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S Lady Lions continue shutouts and wins

GRAVETTE -- Cally Kildow threw another shutout on Friday when the Lady Lions defeated the visting Lady Bobcats from Berryville. She pitched four innings, struck out 12 batters and walked none. Continue Reading »

S Easter egg hunt in Gentry has large turnout

GENTRY -- With multicolored eggs scattered across the ground in designated areas at Gentry City Park, it was hard for the smaller children to wait until the egg hunt officially began on Saturday afternoon in the Gentry park. But then the countdown came -- 10, 9, 8... -- and when zero announced, children (some with the help of parents) scrambled to pick up eggs in the hope that one of the eggs would be a winner. Continue Reading »

S Park Advisory Committee assigned numerous tasks

GENTRY — The Gentry Parks Advisory Committee met on April 12 and members were asked to begin thinking about the direction the city should take on a number of programs and projects related to the city's parks and recreational opportunities. Continue Reading »

S Finance director explains city audit and use of city software for more efficient accounting

GENTRY -- Two city finance committee meetings were held on April 12 at city hall to advise council members on accounting changes and improvements being made at city hall, especially in regard to water department accounts. Continue Reading »

S Gentry girls win Siloam Springs softball tournament

SILOAM SPRINGS -- The Lady Pioneers of Gentry put three runs on the board in the bottom of the first and another run in both the third and fourth innings to defeat the Lady Bulldogs of Fayetteville and win Saturday's softball tournament in Siloam Springs, 5-1. Continue Reading »

S Gravette teams finish second in Pioneer Relays

GENTRY — Gravette's boys' and girls' track teams finished in second place in Thursday's Pioneer Relays held at Gentry High School, with the boys scoring 108 points and the girls, 124.5 points in the meet. Decatur girls finished in fifth place, and the Decatur boys in 10th. Gentry finished sixth in the boys' events and 10th in the girls' competition. Continue Reading »

S Gentry has big-town offerings and small-town friendliness

Gentry, with a population of about 3,400, also lies along Arkansas Highway 59 and the Kansas City Southern Railroad, midway between Decatur and Siloam Springs. The town, once called Orchard City because of the abundant apple orchards there in years gone by, is known for its small-town friendliness and its big-town offerings. Continue Reading »

S Life is futile, unless....

There is a passage in the book of Ecclesiastes which reads: "For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow" (Eccl. 1:18). And how true this is! While I don't claim to be wise like Solomon, I have learned enough to see the end of so much that people in this world seek after. And, yes, it's sad and painful to watch and know the vanity and grasping after the wind which rightly applies to so many of the things for which people live. Perhaps it's because I've read the end of the book, but so much of what is offered and even pushed upon us in this world is pointless. Continue Reading »

S Tired Iron showgrounds come to life

GENTRY — Once again the put, put, put of old hit-and-miss engines could be heard, saws buzzed as logs were reduced to timbers and planed to finished lumber, and the clanking of hammers on red-hot iron turned shapeless metal into works of art and useful tools. Tractors, with their unique engine sounds, could be heard each day. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers lose two on the road last week

GENTRY -- On the heels of an 8-7 win over Huntsville on April 7, the Gentry baseball team fell to Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove on the road last week by scores of 14-1 and 10-2, respectively. Continue Reading »