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Democratic Primary Candidate Forum


The Democratic Central Committee will be hosting a Primary Forum for local, state and federal candidates in the May primary, on Thursday, April 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the West Memphis Civic Center. Hear from candidates and from party leadership. Special guests include State Senators Joyce Elliott and Keith Ingram, Crittenden County Judge Woody Wheeless, West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon, members of the Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus, the Federation of Democratic Women, Stonewall Democrats and the Arkansas Democratic Faith Caucus. The public is invited.

Save the date: Saturday, April 30, 2022. Art on the Levee is back and in-person, but in a new location – the Commissary in Mound City, 191 Dacus Rd, Marion. The popular benefit pARTy and art auction for DeltaARTS, is returning to a live, in-person event for its 10th year – and with a new location! This beloved event, which celebrates Delta artists while supporting the artsin- education programs of DeltaARTS, will now take place at the historical Commissary in Mound City, Arkansas. Art on the Levee will feature a silent art auction with easy online bidding while guests enjoy Gus’s Fried Chicken cooked fresh onsite and Tacker’s Shake Shack’s famous fried pies, along with libations, live music, and more, all set against the beautiful Delta landscape! “Have a Heart, Support the Arts!”

Main Street West Memphis presents the return of Blues Off Broadway, featuring free live music every Thursday in May, from 6 to 9 p.m., 212 W. Polk. Blues, Brwes & Food. Scheduled to appear are, May 5: Infinity Band, a Classic Soul Band with a Twist; May 12: Lucious Spiller Blues Band with special guest Watermelon Slim; May 19: Akeem Kemp and Albert King, Jr.; May 26: Baunie & Soul and Johnie B. & Queen Iretta.

Invite your friends and help spread the word!

Lawn chairs welcome. No coolers.

The Marion Chamber of Commerce presents Spring on the Square, Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This Arts & Crafts fair at the Marion Courthouse Square will feature a wide variety of vendors with something for everyone. Sponsored by Willowbend of Marion, Baptist-Crittenden and Southland Casino Racing. Vendor registration forms are available at marionarchamber. org.

“You don’t have to be a hero all the time.”

Saturday, May 21, the West Memphis Area Alumnae Chapter’s Mental Health Committee presents a special event at the West Memphis Public Library, 500 E.

Broadway. Come learn about important self-care strategies, the effects of stress on your physical, mental and spiritual health, and how keeping the “cape” on can ultimately hurt you more than help you. There will be Continued on Page 13 NEWS BRIEFS (cont.)

games, activities and prizes for attendees. 10 a.m. until noon. This is a free event. Limited spots are available. Get more informationat [email protected]

Saturday, May 21, Esperanza Bonanza presents Family Fun Day & Fishing Derby, at the Marion Sports Complex.

Free to the community: Outdoor activities, food trucks, fishing, BB gun shooting, archery, canoeing, fish cleaning and cooking demo, health and wellness screenings and more. Visit gofish.agfc.

Mark your calendars for the inaugural SSGT Taylor Hoover 5K, honoring one of the Fallen 13 Heroes of Kabul.

Saturday, Sept. 3, at Worthington Park in West Memphis. Food trucks, music, vendors and much more.

Battle of the Boards Charcuterie Board competition, Saturday, Oct. 8, during the Marion Chamber of Commerce’s Hogs on the Square Razorbacks watch party.

See whose board is the best and enjoy some football action while you taste!

Crittenden County Crime Stoppers Earn cash helping local law enforcement solve crimes. Call (870) 732-4444, 24 hours a day, 7 days week with tips.

Rewards of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest. Your identity will remain anonymous. All tips kept confidential.

Marion School Board The Marion School District has released its calendar for the monthly School Board meetings for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year. All meetings are held at 6 p.m., at the Central Office, 200 Manor Street, in Marion. Meetings will take place on: May 19, and June 16. The public is invited to attend.

‘Making Hope Contagious’ Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1105 Balfour Rd., in West Memphis, is “Making Hope Contagious!” Come join us! Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning services are now held in the sanctuary, (with social distancing), and posted on the church website by 3 p.m. Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting followed by Bible study in the Main Building and posted to Cornerstone WM Study Group on Facebook by Thursday morning. Join the Cornerstone WM Study Group to join in. No Sunday evening services until further notice. For more info go to www.cornerstone Billy Oyler – Pastor Old St. Paul Services Old St. Paul MB Church has returned to in-person worship services at 10 a.m. each Sunday morning. Please join us for our Zoom and Facebook live Sunday School at 8:45 a.m. each Sunday and Facebook live Bible Study each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. @oldstpaul church.

Join Host Pastor Frederick Anthony and First Lady Eair Anthony – “We are a church that grows people and glorifies God!”

St. Michael’s Catholic Parish hosts Tuesday Night Bingo every week.

Open to everyone ages 18 and up. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. Smoke free and alcohol free.

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