S The Office of the Keys

So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." John 20:21-23 On the evening of that first Easter Day, Jesus appeared to His disciples where they were gathered together behind closed doors.... Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gentry Senior Activity and Wellness Center is having a bake and yard sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 17, at the center. Proceeds will be used to support the senior meal program. Cemetery Cleanup — Falling Springs Cemetery will hold its annual clean up day at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 18. Patrons of the cemetery are asked to bring tools and come help. A board meeting will follow the cleanup ... The annual Daniel Cemetery cleanup day is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 ... The second annual Lahoma Kay Roberts Memorial Gospel Singing Jamboree is set for Saturday, April 25, at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs.... Continue Reading »

S Tired Iron show set for this weekend

GENTRY -- Tired Iron of the Ozarks will host its 23rd annual Spring Crank Up at its show grounds on Friday, April 17, through Sunday, April 19. Events include fully operational saw mills, a blacksmith shop with working blacksmiths, a parade of power at noon, antique engines and tractors, antique tools and farm equipment, a furnished log cabin, a building full of home antiques and much more. Continue Reading »

S Ozark Regional Transit offers service, asks support of Gentry

GENTRY -- Representatives from Ozark Regional Transit Authority spoke to the Gentry City Council at its regular meeting on April 6 to update the council on services ORT provides to west-side communities and to seek monetary support. Jeff Hatley, mobility manager and public information officer for ORT, and Joel Gardner, executive director of ORT, told council members that the regional transit authority was seeking to expand its services into western Benton County and.... Continue Reading »

S Gentry Shining Stars

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S Gravette approves bid for new sidewalks

GRAVETTE -- In a special council meeting preceding last Thursday's Committee of the Whole meeting, council members voted unanimously to approve a bid for construction of new sidewalks. The bid of $66,985 from Diamond State Concrete will fund a sidewalk from the former Marvin's Grocery location south to Walmart on the east side of Arkansas Highway 59. Arvest Bank has pledged $10,000 to help pay for the project. Continue Reading »

S Kidnap suspect found in Decatur, victim, in Gentry

DECATUR -- What began as a simple Internet correspondence ended with the incarceration of a 45-year-old man and possible charges of rape and kidnapping. This story, like so many across the United States, began with a 13-year-old girl starting an innocent Internet conversation with someone she thought was another juvenile her own age. But that soon took on a near tragic twist.... Continue Reading »

S Maysville News

We are having nice spring weather with some good rain which is always welcome. Lawn mowers are sure busy. I had my yard mowed Saturday and it sure did need it. Continue Reading »

S Hiwasse News

People, do your mail carrier a big favor! Check your boxes and areas for wasps and nests. If you find signs of them, spray them. Also flowers may look pretty around your mail boxes but they attract bees and some of our carriers are highly allergic to wasp and bee stings. Continue Reading »

S Car show held in Gentry on Saturday

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S Tornado siren tests, cleanup planned

DECATUR -- The city of Decatur is planning several events over the next few weeks in an effort to keep the community a clean and safe place to live. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Gravette HOSA club plans spaghetti supper, bingo night

GRAVETTE -- Members of Gravette's HOSA club announced they will host their annual spaghetti supper and bingo night on Tuesday, April 28, at the Gravette High School cafeteria. Continue Reading »

S Springtown to use county inspector

SPRINGTOWN -- The town council, at the regular March meeting, approved drawing up a contract to use the county for its building inspection work rather than hire its own inspector. The action came after a recommendation from the town's inspector and a presentation by the county's inspector, according to unapproved draft minutes of the March 10 meeting. Continue Reading »

S Gospel jamboree planned

SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The second annual Lahoma Kay Roberts Memorial Gospel Singing Jamboree is set for Saturday, April 25, at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. A meal begins at 3:30 p.m., and singing at 5 p.m. Continue Reading »