Gen­try Band sell­ing Blue & Gold prod­ucts

Gen­try March­ing Band is rais­ing money by sell­ing Blue & Gold prod­ucts to support the 2017 march­ing con­test sea­son. This year, the band will par­tic­i­pate in five march­ing com­pe­ti­tions and needs help to fund travel, con­test fees and meals for band mem­bers. Blue & Gold prod­ucts in­clude sausage, chicken ten­der­loin frit­ters and thick-sliced ba­con. These prod­ucts are unique and not avail­able for pur­chase in stores. Prod­ucts may be pur­chased be­tween Sept. 11 and Sept. 25. To place an or­der di­rectly, call 479-2339021 or send an email to gen­try­band­boost­ers@ya­hoo.com or con­tact your fa­vorite Gen­try Band mem­ber. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Crys­tal Wood at 479-233-9021.

Gen­try Med­i­cal Cen­ter plans Kid’s Free Fun Day

The Gen­try Med­i­cal Cen­ter providers and staff and Smith Drug in­vite all to at­tend their an­nual Kid’s Free Fun Day, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satur­day, Sept. 9, out­side, be­tween the Gen­try Med­i­cal Cen­ter and Smith Drug. A va­ri­ety of chil­dren’s games and ac­tiv­i­ties will be avail­able. Smoked chicken and pota­toes, pop­corn, cot­ton candy and other re­fresh­ments will also be avail­able. Lo­cal res­i­dents can also meet GMC’s new provider, Dr. Carl Dun­can. Dun­can will be join­ing GMC on Oct. 2 and will be ac­cept­ing new pa­tients. The Gen­try Po­lice and Fire De­part­ments will also be on hand. It is all about fam­ily and com­mu­nity, and it is all free.

2017-18 Awana Club be­gins to­day

Her­itage Bap­tist Church in Gravette will be­gin its 201718 Awana Club to­day at 6:30 p.m. Awana will con­tinue to meet ev­ery Wed­nes­day dur­ing the school year. Awana is for boys and girls, ages 3 (must be 3 and potty trained be­fore Sept. 1) through the sixth grade. Awana Club is a chil­dren’s program that in­cludes Hand­book Time, which chal­lenges chil­dren to mem­o­rize Bi­ble verses and ac­tiv­i­ties; Game Time, which de­vel­ops co­op­er­a­tion, team spirit and pos­i­tive char­ac­ter qual­i­ties; and Large Group Time, which varies from week to week with songs, mis­sions and Bi­ble lessons and award time for club­bers. Registration forms may be picked up at the church. Cost is $25 per child and schol­ar­ships are avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 479-787-6782.

Emer­son Elec­tric Pic­nic set for Sun­day

The an­nual Emer­son Elec­tric Pic­nic will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sun­day, Sept. 10, at Lake Avalon Park Pavil­ion in Bella Vista. Past Emer­son em­ploy­ees are in­vited to at­tend and are asked to help pass the word. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Edna Bear at 479-640-1359.

Tired Iron Fall Show be­gins Fri­day

The Tired Iron of the Ozarks 26th an­nual fall show is set for Fri­day through Sun­day, Sept. 8-10, at the club’s show grounds, lo­cated at 13344 Tay­lor Or­chard Road in Gen­try. Hours will be 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 en­gines, trac­tors and farm equip­ment, a work­ing sawmill and black­smith shop, an­tique home fur­nish­ings, rope mak­ing and other crafts and ac­tiv­i­ties. The fea­tured trac­tors at this year’s fall show will be John Deere. A pa­rade of power is planned for noon each day in which an­tique trac­tors and equip­ment will be pa­raded past spec­ta­tors. Trac­tor games are again on the event flyer. Sun­day morn­ing will in­clude a 9 a.m. church ser­vice. And, as usual, the show is free to all and has am­ple park­ing. RV hookups are also avail­able on the show grounds.

Gravette li­brary gala planned Oct. 7

The Gravette Pub­lic Li­brary is host­ing its an­nual gala from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Satur­day, Oct. 7, at the Gravette High School com­mons. Theme of the event is a “who-dun-it” mur­der mys­tery. Clues will be pre­sented through­out the evening to help guests de­ter­mine the iden­tity of the mur­derer. All those who guess correctly will be en­tered in a prize draw­ing. A 1960s-themed din­ner will be catered by Steve Martinez, David Bar­ber will con­duct a live auc­tion, and mu­sic will be pro­vided by Pa­trick Bell. Tick­ets are $35 each or may be bought at a dis­count by pur­chas­ing a ta­ble of 8. Tick­ets are pre-sale only and sales will end Sept. 8. Reser­va­tions may be made by call­ing the Gravette Pub­lic Li­brary, 479-787-6955. Pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the li­brary.

Smoked rib din­ner slated Sept. 22 in Gravette

The Billy V. Hall Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity and Well­ness Cen­ter, 1870 Limekiln Road in Gravette, will hold a take-out smoked rib din­ner from 5 to 7 p.m. Fri­day, Sept. 22. The meal will in­clude three smoked ribs, baked beans, potato salad, roll, dessert and drink, for $8 per meal. The din­ner is a fundraiser for the Meals on Wheels program that serves Gravette, De­catur, Sul­phur Springs, Hi­wasse and Maysville. Meals may be pre-or­dered by call­ing the Cen­ter at 479787-5950.

Tail­wag­gers hold­ing ‘Pool Pawty’ in Siloam Springs

Tail­wag­gers will be hold­ing its an­nual “Pool Pawty” at the Siloam Springs Aquatic Cen­ter from 11 a.m. un­til 2 p.m. on Sept. 9. The fundrais­ing event for Tail­wag­gers of North­west Arkansas will fea­ture games, prizes, and a raf­fle. Cost is $10 per pet. Pet own­ers are urged to come hun­gry be­cause burg­ers, chips and a drink will be avail­able for $5. The event prom­ises to pro­vide a great time for the dogs in the pool and for the own­ers as well.

Gravette mu­seum seeks school year­books

The Gravette His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum Com­mis­sion is try­ing to ac­quire Gravette High School year­books to add to the mu­seum’s col­lec­tion. An­nu­als are still needed for the years 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1998 and 1999. Those will­ing to do­nate the above an­nu­als are asked to call mu­seum com­mis­sioner Lavon Stark at 479-787-5678.

Farm­ers’ mar­ket of­fer­ing dou­ble dol­lars

Dou­ble Your Dol­lar match­ing coupons are now avail­able at the Gravette farm­ers’ mar­ket. Any­one el­i­gi­ble for the SNAP and se­nior farm­ers’ mar­ket pro­duce vouch­ers may now come to the mar­ket and col­lect $50 in match­ing coupons. Dou­ble dol­lars can be used like cash to pur­chase fruits and veg­eta­bles, meats, eggs, dairy prod­ucts, bread and jams. The program is made pos­si­ble through a grant from the Wal­mart Foun­da­tion.

Gen­try li­brary of­fer­ing book fine amnesty

Gen­try Pub­lic Li­brary is of­fer­ing to par­don and for­give fines and penal­ties for over­due books and li­brary ma­te­ri­als if they are re­turned on Satur­days. No mat­ter how long over­due, if items are re­turned to the Gen­try Pub­lic Li­brary be­tween 5:01 on Fri­day evening and 8 on Mon­day morn­ing, all fines will be ex­cused. Pa­trons may also bring items into the li­brary from 9 a.m. un­til noon on Satur­days or slide them into the drop box lo­cated on the west side of the li­brary build­ing dur­ing the amnesty times. When items are re­turned on Satur­days, all fees will be par­doned and good-li­brary stand­ing will be re­stored. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the li­brary at 479736-2054.

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, and a USDA Com­mod­ity Program to res­i­dents of De­catur and other com­mu­ni­ties with­out a com­mod­ity program. All that is needed is a valid iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, a util­ity bill or piece of mail show­ing an ad­dress in the 72722 zip code area. The com­mod­ity program re­quires in­come in­for­ma­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, stop by the church dur­ing food pantry hours.


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