S Springtown approves agreement for electricity

SPRINGTOWN -- Springtown's council met on April 11 and Mayor Paul Lemke presented a resolution to the council renewing the town's contract with Empire District Electric for the next 10 years. The resolution passed by unanimous vote. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

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S When he turned out to be a she n Story of Gentry doctor Victor Mayfield who dressed as a man but was a woman

GENTRY -- Numerous physicians have practiced in Gentry since its founding in 1894, but perhaps none were quite as unusual as Dr. M. Victor Mayfield, who spent time here (and in Sulphur Springs and Siloam Springs) in the early 1900s, probably shortly before 1915, though one source puts him here in the 1920s. Continue Reading »

S Obituaries

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S School board gives raises to Gentry teachers

GENTRY -- Teachers in Gentry will be receiving a $1,000 raise next year in addition to already scheduled step raises, meaning current teachers will receive $1,500 more for the next school year than in the current year. Continue Reading »

S Old engines roar back to life

GENTRY -- Once again, last weekend, members of the Tired Iron of the Ozarks gathered at the club's showgrounds in Gentry and displayed and demonstrated antique tractors and engines, farm equipment, saw mills, blacksmith skills, household machines and tools, and much, much more. Continue Reading »

S Weekly Devotion

"And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay...." Matthew 28:5-6 Continue Reading »

S Chamber sponsors Easter egg hunt

GENTRY -- Children, with their parents, waited in eager anticipation for the signal to pick up the many plastic eggs strewn across areas of Gentry Park on Saturday afternoon; and, when the signal was given, the annual Gentry Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt began and was over in a matter of minutes. Continue Reading »

S I have a hand in my wife's collection

People collect a lot of things in life and some are more unique than others. Some collections have monetary value and others sentimental value. Some people collect anything and everything, and others are very specific about the things they save. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions win, Lions overcome by Lincoln Wolves

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions battled for the upper hand in the April 15 game against the Lincoln Lady Wolves and prevailed when they took back the lead in the bottom of the sixth and shut out the Lady Wolves in the top of the seventh. Continue Reading »

S Why do Christians celebrate Easter?

While some are quick to criticize Christians for celebrating Easter and point to ancient pagan observances in spring and to worldly customs involving such things as Easter eggs and the Easter bunny, Christians celebrate Easter for none of these things. They have an entirely different reason to observe the festival and to celebrate. Christians observe Easter to remember and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead on the third day following His crucifixion just outside the walls of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

S Except a kernel of wheat die....

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal." John 12:24-25 Continue Reading »

S Gravette grabs lead, holds it in close game against Stilwell

GRAVETTE -- The Lions grabbed the lead in the fourth inning of a defensive ballgame when Ethan Vanderpool scored on an RBI double to left field by Matthew Stelting and built on that lead in the fifth when Cody Fields drove in Wyatt Gibbons with a ground ball double to left. Continue Reading »

S Pea Ridge gets by Gentry in first inning

GENTRY -- Though the Lady Pioneers out batted the visiting Pea Ridge Lady Blackhawks on April 8, they were unable to get a runner across the plate and overcome the 3-0 deficit inflicted on them in the first inning of the game. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

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