S Decatur loses two to Haas Hall

FAYETTEVILLE -- The Decatur senior boys' and girls' basketball teams traveled south to take on the Haas Hall Mastiffs at the Fayetteville Christian gym on Nov. 17. The boys took an early lead in the first quarter. But Haas Hall finally got on the board at the 5:30 mark and took the lead away from Decatur on a free throw, making it a 3-2 Mastiff game. Decatur regained the lead at the 2:30 mark and held on until a shot in the closing second of the quarter put Haas Hall up by one point, 10-9. The Mastiffs continued to dominate throughout the second quarter, leading by as much as nine points. The Bulldogs mounted a brief comeback.... Continue Reading »

S Lambert-Fisher married

Allyson N. Fisher of Bristow, Okla., and Zack E. Lambert of Gentry were married Oct. 25 at Fisher Farms in Slick, Okla. The bride is the daughter of David and Sherry Fisher of Bristow, Okla. She is a graduate of Ozark Adventist Academy in Gentry and Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She works as a large animal veterinarian on Fisher Farms. The groom is the son of Kenny and Karen Lambert of Gentry.... Continue Reading »

S Do we know and thank our Maker?

"O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand...." Psalm 95:1-7a In Hosea 8:14, we read that "Israel hath forgotten his Maker." Continue Reading »

S Rieff and Munoz joined Grand Savings Bank's Decatur location

DECATUR -- The Grand Savings Bank board of directors and employees have announced that Kevin Rieff and Lisa Munoz have joined Grand Savings Bank's Decatur location to further the bank's growth in Northwest Arkansas. Rieff and Munoz have a wealth of banking experience and will serve as vice president and consumer loan officer, respectively. Rieff comes to Grand Savings Bank with 19 years of banking and lending experience. In his role as vice president, he will focus on commercial, consumer and agricultural lending ... Munoz joins Grand Savings Bank as a consumer loan officer and will also work as a customer service representative. Continue Reading »

S We took off on a cattleman's adventure

When I was a youngster, my Pappy sang a song about a cowboy that was gonna go home when the work was all done in the fall. It was a sure sad little ditty, the lonesome drawn-out chords made a kid have chill bumps as the words declared the poor feller's need to go see his dear mother. The death of the feller could draw a tear from a wizened old cowpoke, let alone a youth. I remember the words, every one of them. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Yard Waste Pickup — The fall yard waste pickup in Gentry will be Wednesday, Dec. 2. Organic yard and garden refuse such as tree, shrub and brush trimmings, grass clippings, leaves and other plant material (but not tree limbs) must be bagged and placed next to the blue polycart at the curbside by 7 a.m. Pickup will be one day only. ... Christmas Bazaar — The Decatur United Methodist Church will host its annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lunch will be soup, sandwich, dessert and beverage for $5. There will also be a bake sale, vendor tables and a "twice but nice" table to enjoy. Everyone is invited to join the church for great food and fellowship. All proceeds will go to local charities. ... Christmas Lighting — The annual Gentry Christmas Lighting contest will be held this year for both residential and business properties. For residential properties, a first place prize of $100 in Gentry bucks will be awarded and a second place prize of $50 in Gentry bucks will also be given. In the business division, a first place prize of $100 will be given. Please call the Gentry Chamber of Commerce office at 479-736-2358 and leave your address to be sure your Christmas display is not missed in the judging. Judging will be done sometime the week prior to the annual Christmas parade on Dec. 12.... Continue Reading »

S Don't equate refugees with terrorists

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S We enjoyed a fall trip to White Rock Mountain

Arkansas has some lovely scenery, especially during the fall when the leaves are at their peak. A couple of weeks ago Linda and I took a little outing to White Rock Mountain Recreational Area. White Rock is south of Fayetteville and is about an hour and a half from Gentry. Continue Reading »

S We can be thankful for the common-sense approach of our schools

I received a letter several days ago directed to me personally, though it was actually a letter to the editor. Continue Reading »

S Council passes ordinances, approves vehicle purchases

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette City Council passed two ordinances at last Thursday's meeting. One waived competitive bid requirements for improvements in Old Town Park since the equipment is being sold to the city at a greatly reduced price and Soldiers of the Cross has agreed to pay half the cost of the improvements. The other repealed a previous ordinance setting water-meter reading and water-payment procedures and establishing deposits. The new ordinance lowers the water deposit amount from $150 to $75. It also states that the deposit can be waived if customers provides a letter from a previous water utility saying they paid their water bill on time for 12 months. Continue Reading »

S Health Inspections

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S Living Well Holistic Center changing geriatric care

GRAVETTE -- The Living Well Holistic Center, a geriatric intensive outpatient program at Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette, is changing the face of geriatric care in Northwest Arkansas. Continue Reading »

S Gravette Lions Club hears two guest speakers

GRAVETTE -- Members of the Gravette Lions Club heard two guest speakers at their Nov. 17 meeting. Their focus was on two organizations which partner with the Lions to provide services in their communities. Continue Reading »

S Arvest provides more than 1.6 million meals

WESTSIDE -- Two months ago, Arvest Bank launched its annual 1 Million Meals initiative to fight hunger in the four-state region the bank serves. The bank announced last week that, with the help of customers and community members, it has exceeded the campaign goal by raising a total of 1,652,870 meals in the fight against hunger. Continue Reading »

S Study quantifies Northwest Arkansas Community College's economic impact

BENTONVILLE -- Society receives an average of $9.60 in benefits for every dollar invested in Northwest Arkansas Community College over the course of the college students' working lives, according to the findings of a recent economic impact study. Continue Reading »

S Gentry recommended for conversion charter approval

GENTRY -- A conversion charter school is another big step closer to reality following Wednesday's hearing before the Charter School Authorizing Panel in Little Rock. Continue Reading »

S 'Come Home for Christmas' celebration planned

GRAVETTE -- Plans are shaping up for Gravette's annual Christmas celebration. Theme for the annual holiday event, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, is "Come Home for Christmas." Continue Reading »

S Gentry police investigating burglaries, fraud

GENTRY -- Police in Gentry are investigating a series of car burglaries and a felony theft which began with an advertisement on Craigslist. Continue Reading »

S Gentry listed among 10 safest cities in Arkansas

GENTRY -- The city of Gentry was again named among the 10 safest cities in Arkansas. Gentry was listed at Number 6 in the state in the SafeWise "10 Safest Cities in Arkansas Report" on Nov. 16. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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