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Decatur FFA selling Blue & Gold products

Decatur FFA is currently taking orders for Blue and Gold Meats: 2 1/2 pounds of sausage is $7; 3 1/2 pounds of thick-cut bacon is $16; and 5 pounds of breaded chicken fillets are $21. The last day to place an order is Sept 14. You may call Lisa Barrett at 479-787-0431 for more information or to place an order.

Tired Iron Show set for Sept. 7-9

The 27th annual Tired Iron of the Ozarks fall show is set for Friday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Tired Iron showgrounds, 13344 Taylor Orchard Road in Gentry. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The show will feature antique tractors, farm and home tools and implements and antique engines. The show features a working blacksmith shop, working sawmills, a parade of power at noon each day, tractor games, rope making, a log cabin, and a concession stand. The featured tractor this fall is the Ford N Series. The Witte Engine is the featured engine. The show and parking are free to the public. RV parking is also available.

Annual picnic and reunion set for Emerson employees

Emerson Electric Motor Division of Rogers will hold its annual picnic and reunion at the Lake Avalon pavilion in Bella Vista on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 12 to 4 p.m. A-OK Insurance of Pea Ridge will be grilling burgers and hot dogs for the group. All former employees are invited to join the group. For more information, call Edna Bear at 479-640-1359.

Pickin' Time on 59 set for Sept. 27-29

Pickin' Time on 59 begins Thursday, Sept. 27, and runs through Saturday, Sept. 29. The three-day event promises garage and yard sales from Siloam Springs to Sulphur Springs, both along Highway 59 and in the cities and towns along the state highway. Hours are from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The annual event will feature yard-sale items, antiques and collectibles. For more information on the Pickin' Time on 59 sales and places to set up, contact your local chamber of commerce office: Gentry -- 479-736-2358, 479-936-1498 or email; Gravette -- call 479-344-6464 or 479-787-8998; Decatur -- 479-752-3912; Siloam Springs -- 479-549-7616 and 479-524-6466; and Sulphur Springs -- 479-837-0456.

Chicken dinner fundraiser

The Billy V. Hall Senior Activity and Wellness Center will hold a chicken dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. The dinner includes fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad, a biscuit, dessert and drink for $8. Meals may be purchased to eat in or carry out. The center is located at 1870 Limekiln Road in Gravette. Call 479-787-5050 to order a takeout. All proceeds go to the Meals on Wheels program that serves homebound seniors in Gravette, Decatur, Sulphur Springs, Hiwasse and Maysville.

Glow Ride planned Sept. 29 in Gentry

The third annual Glow Ride will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. Cyclists will meet on the north side of Gentry City Park to add glow sticks and decorations to their bicycles and, at approximately 7 p.m., will ride as a group through part of Gentry. The event is free to all and some glow sticks will be provided to riders without charge. Prizes will be awarded for the best-decorated bicycles. The event is sponsored by the Gentry Chamber of Commerce and all the individuals and businesses which hold membership in the organization. For more information, contact the Gentry Chamber of Commerce office at 479-736-2358 or email

TOPS meet in Gentry

Gentry TOPS AR113, a non-profit group which promotes healthy weight loss, meets every Monday at the First Christian Church Fellowship Room, Second and Giles, with a weigh in at 2:15 p.m. and the meeting at 3 p.m. There is a small fee to join but the first meeting is free.

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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