Vaccine slots open to Arkansans 65 and older Arkansas is lowering the age eligibility for covid-19 vaccination from 70 to 65, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday. by David Wilson
Hendren announces he's leaving GOP LITTLE ROCK -- Sen. Jim Hendren of Sulphur Springs announced Thursday he's bolting the Republican Party to be an independent, saying the "final straw" was the Jan. 6 riot at the nation's Capitol. by Michael R. Wickline
In-person instruction resumes in Gentry schools GENTRY -- In-person classes resumed on Monday at Gentry schools, following more than a week of virtual-only classes because of ice, then snow and then shortages of natural gas and electrical power. by Randy MollMore News
Gravette Nutrition now open on Main Street GRAVETTE -- Marisa Crain opened her new business, Gravette Nutrition, Feb. 1, at 127 Main St. S.E. and says the first week was "really busy." Unfortunately, freezing rain moved into northwest Arkansas less than a week later and inclement weather cut into sales for the next week or 10 days. by Susan Holland
Bright Futures president speaks to Gravette Lions Club GRAVETTE -- Heather Finley, president of the Gravette Bright Futures chapter, was the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Gravette Lions Club Tuesday, Feb. 16. She told the Lions that Bright Futures was started in Joplin, Mo., by a school superintendent who wanted to meet the needs of students in his district. by Susan Holland
Hometown Events Gentry library open by appointment Gentry Public Library is open by appointment only. Appointments can be made from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visits must be limited to 30 minutes. The library is also offering curbside service.More Community News
Gentry wrestlers bring home medals from conference tourney GENTRY -- The high school wrestling team competed at the Arkansas 4A West Conference Tournament and brought home several medals.
Bulldogs fall to Bobcats in district game at Flippin FLIPPIN -- Playing in what would be their final basketball game of their high school career, Bryson Funk, Carlos Hernandez, Trevor Girdner and Kevin Garcia, along with and the Decatur Bulldogs boys' basketball made the three-hour, 130-mile trip to Flippin to play in a modified district contest. From the opening tipoff, it became apparent that it was the Bobcats' night to shine. by Michael Eckels
Get a grip on snow and ice We're not out of the winter woods yet at the end of February. Snow and ice may still be in the picture as March blows in. It's good to be ready in case we have another unforgettable freeze-up. by Flip PutthoffMore School and Sports
Is this Phil's winter? Let's get right down to business. It is about 10 days today, Feb. 18, since the thermometer showed a nice red column, the last day it registered above the freezing point. It just might make it today but it'll have to beat about two weeks which saw that mercury hiding at least twice below the zero mark. It seems like a heck-of-forever since the sun has shined warm on this old Westside Eagle Observer home. Haven't we all had enough of the ice and snow?
OPINION: Hope never to have cows producing calves in February the rest of my years! I had chocolate cake and chocolate ice cream for my Valentine's present. My close relative has a box of not very good candy with all kinds of flavors in it! She thinks that is very nice and always seems to enjoy the pretty box and the bad-tasting chocolates. I think I'd rather be poked in the eye with a sharp stick than eat chocolate-covered lime jelly-looking stuff! She did not offer me any of her candy even though I saw her eat some of my cake and ice cream!
Snow mystery reminder of 'Operation Lady Justice' While capitalizing upon a rare opportunity in Northwest Arkansas to engage in recreation made available by snowfall, an encounter with red markings brought forth a confrontation with justice suppressed. by Mark HumphreyMore Opinion
RELIGION: Jesus came to call sinners to repentance Jesus answered them, "Those who are well do not need a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." Luke 5:31-32 (Read Luke 5:27-32) by Randy Moll
RELIGION: Did God Really Say...? Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God said, 'You shall not eat of any tree of the garden'?" Genesis 3:1 (Read Genesis 3) by Randy Moll
RELIGION: Lent begins today, Ash Wednesday Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of the Lenten season for many Christians, especially those who hold to more traditional and liturgical forms of worship. by Randy MollMore Religion