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— 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.

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.

Highfill Council

The Highfill Town Council will hold its next regular meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, at the community building. The next planning commission meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Highfill Community Building.

Moms in Touch

The Gentry group of Moms In Touch International meets to pray for their children and the schools they attend on Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Gentry. It is a non-denominational community prayer group and everyone is invited to attend. This group has been meeting for many years and would like to see new moms involved. For more information, contact Dani Cypert at 736-1213 or Regina Morris at 524-8904.

Gentry Food Bank

A food bank is available at the Gentry United Methodist Church, on South Collins Avenue and First Street, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Food donations — dry goods — can be made at any time by calling Norma Burden at 736-8820. The food bank currently does not have facilities to store frozen or refrigerated items.

Lost Bible

A blue leather Bible was lost somewhere between South Pioneer Lane in Gentry and Tahlequah, Okla., on Sunday, Aug. 23rd. It was accidentally placed on the top of a car and likely fell off between Gentry and Siloam Springs. If found, please call 479-640-6747.

Logan Community Church

The Logan Community Church has reopened its doors at the Logan Community Building after being closed for 60 years. Services are held at 11 a.m. on Sundays. The pastor is Rev. Glenn Corbin.

GHS Band Boosters

The Gentry High School Band Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the high school band room.

VFW Meetings

The Gentry/Decatur VFW Post meets on the first Tuesday of each month — at 7:30 p.m. during the summer and at 7 p.m. during the winter. 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.

Bazaar and Bake Sale

The Gentry Senior Activity Center is having a bazaar and bake sale on Friday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be many homemade items, as well as a variety of desserts and a collection of cookbooks. For more information, call 736-0378.

Gentry Senior Activity Center

The Gentry Senior Activity Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, in the renovated building on Main Street, just east of the public library. Meals and rides to the center and activities are available Monday through Friday by calling Jackie Bader, the center’s manager, at 736-0378.

Pickin’ in the Park

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

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.

Tired Iron of the Ozarks Fall Show

Tired Iron of the Ozarks will hold its 18th annual fall show and swap meet Sept. 11, 12 and 13, on its show grounds at 13344 Taylor Orchard Rd., Gentry. Antique tractors, engines, farm equipment, black smithing, a saw mill and other antique household goods will be on display with live demonstrations. The show begins about 8 a.m. each day and continues until dark. A parade of power is held each day at noon.

Highfill Hay Daze

Highfill Hay Daze is set for Saturday, Sept. 12, in the Highfill City Park located at the corner of South Main and Fourth Street. Events planned for the day are listed below:

• Pancake Breakfast — Senior Citizens fund raising from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Community Building.

• Parade at 9 a.m., with lineup at the Highfill Cemetery at 8:30 a.m.

• Live Music all day — Highfill Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Gerald Edmondson from noon until 4 p.m.; and Left of Center from 6 p.m. until dusk.

• Silent Auction from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

• Car Show starting at 10 a.m., with judging at 3 p.m. (pre-registration is requested by Sept. 5, but entrants may register on the day of the show).

• Tiny Tot Contest at 11 a.m. (casual dress) — Division One, ages 2 and 3, and Division Two, ages 4 and 5, with winners of each division competing for the Mister and Miss Highfill Hay Daze Tiny Tot (register by Sept. 5, entry fee is a $5 donation, which will be given to

• Fire Muster at 1 p.m.

• Miss Highfill Hay Daze (ages 16-18) and Teen Miss Highfill Hays Daze (ages 13-15) Pageants begin at 4 p.m. Entrants must register by Sept. 5. The entry fee is $25.

• Fireworks at dusk — provided by the town of Highfill.

• Pony rides, games, Bounce House, giant slide, food and craft vendors, face painting, and animals from the Wild Wilderness Safari — all day.

Entry forms for all events can be found online at, or by calling 736-5711.

Address markers

Gentry Fire Department has reflective address markers available to help responders locate a home or apartment quickly in the event of an emergency. The reflective address markers are only $10 and are made to last for years. For more information, call 228-0694. The signs are also available from the Highfill Volunteer Fire Department. Those in the Highfill Fire District may obtain the signs for $10 by calling 736-5711 or stopping at the Highfill City Hall.

Head Start

Free childcare services are available to qualifying parents. For information, call Gentry Head Start at 736-2406.

News, Pages 2 on 10/07/2009


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