Miss Octoberfest Pageants set for Oct. 28
Gentry’s Miss Octoberfest Pageants will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Gentry High School auditorium. The pageants are sponsored by the Gentry Junior High Cheerleaders. The pageant is open to any and all participants, with age divisions from 0 months to 18 years, including divisions for boys from 0 months to 6 years of age. It is not required that participants be residents of Gentry. Applications will be available online at the gentrypioneers. com website and contain information regarding times and fees. Deadline for applications is Oct. 23. For more information, contact Tahmara Coones at email@example.com.
Donkey basketball show planned for Oct. 3
The Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show, hosted by the Gentry Middle and High School choirs, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the Gentry High School gym. Juniors will play seniors in the first game, and parents will play against school staff in the second game. Advanced tickets are $7. Tickets at the door (if available) will be $10. For tickets or more information, contact any choir student or email Kim Acuff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maysville fundraiser supper scheduled
A fall fundraiser sponsored by the Maysville Extension Homemakers Club for the expenses and upkeep of the Maysville Community Building has been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 29, at the Community Building. The menu will consist of cornbread and beans, coleslaw and drink for a donation. Serving will begin at 5:30 p.m. Homemade pies and desserts will be available for purchase as well. Donations may also be mailed to Maysville Extension Homemakers Club in care of Gwen Singleton, secretary/treasurer, 13969 Wet Prairie Rd., Gravette, AR 72736.
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 offered include sausage, chicken tenderloin fritters and thick-sliced bacon. These products are unique and not available for purchase in stores. Products may be purchased through Sept. 25. To place an order directly, call 479-2339021 or send an email to email@example.com or contact your favorite Gentry Band member. For more information, contact Crystal Wood at 479-233-9021.
Decatur FFA selling Blue & Gold meats
The Decatur chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) is currently selling Blue & Gold meats until Sept. 30. Breaded chicken is $21 for a 5-pound bag, bacon is $17 for 3.5 pounds and sausage is $7 for 2.5 pounds. For more information, call Lisa Barrett at Decatur Schools, 479-752-3983, or on her cell phone, 479-787-0431.
Free quilt class planned Saturday in Gravette
A class for area quilters and crafters will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Church of Christ annex, 202 Irving Street S.W., in Gravette. Instruction will be given on a quilt block and a “show and tell” session will be held. Please bring finished projects or works in progress and a snack to share.
Gravette library to host annual gala 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. 30. Reservations may be made by calling the Gravette Public Library, 479-787-6955. Proceeds will benefit the library.
Smoked rib dinner planned Sept. 22
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 479-787-5950.
Lions Club bean supper scheduled Sept. 30
The Gravette Lions Club will sponsor a bean supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Gravette Civic Center, 401 Charlotte Street S.E. Cost will be $5 for all-youcan-eat beans and cornbread and a soft drink. All proceeds will be used for Gravette Lions Club projects.
Gravette Public Library plans hog raffle
Tickets are being sold for a hog raffle sponsored by the Gravette Public Library advisory board. Tickets, available for $5 each or six for $25, may be purchased at the Gravette Public Library on Main Street. The hog was donated by Roy Perrine and processing by Southwest Processing, Southwest City, Mo. Drawing for the hog will be held Oct. 7 at the annual library gala. All proceeds will benefit the Gravette Public Library.
NAGS to meet Sept. 18
The Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, at the Bentonville Public Library, 405 South Main Street in Bentonville. Toni Fenton, records manager at the Benton County Archive’s Office in Rogers, will present a program about using the county records for family research. For further information, call 479-271-6820. The public is welcome.
Library book sale planned Sept. 30
A book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the old Gravette Public Library, just east of the city pool at 407 Charlotte Street S.E. Books, CDs and DVDs will be available at bargain prices or shoppers may fill a whole bag with books for $5. No book sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, but the regular first Saturday book sales will resume Saturday, Nov. 4.
Pickin’ Time on 59 set for Sept. 28-30
Pickin’ Time on 59, a garage- and yard-sale event in communities along Arkansas Highway 59 from Siloam Springs to Sulphur Springs, is set for Sept. 28-30, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Check with your city office or chamber office for local rules and guidelines.
Glow Ride set Sept. 30
A glow ride is set for Sept. 30 in Gentry City Park. Cyclists of all ages will ride from the park, down Main Street and back. Bicyclists will meet in the park at 6 p.m. to decorate their bikes with glow sticks and lights. The ride will start at 7 p.m.
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