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.

– The General Mission of First Missionary Baptist Church, 434 S. 12th St., West Memphis, will provide clothing to the community on Friday Aug. 11 and Saturday Aug. 12 in the Fellowship Hall. The public is welcome.

Car Wash and Fish Fry – Second St. John MB Church, 305 Ingram Blvd. West Memphis Saturday, Aug. 12 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. $5 for cars and trucks, no SUVs. Fish plates $7. Snow cones $1 large, $.50 medium. Sponsored by Second Saint John Youth Department.

Second Lecture in Series of Six Talk on Diabetes – Held at First United Methodist Church Saturday, Aug. 12 from 12 to 1 p.m. at 215 N. Missouri St., West Memphis. Lisa Duke, Certified Diabetes Educator, will give a short talk and then take questions from participants. Light refreshments will be served. Participants will also have a chance to win at $150 VISA card if they attend at least three of the events in West Memphis. The drawing will be held on the day of the last event. Space is limited so call or text Christina Standerfer, event coordinator, 501-7726173 to reserve your space.

Philadelphia MBC Car Wash – Saturday 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Auto Zone in West Memphis. Cars $5. Trucks $10. Donations accepted.

2nd Annual Back 2 School Haircuts – Sunday, Aug. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. Second Baptist Church, 536 Eureka St., Turrell.

Annual Education Is The Key Donor Day #2 – Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Walmart Neighborhood Market (Marion). Proceeds benefit the ASU Mid-South Foundation and the United Way of SMC in partnership with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.

Called Planning Commission Meeting – Monday, Aug. 14, 5:30 p.m., at City Hall. The purpose of this called meeting is to resolve unanswered questions pertaining to the site plan for the I-55 Interstate Body Shop and Auto Sales.

Delta Market – Every third Tuesday through October (Aug. 15, Sept. 19 and Oct. 17) at the ASU-Mid South north campus parking lot with food, produce flowers, crafts, art and merchandise. New times are 3 to 7 p.m.

Families In Transition Support Group Meetings – For victims of domestic violence. If interested in attending a support group contact Nyya Denson at 870-7324077. Nyya can be reached on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m.

• Sing 4 a Cure – Marion Church of God in Christ along with New Bethel COGIC will present a special evening of musical entertainment ‘Sing 4 a Cure.’ Choirs, Soloist and Musicians of North East Arkansas hosts a Gospel/Christian Concert Saturday, Aug. 19 beginning at 5 p.m. to be held at Beautiful Zion MB Church, 420 S. 15th St., West Memphis. Proceeds from the event will go to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. For more information go to or contact Maurice Fuller at 501-3980641 or Tamar Brown at 870340-1103.

2nd Annual Back to School Drive – Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the VFW, 406 S. Avalon, West Memphis. Sponsored by LAAD Staffing Inc., Sisterhood, Dorothy’s Enterprises and Maben’s Senior and Youth Activities Program. For more information call 901-650-3195 or 870514-8415.

Eclipse Event at the West Memphis Public Library – You might have heart that a large swath of the United States will experience a total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21st. West Memphis does not fall within that swath, but we will experience a partial solar eclipse with a .94 magnitude. This means that the maximum view of the sun will be a tiny sliver at the eclipse's peak. So, the West Memphis Public Library is hosting an Almost Total Eclipse event for all ages from 1 to 2 p.m. Weather permitting, we will gather in Hicks Park adjacent to the library and watch while the moon crosses the sun. Eclipse glasses will be provided while supplies last, as well as eclipse-themed snacks. In the case of inclement weather, the library will live stream the eclipse in our conference room. The next time there will be an eclipse of this magnitude will be in 2024, so don't miss this opportunity to see such a rare celestial event! The West Memphis Public Library is located at 213 N. Avalon and the phone number is (870) 732-7590.

Wonder City Boys and Girls Club Summer Food Program – We will only serve breakfast (8 to 9 a.m.) and lunch (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) at 412 S. 25th St., West Memphis. We will no longer serve at The Academies of West Memphis.

Edmondson Wedlock Alumni Association Labor Day Tentative Weekend Itinerary – Friday, Sept. 1, 6:30 p.m. Meet & Greet Comfort Suites, West Memphis. Saturday, Sept. 2, Parade Step Off from Lloyd Campbell Park, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, Gala Celebration “Ron’s Place” 7 p.m. Tickets $25. Sunday, Sept. 3, Cook Out “Ron’s Place” 2 p.m. Edmondson. For more information contact Sylestine Mack at 870-7322039.

Arkansas Connection Rebirth – Sponsored by J.S. Phelix Alumni Committee Sept. 16, 1 to 6 p.m. at Wonder City Boys and Girls Club, 412 S. 25th St., West Memphis. Advance payment per person 10 yrs. old and up $25, day of event 10 yrs. old and up $35. All ages under 10 yrs. old free. All advance payments should be mailed to J.S. Phelix Alumni, P.O. Box 5591, West Memphis, AR 72303. Fun, Food, Fellowship, Games and Laughter. For more information contact Mary Brown Catha at 901-828-4913.

Pride of Ruth/St. Peters #336 Back to School Rally – Monday, Sept. 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 211 S. 13th St., West Memphis. Giving away school supplies, voter registration, information on healthy eating habits for children and information on bullying. Officers Nichelle Murray W.M., Eddie West W.P. Cheryl Ross A.M., Leola Tate, secretary, Gloria Catha, assistant secretary, Annie Johnson, treasurer. Contact Cheryl Ross for additional information at 901-568-7218.

Clothing to the Community