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— Just a reminder as spring approaches, we in Marion have a community garden.

There is both a Facebook page and a regular web site for those who aren’t on Facebook. Really hoping 2020 can be the year of putting the ‘community’ in Community Garden. We already have 7 rows of potatoes, onions, tulips, garlic, strawberries, peas and asparagus planted as well as a 2nd year Fig tree and new plum, apple, and cherry trees. The handicap accessible area is in the works as well.” – David Corbett, Community Gardens. Find out more at https://www.cccgardens.

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

— 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.

— 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.

(meetings currently on hold due to coronavirus pandemic)

— Come enjoy stories, crafts and a snack at the library, 100 N. Currie St., Marion every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. (library currently closed due to coronavirus.

Free wi-fi in library parking lot)

• 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.

(museum currently closed due to concerns over COVID-19)

• Civil Air Patrol — The 99th Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, will not be holding meetings until Monday, May 11. Civil Air Patrol is the official civilian auxiliary of the US Air Force with a program for youth ages 12 and up who are interested in aviation, search and rescue, entering the military and who would like to go on activities such as the International Air Cadet Exchange Program, powered flight encampments and much more. If you are an adult interested in working with young people, being part of search and rescue teams and wanting to be a part of an organization serving the community, state and nation for over 78 years, join us. For more information on the Civil Air Patrol, go to gocivilairpatrol. com. For local information contact Lt Col Larry Webster at 870-225-6849 or email to [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. (museum closed due to COVID-19)

• 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 information, call (870) 702-7530, or visit www.arkademia.org.

• 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.

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