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Mul­ti­cul­tural potluck slated Thurs­day

The an­nual mul­ti­cul­tural fam­ily potluck din­ner, “Cel­e­brat­ing Our Her­itage,” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thurs­day, April 5, at the Gravette Up­per El­e­men­tary School cafe­te­ria. Fam­i­lies with chil­dren in kinder­garten through 12th grade in Gravette schools are in­vited to at­tend. Each fam­ily is asked to bring a soup or dish that re­flects its cul­tural roots. The meal and mul­ti­cul­tural pre­sen­ta­tions cre­ated by stu­dents study­ing cul­tures around the world will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. En­ter­tain­ment by Papa Rap and One Com­mu­nity will be the high­light from 6 to 7 p.m. A Span­ish in­ter­preter will be avail­able.

Maysville EHC plans yard sale April 13-14

The Maysville Ex­ten­sion Home­mak­ers Club’s an­nual com­mu­nity yard sale will be April 13-14 and will have great bar­gains. Sev­eral in­di­vid­u­als have al­ready re­served booths, but any­one who would like to par­tic­i­pate may rent a booth for $10. Booths may be rented by con­tact­ing Gwen Sin­gle­ton at 479-291-4520 or Or­pha Ward­law at 479-2914650. The yard sale is inside the Com­mu­nity Build­ing so it will not be canceled by rainy weather.

Taco din­ner fundraiser sched­uled April 27

The Maysville Spring Fundraiser Din­ner will be Fri­day, April 27. The menu is taco salad, drink and cake for $6.50. Serv­ing will be­gin at 5:30 p.m. Pro­ceeds from the event go to­wards util­i­ties and other ex­penses of the Maysville Com­mu­nity Build­ing and grounds. A bake sale will also be avail­able to pur­chase homemade pies and a cake­walk for the kids and kids at heart.

‘Smoke on the Bor­der’ BBQ be­gins Satur­day

The sec­ond an­nual “Smoke on the Bor­der” Bar­be­cue Cookoff will be held Satur­day, April 7, and Sun­day, April 8, in Gravette’s down­town busi­ness dis­trict. Satur­day events will be­gin about 12 noon and will in­clude the Kid’s Q Burger Com­pe­ti­tion, the pop­u­lar Peo­ple’s Choice event and the “Any­thing Butt” con­test. Serv­ing of Peo­ple’s Choice sam­ples will be­gin about 5:30 p.m. Sun­day’s KCBS bar­be­cue cookoff turn-in is not open to the pub­lic but ev­ery­one is in­vited to the awards cer­e­mony which is sched­uled for 3:30 to 4 p.m. on Sun­day. Sun­day’s events will also in­clude a Kid’s Q Pork Chop Com­pe­ti­tion. Con­test judg­ing will be held at the cross­roads of Main Street and Sec­ond Av­enue.

Glenn Duffy El­e­men­tary en­roll­ment be­gins April 9

Kinder­garten and pre-K reg­is­tra­tion for 2018-19 be­gins April 9. For re­quired in­for­ma­tion, look on the home­page on the school web­site: gravette-schools. net/gde. En­roll­ment pack­ets will be avail­able at school and on­line be­gin­ning on April 9. Chil­dren must live in the Gravette School Dis­trict. Pre-K chil­dren must be 4 years of age on or be­fore Aug. 1, 2018. Kinder­garten chil­dren must be 5 years of age on or be­fore Aug. 1, 2018.

Tired Iron Spring Crankup set for April 20-23

The 26th an­nual spring show of the Tired Iron of the Ozarks is sched­uled for Fri­day through Sun­day, April 20-23, at the club’s show­grounds, 13344 Taylor Or­chard Road, Gen­try. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fri­day and Satur­day, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sun­day. The show will fea­ture an­tique trac­tors and en­gines, farm im­ple­ments and demon­stra­tions, a work­ing black­smith shop, work­ing sawmills, an­tique home fur­nish­ings, a pa­rade of power at noon, a log cabin, out­house, rope mak­ing and a con­ces­sion stand. The event and park­ing are free. The fea­tured trac­tor at the show this spring is the Ford N Se­ries. The fea­tured en­gine is the Witte En­gine. A si­lent auc­tion will take place on Fri­day and Satur­day, and a flea mar­ket will be open all week­end.

Am­a­teur ra­dio club to meet Thurs­day

The Bella Vista Am­a­teur Ra­dio Club will have its monthly meet­ing at 7 p.m. on Thurs­day, April 5, at High­land Chris­tian Church. The pro­gram will fo­cus on the po­ten­tial ef­fects of elec­tro­mag­netic pulse (EMP.) For any­one in­ter­ested in ac­quir­ing an am­a­teur ra­dio li­cense, the club also ad­min­is­ters FCC ex­ams on the sec­ond Satur­day of each month at 2 p.m. All meet­ings and ex­ams are held at High­land Chris­tian Church, lo­cated at 1500 For­est Hills Blvd (Hwy 279), in Bella Vista. More in­for­ma­tion on am­a­teur ra­dio and BVRC is avail­able at www.Bel­laVis­taRa­dioClub.org .”

Open­ings ex­ist on Gravette li­brary board

Three open­ings ex­ist on the Gravette Pub­lic Li­brary ad­vi­sory board. Po­si­tions are for five-year terms. Ap­pli­cants must live in the Gravette school dis­trict. The board meets monthly at 6 p.m. on the sec­ond Tues­day of the month. Any­one in­ter­ested in be­ing con­sid­ered for a po­si­tion on the board should call li­brary su­per­vi­sor Karen Ben­son at 479-787-6955, visit the li­brary at 119 Main St. S.E. or Gravette City Hall at 604 First Ave. S.E.

Free GED prep classes

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 St. S.E. In­ter­ested per­sons may en­roll by call­ing 479-986-6911 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.


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