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S Why don't people go to church anymore?

Why don't people go to church anymore? That's a question many are asking, and the suggested answers vary from people not wanting to be judged to a disconnect between churches and the wants and needs of people. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S Who Betrayed Jesus?

"Now as they sat and ate, Jesus said, "Assuredly, I say to you, one of you who eats with Me will betray Me." And they began to be sorrowful, and to say to Him one by one, "Is it I?" And another said, "Is it I?" He answered and said to them, "It is one of the twelve, who dips with Me in the dish. The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had never been born." Mark 14:18-21 Who betrayed Jesus? Who is responsible for handing Him over to His enemies that He might be condemned, crucified and put to death? Yes, it was Judas. But are you and I also guilty? The Scriptures tell us: "Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted up his heel against me" (Psalm 41:9).... Continue Reading »

S Town-hall meeting set for April 13 to discuss school direction

GENTRY -- With the approval of the school board, the Gentry School District has scheduled a town-hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 13, at the city council chambers on Gentry's Main Street (adjacent to the police station), to hear the thoughts of the community on the direction the school district should take in regard to a charter school, facilities plans and its mission statement. High on the town meeting's agenda will be the possibility of establishing a charter school within the Gentry School District to better equip students to obtain employment after high school. The school district is seeking community input to determine possible avenues for such a school. Continue Reading »

S PETA seeks to block renewal of Safari's captive-bred permit

GENTRY -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, commonly known as PETA, has submitted official comments to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service calling on the agency to deny the renewal of a captive-bred permit applied for by Gentry's Wild Wilderness Drive-through Safari. Continue Reading »

S New football coach hired in Gentry

GENTRY -- School board members approved on Monday a committee recommendation to hire Paul Ernest as Gentry High School's new football coach. Ernest is currently in his fifth year at Nashville High School, where he is offensive coordinator for the football team there and teaches a test preparation course to prepare students for standardized testing. Prior to that, Ernest taught nine years at Horatio High School and served there as head football coach. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gentry's Annual Awards Night will be Thursday, March 5, at the Wooden Spoon Restaurant in Gentry. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. The event is reserved seating only, $25 a seat. Those planning to attend should send a check to the Gentry Chamber, P.O. Box 642, Gentry, AR 72734 as soon as possible. For more information, call the Chamber office at 736-2358 or email to ... Free Concert — The musical Dysart Family will be holding a free concert at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Pioneer Church of God (Holiness).... Continue Reading »

S Cooking class, benefit held

GENTRY -- A cooking class led by Chef Janet Covey Novotny drew a large crowd to the fellowship hall at the Gentry United Methodist Church in spite of the cold and icy weather which closed schools and some businesses. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S Why must I die?

Many would put off and try to ignore the inevitable fact that they will one day die. And, yes, even believers die. Unless the Lord Jesus returns soon, I too will die. But, why must I die? The answer is found in the Scriptures, and most specifically in Genesis, chapter three. As a result of the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, each and every one of us must die. Continue Reading »