News Briefs

News Briefs

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

– Is now registering irrigation wells for usage on farms for 2015. The deadline to register is Feb. 29. The district will be registering wells Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please contact Debbie Greer at 739-4464, ext. 104 or come by 1 Natural Resources Drive, Marion.

• The Black History Museum – at Wonder Elementary School is open to the public for viewing from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Parent Center. The museum will be available until Friday, March 11th. Please come out and see the contributions African Americans have to our society. Leeman Brown is the Principal.

• West Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization – Soliciting public comments concerning the long range transportation plan. Please contact the MPO at 796 W. Broadway, West Memphis, 72301. If you have comments or questions call, fax or e-mail at 870-735-8148; Fax 870-735-8158; or

Bingo For Books! – At the Academies of West Memphis Thursday, March 3, at 6 p.m. at the school’s Library Media Center. There will be prizes, including free books that students will get to take home. Light refreshments provided.

Emergency Preparedness Event – Thursday, March 3, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Deneke Hall, 215 N. Missouri St., West Memphis. For additional information contact: Crystal Moore, County Administrator, Crittenden County Health Unit 870-7353443.

• Ducks Unlimited Banquet

– Saturday, March 5. at Greenway Equipment, Hwy. 64, Marion. Over 25 guns, two sets of tires, and much more to be auctioned and raffled. For more information on the banquet, prices or being a volunteer contact Justin Callahan at 870-636-1701.

• Marion Chamber of Commerce Community Rummage Sale – Saturday, March 5, 7 a.m. until noon in the back parking lot of the Marion United Methodist Church. 12’ x 16’ Booth space available for $25. Permit and classified ad paid for by Marion Chamber. Call Tracy Brick at 739-6041 to reserve a booth.

• Families In Transition’s Annual Soup Sunday – Sunday, March 6 at Shake Shack, 400 Military Rd, Marion, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bill of fare will include Chili, with the option of Frito Pie, Vegetable Beef, Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soups, Plain, Broccoli and Cheese, Soft Drinks, Tea and a variety of home-made desserts. Drive-thru service will be available. All proceeds go to Families in Transition and will be used to further the transitional shelter and the prevention of domestic violence. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For tickets or additional information call 870-732-4077 or contact any board member. Tickets are also available at Shake Shack.

• Democratic Central Committee – DCC meets Monday, March 7, at 6 p.m., in the Quorum Court room at the County Courthouse.

• Wonder High School Alumni Association Meeting

– All Alumni and friends are cordially invited to attend our quarterly meeting on Monday, March 7 at Margarita’s from 4 to 7 p.m. Dutch Treat! Contacts are Ora Breckenridge at 901-486-1508 or Shirley Patton Brown at 901-270-7980.

• County Extension Meeting

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

• Marion Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon – Thursday, March 10, 12 noon at Funkee’s Cafe, 2895 Hwy. 77, Marion. ‘Waste & Recycling: From Burden to Benefit’ presented by Don Curran, Virco Mfg. Conway Division and Cherie O’Mary Executive Director AR Recycling Coalition. $12 per person, seating limited. Call Tracy Brick at 871-739-6041 for reservations.

• First Annual Ascent Community Fair – FREE Saturday, March 12 from 12 to 4 p.m. located at New Hope Baptist Church in Lakeshore Estates, 377 Estates Drive, Marion. Bring the whole family for food, music, Bouncy House, cotton candy, face painting and more.

• Tommy Goldsby Wild Game Dinner & Auction – Saturday, March 12, 6:30 p.m. at the Shop at Mark Pirani Farms, Marion. Benefiting the Thomas B. Goldsby, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for currently enrolled students at Arkansas State University Mid-South.

• Steudlein Learning Center 4th Annual Fish Fry – Friday, March 18, 5 to 7 p.m. Drive-Thru Only. 1600 Avondale Circle, West Memphis. $12 includes fish, French fries, hushpuppies, slaw and homemade dessert. To purchase tickets call 7339950. Must present ticket. Proceeds to benefit Steudlein students.

• Arkansas State University Degree Center – Offering admission, advising, and scholarship information/assistance for students interested in attending Arkansas State University-Jonesboro on the ASU Mid-South campus. Students can major in Criminology, Business, Nursing, or Education and live locally. Assistance is available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call, Kennidi Ridgell, Degree Center Coordinator at 870733-6069.

West Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization – Is soliciting public comments concerning the upcoming FY 2017 Unified Planning Work Program. If you have comments or questions concerning the transportation planning process call 870-735-8148 or fax 870-735-8158 or e-mail This document may be reviewed at the MPO’s web site at and the following locations: West Memphis City Hall,205 S. Redding, West Memphis or Marion City Hall, 14 Military Rd., Marion.

The Gatsby Gala Raffle – Benefitting Junior Auxiliary of Crittenden County. Raffle for an EZ GO Express S4 Golf Cart Saturday, April 9th at Southland Park Racing and Gaming. Tickets ($25) may be purchased at Barton Powersports, Greenway Equipment and The Merry Magnolia or by contacting

• Boys & Girls Club Signups – T-Ball, Baseball, Softball & Soccer. Also having a Volleyball Clinic Monday, April 25 through Thursday, April 30. Cost is $25. Camp is sponsored by West Memphis School District & Boys & Girls Club. Instructors, West Memphis Volleyball Coaches Erin Neeley & Jeannie Crader.

• 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.

• Earle Dunbar School Reunion 2016 – The weekend of Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29. Reunion lodging at the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center, 2007 S. Service Rd., West Memphis. Arthur D. Sanders, president. For information contact Mauzie Jones Furlow at 870732-3771.

• 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.

• DivorceCare – First Baptist Church Marion on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. It is a 13 week session held in room 106 ending May 10.

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.

Anthonyville Community Meeting – Second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the community building.

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.

Woolfolk Public Library – BOOKit! a book discussion group, meets every third Thursday each month at 10 a.m. Go to www.woolfolklibrary. org, or on Facebook or call 739-3238.


Crimestoppers — Call 870-732-4444, 24 hours a day with tips. Rewards up to $2,000. Identification of tipsters kept confidential.

The Crittenden Conservation District