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S The Bill of Rights can't be altered without an amendment

The present assault on the Second Amendment reminds us of the 2013 Western States Sheriff's Rebellion stopping cold President Barack Obama's new 23 executive orders further restricting the rights of gun owners without authorization from Congress. But today Republicans need to be reminded that neither the executive branch, through executive orders, nor the legislative branch, through laws, can constitutionally legislate away an amendment of the Bill of Rights. Therefore, banning AR-15s or bump stocks is unconstitutional. Only a new amendment with the support of three-quarters of the states, as outlined in Article V of the Constitution, can alter an amendment. Continue Reading »

S March is colorectal cancer awareness month

The ball is in your court to take action to reduce your risk for this preventable cancer. Colorectal cancer begins in either the colon or rectum. According to the American Cancer Society, it is one of the top five most common cancers in the United States -- and it is the third leading cause of death by cancer in Americans. Colorectal cancer often goes undetected because symptoms do not usually occur until the disease is advanced. Continue Reading »

S Ornelas of Gentry graduates from Harding University

SEARCY -- Hannah Ornelas of Gentry is one of more than 400 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University's commencement exercises Dec. 16, 2017. Ornelas received a bachelor of arts in elementary education. Continue Reading »

S 'In God We Trust' signs going up in schools

ARKANSAS -- Hundreds of posters proclaiming the national motto, "In God we trust," have been distributed and soon will be on display in some of Northwest Arkansas' public schools. Continue Reading »

S Local couple celebrates 65th wedding anniversary

GENTRY -- A Gentry couple is celebrating 65 years of marriage today. Continue Reading »

S Tailwaggers helps find animals new homes and goes to great lengths to do so

WESTSIDE -- Tailwaggers, a local animal rescue non-profit organization in Siloam Springs which works with animal shelters in Gentry, Decatur, Gravette, Siloam Springs, West Siloam Springs and other agencies, goes to great lengths to find homes for dogs and cats, sometimes going to the added expense of transferring animals hundreds of miles to other animal rescue groups around the nation rather than seeing animals euthanized. Continue Reading »

S Senior Center menus

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S NWA Cattlemen and Cattlewomen to hold annual pie auction

WESTSIDE -- Members of the Northwest Arkansas Cattlemen and Cattlewomen clubs are finalizing plans for their annual pie auction. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Maysville Community Building. Continue Reading »

S Gentry girls lose, boys win on soccer field

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers got stung by the visiting Yellowjackets from Westville, Okla., on Friday, losing the soccer match, 4-1. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers catch up, lose in last inning

GENTRY -- After falling behind by four runs, the Pioneers put five runs on the board in the top of the fifth to catch up to host-team Greenland on Thursday, but a seventh-inning score by the Pirates resulted in a 6-5 loss for the Pioneers. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers come back to invoke 15-run rule on Lady Panthers

GENTRY -- After giving up seven runs in the top of the first inning to the visiting Lady Panthers in non-conference play, the Gentry Lady Pioneers scored 12 runs in the bottom of the inning, two in the second and another eight in the bottom of the third for a 22-7 win over Siloam Springs in three innings of play on Thursday. Continue Reading »

S Decatur, Gentry participate in Y Timing track meet in Fayetteville

WESTSIDE -- Both Decatur and Gentry track teams traveled to Ramey Junior High to participate in the Y Timing Invitational Track Meet in Fayetteville March 1. Thirty-five teams and over 300 athletes participated in this year's event. Continue Reading »

S New look for Bulldogs in 2018 baseball season

DECATUR -- It is often called "The National Pastime." And soon professional, college, high school, little league, and T-ball athletes from across the country will take to the diamond to participate in the game of baseball. Joining their fellow baseball players will be the Decatur Bulldogs, who will continue the rich tradition of Decatur baseball that dates back more than 50 years. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs win first soccer scrimmage of season against Locust Grove

DECATUR -- With all the pieces falling into place, the Decatur varsity boys' soccer team took to the field at Bulldog Stadium in Decatur for a scrimmage match against the Locust Grove (Okla.) Pirates March 1. By the time the dust settled 50 minutes later, the Bulldogs emerged triumphant, defeating the Pirates by 11. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Storm spotter training on March 14 Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions end season at state quarterfinals

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions breezed past Ashdown in state tournament play but lost by one in a heart-breaking quarterfinal game on Friday, losing to Riverview, 76-75. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions given warm send-off

GRAVETTE -- The weather was cool and rainy Wednesday, Feb. 28, but there was plenty of warmth surrounding the Gravette Lady Lions as they departed on their journey to the state basketball tournament. Taos Jones, the assistant principal at Gravette High School, planned and organized a send-off for the team. Students at Gravette schools, local business owners and Gravette citizens all joined in to show their support for the girls and cheer them on as they departed for the competition. Continue Reading »

S Forty and counting

I just tore up the 'cuff I had written for this week. That's a far cry from the way it used to go. Then, in those years gone by, it was "sit down at the typewriter and write a bunch of paragraphs to fill up a hole in that week's paper, since there wasn't anything to put in that hole." To clarify, that was back in the days when thousands of words each week were formed on little lead "slugs" that came out of a Linotype. Continue Reading »

S An unappealing process: Benton County should do better by residents

It can be quite an achievement for a collection of residents to fight a government decision and win. And it can be wholly disappointing to put up a battle and lose. What's the point? Continue Reading »

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