S Steven Cutshaw Wade

HIGHFILL — Steven Cutshaw Wade, 69, of Highfill, died Sept. 29, 2016, in Bentonville. He was born Nov. 1, 1946, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to Aubrey Wade and Dot Cutshaw Wade. Continue Reading »

S Tractor-trailer rig overturns in Gentry

Cleanup underway Thursday morning

GENTRY — Police in Gentry were working another truck rollover accident at the curve on Arkansas Highway 12 at Pioneer Lane in the predawn hours of Thursday. According to police, the accident occurred about 1 a.m., Thursday, when a truck leased to Simmons Foods and driven by Curtis Garcia, 43, of Colcord, Okla., went off the roadway and overturned on the curve. Continue Reading »

S Gravette council approves ambulance agreement, passes capital improvement resolution

GRAVETTE — Members of the Gravette city council, at their regular meeting Thursday, approved an agreement for ambulance billing services and passed a resolution of intent regarding capital improvements. Both actions were by unanimous vote. The ambulance service agreement is the same agreement now in place and will renew the billing service for three years. The document was approved, with only minor changes from the original draft, to allow for changing the venue for adjudicating a dispute or disagreement from McCracken County, Kentucky, circuit court to Benton County Circuit Court. The resolution of intent declares that the city plans to advance its own funds to pay the costs of street improvements, park and recreation improvements, sewer improvements and sidewalk improvements prior to the issuance of bonds and to repay itself from proceeds of the respective bonds. In other action.... Continue Reading »

S Gentry High School announces homecoming plans for next week

GENTRY — With homecoming week coming up and homecoming ceremonies at Gentry High School set for Oct. 7, plans are underway for activities at the school and for the homecoming football game. Theme for this year's homecoming is "Pioneers Take Gold" (an Olympics theme). he Gentry Pioneers will take on the Huntsville Eagles in Pioneer Stadium on Friday, Oct. 7. Game time is 7 p.m. Prior to the game, at 6:30 p.m., coronation ceremonies are planned and a new homecoming king and queen will be crowned. Students are encouraged to participate in dress-up days during Homecoming Spirit Week, Oct. 3-7, the week of homecoming, to promote Pioneer spirit. Dress-up days include.... Continue Reading »

S Millage passes for Gentry Schools

New facilities, improvements planned

GENTRY — Voters in the Gentry School District agreed to a 3.1-mill increase in their taxes Tuesday, with 250 voting for it (68 percent) and 118 voting against it (32 percent). The money will support a $9.5 million bond for an addition at the intermediate school, a career and technical education building, electrical upgrades at Gentry High School and at the vocational agriculture building, and lighting and sound upgrades in the auditorium.... Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Search for possible train victim turns up nothing but cowboy hat

DECATUR — A search for a possible victim of a collision between a train and a person on the tracks turned up nothing but a cowboy hat on Saturday night though multiple agencies joined in the search for a possible victim. Continue Reading »

S Siloam Springs man sentenced for raping 6-year-old girl

BENTONVILLE -- A Siloam Springs man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday after he admitted raping a 6-year-old girl. Continue Reading »

S Kristen Flesner of Gentry selected for Harding University Chorus

SEARCY -- Kristen Flesner, of Gentry, has been selected for the 2016-17 Harding University Chorus. Following auditions at the beginning of the fall semester, students were chosen for the 60-member ensemble that performs on and off campus. Continue Reading »

S Donald Miller now Christian Church pastor

GRAVETTE — Donald Miller is the new pastor of the First Christian Church in Gravette. He accepted the position as permanent pastor June 1, after serving as interim pastor since April. His first Sunday as interim pastor was Easter Sunday. Continue Reading »

S Local teen sets high-in-the-sky goal

GRAVETTE — Flying a plane has been a dream of Dane Hilger, now a junior at Gravette High School, since he was in the seventh grade. And he is well on his way to realizing that dream. Dane's grandmother, Marsha Heiser, who lives in Prescott, Kan., has a good friend who is a retired airline pilot and a flight instructor. This connected Dane with Clarence Easley of Pleasanton, Kan., and Easley has been giving Dane lessons since Dane turned 13. Continue Reading »

S Harps now open in Gentry

Ribbon cutting and opening draws large crowd

GENTRY — The ribbon was cut and the doors are now open at the new Harps Food Store in Gentry. The parking lot was full and shoppers were in every aisle last Wednesday morning as local residents came to check out the new food store and buy their groceries - for the first time in months without driving out of town. A large crowd was on hand Sept. 21 as Amber Parker, manager of the new store, cut the ribbon. Continue Reading »

S Police Reports/Arrests

GENTRY -- Gentry police are investigating the theft of a tablet and keyboard from a vehicle parked on Dawn Hill East Road. The burglary and theft occurred during the night hours of Sept. 2, according to police. Continue Reading »

S Holt appointed to Gentry School Board

Cypert honored for her years of service

GENTRY -- Jon Holt was appointed by the Gentry School Board on Sept. 19 to fill, for one year, the school board vacancy in Zone 2 of the Gentry Public School District. Continue Reading »

S Maysville EH Club

MAYSVILLE -- The Maysville Extension Homemakers Club members met at the community building Sept. 22 for the regular meeting. Bert Ballman was hostess for the lunch of biscuits and sausage gravy. The meeting was called to order and the welcome was given by President Orpha Wardlaw at 1 p.m. Melinda Crawley led us in a song entitled "Hello." Continue Reading »