S Gravette school millage increase approved

Voters choose school board members, sheriff

WESTSIDE — The Gravette School District millage increase was approved by voters, 1,421 to 943, according to uncertified results of Tuesday’s election. The 2.5 mill increase approved by 60 percent of those voting in the school election raises Gravette’s millage rate to 39.7 mills.... Continue Reading »

S School board rehires classified personnel

GENTRY -- The Gentry School Board renewed classified personnel contracts, approved allowing next year's prom to be held off campus and approved a variety of policy changes on their first or second readings at the board meeting in the Pioneer Activities Complex on May 14. Contracts for 85 classified personnel were renewed by the board for the next school year. Salary increases of $500 for the year were approved for the superintendent, dean of students, athletic trainer and speech therapist. Resignations were approved for Karri Wesson, band director; Anthony Carreira, history teacher; Vicki Denny, food service; Sharon Query, food service; Lisa King, bus driver; and Kathy Hummingbird, custodian. Continue Reading »

S What does the Bible teach? Have you read it?

What does the Bible teach? Sad to say, most people have not read the Bible in its entirety and many have no idea what it really teaches. Though much more detail could be provided, what follows is a brief summary of the Bible's teaching. What does the Bible teach? Continue Reading »

S Gentry holds town hall meeting to explain improvement plans

Sales-tax increase proposed to help pay for services, amenities

GENTRY -- Approximately 50 people attended a town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at the Gentry Public Library to learn more of city plans on numerous projects in the city, including plans for park development. Continue Reading »

S The convincing work of the Holy Spirit

Weekly Devotion

"Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged." John 16:7-11 Continue Reading »

S Gentry graduates awarded diplomas on Sunday ceremony

GENTRY -- For 91 Gentry High School seniors, Sunday was a day to celebrate their accomplishments as they walked across the stage in the Bill George Arena on the campus of John Brown University in Siloam Springs to receive their high school diplomas. Continue Reading »

S Highfill scrambles to fill vacant council post

HIGHFILL -- With no one in attendance at the May 8 meeting expressing interest in filling the vacant Ward 1, Position 1, alderman post, the city council appointed Trevyr Lester, the wife of Toby Lester, to fill the unexpired term of Michelle Rieff. Toby Lester holds the ward's other seat on the council, and Rieff was appointed the mayor at the April meeting to replace Stacy Digby, who resigned in March just prior to an arrest. Continue Reading »

S Why do strange ladies call me Honey?

Why do they call me Honey? I can't come up with any reasonable reason for the title. They don't even know how sweet I am -- well, maybe not. Continue Reading »

S Gentry police officers receive awards, commendations

GENTRY -- Police officers and their families gathered at the Gentry Police Station May 9 to celebrate the department and to give out awards to officers and staff. Continue Reading »

S Jesus will come again in clouds of glory

Weekly Devotion

Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven." Acts 1:9-11 (Read 1-11). — Thursday was Ascension Day, the day Christians remember the glorious ascension of Jesus to His exalted position of power and glory at the right hand of God the Father in heaven. Continue Reading »

S Gentry seniors earn Olympic medals

GENTRY -- Members of the Gentry Senior Activity Center traveled to Harrison on May 4 to participate in the 34th annual senior Olympics, and the Gentry senior athletes brought home 13 medals from the contests. Continue Reading »

S Gravette seniors honored, receive diplomas

GRAVETTE -- Seniors at Gravette High School -- 141 of them were listed -- received their diplomas in a sunny but very windy Saturday morning graduation ceremony held in Lion Stadium, making it somewhat difficult to hear the words spoken from the podium. Continue Reading »

S Police Blotter

GENTRY -- Police cited and released Alexis D. Walker, 20, of Gentry, in connection with possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia on May 3, shortly before midnight. Continue Reading »

S High school English students write and illustrate books, read them to first graders

GENTRY -- Students from the Gentry High School's pre-advanced-placement English II classes attended first-grade classes at Gentry Primary School on Friday and read books they had written and illustrated to the students in first grade. Continue Reading »

S Pioneer teams fall to Berryville Bobcats

Pioneers defeat Tigers of Prairie Grove

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers lost, 7-1, on Monday, April 30, when the Berryville Lady Bobcats came to Gentry. The girls also came up short in Wednesday's (May 2) home conference game against Shiloh Christian in a shootout after a score of 2-2. Continue Reading »