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S Tired Iron show set for this weekend

GENTRY -- Tired Iron of the Ozarks will host its 23rd annual Spring Crank Up at its show grounds on Friday, April 17, through Sunday, April 19. Events include fully operational saw mills, a blacksmith shop with working blacksmiths, a parade of power at noon, antique engines and tractors, antique tools and farm equipment, a furnished log cabin, a building full of home antiques and much more. Continue Reading »

S Lions overpower Bobcats but fall to Blackhawks

GRAVETTE -- The Lions made short work of the Berryville Bobcats on Thursday, scoring 11 runs in the six-inning game and holding Berryville to a single run in the team's last at bat. Gravette started things off in the bottom of the second when Mathew Stelting hit a hard ground ball to left field and made it to second, Brady Rolsma was hit by a pitch and Jace Russ singled with a grounder to third, drawing an error and allowing Stelting and Rolsma to make it home.... Continue Reading »

Sports

S Decatur softball, baseball teams win openers against Eureka Springs

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldog softball team opened its season in style, with a victory. It is the beginning of what could be a dream season for the team this year. Decatur traveled east April 7 to take on the Eureka Springs Highlanders for the 2015 season opener and the first game for new softball coach Anna Wilkins.Cameron Shaffer pitched for the Decatur team. She allowed only three runs. On the other side of the equation, the batting abilities for the Bulldogs proved to overwhelm the Highlander pitching staff which allowed over 40 base hits.... Continue Reading »

Community

S The Office of the Keys

So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." John 20:21-23 On the evening of that first Easter Day, Jesus appeared to His disciples where they were gathered together behind closed doors.... Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gentry Senior Activity and Wellness Center is having a bake and yard sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 17, at the center. Proceeds will be used to support the senior meal program. Cemetery Cleanup — Falling Springs Cemetery will hold its annual clean up day at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 18. Patrons of the cemetery are asked to bring tools and come help. A board meeting will follow the cleanup ... The annual Daniel Cemetery cleanup day is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 ... The second annual Lahoma Kay Roberts Memorial Gospel Singing Jamboree is set for Saturday, April 25, at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.... Continue Reading »

S Ozark Regional Transit offers service, asks support of Gentry

GENTRY -- Representatives from Ozark Regional Transit Authority spoke to the Gentry City Council at its regular meeting on April 6 to update the council on services ORT provides to west-side communities and to seek monetary support. Jeff Hatley, mobility manager and public information officer for ORT, and Joel Gardner, executive director of ORT, told council members that the regional transit authority was seeking to expand its services into western Benton County and.... Continue Reading »

S Kidnap suspect found in Decatur, victim, in Gentry

DECATUR -- What began as a simple Internet correspondence ended with the incarceration of a 45-year-old man and possible charges of rape and kidnapping. This story, like so many across the United States, began with a 13-year-old girl starting an innocent Internet conversation with someone she thought was another juvenile her own age. But that soon took on a near tragic twist.... Continue Reading »

Opinion

S Aging on a feller does not automatically add wisdom

The sunshine has been a little sparse this spring and yet we had better not complain as the rain is sensitive to insults and we'd like to keep it around for the rest of the summer. I like going into the summer with full ponds and lots of grass. My boots have been wet so much that the leather is beginning to draw up and crinkle. I could but I can't wear rubber boots all day and be comfortable. Continue Reading »

S Yes, I do raise a few dandelions!

I mowed the other day but my yard is still full of them, those pretty yellow flowers which bloom every spring and early summer. Even though they're kind of pretty, most people don't like dandelions all that much. I guess it's because they tend to take over a lawn and keep the grass from growing into one spotless green carpet. And so, people spend a fortune on chemicals and sprays to kill them off; and some even spend hours digging them out. Of course, others of us who seem to be in the business of raising them aren't too popular with the neighbors.... Continue Reading »

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