S Companies steal my data, censor my speech

If you already had Fourth Amendment concerns about government access to the information gathered about you and stored by Internet giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter, you might be even more concerned to know that the Cloud Act, passed together with the most recent spending bill in Congress, makes it possible for foreign governments to obtain your data as well. And just how much data is collected and stored by such companies? If you think your information is not being collected.... Continue Reading »

S Gentry Easter activities moved to Harps store

GENTRY -- Heavy rains early in the week and the threat of more rain on Saturday led to the cancellation of the annual Easter egg hunt in Gentry which was sponsored by the Gentry Chamber of Commerce. Instead, children were invited to stop by the Gentry Harps Food Store, where the Chamber passed out bags of Easter treats and gave children a chance to have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny. The park was soggy early in the week and just drying out, but more rain was in the forecast for Saturday, so the decision was made to cancel the annual event and move to the Gentry Harps store instead, said Janie Parks, director of the Gentry Chamber of Commerce. Continue Reading »

S 'This do in remembrance of Me'

Weekly Devotion

"For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body." 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 Continue Reading »

S Gentry falls to Berryville in bottom of seventh

GENTRY -- Two Berryville runs in the seventh gave the Lady Bobcats a 7-6 victory over the Lady Pioneers on Friday at Berryville. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers get past Lions, 7-6

GRAVETTE -- Despite being outhit by the Lions, the Gentry Pioneers took an early lead against Gravette on March 26 and answered two runs in the bottom of the sixth with two in the top of the seventh to regain the lead and take the win, 7-6. Continue Reading »

S Jesus resurrection: hoax or history?

Don’t be misled by those who ignore the facts

Christians around the world will be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus on Sunday. And, indeed, the resurrection of Jesus is the key doctrine of the Christian faith upon which all else stands or falls. Jesus Himself foretold His own death and resurrection numerous times, saying, "Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn Him to death, and shall deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify Him and the third day He shall rise again" (Matthew 20:18-19). Continue Reading »

S 'Now is the judgment of this world....'

Weekly Devotion

"Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die." John 12:31-33 (Read v. 27-43) Continue Reading »

S Carpenter Building to be considered for National Register

GENTRY -- The Carpenter Building in Gentry is among 18 properties that will be considered for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places when the state review board meets April 4 in Little Rock. Continue Reading »

S Spring sports are underway in Eagle Observer territory

WESTSIDE -- Spring sports in the Eagle Observer coverage area are well underway, with a variety of sports events available at each school. In Gravette, baseball and softball are underway with a number of games played each week. A track meet was held at the high school before spring break, with more meets yet to come. Decatur and Gentry have baseball, softball and track events but also have boys' and girls' soccer teams playing each week. The Pioneer Relays are coming up in Pioneer Stadium on April 12 (the Jr. Pioneer Relays are on April 10). The senior high conference track meet is scheduled for April 24 in Lion Stadium at Gravette. Continue Reading »

S Lions make quick work of Pioneers

GENTRY — The visiting Gravette Lions made quick work of the Pioneers on Friday, scoring 11 runs in the first inning and another eight in the second and taking home a 22-1 win after five innings of play. Gentry's only run came in the bottom of the first when Ayden Smartt was brought home on a sacrifice fly ball to left center by Myles McFerron. With seven runs on the board for Gravette and two outs in the top of the first, Brodie Parsons hit a three-run homer over the right-field fence for Gravette, bringing in Jonah Keener and Dillon Hendricks. Bailey Soule, Gravette's next batter, followed with another home run in almost the same spot. Continue Reading »

S Council approves road projects, hears trash complaints

HIGHFILL — Council members in Highfill approved two street projects and repair of the city's bulldozer at the March 13 meeting at city hall. Discussed was the need for a code enforcement officer and to do something about construction trash blowing onto neighboring properties at home construction sites. Continue Reading »

S Jesus came to serve our needs

Weekly Devotion

"For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many." Mark 10:45 (Read v. 32-45) Continue Reading »

S Boys win, girls lose in Gentry soccer last week

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers' only score against the visiting Airedales of Alma on Friday came in the second period when Haley Hays got the ball to Katie Ellis and Ellis put the ball into the net. The Lady Pioneers lost the match, 3-1, with Alma getting one goal in the first period and two in the second. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers lose three in play last week

GENTRY -- The Pioneers came up short in play last week, losing to Jay, Okla., on Thursday, Harrison on March 6 and Elkins on March 5. The Gentry boys lost to Jay Thursday at the Merrill Reynolds Memorial Complex in Gentry after Jay took an early lead by scoring five runs each in the first and second innings. After picking up a solo run in the bottom of the first when Dylan Rayburn scored on a Myles McFerron sacrifice to short, the Pioneers scored six in the bottom of the second inning. Ayden Smartt hit a ground ball out into left and brought home Ross Wilmoth, and Rowdy Trammell and Garrett Matthews scored on an error by the left fielder. Smartt scored on a McFerron single, and Rayburn and McFerron scored on a Peyton Wright single. Gentry managed another two runs in both the fourth and sixth innings, but Jay added one in the fourth, two in the fifth and another in the seventh to take the game, 14-11. Continue Reading »

S Why do people reject the light of God's Word?

Weekly Devotion

"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." John 3:19-21 Continue Reading »