S Earth Day observered at Eagle Watch

GENTRY — In spite of the misty and rainy weather on Saturday morning, about 30 people - most affiliated with Bloomfield 4-H - came to the Eagle Watch Nature Area on Saturday morning and helped spruce up the pollinator gardens and plant a variety of seeds along the trail to attract butterflies, bees, birds and other wildlife. While the older children and adults carried out the harder tasks, the younger children delighted in planting seeds along the creek and in the prairie-grass area of the acres set aside for wildlife.... Continue Reading »

S Students relive bygone days during reunion

DECATUR — Graduates of Decatur High School gathered in the community room (old gym) at Decatur city hall (the site of the second high school) to see old high school friends and to remember days gone by. This year's event honored classes from 1955 and 1956, celebrating their 60th anniversary; 1965 and 1966, celebrating their 50th anniversary; and 1990 and 1991, celebrating their 25th anniversary. Seventy-five alumni began arriving at around 6 p.m. to a room full of history and familiar faces, invoking memories of basketball games, band concerts and high school dances. Continue Reading »

S Gentry takes boys' team title

Gravette girls finish in second place

GRAVETTE — Strong performances by Cole Cripps and Bryan Harris led Gentry to the boys' team title, while Vanessa Wing flew high in leading Pea Ridge to the girls' team title at the 4A-1 District Track Meet on Tuesday. Cripps won the triple jump and repeated as district champ in the pole vault by clearing 13-6, but it was Harris who earned high-point honors by winning the 100 meters (11.33 seconds) and finishing second in the 110 hurdles, high jump and long jump. The senior also picked up a fourth-place finish in the triple jump to add to the Pioneers' overall team total of 164. Continue Reading »

S Welcome to the Byrnes Farm!

Well, Linda and I did it ... we bought a couple of sheep and a couple of goats. We are now the proud owners of two American Blackbelly ewes. One of the ewes, the one we call Rosie, has twin lambs, a male and female. Linda named the other ewe Sweet Pea. Sweet Pea is due to lamb sometime in October. Blackbellys are a handsome breed that remind me a little of deer. And they can jump like a deer too. They are mostly a dark tan with a black underbelly. Continue Reading »

S Gentry wins conference match against Decatur

GENTRY -- The Decatur Bulldogs traveled south to take on the Gentry Pioneers in a 4A-1 conference match April 14 at Pioneer Stadium in Gentry. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs narrowly defeated in match against Eagles

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldogs, coming off of a two-game winning streak, narrowly lost their conference match with the Huntsville Eagles April 26 at Bulldog Stadium in Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Gentry boys take first in district meet

Gravette girls take second

GRAVETTE -- Strong performances by Cole Cripps and Bryan Harris led Gentry to the boys team title, while Vanessa Wing flew high in leading Pea Ridge to the girls team title at the 4A-1 District Track Meet on Tuesday. Continue Reading »

S New Gravette police officers commissioned

GRAVETTE -- Joshua Greer and Jeremy Rhodes were sworn in as members of the Gravette Police Department's reserve component last Thursday evening by circuit judge Tommy Smith. The two officers underwent an extensive interview, selection and training process and are now ready to be active members of the Gravette PD's reserve or auxiliary component. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

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S How should we pray?

"Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof. Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be healed...." Luke 7:6-7 (Read Luke 7:1-10) Continue Reading »

S Maysville EH Club Report

MAYSVILLE -- Thirteen members and one guest met at the Maysville Community Building for the April 28 meeting. Beverly Whiteside was hostess for the meal. The meeting was called to order at 1 o'clock by President Orpha Wardlaw, and Jane Wilber welcomed our guest, Lydia Seiden. We sang "Whistle While You Work," led by Melinda Crawley, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Inspirations were given by Melinda on the Legend of the Wingless Bird and Purpose of Christianity. Orpha read a humorous article on "Why They Hired the Pastor." Continue Reading »

S Local volunteers honored for service to children's shelter

HIGHFILL -- A number of local residents who volunteer at the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter were honored at the Volunteer & Community Partners Appreciation Dinner held on March 31 at the Double Tree Hotel in Bentonville. Continue Reading »

S High school presents humorous plays on Thursday

‘Paper or Plastic?’ and ‘60 Second Singles!’ featured in spring show

GENTRY -- Sponsored by Encore Resale Shoppe and Walmart, "Paper or Plastic?" and "60 Second Singles!" celebrates the craziness of small-town grocery stores and speed-dating reality shows. The spring show, presented by Gentry High School's drama class, premieres at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, in the high school auditorium. Continue Reading »

S National Lemonade Day set for this Saturday

GENTRY -- Local kids will be getting a taste of entrepreneurship during National Lemonade Day this Saturday. Students from the Siloam Springs Boys and Girls Club, Siloam Springs High School, Gentry Middle School and local home-school groups will be selling lemonade at six locations throughout Siloam Springs and at the Chicken Coop in Gentry. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers end season on Thursday

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers first game of the conference tournament was against the Lady Eagles of Huntsville. The game was played on Thursday, April 28, at 2 p.m. in the Merrill Reynolds Memorial Complex. Continue Reading »

S Decatur track team dominates district meet in Eureka

DECATUR -- The Decatur track team traveled to Eureka Springs April 25 to participate in its final 2A 4-West district meet before moving to the 1A conference next season. The Bulldogs went out in style, posting wins in both the boys' and girls' meets. Continue Reading »

S Council approves lot splits, cleanup liens

GRAVETTE -- In a short meeting last Thursday night, members of the Gravette city council approved two lot splits and cleanup liens for two properties within the city. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Decatur loses to Hackett in final 2A-4 West conference game

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldog baseball and softball teams traveled to Hackett to participate in their final 2A-4 West district tournament before moving to the 1A conference next year. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers 6-0 in conference play

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers took on the Green Forest Tigers April 25 for their sixth conference game of the season. Continue Reading »


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