Ribbon cut, grand opening held at Diamond Rock Rental

GENTRY -- A ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration were held Friday at Diamond Rock Rental and Equipment, on Arkansas Highway 59 in Gentry. The new business is owned by Tyler and Janae Burns and rents out a variety of tools and equipment. Continue Reading »

Freedom Festival has long history in Gentry

GENTRY -- This year's Freedom Festival in Gentry City Park is billed as the 105th annual celebration because the Gentry July Fourth celebration was officially sanctioned as a Gentry celebration by city ordinance in 1913 -- hmm, if the first was in 1913, it would take an additional 105 celebrations to include next week's celebration, making this one the 106th -- possibly. Continue Reading »

Police remind residents of fireworks restrictions

GENTRY -- With the July 4th holiday coming up and fireworks going on sale in the area, Gentry Police Chief Keith Smith reminds residents of city law regarding the possession and use of fireworks within Gentry's corporate city limits. Continue Reading »

Chamber holds fishing derby Saturday

GENTRY -- The Gentry Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual fishing derby at the spring-fed pond in the Flint Creek Nature Park on Saturday afternoon with more than 25 children, accompanied by parents, grandparents and others, participating in the fishing contest. Continue Reading »

S Board approves personnel changes, reorganizes

GENTRY — The Gentry School Board approved a number of personnel changes and reorganized itself at the June 11 regular meeting at the Pioneer Activities Center. Continue Reading »

S What do Longhorns have to do with sermons?

Sometimes I'm just sure that God gave me Mrs. Griz to keep life interesting. Well, if not, it could be that Mrs. Griz thinks so. Continue Reading »

S Big Brutus far more impressive than we imagined

WEST MINERAL, Kan. -- It definitely was not what we expected. We had seen the signs many times on trips back to our old home in northwestern Kansas but figured it was just an old rusty mining shovel and not worth the detour from the highway. We just ignored the signs and stayed our course. Continue Reading »

S Are you like Cain or like Abel?

Weekly Devotion

"By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks." Hebrews 11:4 (Read Genesis 4) — Both Cain and Abel offered gifts to the Lord God, Abel from his flocks and herds, and Cain from the fruits of the ground. Why was it that God accepted Abel and his sacrifice but rejected Cain? Hebrews 11:4 tells us the answer.... Continue Reading »

S Fathers held responsible for teaching their children to know the Lord

Weekly Devotion

"And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4 — With fatherhood comes great responsibility to God, who creates and gives life to children in their mothers' wombs (cf. Psalm 139:13-16). Fathers are not to provoke their children to anger by being overly harsh and cruel, but they are to lead and teach their children to know the Lord and to hear and believe His Word. And fathers will be held accountable to God for the upbringing of their children. Continue Reading »

S Summer Reading program underway in Gentry

GENTRY -- Libraries Rock is the theme of this year's summer reading program at Gentry Public Library. The program is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays through July 31 and is held in the McKee Community Room at the library. Continue Reading »

S Gentry council approves rezoning requests

GENTRY -- Rezoning requests of Grand Estates LLC, of Bentonville, were approved by the Gentry City Council on June 4, changing a portion of land on the east side of Crowder Avenue and north of SWEPCO Road from A-1 to R-2 and changing a lot on the southeast corner of the intersection of Crowder Avenue and Arkansas Highway 12 from R-2 to C-2. Continue Reading »

S What has happened to Christianity in America?

What has happened to Christian churches in America? Christian churches and, perhaps, especially the mainline denominational churches, have been infected with the error of doubting the inspiration, inerrancy and authority of the Bible. Continue Reading »

S John King to be featured entertainer at Gentry Freedom Fest

GENTRY -- The 105th annual July 4 freedom festival in Gentry City Park is just under a month away, and plans are underway to make this year's event a special one. The event begins at noon and runs through the huge firework display at dusk on Independence Day. Continue Reading »

S Gentry council seeks additional 7/8 cent sales tax

GENTRY -- Passed on their first readings by the Gentry City Council on Monday, were two ordinances connected with seeking to raise the sales and use tax in Gentry by 7/8 of one percent. One ordinance authorizes the additional tax if approved by Gentry voters, and the second ordinance places the measure on the November 6 general election ballot. Continue Reading »

S What is God's design for marriage?

Weekly Devotion

"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." Genesis 2:24 Continue Reading »