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S Four vie for title of Decatur Homecoming Queen

DECATUR -- For students at Decatur High School, Oct. 12 marks the football teams' return to Bulldog Stadium after several long weeks on the road and the annual homecoming celebration. Continue Reading »

S Junior girls take powderpuff championship

GENTRY -- The junior class won the annual powderpuff football tournament at Gentry High School, defeating the seniors, 6-0, in overtime. Continue Reading »

S Spencer crowned 2018 Gentry homecoming queen

GENTRY -- Football captains this year were Garrett Hays and Peyton Wright. The 2018 Gentry homecoming queen was Danielle Spencer. Continue Reading »

Sports

S Pioneers down Tigers for homecoming victory

GENTRY -- Brandon Atwood threw for three touchdowns, and Peyton Wright ran for another to lead the Gentry Pioneers to a 4A-1 Conference shutout win over the Green Forest Tigers, 35-0, during Gentry's homecoming celebrations in Pioneer Stadium on Friday night. Atwood completed 13 of 18 passes for 233 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown pass to Wright. He added a 40-yard touchdown pass to Dylan Kilgore and threw another to Zack Jarnagan, who finished with five catches for 88 yards. Continue Reading »

Community

S Ayres is candidate for Gravette mayor

GRAVETTE -- Dale Ayres of Gravette has announced he is a candidate for Gravette mayor, challenging incumbent Kurt Maddox. Ayres says he and his wife Diana enjoy spending time in the Gravette community and sharing both community and family traditions with their children and grandchildren. He hopes to continue the progress Gravette has made and make improvements where possible. Ayres says that, if elected, there are a few key areas he would focus on immediately after taking office. These include strategic planning, zoning and development of current infrastructure such as water, sewer, street, fire and police departments; maintaining transparency with all parties involved, whether individual, community group or business owner, throughout planning and implementation of projects; and prioritizing the needs and safety of city police, fire and EMS personnel while reviewing the operation, spending, employee retention and experience of their departments. Continue Reading »

S Gravette library hosts 'Moon Over Main Street'

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Public Library will host an open house followed by "Moon Over Main Street," a star party, on Saturday, Oct. 20. Library doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for visitors to tour the library, visit the Maker Space lab and visit with local artist Michael Kelley, who will have some of his paintings of planets and constellations on display. Continue Reading »

S Students learn fire safety from Decatur firefighters

DECATUR -- Students from two Decatur schools recently got the opportunity to interact with members of the firefighting community and stand next to a real fire engine. Continue Reading »

S Council approves final plat for subdivision phase

Hears updates on bridge and water tower projects

GENTRY -- City council, on Oct. 1, approved a final plat for phase 1B of the Sunset Ridge subdivision, adopted the 2018 millage rate and discussed what to do about the feral cat situation. Continue Reading »

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Opinion

S How can he forgive sins?

Weekly Devotion

"And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the man sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee." Matthew 9:2 (Read v. 1-8) _ In private confession and absolution, and each Sunday in corporate worship, sinners confess their sins to the Lord God and look to Christ Jesus and His cross in faith for the forgiveness of sins; and the pastor announces unto them the grace of God and, in the stead and by the command of our Lord Jesus Christ, forgives the sins of penitent sinners. "But who can forgive sins but God alone?" some may ask.... Continue Reading »

S Time does not always tell

I suspect many of you fellers have keys that do not have tags on them to designate their locks. We on this rock pile have enough old keys to melt them down and build a new lock! I have an old metal desk in the corner of the vet shack at the barn. I suppose it was my idea to sit there and enter the records gathered as we worked cattle into a book. Didn't happen yet, but as long as there is breath there is hope! Continue Reading »