Gentry’s State Police drivers’ testing site closing
The Arkansas State Police will conduct its last driver’s test at the Gentry Public Library on Friday, Oct. 12. The last written test will be at 11 a.m., and no road or skills tests will be given that day. After many years in Gentry, this drivers’ testing location is being moved to Prairie Grove in the Courts Building next to the Police Department.
Legion cookout, kids movie
Members of the John E. Tracy American Legion Post 25 will be having a cookout at Old Town Park in Gravette beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. A kids movie will be shown after the meal. All veterans and their families are invited to come and have a good time.
Library book sale
The Gravette Public Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the old library building, 407 Charlotte Street S.E. Books for all ages and interests, CDs and audiotapes will all be available at bargain prices or you may fill a whole bag of books for only $5. All proceeds will go for library programs.
Maysville craft sale
A craft sale will be held at the Maysville community building from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, and 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, featuring fun fall crafts and more. Vendors will offer unique country fair crafts, home decor, coffee and snacks, and essential oils. There will be gifts galore. Vendor space is available for $10 a booth. Anyone desiring to rent a booth should call Robin Reichardt, 479-640-2619, or Gwen Singleton, 479291-4520.
Governor’s LincolnReagan Day dinner
The annual LincolnReagan Day dinner, with Governor Asa Hutchinson, will be held this year at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the commons area at Gravette High School, 325 Lion Drive in Gravette. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ticket cost is $50 for general admission and $40 for Gravette School District tickets. Attire is business casual. Tickets may be obtained by going to bentoncountygop.org and purchasing through the Eventbrite app on the website or by calling 479656-3301.
PSAT testing available
Juniors at Gravette High School will be given the opportunity to take the PSAT on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 8 a.m. The PSAT measures verbal reasoning, critical reading, math problem-solving and writing skills. It is probably better known as the preliminary SAT and can be used as an indicator of how students will perform on the SAT. The PSAT is the National Merit Scholarship qualifier test for juniors. Sophomores will be allowed to also take the test for practice. The fee for the test is $16. Seating is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Students and parents can contact Melinda Griffin, Gravette High School counselor, at 479-787-4100.
Miss Octoberfest Pageants set
The Miss Octoberfest Pageants will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Gentry High School Auditorium. They 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 of age, 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 gentrypioneers.com website and contain information regarding times and fees. Deadline for applications is Oct. 15. For more information, contact Tah mara Coones at tcoones@ gentrypioneers.com.
TOPS meet in Gentry
Gentry TOPS AR113, a non-profit group which promotes healthy weight loss, meets every Monday at the First Christian Church Fellowship Room, Second and Giles, with a weigh in at 2:15 p.m. and the meeting at 3 p.m. There is a small fee to join but the first meeting is free.
First Baptist Food Pantry open
First Baptist Church, located at 213 E. Roller Avenue 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 479-7523514.
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.
Singing services at Falling Springs
Monthly singing services at Falling Springs Church are held at 7 p.m. the first Friday of each month. The church is located northwest of Gentry and west of Decatur on Falling Springs Road.
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