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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