Whorton new pastor at Heritage Baptist GRAVETTE -- Chris Whorton is the new pastor of the Heritage Baptist Church. He began his pastorate in November 2020 and has been keeping busy with responsibilities at the church, getting acquainted with congregation members and other residents in the Gravette area. by Susan Holland
Highfill authorizes more work at fire station HIGHFILL -- The city council in Highfill, at its Jan. 12 meeting, authorized the use of $30,000 to finish the planned sleeping area and upstairs at the fire station and tabled a fireworks ordinance until some modifications could be made to the proposed regulations. by Randy Moll
Gravette mayor delivers State of the City address GRAVETTE -- Kurt Maddox, mayor of Gravette, presented his 2021 State of the City address at the regular meeting of the city council Thursday evening, Jan. 14. He highlighted accomplishments during 2020 in several areas including finances, bond and grant financed projects, residential and commercial development, public safety, water, sewer and streets and the public library. by Susan HollandMore News
Edward Jones office moves to Main Street location GRAVETTE -- Brandon Wilson, local Edwards Jones financial advisor, is beginning the new year with a move into his new location at 110 Main Street N.E. The firm held a soft opening Friday, Jan. 8, and opened for its first full day of business Monday, Jan. 11. Office hours for the business are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. by Susan Holland
Blood drive set for Jan. 22 at SSRH Siloam Springs Regional Hospital will host a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Bloodmobile at the SSRH parking lot -- 603 N. Progress Ave. in Siloam Springs.
HEALTHY LIVING: No bones about it, osteoporosis affects men too Men build more bone than women, but that doesn't make them immune to osteoporosis. That's why it's important for both genders to adopt bone-healthy habits as they age.More Community News
Tigers get past Lions to take conference win GRAVETTE -- With snowy conditions rolling through Northwest Arkansas Friday night, Lion fans turned out to see Gravette take on the Tigers of Prairie Grove in a 4A-1 conference showdown in Lion Arena. The outcome of the game hinged on the final minute of the contest. by Michael Eckels
Pioneers, Lady Pioneers fall at Prairie Grove GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers matched the Lady Tigers at 7 in the opening quarter at Prairie Grove on Jan. 12 with a pair of goals from Randi Jo Bolinger and Emily Toland and a 3-pointer by Alyssa McCarty, but then they slowly began slipping behind until the Lady Tigers finished with the victory, 35-27. by Randy Moll
Lady Lions overwhelm Lady Tigers in conference contest GRAVETTE -- While snow continued to fall outside Lion Arena Friday night, inside things began to heat up as the Gravette Lady Lions played host to the Prairie Grove Lady Tigers in a 4A-1 conference contest. By the end of the 32-minute contest, the Lady Lions ran away with the game, taking the win by 31 points. by Michael EckelsMore School and Sports
OPINION: Friday marks 48th anniversary of murdering the unborn in our land Friday, Jan. 22, marks the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which opened the way for legalized abortion in the United States; and I would have to count that day to be one of the saddest in American history because, since that day, more than 61 million babies have been murdered in this country through legalized abortion. by Randy Moll
OPINION: The good Lord has penciled in our trail I can say again, the winter chill is upon the rock pile. We had a frozen water pipe at the precious chicken coop and the birds were gonna thirst to death before I could get it thawed, but they didn't and so all is well again. I put them in the old building that at one time had been a storage shed for chicken feeders. The coop fit good and opening the door lets the sun shine in on the hens. There was already a faucet in there so it was almost ready. My close relative is very fussy about the girls as she calls them.
OPINION: Darkness has come over America When I wrote in my editorial column last week that Wednesday, Jan. 6, "should be an interesting and telling day in Washington, D.C., as the certified results of the 2020 election are opened, state-by-state, in alphabetical order, before a joint session of Congress in the U.S. Capitol," I spoke only of the procedures to take place in the Capitol in certifying or challenging the results of the Electoral College vote submitted by the states. And the process was both interesting and telling until it was interrupted by protestors turned trespassers and rioters and the day became a sad and dark day for America. by Randy MollMore Opinion
RELIGION: God calls us to repent of abortion evil "You brought my inner parts into being; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will praise you, for You made me with fear and wonder; marvelous are Your works, and You know me completely. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, and intricately put together in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw me unformed, yet in Your book all my days were written, before any of them came into being." Psalm 139:13-16 by Randy Moll
RELIGION: Are you ready for the Day of the Lord? "Woe to you that desire the day of the LORD! Why do you want the day of the LORD? It is darkness, and not light, as if someone fled away from a lion, but a bear attacked him, or got into the house and rested his hand on the wall, but a snake bit him. Will not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? Will it not be deep darkness, with no brightness in it? I hate, I despise your festivals, and I am not pleased by your solemn assemblies. Though you offer Me burnt offerings or your grain offerings, I will not accept them, nor will I regard the offerings of your fattened animals. Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. But let justice roll down like water, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." Amos 5:18-24 by Randy Moll
RELIGION: God is everlasting; our lives pass quickly "LORD, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God." Psalm 90:1-2 (Read Psalm 90:1-17) by Randy MollMore Religion