S Gentry girls stumble in Siloam tournament

SILOAM SPRINGS -- After losing to Holland Hall on Dec. 28, by a score of 74-25, the Lady Pioneers of Gentry returned to play in the Siloam Springs Holiday Classic Thursday against Rogers but couldn't quite get it together during the non-conference tournament, falling 42-35. Continue Reading »

S Decatur school board looks at new bus

DECATUR -- Prior to its regular meeting at the high school Dec. 19, the Decatur School Board took the opportunity to tour the district's new activity bus. Continue Reading »

S Simple Simon's Pizza opens in Gravette

GRAVETTE — Gravette starts the new year with one more eating place than it had in 2016. Mandy Culp, owner and manager of the Simple Simon's Pizza at 602 First Ave., S.W., opened her Gravette location on Thursday, Dec. 20. She also owns Simple Simon's restaurants in Granby and Neosho, Mo. Continue Reading »

S Helicopter uses Crystal Lake Airport as training base

DECATUR — It was a normal Tuesday afternoon in Decatur Dec. 20. The sounds of rush-hour vehicle traffic filled the air. A Kansas City Southern switch engine was transferring several grain cars from the mainline to the siding near the Decatur Depot. All was as it should be, but suddenly the sounds of bop-bop-bop-bop-bop-bop disrupted the evening's routine. Continue Reading »

S Gentry quilt show to begin Jan. 27

GENTRY — The date for the annual Gentry Chamber of Commerce Quilt Show has been set for Friday, Jan. 27, through Friday, Feb. 3, at the McKee Community Room in the Gentry Public Library at 105 East Main Street in Gentry. The quilts will be on display there each day of the show. Continue Reading »

S Thomas promoted to patrol corporal

GENTRY — Kyle Thomas was promoted to the rank of patrol corporal by the Gentry Police Department on Friday. He assumed his new supervisory responsibilities on Friday. Thomas has served on the Gentry Police Department since June of 2013 and, according to Chief Smith, "has done an outstanding job in performing his duties as a patrol officer." Continue Reading »

S Are you ready to depart in peace?

Weekly Devotion

"Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: for mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel." Luke 2:29-32 Are you ready to die and stand before God, your Maker? Are you at peace with God, knowing that full atonement has been made for your sins? Do you have the assurance that God forgives and accepts you for Jesus' sake? Continue Reading »

S James Michael Harris

GRAVETTE — James Michael Harris, 59, of Gravette, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. Continue Reading »

S Glenna Inez Long

GENTRY — Glenna “Inez” Long, 92 and longtime resident of northwest Arkansas, died Dec. 25, 2016. She was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Sonora, to Addison Catlett Creek and Clara Smith Creek. Continue Reading »

S John Armen Gregory

GRAVETTE — John Armen Gregory, 61, of Gravette, died Dec. 21, 2016. He was born Oct. 6, 1955, to Richard and Joann Gregory. Continue Reading »

S Garrell Lee Law

SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. — Garrell Lee Law, 58, of Southwest City, Mo., died Dec. 27, 2016, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Mo., from injuries sustained during a fall on Dec. 12, 2016. He was born Oct. 25, 1958, in Gravette, to Norman Gene and Wanda (Haney) Law. Continue Reading »

S Lions outroar Tigers in district contest

GRAVETTE — Reminiscent of a battle fought over a year ago in a not so distant place, the Gravette Lions squared off against the West Fork Tigers at Lion Field House in Gravette on Dec. 20 for a 3A/4A district matchup. Both teams played in the championship round of the Decatur Holiday Hoops tournament at Peterson Gym in Decatur on Dec. 5, 2015. In that contest the Tigers completely dominated the Lions to take a 82-73 victory and the trophy (a performance the Tigers repeated in this year's Decatur tournament against the Mountainburg Dragons on Dec. 3). This year would be different, though, because the Lions roared past a stunned Tigers' team to capture a 61-48 victory and the Lions' eighth district win. Kelton Trembly provided a game-high 27 points to fuel the Gravette victory. Continue Reading »

S Old people are real people, too!

An important lesson learned by local CNA student

Most of us probably have little experience with nursing homes. They may even be places we would rather avoid -- until, that is, we have parents, a spouse or other loved ones there. And a walk through the halls might make us uncomfortable or even fearful of the day when we ourselves might become residents of such a facility. Our society often treats old people as, well, surplus baggage, no longer useful to society and sometimes even as a burden upon those who must provide care for those who can no longer care for themselves. What we so often fail to consider is that old people are people too. They are living, breathing human beings with beliefs, passions, likes, dislikes, opinions, views and feelings. Continue Reading »

S Cheerleaders fare well

GENTRY — The cheerleaders at Gentry High School participated in a number of cheer competitions across the region, including at the state level on Dec. 17. Following are some of those results. Gentry placed third at Russellville on Nov. 26. At the Ozark Competition on Dec. 3, Gentry placed first, along with Lauren Fowler's stunt group placing first. At Bentonville on Dec. 10, the Gentry cheerleaders placed second. Gentry hosted a cheering competition on Dec. 12 and placed first in the event and also won the overall high point in the all-girls' division 1A through 7A. Sidney Kinser's stunt group placed first, Lauren Fowler's stunt group placed second, Ashlyn Riggs placed second in jumps and Falyn Cordeiro placed second in tumbling. At state competition in Hot Springs on Dec. 17, the Gentry all-girls' squad placed fourth. Continue Reading »

S We like less stuff and more church and family during Christmas holidays

That hot south wind is a killing breeze. It cooks the tender little green blades of grass and chars the pigweeds in the fence rows.You can pray for clouds, but the heat sucks the moisture out of them too. I fret as I watch the water line go down in the tanks and ask Him for a relief of 80-degree nights. You can't see the wind, but I can see the heat as I look over the pasture. It rises in waves! Continue Reading »

S Breathe easy, identify and avoid pneumonia this winter

Cold and flu season can hit your family hard in the winter. As the months of cold and damp weather wear on, immune systems become more compromised and more serious illnesses can enter the picture. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center Menus

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S Hometown Events

Gentry history books now available Continue Reading »

S Health Inspections

Information is from state Health Department records. Restaurants are listed in order of inspection date. All reports are from regular food service inspections unless otherwise noted. 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 Work on XNA parking deck to begin in January

HIGHFILL -- A contractor has been hired and given the go-ahead to start work at the first of the year on a new parking garage at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. Continue Reading »

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