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The Crittenden County Election Commission is looking for poll workers for the upcoming March 1 voting. For qualifying criteria or to apply online, go to www.crittcopollworkers. com, call 870-514-5501, or visit the Election Commission office, 100 Court Street, in Marion.
• West Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization – Soliciting public comments concerning the long range transportation plan. Please contact the MPO at 796 W. Broadway, West Memphis, 72301. If you have comments or questions call, fax or e-mail at 870-735-8148; Fax 870-735-8158; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• County Extension Meeting
– Pesticide Applicator Training Wednesday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m. at the Extension Office in Marion. Corn, Cotton and Grain Sorghum Production Meeting at the Extension Office Thursday, Feb. 18; Sprayer Clinic Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Cotton Research Station in Marianna 9 a.m.; and Pesticide Applicator Training Saturday, March 19 at 9 a.m. at the Extension Office in Marion.
• Crittenden County Retired Teachers Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Marion School District Administration Office, 200 Manor, Marion. An AARP representative will present the program on “Being Caregivers.” All Crittenden County School District retires are invited to attend the meeting and join CCRTA.
• United Auto Workers Retirees Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Grecian Steak House, 210 Airport Rd,, Paragould.
• Earle School District Parent Teacher Student Conferences – Thursday, Feb. 11, from 2 to 6 p.m. Each campus will host its own visits with the parents, guardians and stakeholders.
• A Sweetheart Gala – Saturday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 2403 E. Barton West Memphis. Donation: $10. Dress: Semi-Formal. Food, prizes and entertainment. Rev. Larry Banks, pastor.
• Innovative Dance Competition Open Call comes to West Memphis – Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday Feb. 14 at the West Memphis Civic Auditorium. For more information visit www.opencallcompetition.co m or e-mail info@opencallcompetition. com.
• Crittenden County Landlords Association Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 18.
• Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m.
• 69th Annual Chamber Banquet – Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Special guest speaker the Honorable Jim Strickland, Mayor of Memphis to be held at the Starting Gate Event Center, Southland Park Gaming and Racing, West Memphis. Call or e-mail the Chamber office for ticket and table information.
• Annual Leaders as Readers Program – Thursday, Feb. 25, 8:30 until 10 a.m. at Faulk Elementary School, 908 Vanderbilt, West Memphis. All men in the community are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information contact Janice Donald or Lori Knowlton at 735-5252 to RSVP.
• St. Michael’s School 10th Annual Auction & Raffle – Saturday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Country Club. Silent Auction 6 to 9 p.m. Live Auction 8:15 p.m. Music, dancing, bidding, libations and fine fare. Tickets $50. Drawing for 2016 Polaris 570 Ranger tickets $25. For more information call 7351730.
• The Crittenden Conservation District – Is now registering irrigation wells for usage on farms for 2015. The deadline to register is Feb. 29. The district will be registering wells Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please contact Debbie Greer at 739-4464, ext. 104 or come by 1 Natural Resources Drive, Marion.
• Emergency Preparedness Event – Thursday, March 3, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Deneke Hall, 215 N. Missouri St., West Memphis. For additional information contact: Crystal Moore, County Administrator, Crittenden County Health Unit 870-7353443.
• Democratic Central Committee – DCC meets Monday, March 7, at 6 p.m., in the Quorum Court room at the County Courthouse.
• Tommy Goldsby Wild Game Dinner & Auction – Saturday, March 12, 6:30 p.m. at the Shop at Mark Pirani Farms, Marion. Benefiting the Thomas B. Goldsby, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for currently enrolled students at Arkansas State University Mid-South.
• Steudlein Learning Center 4th Annual Fish Fry – Friday, March 18, 5 to 7 p.m. Drive-Thru Only. 1600 Avondale Circle, West Memphis. $12 includes fish, French fries, hushpuppies, slaw and homemade dessert. To purchase tickets call 7339950. Must present ticket. Proceeds to benefit Steudlein students.
• 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 Center Coordinator at 870733-6069.
• Wonder High Gathering – Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 26-28 in Nashville, Tennessee. Hostesses: Willie Mae Simpson Peete 615-228-8844 (H) and 615-364-5481 (C) and Magnolia Smothers Davis 615-255-1340 (H) and 615513-3496 (C). Letters will be mailed by the last of January. If you have not received one by that time call one of the numbers above.
• Water Use Reporting For 2015 – The Crittenden Conservation District is now registering irrigation wells for usage on farms for 2015. As a registered water user you are protecting your rights to the use of an equitable amount of surface water in times of shortage and to establish ground water rights within critical areas. Act of 154 of 1991 requires users of ground and surface water be assessed an annual fee in the amount of $10 per well and relift site. Act 408 of 1989 provides for the collection of a late registration penalty. Any person who fails to register a well or relift site by the deadline shall be subject to a penalty for each year they fail to register. The district will be registering wells Monday-Thursday, from 8:30 – 4:30. Please contact Debbie Greer at 870-7394464, ext. 104 or come by: 1 Natural Resources Drive, Marion.
• DivorceCare – First Baptist Church Marion on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. It is a 13 week session held in room 106 ending May 10.
• 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.
• Poll Workers Needed –