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 »

S Gravette board approves staff changes

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette School Board, at their regular meeting May 16, voted to approve several changes in personnel at Gravette Schools. Continue Reading »

S Highfill to consider half-cent sales-tax increase for roads

HIGHFILL — Under consideration by the Highfill City Council and discussed at the council's May 10 meeting are proposed ordinances asking for a half-cent increase in the city sales and use tax and to put the proposed tax increase on the November ballot. The proposed tax increase would be specifically for road and street maintenance and improvements in Highfill and would sunset after five years. 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 Gentry, Gravette Middle Schools earn monetary rewards

WESTSIDE — Two west-side schools - Gentry Middle School and Gravette Middle School - received monetary awards due to student performance under Arkansas Code ยง6-15-2107, which authorizes rewards in an amount up to $100 per student who attends a public school or public charter school in the top 5 percent of all Arkansas public schools in.... 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 Gentry Arrests

GENTRY -- Police in Gentry arrested William M. Degenhardt, 54, of Decatur, in connection to a May 12 driving incident in which Degenhardt is alleged to have exceeded the speed limit, failed field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a chemical test for blood-alcohol content. 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 »