Gravette Veterans Day service set for Sunday
A Veterans Day service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Gravette to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice ending World War I. The service will also honor Gravette’s World War I air ace, Captain Field E. Kindley. Speaker will be state senator Col. Jim Hendren. An open house and reception will follow at the Gravette Historical Museum Annex, 503 Charlotte Street S.E.
Falling Springs Church to hold pie auction, cake walk
Falling Springs Church will hold its annual pie auction and cake walk at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the church. Money raised will be used for the Christmas program and food baskets for people of the community. All are invited to come and join in the fun and fellowship. Falling Springs Church is located 4 1/2 miles west of Decatur on Falling Springs Road.
Gentry Library Gala set
A gala to support the work of Gentry Public Library is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Gentry Middle School cafeteria. The gala theme is “A Novel Occasion” and tickets are available for $50 each at the Gentry Public Library, Gentry City Hall and the Gentry Chamber of Commerce. Tickets may also be ordered, and donations sent, by mail to Gentry Public Library Association, 105 East Main Street, Gentry, AR 72734 or by calling 479-479-841-6172.
Free quilt, craft class offered
A free class for area quilters and crafters will be held at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Gravette Church of Christ annex, 202 Irving Street S.W. Instruction will be given on a quilt block, and a “show and tell” session will be held. Please bring finished projects or works in progress and a snack to share. Please note that this is a change from the regular third Saturday meeting date.
Senior center holding quilt raffle
Tickets are being sold for chances to win three quilts made and donated by Betty Howard. Tickets, for $1 each or six for $5, may be purchased at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center, located at 1870 Limekiln Road in Gravette. The drawing will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14. All proceeds go to the Meals on Wheels program that serves homebound seniors in the Gravette, Decatur, Sulphur Springs, Hiwasse and Maysville areas.
Free Gravette Community Thanksgiving dinner set
The Gravette Community free Thanksgiving dinner will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria at Gravette High School. The event is sponsored by area churches and businesses.
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.
Community Thanksgiving service planned
The Gentry Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Springtown Christian Fellowship Church. Eddie Knight, First Baptist Church pastor, will be the featured speaker. There will be a fellowship following the service. Please bring finger foods.
Fresh yeast rolls offered
The Billy V. Hall Senior Activity and Wellness Center is taking orders for fresh yeast rolls at $5 per dozen. Call 479-787-5950 and order now for Thanksgiving dinner. Orders will be taken through Monday, Nov. 19. Orders may be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 21, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Center, 1870 Limekiln Road, in Gravette. All proceeds go to the Meals on Wheels program that serves homebound seniors in the Gravette, Decatur, Hiwasse, Sulphur Springs and Maysville areas.
Gentry Christmas Parade set
The Gentry Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Christmas parade, with a theme of “Christmas Around the World,” is set to be held on Gentry’s Main Street at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. For more information on the parade or how to enter, contact the Gentry Chamber office at 479-736-2358.
Diabetic nutrition class offered Nov. 13
Siloam Springs Regional Hospital will conduct a live diabetic cooking demonstration and tasting while learning how to manage diabetes at the Diabetic Nutrition Class, starting at 12 p.m., Nov. 13, inside the hospital’s Classroom 1. Everyone is welcome to attend. To reserve a space today, call 479-215-3125.
Free diabetic screening offered Nov. 13
Northwest Health Urgent Care in Siloam Springs will host a free diabetic screening from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the clinic located at 3721 U.S. 412 Highway in Siloam Springs. Registration is not required. For more information, call 479-215-3124.
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 holds food pantry 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.
GFA food pantry open Tuesdays
The GFA food pantry at the First Assembly of God in Gentry is open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The church partners with the NWA Food Bank and Rural Compassion to receive food to be given away, including canned goods, fresh vegetables, bread, milk and dairy products, eggs and meats. Other items such as toilet paper, shampoo, cleaning products and baby supplies are also available as supplies last. Clients are asked to call for an appointment. For more information, or to make an appointment to receive food assistance, call 479-736-8415.