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Free summer meals at the school

Gentry Public Schools will be 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.

They can be from other districts or visiting relatives from out of

the area. Adults may eat with the children for $3 per meal. Meals

will be served in the Intermediate School Cafeteria, located at

302 West Second Street in Gentry. Breakfast will be served from

7:30 a.m. until 9 a.m., Monday through Friday. Lunch will be

served 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.

Library book sale

A new and used book sale will be held at the Gentry Public Li

brary from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 10 and 11 in the Community

Room. All proceeds from the sale will be used for the Library.

School Choice applications The Gentry Public School District will receive Public School

Choice applications until June 30. An information sheet and an

application may be downloaded at or

picked up in person at the superintendent’s office during office hours.

Booked for Lunch

The Booked for Lunch speaker for June 14 is Peter Main of AEP

Southwestern Electric Power Company. He will speak on energy

saving tips for both homes and businesses. The program begins

at noon in the Gentry Public Library. Community members are

invited to bring a sack lunch. Drinks and dessert are provided

by the library.

Grief support group

A grief support group meets in the fellowship hall at the Victory

Missionary Baptist Church, 1120 East Main Street in Gentry, at 7

p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month. The group

is facilitated by Pastor Larry Hendren, who was trained in grief

counseling through the clinical pastoral education program at

Northwest Medical Center in Springdale.

Driver safety program

A driver safety program sponsored by AARP, will begin from

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Total Life Com

munity Center, south of Gentry on Arkansas Highway 59. The

classes are designed to assist those over 55 in becoming better

drivers by providing useful safety tips to compensate for age-related changes. A $14 fee to cover the cost of materials is required.

AARP members who provide their membership number qualify

for a $2 discount. Completion of the course may qualify drivers

for an auto insurance discount. For more information, call Dick

Conrey at 524-5029 or Eddie Greenhaw of Farmers Insurance at


NWA Riding Club play days set

The NWA Riding Club continues to meet at 6 p.m. every other

Saturday night until Nov. 1, at the enclosed arena at the Luca-Don

Equestrian Center, 23236 Arkansas Highway 12, west of Gentry.

Ribbons are awarded nightly, with an awards banquet at the end

of the season. There are five age classes, with events including

poles, barrels, flags, speed and mutton busting. Memberships

are $30 per year for a family, but there is no charge for nightly

events. The NWA Riding Club is a non-profit, non-alcoholic and

drug-free environment for families. For more information, call

752-3466 or 899-3259.

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., Tuesday, July

13, at the Highfill Community Building. The planning commission

meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 29.

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 mem

bers 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.

Gentry Senior Activity Center

Gentry Senior Activity Center, at 121 East Main Street (just east

of the Gentry Public Library) is open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Mon

day through Friday. Meals and rides to the center and activities

are available Monday through Friday by calling Jackie Bader, the

center’s manager, at 736-0378. Van routes are Monday, Wednesday

and Thursday - Gentry, Highfill and Springtown; and Tuesday

and Friday - Gentry and Decatur.



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