S New aquaponic system installed at Gentry High School

Students will have opportunity to learn, hands-on, the farming method

GENTRY — Students enrolled in Gentry School District’s agriculture classes and members of the Gentry FFA will soon have opportunity to learn, hands-on, a unique and growing-in-use closed-system farming method called aquaponics. The system hardware was being installed Thursday morning in the high school’s greenhouse by Symbiotic Aquaponic, a company which sells and installs the system. Growing beds, fish tanks and a water system which included a reservoir and filtration system, along with plastic pipes and valves, were being installed Thursday by Kaben Smallwood, CEO of Symbiotic Aquaponic, and his staff. Students, teachers and administrators were stopping in to observe the process. Continue Reading »

S PAWS awards given at Glenn Duffy Elementary

GRAVETTE — PAWS award winners were honored at an assembly last week at Glenn Duffy Elementary School. PAWS Students of the Month for September are Georgia Cantrell of Sulphur Springs, Noah Everett of Bella Vista, Landon Handle of Gravette, Natalie Holland of Sulphur Springs, Blain Middleton of Sulphur Springs and Marley Rose of Bella Vista. PAWS ("Pawsitive" and Wise Students) awards are given in the classroom, hallway and cafeteria as an incentive for students to practice the PAWS skill for the month. Students are recognized at monthly Rise and Shine assemblies. PAWS Student of the Month T-shirts are sponsored by the Glenn Duffy Elementary PTO. The Glenn Duffy Elementary PAWS program incorporates character education and positive behavior into the school community. Each month PAWS skills are chosen and discussed in classroom guidance in relation to character education. Continue Reading »

S Threets celebrate 25th

An anniversary dinner was held for Kenny and Darla Threet, in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary, at the McKee Community Room at the Gentry Public Library, with approximately 50 relatives and friends of the Threets in attendance. Continue Reading »

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Week of Sept. 26-30 Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Revival begins tonight at Colcord church Continue Reading »

S Decatur Middle School students get jump on career

DECATUR — In the past, when kids were asked what they wanted to be when they grow up, their usual response would have been a fireman, or a lawyer, or a coach or an engineer. But today's youth are looking into more specialized fields such as athletic trainer, editor, or even a childcare service provider. This was the question proposed to students at one Decatur school. Students of Jeff Melton's eighth grade and Ashley Riggles' seventh grade classes at Decatur Middle School were asked to find a profession that they would be interested in pursuing after graduation. The unit began Aug. 29 and concluded with a class presentation Sept 2. Each student had a list of questions to research about their chosen profession. Their research included a job description, salary, education requirements, top universities and nearest schools offering degrees in this field. Continue Reading »

S Police let students experience driving while intoxicated

GENTRY — Police in Gentry took a proactive approach to impaired driving on Sept. 7 when officers visited Gentry High School and set up a course for students to drive wearing goggles which simulate impairment caused by drug and alcohol use. And though the goggles impaired vision, the students found the educational exercise to be an eye opener. Students were given opportunity to drive the police department's golf cart through the course without the goggles and then to try it again with the goggles which caused blurred vision and made it extremely difficult for students to drive through the course without running over cones. While some students were driving with the goggles, created and distributed by Fatal Vision, others were attempting to complete the steps of a field sobriety test without and then with the goggles, and many staggered and swayed without a drop to drink. Continue Reading »

S 'Hero dog' rescues elderly neighbor

GRAVETTE — A little dog, a family pet, is being called a "hero dog" for her role in rescuing an elderly woman. Baylor, a Corgi mix belonging to Vicky Barham of Gravette, is the pet who alerted her owner to the woman's predicament. Barham said that last Tuesday afternoon she and Baylor had returned from their usual walk around the neighborhood. Baylor just kept going to the front door, scratching at the bottom of the door and whining. Continue Reading »

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Gentry Band selling Blue & Gold Sausage Continue Reading »

S Burrito fundraiser, yard sale to benefit Carnahan family

GRAVETTE -- A burrito fundraiser and huge yard sale will be held this weekend to benefit Darrin Carnahan and family of Gravette. The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Carnahans' home at 102 Tenth Avenue, S.E. The family is asking for donations of merchandise to sell and will appreciate any help donors can give. Continue Reading »

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Week of September 19-23 Continue Reading »