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Food Pantry Chili Supper

The Decatur United Methodist Church will be holding a chili supper to benefit the CIA Food Pantry from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27. Chili will be served by the bowl, with frito pie, chili dogs or crackers. The food pantry is in need of assistance to stay open so residents are asked to come out and enjoy some chili to help feed the people in our area. In the event of bad weather, the supper will be rescheduled. Contact David Cook for more information at 479-200-4645.

Senior Night

Senior night, honoring Decatur High School senior basketball players and their parents, will be held at 6 p.m., Feb. 12, in the Lloyd Peterson gym during the basketball game against Union.

Royce Johnson Benefit

A chili supper and auction to benefit Royce Johnson, who was diagnosed with cancer, will be held at 5 p.m., March 13, in the Northside Elementary School Cafeteria. Meals are $5 for adults and $3 for children age 3 and up. A pie auction will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a live auction. Donations of desserts or any new items are welcomed. For more information, contact the Decatur City Hall at 752-3912.

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.

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. The Feb. 8 council meeting was canceled because of the weather and rescheduled for 6 p.m., Jan. 15. 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.


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Community, Pages 2 on 02/10/2010


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