Hiwasse move to annex into Gravette OK'dCounty judge says Gravette a better match
February 29, 2012 at 12:50 a.m.
In support of Hiwasse annexation — This shows just part of the crowd of Hiwasse area residents, and others, who attended the annexation hearing in Bentonville Monday morning. Front row from the right, Gravette Mayor Byron Warren, Leon Bertschy, who filed the petition requesting annexation of Hiwasse into Gravette, his wife, Peggy; Larry Kelly, president of the Hiwasse Committee opposing annexation and Jim Parsons, of Bella Vista. Directly behind Warren is Justice of Peace Steve Curry of Gravette. In the back row, from the right are Gravette City Recorder Mike von Ree and Council member Jimmy Denver. Also in attendance were Gravette council members Melissa Smith and Larry Stidham. Shortly after this photo was taken the room filled to standing-room-only, a crowd estimated at almost 100 persons.
Photo by Dodie Evans
Hiwasse cleared its first hurdle to become a part of Gravette when County Judge Bob Clinard on Monday ruled that all the technical requirements for its annexation were in order.