DECATUR Decatur Youth Sports Decatur Youth Sports is will be holding sign-ups
for football, cheerleading and basketball for chil
dren in grades three through six. Sign-ups will be
held at the middle school open house, from 6:30 to
7:30, on Aug. 13, and the elementary school open
house, from 6 to 7 p.m., Aug. 18. Football practice
will begin at the high school football field at 7 p.m.,
Aug. 13. Children do not have to attend Decatur
Public Schools to participate in the programs.
Head Start Decatur Head Start is now accepting applica
tions for the 2009-2010 school year. Head Start is
a free comprehensive program for 3 to 5 year olds
who meet eligibility requirements. Priority is giv
en to those from lower income families and to chil
dren with disabilities. For an application, stop by
the Decatur Head Start, call 752-3704 or look online
at www.nwaheadstart. org.
Blood Drive The American Red Cross will be holding a
blood drive at Simmons Foods, 250 Main Street,
from 9 a.m. to noon, and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Aug 19.
Music in the Park Music in the Park meets at 7 p.m. on the first and
third Saturday nights of the month throughout the
warm months. There is a public address system
this year, and musicians and bands are encouraged
to participate. For more information and sched
uling, contact Mike Duncan at 212-0800.
Farmers' Market The Decatur Farmers' Market is open in Veter
ans Park throughout the summer on Fridays and
Saturdays and on Saturday evenings during
Acoustic Jam. The market is free to vendors this
year. For more information, contact city hall at 752-
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
City council meetings are held at 6 p.m., the second Monday of each month in the council room at city hall, and are open to the public.
For more information, call 752-3912.
Decatur library hours are 3:30 to 7 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 7 p.m., on Wednesdays.
The Decatur food pantry is open from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. The pantry offers free nonperishable food to Decatur residents and is located at the United Methodist Church in Decatur. Participants need to bring an ID showing they have a 72722 zip code. For more information, contact David Cook at 752-3838 or the Methodist Church at 752-3551.
Monthly singing services at Falling Springs Church are held at 7 p.m., the first Friday of each month. Refreshments are served and everyone is welcome. The church is located west of Decatur on Falling Springs Road.
Tornado sirens are tested at 10 a.m., the first Saturday of each month.
Highfill Memorial Recognition
The board of directors of the Community Library Association of Highfill met July 20 with Highfill parks commissioner Sandy Evans to discuss a way to establish some memorial recognition in the park to honor the Webb Family, Doris Carter and Clara Blankenship.
Since the original goal of the organization cannot be achieved at this time, the board of directors is wanting to add the organization's funds to the park memorial bench program and also give funds to aid in the construction of the new park pavilion. The association would welcome help, advice or input from anyone who would like to join them in their efforts to do something worthwhile for the community. Contact Karen Digby for more information.
Submissions Items for inclusion in the Hometown Events section of the newspaper may be submitted by calling 752-3675; by mail to P.O. Box 252, Decatur, AR 72722; or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
News, Pages 2 on 08/19/2009