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— Assembly of God Van

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.

City Holiday Schedule

City offices will 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 Jan. 31.

Creators Cafe

Creators Cafe, a creative writing group, meets from 5-6:30 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.

Recycling Services Western Recycling invites area residents and businesses to take advantage of its 24-7 drop-off location on Dawn Hill Road in Gentry, just west of the Flint Creek Cemetery.

Recyclables can also be dropped in one of themany recycling containers around the community. Western Recycling takes newspapers, shredded paper, paper, junk mail, cardboard, plastic bottles, plastic bags (including store bags) aluminum, iron and tin.

For more information, call the center at 736-2846.

VFW Meetings

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

Council Meetings

City council meetings are held at 6 p.m., the sec ond Monday of each month in the council room at city hall, and are open to the public. For more infor mation, call 752-3912.

Decatur Schools

Classes will resume at Decatur Schools on Jan. 4 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 of fers free nonperishable food to Decatur residents and is located at the Unit ed Methodist Church in Decatur. Participants need to bring identification showing they have a 72722 zip code. For more, call 752-3838 or 752-3551.

News, Pages 2 on 12/30/2009


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