S I have proof the devil is real

Not many people believe in the devil anymore, but I see definitive proof of his existence and workings. No, he's not the little red man with horns and a pitchfork as many -- and especially the devil -- would have people believe. He's a fallen angel, a powerful spirit, not visible to our eyes unless he chooses to take on a visible form. The Bible describes him and those other angels who fell with him as "principalities ... powers ... rulers of the darkness of this age ... spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places" (Ephesians 6:12). Jesus calls the devil a "murderer" and a "liar" because he.... Continue Reading »

S Gravette High band entertains fans

GRAVETTE — The Gravette High School marching band entertains football fans with its halftime routines and performances each week and the students deserve credit for all their hard work. Continue Reading »

S Council approves streetlight additions, requests speed-limit change

GENTRY — City council on Sept. 11 voted to add some streetlights to the city and request changes to the posted speed limits on Gentry Boulevard (Arkansas Highway 59). A resolution adding some additional street lights and upgrading a few others was approved by the council at its September meeting Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions beat Lady Elks but fall to Lady Saints

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions defeated the Lady Elks of Elkins in three straight sets in an away game on Sept. 12 but returned to lose in three to the visiting Lady Saints of Shiloh Christian on Thursday. Continue Reading »

S Gentry Police Blotter

GENTRY -- Flora L. Forrest, 60, of Tahlequah, Okla., was cited on Sept. 14 in connection to passing a stopped school bus on Pioneer Lane in Gentry. Continue Reading »

S Highfill pays unbudgeted bills, balks at line-item waiver

HIGHFILL — It was clear at the Sept. 12 council meeting that council members were not pleased about the need to take money out of the city's general savings to pay for unbudgeted expenditures of the Highfill Police Department, and the council balked at giving the mayor permission to authorize departments to exceed budget line items so long as the departments do not exceed their total budgets. Continue Reading »

S Lions run over Bulldogs for first win of season

GRAVETTE — The Lions got the better of the visiting Jay (Okla.) Bulldogs on Friday, scoring three touchdowns in the opening quarter and another in the third quarter to take a big 26-7 win in the nonconference game on Friday night. Continue Reading »

S Do we forgive those who sin against us?

Weekly Devotion

Then Peter came to Him and said, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?" Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven." Matthew 18:21-22 (Read v. 21-35) Continue Reading »

S Gentry teen among those killed in Oklahoma crash

Lily Murphy was a 2017 graduate of Gentry High School

GENTRY — According to Associated Press news reports, Lily Murphy, 18, of Gentry was among those killed in a fatal crash late Sunday night. Murphy was a 2017 graduate of Gentry High School, was on the cheerleading squad and wrote for the school newspaper. Continue Reading »

S 'Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven....'

"Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit." Psalm 32:1-2 Have you ever considered what a blessing it is to have forgiveness of God? What a blessing to have the Lord not hold your sins and iniquities against you? To be forgiven of the Lord removes all fear of wrath and condemnation and gives us peace with God. To have forgiveness for all our sins gives us the assurance of life everlasting! Continue Reading »

S Committees discuss speed limits, golfcarts and engine brakes

GENTRY — A variety of topics from engine brakes to golf carts and speed limits were discussed at a meeting of Gentry's Street and Finance Committees on Sept. 6. Adding some additional street lights and upgrading a few others were discussed at the committee meeting held at city hall, with a recommendation to the council to approve the changes. Continue Reading »

S Pioneer Marching Band plays 'Samurai and the Maiden'

For those who have not seen it, the Gentry Pioneer Marching Band has been hard at work learning new music and new routines for this year's halftime performances. The band's show this year is called "The Samurai and the Maiden" and was written by Randall Standridge. Band members added samurai headbands to their uniforms and play music which tells the story. Continue Reading »

S Lions fall to Bearcats on Friday

GRAVETTE — The Gravette Lions scored their first touchdown and point after in the third quarter and added another TD in the final quarter, but that was not enough to beat the visiting Bearcats from Booneville who scored early in the first quarter, added two more TDs in the third and a fourth in the final quarter to take the game, 28-13, on Friday night in Lion Stadium. Continue Reading »

S Tired Iron puts on 26th Annual fall show

GENTRY — Last weekend was the 26th annual fall show of the Tired Iron of the Ozarks. And, once again, the show offered the opportunity for young and old to see and learn about rural farm life in northwest Arkansas in the late 1800s and early 1900s by displaying old tractors, engines, farm implements and household machines and gadgets which were commonly used as a part of everyday life in the region. Continue Reading »

S Cool Water Music Festival held near Gravette

GRAVETTE — Attendance was less than anticipated on Friday evening, but organizers of the Cool Water Music Festival in Gravette were hoping to do better on Saturday afternoon and evening. Musical groups, some with local ties, played on two stages — the Grand Savings Bank Main Stage and the Sunbelt Rentals Secondary Stage — at the first Cool Water Music Festival. Continue Reading »