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Ribbon cutting set Aug. 9 at new Gentry school

A ribbon cutting will be held at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the new Gentry Intermediate School classroom facility. The public is invited. Classes for grades three through five will begin in the new facility on Monday.

Chicken giveaway set at First Assembly in Gentry

A chicken giveaway is scheduled for from 12 noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Gentry First Assembly (in case of rain, it will be on Saturday, Sept. 8). Free hot dogs and water or Gatorade will be given out at 1 p.m. Vendors will be on site offering kettle corn, frozen lemonade and shaved ice for sale. There will be three or four worship bands and prayer tents for those who desire prayers. Inflatable games and the playground will be open for children. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. The free chicken distribution will begin at 5 p.m. and is on a first-come, first-served basis -- those desiring the free chicken will receive a number and be in a line. Several thousand pounds of frozen chicken will be given away.

AARP Driver's Safety Course

An AARP Driver's Safety Course is being offered from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity and Wellness Center. This course is specially designed for drivers age 50 and older. Most insurance companies will provide a discount to those taking the course. Consult your insurance company. Call the Senior Center at 479-787-5950 to register. Fee is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. A membership card must be presented in order to receive the AARP discount.

Food Truck Fridays

The Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Food Truck Fridays in Centennial Park, at the four-way stop in Gravette. A variety of food truck vendors have signed up and some offer call-ahead or text ordering service. The schedule for upcoming weeks is Aug. 10 -- Nacho Momma's Taco; Aug. 17 -- Dondi's Food With Attitude; Aug. 24 -- RoadRacks BBQ; Aug. 31 -- Nacho Momma's Taco; every Monday -- K'Zoli's; and every Wednesday -- Dondi's Food With Attitude.

Gentry Farmers Market open

Gentry Farmers Market will be open on the south side of Gentry City Park on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through the summer. Call 479-736-2358 for more information.

Artists sought for Gravette Day show

Artists in a variety of media are being sought to display their works in an art show on Gravette Day, Saturday, Aug. 11. Any artists interested in entering artwork may contact the show organizer, Michael Kelley, 479-936-1424.

First Baptist Food Pantry opens in Decatur

First Baptist Church, located at 213 E. Roller Avenue in Decatur, will hold a community food pantry on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the church at 479-752-3514.

Decatur UMC Pantry open first, third Thursdays

The Decatur United Methodist Church Food Pantry is open the first and third Thursday evening of each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and offers food boxes to Decatur residents. All that is needed is a valid identification, a utility bill or piece of mail showing an address in the 72722 ZIP code area. Also available is a USDA commodity program to residents of Decatur and other communities without a commodity program. The commodity program requires income information. For more information, stop by the church during food pantry hours.

GFA Food Pantry open Tuesdays

The GFA Food Pantry at the First Assembly of God in Gentry is open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The church partners with the NWA Food Bank and Rural Compassion to receive food to be given away, including canned goods, fresh vegetables, bread, milk and dairy products, eggs, and meats as part of the only certified food bank in Gentry. Other items such as toilet paper, shampoo, cleaning products and baby supplies, are also available as supplies last. Clients are asked to call for an appointment. For more information, or to make an appointment to receive food assistance, call 479-736-8415.

Lions meetings set in Gravette, Gentry

The Gravette Lions Club meets at 12:15 p.m., the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 1870 Limekiln Road, in Gravette. The Gentry Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at the McKee Community Room in Gentry Public Library. New members are welcome and invited.

Decatur VFW Post meets

VFW Post 9834 meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. Guests are welcome.

Tired Iron club meets third Tuesday of month

Tired Iron of the Ozarks antique engine and tractor club meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the club's show grounds, located at 13344 Taylor Orchard Road in Gentry. For more information, visit the club's website at www.tired

Gravette Kiwanis Club holds breakfast meetings

The Gravette Kiwanis Club holds breakfast meetings at 7 a.m. each Friday at the cafeteria inside Ozarks Community Hospital. Guests are welcome.

Gravette Legion meets third Tuesday of month

Gravette American Legion, Post 25, meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. Legion meetings will be held in the fellowship hall at the United Methodist Church until the renovation of the civic center is complete. All veterans are welcome. Persons interested in joining the American Legion, and especially Post 25, may contact the Gravette post at P.O. Box 476, Gravette, AR 72736.

Singing services planned at Falling Springs church

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 and west of Decatur on Falling Springs Road.


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