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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.

• Crittenden County Election Commission – Will conduct logic and accuracy testing on voting machines, open to the public, for the March 1 Primary Elections at 116 Center Street, Marion on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 9 a.m.

The Crittenden County Election Commission is looking for poll workers for the upcoming March 1 voting. For qualifying criteria or to apply online, go to www.crittcopollworkers. com, call 870-514-5501, or visit the Election Commission office, 100 Court Street, in Marion.

• West Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization Meetings – Technical Coordinating Committee Meeting Thursday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m.; and MPO Policy Committee Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. All meetings at the West Memphis City Hall, 205 S. Redding. For additional information call 870-735-8148 or bce@sbcglobal. net.

• 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

• Bring Your Child to the Library Day – Saturday, Feb. 6, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Woolfolk Library, 100 N. Currie St., Marion There will be arts and crafts, story time, snacks and more!

• County Extension Meeting

– Pesticide Applicator Training Wednesday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m. at the Extension Office in Marion. Corn, Cotton and Grain Sorghum Production Meeting at the Extension Office Thursday, Feb. 18; Sprayer Clinic Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Cotton Research Station in Marianna 9 a.m.; and Pesticide Applicator Training Saturday, March 19 at 9 a.m. at the Extension Office in Marion.

• Crittenden County Retired Teachers Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Marion School District Administration Office, 200 Manor, Marion. An AARP representative will present the program on “Being Caregivers.” All Crittenden County School District retires are invited to attend the meeting and join CCRTA.

• 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.

Crittenden County Landlords Association Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 18.

• 69th Annual Chamber Banquet – Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Special guest speaker the Honorable Jim Strickland, Mayor of Memphis to be held at the Starting Gate Event Center, Southland Park Gaming and Racing, West Memphis. Call or e-mail the Chamber office for ticket and table information.

• St. Michael’s School 10th Annual Auction & Raffle – Saturday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Country Club. Silent Auction 6 to 9 p.m. Live Auction 8:15 p.m. Music, dancing, bidding, libations and fine fare. Tickets $50. Drawing for 2016 Polaris 570 Ranger tickets $25. For more information call 7351730.

• Word On The Move Ministries, 2703 E. Broadway, West Memphis – Helping the hurting find relief through Holy writings every third Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 870-394-4596. Apostle Adam Davis, 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.

• 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.

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 901-4930338.

• Poll Workers Needed –

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