S Gentry Animal Control receives $3,450 BISSELL Pet Foundation grant

Grant will fund spay and neuter surgeries for community cats

GENTRY — BISSELL Pet Foundation, supported in part by BISSELL Homecare, Inc., has awarded $3,450 to Gentry Animal Control to support its life-saving efforts. Funds will be used to provide spay and neuter surgeries to feral and free-roaming cats. Cat overpopulation is a major issue in Gentry and the surrounding area. This grant will enable Gentry Animal Control to proactively spay and neuter community cats. With thousands of pets euthanized each year, sterilization addresses the root cause of animal overpopulation by preventing unwanted births and freeing up shelter space for pets in need. Continue Reading »

Borgeteien-James selected to all-star team

GENTRY — Haley Borgeteien-James, a Gentry senior, was selected to play on the West All Star basketball team this year. "This is a huge honor and it has probably been at least 10 years since we've had a girl selected to the team," said Gentry girl's head coach, Toby Tevebaugh. Borgeteien-James was regularly a high scorer for Gentry last season and was moved up to varsity during her freshman year. Continue Reading »

S Found Dog

Submitted Photo Lucy was picked up near Sleepy Hollow in Gentry and, if not claimed, will be put up for adoption. Lucy is a chocolate (even though she looks black) Chihuahua mix about 1 year old. She is potty trained and is just a sweetheart. Call Mark at the Gentry Animal Shelter, 212-0632, if she is yours or if you want to give her a new forever home. Continue Reading »

S Dog Adoption

Copper, being held at the Decatur city pound, is still in need of a good home. Sometimes when animals are confined for long periods of time, their behavior can change. This has apparently happened with Copper. He has gone from the super friendly, inquisitive fellow to an intimidating boy. Rickey, Decatur's animal control officer, has not given up on him; however, right now he is the only person who can do anything with him. We post this in the hopes that there is someone who, perhaps, has experience with this type of behavior or is a trainer who can see merit in this beautiful dog and can help these issues. He really deserves a chance. Continue Reading »

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S Two students to graduate from SWOSU

Austin to receive pharmacy degree

WEATHERFORD, Okla. -- James Austin and Taylor Weifenbach are among approximately 533 students from Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Weatherford who will complete degree requirements after finishing the 2016 spring semester. The convocation will be Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m., at Milam Stadium on the Weatherford campus. Continue Reading »

S Northside Elementary recognizes third-quarter honor roll recipients

DECATUR -- Decatur Northside Elementary released its third quarter honor roll March 17 during an assembly in the school cafeteria. Continue Reading »

S Sam Roth signs with Rockhurst University

GRAVETTE — Samantha Roth, a senior at Gravette High School, signed a letter of intent last Wednesday morning to play women's lacrosse at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. Samantha, known as Sam by her family and friends, has been playing lacrosse with the Northwest Arkansas Lacrosse Club. She is a member of the Black Diamonds and has played all positions on the team. She has also been playing for the Kansas City Blue Lions for the past year. She has been traveling to Kansas City to play and get exposure with this team which has been instrumental in her success in the sport. Continue Reading »

S OCH holds teddy bear clinic

GRAVETTE — Ozarks Community Hospital at Gravette hosted a teddy bear clinic last Thursday for first grade students at Glenn Duffy Elementary School. The students visited the hospital between 8:45 and 10 a.m. and went to eight stations, where stuffed animals were used to teach them healthy behaviors through hands-on demonstrations. Teddy bear clinics are educational events for children ages 4-8, hosted by a medical facility. The purpose of the clinics is to promote wellness by exposing young children to healthy behaviors and giving them a fun opportunity to learn about their health. Continue Reading »

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S Brigance inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa

WALNUT RIDGE -- Brandon Brigance of Gentry has been inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for religious studies and theology. Brigance was inducted into the Alpha Delta Omicron chapter of the society at Williams Baptist College during the Christian Ministries Banquet held April 5. Continue Reading »