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Longtime Mansfield Mayor Won’t Seek Re-Election

Jul 23, 2014 4:15am

By Stacy Ryburn

Special to the Democrat

Mansfield’s mayor of more than 20 years announced last week that he will not seek re-election.

Mayor Glen Hurt, 61, was elected to office...

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<p>PHOTO SUBMITTED BY JOELLA SKAGGS</p><p>East Pointe First Grade Teachers – Upgrade packages for Developmental Reading Analysis</p>

Greenwood teachers receive GEF grants

Jun 25, 2014 4:07am

The Greenwood Education Foundation recently awardED enrichment grants to four Greenwood teachers. The monetary awards were based on teacher requests for resources that were above what is provided...

<p>ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO / Kristin Seaton, center, holds up her marriage license as she leaves the Carroll County Courthouse in Eureka Springs with her partner, Jennifer Rambo, left, of Fort Smith, in Eureka Springs on May 10, 2014. The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected the state attorney general’s request for a stay of a judge’s ruling that overturned Arkansas’ constitutional ban on gay marriage, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham, file)</p>

Arkansas Legislature: Council OKs Statement On Gay Marriages

Jun 25, 2014 4:07am

The Arkansas Legislative Council on Friday voted to urge the Arkansas Supreme Court to overturn a circuit judge’s ruling striking down Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban.

The non-binding...


Students attend Health (M*A*S*H) camp

Jun 25, 2014 4:07am

Twenty-two junior and senior high school students from Sebastian County are attending a Medical Applications of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) camp June 16-27 at Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith....

<p>SUBMITTED PHOTO</p><p>Arvest rewards Westwood 4th graders every nine weeks with M&amp;M’s to celebrate those who met their Accelerated Reading goal.</p>

Arvest rewards Accelerated Readers

Jun 25, 2014 4:05am


Arvest rewards Westwood 4th graders every nine weeks with M&M’s to celebrate those who met their Accelerated Reading goal.

<p>PHOTO SUBMITTED BY KEITH SUTTON</p><p>Pictured (from left): Ethan Brown of Greenwood and William Howard of Huntington.</p>

Greenwood teen attends Farm Bureau Challenge

Jun 25, 2014 4:05am

Students from Sebastian County were among the 60 young people participating in the 41st annual Arkansas Farm Bureau Teen Challenge Camp held June 16-19 at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center near...

Amateur Radio Day Scheduled In Greenwood

Jun 18, 2014 5:30am

The Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club will participate in the annual ARRL Field Day June 28-29 at Bell Park near Main Street in Greenwood.

This group of Amateur (HAM) Radio Operators will...

<p>PHOTO BY CHAD HUNTER</p><p>The Greenwood School Board voted Thursday night, June 12, 2014, to ask voters in September for a 1.9 mill increase to fund a Freshman Center.</p>

Greenwood School District Pursues Millage Hike

Jun 18, 2014 5:05am

To help fund a new Freshman Center, the Greenwood School District plans to ask voters for an additional 1.9 mills in September.

Thursday night, the Greenwood School Board approved a...

<p>SUBMITTED PHOTO</p><p>Cody Faber</p>

Faber featured on Travel Channel June 27th

Jun 18, 2014 4:07am

This past year the Travel Channel has been traveling the U.S. hunting monuments to film and tell the story of that monument on their series “Monumental Mysteries”.

Upon arriving in Fort...

<p>PHOTO SUBMITTED BY DONNA GOLDSTEIN</p><p>Focus on Greenwood president Joel Goldstein presented a check to Kylie Cleavenger, GHS Yearbook editor, to assist with publication expenses for the 2014 GHS Yearbook. Also pictured is Kristin Aishman, yearbook sponsor.</p>

Focus on Greenwood High School Yearbook

Jun 18, 2014 4:07am


Focus on Greenwood president Joel Goldstein presented a check to Kylie Cleavenger, GHS Yearbook editor, to assist with publication expenses for the 2014...

<p>PHOTO BY RACHEL RODEMANN</p><p>Leslie Scott helps her son, Charlie, 5, coat his hands in green paint during Wee Draw day camp at Brick City Emporium in Fort Smith on Thursday.</p>

Greenwood student enjoys Van Buren Day Camp

Jun 18, 2014 4:07am

The Center for Art and Education in Van Buren brought its Wee Draw Summer art classes to Fort Smith for the first time this week.

The center is expanding its reach to tiny artists far and...

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