State sees 734 new virus cases; hospitalizations drop by 11 Arkansas recorded 734 new cases of covid-19 Wednesday, a higher figure than seen on previous days this week. by Nyssa Kruse
Council holds off on allowing golf carts on streets GENTRY -- City council on Monday night passed a resolution highly recommending the wearing of face masks in all public places where it is not possible to practice social distancing, and it approved ordinances setting a 25 mph speed limit on portions of Dawn Hill East Road and restricting the use of engine brakes within the city. by Randy Moll
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette to consolidate printing operations Northwest Arkansas Newspapers LLC announced today it will cease printing operations in Lowell. All printing will be consolidated next week in Springdale.More News
Hometown Events Graduations set for this weekend • Gentry High School's graduation is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday in Pioneer Stadium. Attendance is limited and face masks and social distancing are required. • Decatur High School's graduation is set for 9 a.m. Saturday in Peterson Gymnasium but attendance is restricted to seven guests per graduate, with social distancing and the wearing of face masks required. Attendees will be screened at their cars before admittance. More information on the safety procedures is provided on the Decatur School District website. • Gravette High School's graduation will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday in Lion Stadium. Attendance is limited and facemasks and social distancing will be required. by Randy Moll
Club announces scholarship winners GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette Kiwanis Club have been busy with projects during the time their normal meetings have been suspended. by Susan Holland
Gravette scholarship winners announced GRAVETTE -- Forty-two seniors at Gravette High School received scholarships this year to help further their post-high school education. Since seniors in the Class of 2020 were not able to assemble for their traditional scholarship night event, Taos Jones, assistant principal at GHS, and Melinda Griffin, GHS counselor, prepared a recording announcing the scholarships and their recipients which was shared with all class members in late May.More Community News
No baseball for Naturals, Travs this season NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -- Northwest Arkansas Naturals general manager Justin Cole had anticipated the news. It still didn't take away the sting. by Paul Boyd
High school football to stay in holding pattern High school football teams in Arkansas wanting to increase contact didn't hear the news they wanted on June 30. by Jeremy Muck
NWA fishing report Beaver Lake Get out early to catch a top-water striper. Taylor Surly at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers said striped bass are biting topwater lures at first light to sunrise between Rocky Branch park and the dam. by Flip PutthoffMore School and Sports
OPINION: Strange political season begins with few events for 'politickin' What a strange political season we are in. Yes, the resurgence of the viral pandemic, covid-19, has already and will no doubt affect the 2020 political season.
Why I no longer dig in my garden With the exception of sweet corn, all of our vegetables are grown in raised beds. And while building a new raised bed is a good deal of work, the resulting ease of growing crops in raised beds greatly outweighs the initial outlay in labor and materials.
OPINION: Vast majority of whites not racist Most Americans and virtually all Christians were taught not to mistreat others, that God is the father of all and we demonstrate our love for God by how we treat and serve others. The vast majority of whites, including police, are not unkind to Blacks or racist. So don't tell us that all whites, and only whites, have some kind of systemic racism because of the color of their skin. That belief is racist and a lie. by Randy MollMore Opinion
RELIGION: A Series of Devotions on Colossians "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: as ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit." Colossians 1:1-8 by Randy Moll
RELIGION: 'Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners' "And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen." 1 Timothy 1:12-17 by Randy MollMore Religion