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Eagle Watch Nature Trail Celebration

Eagle Watch Nature Trail will mark its 20th year with a celebration from 9:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Sept. 14. Attendees are asked to meet at the Eagle Watch Pavilion between 9:30 and 10 a.m. The program will begin at 10 a.m., with refreshments and time to enjoy the trail, pavilions and boardwalk beginning at 10:45 a.m. The nature trail is located approximately 1 mile west of Gentry on the south side of Arkansas Highway 12.

30-year reunion

Gentry High School Class of 1989 is having part one of its 30-year reunion at noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Greg Philpott's farm. It will be a potluck. Please RSVP with what you are bringing ASAP so that a headcount can be taken and plans made. Please contact Brooke Lockhart at for more information.

Emerson Electric Picnic

Emerson Electric Motor Division of Rogers will be having its annual reunion and picnic on Sunday, Sept. 15, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Tanyard Creek Park pavilion in Bella Vista. All former employees are invited to come and enjoy the party. For more information, contact Edna Bear at 479-640-1359.

Pickin' Time on 59

Pickin' Time on 59 is coming up at the end of September. This year's dates are Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 26-28. Hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The event will feature garage and yard sales from Siloam Springs to Sulphur Springs, with offerings of antiques, collectibles, vintage items and more. Those wishing to hold garage sales in Gentry will not be required to obtain a city permit on those days. For more information or to find booth space in Gentry, contact the Gentry Chamber of Commerce at 479-736-2358 or by email at In Siloam Springs, call 479-549-8194; in Gravette, 479-787-8998; in Decatur, 479-752-3912; and in Sulphur Springs, 479-633-2066.

Bicycle Glow Ride

A bicycle glow ride is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28, in Gentry. Participants are invited to meet on the north side of Gentry's city park before dark to decorate bicycles and apply glow sticks. The ride down Main Street will begin at dusk (approximately 7:30 p.m.).

Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop will be held in Gentry at the Arvest Bank Conference Room, 320 E. Main Street in Gentry, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2. The event is to allow members of the community to get to know their police officers, ask questions and voice concerns.

American Legion flagpole fundraising

The John E. Tracy American Legion Post at Gravette is conducting a fundraising drive to raise money to replace the flagpoles at Hillcrest Cemetery. The poles now in use are rusting and in need of replacement. Plans are to purchase larger aluminum poles at an approximate cost of $7,800. A Hillcrest Cemetery flagpole fund has been opened at the Bank of Gravette and people may make donations there. Anyone having questions may call post commander Bill Mattler, 479-640-1199.

Art in the Library

Gentry Public Library is seeking local artists, photographers, writers, performers and musicians interested in showcasing their works in public exhibitions at the library. The works will be displayed or performed in a designated area for a specific time period. Works will be juried by a library committee and must be appropriate for the general public. Please contact the library at 479-736-2054 for more information.

Falling Springs Singing

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.

First Baptist 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 479-282-6658.

TOPS 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.

Decatur UMC Pantry

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

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

The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank has added a stop in Gravette, at 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Billy V. Hall Complex. The stop is the 11th mobile pantry in Northwest Arkansas. Food boxes, as well as fruits, vegetables and protein, are distributed to up to 90 households.

Tired Iron Club

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

Decatur VFW Post

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

Lions Meetings

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.

Kiwanis Club

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

Legion Meetings

Gravette American Legion, Post 25, meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Civic Center. All veterans are welcome. Those interested in joining the American Legion, and especially Post 25, may contact the Gravette post at P.O. Box 476, Gravette, AR 72736.


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