Two-vehicle accident sends drivers to hospital, backs up traffic GENTRY -- A two-vehicle collision on Arkansas Highway 59 just north of the Gentry city limits about noon on Thursday sent at least two to the hospital and backed up traffic for an hour or more. The number of injured or the extent of their injuries was not yet released on Thursday evening. by Staff Report
Small crowd turns out for Benton County town hall It's the county's obligation to make sure town halls are available no matter the crowd size, Benton County Judge Barry Moehring said. And so the show went on Wednesday night. by Mike Jones
Eagle Watch celebrates 20th anniversary GENTRY -- An anniversary celebration was held Saturday at an Eagle Watch pavilion along the trail just west of Gentry. The celebration marked 20 years for the popular nature trail and birdwatching site on property owned by SWEPCO as a part of its Flint Creek Power Plant. by Randy MollMore News
Hometown Events Pickin' Time on 59 Pickin' Time on 59 is coming up at the end of September. This year's dates are Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 26-28. Hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The event will feature garage and yard sales from Siloam Springs to Sulphur Springs, with offerings of antiques, collectibles, vintage items and more. by STAFF REPORT
Five facts about bunions A bunion -- a bony bump on the outside edge of the big toe -- is more than an aesthetic annoyance. Make simple changes to your footwear and activities to limit pain and maintain mobility. by SILOAM SPRINGS REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Decatur cheer team raising funds to stop childhood cancer DECATUR -- One local school group is carrying on the fight to end childhood cancer and other diseases by raising funds to help support the families and the research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. by Mike EckelsMore Community News
VOTE: Decatur play of the week Decatur senior Seth Coleman intercepted a 40-yard pass from the Hermitage quarterback to his receiver, who had clear field into the end zone.
VOTE: Gravette play of the week Gravette junior quarterback Cy Hilger threw touchdowns passes of 18-yards to Mason Dagley and of 35 and 41 yards to Chase Austin for Gravette's touchdowns on Friday against Farmington.
Cardinals fly past Lions at Gravette, 49-19 GRAVETTE -- Drew Sturgeon played the role of a one-man wrecking crew Friday night unmasking his football talents as Farmington handed Gravette a 49-19 defeat. by MARK HUMPHREY email@example.comMore School and Sports
OPINION: The battles we fight are almost not worth talking about We have been fighting the weeds around the barns as long as I can remember. The pigweeds grew tall and healthy around the barn and the lots in dry country when I was a kid. The grass would maybe flourish after a rain, grow about a quarter of an inch a year, and the pigweeds were so tall my sister and I could hide in them. So did old Sneaky Snake! by BILL
OPINION: We need to address culture of violence Every time there is a mass shooting, a cry goes out from people all over the United States to limit the ownership and use of lethal weapons. Mass shootings in California and Texas have prompted our president to suggest that we need better background checks and to somehow limit people with mental disorders from owning and acquiring guns. by Robert Box Columnist
EDITORIAL: Constitution Day is a forgotten holiday Yesterday, Tuesday, Sept. 17, was Constitution Day, arguably the most forgotten designated day in America. The mainstream media says nothing of it. There are no parades or city council proclamations; and there are no three-day weekend, beer busts or barbecues in its favor. It is as though it never happened. Probably not one in 10 can tell what happened this day in 1787; it has been forgotten so long! by HAROLD PEASE, PH.D.More Opinion
RELIGION: Do you love your neighbor enough to please God? "And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" Luke 10:25 (Read Luke 10:25-37) by Randy Moll
RELIGION: God uses means to grant us forgiveness "And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain." Mark 7:32-35 by Randy MollMore Religion