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.

Delta Artist’s Society Paintings on Exhibit – now through Saturday, Nov. 24 at the West Memphis Public Library, Oliver and Avalon.

– Will be holding a Donation Drive on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 until 11 a.m. at 653 Hwy. 77. For a $5 donation,

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participants will get a small bag for clothes and a box for everything else. Now is the time to come get winter clothes, toys and decorations for Christmas, books for winter reading and so much more. The warehouse is full. Start your Christmas shopping now and help us help others in Crittenden County. No appointment is necessary.

Veterans Day Activities – Veterans Day will be observed on Monday, Nov. 12th at VFW Post 5225 with a ceremony at 11 a.m. The post is located at 406 S. Avalon in West Memphis. Commander Jerry Casey would like to invite everyone to the program.

West Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization Meetings – Joint MPO Policy and Technical Coordinating Committees meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. held at the West Memphis Civic Center, East Room, 212 W. Polk Ave., West Memphis. The public is invited to attend.

AARP Drivers Safety Class

– Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at East Ark Family Health Center, 900 N. 7th St., West Memphis. Class is open to everyone. NO TEST, with completion you file with your insurance company for a three year discount. AARP members $15 (must show your card), nonmembers $20. For more information or to reserve your seat contact: Garry or Gayle Hahne at 870339-2180

DeltaARTS Willy Wonka Jr. – Shows will be Nov. 15, Nov. 16 and Nov. 17. For more information call Jayne Stokes at 870-732-6260 or email .

The Nutcracker – Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at EACC, Forrest City. Tickets $25 adults/ $15 children 12 and under.

Good Neighbor Center and Memphis Food Bank Mobile Food Giveaway – Is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16 at Old St. Paul Church, 504 S. 8th St., West Memphis from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Vouchers are available until Nov. 14.

• West Memphis Church of God, 311 W. Bond St., West Memphis – Annual Winter Festival Saturday, Nov. 17. Doors will open at 8 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. This year there will be the famous bake sale, Sugar Plum Cafe and Country Store. Pictures with Santa from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a Reindeer Crossing and a silent auction and outdoor vendors.

Dunbar Creative Learning Center – Now Accepting New Applications “Infant and Toddler Program” Ages 6 weeks to 36 months, 320 Lee Street, Earle (behind the church). Open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop-Ins Welcome. State Licensed, C.P.R. Certified. All meals included, experienced care givers. DCC/CCDF Voucher and Self Pay Accepted. For more information call Mrs. Sharla Chase at 870-5145577.

Commodity Distribution Program – The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas conducts four to five commodity food distributions annually at 20 different sites in 11 counties. Key Food Bank staff, with the help of several local volunteers, set up a one-day food panty at advertised locations throughout the year. Families or individuals are given this food free of charge, and eligibility is based on the household’s combined monthly income. To verify income eligibility contact our USDA coordinator Keith Livesay at or at 870-932-3663.

After School Meals Program – Wonder City, 412 S. 25th Street is providing a free at-risk after school program from 2:30 until 6 p.m. As an enhancement to our afterschool program, we will also participate in the CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), which provides snacks and meals to all children ages 5-18, regardless of race, sex, or disability. Snack Time (3:30 p.m.) and Meal Time (5 p.m.) . If more information is needed, please call 870-735-7592. Other program and feeding locations will be Academies of West Memphis, 501 West Broadway

Purchase Birth & Death Certificates – At Crittenden County Health Unit, Vital Records Department, 901 N. 7th St., West Memphis during office hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Birth Certificate $12 ($10 for each additional copy) and Death Certificates $10 ($8 for each additional copy). You can still purchase certificates at 4815 W. Markham St., Little Rock, AR 72205.

American Legion Charity Bingo – Mondays at 7 p.m. at 150 Legion Rd. across from the speedway race track. If we have 35 people we will pay $100 per game. We will play old program. Early bird starts at 6:45. Call 870-735-8803 after 4 p.m.

Families in Transition – provides support groups for victims of domestic violence as well as teen dating violence. We also provide 'Safe Dates' Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum to schools, youth groups and any organization focusing on youth ages 12 and up. If you are interested in attending a support group or participating in 'Safe Dates', please contact ° G E M Aeaxtanmy =

Nyya Denson at 870-7324077. All services are provided free of charge through State and Federal funding.

• G E M Academy – Inside The Word on the Move Tabernacle, 2703 E. Broadway, West Memphis – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. We offer education enrichment classes for children 1st to 3rd grade. For more information or to register for 2018 contact our School Director Mrs. Marlena Davis at 870-394-4792.

YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South Sponsor USDA Food Program – at the YMCA Avondale Elementary After School Care, 1402 Crestmere St., West Memphis, YMCA Marion Elementary After School Care, 133 E. Military Rd., Marion and YMCA Marion Intermediate After School Care, 100 L. H. Polk Dr., Marion.

Child and Adult Care Food Program – The 15th Street Child Care Development Center is participating in the Child and Adult 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 130 South 14th Street in West Memphis. The program will provide breakfast, lunch and a p.m. snack, Monday-Friday.

Woolfolk Public Library Story Hour – Come enjoy stories, crafts and a snack at the library, 100 N. Currie St., Marion every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

Al-Anon & Alateen meetings – Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at 1233 Park Drive, West Memphis. Call 870-635-9155. Go to

Edmondson Councilmembers Meeting – Meeting permanently changed to 9 a.m. every 2nd Monday of the month.

Fish Fry the Last Friday in each month – VFW Post 5225, 406 S. Avalon, West Memphis. Eat in or carry out.

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