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S Federal lawsuit names Gravette, its mayor, council and library commission as defendants

Allegations denied by city’s attorney

GRAVETTE — A federal lawsuit was filed in the Arkansas Western District Court on Feb. 2 which names the city of Gravette, Mayor Kurt Maddox in both his individual and official capacity, the members of the Gravette City Council and the members of the Gravette Library Commission in their official capacity. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers finish regular season with win, Pioneers with loss

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers finished their regular season with a 48-36 win over the visiting Shiloh Christian Lady Saints on Friday. Continue Reading »

S Which firearm is best for concealed carry? Five points to consider

More and more Arkansans carry a concealed firearm as a part of their everyday life. And, as long as those carrying are both careful and responsible, that is not a bad thing. To be honest with you, I feel safer in places that allow concealed carry than in places that don't because I view that "no weapons" sign on the door as a sign telling a criminal he will meet little or no resistance there if he carries a weapon and is intent on some criminal activity. What I do question is the reasoning some people advance in choosing a weapon to use for concealed-carry protection. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Council approves two ordinances in brief meeting

GENTRY -- In a regular but brief council meeting on Feb. 6, the Gentry City Council adopted two ordinances on three readings with a single vote. The first rezoned a small parcel of property, and the second amended the city's electrical code. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Chamber gives out awards at annual banquet

GENTRY — Nearly 100 people were in attendance at this year's Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet held at the Wooden Spoon Restaurant in Gentry. Banquet guests enjoyed turkey, donated by Cargill and prepared, along with all the complimentary dishes and desserts, by the Wooden Spoon Restaurant. Continue Reading »

S Are you guilty of adultery?

Weekly Devotion

"Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: but I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell." Matthew 5:27-30 Continue Reading »

S Metz hired to be new school superintendent in Gentry

GENTRY — The school board, on Monday, accepted the recommendation of its screening committee and unanimously appointed Terrie Metz to take over as superintendent of Gentry Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year, which begins on July 1. Continue Reading »

S Local Audubon Society visits Eagle Watch

GENTRY — Though the weather was brisk on Saturday morning, more than 25 bird watchers braved the cold to take part in the annual Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society field trip to the Eagle Watch Nature Trail. The group comes each February to view eagles and other birds in the nature area along SWEPCO Lake. The group met in the parking lot at 9 a.m. and spent a little time viewing and photographing the frost flowers spread across the prairie plot which was recently burned off to make way for new spring growth. Moisture in the stems and root systems of the frostweed squeezes out through cracks in the stems and freezes to form what appears to be frozen white flower petals around the plant stems. The cold temperatures in the predawn hours of Saturday provided an abundance of frost flowers on the small plot. Continue Reading »

S Gentry teams win at Haas Hall Academy

GENTRY -- Both the Pioneers and the Lady Pioneers picked up wins when they traveled to Haas Hall Academy on Jan. 31. The boys won, 66-60, and the girls, 43-31, in the conference matchup. Continue Reading »

S Why do the heathen rage?

"Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?" These are the opening words of Psalm 2 and so well describe the raging of our own day. In fact, if you read on in the psalm, it tells us the real root of the raging we see almost every day on the news and increasingly in our own communities and neighborhoods: "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us." Continue Reading »