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— Gentry City Council

The Gentry City Council holds regular meetings in the city court room at 6:30 p.m., the first Monday of each month. The Gentry Planning and Zoning Commission meets in city hall at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

School Board

The Gentry School Board holds regular meetings at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the school district board room.

Springtown Council

The Springtown Council meets at 6 p.m., on the second Tuesday of each month, in the new community building.

Highfill Council

The Highfill Town Council will hold its next regular meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 11, at the community building. The next planning commission meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, at the Highfill Community Building.

Class of '89 reunion

The Gentry Class of 1989 will hold its 20-year reunion at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 7, at the Gentry High School cafeteria. There will be a wall of memories, so classmates are encouraged to bring pictures to share - including slides or videos of the younger years of the class. Photographs will also be taken at the reunion for a scrapbook for the years to come. Those attending are asked to bring a finger food or dish. Anyone with questions or desiring more information may call Chrissy at 479-790-2210.

GHS Freshman Orientation

Freshman orientation at Gentry High School is set for noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 6, at the high school. All students entering the ninth Grade are invited to attend.

Open House at Gentry Schools

◊Gentry Primary School: August 17 - 6 to 7:30 p.m.

◊Gentry Intermediate School: August 14 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

◊Gentry Middle School: August 18 - 4 p.m.

to 6 p.m.

◊Gentry High School: August 13 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

High School Schedules

Gentry High School schedules will be ready Monday, August 10. Students may pick up a copy of their schedule during regular office hours.

Band Car Wash

The Gentry High School Band Boosters will have a car wash beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, August 8, in the Marvin's Food parking lot.

GHS Band Boosters

The Gentry High School Band Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the high school band room.

All God's Children Academy

Colcord First Assembly of God, located at 1263 East Main in Colcord, Okla., is now enrolling for kindergarten through grade 12 classes. Tuition is $125 per month plus the cost of curriculum. Students will be provided a hot lunch at the cost of $3 per day. Field trips will be a part of the learning experience at AGCA, and parents are encouraged to join the field trips. School days will be Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes begin Wednesday, August 12. For more information, please call the church office at 918-326-4021 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

VFW Meetings

The Gentry/Decatur VFW Post meets on the first Tuesday of each month - at 7:30 p.m. during the summer and at 7 p.m. during the winter. New members and guests are welcome. The facility is 3 miles east of Decatur on Arkansas Highway 102, right on Tilly's Hill Road, and the first building on the right.

Senior center

The Gentry Senior Activity Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Meals and rides to the center and activities are available Monday through Friday by calling Jackie Bader, the center's manager, at 736-0378.

Singing services

Monthly singing services at Falling Springs Church are held at 7 p.m., the first Friday of each month. The church is located northwest of Gentry on Falling Springs Road.


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News, Pages 2 on 08/05/2009

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