Ward, Kilgore crowned at Gentry coronation ceremonies GENTRY -- Madison Ward and Dylan Kilgore were crowned queen and king at basketball coronation ceremonies held Friday evening at Gentry High School. by Randy Moll
Highfill adopts budget, moves forward on water, sewer projects HIGHFILL -- The city council in Highfill, at its Jan. 8 meeting, appointed a new council member, amended its 2018 budget to reflect actual expenditures, adopted a new budget for 2019 and voted to move forward with extending water lines along Hutchens Road and later explore extending lines along the eastern side of Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. by Randy Moll
Council hears questions regarding petition to void narrowing of street SPRINGTOWN -- Mayor Terri Glenn and Springtown council members were quizzed by residents Paul Lemke and Linda Taylor before and during the town council meeting on Jan. 9 regarding who or how an appeal was filed in regard to Judge John Scott's decision to dismiss the town's motion for a declaratory judgment regarding council action narrowing a block-long section of closed street between Bredehoeft Road and Flint Creek in 2014. by Randy Moll
Changes being made at Gentry Public Library GENTRY -- Changes are happening at the Gentry Public Library. The library's new hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. The library staff hopes the later hour makes it easier for patrons to return books, check out the new arrivals and participate in other library activities. by LINDA CRUME Gentry Librarian
Gravette's first 2019 COW meeting has lengthy agenda GRAVETTE -- Mayor Kurt Maddox swore in the slate of city council members just prior to their Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday, Jan. 10. Council members include newly elected James Brown and Ashley Harris and returning members Rod Clardy, Jeff Davis, Ron Theis and Margo Thomas. Council members voted to appoint Ron Theis as committee chairman. by Susan Holland
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Annual quilt show continues in Gentry GENTRY -- Quilts are on display in the McKee Community Room of Gentry Public Library through Friday. by STAFF REPORTS
Looking to shed a few pounds? Eat healthy fats to manage weight If you are working to shed a few pounds, you may think that eating bland salads and dry pieces of chicken is the way to go. However, choosing healthy oils for cooking, as well as incorporating foods with healthy fat can help you feel full longer and promote heart health. by SILOAM SPRING REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Hawkins to celebrate 90th Community members are invited to a drop-in 90th birthday celebration honoring Don Hawkins from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, in the McKee Community Room at Gentry Public Library. by Staff ReportsMore Community News
Girls win, boys lose to Prairie Grove GENTRY -- Though the Gentry boys came up short, the Gentry girls picked up a big conference win against the visiting Lady Tigers from Prairie Grove, 51-36. by Randy Moll
Lady Blackhawks edge out Lady Lions in conference contest GRAVETTE -- Shylee Morrison played one of the best games of her high school career Jan. 11 when she and her Gravette Lion teammates squared off against the Pea Ridge Lady Blackhawks at the competition gym in Gravette. In spite of Morrison's outstanding performance in the fourth quarter, the Lady Lions were unable to cut into the lead, giving the win to the Lady Blackhawks by 11. by Mike Eckels
Bulldogs lose to Bobcats in first-ever meeting DECATUR -- A cold, driving rain and occasional sleet from winter storm Gia did not stop two teams from coming together at Peterson Gym in Decatur Jan. 11. Fortunately for both teams, the weather did not deter the fans either as they filed into the gym and filled the bleachers in support of their favorite teams. The end result was an exciting contest that saw the Flippin Bobcats defeat the Decatur Bulldogs by 20 points. by Mike EckelsMore School and Sports
Socialism destroyed Venezuelan economy; freshmen Democrats want it here Hugo Chavez proclaimed Dec. 6, 1998, when he was elected president of Venezuela, "Venezuela's resurrection is underway and nothing and nobody can stop it." by HAROLD PEASE, PH.D.
Recovering from holiday madness: A tidbit 'Cuff? Whew ... am I ever glad that's over! I know what you're thinking -- what's he up to this time? The answer is pretty simple when you consider the confusion of the past several (few) weeks: the end of autumn, the beginning of winter followed by ... well, you name it ... IT probably occurred. Christmas and New Year's Day are both at the top of the list but it was the minor (?) players that threw all normal organization into a pile of confusion. Follow me? by Dodie Evans
Husbands, take your wives for a drive Saturday, Jan. 5, was absolutely beautiful. Linda and I decided it would be a good day for a drive, but first we called Bill Mitchell and made it out to meet him for breakfast at Miss Mary's Cafe in Gentry. by SAM BYRNESMore Opinion