S Test your knowledge of Christmas: What is fact and what is fiction?

With Christmas and the many church services now over, it might be good to see if you have your facts straight and if you know why we celebrate Christmas and what Christmas is really all about. And, because so many traditions have been introduced to the holy day, it may prove beneficial to take the following Christmas Quiz to see if you know what is fact and what is merely fiction or tradition. Continue Reading »

S Gentry mail carrier retiring at end of month

GENTRY -- Postal partons on Route 1 in Gentry may soon miss the man who has delivered their mail for the past 9 1/2 years. Jim Burrus, who has been a mail carrier for 19 years and most of that time in Gentry, plans to retire at the end of the month. Continue Reading »

S Little Pantry opens, offers food in Gentry

GENTRY -- What began as a suggestion of Gentry fourth-grade students in EAST Initiative became a reality on Thursday when the ribbon was cut on a Little Pantry at which those in need of food can take what they need and those willing to donate food can leave off items. Continue Reading »

S Lions defeat West Fork Tigers

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions easily defeated the Lady Tigers at West Fork on Tuesday, Dec. 20, by a score of 61-35. Continue Reading »

S A prayer of Moses for the new year

Weekly Devotion

"Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God." Psalm 90:1-2 (Read Psalm 90) Continue Reading »

S Pioneers win close game against Tigers, fall to Elks

GENTRY -- After losing to Elkins on Dec. 12 in Gentry, 60-43, the Gentry Pioneers won a close game against the West Fork Tigers on Friday night for a 61-58 victory. Continue Reading »

S Are you a part of the great Christmas shutout?

It appears to be time once again for the great Christmas shutout! It's nothing new; it happens every year at this time. No, it's not a sports event, though sports may be a part of it. It's a spiritual event, shutting out Christ from Christmas. It seems somewhat ironic. We set aside a day and a season to remember the birth of Jesus Christ, sent by God to be the Savior of the world, but we shut Him out and exclude Him from a time created to honor Him. Incidentally, we do it at Easter too! Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers stop Lady Tigers, fall to Lady Elks

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers picked up a big win against the Lady Tigers of West Fork in Gentry on Friday, taking the lead in the second quarter and building on that lead to finish up 43-15 at the end of the game. Continue Reading »

S Truck driver killed in Highway 43 crash, two others injured

Harold Gene Ellis, 58, of Bernice, Okla., was killed Thursday when the truck he was driving overturned on Arkansas Highway 43 just south of the Spavinaw Creek Bridge and slid into the west ditch. Two others in another vehicle were injured in the crash. Continue Reading »

S Gentry forensics team brings home awards

GENTRY -- The Gentry High School forensics team competed in the War Eagle Classic Tournament held at Rogers Heritage High School on Dec. 8 and 9 and brought home a number of awards for its performances. Continue Reading »

S Toy toss brings joy and laughter

GENTRY -- When the Lady Pioneers sunk their first basket from the court on Friday night at Gentry High School, stuffed animals and toys filled the air as fans and spectators from both sides of the contest tossed stuffed toys and animals to the floor of the basketball court. Continue Reading »

S Bever's Ace Hardware to buy shuttered Walmart Express in Gentry

GENTRY -- The J.R. Bever Company, operating as Bever's Ace Hardware, announced it has entered into an agreement with Harps Food Stores to purchase its property at 905 S. Gentry Boulevard, formerly home to a Walmart Express store. The purchase and subsequent relocation of Bever's Ace Hardware will enable Bever's Ace Hardware to expand its extensive selection and provide a more pleasant, less confusing environment for shoppers. Continue Reading »

S Birth of Christ Child significant to us all

Weekly Devotion

"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn." Luke 2:7 (Read Luke 2:1-20) Continue Reading »

S Highfill suspends water-rate increase, tables budget resolution

HIGHFILL -- Water rates in Highfill for the new year will remain the same in 2018, thanks to an ordinance adopted by the Highfill City Council on Dec. 12. Continue Reading »

S Bever's Ace Hardware to buy shuttered Walmart Express in Gentry

GENTRY — The J.R. Bever Company, operating as Bever's Ace Hardware, announced it has entered into an agreement with Harps Food Stores to purchase its property at 905 S. Gentry Boulevard, formerly home to a Walmart Express store. Continue Reading »

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