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Gentry American Legion meeting -- Londagin-Hardcastle American Legion Post 159 of Gentry will host its monthly meeting on Feb. 20 in the Gentry Chamber of Commerce office, 212 E. Main Street, Gentry. There will be fellowship time at 11:30 a.m., followed by the general business meeting at 12 noon. All honorably discharged and currently serving veterans from all wars are invited to attend. For further information, please contact James Wilbanks, adjutant, at 479-233-1631.

Gentry library open by appointment

Gentry Public Library is open by appointment only. Appointments can be made from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visits must be limited to 30 minutes. The library is also offering curbside service. Requests may be submitted through the library's catalog (Atriuum), by email at [email protected], or by calling 479-736-2054.

Senior Center food pantry

The mobile food pantry at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center is held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, beginning at 10 a.m. Those interested are advised to arrive no later than 11 a.m. Food boxes are available for curbside pickup. Anyone with questions may call center director Melissa Provence at 479-787-5950.

Gentry city offices closed

Due to the rise in covid-19 cases, Gentry City Hall and Gentry Water Department offices are closed until further notice. Applications and payments may be made online at For more information, call the city offices at 479-736-2555 or the water department at 479-736-2733.

Kiwanis Club meetings

Kiwanis Club meetings are held at 7 a.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month at the Gravette Civic Center and are open to the public. Visitors are asked to wear a mask when arriving and until seated when physical distancing is not possible.

Bella Vista Area Radio Club

The Bella Vista Area Radio Club is conducting virtual meetings on the first Thursday of each month via YouTube Live. In-person monthly license testing has resumed on the second Saturday of the month. All amateur radio enthusiasts and prospective hams are invited. Details are online at, on the club's Facebook Group, at, or by calling Ron Evans at 479-270-5584.

GFA food pantry drive-through

GFA Pantry Inc. at the Gentry Assembly is open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The pantry is drive-through only during the covid-19 pandemic. Clients are asked to call 662-727-5157 or email [email protected] for appointments. They then can pull up to the drive-through awning and someone will meet them outside and get them signed in and bring their food to their vehicle. This is until further notice.

First Baptist food pantry

First Baptist Church, located at 213 E. Roller Ave. 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.

Library board meetings

Meetings of the Gravette Public Library advisory board are held at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the library. The library is located at 119 Main St. S.E. All meetings are open to the public.


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