Shred event planned in Gentry on April 20
McKee Foods is collaborating with Grand Savings Bank for a paper-recycling event Friday, April 20. Anything paper may be brought to Grand Savings Bank’s Gentry location to be shredded onsite at no cost. The bank is on the corner of Main Street and Arkansas Highway 59 — next door to the Little Debbie Bakery Store — in Gentry. Event hours are 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Earth Day activities planned for Eagle Watch
Earth Day activities at Eagle Watch Nature Area will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Several trees will be planted and preparation work will be done in the butterfly garden for later plantings. There will be two presentations starting at 11 a.m. Lynn Sciumbato, who operates Morning Star Wildlife Rehabilitation in Gravette, will have a program about raptors featuring some of her live rescued birds. UA entomology professor, Don Steinkraus, will have a presentation on the importance of pollinators. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Eagle Watch is located a mile west of Gentry on Arkansas Highway 12. In case of rain, the presentations will be moved to the Gentry Fire Station. Everyone is welcome. Celebrate Earth Day by supporting Eagle Watch Nature Trail. For information, contact Terry Stanfill, Eagle Watch manager, at 479-752-3578 or tstanfill@ wildblue.net.
Sunshine Quartet to sing at Heritage Baptist Church
The Sunshine Quartet will be at Heritage Baptist Church during the 10 and 11 a.m. services Sunday, April 22. Members of the group grew up in Gravette and have been singing together since they were in high school. Those who like Southern Gospel music will enjoy the quartet. All are invited. Heritage Baptist Church is at 307 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Gravette.
‘Jesus Only’ crusade set at Mason Valley church
Mason Valley Baptist Church will hold a “Jesus Only” crusade beginning Sunday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday, April 23-25, at 6:30 p.m. Bro. Ernie Perkins, from Oklahoma, will be the evangelist, and Jay Stewart, from Bentonville, will lead the music. The church is on Arkansas Highway 12, halfway between Vaughn and Highfill. The physical address is 13998 W. Highway 12, Bentonville. For information, call 479-3206177. Everyone is invited to come and hear some good gospel music and old-time “Jesus Only” preaching.
Falling Springs Cemetery to hold cleanup April 21
Falling Springs Cemetery will hold its annual cleanup day on Saturday, April 21, beginning at 9 a.m. Patrons of the cemetery are asked to bring tools and come help. A board meeting will follow the clean-up.
Kindergarten and pre-K enrollment set in Decatur
Open enrollment for pre-K and kindergarten for Decatur Public Schools for the 2018-19 school year will be Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both enrollments will take place at Decatur Northside Elementary, 9083 Mt. Olive Road. Requirements for kindergarten enrollment include being 5 years of age on or before Aug. 1, 2018, providing a birth certificate, up-to-date immunization record, current physical and Social Security number (or the school can use a state-assigned waiver number). Requirements for pre-K enrollment are being 3 or 4 years of age on or before Aug. 1, 2018, proof of residency, proof of income, birth certificate and Social Security number (or the school can use a stateassigned waiver number), current physical and an up-to-date immunization record.
NAGS to meet April 23 at Bentonville library
The Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Bentonville Public Library, 405 S. Main St. in Bentonville. Marie Demeroukas, the photo archivist and research librarian from Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale, will give a program, “The Dating Game: How to Determine the Age of Your Historic Photos.” For information, call 479-271-6820. Everyone is welcome.
Maysville EHC plans yard sale Friday, Saturday
The Maysville Extension Homemakers Club’s annual community yard sale will be Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, and will offer 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 calling Gwen Singleton at 479-291-4520 or Orpha Wardlaw at 479-291-4650. The yard sale will be inside the community building, so it will not be canceled by rainy weather.
Taco dinner fundraiser scheduled in Maysville
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 toward 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.
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. Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.
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