S How do you want the Lord to look upon you?

"Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses, for they are from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; according to Your mercy remember me, for Your goodness' sake, O Lord." Psalm 25:6-7 How would you have the LORD God deal with you? On the basis of your sins? Or, on the basis of His mercy promised of old and made possible by the atoning sacrifice of God's Son in our stead? How do you want God to judge you on the last day? 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 info@gentrychamber.com ... 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 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 »

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

Veronica Cisneros Continue Reading »

S Does your face shine like Jesus?

"But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord." 2 Cor. 3:18 (Read v. 7-18). Does your face shine? Does it, like the face of Moses, reflect the glory of the LORD God? But, does it diminish as did the face of Moses after he had talked to the LORD and shared the words of the LORD with the people? Continue Reading »

Schools closed Wednesday in Decatur and Gentry, open in Gravette

WESTSIDE — Decatur and Gentry Public Schools will be closed today, Wednesday, Feb. 18; but Gravette Public Schools are listed as open with limited bus service (on main roads only). Reason given for closures and limited bus service is poor road conditions. Continue Reading »

S Mayor explains grant withdrawal letter

SPRINGTOWN -- Arguing that the unanimous council vote in October only authorized but did not mandate the mayor to apply for a grant to fund a walking-trail project in Springtown, Preston Barrett, Springtown's new mayor, on Feb. 10, defended his action to withdraw the grant application submitted by Paul Lemke, Springtown's previous mayor. Continue Reading »

S Committee recommends changes to proposed mobile vendor ordinance

GENTRY -- The economic development committee on Thursday reviewed a number of proposed changes to the ordinance regulating mobile food vendors in Gentry. Among suggestions was the removal of the $50 annual permit fee.... Continue Reading »

S Gentry, Gravette split final season games

GRAVETTE -- Highway 59 rivals, Gentry and Gravette, faced off in the final game of conference play in Lion Field House on Friday with the Gentry girls taking the first game, 46-40, and the Gravette boys winning the second, 68-65. Continue Reading »

S Yes, I'm scared smart cars would be the death of me

Yes, I'm a little afraid about the breaking news that Apple is working on an iCar which will drive itself, following voice commands spoken by a passenger to Siri. Continue Reading »

S Winter's mix closes schools

Gentry Public Schools and Decatur Public Schools closed Monday, Feb. 16, due to inclement weather. Gentry and Decatur schools remained closed on Tuesday and Wednesday due to poor road conditions. Gravette schools were closed Tuesday but reopened Wednesday with limited bus service. Continue Reading »

S Taking Advantage of a Snow Day

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S Obituaries

Evelyn Lahoma Dillon Continue Reading »