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MPO Making Plans

MPO Making Plans


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MPO Making Plans

— The West Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is soliciting public comments concerning the upcoming FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).

This Initial comment period will end on April 1, 2020. The purpose of the UPWP is to identify all transportation related planning activities that will be undertaken during the project year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Through this program, the local transportation planning process provides a series of work tasks and related these to the overall planning process. Please contact the MPO at 796 West Broadway West Memphis, AR 72301 if you would like to review the current FY 2020 UPWP or if you have comments or questions concerning the transportation planning process. Telephone No. 870-735-8148; FAX No. 870-735-8158. E-mail: [email protected] net . This document may also be reviewed at the MPO’s web site at and the following locations: West Memphis City Hall, 205 South Redding, West Memphis, AR 72301; Office of the Crittenden County Judge, Court House, Marion, AR 72364; Marion City Hall, 14 Military Road, Marion, AR 72364; Public Library Oliver at Avalon, West Memphis, AR, 72301; Sunset City Hall, 300 Highway 77 Bypass, Marion, AR 72364; Woolfolk Library 100 Currie Marion, AR, 72364.

— Mondays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at 1233 Park Drive, West Memphis. Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations. Alateen is a fellowship of young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By attending Alateen, teenagers meet other teenagers with similar situations. There are no fees or dues to join. Call (870) 636-2390, or go to

— West Memphis High School Class of 1974-'75 are making plan for a funfilled weekend of mixing and mingling, reconnecting with old friends, reminiscing the fun and good times the weekend of June 26-28, 2020. Rooms reservations can be made at LaQuinta Inn by Wyndham 1550 N. 6th St., West Memphis by June 19.

Registration fee is $100 per person, non-refundable, $50 due by Feb. 29, 2020, and the remaining balance by April 25.

Payments can be mailed to WMHS, P.O. Box 935, West Memphis, AR 72303.

Also, for the latest updates go to ISE:WMHS Class of 74 & 75.

— First Baptist Church of West Memphis is proud to announce their podcast “First Importance.” Go to to choose your favorite platform and subscribe.

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.

Caregiver Support Group — The Family Caregiver Support Program of East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging will hold its next monthly scheduled meeting for residents in the area on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m., at the Senior Life Center, 318 Tyler St., West Memphis. The support group provides those who are caring for elderly or disabled adults the opportunity to meet others who share the same responsibilities. Groups are run by professionals and can help caregivers devise productive strategies for dealing with stress that may arise around difficult decisions.

The group provides education on diseases and conditions, stress and managing the care of others, available resources, emotional support and a quarterly newsletter. Area caregivers are encouraged to attend, and they are welcome to bring friends or family members. There is no fee to attend. For more information, call Janis Waddy, 870-494-3300. To refer a senior to home care, call 800-467-3278 or visit

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.

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.

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.

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]

Crittenden County Crime Stoppers — Call 870-732-4444, 24 hours a day with tips. Rewards up to $2,000. Identification of tipsters kept confidential.

The Crittenden County Museum — Displays on history of Crittenden County in Earle in the former Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot, 1112 Main St. Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays and 2 to 5 p.m.

Sunday. No admission fee; donations accepted.

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

Looking for a Pet? — Call the Marion Animal Shelter at 739-5412.

Adoption fees are $100 for dogs, $75 for cats. 1101 L.H. Polk Ext. Blanket donations accepted.

40 & 8 Club — Steak night Wednesdays. Fish fry every third Friday of the month at 152 Legion Road, West Memphis. 735-0866.

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.

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. For more information call Mrs. Sharla Chase at 870-514-5577.

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.

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 contact our School Director Mrs.

Marlena Davis at 870-394-4792.

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.

VFW Fish Fry — Last Friday each month at VFW Post 5225, 406 S. Avalon, West Memphis. Eatin or carry-out.

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 S. 14th Street in West Memphis.

The program will provide breakfast, lunch and a p.m. snack, Monday-Friday.

American Legion Post 53 Fish Fry — First Friday of every month.

Food served from 5 to 8 p.m. Karaoke every Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. Bingo Monday’s at 7 p.m., 150 Legion Road.


Arkansas State University Degree Center

— Offering admission, advising, and scholarship information/assistance for students interested in attending Arkansas State University-Jonesboro on the ASU Mid-South campus. Students can major in Criminology, Business, Nursing, or Education and live locally. Assistance is available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information call, Kennidi Ridgell, Degree.

15th Street Childcare Development Center — Announced its sponsorship of the USDA Food Program. Meals will be available at no separate charge or at a reduced charge for National School Lunch Program and at no charge for Child and Adult Care Program.

Volunteer Drivers Needed — Jim Fiveash, the commander of the American Legion Post 53 needs Volunteer Van Drivers to transport veterans who live in Crittenden County to their VA appointments at the Memphis VA Medical Center and the new Primary Clinic in East Memphis. A 10 passenger transportation van will be furnished by the VA. For requirements and information contact Patrick Kennedy, LCSW, at 901-523-8990, ext. 5540.

American Red Cross Volunteers Needed — Join the Crittenden County Disaster Action Team (DAT). For volunteer requirements and more information contact Elzadia Washington at 870-635-1955 or 501-228-4202.

Feeding/Mentoring Program — Free Food at Barton Court Apartments for ages 5-18 sponsored by USDAAt Risk Program: 3:15 p.m. Supper, 4:15 p.m. Snack.

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.

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