S Snow? Or a hole in one?

Warning! Since the old brain is unwinding from a most unusual summer, this 'Cuff will be one of those "C" (conglomeration) columns. It has been a different kind of summer, ample rainfall during the spring and early summer, then enough showers through mid-August to keep the lawnmowers whirring and the hayfields doing a good job of filling the barns. Continue Reading »

S Trump wants states to pay more for infrastructure

President Donald Trump has promised to spend a trillion dollars on infrastructure, but he wants to leverage this money and not pay the whole thing to urge cities and states to pay a part of the costs too. This way he gets the most bang for the federal buck. Whether Trump understands the Constitution or not -- it leaves infrastructure to the states and cities -- he seems to be working toward that end, at least having them pay much more for such; but he is likely to get resistance because they are used to handouts. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Faulkenberry leads Gentry past Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE — Senior quarterback Jon Faulkenberry broke the game open in the second half with a couple of long touchdown runs Friday night, leading his Gentry Pioneers to a 42-28 victory over Huntsville. Faulkenberry tallied 200 rushing yards on 18 carries, while completing 7 of 10 passes for another 117. "It's fun to score, and we've been fortunate enough to ride some pretty good coattails," Pioneers coach Paul Ernest said with a grin after the game. Gentry outgained Huntsville 533-347 in total offense, as the Pioneers racked up 416 yards on the ground. Myles McFerron ran the ball 25 times for Gentry, finishing with 133 yards including a 5-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Continue Reading »

S Gravette comes up short in Pea Ridge

PEA RIDGE -- Drew Winn rushed for 314 yards and scored four touchdowns on just 20 carries, and Pea Ridge managed to answer every Gravette challenge in a 42-28 win in 4A-1 Conference action Friday night. Continue Reading »

S Council selects bridge professionals, approves rezoning requests

GENTRY — The Gentry City Council, on Oct. 2, selected professionals for bridge repair on the Dawn Hill Bridge, assigned newly-annexed lands to a city ward and rezoned two properties. Garver, CEI of Bentonville and ESI of Springdale were selected in that order as professionals.... Continue Reading »

S Gentry Public Library to hold celebration

GENTRY -- The Gentry Public Library and the Gentry Public Library Association will host a public reception on the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 20, in celebration of both the library's 10th anniversary in the refurbished Carl Hardware Store and the intermittent existence for more than a century of a lending library in the city. Continue Reading »

S Police investigating residential burglary

GENTRY -- Police in Gentry are investigating a burglary which occurred in the 300 block of N. Otis Avenue in Gentry which occurred sometime before September 26. Continue Reading »

S Health Inspections

WESTSIDE -- Critical violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gentry Library celebration planned Oct. 20 Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs come close to snatching set from Lady Tigers

WEST FORK -- In one of the most exciting endings to a match this season, the Decatur Lady Bulldogs took on the Lady Tigers in the volleyball gym at West Fork High School Oct. 5. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions overwhelmed Lady Bulldogs in final match of regular season

DECATUR -- In their final meeting of the 2017 regular season, the Lady Lions traveled to Decatur to take on the Lady Bulldogs in a conference volleyball match at Peterson Gym Oct. 4. Decatur put up a good fight but, in the end, Gravette took the victory in three straight sets and the conference win. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs put up tough fight in second half but not enough to stop the Hornets

HACKETT -- It became apparent from the opening kickoff that the Decatur Bulldogs had their hands full when they traveled to Hackett Oct. 6 to take on the Hornets at Mills Field there. Continue Reading »

S Color Run for PTO

GENTRY — It was a colorful day on Friday at Gentry Primary School because students ran around the track and were doused with colors in the fourth annual Color Run, a fundraising effort for the primary school PTO. Continue Reading »

S 'Hawks take down Lions, 42-28

Run record to 6-0

The undefeated Blackhawk football team protected its unblemished record by defeating the Gravette Lions 42-28 on Friday, setting the stage for a battle for control of the conference this Friday with the other undefeated team in the league, Prairie Grove. Continue Reading »

S Donkeys on the basketball court help raise money for Gentry choirs

GENTRY -- The Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show, hosted by the Gentry Middle and High School choirs, was held on Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the Gentry High School gym. Juniors played seniors in the first game, and parents played against school staff in the second game. Continue Reading »

S PAWS award winners chosen at Glenn Duffy Elementary

GRAVETTE -- "Pawsitive" and Wise Students (PAWS) award winners were honored at the monthly Rise and Shine assembly Monday, Oct. 2, at Glenn Duffy Elementary School. PAWS grade level Students of the Month for October are Jack Cantrell and Bella Forest, kindergarten; Wyatt Clayton and Paden Lemonds, first grade; and Rhett Curtis and Erynn McGee, second grade. Continue Reading »

S Lincoln sweeps Decatur

LINCOLN -- A restructured Lincoln volleyball squad defeated Decatur, 25-12, 25-15, 25-18, in three straight sets Thursday, Sept. 28, at home. Continue Reading »

S Physical therapists can keep you moving forward

This October, we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month in the shadow of an alarming and growing opioid crisis. The majority of Americans who die from opioid overdoses do so after using these medications to treat legitimate pain. Sadly, many of these conditions could be prevented or managed with positive lifestyle changes and a better understanding of body mechanics learned through physical therapy. Continue Reading »

S Decatur Roman Catholic community declared quasi-parish

DECATUR -- On Sept. 23, Father Stanley Rother, the first official martyr born in the United States, was beatified during a mass attended by more than 20,000 people in Oklahoma City, Okla. He is also the first U.S. priest to be beatified. The following day, Sept. 24, the Decatur Catholic community became the first church in the world to be named in his honor -- The Blessed Father Stanley Francis Rother Mission -- during a mass held at Decatur Northside Elementary School. The Decatur church is a mission of St. Mary Catholic Church in Siloam Springs. Continue Reading »

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