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Lady Bulldogs Continue Strong Season Against League Foes

Sarah Elkins passes the ball while sprinting down the court. She scored 14 points at Russellville last Friday to lead the team. (Photo by Richard White courtesy of the Greenwood Dog Pound)

By Richard White It’s not as though anyone really doubted the strength of this current Lady Bulldogs’ basketball team. After all, they are the reigning Class 6A state champions. But just to alleviate any remaining uncertainty, Head Coach Clay Reeves’ girls are systematically marching their way through the first half of the 7A/6A Central schedule with hardly a hiccup. After ... Read More »

Jones commits to Arkansas Tech football

Kevin Jones

By Richard White Greenwood Bulldogs’ three-year starter Kevin Jones, son of Head Coach Rick Jones and wife Mona, is headed to Arkansas Tech University (ATU) in Russellville to play college football. The senior receiver/kicker announced earlier this week that he has verbally committed to play for the Wonder Boys.  National signing day will be held during the first week of ... Read More »

2015 Greenwood Bowling Teams

Greenwood High School Bowling

Members of the 2015 GHS boys’ bowling team include seniors Benjamin Riesberg and Matthew Sanders; juniors Walker Bedell, Lucas Mundy, David Whatcott, and Ryan Willis; and freshman Wesley Smith; along with Head Coach Trey Holloway, who is assisted by Barbara Brown (not pictured). Members of the 2015 GHS girls’ bowling team include seniors Devyn Gregory and Tori Ollar; juniors Shelby ... Read More »

Sebastian County EMS User Fee Increase

Current Fee: $18 Proposed Fee: $43 Election Date: Nov. 4, 2014 Ballot Title: SEBASTIAN COUNTY EMS ORDINANCE NO. 2014-11 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 85-39, ESTABLISHING A SERVICE CHARGE FOR PROVIDING AMBULANCE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, TO PROVIDE FOR AN INCREASE IN THE AMBULANCE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES CHARGE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. FOR increasing the existing Emergency Medical Service Charge of $18 per year in ... Read More »

Outdoor News – Halloween Frights in the Great Outdoors

Sunset over Lake Ministikwan

*Editor’s Note: The Greenwood Tradition is grateful to Patti and Harold Smith of Greenwood for interviews sharing their stories and photos of world travel, hunting and fishing for this segment that is very popular with our readers. From international travel restrictions, tribal customs, deadly game and exotic locales to hunts in the Rockies, Canada, Texas and fishing everywhere, the Smiths’ ... Read More »

Editorial for October 22, 2014

Vote on the annexation as if the court system weren’t trying to take away your right to vote! For or against, the ballot box is the way these things should be handled. The ballots have already been printed. Absentee ballots mailed out and some have already been marked and returned. Now headlines confuse the issue about whether we can vote, ... Read More »

Politics in Our Area: Senator Mark Pryor and Asa Hutchinson Campaign in Greenwood

Mark Pryor

Senator Mark Pryor Visit Chaffee In his bid for re-election as Arkansas’ senior United States Senator, Mark Pryor visited Chaffee Crossing and spoke to a veterans group calling themselves, “Veterans For Pryor.” Some young, some aging, some permanently disabled, but all standing proud in the eyes of the crowd, these heroes came out in support of Pryor’s campaign. Introducing the ... Read More »

Free Ads for Merchant’s Holiday Open House

The Greenwood Tradition is establishing some new policies about advertising and community involvement that include the local Merchant’s Holiday Open House and our refusal to accept advertising paid for with A & P (advertising and promotion tax) money. We take the position that A&P tax money should not be spent IN Greenwood. It should be spent drawing spenders TO Greenwood. ... Read More »

Breast Cancer Awareness Day

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Breast Cancer Awareness Day was observed Saturday October 18 on the Greenwood Square. The GHS Spirit Squads performed for the event and are shown here with Greenwood Fire Chief Stewart Bryan.  Chief Bryan gave out “pink fire hats” at the event.  Greenwood Mayor Doug Kinslow also made an appearance as “Pink Elvis” and is shown above with GHS Cheerleaders (L-R) ... Read More »

Edwin Ray Israel

Edwin Ray Israel Obituary

Edwin Ray Israel, 77 of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 in Fort Smith.  He was retired from Whirlpool. Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Jenny Lind First Baptist Church with burial at Mount Zion Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.  Viewing will be Friday from 1 – 8 ... Read More »

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