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S Do we know and thank our Maker?

"O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand...." Psalm 95:1-7a In Hosea 8:14, we read that "Israel hath forgotten his Maker." Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Yard Waste Pickup — The fall yard waste pickup in Gentry will be Wednesday, Dec. 2. Organic yard and garden refuse such as tree, shrub and brush trimmings, grass clippings, leaves and other plant material (but not tree limbs) must be bagged and placed next to the blue polycart at the curbside by 7 a.m. Pickup will be one day only. ... Christmas Bazaar — The Decatur United Methodist Church will host its annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lunch will be soup, sandwich, dessert and beverage for $5. There will also be a bake sale, vendor tables and a "twice but nice" table to enjoy. Everyone is invited to join the church for great food and fellowship. All proceeds will go to local charities. ... Christmas Lighting — The annual Gentry Christmas Lighting contest will be held this year for both residential and business properties. For residential properties, a first place prize of $100 in Gentry bucks will be awarded and a second place prize of $50 in Gentry bucks will also be given. In the business division, a first place prize of $100 will be given. Please call the Gentry Chamber of Commerce office at 479-736-2358 and leave your address to be sure your Christmas display is not missed in the judging. Judging will be done sometime the week prior to the annual Christmas parade on Dec. 12.... Continue Reading »

S Gentry hires four new police officers

GENTRY -- Two new full-time and two part-time officers were hired at the Gentry Police Department, according to Sergeant Clay Stewart. Continue Reading »

S Gentry police investigating burglaries, fraud

GENTRY -- Police in Gentry are investigating a series of car burglaries and a felony theft which began with an advertisement on Craigslist. Continue Reading »

S Gentry recommended for conversion charter approval

GENTRY -- A conversion charter school is another big step closer to reality following Wednesday's hearing before the Charter School Authorizing Panel in Little Rock. Continue Reading »

S Leaky roof issues put damper on school board meeting

GENTRY -- Members of Gentry School Board heard a plea for action to deal with the leaky roof issues at the Gentry Intermediate School at their Nov. 16 regular meeting, and school officials said they would look into the matter and obtain the needed repairs. During the public comments section of the meeting, Charla Whitaker, a parent, presented photographs to the board showing buckets and pans scattered around the Intermediate School to catch water which was leaking through the roof after recent rains. Continue Reading »

S Gentry listed among 10 safest cities in Arkansas

GENTRY -- The city of Gentry was again named among the 10 safest cities in Arkansas. Gentry was listed at Number 6 in the state in the SafeWise "10 Safest Cities in Arkansas Report" on Nov. 16. Continue Reading »

S Conversion charter recommended for Gentry

GENTRY — A conversion charter school is another big step closer to reality following Wednesday’s hearing before the Charter School Authorizing Panel in Little Rock. In a Thursday email, Judy Winslett, assistant superintendent for the district and the school official who was charged with working toward establishing a conversion charter school in connection with the high school, informed the Eagle Observer that the authorizing panel approved of Gentry’s charter application and would recommend approval by the Arkansas Board of Education. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Intermediate School honors veterans

GENTRY — Veterans were honored by students at Gentry Intermediate School on Wednesday, Nov. 11, during an afternoon program in the commons area. Students, led by music teacher Trella Yates, sang patriotic songs and read letters of appreciation they had written to honor local veterans. Continue Reading »

S Local runners fare well at state cross-country meet

WESTSIDE -- Several area runners fared well in the state cross country track meet held at Hot Springs on Nov. 7, and the Gentry girls' team took second in the 4A girls' division. Mallory Morris, a Gentry senior, took third for the girls in the 5K with a time of 20:34.7 2. Brynn Elliott, Gentry sophomore, took fourth with her time of 20:55.6 3. Jordan Jeter, Gravette senior, finished 13th with a time of 21:56.2 9.... Continue Reading »