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Summer Reading Program

The Iva Jane Peek library will hold a summer reading program for children, ages 4 to 9, with the theme “Make a Splash - Read.” The program will last for five weeks, beginning June 28. Children, ages 4 to 6, will meet from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., on Tuesdays, and children, ages 7 to 9, will meet from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, call city hall at 752-3912 or the library at 752-7323.

Arvest Ballpark Decatur Night

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals and the Decatur Chamber of Commerce are presenting “Decatur Night” at Arvest Ballpark. The game will begin at 6 p.m., July 18. Discounted tickets are available for Decatur residents only, and $1 from each ticket sold will go back to the Decatur community. Tickets can be purchased for $6 from the Decatur State Bank, City of Decatur, Decatur General Store, the Gallery Cafe and TNT Express. For more information, call 752-3281.

Vacation Bible School

Saddle up your horses for Saddle Ridge Ranch on Sunday, June 27, through Thursday, July 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur.

Creators Cafe

Creators Cafe, a creative writing group, meets from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month and from 11 a.m until 12:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in the Iva Jane Peek Library. Activities include reading and writing poetry, discussions of famous poets and their work, challenges, slam and stand up, and contests and prizes. For more information, contact Lisa Brown at 212-0311.

Food Pantry

The Decatur food pantry is open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday. The pantry offers free non-perishable food to Decatur residents. The pantry is located at the United Methodist Church in Decatur. Participants need to bring identification showing they have a 72722 ZIP code. For more information, contact the Methodist Church at 752-3551.

NWA Riding Club play days set

The NWA Riding Club holds play-day rodeo 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. A point system is in effect. There will be five age classes, with events including poles, barrels, flags, speed and mutton busting. Memberships are $30 per year for a family. There is no charge for nightly events. The NWA Riding Club is a non-profit, non-alcoholic, drug-free environment for families. For more information, call 752-3466 or 899-3259.

Council Meetings

Decatur city council meetings are held at 6 p.m., the second Monday of each month in the council room at city hall and are open to the public. For more information, call 752-3912.

Assembly of God Van Service

Van service is available to children and adults who need transportation to Sunday morning and evening church services and Wednesday evening services at the Assembly of God Church in Decatur. For more information, contact Stacy Brooks at 790-7171.

VFW Meetings

The Gentry/Decatur VFW Post meets on the first Tuesday of each month - at 7:30 p.m. 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.

Decatur Library

Decatur library hours are 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Wednesdays.

Singing Services

Monthly singing services at Falling Springs Church are held at 7 p.m., the first Friday of each month. Refreshments are served and everyone is welcome. The church is located west of Decatur on Falling Springs Road.


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News, Pages 2 on 06/23/2010


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