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— Band Fundraiser

Decatur Band students are raising money for a trip to Branson, Mo., to attend an April band contest at the College of the Ozarks. Students in grades seven through 12 will be participating. Sonic cards can be purchased from any band student. For more information, contact the high school office at 752-3985.

CREP Meeting Planned

The Arkansas Illinois River Watershed Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program will be holding a meeting for landowners at the Gentry Library at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 9. Eligible landowners could receive $300 per acre for enrollment plus $82.50 per year for qualifying property that borders the Illinois River and its tributaries. The meeting will include a free meal, and participants are asked to call Darleen Holly at 479-273-2622 ext. 2, by Feb. 4 to reserve a seat.

Parent Night

A parent night presentation, with a chili supper, will be held for parents of students in grades six through nine at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb.

4, in the Decatur High School Cafeteria. The purpose of the presentation is to inform parents about the new highstakes testing laws going into effect and how those laws could impact their children.

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.

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.

Creators Cafe

Creators Cafe, a creative writing group, meets from 5-6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth 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.

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 3 miles east of Decatur on Arkansas Highway 102, right on Tilly’s Hill Road, and the first building on the right.

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. 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.

Community, Pages 2 on 02/03/2010

Print Headline: DECATUR HERALD COMMUNITY EVENTS

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