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S Gentry schools take extra precautions despite lack of evidence of credible threat

GENTRY — Police officers and sheriff's deputies were at the doors of Gentry High School on Friday to ensure the safety of students following rumors which circulated via social media that a student had threatened to carry out a shooting at a school event Friday. Continue Reading »

S We salute the FFA

WESTSIDE -- It's National FFA Week and the national FFA organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Continue Reading »

S Zoning in works for newly annexed lands

GENTRY -- The planning and zoning commission on Thursday approved a tract split on Pioneer Lane for Larry and Joan Rahm and discussed zones for lands recently annexed into the city of Gentry. Continue Reading »

S We read but don't heed Washington's 'Farewell Address'

Each year, in commemoration of President George Washington's Birthday, his 1796 Farewell Address is read on the floor of the U.S. Senate. But does anybody heed these words to which we give annual lipservice? Continue Reading »

S Gentry teams finish season

GENTRY -- The basketball season ended for the Gentry girls on Feb. 14 in district tournament play against Huntsville at Lincoln when the Lady Pioneers were knocked out of the tournament in a 41-31 first-round loss to the Lady Eagles. Continue Reading »

S Former west-side teacher, administrator in running for Massachusetts superintendent's post

SUDBURY (Mass.) -- According to The MetroWest Daily News in Framingham, Mass., Brad Crozier is among the finalists for the position of superintendent of the K-8 Sudbury Schools. Continue Reading »

S Highfill discusses options for new police station

HIGHFILL -- The Highfill City Council on Feb. 13 adopted an amended budget for 2017 to reflect adjustments in income and expenditures and discussed options for building a new police station to replace the current building. Continue Reading »

S God provided a substitute for us to atone for our sins

Weekly Devotion

"And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen." Genesis 22:13-14 (Read v. 1-19) Continue Reading »

S Students contribute to Gentry United Way

GENTRY -- The Gentry seventh-grade class presented a check for $113.68 to the Gentry United Way on Thursday. Recently, students read "Drive-By" by Lynne Ewing in their language arts class with Amy Starkenberg. The novel tells a fictional but realistic story about a young boy struggling to help his family after his brother was killed in a drive-by shooting. The novel exposes readers to some of the harsh realities many middle school students face. Students learned that issues like bullying, violence, poverty, hunger and being homeless are real, prompting them to take action and do something to help those in need in Gentry. They gave what they could to help others in their community. Continue Reading »

S What is Lent and how do Christians observe it?

Today, Ash Wednesday, is beginning of Lenten Season

Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season for many Christians, especially those who hold to more traditional and liturgical forms of worship. Lent is 40 days long, corresponding to the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness, but extends over a period of 46 days because Sundays are not counted as part of the traditional Lenten season. Continue Reading »