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— 140th Anniversary

The First Baptist Church will celebrate its 140th anniversary with a special program at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25. Other local churches have been invited to participate in the program, and everyone is invited to help the community celebrate this occasion. Refreshments will follow the special service.

Decatur Youth Sports

Decatur Youth Sports is holding a meeting for parents and community members from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Oct. 21, at the high school gym, and will continue to hold regular meetings on the third Wednesday of the month. Decatur Youth Sports is also holding basketball sign-ups for children in third through sixth grades on Oct. 21 at the high school gym.

Decatur Public Schools

Parent teacher conferences will be held district-wide from 4 to 7 p.m., Oct. 20 and 22. Schools will be closed on Oct. 23 for teacher in-service.

Open Gym Night

The Decatur High School gym will be open for pick-up basketball games from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday nights. Players must be in the eighth grade or above and are asked to wear non-marring shoes.

The concession stand will be open, and an on-court facilitator will supervise the games.

Town Hall Meetings

The Decatur School District will hold 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. School officials will make the annual report to the public at the next town hall meeting, scheduled for Oct. 19.

Cowboy Church

The Decatur Sale Barn Cowboy Church is holding Sunday services at the Decatur Livestock Auction Sale Barn. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Bible classes begin at 9 a.m., and Sunday worship will be at 10:30 a.m. Tim Wallace is the pastor. For more information, call Terry Horton at 644-5900 or Kelly Austin at 366-7940.

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.

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.

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.

Singing Services

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.

News, Pages 2 on 10/14/2009


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