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S Two properties offered to city of Gentry

City eyes properties as possible space for park and athletic facility expansion

GENTRY — Two properties were offered to the city of Gentry, according to information shared with council members by Mayor Kevin Johnston at a special working session of the council on July 26. No exact price offers were on the table, but council members were asked if there was interest in further pursuing the offers to negotiate price and possible purchase arrangements for a future council decision. Continue Reading »

S SWEPCO Road paving project underway in Gentry

GENTRY — A road repair and repaving project is currently underway in Gentry from the intersection of SWEPCO Road and Pioneer Lane (next to the high school practice field) to the corner of Taylor Orchard and Marion Lee Roads (at the corner where the Gentry Fire Department substation is located). Benton County is doing the repair and paving work and the city of Gentry is paying for materials for that portion of the roadway inside the city. Continue Reading »

S Highfill hears rezoning request for 1,800 acres near XNA

Some area property owners concerned

HIGHFILL — No action was taken at Tuesday night's planning commission meeting in Highfill on a rezoning request to convert 1,800 acres of land just west of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport from rural-residential zoning to industrial (with 80 acres of it to Industrial 2), but the commission intends to discuss the matter further at its August meeting and then make its recommendation to the city council. Continue Reading »

S Lakes, pools and rivers popular spots on hot afternoons

WESTSIDE — Lakes, pools and rivers are almost synonymous with keeping cool on the west-side of Benton County on these hot and humid July days and plenty of area residents could be found in the water doing just that. Continue Reading »

S Policy change on prayer to be considered by Gentry School Board

GENTRY — To be considered on its first reading at the August School Board meeting as a policy change for the Gentry School District are a number of statements relating to prayer in public schools based upon guidance materials published by the U.S. Department of Education. Continue Reading »

S Put off the old man; put on the new

"That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness." Ephesians 4:22-24 Continue Reading »

S How does one come to faith in Jesus?

There is much confusion, even among Christians, as to how one comes to faith in Christ Jesus. Some view it as their own will or decision and others look to the predetermined will of God. While God forces no one to come to faith, neither is it possible for one to come to faith in Jesus of his own free will. Continue Reading »

S Gentry veteran throws first pitch at Naturals' game

SPRINGDALE — Burl Lyons, a Gentry Navy veteran and former player on the semi-pro Gentry Baseball Team, threw out the first pitch at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale at the game between the Northwest Arkansas Naturals and the Springfield Cardinals on Wednesday, July 13. Lyons, who played in the outfield on the former Gentry baseball team, wound up and threw the ceremonial pitch to the catcher before a large group of Gentry residents in attendance at the game on Gentry night in Arvest Ballpark. He wore a dark-blue Navy veteran's cap and had his shoes shiny enough to pass uniform inspection. He was applauded by all in attendance. It was during the 1950-51 seasons that Lyons played baseball on the Gentry team, a traveling team which played other semi-pro teams in the region. He played outfield, mostly in centerfield, he said. Lyons then served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1974 and later worked for Walmart. Continue Reading »

S Hay baling was tough to get done last week

This week promises to be better

WESTSIDE — While the rains last week made the grasses grow, cutting, drying and baling was a bit tough to fit in between the numerous thunderstorms and downpours. This week promises to be different. Continue Reading »

S It was Gentry Night at the ballgame

GENTRY -- It was Gentry Night at Arvest Ballpark on Wednesday, July 13, and scores of Gentry residents came out to cheer on the Naturals in their game against the visiting Springfield Cardinals. Continue Reading »