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— City Holiday Schedule

City offices will close at noon on Dec. 24 and will be closed on Dec. 25. They will also close at noon on Dec. 31 and will be closed on Jan. 1. Roll-off services will continue their regular trash pick-up schedule, collecting trash on Dec. 24 and Jan. 31.

Assembly of God Van Service

Van service is available to children and adults who need transportation to Sunday morning and evening church services and Wednesday evening services at the Assembly of God Church in Decatur. For more information, contact Stacy Brooks at 790-7171.


The FCCLA is holding a canned food drive this month. The class that collects the most non-perishable food items will win a homework pass. The food will be donated to the Decatur Food Bank at the United Methodist Church. To donate food, contact Kathy Pannel at 752-3983.

Decatur Schools

Classes will resume at Decatur Schools on Jan. 4. Creators Cafe

Creators Cafe, a creative writing group, meets from 5 to 6:30 p.m., on the first Thursday of the month in the Iva Jane Peek Library. Activities include reading and writing poetry, discussions of famous poets and their work, challenges, slam and stand up, and contests and prizes. For more information, contact Lisa Brown at 212-0311.

Town Hall Meetings

The Decatur School District holds regular town hall meetings in place of school board meetings at 7 p.m., the third Monday of the month, in the high school cafeteria. There will not be a town hall meeting in December because it would fall during the Christmas break.

Council Meetings

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

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.

Food Pantry

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 identification showing they have a 72722 zip code. For more information, contact David Cook at 752-3838 or the Methodist Church at 752-3551.

News, Pages 2 on 12/23/2009


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