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— Submissions - Items for inclusion in the Hometown Events section of the newspaper may be submitted by calling 736-2822; by mail to P.O. Box 677, Gentry, AR 72734; or by e-mail to gentrynews @ nwanews.com.

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.

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.

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.

Vacation Bible School

First Christian Church in Gentry is holding its Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 27-31. Classes are available for children ages pre-school through high school. First Christian is located at the corner of Second Street and Giles Streets.

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, in the renovated building on Main Street, just east of the new library. Meals and rides to the center and activities are available Monday through Friday by calling Jackie Bader, the center's manager, at 736-0378.

Pickin' in the Park

Pickin' in the Park is held at 6:30 p.m., the last Saturday of each month, on the south side of the city park. Musicians and music lovers are invited to come and join in or just sit back and enjoy the music. Lawn chairs are suggested.

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.

Address markers

Gentry Fire Department has reflective address markers available to help responders locate a home or apartment quickly in the event of an emergency. The reflective address markers are only $10 and are made to last for years. For more information, call 228-0694. The signs are also available from the Highfill Volunteer Fire Department. Those in the Highfill Fire District may obtain the signs for $10 by calling 736-5711 or stopping at the Highfill City Hall.

Head Start

Free childcare services are available to qualifying parents. For information, call Gentry Head Start at 736-2406.

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.

News, Pages 2 on 07/29/2009

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