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S Decatur second graders get published

DECATUR -- A teacher once asked of her class, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" One young student replied, "A writer." This is the dream of a lot of young people from all across the country. For a group of students in Northwest Arkansas, that dream became a reality. Continue Reading »

S Gentry High School's 'Pioneer Press' goes digital

GENTRY - Pioneer Press, Gentry High School's student newspaper, has gone digital and student journalists' articles and photos are now being published online at www.gentrypioneers.com/pioneer press. The digital version began publishing student articles in mid January. Continue Reading »

Sports

S Lady Pioneers dominate Lady Saints

GENTRY — Mallory Morris scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Lady Pioneers to a big 62-33 win over the visiting Lady Saints on Feb. 2. The Gentry girls (15-5, 7-3 4A-1) jumped to a 21-7 lead in the second quarter and never looked back. The Lady Pioneers dominated the Lady Saints on both sides and led 30-16 at halftime, with Morris stealing the ball, breaking away and hitting shots under the basket several times. By the end of three, the Lady Pioneers were up by 21 points, 47-26. Continue Reading »

Community

S Annual Chamber of Commerce quilt show concluded Friday

GENTRY - Quilters and quilt lovers from around the region visited the annual Gentry Chamber of Commerce Quilt show sponsored by McKee Foods Corp., and held in the McKee Community Room at the Gentry Public Library last week. The show was held from Jan. 22 through Jan. 29. Winners among the many entries included: Best of Show - Nora Krein of Gentry; Best Hand Sewn - Sue Etris of Decatur.... Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Bird Watching Event - The Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society will meet at Eagle Watch Nature Trail on SWEPCO Lake just west of Gentry at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. Visitors are welcome. The club members will meet in the parking lot at 9 a.m. Terry Stanfill, who manages Eagle Watch, will be on hand as a leader in the event. There is a short walk on the trail through open-field habitat to a viewing platform with good potential to see bald eagles, various species of hawks and sparrows, ducks and other water birds. After this walk, the group may travel a short distance to find more wintering eagles on former Round Prairie. Stanfill will bring with him free packages of swamp milkweed seed for anyone interested in growing this beautiful native plant which is closely associated with Monarchs and other pollinators. Continue Reading »

S Ozarks Community Hospital lays off 12

GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital recently laid off 12 of its 308 employees and providers at its Gravette location, but the layoffs represent only a small percentage of the OCH workforce in Gravette. In January of 2014, OCH employed approximately 199 people in the community. Its growth to 308 employees demonstrates that OCH has grown considerably over the past two years. Continue Reading »

S Gravette city council approves annexation, authorizes mayor to buy land

GRAVETTE -- Gravette city council members, in their regular meeting on Thursday, voted to annex land on the south side of the city and authorized the mayor to make an offer on land adjacent the Hillcrest Cemetery. An ordinance was passed approving the annexation of the property that formerly housed Gibson Gardens, the house across the street from it and four lots south of the house on Arkansas Highway 59. Continue Reading »

Opinion

S Does demon possession exist today?

"Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice, saying, 'Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are - the Holy One of God!' But Jesus rebuked him, saying, 'Be quiet, and come out of him!' And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him." Luke 4:33-35 Continue Reading »

S Bigfoot sighted east of Gentry

I live about five miles east of Gentry on Flint Creek. Our back deck looks out over the Flint Creek valley. The creek itself is directly below our house. During the winter months we have bald eagles sitting in a large sycamore tree behind our house. They sit there most of the day and are there most every day. Over the years I have seen some pretty interesting creatures down around the creek. We used to see bobcats more than we do now and one day my daughter-in-law, Jessica, saw a mountain lion in her front yard. Continue Reading »

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