S Tornado causes damage in Decatur

DECATUR — The 2016 tornado season roared into Decatur a little early as a line of tornadic thunderstorms moved through the area April 26-27, prompting a series of tornado warnings that extended from eastern Oklahoma into Benton and Washington counties. Tornado warnings were posted for Delaware and Adair Counties in Oklahoma 30 minutes prior to the storms crossing the border into Arkansas. Continue Reading »

S Public invited to informational meeting on new school plans

Patrons of the Gentry School District asked for input on construction proposals and millage increase

GENTRY — A community meeting to discuss building plans for a new Gentry Intermediate School will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9, in the community room of the Pioneer Activities Complex on the Gentry High School campus. The public is urged to attend. Continue Reading »

S Health Inspections

Gentry April 14 Gentry Primary School, 1265 Pioneer Lane Priority violation: • One pan of cheese dip was not 41°F or below. It may have been out for employees to use during their lunch or may be improper cooling. Destroyed. ^ Gentry High School, 1155 Pioneer Lane Priority violations: • Employees did not wash hands prior to putting on gloves. Corrected. • Time log for items on salad bar using time as a control is not complete. Nonpriority violations: • Back-up thermometer in walk-in and salad cooler do not appear accurate. Replace if needed. • Dishwasher does not maintain wash or rinse temperature through multiple cycles as it should. Contact a professional company or repair person to repair machine. On-going issue. Continue Reading »

S OCH celebrating therapy month

GRAVETTE — Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette is celebrating Occupational Therapy Month throughout the month of April. Occupational therapy is a science-driven, evidence-based profession that provides practical support to help people recover and overcome barriers that prevent them from performing everyday activities. This allows people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping maximize performance, function and participate in meaningful activities such as occupations. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Animal Control receives $3,450 BISSELL Pet Foundation grant

Grant will fund spay and neuter surgeries for community cats

GENTRY — BISSELL Pet Foundation, supported in part by BISSELL Homecare, Inc., has awarded $3,450 to Gentry Animal Control to support its life-saving efforts. Funds will be used to provide spay and neuter surgeries to feral and free-roaming cats. Cat overpopulation is a major issue in Gentry and the surrounding area. This grant will enable Gentry Animal Control to proactively spay and neuter community cats. With thousands of pets euthanized each year, sterilization addresses the root cause of animal overpopulation by preventing unwanted births and freeing up shelter space for pets in need. Continue Reading »

Borgeteien-James selected to all-star team

GENTRY — Haley Borgeteien-James, a Gentry senior, was selected to play on the West All Star basketball team this year. "This is a huge honor and it has probably been at least 10 years since we've had a girl selected to the team," said Gentry girl's head coach, Toby Tevebaugh. Borgeteien-James was regularly a high scorer for Gentry last season and was moved up to varsity during her freshman year. Continue Reading »

S Found Dog

Submitted Photo Lucy was picked up near Sleepy Hollow in Gentry and, if not claimed, will be put up for adoption. Lucy is a chocolate (even though she looks black) Chihuahua mix about 1 year old. She is potty trained and is just a sweetheart. Call Mark at the Gentry Animal Shelter, 212-0632, if she is yours or if you want to give her a new forever home. Continue Reading »

S Dog Adoption

Copper, being held at the Decatur city pound, is still in need of a good home. Sometimes when animals are confined for long periods of time, their behavior can change. This has apparently happened with Copper. He has gone from the super friendly, inquisitive fellow to an intimidating boy. Rickey, Decatur's animal control officer, has not given up on him; however, right now he is the only person who can do anything with him. We post this in the hopes that there is someone who, perhaps, has experience with this type of behavior or is a trainer who can see merit in this beautiful dog and can help these issues. He really deserves a chance. Continue Reading »

S Board hears reports, approves programs

GRAVETTE -- The president and president-elect of Gravette High School's award-winning HOSA club were present at the April meeting of the Gravette school board and led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the meeting. Continue Reading »

S Local veterans honored with memorial flight

HIGHFILL — "Thank You," said a lone sign thrust high above the crowd, relaying the sentiments of everybody. "Thank you for your service to our nation" was the message that greeted veterans as they disembarked from a plane after a day of remembrances. Seventy-four military veterans from World War Two, Korea and Vietnam returned to Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport April 20 after a day-long visit to Washington, D.C. Continue Reading »

S Band helps welcome home heros

HIGHFILL -- The Decatur High School band has earned many honors this school year. But none any greater than that on the night of April 20. Continue Reading »

S 'Sea of Dreams' theme for Gentry's prom

SILOAM SPRINGS -- "Sea of Dreams" was the theme for Gentry High School's prom held Saturday night at the Cypress Barn in Siloam Springs; and the barn, decorated with an underwater theme, was quickly filled with Gentry students and their dates in formal and semi-formal attire. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S Mayor gives pep talk to Decatur elementary students

DECATUR -- It is time to put in some extra study time once again for students at Decatur Northside Elementary as the state required assessment test rapidly approaches. One local official came to the school to help the students prepare for the task ahead. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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