• West Memphis School Election —
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The West Memphis School District is requesting a Tax Levy of 36.5. This is an increase of 7.5 from the rate presently being levied.
Vote today at the following locations from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Bragg Elementary, Faulk Elementary, Maddux Elementary, Richland Elementary, Weaver Elementary, Jackson-Wonder Elementary, East Junior High, West Junior High, Wonder Junior High, and West Memphis High School in West Memphis, and Bond’s Marine Store, in Hughes.
High will be celebrating their 35th year class reunion, October 1112, 2019. Still trying to find classmates.
Call Vivia L. Ross at 870225-3565 for more information.
• Global Academy USDA Food Program — Global Academy, Inc., located at 301 N. 7th St., in West Memphis, is participating in the USDA Food Program.
Meals will be available at no charge or at a reduced rate to enrolled persons at the above location.
Eligibility is determined by income and household size.
For more infromation, call (870) 702-7530, or visit www. arkademia.org.
• Bethel AME Community Grant Program — Larry Banks, pastor of the Bethel AME Church, 2304 E. Barton Ave., was recently awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant for the 20192020 school year by the U.S. Department of Education. Applications are now being accepted for a maximum of 100 students to participate in the program that will be held at Maddux Elementary School, 2100 E. Barton Ave. Once the 100 positions are filled, all others will be placed on a standby list. Applications for children in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 may be picked up at Bethel AME Church or at Maddux Elementary School during back to school registration.
The program director is Sheri Lowe and the site coordinator
is Karmen McNutt.
• Community Prayer —
Community of Prayer Service (COPS) will be holding a prayer service Thursday, Sept. 12 at Grace Baptist Church, 1399 Missouri St., West Memphis,
at 7 p.m. The service is being held “in the wake of increased crime and drug issues.” Everyone is welcome to attend.
• 40 & 8 Club — Steak night Wednesdays. Fish fry every third Friday of the month at 152 Legion Road, West Memphis. 735-0866.
• ‘Making Hope Contagious’ — ‘Making Hope Contagious’ at Cornorstone Baptist Church, 1105 Balfour Rd., West Memphis, an auction and fundraiser event, was originally set for Saturday, Sept. 7. The gathering will now take place on Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning at 2 p.m.
The auction is called Making Hope Contagious. The public is invited to participate. For more information go to www.
• Crittenden County Health Unit — The Crittenden County Health Unit will have special extended hours every Tuesday from 8 a.m.
until 6 p.m. These adjusted hours give the unit the opportunity to stay open later to accommodate those who are not able to come during normal business hours. Clinical services that are available include: Women, Infants & Children (WIC), nutrition counseling and support, birth control pick-ups, Depo shots, sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening and services, and immunizations. Family Planning Late Clinic will be the third Tuesday each month. For more information on services and regular hours call 870-735-4334. Local health units can be found online at www.healthy.arkansas.gov.
• Master Gardeners of Crittenden County Seminar — Saturday, Sept. 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Marion First Baptist Church, 2137 Hwy. 77, Marion.
Registration 8:30 a.m., welcome and invocation 9 a.m., growing vegetables by Tom Mashour, 10:30 a.m. All about herbs with Evelyn Mosley, 12 p.m.
lunch, 1 p.m. cooking fresh with David Lycidas, and 2 p.m. preserving the bounty with Meredith Wayman.
Pre-registration postmaked by Aug. 15 – $20. After Aug.
15 – $25. Includes tea/coffee, lunch and workshop materials. For questions contact Russ Parker, County Extension
• Mass Flu Clinics — The Crittenden County Health Department will be having a mass flu clinic Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Insured participants are asked to bring their insurance cards. For those individuals who do not have insurance coverage, there will be no charge. A second flu clinic will be held in Marion Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., at the Marion First Baptist Church.
• 13th Annual Hometown Crawfordsville Harvest Festival — Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Music, car show, Veterans parade, arts, craft and great food. Paw Patrol will be here this year in the children’s area, drawings for great prizes and also the silent auction will be back again. For more information contact any of the following committee members: Terri Watson at 901262-4874, Corine Miller at 870-823-6000, Jo Zachary at 870-514-6143, Susan Marotti at 870-636-5822, or Joe Marotti at 870-514-0146. The deadline for vendor registration is Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.