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S Tractor-trailer rig overturns in Gentry

Cleanup underway Thursday morning

GENTRY — Police in Gentry were working another truck rollover accident at the curve on Arkansas Highway 12 at Pioneer Lane in the predawn hours of Thursday. According to police, the accident occurred about 1 a.m., Thursday, when a truck leased to Simmons Foods and driven by Curtis Garcia, 43, of Colcord, Okla., went off the roadway and overturned on the curve. Continue Reading »

S Gentry High School announces homecoming plans for next week

GENTRY — With homecoming week coming up and homecoming ceremonies at Gentry High School set for Oct. 7, plans are underway for activities at the school and for the homecoming football game. Theme for this year's homecoming is "Pioneers Take Gold" (an Olympics theme). he Gentry Pioneers will take on the Huntsville Eagles in Pioneer Stadium on Friday, Oct. 7. Game time is 7 p.m. Prior to the game, at 6:30 p.m., coronation ceremonies are planned and a new homecoming king and queen will be crowned. Students are encouraged to participate in dress-up days during Homecoming Spirit Week, Oct. 3-7, the week of homecoming, to promote Pioneer spirit. Dress-up days include.... Continue Reading »

S Millage passes for Gentry Schools

New facilities, improvements planned

GENTRY — Voters in the Gentry School District agreed to a 3.1-mill increase in their taxes Tuesday, with 250 voting for it (68 percent) and 118 voting against it (32 percent). The money will support a $9.5 million bond for an addition at the intermediate school, a career and technical education building, electrical upgrades at Gentry High School and at the vocational agriculture building, and lighting and sound upgrades in the auditorium.... Continue Reading »

S Gravette picks up wins, Gentry losses

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Lady Lions downed Gentry and Lincoln last week, winning both matches, 3-0. Continue Reading »

S Police Reports/Arrests

GENTRY -- Gentry police are investigating the theft of a tablet and keyboard from a vehicle parked on Dawn Hill East Road. The burglary and theft occurred during the night hours of Sept. 2, according to police. Continue Reading »

S Holt appointed to Gentry School Board

Cypert honored for her years of service

GENTRY -- Jon Holt was appointed by the Gentry School Board on Sept. 19 to fill, for one year, the school board vacancy in Zone 2 of the Gentry Public School District. Continue Reading »

S Local teen sets high-in-the-sky goal

GRAVETTE — Flying a plane has been a dream of Dane Hilger, now a junior at Gravette High School, since he was in the seventh grade. And he is well on his way to realizing that dream. Dane's grandmother, Marsha Heiser, who lives in Prescott, Kan., has a good friend who is a retired airline pilot and a flight instructor. This connected Dane with Clarence Easley of Pleasanton, Kan., and Easley has been giving Dane lessons since Dane turned 13. Continue Reading »

S The Rich Man and Lazarus

Weekly Devotion

"There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead." Luke 16:19-31 Continue Reading »

S Search for possible train victim turns up nothing but cowboy hat

DECATUR — A search for a possible victim of a collision between a train and a person on the tracks turned up nothing but a cowboy hat on Saturday night though multiple agencies joined in the search for a possible victim. Continue Reading »

S Harps now open in Gentry

Ribbon cutting and opening draws large crowd

GENTRY — The ribbon was cut and the doors are now open at the new Harps Food Store in Gentry. The parking lot was full and shoppers were in every aisle last Wednesday morning as local residents came to check out the new food store and buy their groceries - for the first time in months without driving out of town. A large crowd was on hand Sept. 21 as Amber Parker, manager of the new store, cut the ribbon. Continue Reading »