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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