News Briefs

News Briefs

The Evening Times prints briefs about events for organizations, schools and governmental agencies. News briefs are accepted at the Times office, by fax at 735- 1020 or by e- mail news@ theeveningtimes. com. Always include contact information.

Crittenden County MLK National Holiday Celebration – The 4th Annual Celebration will be held Monday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Old St. Paul Baptist Church. Keynote speakers include Rev. John Rech, pastor, New Hope Baptist Mission, and Biship Otis Davis, pastor, First Missionary Baptist Church, Earle.

West Memphis Sanitation Schedule for MLK Day – No service on Monday, Jan. 18. Monday, Jan. 18 & Tuesday, Jan. 19 customers will be serviced on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Regular schedule resumes on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

– Tuesday, Jan. 19, 6 to 8 p.m. at ASU Mid-South. $45 per person. Register at or call 870-733-6722. Space is limited.

West Memphis School Board Meeting – Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. at the district’s Administrative Office on South Avalon.

Crittenden County Landlords Association Meeting – The next meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 21.

WMC Silent Auction – West Memphis Christian 28th Annual Silent Auction Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at Greenway Equipment. Sponsorship levels are available. Individual tickets are on sale for $25. Come enjoy ‘Arkansas Saturday Knight’ – includes dinner catered by Cajun Express. For more information contact the school office at 870-400-4000.

• Annual Rice and Soybean Production Meeting – Monday, Jan. 25 at the Crawfordsville First Baptist Church in Crawfordsville beginning at 8:15 a.m. The church is located two blocks east of the library (located on Hwy. 50) on Ward street. The meeting will be followed with a Shrimp Gumbo and Chicken Gumbo lunch prepared by Crittenden County Master Gardeners.

• Delta Cuisine Open House

– Monday, Jan. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. located on the north campus of ASU Mid-South in the Jeremy Jacobs building. Offering state of the art kitchen facilities and coaching for food business entrepreneurs.

• Area Agency on Aging – Monthly scheduled meeting for residents in the area on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. at the Crittenden County Senior Center, 103 S. Avalon, West Memphis. Area caregivers are encouraged to attend and are welcome to bring friends or family members. There is no fee to attend. For more information call Janis Waddy at 870-494-3300.

• County Extension Meeting

– Pesticide Applicator Training Wednesday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m. at the Extension Office in Marion.

• A Sweetheart Gala – Saturday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 2403 E. Barton West Memphis. Donation: $10. Dress: Semi-Formal. Food, prizes and entertainment. Rev. Larry Banks, pastor.

• Wonder High Gathering – Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 26-28 in Nashville, Tennessee. Hostesses: Willie Mae Simpson Peete 615-228-8844 (H) and 615-364-5481 (C) and Magnolia Smothers Davis 615-255-1340 (H) and 615513-3496 (C). Letters will be mailed by the last of January. If you have not received one by that time call one of the numbers above.

• Water Use Reporting For 2015 – The Crittenden Conservation District is now registering irrigation wells for usage on farms for 2015. As a registered water user you are protecting your rights to the use of an equitable amount of surface water in times of shortage and to establish ground water rights within critical areas. Act of 154 of 1991 requires users of ground and surface water be assessed an annual fee in the amount of $10 per well and relift site. Act 408 of 1989 provides for the collection of a late registration penalty. Any person who fails to register a well or relift site by the deadline shall be subject to a penalty for each year they fail to register. The district will be registering wells Monday-Thursday, from 8:30 – 4:30. Please contact Debbie Greer at 870-7394464, ext. 104 or come by: 1 Natural Resources Drive, Marion.

Charity Bingo – At the VFW on South Avalon Friday and Saturday early games at 6:30 p.m., regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. Food served at concession counter. $100 games, 4 jackpots and a winner take all. Free meal one Saturday of each month. For information call 735-9102.

National Sultana Disaster Museum – Open Thursday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 until 4 p.m. at 104 Washington St. across from the county court house. Donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Fellowship Baptist Church – Free Biblical Counseling. Overcome with marriage, family, health, or other problems? There is hope! For information e-mail fellowship.

Utility Bill Help – Visit Crowley’s Ridge Development Council, 111 E. Jackson, West Memphis and bring utility bill, previous month’s income and two forms of ID. Office hours MTH 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For information call 870-4004023.

ASU Mid-South Financial Aid – Apply for financial aid for the fall semester online at (school code is 015862) or at the campus. Call 870-733-6729 for more information.

At Risk After School Meals Program – Sponsored by Synergy Foundation at West Memphis Learning Center (Old Wedlock School Cafeteria), 201 South B. J. Taylor St., Edmondson. Times 4:30-5:15 p.m. Snacks, 5:156:15 Suppers. Activities provided. For more information call 870-733-1235.

AARP Free Membership – Offering first time members Free Membership for one year. Included are privileges and countless discounts to many restaurants, hotels, theaters, entertainment parks and stores. Meetings every third Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the West Memphis Utility Company.

Seeking Volunteers – Healthcare & Rehab of West Memphis, 610 S. Avalon St. is seeking volunteers for Saturday through Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. If interested stop in or call Sabria Wilson or Lula Miller at 735-4543.

Child and Adult Care Food Program – The Frank C. Steudlein Learning Center is participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. This will provide meals to all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals are provided at 203 Balfour Road and at 1600 Avondale Circle in West Memphis. The program will provide breakfast, lunch and a p.m. snack, Monday-Friday during the programming year.

LEPC Meetings – 4th Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Comfort Inns and Suites.

Free Tai Chi Practice – Excellent to develop balance. No experience necessary. 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Marion United Methodist Church. 870-739-3434

HYPE (Helping Young People Excel) Mentoring Program – Is participating in the USDA-At Risk Afterschool Meal Program. Meals will be provided to all children up to age 19 without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal services. Provided at Whole Truth Church HYPE House, 524 2nd St., Earle.

HYPE-Helping Young People Excel – Seeking individuals interested in being considered for Board Members. E-mail resume to hypeoutreachbusiness@gmail .com. For more information contact Terry Wilson at 870514-0515.

Dunbar Creative Learning Center – Infant and Toddler Program Ages 6 weeks to 36 months at 320 Lee St., Earle (behind the church). Open Monday through Friday. For more information call Mrs. Sharla Chase at 870-5147373.

• Free Aerobics Classes – First United Methodist Church, 215 N. Missouri, West Memphis. Monday and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. Bring hand weights and mats if you have them. For more info, call (870) 735-1805

GriefShare – Mondays at 6 p.m. at Marion First Baptist Church, upstairs in the Goodwin Life Center. For more information call 7393944.

Child and Adult Care Food Program – Locations include: L. C. Jones Family Life Center, 23905 Hwy. 70, Heth, supper at 6 p.m. every 3rd Friday and Saturday; Lion of the Tribe of Judah, 105 Sneed St., Marked Tree supper every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 11:45 a.m.; New Bethel MB Church, 13 Swindle Rd., Earle, supper every Wednesday 7 p.m.; Kingdom Seekers International Ministry of the Arts, 1750 E. Broadway, West Memphis, supper every Wednesday 7:45 p.m., lunch Sundays at 1:30; House of Prayer Fellowship, 1217 2nd St., Earle, supper every 4th Sunday at 7:45 p.m.; and Total Deliverance Cathedral Church, 400 Commerce St., Earle, supper Monday through Friday after school at 3:45 p.m., Saturdays and days of no school, lunch at 12 p.m.

• Special Needs Advocacy Support Group – For Parents or Caregivers of children with special needs. Meetings every third Saturday at 9 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church, 573 N. Missouri St., West Memphis. For questions call Joni Medford at 901-493- 0338.

DivorceCare – 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Marion, in the Goodwin Life Center. Call 739-3944 for more information.

Crittenden County Christian Coalition Seeking Volunteers – The Coalition is seeking to recruit seniors, 55 plus and retirees, to work with youth throughout the year. There are no paid positions available. For more information call 901-573-7471.

Earle School District Free Meals – Participating in the National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program during the 2014/2015 school term. This is made possible through the US Department of Agriculture.

Medicine Ball Strength Training Class – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 a.m. at the County Extension Office, Marion. Call 739-3239 or visit the office at 116 Center St., Marion or e-mail vsimmions@

Free Yoga Classes – Ageless/Chair Yoga Class Monday 5-6 p.m.; Level I-II Classes 4:45-6:25 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday. Certified Yoga Instructor. Marion United Methodist Church, 739-3434.

Free Group Fitness Class – Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the US Army National Guard, 1700 N. Avalon St., West Memphis. For more information call 870-636-2350.

Steudlein Learning Center Accepting Applications – For the Arkansas Better Chance for School Success Program (ABC) The eligibility is based only on age, which is 3 on or before Aug. 1 and income. Applications are available at the ABC Building at 1600 Avondale, West Memphis. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Life Enrichment After School Program – Total Deliverance Cathedral Church, 400 Commerce St., Earle, free supper and free snack Monday through Friday 3:45-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for ages 2 to 18. Transportation available. 870-636-8798 or 870-792-0177.

St. Bernard’s Senior Life Center – Over 60, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch offered. Homedelivered meals available. Sign up at 103 S. Avalon, West Memphis. Food bank for seniors 60 and over every third Thursday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 870-702-7738.

• Foster Grandparents Needed – Be a mentor to a child from learning to read, to one-on-one tutoring and a friend. For more information call Rose Trosper, director, Foster Grandparent Program at 870-930-2240 or 800-6806950 or e-mail .

Free breakfast – Every second Saturday of each month, 8-9:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Edmondson. Rev. K.C. McKenney, pastor.

West Memphis School District — Meeting on the third Tuesday of the month, at 7 p.m. at 301 S. Avalon.

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