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Blues Off Broadway


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 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 games, activities and prizes for attendees. 10 a.m. until noon. This is a free event. Limited spots are available. Reserve yours or get more information today at [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

SSGT Taylor Hoover Memorial 5K 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. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Race start time 10 a.m. More tocome!

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! More details to come.

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.

‘Making Hope Contagious’ Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1105 Balfour Rd., Continued on Page 12 NEWS BRIEFS (cont.)

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 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. Concessions available.

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

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 hornets99compsq

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

First Baptist Church West Memphis invites you to join us for our morning church service at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. You may also watch our live stream on, or on YouTube (search for First Baptist Church West Memphis) at 10:30 a.m.

Both will be available to watch later on both platforms. If you watch on YouTube please subscribe. Find out more on the FBCWM Facebook.

Pets Available for Adoption Looking for a Pet? Call the Marion Animal Shelter at (870) 739-5412.

Adoption fees are $100 for dogs, $75 for cats.

1101 L.H. Polk Extended.

Cash, food and blanket donations gladly accepted.

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.

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