• Candidate Filing Period —
The Evening Times prints briefs about events for organizations, schools and governmental agencies. News briefs are accepted at the Times office, by fax at (870) 735-1020 or by e-mail [email protected] Always include contact information.
In Crittenden County, candidates wishing to run in the Democratic Primary for Justice of the Peace, Constable, Democratic Central Committee member or County
to elect National Delegates may file at the DRED Building, located at 1750 E.
Broadway, in West Memphis. The filing period will last from Monday, Nov. 4, to Tuesday, Nov. 12, at noon.
Office hours are between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. County Representatives will play an important role in the 2020 Delegate Selection process.
The individuals selected to be County Representatives will attend a special Democratic State Convention on May 30, 2020, in Little Rock. There, these County Representatives will elect the delegates that Arkansas will send to the
• MPO Meeting — The West Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will hold a Joint MPO Policy and Technical Coordinating Committee meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m, at West Memphis City Hall, 205 S. Redding St., West Memphis. The public is invited to attend. If anyone has any comments or would like additional information contact the MPO at 870-7358148 or [email protected] or visit the website at wmats.org. If anyone needs assistance in attending these meetings contact the MPO office at 870-735-8148 at least five days prior to the meeting.
• Medical Resource Seminar — A special community event is set for Friday, Nov.
8, hosted by PremierChoice In-Home Care, 302 Main St., Hughes. The event will be a community resource and information program for medical services. The public is invited to the event which begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 1 p.m.
The event wil be held at the Eastgate Apartment Community Room. For furtrher information contact Sandra Cummings at 870-735-4411.
• Scholarship Auditions —
Young men and women from Crittenden County are invited to sign up and participate in the Ballet On Wheels scholarship auditions for this year and 2020. Those individuals interested can sign up Saturday, Nov. 9, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 1015 S. Cooper St., Memphis. The auditions are for ages 12 and up and are for full and partial scholarships.
Classes are available in all levels of ballet, jazz, contemporary an creative movement.
• Veterans Day Program —
V.F.W. Post 5225 and Commander Elvin Tate are inviting the public to the V.F.W. in West Memphis on Monday, Nov. 11, beginning at 11 a.m., for a special Veterans Day ceremony. Guest speakers, special music, and veterans from different eras and wars.
For more information, call (870) 739-4148.
• Civil Air Patrol — Civil Air Patrol meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the ASU Aviation Technical Center, 737 Taxiway Drive, in West Memphis. Young people ages 12 and up can join the cadet program. Adults are needed to support the cadet program and emergency service operations. For more information contact Lt. Col. Larry Webster at (870) 225-6849 or at [email protected]
• 40 & 8 Club — Steak night Wednesdays. Fish fry every third Friday of the month at 152 Legion Road, West Memphis. 735-0866.
• 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 Nyya Denson at 870-732-4077. All services are provided free of charge through State and Federal funding.
• 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 2019-2020 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.
• West Memphis Lions Club — The West Memphis Lions Club holds their meetings every first Tuesday and third Tuesday of each month at Shoney’s at noon.
Guests and new members are welcome. Anyone interested in more information can contact Willie Catha Jones at 870-735-6928.
• 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 870-514-5577.
• 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.
• 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.