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S Board approves painted parking spaces, off-campus prom

GENTRY -- The Gentry School Board gave unanimous approval to a student council proposal to allow high school students to paint a design on their assigned parking spaces for a $20 fee which would go to the student council to raise money for the next homecoming dance. Continue Reading »

S Gentry becomes Tree City, holds Arbor Day celebration

GENTRY — Though tree planting was delayed numerous times due to wet weather, four new red maple trees were planted in Gentry City Park, a planned Arbor Day observance was held and a Tree City proclamation was read on May 17, officially making Gentry a Tree City USA. Continue Reading »

S Who gave us life?

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." John 1:1-5 Continue Reading »

S Gentry, Gravette Middle Schools earn monetary rewards

WESTSIDE — Two west-side schools - Gentry Middle School and Gravette Middle School - received monetary awards due to student performance under Arkansas Code ยง6-15-2107, which authorizes rewards in an amount up to $100 per student who attends a public school or public charter school in the top 5 percent of all Arkansas public schools in.... Continue Reading »

S Gentry Arrests

GENTRY -- Police in Gentry arrested William M. Degenhardt, 54, of Decatur, in connection to a May 12 driving incident in which Degenhardt is alleged to have exceeded the speed limit, failed field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a chemical test for blood-alcohol content. Continue Reading »

S Share the Road program comes to Gentry

GENTRY -- Students from Gentry High School and Middle School had opportunity to learn about safe driving around big trucks when the Arkansas Trucking Association road team brought a tractor-trailer rig to the school and showed students the truck and areas where drivers would not be able to see them if they were driving a car in that space. Continue Reading »

S Highfill to consider half-cent sales-tax increase for roads

HIGHFILL — Under consideration by the Highfill City Council and discussed at the council's May 10 meeting are proposed ordinances asking for a half-cent increase in the city sales and use tax and to put the proposed tax increase on the November ballot. The proposed tax increase would be specifically for road and street maintenance and improvements in Highfill and would sunset after five years. Continue Reading »

S How did God create man?

We've looked briefly at the Bible's teaching regarding the creation of the heavens and the earth, and here we look at how the LORD God created mankind. Crucial to the Christian Faith is the Biblical doctrine regarding the creation of man; for, if God did not create man, mankind is not accountable to God and the Bible's doctrine about sin, judgment and atonement through the shed blood of God's only-begotten Son topples as well. And, I might add, crucial to the arguments against same-sex marriage and all other sexual behavior which deviates from traditional marriage between a man and a woman, is the Biblical doctrine regarding the creation of woman and the institution of marriage recorded in Genesis 2. Continue Reading »

S Commission recommends changes for signs, RV parks and accessory buildings

GENTRY -- After public hearings, the Gentry Planning and Zoning Commission approved a variance, two tract splits and a lot-line adjustment before moving on to recommend the council pass ordinances amending city code on signs, accessory buildings and adopting a new ordinance regulating recreational vehicle parks within the city. Continue Reading »

S Springtown to consider vacating streets

SPRINGTOWN -- The town council, at its May 10 meeting, approved holding a public hearing in regard to a petition to close a portion of Spring Street and a portion of 3rd Street in the town of Springtown which, according to the petition, have not been used by the town as streets for more than five years. Continue Reading »