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GHS freshman orientation

Freshman orientation is set for 12 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, at Gentry High School. All incoming freshman are urged to attend.

Forestry Commission Workshop

The Arkansas Forestry Commission will hold a workshop from 1 to 5 p.m., Aug. 3, at the Gentry Public Library. The workshop will cover information on the benefits and challenges of becoming a Tree City USA; tree selection, planting and establishment; and the connection between trees and water quality. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Free school supplies

Victory Baptist Church in Gentry is offering school supplies to Gentry area children. Children are invited to bring their parents to the church’s family life center, located at 1120 E. Main Street, from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Aug. 7, for free school supplies while they last. For more information, call Shirley Shook at 736-8620.

Summer reading at the library

The summer reading program runs 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 Web site at All programs are free of charge. Movies are also being shown at the library at 10 a.m. every other Saturday.

Gentry Class of 1970 reunion

The Gentry High School Class of 1970 will have its 40th reunion on Sept. 4 and 5. There will be a get-together from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, at the McKee Community Room in the Gentry Public Library. The class will also have a gathering at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5, at the home of Berta Carl Norris. For more information, call Berta Carl Norris at 736-2269.

GHS Alumni Reunion

Gentry Alumni Association will be having its Alumni Banquet at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Gentry High School / Middle School cafeteria. Cost per person is $20.00 and final reservations need to be made by August 1. Alumni forms can be picked up at Gentry Library or by contacting Lemuel Cripps at 736-8574 or Berta Norris at 736-2269 or by e-mail at

Classes of 1960 and 1961

The Gentry High School Classes of 1960 and 1961 will hold a combined reunion, with all who have been class members, whether graduates or not, invited to attend. The group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3, at the Masonic Hall in Gentry. A second get-together will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Gentry City Park. For more information, call Maryelle McDowell at 736-2058.

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.

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., Aug. 16, at the Highfill Community Building. The planning commission meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 24.

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.

Pickin’ in the Park

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

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.


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News, Pages 2 on 07/28/2010


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