S Old Settlers Day coming up in Colcord

COLCORD, OKLA. -- Old Settlers Day in Colcord, Okla., will be held on Saturday, June 6, with the Colcord Rodeo scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights, June 5 and 6. Saturday events begin at 7:30 a.m. with a fundraising breakfast at the senior citizens' center. Then, beginning at 9 a.m., the Talbot Library and Museum, at 500 S. Colcord Ave., in Colcord, will open its annual book and bake sale to raise funds for the library, museum and genealogy research center. The event will feature award-winning Western author Dusty Richards and local live music. Continue Reading »

S Don't let their sacrifices be in vain!

On Friday, I was privileged to officiate in the Fayetteville National Cemetery at the funeral service of a veteran who served during both WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was there at the Battle of the Bulge and, I am told, had the job of laying mines and removing them again after hostilities in certain areas ceased. It was a moving experience after sharing the comfort of Scripture with this veteran's family to hear the three volleys ring out and taps played.... Continue Reading »

S Weekly Devotion

"Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Psalm 139:23-24 Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S Board takes first step in approving raises

GENTRY -- Among other policy changes considered by the Gentry School Board and passed on their first readings were pay changes for teachers and support staff at the Gentry Schools. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

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S EAST Initiative coming to Gentry

GENTRY -- The Gentry School District was awarded an EAST Lab for the 2015-2016 school year, according to information reported to the school board May 18 by assistant superintendent Judy Winslett. According to Winslett, the district applied to be a part of the Environmental and Spatial Technologies Initiative and was the first among applicants to receive word on May 5 that it would be awarded an EAST lab. A team from EAST Initiative visited the high school on April 24, she said. Continue Reading »

S 2016 prom to be held in Siloam Springs

GENTRY -- The school board on May 18 gave unanimous approval to a request of next year's Gentry junior class to be allowed to hold the annual Gentry High School prom off campus and at the Cypress Barn in Siloam Springs. Continue Reading »

S Gentry eighth-grade students promoted

GENTRY -- Gentry eighth-grade students received diplomas and other honors Friday morning during ceremonies held in the high school auditorium. Continue Reading »

S Lane featured entertainer for Freedom Fest

GENTRY -- Chris Lane, from Kernersville, N.C., will be the featured entertainer at this summer's July 4 Freedom Festival in Gentry City Park. Lane began to play live shows after his college baseball career ended and, over the last few years, he has played in more than 500 shows, opening up for Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Chris Young and Brantley Gilbert, among others. Lane has also been featured on Lee Brice's "The Otherside Tour" and will continue to be on select dates with Florida Georgia Line throughout the year, according to his website. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Be a Winner Graduation — The Gravette Police Department and the Gravette School District will have their annual Be a Winner Graduation at the Gravette Upper Elementary School at 1:30 p.m. on May 22 in the Gravette Upper Elementary cafeteria. The Be a Winner program educates fifth-grade students on alcohol and drug abuse, tobacco and smokeless tobacco. It also teaches students about self-esteem, peer pressure and the ability to say no in bad situations. Guest speakers will be Miss Northwest Arkansas and Sgt. James Rusterholz of the Gravette Police Department. The public is invited to attend, along with the parents of the students, grandparents, family and friends ... Citywide Yard Sale — The city of Gravette will hold its annual citywide yard sale from Friday through Sunday, May 22 through May 24. No yard sale permits will be required for sales on this weekend. Continue Reading »

S Who shall bring a charge against us?

"Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us." Continue Reading »

S So what's wrong with gambling?

Is gambling wrong? What does the Bible say? So, what is wrong with gambling and playing the lottery? Many ask this question when they hear preachers say the Bible condemns it. They argue that it's just innocent fun and doesn't hurt anyone! But is that true? The reason gambling and even buying lottery tickets runs against what is taught in the Bible pretty much boils down to the reasoning behind it. Continue Reading »

S School facilities survey creates dilemma

GENTRY -- If the Gentry School Board was hoping for clear direction and guidance in pursuing a facilities plan which would provide more modern space for the Gentry Intermediate School, what they received from an online survey which ended Sunday was a dilemma, with the majority of survey takers indicating they wanted the board to pursue the building of a new high school but would not be willing to pay for it. Continue Reading »

Fulks gives up coaching duty

GENTRY -- Amid allegations of verbally abusing some of his players and leaving bruises on at least two of them, coach Timothy Fulks resigned from his basketball coaching duties at Gentry High School, according to information released at Monday's school board meeting. He will continue his teaching duties in the district. Continue Reading »