S Lady Pioneers dominate Lady Saints

GENTRY — Mallory Morris scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Lady Pioneers to a big 62-33 win over the visiting Lady Saints on Feb. 2. The Gentry girls (15-5, 7-3 4A-1) jumped to a 21-7 lead in the second quarter and never looked back. The Lady Pioneers dominated the Lady Saints on both sides and led 30-16 at halftime, with Morris stealing the ball, breaking away and hitting shots under the basket several times. By the end of three, the Lady Pioneers were up by 21 points, 47-26. Continue Reading »

S Saints press past Pioneers

GENTRY — Shiloh Christian brought a deep bench to Tuesday night’s 4A-1 Conference boys basketball clash. It’s a good thing. The Saints used almost every player who suited up. Shiloh Christian ran and pressed from tip-to-buzzer in a 55-42 win in a key league game of teams battling for seeds in the upcoming district tournament later this month. The Saints (8-12, 5-6 4A-1) played 10 players throughout the game, and seven of them scored. The Saints’ pressing style is something first-year coach Jacob Skinner said his team is starting to grasp. Continue Reading »

S Man pleads not guilty in death of hunting dogs

BENTON COUNTY — A Decatur man pleaded not guilty to charges that accuse him of shooting and killing two hunting dogs. Benjamin Charles Hudson, 27, is charged with first-degree criminal mischief, a Class D felony; and two counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals. He entered the pleas Monday during his arraignment before Circuit Judge Robin Green. Continue Reading »

S Annual Chamber of Commerce quilt show concluded Friday

GENTRY - Quilters and quilt lovers from around the region visited the annual Gentry Chamber of Commerce Quilt show sponsored by McKee Foods Corp., and held in the McKee Community Room at the Gentry Public Library last week. The show was held from Jan. 22 through Jan. 29. Winners among the many entries included: Best of Show - Nora Krein of Gentry; Best Hand Sewn - Sue Etris of Decatur.... Continue Reading »

S Does demon possession exist today?

"Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice, saying, 'Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are - the Holy One of God!' But Jesus rebuked him, saying, 'Be quiet, and come out of him!' And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him." Luke 4:33-35 Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Bird Watching Event - The Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society will meet at Eagle Watch Nature Trail on SWEPCO Lake just west of Gentry at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. Visitors are welcome. The club members will meet in the parking lot at 9 a.m. Terry Stanfill, who manages Eagle Watch, will be on hand as a leader in the event. There is a short walk on the trail through open-field habitat to a viewing platform with good potential to see bald eagles, various species of hawks and sparrows, ducks and other water birds. After this walk, the group may travel a short distance to find more wintering eagles on former Round Prairie. Stanfill will bring with him free packages of swamp milkweed seed for anyone interested in growing this beautiful native plant which is closely associated with Monarchs and other pollinators. Continue Reading »

S Paynes enjoy annual Christmas get-together

GRAVETTE -- The Civic Center in Gravette was the location of the Payne family Christmas celebration on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. We had our crockpot dinner, followed by a Dirty Santa gift exchange. Hopefully a good time was had by all, especially the little ones. Continue Reading »

S Gravette girls come back to defeat Pea Ridge

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions came from behind and brought home a big win in their game against the Lady Blackhawks of Pea Ridge on Friday night, 51-46. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs lose to Eagles, pick up victory against Hustlers

DECATUR -- The Decatur senior boys' basketball team had a mixed week as it first hosted the Union Christian Eagles at home Jan. 26 and went on the road to Hartford Jan. 28. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs play best games of season but come up short

DECATUR -- The Decatur senior girls' basketball team played one of its best games of the season when it hosted the Union Christian Eagles at Peterson Gym in Decatur on Jan. 26. This was the final regular season meeting between the Bulldogs and Eagles. Continue Reading »

S Arrest Reports

Joshua Levandoski-Doud, 23, of 1869 Cackleberry Lane in Decatur, was arrested Sunday in Fayetteville in connection with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, theft of property, possession of drug paraphernalia and one misdemeanor offense. Levandoski-Doud was being held Sunday at the Washington County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond. Continue Reading »

S Ozarks Community Hospital lays off 12

GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital recently laid off 12 of its 308 employees and providers at its Gravette location, but the layoffs represent only a small percentage of the OCH workforce in Gravette. In January of 2014, OCH employed approximately 199 people in the community. Its growth to 308 employees demonstrates that OCH has grown considerably over the past two years. Continue Reading »

S Gentry falls in Berryville and Huntsville

GENTRY -- The Pioneers fell in close games to both the Bobcats and the Eagles last week. Against Berryville, the Bobcats earned a big 4A-1 Conference win by edging out the Gentry Pioneers on Jan. 26 by a score of 66-63. Brady Smith led the Bobcats with 22 points. Continue Reading »

S Bigfoot sighted east of Gentry

I live about five miles east of Gentry on Flint Creek. Our back deck looks out over the Flint Creek valley. The creek itself is directly below our house. During the winter months we have bald eagles sitting in a large sycamore tree behind our house. They sit there most of the day and are there most every day. Over the years I have seen some pretty interesting creatures down around the creek. We used to see bobcats more than we do now and one day my daughter-in-law, Jessica, saw a mountain lion in her front yard. Continue Reading »

S I use my own code words to keep the government from spying on me

As many of you know, I'm a staunch supporter of the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights and it troubles me to no end to learn government institutions are trampling on my constitutionally-protected rights. Continue Reading »

S County officials hear criticism, support for sheriff

BENTONVILLE -- The campaign for Benton County sheriff dominated Thursday's Quorum Court meeting, with supporters of Sheriff Kelley Cradduck defending him against critics. Continue Reading »

S Letter to the Editor

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S Governor appoints Haak

GENTRY -- Delia Haak of Gentry was appointed by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to the Arkansas Forestry Commission. Her appointment expires Jan. 14, 2025. She replaces Allen Morgan. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center menus

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S OCH of Gravette adds providers, services

GRAVETTE -- Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette and OCH of Gravette Clinic have recently added several new providers and services to increase access to health care for the community. Continue Reading »

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