S Pioneers overcome Babcats for homecoming win

GENTRY -- In the first half, it looked like the Pioneers had all under control and would easily add a big win to the other homecoming festivities of the week, but the visiting Bobcats didn't go down without a fight, scoring a touchdown in the second quarter and two in the third to make the final, 38-22, in favor of Gentry. Gentry took the lead early in the first quarter with a touchdown run by C.J. Taylor; and Taylor, along with Cole Cripps and the Faulkenberry brothers, Jake and Jon, continued to find holes and pick up long yardage for the Pioneers. Continue Reading »

S Bank building purchased for police

GENTRY -- The city council on Monday passed an ordinance authorizing the purchase of the Centennial Bank building and property and authorizing the mayor to sign a short-term financing agreement for the purchase of the property. The ordinance, which was passed with rules suspended on three readings and with an emergency clause attached, approved the purchase of the building and property for $550,000 plus closing costs. The ordinance also gave approval to a finance agreement with Centennial Bank.... Continue Reading »

S Gravette Air Ace inducted into veterans' hall of fame

GRAVETTE -- Gravette World War I Air Ace, Field Kindley, was selected to be included in the Arkansas Military Veterans' Hall of Fame. He was one of 15 veterans selected for the honor. Continue Reading »

S Spook house opened in Gentry on Friday

GENTRY -- Though the mortuary itself is now gone, a Halloween spook house is in operation in the old Carpenter Building on Gentry's Main Street, a building which also housed a mortuary, built in 1929. Continue Reading »

S Woman arrested in connection with fight with sister

GENTRY -- Police arrested Lydia Whitten, 27, of Gentry, in connection with a Sept. 28 incident of domestic battery in the third degree after responding to a hang-up 911 call. Continue Reading »

S Great white egrets viewed at Eagle Watch

GENTRY -- Great white egrets, almost as tall as a blue heron and considerably larger than the snowy egret, can often be seen in the area during the summer and late summer months, as seen in the accompanying photo taken Sunday by local conservationist and wildlife photographer, Terry Stanfill. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pionners have disappointing week

GENTRY -- It was another disappointing week for the Lady Pioneers on the volleyball court in games at Berryville on Sept. 29 and on their home court in Gentry on Thursday, with the Gentry girls unable to win a single set. Continue Reading »

S Gentry holds homecoming parade

GENTRY -- Normal traffic on Pioneer Lane, Third Street and Main Street came to a halt for 30 minutes or so on Friday as Gentry High School's marching band and drill team, floats, cheerleaders, football players and members of the homecoming court took to the streets in Gentry's annual homecoming parade. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

EAST Night Out - Gentry Public Schools is inviting the public to EAST Night Out, an event showcasing and celebrating the new Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) program in the district. Students will be on hand to demonstrate some of their current learning projects. The open-house event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the EAST Classroom, Room 202, at Gentry High School. Hiwasse Fall Cleanup - The annual fall cleanup will be held in the Hiwasse community this Thursday, Oct. 8, allowing residents to dispose of some items too large for the regular weekly trash pickup. Curbside pickup of large items will be held that day and persons are encouraged to put them out the preceding day, if possible. Items which will not be accepted for pickup include paint, tires, batteries, chemicals, appliances, electronics and yard waste. Lumber will be picked up only if it is no longer than 4 feet, is tied in a bundle and weighs less than 50 pounds. Persons with questions may call city hall, 787-5757. TPF Fall Festival - Turning Point Fellowship in Gentry will hold a fall festival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, in the Carl Gym on Main Street in Gentry. The event will feature games for kids, door prizes for all ages, music, refreshments and more. Continue Reading »

S Gravette homecoming set for Oct. 16

Parade time changed to 10 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Homecoming is just over a week away in Gravette and includes a full day of activities on Friday, Oct. 16. Continue Reading »

S School board hears of waiver for diesel mechanics' training

GENTRY -- The school board reorganized at its Sept. 28 meeting in the Pioneer Activities Complex, the first meeting following the Sept. 15 school board election in which Nikki Rayburn-Still defeated incumbent Clarence Kreger by 10 votes, 31 to 21, to take over the Zone 3 post. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S I'm in an economic dilemma

We stopped at Cabela's on the way home from church a week ago Sunday because my stepson wanted to buy a pair of boots he had seen there and on Sunday had in hand the cash to buy them. He found his boots and paid with cash, but I also found a pair of shoes to replace my everyday shoes which my wife said needed to be demoted in their use to lawn mowing. I also found a hat to replace the one I misplaced last spring.... Continue Reading »

S Mekalah Ramsey crowned Gentry homecoming queen

GENTRY -- It was a beautiful evening in Pioneer Stadium as members of the 2015 Gentry High School homecoming court took their places on the field. The maids, in formal dresses, and their escorts, in football uniforms and carrying their helmets, were introduced, photographed and stood in their appointed places at midfield. The senior maids were introduced.... Continue Reading »

S Love is doing more than demanded

"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away." Matthew 5:38-42 Continue Reading »