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S Hay baled old way, with mules

GENTRY -- Sitting in the air-conditioned cab of a modern tractor and pulling a hydraulic hay baler, it is easy to forget the way in which the task was performed over a century ago. Oftentimes it took a team of oxen, horses or mules pulling a crude device to bale hay -- taking days to finish a field. Continue Reading »

S Why grow grass when you could grow food?

GENTRY -- One Gentry businessman has taken a different approach to keeping the lawn in front of his business mowed and trimmed. Instead of mowing it, he put in a community garden and shares fruits and vegetables with area residents. Continue Reading »


S Decatur, Gentry grow in summer league play

GENTRY -- It was a rough week for the Decatur Bulldogs, dropping three of their four games during the Gentry Summer Basketball League held in the gym at Gentry High School July 22 and 24. The Gentry Pioneers had a good week of play. The Pioneers played the Greenland Pirates July 22. It was a see-saw match in the opening minutes of the first half. Gentry, however, began a rally to propel them ahead of Greenland, taking a 22 to 10 lead into the break. In the second half.... Continue Reading »


S Hometown Events

Gravette Days The 2014 Gravette Days, a two-day weekend celebration, will be Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, in Kindley Park in Gravette and at other locations throughout the city. Gravette was founded in l893 and this is the city's 121st annual celebration. Festivities are planned for all ages, including softball and sand volleyball tournaments, an archery shoot and a skateboard exhibition on Friday. Saturday begins early with a Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and youth football scrimmage. The rest of the fun-packed Saturday will include the judging and crowning of Miss Gravette 2014, pretty baby and tiny tot pageants, a juried car show, a parade and an outdoor Dutch oven cook-off. Live music and food are planned. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Hospital Ole Timers

The gang from the old Gravette Hospital met on Thursday, July 17, with plenty of food, visits and memories. We planned our next supper for Thursday, Sept. 11, at 5:30 p.m. at The Gallery in Decatur. We would love to see even more "Ole Timers" then. Continue Reading »

S Display honoring Scott considered

GRAVETTE -- The monthly meeting of the Gravette Public School Board on July 22 began with a moment of silence to honor the memory of Angela Scott, Gravette teacher and HOSA sponsor killed in a recent car accident. Continue Reading »

S Tharp announces run for mayoral post in Decatur

DECATUR -- Bob Tharp, a current member of the Decatur City Council, announced Tuesday his candidacy for mayor of Decatur. Continue Reading »


S Weighed in the Balances and Found Wanting

"If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared." Psalm 130:3-4 Continue Reading »

S It's hard for givers to be receivers

My mom was always doing things for others. After I married and had my own family, every time we'd go to her house she'd send home something with me, usually food, often cinnamon rolls. How she loved to cook for her family! Continue Reading »

Latest Photos

Photo by Mike Eckels A tractor pulls several large tree limbs off Arkansas Highway 12 near the Springtown Cemetery. The limbs fell across the highway during a violent windstorm July 23. Traffic was halted on the major thoroughfare between Gentry and Highfill for 45 minutes while local farmers and Highfill city workers cleared the debris.
Photo by Randy Moll A little persistence paid off and fish began to bite at the pond in the new Flint Creek Nature Area as children enjoyed fishing and other learning activities during the “Kids in the Woods” event held there last week. One excited group of young fishermen shows off fish caught in a matter of minutes once the fish started biting.
Photo by Randy Moll Mason Musich paints a rock during the “Kids in the Woods” event last week at the new Flint Creek Nature Area.