A free diabetes testing will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, National Diabetes Awareness Day, at the Gravette public library, 119 Main Street S.E. Sponsored by members of the Gravette Lions Club, the event will offer blood sugar testing as well as blood pressure checks and will offer pulse oximeter readings.
Benton County will conduct a town hall meeting in Gravette to share information and answer questions on the new agreement for emergency medical services in western Benton County. The meeting will be held at the Gravette Civic Center, 401 Charlotte Street S.E., on Thursday, Nov. 15. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 6 p.m.
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. An outdoor movie and bonfire are planned at Gentry First Assembly of God on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. Free hot dinners will be served, beginning at 5 p.m. Hot chocolate will also be available. The movie will be “I Can Only Imagine” and will be shown on a large, outdoor movie screen. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. The event is open to the community. In case of bad weather, the event will be moved indoors.
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.
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.
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.
A blood drive will be held at Gravette High School from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in the HOSA Lab, Room 153, at Gravette High School.