Tea party held for Gentry moms, children GENTRY -- Moms (and grandmoms) wearing decorative hats shared tea time with their youngsters at Gentry Learning Academy on Friday morning. They shared cookies and tea and, most importantly, time together at the annual event. by Randy Moll
Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden The tomato is probably the most widely grown vegetable by the home gardener because of its food value, many uses and relative ease of culture. Originating in Central and South America, the tomato was domesticated in Mexico. There are many related wild species in South America. "Tomati" was the name used by Native Americans. by Gary Gao, associate professor and extension specialist, Ohio State University Extension Brad Bergefurd, extension educator, OSU South Centers, Ohio State University Extension Bob Precheur, associa
Highfill looks to Centerton for water and sewer needs HIGHFILL -- The city council, at its April 9 meeting, opted to pursue a partnership with the city of Centerton to help meet Highfill's water and sewer needs. by Randy Moll
Furgason appointed new justice of the peace BENTONVILLE -- Benton County's Quorum Court should start to settle after the appointment of Jim Furgason to the last vacant position. by Mike JonesMore News
Children read to raise funds for orphan school in Uganda GENTRY -- The public library in Gentry was filled with children on Friday morning. Some were participating in a science lesson and many were reading or sitting in a group and listening to a book being read. And it was all a part of an annual read-a-thon conducted by Ozark Adventist School to raise funds for another school in Uganda. by Randy Moll
Ribbon cut at new Hiwasse walking trail HIWASSE -- A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, to officially open the new walking and bike trail at Hiwasse Park. The ceremony was attended by Mayor Kurt Maddox and his wife Dawn, members of the Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce, a city council member, members of the Hiwasse community and representatives of Sand Creek Engineering and Verzani Construction LLC. by Susan Holland
Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter seeks to add charter school HIGHFILL -- Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter officials want to open a charter school that would specialize in serving children who have experienced trauma. The school would open for kindergarten through third grade in August 2020 and add one grade level each subsequent year, if the state approves the shelter's application. by Dave PerozekMore Community News
VOTE: Gravette, Decatur and Gentry players of the week VOTE: Decatur's Kaylee Morales, Gentry's Jacob Truman or Gravette's Tajae White as the Spring Sports Player of the Week.
Lady Lions split two-game series with Lady Blackhawks GRAVETTE -- With less than two weeks remaining in the 2019 regular season, the Gravette Lady Lions went right to work, taking on rival Pea Ridge Lady Blackhawks in a two-game conference series. In the end, the Lady Lions split the series with a loss at home and a win on the road at Pea Ridge. by Mike Eckels
Lions roast Blackhawks in conference contest GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Lion baseball team kicked off the final two weeks of the 2019 season with a pair of wins, the first of which was against arch-rival Pea Ridge at home. The second was on the road in Oklahoma. by Mike EckelsMore School and Sports
Prior to 1913, no one paid income tax. Why now? As a nation under the U.S. Constitution, we are 230 years old. It may surprise readers to learn that for the first 124 of these years we had no federal income tax and handled our expenses quite well. Today the 55% who pay federal income taxes (77.5 million do not) pay nearly a fifth of their income to the federal government. Prior to 1913 one kept what is now taken from them. by HERALD W. PEASE, PH.D.
Fellers in our line of work are not envious or jealous of each other I suspect there is trouble brewing for some squirrels this morning. I saw my close relative load the BB gun, sight it in and proceed to an area where she could take aim and damage a marauding squirrel! by BILL
Mother Nature is not a sweet little woman I came from dry, arid and very-dry-with-little-moisture country. The really big outfits could run at least 20 cow-calf pairs on two sections in good years. Wait, that may be a slight exaggeration on my part. My pappy did make a pretty good living, but I still have some dust in my lungs and I never did want to stay there. I searched for a place with some water and grass and days of little or no wind. I did not have any experience with rocks -- found some to use for ammunition in the old pea shooters, but no rocks even in the creeks. by BILLMore Opinion
Resurrection of Jesus: Hoax or historical fact? Christians around the world will be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, Western churches on this Sunday. And, indeed, the resurrection of Jesus is the key doctrine of the Christian Faith upon which all depends. by Randy Moll
What does Jesus' resurrection mean for you? "Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb...." John 20:1 (Cf. John 20:1ff.; Matt. 28:1ff.; Mark 16:1ff.; Luke 24:1ff.; 1 Cor. 15) by Randy Moll
Will you die in your sins? Then Jesus said to them again, "I am going away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin. Where I go you cannot come." So the Jews said, "Will He kill Himself, because He says, 'Where I go you cannot come'?" And He said to them, "You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." John 8:21-24 by Randy MollMore Religion