S Kristen Flesner of Gentry studies abroad

SEARCY — Kristen Flesner of Gentry departed May 11 for a six-week study abroad in Florence, Rome, Vienna and London with Harding University. As part of the curriculum, Flesner, a vocal music education major, will explore major cultural centers in Europe while learning of connections among music, art and history. Students explore the birthplace of opera, Florence, Italy, during the Maggio Musicale music festival. Trips to Pisa, Sienna and San Gimignano are also expected. Students have a full course load available to them, taught by visiting Harding professors. Continue Reading »

S Teeds to celebrate 50th

Fred and Violet (Witt) Teed will celebrate 50 years of marriage with a reception and open house to be hosted by their children from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at the Sac Osage Electric Coop Community Room, 4815 E. Hwy. 54, El Dorado Springs, Mo. No gifts are requested other than the pleasure of your company. As teenagers, Fred and Violet attended Gravette Holiness Bible School, where they met and fell in love. They later taught at GHBS, and Violet also taught for many years at Christian schools in Fort Scott, Kan, and in El Dorado Springs, Mo. In addition to working as a farmer, Fred was an employee at Witt Printing for more than 40 years. Fred and Violet were married at the Blackjack Church of God (Holiness) on June 4, 1966, and are still an active part of that church community. Continue Reading »

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S Brigance on Williams College dean's list

WALNUT RIDGE -- Williams Baptist College released the names of students on the president's and dean's lists for the 2016 spring semester, and Brandon Brigance, of Gentry, was included on the dean's list. Continue Reading »

S Students named to Harding University dean's list

SEARCY -- More than 1,300 students were included on the Harding University dean's list for grades achieved during the spring 2016 semester. The following local students were included in this recognition:Kristen Flesner, vocal music education major from Gentry;Yochabel Romero Perales, elementary education major from Gentry; and Continue Reading »

S Little accepted as 2016 Honors Scholar

GENTRY -- The Norbert O. Schedler Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway has announced that Lauren Little, of Gentry, has been accepted as a member of the incoming Fall 2016 class of Honors Scholars. Continue Reading »

S Bolduc receives scholarship from ATU

GRAVETTE -- Ian Bolduc, a 2016 graduate of Gravette High School, received a distinguished scholars award from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, which includes a scholarship beginning with the fall 2016 semester. Continue Reading »

S SPC announces Distinguished Alumni for 2016

LEVELLAND (Texas) -- South Plains College recently selected two former students to receive its highest alumni awards for 2016. Deborah Adams Alsup and Elijah Williams were named 2016 Distinguished Alumni of South Plains College. Continue Reading »

S Correction

Sean Ewald was listed among Gentry's graduating seniors but not pictured because he was still a junior at the time senior pictures were taken. Sean was able to complete the credits needed to graduate with the 2016 senior class. Continue Reading »

S Two Gentry students honored by governor

GENTRY -- Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and the First Lady Susan Hutchinson hosted Scholastic Honors Day at the Governor's Mansion on April 30. Scholastic Honors Day is held annually to recognize the academically top-performing seniors from high schools in Arkansas. Continue Reading »

S Arkansas Tech announces spring 2016 dean's list

RUSSELLVILLE -- Arkansas Tech University announced its dean's list for undergraduate students on the Russellville campus for the spring 2016 semester. A student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher and complete at least 12 hours of college-level coursework to be named to the dean's list. A total of 1,670 Arkansas Tech students achieved that distinction during spring 2016. Included in the spring 2016 dean's list are 650 students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Intermediate School Honor Roll

GENTRY -- Gentry Intermediate School released its second-semester honor rolls. The lists include the following. Continue Reading »

S Gravette post office food drive successful

GRAVETTE -- Employees of the Gravette post office participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food drive on Saturday, May 14. They said the drive was very successful this year and reported they collected a total of 2,066 pounds of food. Continue Reading »

S Gentry becomes Tree City, holds Arbor Day celebration

GENTRY — Though tree planting was delayed numerous times due to wet weather, four new red maple trees were planted in Gentry City Park, a planned Arbor Day observance was held and a Tree City proclamation was read on May 17, officially making Gentry a Tree City USA. Continue Reading »

S Moorman family of Gravette named Benton County Farm Family of the Year

BENTON COUNTY — The Moorman family of Gravette was named Benton County Farm Family of the Year on Friday. "We were pretty surprised and honored," Tracy Moorman said of the recognition. Tracy and Jennifer Moorman operate a 335-acre beef and poultry farm near Gravette, according to Jim Singleton, chairman of the selection committee. Continue Reading »