S How did God create man?

We've looked briefly at the Bible's teaching regarding the creation of the heavens and the earth, and here we look at how the LORD God created mankind. Crucial to the Christian Faith is the Biblical doctrine regarding the creation of man; for, if God did not create man, mankind is not accountable to God and the Bible's doctrine about sin, judgment and atonement through the shed blood of God's only-begotten Son topples as well. And, I might add, crucial to the arguments against same-sex marriage and all other sexual behavior which deviates from traditional marriage between a man and a woman, is the Biblical doctrine regarding the creation of woman and the institution of marriage recorded in Genesis 2. Continue Reading »

S Board approves painted parking spaces, off-campus prom

GENTRY -- The Gentry School Board gave unanimous approval to a student council proposal to allow high school students to paint a design on their assigned parking spaces for a $20 fee which would go to the student council to raise money for the next homecoming dance. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Arrests

GENTRY -- Police in Gentry arrested William M. Degenhardt, 54, of Decatur, in connection to a May 12 driving incident in which Degenhardt is alleged to have exceeded the speed limit, failed field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a chemical test for blood-alcohol content. Continue Reading »

S Gentry becomes Tree City, holds Arbor Day celebration

GENTRY — Though tree planting was delayed numerous times due to wet weather, four new red maple trees were planted in Gentry City Park, a planned Arbor Day observance was held and a Tree City proclamation was read on May 17, officially making Gentry a Tree City USA. Continue Reading »

S Springtown to consider vacating streets

SPRINGTOWN -- The town council, at its May 10 meeting, approved holding a public hearing in regard to a petition to close a portion of Spring Street and a portion of 3rd Street in the town of Springtown which, according to the petition, have not been used by the town as streets for more than five years. Continue Reading »

S Commission recommends changes for signs, RV parks and accessory buildings

GENTRY -- After public hearings, the Gentry Planning and Zoning Commission approved a variance, two tract splits and a lot-line adjustment before moving on to recommend the council pass ordinances amending city code on signs, accessory buildings and adopting a new ordinance regulating recreational vehicle parks within the city. Continue Reading »

S Gentry, Gravette Middle Schools earn monetary rewards

WESTSIDE — Two west-side schools - Gentry Middle School and Gravette Middle School - received monetary awards due to student performance under Arkansas Code ยง6-15-2107, which authorizes rewards in an amount up to $100 per student who attends a public school or public charter school in the top 5 percent of all Arkansas public schools in.... Continue Reading »

S Who gave us life?

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." John 1:1-5 Continue Reading »

S Highfill to consider half-cent sales-tax increase for roads

HIGHFILL — Under consideration by the Highfill City Council and discussed at the council's May 10 meeting are proposed ordinances asking for a half-cent increase in the city sales and use tax and to put the proposed tax increase on the November ballot. The proposed tax increase would be specifically for road and street maintenance and improvements in Highfill and would sunset after five years. Continue Reading »

S Share the Road program comes to Gentry

GENTRY -- Students from Gentry High School and Middle School had opportunity to learn about safe driving around big trucks when the Arkansas Trucking Association road team brought a tractor-trailer rig to the school and showed students the truck and areas where drivers would not be able to see them if they were driving a car in that space. Continue Reading »

Gentry girls advance to state soccer finals

Scheduled to play Central Arkansas Christian on Saturday in Fayetteville

GENTRY --The Gentry High School girls' soccer team has advanced to the state finals and is scheduled to play Central Arkansas Christian in the 4A championship game at 2 p.m. Saturday on Razorback Field in Fayetteville. In state tournament play last week, Gentry defeated Southside, 6-0, on May 12. Amber Ellis and Ana Linch each kicked in three goals. Assisting with goals were Ana Linch, Amber Ellis, Haley Borgeteien-James and Erika Magana. The Lady Pioneers defeated Pulaski Robinson, 7-1, on May 13. Amber Ellis had three goals and two assists. Ana Linch had two goals and two assists. Haley Hays and Karina Appelrath had one goal each, Haley Borgeteien-James had one assist. Against Heber Springs on May 14, Gentry came away with a 5-0 victory. Ana Linch had three goals. Amber Ellis had four assists. Madison Ward and Haley Hays had one goal each. The final was moved to Saturday at 2 p.m. because of Siloam Springs graduation on Saturday. Continue Reading »

S Conceptional plans for intermediate school revealed at informational meeting

GENTRY -- Though poorly attended (only six parents and one student in addition to school board members, school staff and media), information was presented and questions answered at an informational meeting hosted by the school board on April 9 about proposed plans to request a millage increase and build a new intermediate school classroom facility on the Gentry Intermediate School campus. Continue Reading »

S God dwells with us and keeps us

Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him." John 14:23 Continue Reading »

S Track meet held for special students

GENTRY -- It was a special day for special education students from schools in Gentry, Decatur, Gravette, Siloam Springs and Pea Ridge on May 11 as they took to the field in Pioneer Stadium and competed in a variety of track and field events. And the participants took their turns on the winners' podium and received medals, along with big smiles and a sense of accomplishment. Continue Reading »

S Clark signs to cheer at NSU

GENTRY -- Lexie Clark, a Gentry senior, signed her letter of intent on May 4 to attend Northeastern State University in Oklahoma and be a part of its cheerleading program. Continue Reading »