S Why did God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son?

"By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, that in Isaac shall thy seed be called: accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure." Hebrews 11:17-19 (Read Genesis 22:1-19) Why would God tell Abraham to take Isaac — his only son of promise, whom he loved — to a mountain in the land of Moriah and offer him there as a burnt sacrifice? Continue Reading »

S Gentry council approves sales tax increase

GENTRY -- The city council in Gentry on Monday passed on its third and final reading a proposed increase in Gentry's sales and use tax from 1 1/8 cents per dollar to 2 cents per dollar. An emergency clause was also passed so that the measure can be included with the November general election ballot for voter approval. Continue Reading »

S Area bird watchers flock to Eagle Watch Trail

GENTRY -- Almost 20 area bird watchers attended the Saturday morning field trip of the Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society to the Eagle Watch Nature Trail in Gentry. Continue Reading »

S I fear many churches have gone astray

I fear that many churches have gone astray. Instead of following Christ and seeking to build Christ's church Christ's way, they seek to build earthly churches the world's way. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Ribbon cutting set Aug. 9 at new Gentry school Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Gentry Farmers Market open — Gentry Farmers Market will be open on the south side of Gentry City Park on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through the summer. Call 479-736-2358 for more information. ... Artists sought for Gravette Day show — Artists in a variety of media are being sought to display their works in an art show on Gravette Day, Saturday, Aug. 11. Any artists interested in entering artwork may contact the show organizer, Michael Kelley, 479-936-1424. ... Library book sale scheduled Saturday — A book sale with be held at the old Gravette Public Library, 407 Charlotte Street S.E., just east of the civic center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Books and DVDs for all ages and interests will be on sale at bargain prices. All proceeds will benefit the Gravette Public Library. Continue Reading »

S Saved by grace, through faith, for Christ's sake

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:8-10 Continue Reading »

S Writing to you straight out of the Old West

This column comes to you from the Old West, near Hays City, Kansas -- we passed through Hays coming and going, but most of our time was spent about 70-some miles north along the Kansas-Nebraska line. Continue Reading »

S Don't discount the educational benefits of Truck Driver U

Some folks might think that knowledge gained from driving a truck isn't very useful in other areas of life, but I'm here to tell you that one can learn a lot of things from the over-the-road university which come in very handy no matter which career path a person might choose. In fact, people shouldn't put down truck drivers or consider them uneducated. I've met some very smart ones going down the road on 18 wheels and I've talked to a few others who had advanced degrees in a variety of fields but for some reason were still driving a truck. Continue Reading »

S Planning, zoning commission answers questions, works on zoning map

GENTRY -- The planning and zoning commission on Thursday answered questions from a planning-area resident regarding a possible subdivision, heard from a resident about the intended use of a property for which rezoning is being considered and worked on a zoning map and discussed fitting zoning changes for land annexed into the city, which comes into the city as agricultural. Continue Reading »

S Do you have faith like Sarah?

Weekly Devotion

"Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable." Hebrews 11:11-12 (Read Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7) Continue Reading »

S McKee Foods asks for tax-abatement to make major upgrades to Gentry plant

GENTRY -- Members of Gentry's finance and economic development committees met July 17 to hear a request from McKee Foods and Jill Grimsley, the company's attorney, requesting a tax abatement to facilitate major upgrades to the Gentry facility. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

Summer Fest planned at Falling Springs Church Continue Reading »

S Do you have faith like Abraham?

Weekly Devotion

"By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: for he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God." Hebrews 11:8-10 (Read Genesis 12) Continue Reading »

S There are questions which challenge faith, but God's Word has answers

There are questions which challenge faith but God's Word has answers. Following are a few common questions people ask which challenge faith along with Biblical answers. If there is a good and loving God, how could He allow so much evil in the world? That is a question often asked by Christian and non-Christian alike, especially at times when loved ones die or terrible evils and tragedies occur. Is there an answer? While the wisdom and workings of God are often hidden from our eyes, He has revealed to us in the Scriptures what we need to know. Continue Reading »