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Summer reading at library

The summer reading program runs from June 15 through Aug. 5, with events from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays for children 5-9; from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays for children 10-12, and from 4-5 p.m. on Thursdays for all ages. For more information, call the library at 736-2054 or visit the library’s Website at All programs are free of charge.

Booked for Lunch

The next Booked for Lunch is planned for noon on Monday, July 12, in the McKee Community Room of the Gentry Public Library. Arvest Bank’s Sherry King, deposit loss collector, will explain how to recognize and prevent identity theft. Bring a lunch. Drinks and a dessert will be provided.

GHS five-year reunion

The Gentry High School Class of 2005 will be having its five-year reunion on Saturday, July 10th, and Sunday, July 11th. For more information, e-mail Megan Rowe-Denman and Lori Garside-Rooney at

Free summer meals at the school

Gentry Public Schools is serving free breakfast and lunch to children, ages 18 and under, through July 30. Children do not have to be Gentry students to participate in the meal program. Adults may eat with the children for $3 per meal. Meals are served in the Intermediate School Cafeteria, located at 302 West Second Street in Gentry. Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. until 9 a.m., Monday through Friday. Lunch, from noon until 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call Betty Harrington at 736-2666, Tammy Snell at 736-2263, or Pam Harrelson at 736-2253.

Class of ‘73 info needed

Addresses and contact information are needed for the Gentry High School Class of 1973 to make a contact list for the September all-school reunion. Anyone with addresses and contact information for 1973 graduates is asked to email Marla Feemster England at

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. The July council meeting was rescheduled to 6:30 p.m., July 12.

Gentry 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.

Town of Highfill

Highfill’s next council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, at the Highfill Community Building. An open house is also planned following the council meeting. The planning commission meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 27.

Gentry Lions Club

The Gentry Lions Club meets from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The club is now meeting in the Gentry Public Library’s community room. Visitors are always welcome.

VFW Meetings

The Gentry/Decatur VFW Post meets on the first Tuesday of each month - at 7:30 p.m. during the warmer 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.

Head Start Enrollment

Northwest Arkansas Head Start program and its curriculum-based child development centers are currently accepting applications for fall 2010 enrollment at all their locations - Siloam Springs, Gentry, Decatur, Bentonville, Pea Ridge, Green Forest, Berryville, Huntsville and Rogers. Head Start offers a free comprehensive child-development program for children who meet eligibility requirements and were born on or after Aug. 15, 2007. Priority is given to those from lower-income families and to children with disabilities. For more information, call 636-7317 or 736-2406.


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