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Town Hall Meetings set

Benton County will host town hall meetings ahead of the countywide election on March 12. These meetings will focus on the upcoming 1/8 cent sales tax vote for funding the Benton County Circuit Courts facility. They will include a presentation on the courthouse history, current challenges, proposed solutions, funding of the project, early voting dates and locations. All citizens are invited to attend the town hall meetings. Two meetings will be held on the west side of Benton County: Gravette Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Gravette Civic Center, 401 Charlotte Street S.E., Gravette; and Siloam Springs Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 4, at the Siloam Springs Library, 205 E. Jefferson Street, Siloam Springs. For more information, contact Benton County communications director Channing Barker at 479-721-3364.

Audubon to visit Swepco Lake

The Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society will host a field trip Saturday along the Eagle Watch Nature Trail at Swepco Lake. Meet at 9 a.m. at the trailhead two miles west of Gentry on Arkansas 12. The trip involves an easy one-half mile hike through a meadow to viewing areas near the lake. There is potential to see bald eagles, waterfowl, hawks and songbirds. Terry Stanfill, manager of the trail, and Joe Neal with Audubon are trip leaders. Anyone interested in birds is welcome. Audubon membership isn't required. For details call Neal, 479-521-1858.

Gravette Chamber

plans banquet

Plans are being finalized for the sixth annual Gravette Chamber of Commerce community banquet, scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. The event will be held at Horton Farms, southeast of Gravette at 15799 Bethlehem Road. This year's banquet theme is "Havana Nights." Tickets are being sold now and are available at Arvest Bank, Grand Savings Bank, Bank of Gravett and Ozarks Community Hospital. Cost is $50 per ticket or $350 for a table of eight.

Gentry band

holding fundraiser

The Gentry Pioneer Pride Band is raising money by selling Blue & Gold products to support its 2019 Concert Band Assessment season. Blue & Gold products include sausage, chicken tenderloin fritters and thick-sliced bacon. These products may be purchased from Feb 4 to 15. To place an order directly, call 479-228-2853 or send an email to or contact a Gentry Band member. For more information, contact Charla Harris at 479-228-2853.

Book sale set in Gravette

A book sale will be held at the former Gravette Public Library location, 407 Charlotte Street S.E., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Books for readers of all ages and interests will be sold at bargain prices, or you may fill an entire library bag for $5. CDs and DVDs will also be available.

Lions sponsor

'Taste of Gravette'

The Gravette Lions Club will hold a "Taste of Gravette" crockpot feed from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Gravette Civic Center. Guests will be able to sample a variety of dishes cooked in crockpots, such as chicken and dumplings, a variety of chilis, several soups, including broccoli cheese and vegetable beef, and breads. Cost for the meal of crockpot dishes, drink and dessert will be $5. All proceeds will go for Lions Club service projects in the community.

Gentry Awards Banquet set

The Gentry Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the Wooden Spoon Restaurant in Gentry. Tickets ($25 per person) may be ordered by contacting the Chamber office, 212 E. Main Street, or calling 479-736-2358.

First Baptist holdsfood pantry

First Baptist Church, located at 213 E. Roller Avenue in Decatur, holds 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.

TOPS meet in Gentry

Gentry TOPS AR113, a nonprofit 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.

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 pantryopen 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. 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, call 479-736-8415.

Mobile Food Bank adds Gravette stop

The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank is adding a stop in Gravette, at 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Billy V. Hall Complex. The stop will be the eleventh mobile pantry in Northwest Arkansas. Food boxes, as well as fruits, vegetables and protein, will be distributed to up to 90 households.

Lions meetings setin 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 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. Guests are welcome.

Tired Iron club

meets third Tuesday

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 tiredironofthe

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.

Legion meets third

Tuesday of month

Gravette American Legion, Post 25, meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Civic Center. 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 set at Falling Springs

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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