S Terms expired for four on Decatur Housing Authority Board

DECATUR -- Two items were brought to council attention by Mayor Charles Linam and City Clerk Kim Wilkins concerning the Decatur Housing Authority. Continue Reading »

S Highfill to seek bids on water tank project, specifications to purchase new pickup truck

HIGHFILL -- City council authorized James "Butch" Wiand to seek bids for re-coating the city's single water tank but asked him to have the interior and exterior portions of the job also be bid separately so that the city could proceed with work on the interior even if it lacks funds to complete both the interior and exterior at the same time. Continue Reading »

S Land use plan ready for public hearing

GRAVETTE -- Mayor Byron Warren displayed a completed land use plan and functional classification to Gravette City Council members at last Thursday's committee of the whole meeting. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

GENTRY SENIOR CENTER MENUS Week of Sept. 22 - 26 Monday: Vegetable beef stew, cornbread, fruit cup. Tuesday: Rosemary chicken, sweet potatoes, turnip greens, bread, applesauce cake. Wednesday: Fish patty on bun w/lettuce, tomato, tartar sauce, French fries, coleslaw, brownie. Continue Reading »

S Ambulance meetings to begin County justices of the peace start voter education effort

BENTON COUNTY -- Benton County's justices of the peace will begin their voter education effort for two ambulance plans with a town hall meeting at 9 a.m. Sept. 20 in Centerton City Hall. Continue Reading »

S Sounds of yesteryear return

GENTRY -- Once again the put, put, put of old hit-and-miss engines could be heard, huge belts turned the gears of an old threshing machine, a mule provided the needed power for a rusty hay baler to bind straw into small bales, saws buzzed as logs were reduced to timbers and planed to finished lumber, and the clanking of hammers on red-hot iron turned shapeless metal into works of art and useful tools. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Shining Stars

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S GIS Shining Stars

Shining Stars at Gentry Intermediate School for the month of August are: Third Grade -- Kinzie Hill, Dominic Bouyear, David Grigg, Michael Meredith, Hunter Herrington; Fourth Grade -- Makenzie Owens, Emmi Haag, Afton Finnell, Hannah Hughes, Mallory Rogers; and Fifth Grade -- Michelle Glass, Ambry Smith, Lucas Guinn, Lee Roberts and Huntlee Wilkerson. Continue Reading »

S Football Contest Winner

The Catch the Prize winner this week is David Castaneda of Decatur. He was one of four who picked seven of the eight games correctly. He is a $25 winner. Continue Reading »

S Class of 1964

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S School board approves new bus route

GENTRY -- The Gentry School Board Monday unanimously approved the creation of a new bus route to pick up students living along Arkansas Highway 12. Continue Reading »

S Gentry PD to crack down on traffic violators

GENTRY -- Police are planning a campaign to crack down on traffic violators at several Gentry locations. Continue Reading »

S Circus dazzles Decatur residents

DECATUR -- "Ladies and gentlemen, and children of all ages, are you ready," Leo the circus clown shouted. The response was an overwhelming, "Yes!" Continue Reading »

S Volunteers needed for Relay for Life in Siloam Springs

SILOAM SPRINGS -- The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is seeking volunteers in Siloam Springs and West Benton County -- walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders and anyone wanting to make a difference -- to organize and recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, seek refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2015 event. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Free flu shots for students at Gentry Public Schools will be available on Oct. 14. The Benton County Health Unit, in conjunction with Gentry Schools, will be providing free flu shots to all students. Those with insurance are asked to provide insurance information for the County Health Department. Those without health insurance coverage for the shots will be offered the vaccines at no charge. Continue Reading »