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 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 Will God judge America?

Will God condemn people to hell?

God does not wish to bring judgment upon America, but He will. God does not wish to condemn anyone to hell, but he will. Why do I say this? Because God Himself says it. I’ve been reading in Isaiah of late and comparing the burden of the LORD against the nations which were neighbors to Old Testament Israel and Judah and then comparing that to the fulfillment of those prophecies in history. In some cases world powers were overthrown and wiped out in a single night. 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 »

S Decatur wins boys' and girls' meets in Eureka Springs

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 Bulldogs win their first two games of season

DECATUR -- In a driving rain, the Decatur soccer team posted its first victory of the 2016 season. The Bulldogs took on the Bergman Panthers at Bulldog Stadium April 19. In spite of only having nine players, the Panthers decided to play the match. Continue Reading »

S Decatur girls lose final game of regular season

DECATUR -- The Decatur fast-pitch softball team came home for the final game of the 2016 regular season. 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 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 Vetor to receive athletic scholarship and award

GENTRY -- Tori Joann Vetor, Gentry High School senior, was chosen by Centennial Bank as one of its 10 Centennial Bank Athletic-Community Service Award winners for 2015-2016. Continue Reading »

S Spring is in full bloom

Area gardeners look forward to April, for then the last frost is likely to be over and we can look forward to consistently warm temperatures. Vegetables and flowers can be planted directly in the ground without worry about damage from the cold. Plants started in greenhouses and homes can be transferred outside and finally gardening can begin in earnest. Those with an urge to work in the soil can get their hands dirty at last. 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

Bessie Mae Burgess Continue Reading »

S Shubat Farms makes for an interesting visit

This past Saturday, Linda and I loaded up several of the grandchildren and took them to visit Shubat Farms. The farm is located at 16000 Peterson Road in Gentry, which, as the crow flies, is not far from our place. We drove to Springtown and followed the GPS from there. Continue Reading »

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

Week of May 2-6 Continue Reading »

S The best part of our lives is the present

I was sleeping pretty sound and something making a little, almost too small to hear, noise woke me up. I strained to hear and finally sat up on the side of the bed. Then I recognized the sound! Grass growing is hard to hear, but if you are conditioned just right, you can do it! I relaxed and snuggled back into my pillow. Continue Reading »


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