S Gentry man is arrested in connection to bomb threat

GENTRY -- Police arrested John E. Saathoff, 24, of Gentry, in connection with a bomb threat allegedly made to McDonald's Restaurant, located at 467 South Gentry Blvd., in Gentry, on Jan. 21. Continue Reading »

S Gentry seniors graduate Sunday

GENTRY — For 101 Gentry High School seniors, Sunday's graduation ceremonies in the Bill George Arena at John Brown University in Siloam Springs marked the end of their high school years and the beginning of college or a career in the workforce or military. Continue Reading »

S Jesus has not abandoned us

Weekly Devotion

"If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever--the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you." John 14:15-18 Continue Reading »

S Planning, zoning commission approves subdivision plat, recommends new ordinance

GENTRY -- The planning and zoning commission, on Thursday night, approved a special use permit, a lot-line adjustment and a tract split at its regular meeting in the city council chambers. The commission also will recommend to city council an ordinance changing the way subdivisions must be built and approved in the city. Continue Reading »

S Gentry man arrested in connection with bomb threat

GENTRY — Police arrested John E. Saathoff, 24, of Gentry, in connection with a bomb threat allegedly made to McDonald’s Restaurant, located at 467 South Gentry Blvd., in Genty, on Jan. 21. Continue Reading »

S Judy Winslett resigns as assistant superintendent in Gentry

GENTRY — Judy Winslett, assistant superintendent of the Gentry School District, submitted her letter of resignation on Monday, May 15, and, after June 30, will be working full-time as an assistant professor in the graduate education program at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, where she will teach classes in education and in school counseling. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions fall in state semifinals to Pottsville

GRAVETTE — After a bye in the first round of state tournament play and shutting out Crossett, 3-0, on Saturday in the quarterfinals, the Lady Lions' season ended on Monday when they were shut out by Pottsville in the semifinals, 4-0, at Lonoke High School. Cally Kildow, freshman pitcher for Gravette, struck out six Pottsville batters, walking only one, but Pottsville managed seven hits and put four runs on the board while holding the Gravette girls scoreless on two hits, by Kildow and Jaki Chalk. Pottsville score a run in the first, two in the sixth and another in the seventh. The Lady Lions beat Pottsville during the regular season, 1-0, in an away game on May 6.... Continue Reading »

S Twelve receive medical certificates

GENTRY -- Twelve students received certificates of completion at Gentry High School Conversion Charter after finishing Early College Experience courses through Northwest Arkansas Community College taught at the high school. Continue Reading »

S Let's redeem the time we have left!

"Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries." 1 Peter 4:1-3 The biggest regret in my life is wasted time — time spent on my own selfish pursuits.... Continue Reading »

S Graduation ceremonies held Saturday in Gravette

GRAVETTE — For 126 seniors at Gravette High School, Saturday was a day to celebrate a milestone in their hard work as they walked across the stage in Lion Stadium and received their diplomas, handshakes and congratulations as high school graduates. Continue Reading »

S Council approves grant application, discusses road repairs

HIGHFILL — The city council in Highfill heard of road repair needs following the late April storms and authorized matching funds for a grant application for additional restoration work on the Highfill Community Building at its May 9 meeting. Continue Reading »

S Gentry girls lose in first round of state soccer

GENTRY -- Though tied at one goal each at the end of the first half, the Episcopal Lady Wildcats got past the Lady Pioneers in the opening game of state soccer competition on Thursday to win the match, 3-2, at Batesville. Continue Reading »

S Texas man looking for relatives of baseball teammate kiled in 1966

GRAVETTE — A Texas man is looking for relatives of Robert Gwartney, Jr., who died at the age of 12, along with his family, in a horrific traffic accident near Poteau, Okla., on June 29, 1966. Robert Gwartney, Jr., was the son of Robert Gwartney, Sr., a dentist in Kilgore, Texas, who was from Gravette and was returning to Gravette with his family on the first leg of a vacation to visit family members here. Continue Reading »

S Do you hear His voice?

Weekly Devotion

"But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand." John 10:26-28 (Read v. 1-31) Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He gave His life for the sheep when He suffered and died on the cross for the sins of the world and rose again in victory (v. 11,17-18). But not all believe on Him as their Savior.... Continue Reading »

S Gentry girls defeat Prairie Grove, headed for state play

GENTRY -- While the Lady Pioneers lost to Shiloh Christian on May 4 by a score of 6-1, they came back to defeat the Prairie Grove Lady Tigers on Friday, 4-0. Continue Reading »