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We knew it was coming, but it was still a sad day for America

I think we all knew it was coming. But that didn't take away from the sadness and extreme disappointment when the 5-4 decision of the Supreme Court was announced Friday, declaring state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. As I said, it was no surprise. Our nation, which was once founded on Christian and Biblical principles, has abandoned its roots. Continue Reading »

S Blessed are the merciful

"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy." Matthew 5:7 Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S Freedom Festival Schedule of Events

This year's festival - which kicks off at noon on Saturday, July 4th, in Gentry City Park, with some events starting earlier in the day - certainly ranks up there with top-notch entertainment. The featured entertainer of the evening is Chris Lane, an up-and-coming country singer from Kernersville, North Carolina, where he began to play live shows after his college baseball career ended. Continue Reading »

S Police make juvenile arrests, solve string of crimes

GENTRY -- Police in Gentry have arrested numerous juveniles and solved multiple cases of criminal mischief and vandalism within the city. According to police, they received seven or more reports in the months of February through June of various crimes ranging from spray-painting vulgar symbols on sidewalks, playground equipment, fences and vehicles to commercial burglaries at the park concession.... Continue Reading »

S Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July?

Gentry has been celebrating Independence Day for more than 100 years -- this year formally marks the 102nd city celebration, though records indicate celebrations going back to 1896 and possibly earlier. Early celebrations were downtown on Main Street. More recent celebrations have been in the city park and include enjoyable activities for all, entertainment and remarkable fireworks displays. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

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S Board handles year-end business

GENTRY -- With only four of the seven members present -- Jim Barnes, Dani Cypert, Randall Bolinger and David Williamson -- the Gentry School Board wrapped up a number of year-end business items and will next meet in August. Continue Reading »

S Stanfill takes photos to promote conservation

GENTRY — With his camera and photographic equipment, he makes his daily rounds to local native prairies, to the Eagle Watch Nature Area, to Siloam Springs City Lake and other favorite spots to capture images of wildlife, insects, wild flowers and plants and beautiful scenery. That’s what Terry Stanfill, a local, self-made naturalist and conservationist, has been doing almost daily for years. Continue Reading »

S Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled." Matthew 5:6 — Those who honestly look upon themselves in the mirror of God's law will see that they are unrighteous and unholy by God's standard. The Bible tells us that "all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags" (Isaiah 64:6). But, for the sake of the shed blood of Messiah Jesus, we sinners are made acceptable in God's eyes -- all our sins are washed away in Jesus' blood and God counts us righteous through faith in Him! Cf. Ephesians 1:6-7; Colossians 1:19-23; Romans 3:21-28; 4:5. Continue Reading »