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Subscriber onlyI finally got to read an interesting gag in a "Reader's Digest Magazine" that my wife had been hoarding and had to laugh, not just because it was funny, but because it was so true (November 2015, by comedian Eugene Mirman). I've changed some of the references in it to better fit our current time. It goes like this: Continue reading...

Historical Society to meet in Gravette

Subscriber onlyThe Benton County Historical Society will meet at Gravette Historical Museum, 503 Charlotte Street, S.E., in Gravette, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Guest speaker will be Steve Mitchael, who helped to establish the Gravette Historical Museum in 1995 and was active in the preservation and renovation of the Kindley House as the museum's current home. He is now chairman of the Gravette Historical Museum Commission and continues to be active in the day-to-day operations of the museum. Continue reading...

Consumer Alert: Deck the halls with caution

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- The holiday season is upon us, and families across Arkansas are taking steps to make their homes more festive with decorations. Many times this involves stringing lights on rooftops and lighting festive candles to bring more holiday cheer, but the joyfulness can come to a screeching halt if a mishap occurs. Continue reading...

Donivan Church serves as a community center

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: Last month's column featured the Donivan Church, built in 1935; this month's column is about the Donivan School. Continue reading...

Christmas at the library

Subscriber onlyIt's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Bella Vista Public Library! Our wonderful staff and volunteers have been very busy decorating four -- that's right -- four Christmas trees! Where in the world would we put four Christmas trees in our little library, you might ask. Well, you'll just have to come by the library to find out. I can assure you, we are using every available square foot, and it looks very festive. Continue reading...

English Christmas Tea

Subscriber onlyPhoto submitted by Sandra Quinn Continue reading...

Yanik yard picked for monthly honor

Subscriber onlyThe yard of Al and Georgia Yanik, 1 Kildonan Dr., was selected by Bella Vista Garden Club as December 2016 Yard of the Month. Continue reading...

Fisk wins photography club's digital contest

Subscriber onlyThe Bella Vista/Bentonville Photography Club held its last meeting of the year Nov. 22 at Riordan Hall. A potluck supper and social completed the event. Next year, the club will have two meetings per month. The monthly meeting will be on the third Tuesday of the month combined with an informational forum. The second meeting will be a photo walk with members to take photos from instruction received during the last forum. Continue reading...

Library News

Subscriber onlyFriends Christmas Baskets Continue reading...

Smart driver classes offered

Subscriber onlyA new AARP Smart Driver course is being offered. This class is designed for drivers over the age of 50 to assist them in becoming safer drivers. Completion of the course qualifies those students to receive an automobile insurance discount in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Smith drives hole in one

Subscriber onlyJerry C. Smith made a hole in one Nov. 21, 2016, on hole No. 4 at Scotsdale Golf Course. Continue reading...

York nail first ace

Subscriber onlyDale York made a hole in one on Nov. 22, 2016, on hole No. 7 at Berksdale Golf Course. He used a 3 hybrid to hit the ball 155 yards into the cup. Continue reading...

Library News

Subscriber onlyFriends Christmas Baskets Continue reading...