S Steven Cutshaw Wade

HIGHFILL — Steven Cutshaw Wade, 69, of Highfill, died Sept. 29, 2016, in Bentonville. He was born Nov. 1, 1946, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to Aubrey Wade and Dot Cutshaw Wade. Continue Reading »

S Tractor-trailer rig overturns in Gentry

Cleanup underway Thursday morning

GENTRY — Police in Gentry were working another truck rollover accident at the curve on Arkansas Highway 12 at Pioneer Lane in the predawn hours of Thursday. According to police, the accident occurred about 1 a.m., Thursday, when a truck leased to Simmons Foods and driven by Curtis Garcia, 43, of Colcord, Okla., went off the roadway and overturned on the curve. Continue Reading »

S Decatur loses to Mountainburg in conference opener

MOUNTAINBURG — It was a tough night for the Decatur Bulldog football team when it traveled to Mountainburg Sept. 23 for the first conference game of the 2016 season. This meeting was the second for both teams this season. The first was a benefit game at Bulldog Stadium Aug. 23. Mountainburg took the victory in that outing. The Dragons were one and one coming into this matchup and were looking for their second conference victory. The Bulldogs were looking for their first victory when they took the field at Mountainburg. Unlike the previous game, the Bulldog defense held back the running play, stopping the Dragon offense from scoring on the first possession of the game.... Continue Reading »

S Gravette council approves ambulance agreement, passes capital improvement resolution

GRAVETTE — Members of the Gravette city council, at their regular meeting Thursday, approved an agreement for ambulance billing services and passed a resolution of intent regarding capital improvements. Both actions were by unanimous vote. The ambulance service agreement is the same agreement now in place and will renew the billing service for three years. The document was approved, with only minor changes from the original draft, to allow for changing the venue for adjudicating a dispute or disagreement from McCracken County, Kentucky, circuit court to Benton County Circuit Court. The resolution of intent declares that the city plans to advance its own funds to pay the costs of street improvements, park and recreation improvements, sewer improvements and sidewalk improvements prior to the issuance of bonds and to repay itself from proceeds of the respective bonds. In other action.... Continue Reading »

S Gentry High School announces homecoming plans for next week

GENTRY — With homecoming week coming up and homecoming ceremonies at Gentry High School set for Oct. 7, plans are underway for activities at the school and for the homecoming football game. Theme for this year's homecoming is "Pioneers Take Gold" (an Olympics theme). he Gentry Pioneers will take on the Huntsville Eagles in Pioneer Stadium on Friday, Oct. 7. Game time is 7 p.m. Prior to the game, at 6:30 p.m., coronation ceremonies are planned and a new homecoming king and queen will be crowned. Students are encouraged to participate in dress-up days during Homecoming Spirit Week, Oct. 3-7, the week of homecoming, to promote Pioneer spirit. Dress-up days include.... Continue Reading »

S Millage passes for Gentry Schools

New facilities, improvements planned

GENTRY — Voters in the Gentry School District agreed to a 3.1-mill increase in their taxes Tuesday, with 250 voting for it (68 percent) and 118 voting against it (32 percent). The money will support a $9.5 million bond for an addition at the intermediate school, a career and technical education building, electrical upgrades at Gentry High School and at the vocational agriculture building, and lighting and sound upgrades in the auditorium.... Continue Reading »

S Woes suffered by one feller can be a joy to another

We check fences all the time. I mean we really look at and repair fences every day. I cannot afford to let cattle get out on a road and be the cause of an accident. The traffic is building up monthly around our area, and people drive like they are running from a zombie attack! Saw a commercial talking about that! A cow weighing a good 15 to 16 hundred pounds can do tremendous damage to a vehicle going 60 miles an hour. Continue Reading »

S Fall is time for football, food gifts and real estate

Well, fall has officially arrived and the weather has cooled off this week so that it feels like the real deal. Jim got the yard mowed again over the weekend and we recently trimmed several bushes and cut some sprouts out of my flowerbeds, so we have the place slicked up pretty nice. We're also delighted that work is progressing on clearing the old nursing home property just across the fence. I took a picture of the building Thursday and the photo was timely since the east-west wing was completely demolished by the end of the week. Continue Reading »

S Scout or bully?

It began about a month ago. No, that's not entirely true. It began about five or six months ago when he -- I call him Scout -- arrived at our hummingbird feeders. I didn't note the day, I just know I put the feeders out sometime in April. Continue Reading »

S Thank you for voting in school election

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S Senior Center Menus

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S The Rich Man and Lazarus

Weekly Devotion

"There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead." Luke 16:19-31 Continue Reading »

S Siloam Springs man sentenced for raping 6-year-old girl

BENTONVILLE -- A Siloam Springs man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday after he admitted raping a 6-year-old girl. Continue Reading »

S Kristen Flesner of Gentry selected for Harding University Chorus

SEARCY -- Kristen Flesner, of Gentry, has been selected for the 2016-17 Harding University Chorus. Following auditions at the beginning of the fall semester, students were chosen for the 60-member ensemble that performs on and off campus. Continue Reading »

S Donald Miller now Christian Church pastor

GRAVETTE — Donald Miller is the new pastor of the First Christian Church in Gravette. He accepted the position as permanent pastor June 1, after serving as interim pastor since April. His first Sunday as interim pastor was Easter Sunday. Continue Reading »

S Lions squelch Lincoln, 33-0 Gravette opens conference play with win

LINCOLN -- Thinned by injuries, Lincoln dug deep into their 31-man roster and couldn't keep pace with Gravette as the Lions opened 4A-1 play with a solid, 33-0, conference win at Wolfpack Stadium Friday. Continue Reading »

S Gentry overpowered by Pea Ridge in conference opener

GENTRY --The Pioneers put 21 points on the board Friday night in Pioneer Stadium against a strong Blackhawk team, but they were unable to keep Pea Ridge off the board. Continue Reading »

S Decatur volleyball team loses two conference matches at home

DECATUR -- The Decatur senior girls' volleyball team returned to Peterson Gym last week to take on the Elkins Elks Sept. 20 and the Shiloh Christian Saints Sept. 22 in a pair of conference matches. Continue Reading »

S Stephen King should be read for more than just horror stories

If all you know about Stephen King is that he is a writer of horror fiction, chances are you don't know much about him. There is actually much more to King than that. Stephen King is a master of constructing literary scenes that evoke the '50s and '60s filled with the sort of music and props that, for baby boomers at least, bring back all the memories of childhood. You know, things like Schwinn bicycles, Ferris wheels, corner-drug-store soda shops and convertibles, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy. Continue Reading »

S Church uses BMI to determine eligibility for free food

Spinning the News

HIWASSE -- Healthy Living Church in rural Hiwasse has come up with a new system of distributing food from its food bank to area residents, and the plan coincides with the church's stated purpose of promoting healthy living. Continue Reading »


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