S Gravette Schools millage proposal gets little support

A Gravette School District millage proposal appeared headed to defeat late Tuesday. The district sought a 3.6-mill tax increase to build an elementary school and add several classrooms to the high school. With three of four precincts counted as of late Tuesday, the millage was failing with 2,367 votes against it (87 percent) and 359 votes for it (13 percent). 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 How does the redemption won for all by Christ become our own?

We learned from the God's own Word that God, for the sake of Jesus Christ's holy life and innocent sufferings and death upon the cross for the sins of the whole world, has forgiven us and all people, declaring us to be pardoned, just, righteous and acceptable in His sight. Continue Reading »

S Helping a friend is a high calling, but I'll never offer to halter break a horse again

Did I ever say I got smarter as I got older? I might have lied. I agreed to take a colt, a 2-year old colt, and halter break him for a friend. Another lie, that guy could not be a friend if he talks you into taking a 2-year old gelding to halter break. I mean this mustang has only been handled to geld and that was not pleasant for any of the participants! 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 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 We finally did it. We shut it off!

I don't really know why we didn't do it sooner. I guess we just didn't know if it would work. It might be also that I feared the change would be unacceptable to Mrs. Griz; but when she made the suggestion, it was time to give it a try. And it worked. 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 Are our hearts too hard to see?

"And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered. For they considered not [the miracle] of the loaves: for their heart was hardened." Mark 6:51-52 (Read Mk. 6:30-56; cf. Jn. 6:1ff.; Mt. 14:13ff; Lk. 9:10ff.) Continue Reading »

S Gentry Shining Stars

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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 »

S Obituaries

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S Lady Pioneers come up short

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers lost to Westville, Okla., in non-conference play on Sept. 8. The girls lost, 3-1. Continue Reading »

S Gravette brings home victory from Mayflower

GRAVETTE -- The Lions brought home a big win from Mayflower, 48-24, on Friday night after suffering a loss at home to Pottsville in the team's season opener. Continue Reading »


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