S Gentry picks up big wins against Lincoln

GENTRY — The Pioneers, behind the shooting of Cole Cripps and Wyatt Clark, pulled away in the second quarter from the visiting Lincoln Wolves Feb. 9 to take the win, 69 to 55. The Pioneers were up by a single point at the end of one, but Clark was hot behind the three-point line, sinking two treys in both the first and the second quarters. He picked up 10 points in the first quarter and another eight in the second, leading to his 24 points in the game. Continue Reading »

S Gravette, Berryville split games

GRAVETTE - The Lady Lions fell to the Lady Bobcats in Berryville on Tuesday, 57 to 49, with the Lady Bobcats dominating all but the third quarter. Berryville jumped ahead in the first quarter and was up by seven, 25-18, at the half. The Lady Lions fought back and outscored the Lady Bobcats, 13-9, in the third and were within three-point striking distance by the end of the quarter; but the Berryville girls scored 23 to Gravette's 18 in the final quarter of the game for the win. Continue Reading »

S Who do you believe Jesus is?

And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" So they answered and said, "John the Baptist, but some say Elijah; and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered and said, "The Christ of God." Luke 9:18-20 Continue Reading »

S I took a trip back in time at Dave's Supermarket

I took a trip back in time last week when I was passing through Southwest City (Mo.) and remembered I hadn't put out anything to cook for supper and that I could no longer stop at any grocery stores in the northwest corner of Benton County. I saw Dave's Supermarket & Clothing as I drove down Main Street in Southwest City and decided to circle the block and go back to save an extra trip to Siloam Springs. Continue Reading »

S Students share EAST Initiative projects with council

GENTRY -- Patrick Lanford, Gentry School District EAST Initiative instructor, and middle school students Joshua Jones, Jarrod Westrick and Martha Smith-Gomez presented features of the Gentry School District's new EAST program to the city council on Feb. 1. Continue Reading »

S Bever's Hardware urges customers to shop local and see the value

GENTRY -- With the recent closing of Gentry's Walmart and the closing of a long-time Gentry business, Park's Lumber, Randy Bever, owner of Bever's Ace Hardware on Gentry's Main Street, issued a plea to Gentry-area residents to shop local first lest other Gentry businesses also disappear. Continue Reading »

S Audubon Society visits Eagle Watch

GENTRY -- Eagle Watch Nature Area was a busy place Saturday morning with 60 or more members and guests from the Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society visiting and watching for bald eagles and other birds along the trail and lake and at the observation platform at the end of the quarter-mile walking trail. Continue Reading »

S Council votes to keep lights on

Approves street-light contract with Empire and service contract with Chamber

GENTRY -- City council, on Feb. 1, approved a street light service agreement with Empire District Electric Co. and passed an ordinance entering into an agreement with Main Street Gentry Chamber of Commerce for economic development services for the city. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers dominate Lady Saints

GENTRY — Mallory Morris scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Lady Pioneers to a big 62-33 win over the visiting Lady Saints on Feb. 2. The Gentry girls (15-5, 7-3 4A-1) jumped to a 21-7 lead in the second quarter and never looked back. The Lady Pioneers dominated the Lady Saints on both sides and led 30-16 at halftime, with Morris stealing the ball, breaking away and hitting shots under the basket several times. By the end of three, the Lady Pioneers were up by 21 points, 47-26. Continue Reading »

S Annual Chamber of Commerce quilt show concluded Friday

GENTRY - Quilters and quilt lovers from around the region visited the annual Gentry Chamber of Commerce Quilt show sponsored by McKee Foods Corp., and held in the McKee Community Room at the Gentry Public Library last week. The show was held from Jan. 22 through Jan. 29. Winners among the many entries included: Best of Show - Nora Krein of Gentry; Best Hand Sewn - Sue Etris of Decatur.... Continue Reading »

S Does demon possession exist today?

"Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice, saying, 'Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are - the Holy One of God!' But Jesus rebuked him, saying, 'Be quiet, and come out of him!' And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him." Luke 4:33-35 Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Bird Watching Event - The Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society will meet at Eagle Watch Nature Trail on SWEPCO Lake just west of Gentry at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. Visitors are welcome. The club members will meet in the parking lot at 9 a.m. Terry Stanfill, who manages Eagle Watch, will be on hand as a leader in the event. There is a short walk on the trail through open-field habitat to a viewing platform with good potential to see bald eagles, various species of hawks and sparrows, ducks and other water birds. After this walk, the group may travel a short distance to find more wintering eagles on former Round Prairie. Stanfill will bring with him free packages of swamp milkweed seed for anyone interested in growing this beautiful native plant which is closely associated with Monarchs and other pollinators. Continue Reading »

S Gravette man charged in Gentry hit-and-run

GENTRY -- Police in Gentry have requested charges be filed against Timothy J. Gordon, 33, of Gravette in connection with a hit-and-run accident in Gentry on Jan. 14. According to police reports, Gordon is alleged to have backed a pickup truck into a Gentry woman's car at the intersection of Main Street and Arkansas Highway 59 and then sped off on Highway 59. Continue Reading »

S I use my own code words to keep the government from spying on me

As many of you know, I'm a staunch supporter of the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights and it troubles me to no end to learn government institutions are trampling on my constitutionally-protected rights. Continue Reading »

S Gentry falls in Berryville and Huntsville

GENTRY -- The Pioneers fell in close games to both the Bobcats and the Eagles last week. Against Berryville, the Bobcats earned a big 4A-1 Conference win by edging out the Gentry Pioneers on Jan. 26 by a score of 66-63. Brady Smith led the Bobcats with 22 points. Continue Reading »