Scott Stubbs, who operate Gentry Family Dentistry, have purchased Evans' practice. They are doing some remodeling now and expect to be open to see patients at the Gravette office in a couple of weeks. They will continue to operate their office on Main Street in Gentry, as well. Continue Reading »

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S Foosball court dedication opens Gravette Independence Day events

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette Lions Club, including Mayor Kurt Maddox, gathered at the new human foosball court in Pop Allum Park at 6 p.m. Saturday evening for a dedication ceremony. Also attending was Danny White, owner of Cardinal Pawn, who proposed the idea and provided materials for the court. A ribbon cutting was held to officially open the city's newest recreational opportunity. Continue Reading »

S Public hearing considers input for parks grant

GRAVETTE -- An open public hearing was held preceding the June 28 meeting of the Gravette City Council. Grant writer Cassie Elliott, of Visionary Milestones, reported the final payment had been received for the city's walking trails grant. She said it was the first grant completed before the next funding cycle began and she is encouraging Mayor Kurt Maddox to apply for another tourism grant. She has been doing outreach with local citizens to see what their priorities are for parks projects, and soccer fields and walking trails are high on most responders' lists. Continue Reading »

S Large crowd enjoys Sulphur Independence Day activities

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The annual Independence Day celebration at Sulphur Springs attracted a large crowd again this year as many former residents returned for the popular event. Activities, planned for young and old, kept the crowd entertained throughout the day and into the evening. Continue Reading »

Gravette's Independence Day celebration set Saturday

GRAVETTE -- City of Gravette officials and members of the Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce invite all to: "Bring a lawn chair and come, join us at Pop Allum Park for an Independence Day celebration!" The annual celebration and fireworks show is set for this Saturday, June 30, with the fireworks set to begin about 9 p.m. The evening will kick off at 5 p.m. with exhibition games at the new human foosball court recently completed by members of the Gravette Lions Club. Continue Reading »

Flags retired in respectful ceremony

GRAVETTE -- Members of the John E. Tracy American Legion post, along with several family members and guests, gathered at the United Methodist Church fellowship hall Tuesday, June 19, for their annual flag retirement ceremony. Post members hold a ceremony near the Flag Day holiday each year to dispose of flags which have become faded and worn and are no longer serviceable. Continue Reading »

Gravette board reorganizes

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette School Board voted at their regular meeting Monday, May 18, to continue with the same officers for the 2018-2019 school year. Tracy Moorman will continue as board president, Ty Russell is vice-president, Heather Finley secretary, Jodi Moore primary disbursement officer and Jay Oliphant secondary disbursement officer. Continue Reading »

Sulphur Springs to celebrate Independence Day Saturday

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- Folks are expected to come streaming into the town of Sulphur Springs this Saturday, June 30, as the residents hold their annual Independence Day celebration in the city park. Visitors from throughout the area will enjoy the dozens of activities that make up the yearly event. Continue Reading »

S Gravette seniors enjoy Father's Day cookout

GRAVETTE -- Patrons of the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity and Wellness Center enjoyed a Father's Day party and cookout at the center Friday, June 15. Continue Reading »