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Gen­try band col­lect­ing shoes to raise money

Gen­try Band Boost­ers are con­duct­ing a shoe-drive to raise funds for sup­plies most stu­dents can­not af­ford re­lated to travel and ex­penses to par­tic­i­pate in band com­pe­ti­tions. Any­one can help by do­nat­ing gen­tly-worn, used and new shoes at any des­ig­nated drop box in Gen­try and at the Gen­try High School Con­ver­sion Char­ter drop box in the main lobby. Fund­s2Orgs will is­sue a check to the Gen­try band for the col­lected shoes, and those dol­lars will ben­e­fit the Gen­try Band. All do­nated shoes will be re­dis­tributed through­out the Fund­s2Orgs net­work of mi­cro-en­ter­prise (small busi­ness) part­ners. Fund­s2Orgs works with mi­croen­trepreneurs in help­ing them cre­ate, main­tain and grow small busi­nesses in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries where eco­nomic op­por­tu­nity and jobs are lim­ited.

Quilt­ing class sched­uled Satur­day in Gravette

A class for area quil­ters and crafters will be held at 12:30 p.m. Satur­day, March 17, at the Church of Christ an­nex, 202 Irv­ing St. 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.

Friendly Neigh­bors mark 60 years with park event

The Friendly Neigh­bors Club of Sul­phur Springs is invit­ing area res­i­dents to come at 1:30 p.m. Satur­day, March 17, to the Sul­phur Springs City Park and en­joy cel­e­brat­ing the club’s 60 years of com­mu­nity ser­vice with live mu­sic and spe­cial events spon­sored by the club.

Di­a­betic Nu­tri­tion Class set for March 26

Siloam Springs Re­gional Hospi­tal will present a di­a­betic nu­tri­tion class and free lun­cheon at noon on Mon­day, March 26. The “Get Your Plate Into Shape” class is lo­cated in the Siloam Springs Re­gional Hospi­tal class­room 1, at 603 N. Progress Ave. in Siloam Springs. Lunch is pro­vided.

Health talk set March 29 in SSRH class­room

Dr. Pa­trick Schiefelbein of Sur­gi­cal As­so­ciates of Siloam Springs will dis­cuss the im­por­tance of colono­scopies, at what age they are rec­om­mended and the process from first ap­point­ment to the pro­ce­dure and what one will learn at the fol­low-up ap­point­ment. The event will be at 12:15 p.m. March 29, in SSRH’s class­room 1. Dr. Schiefelbein is a mem­ber of the Siloam Springs Re­gional Hospi­tal med­i­cal staff.

DAG Easter Egg Hunt Eg­gstrav­a­ganza planned

Decatur Assem­bly of God, lo­cated at 674 N. Main St. in Decatur, will host its an­nual “Easter Egg Hunt Eg­gstrav­a­ganza” on March 31 at 1 p.m. The event is for chil­dren, 0-12, and will have five di­vi­sions and hunt­ing ar­eas (in­clud­ing an area des­ig­nated for chil­dren with spe­cial needs). There will be more than 5,000 eggs to hunt, in­clud­ing prize eggs and grand-prize eggs in each divi­sion. The com­mu­nity is wel­come.

Gen­try Easter Egg Hunt planned March 31

The an­nual Gen­try Cham­ber of Com­merce Easter Egg Hunt is sched­uled for 2 p.m. on Satur­day, March 31, on the south side of Gen­try City Park. More de­tails about the hunt will be an­nounced as they are re­ceived.

Free GED prep classes of­fered through May 11

Free classes to pre­pare peo­ple for tak­ing the GED exam are be­ing of­fered through May 11 at the Gravette Pub­lic Li­brary. Classes will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Tues­day evenings only, at the li­brary, 119 Main Street S.E. In­ter­ested per­sons may en­roll by call­ing 479986-6911 or by at­tend­ing the class. Classes are open en­roll­ment. Stu­dents may start any­time and fin­ish when they are ready.

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. 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 open Tues­days at Gen­try church

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 part­nered 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 as part of the only cer­ti­fied food bank in Gen­try. 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, or to make an ap­point­ment to re­ceive food as­sis­tance, call 479-736-8415.

Lions Club meet­ings set in Gravette, Gen­try

The Gravette Lions Club meets at noon, 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.

Tired Iron club meets third Tues­day of month

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 www.tiredironoftheozarks.org.


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