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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.

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 Community 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 736-8707.

Miss Gentry Pageants

The annual Miss Gentry and Little Miss and Mister Gentry pageants will be held during the Freedom Festival celebration in the park on Saturday, July 3rd. Michelle Finnell will be the director of the pageants. Finnell can be reached at 957-4594. Applications are now available on the Gentry School District Web page, at the Gentry city office, Arvest Bank, Gentry Bank, Liberty Bank or in the high school office. The deadline for entries is June 30th.

Miss Colcord Pageant

The Miss Colcord Pageant is set for May 29. The pageant is open to contestants from all surrounding areas. Pageant categories include kindergarten through grade 12. For more information, call 918-314-9613 or send an e-mail to colcordchamber @

Old Settlers’ Day

Old Settlers’ Day in Colcord is set for June 5. The day includes free food in the city park at noon, live music and children’s games. A parade is planned for 11 a.m. A rodeo is planned for June 4 and 5.

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.

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Community, Pages 2 on 05/12/2010


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