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S Lane featured entertainer for Freedom Fest

GENTRY -- Chris Lane, from Kernersville, N.C., will be the featured entertainer at this summer's July 4 Freedom Festival in Gentry City Park. Lane began to play live shows after his college baseball career ended and, over the last few years, he has played in more than 500 shows, opening up for Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Chris Young and Brantley Gilbert, among others. Lane has also been featured on Lee Brice's "The Otherside Tour" and will continue to be on select dates with Florida Georgia Line throughout the year, according to his website. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Be a Winner Graduation — The Gravette Police Department and the Gravette School District will have their annual Be a Winner Graduation at the Gravette Upper Elementary School at 1:30 p.m. on May 22 in the Gravette Upper Elementary cafeteria. The Be a Winner program educates fifth-grade students on alcohol and drug abuse, tobacco and smokeless tobacco. It also teaches students about self-esteem, peer pressure and the ability to say no in bad situations. Guest speakers will be Miss Northwest Arkansas and Sgt. James Rusterholz of the Gravette Police Department. The public is invited to attend, along with the parents of the students, grandparents, family and friends ... Citywide Yard Sale — The city of Gravette will hold its annual citywide yard sale from Friday through Sunday, May 22 through May 24. No yard sale permits will be required for sales on this weekend. Continue Reading »

S So what's wrong with gambling?

Is gambling wrong? What does the Bible say? So, what is wrong with gambling and playing the lottery? Many ask this question when they hear preachers say the Bible condemns it. They argue that it's just innocent fun and doesn't hurt anyone! But is that true? The reason gambling and even buying lottery tickets runs against what is taught in the Bible pretty much boils down to the reasoning behind it. Continue Reading »

S Gentry hosts special day for special students

GENTRY -- Special education students who usually do not get to participate in school track meets had their day to compete on Friday in Gentry. Students of all ages came to Gentry High School from Decatur, Siloam Springs, Lincoln and Pea Ridge to join Gentry students for track and field events. Continue Reading »

S School facilities survey creates dilemma

GENTRY -- If the Gentry School Board was hoping for clear direction and guidance in pursuing a facilities plan which would provide more modern space for the Gentry Intermediate School, what they received from an online survey which ended Sunday was a dilemma, with the majority of survey takers indicating they wanted the board to pursue the building of a new high school but would not be willing to pay for it. Continue Reading »

S Who shall bring a charge against us?

"Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us." Continue Reading »

S Summer reading program unveiled at Gentry library

GENTRY -- Gentry Public Library's 2015 summer reading program, "Every Hero Has A Story," will run from June 8 through July 30. Continue Reading »

S Cheer Honors

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S Obituaries

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S Annexation issue added to Springtown June agenda

SPRINGTOWN -- The issue of whether to annex into the town the property of several Springtown-area residents will again be on the agenda at next month's regular meeting of the town council. A motion made by councilwoman Linda Taylor, just before the close of the May 12 meeting, asked that the item be put back on the agenda at next month's meeting. Her motion passed, with Taylor, Don Jech and Chuck Guess voting in favor of the measure. Karee Barrett abstained and Terri Glenn voted no. Continue Reading »