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Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Chamber of Commerce Easter egg hunt will be held at 10 a.m., April 3, in Veteran’s Park for age groups 0-3, 4-7, and 7-12. A golden egg with a special surprise inside will be hidden and Easter baskets will be awarded as prizes.

Spring Break

The Decatur School District will be closed the week of March 22-26 for Spring Break.

Rabies Clinic

Country View Animal Care will be offering rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats at a reduced rate at the Decatur Fire Station, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., March 31, as part of Benton County Rabies Clinic Week. For more information, contact the Arkansas Department of Health at 271-1055, ext. 4, or Country View Animal Care at 787-6284.

Newspaper office hours

Regular office hours at the Gentry news office of Northwest Arkansas Newspapers LLC are limited to make it possible for staff to be out covering news and events. Regular hours will be from 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Staff members will be in and out of the office at other times, but calling ahead to 736-2822 or 233-0081 is recommended. Subscription and advertising assistance is also available by calling the Siloam Springs office at 524-5144.

Parks and Recreation

The next parks and recreation meeting will be held at 6 p.m., March 4, in the city council room at city hall. All members are urged to attend, along with anyone who is interested in joining the committee. For more information, call 752-3912.

Royce Johnson Benefit

A chili supper and auction to benefit Royce Johnson, who was diagnosed with cancer, will be held at 5 p.m., March 13, in the Northside Elementary School Cafeteria. Meals are $5 for adults and $3 for children age 3 and up. A pie auction will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a live auction. Donations of desserts or any new items are welcomed. For more information, contact the Decatur City Hall at 752-3912.

Band Fundraiser

Decatur Band students are raising money for a trip to Branson, Mo., to attend an April band contest at the College of the Ozarks. Students in grades seven through 12 will be participating. Sonic cards can be purchased from any band student. For more information, contact the high school office at 752-3985.

Council Meetings

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.

Town Hall Meetings

The Decatur School District holds regular town hall meetings in place of school board meetings at 7 p.m., the third Monday of the month, in the high school cafeteria.

VFW Meetings

The Gentry/Decatur VFW Post meets on the first Tuesday of each month - at 7 p.m. during the winter months. 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 to 7 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 7 p.m., on Wednesdays.

Submissions Items for inclusion in the Hometown Events section of the newspaper may be submitted by calling 752-3675; by mail to P.O. Box 252, Decatur, AR 72722; or by e-mail to

Community, Pages 2 on 03/03/2010


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