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Civic Cen­ter open house and rib­bon cut­ting

An open house and rib­bon cut­ting will be held at 5 p.m. Thurs­day, Oct. 11, at the newly ren­o­vated Gravette civic cen­ter. The reg­u­larly sched­uled city coun­cil com­mit­tee of the whole meet­ing will take place af­ter­ward at 6 p.m.

Spring­town Chris­tian Fel­low­ship Church hav­ing open house

Spring­town Chris­tian Fel­low­ship Church is hav­ing an open house at 5 p.m. on Sun­day, Oct. 14. All are in­vited to come for hot dogs and fel­low­ship. The church is lo­cated at 17700 W. Arkansas High­way 12, in Spring­town.

Gentry fall cleanup set for Satur­day and Sun­day

Fall cleanup is sched­uled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14 in Gentry. There will be roll-off dump­sters pro­vided at 410 W. Main Street, and a tree give­away with six dif­fer­ent species avail­able. Re­cy­cling trail­ers for card­board, pa­per, plas­tic, tire and elec­tronic waste will be lo­cated at 413 W. Main Street. In ad­di­tion, one large, bulky item per week may be placed curb­side with reg­u­lar trash pickup. Leaf and limb pickup will be sched­uled at a later date.

Shar­ing and Car­ing tak­ing ap­pli­ca­tions in De­catur

The Shar­ing and Car­ing of Ben­ton County or­ga­ni­za­tion will be in De­catur tak­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for as­sis­tance for the up­com­ing 2018 hol­i­day sea­son. Ap­pli­ca­tions will be taken in per­son in the com­mu­nity room at De­catur City Hall on Oct. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion on the Shar­ing and Car­ing ap­pli­ca­tion process, go to sharingand­car­ingkids.com or call 479-657-6884.

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.

Free tree give­away

Free trees will be given away from 9 to 10 a.m. Satur­day, Oct. 13, at Old Town Park in Gravette thanks to a do­na­tion from the Wal­ton Fam­ily Foun­da­tion. Trees are lim­ited to two per house­hold, and res­i­dents must bring proof that they live within the city lim­its. Trees are given out on a first come, first served ba­sis.

Gravette fire­fight­ers pro­mote Down Syn­drome Aware­ness

Mem­bers of the Gravette Fire De­part­ment are rec­og­niz­ing Oc­to­ber as Down Syn­drome Aware­ness Month by wear­ing spe­cially made blue Down Syn­drome Aware­ness shirts. The shirts are also avail­able for the pub­lic to pur­chase. All pro­ceeds will go to the Down Syn­drome Aware­ness Con­nec­tion of NWA.

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 Tah­mara Coones at tcoones@gen­try­p­i­oneers.com.

Gravette flu shot clinic

A flu shot clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Tues­day, Oct. 23, at the Billy V. Hall Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity and Fit­ness Cen­ter, 1870 Limekiln Road in Gravette. Par­tic­i­pants wish­ing to get a flu shot must sign up in ad­vance. A Medi­care card is re­quired or pay­ment at the time of vac­ci­na­tion. Call 479-7875950 for in­for­ma­tion or to sign up.

Gentry blood drive

The Amer­i­can Red Cross has sched­uled a blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the McKee Foods Bak­ery Store, 105 Arkansas High­way 59, in Gentry. All blood types are needed to en­sure a re­li­able sup­ply for pa­tients. A blood donor card or driver’s li­cense or two other forms of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion are re­quired at check-in. In­di­vid­u­als who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental con­sent where al­lowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in gen­er­ally good health may be el­i­gi­ble to do­nate blood. High school stu­dents and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet cer­tain height and weight re­quire­ments. Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next do­na­tion by us­ing RapidPass to com­plete their pre-do­na­tion read­ing and health his­tory ques­tion­naire on­line, on the day of their do­na­tion, be­fore ar­riv­ing at the blood drive. To get started, fol­low the in­struc­tions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

Baked potato supper

A baked potato supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Fri­day, Oct. 26, at the Billy V. Hall Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity and Fit­ness Cen­ter, 1870 Limekiln Road in Gravette. Meals in­clude a baked potato with top­pings, dessert and a bev­er­age for $8. Take­outs are avail­able. All pro­ceeds go to the Cen­ter’s Meals on Wheels pro­gram.

Hat and glove give­away planned in De­catur

Fel­low­ship Full Gospel Church in De­catur will have a hat and glove give­away from 9 a.m. un­til noon on Satur­day, Nov. 17, at the De­catur Train De­pot as a way to help keep the com­mu­nity warm this win­ter. Hats and gloves will be avail­able for men and women, as well as chil­dren and teenagers. The only re­quire­ment to re­ceive a hat or pair of gloves is to show up at the des­ig­nated time and place.

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 in De­catur

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.

White Cane Day

The Gravette Lions Club will hold its an­nual White Cane Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Satur­day, Oct. 13. Ta­bles will be set up at CV’s Fam­ily Foods and at Gravette Dol­lar Gen­eral, where mem­bers will be ac­cept­ing do­na­tions for their sight con­ser­va­tion work. All con­tri­bu­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated.

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