S Police arrest pair at hair salon with drugs and shotgun

GENTRY-- Police arrested Bobby Wilmoth, 60, of Gravette, and Sarah Durling, 29, of Siloam Springs, after receiving two calls of a suspicious man and woman at a hair salon on Gentry Blvd., on Dec. 10. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Gentry police received calls just after noon from a neighboring business saying that a woman who appeared to be intoxicated entered Salon Revelations, "mumbling words that didn't make any sense," while the man drove a vehicle around to the back of the building and waited. When the woman came out of the business, they both left, according to the affidavit. Continue Reading »

S 73 years and counting

GENTRY -- A Gentry couple reached a milestone Friday that few ever reach, their 73rd wedding anniversary. Loren and Doris Davis of Gentry were married in Sayer, Okla., on Dec. 12, 1941. Though they had planned to marry, the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7 moved things up. Loren, 96, and Doris, 93, were honored Friday at the Flint Creek Apartments, where they now live. Continue Reading »

S Wasson resigns as town attorney for Springtown

SPRINGTOWN -- In a brief final meeting of the current town council, held Dec. 12, outgoing mayor Paul Lemke read a letter of resignation from Carla Wasson, the town's attorney. Wasson's resignation will be effective Jan. 1, 2015. Continue Reading »

S Letters to Santa

The following letters are from Brandy Cordeiro's second grade class at Gentry Primary School: Continue Reading »

S Gentry bands put on concert Thursday

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S Pointing People to Jesus

"There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world." John 1:6-9 ... John did not seek to gain a following for himself, but called upon all people to repent of their sins and trust in the Messiah and Savior who was about to appear. He testified of Jesus, that He is God the Son and the Savior who would take away the sin of the world. When He saw Jesus coming to him, he directed his disciples to Jesus, saying, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world" (v. 29) ... We too are called to bear witness to Jesus, the Light of the world, that all might place their trust in Him for forgiveness and life everlasting.... Continue Reading »

S Employees, volunteers honored

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S A Little Doctrine for my Kids Continued

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S Hometown Events

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S Weekly Devotion

"Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins." Mark 1:2-4 Continue Reading »

S A Little Doctrine for My Kids Continued

How should we practice church fellowship? Since Jesus commanded us to disciple the nations by going, baptizing in the name of the Triune God and teaching them to observe all which Jesus taught and commanded (Matthew 28:18-20), and since Jesus warns against false prophets who come to us in sheep's clothing (Matthew 7:15-23), we believe that Christians are to discriminate between churches which are faithful to Christ and that which is taught in His Word (orthodox churches) and those which are not faithful to Christ and His Word (false and heterodox churches) and to practice church fellowship (joining together in those things which one would do with fellow believers, such as worship, prayer, reception of the Lord's Supper, evangelism, mission work, etc.) only with those who are faithful to Christ and His holy Word. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Volunteers are needed at the Gentry Public Library. Morning shifts are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Afternoon shifts are from 1 to 5 p.m. To work at the circulation desk, volunteers need to be familiar with computers and how to relate to the public ... Gentry Choirs will present their Christmas concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, at the High School auditorium. The community is invited to come out and enjoy the concert and hear the students' work. Continue Reading »

S Walmart presents education check from safe trucking miles

GENTRY - Walmart's Bentonville Transportation Office chose Gentry Primary School as the recipient of a $4,135.38 donation earned by drivers for safe miles driven from Aug. 9 through Aug. 15 of this year. A check was presented to the school on Friday by Bob Dixon, general transportation manager at the Bentonville distribution center, and Debbie Hall, Human Resources Office manager in Bentonville. Continue Reading »

S Christmas events planned in Gentry, Decatur

Gentry's annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade and visit from Santa are set for Saturday, Dec. 13, along Gentry's Main Street and Chamber of Commerce building ... The Decatur Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Christmas Festival at Northside Elementary Dec. 12 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and will begin lineup at 5:30 p.m. at Decatur City Hall. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers come up short

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers traveled to Kansas, Okla., Monday but couldn't bring home the victory. The girls lost to Kansas, 68 to 36. Continue Reading »