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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.

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.

The September meeting is on the 21st. School elections are set for Sept. 15, with voting at the Gentry United Methodist Church.

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., Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the community building. The next planning commission meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Highfill Community Building.

Class of '84

The Gentry High School Class of 1984 will be having a reunion from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, at the High School before the football game, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the small pavilion in the city park. Classmates, friends and teachers are all invited to attend. For more information, contact Clark Morris at 479-619-6966.

Awards night

Gentry Masonic Lodge No. 222 will be having its annual awards night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8. The event is open to the public, with a potluck dinner before the ceremonies.

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 love to see new moms involved. For more information, contact Dani Cypert at 736-1213 or Regina Morris at 524-8904.

Free Gospel Concert

His Harmony, a gospel singing group from the Dallas, Texas area, will be in concert at the Gentry High School Auditorium at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 19. The singers will use no instruments, just voices. The event is sponsored by the Gentry Church of Christ. Refreshments will be served following the concert. The concert is open to the public.

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.

GHS Band Boosters

The Gentry High School Band Boosters 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.

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.

News, Pages 2 on 09/16/2009

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