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News Briefs

The Evening Times prints briefs about events for organizations, schools and governmental agencies. News briefs are accepted at the Times office, by fax at 735- 1020 or by e- mail news@ theeveningtimes. com. Always include contact information.

• United Auto Workers Retirees Meeting – Thursday, May 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Grecian Steak House, 210 Airport Rd., Paragould.

– Saturday, May 14 at The Surf Club, Horseshoe Lake, sponsored by the Arkansas Highway Police. The Bass Tournament is limited to 50 boats and offers a $1000 First Place prize. In addition to the tournament events will be held to offer a fun day for the entire family including vendor booths of arts and crafts and local businesses, bounce house, kids’ fishing rodeo, food, music, raffles and door prizes. Tournament launch 6 a.m. Family day events 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Full day of family fun, benefiting Make-A-Wish. Visitwww.ArkansasBassClass for more in formation.

• Boston Butt Fund Raiser – Benefiting Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Jones transplant medical expenses. Corky’s Boston Butt’s $35. Last day to order is Wednesday, May 18. Butts will be ready for pick up on May 26th from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. behind Fire Station 1 at 200 N. 7th St., West Memphis. Contact Fred Thorne at 870-514-1570 or Roger Lancaster at 870-3946643 to order.

• Road Kill Report – J. J. Abernathy with Arkansas Game & Fish Commission asks that anyone seeing dead deer call to report at 1-800482-9262 now through May 20th. The agency is testing for chronic wasting disease.

• Earle Historical Celebration Program, Awards Ceremony and Fish Fry – Saturday May 21 at the Earle High School Gymnasium and Cafeteria from 1 to 4 p.m. To salute the High School and Middle School Award Winning Girls and Guys Basketball State Champs, District Champs and Regional Champs. All players, managers and coaches will be recognized. The event is free to the public. For more information contact Councilman Kenneth Cross at 870-6360410.

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.

• Earle Dunbar School Reunion 2016 – The weekend of Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29. Reunion lodging at the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center, 2007 S. Service Rd., West Memphis. Arthur D. Sanders, president. For information contact Mauzie Jones Furlow at 870732-3771.

• Early Registration for Kindergarten at Avondale Elementary – Now through Friday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those students who are fully registered are invited to participate in Avondale’s “KINDERGARTEN KAMP” Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. or on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. For registration requirements call 870735-4588.

• Good Neighbor Center and Memphis Food Bank Mobile Food Giveaway – Friday, May 27 at Old St. Paul Church, 504 S. 8th St., West Memphis from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.

• WMHS 1976 (40th) Class Reunion – June 10-11, 2016 at the Clarion Hotel, West Memphis. $50 per person. For more information contact Phyllis Clayton at 870-7354538.

• Shrimp Boil – Christ Outreach Church Fourth Annual All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp Boil Saturday, June 11, 5 to 8 p.m. Dine in or take out, 1015 Balfour Road, West Memphis. Advance ticket sales only, deadline May 28. Adults $20, kids 12 and under $10. For Tickets call 870-6365-6153 or 870-514-9877.

• Crittenden County Master Gardeners Scholarship – The Crittenden County Master Gardeners are pleased to award secondary education scholarship annually. These scholarships are funded by CCMG projects conducted throughout the year. For applicant requirements and information contact Russ Parker, Count Extension Agent-Ag at 739-3239 or e-mail

• 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. April 1 is $25 late fee. The district will be registering wells Monday-Thursday, from 8:30 – 4:30. Please contact Debbie Greer at 870-739-4464, ext. 104 or come by: 1 Natural Resources Drive, Marion.

• The Church Nurse – Hosting weekly healthy lifestyle support group discussing digestive health, heart health, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and stroke prevention, every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at 208 Shoppingway Blvd. Suite E (next to H& R Block).

The L.R. Jackson Girls Club, Inc.– Is now taking applications for Summer Enrichment Camp. We offer low rates. Breakfast, Lunch and Snack are provided. Summer Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Boys and girls ages 5-12 are welcomed. Applications are available Monday-Friday, 2:30 to 6 p.m. Summer Camp begins June 1. For more information, contact: 901-318-0291, or stop by 405 S. 25th Street, West Memphis.

• DHS Division of Aging and Adult Services Seeking Delegates – Seeking Arkansans who are at least 60 years old to volunteer to serve as delegates on the 20th Biennial Silver Haired Legislative Session taking place on Aug. 17-18. Anyone interested in becoming a delegate should contact East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging at 870-930-2202.

• 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.

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. For information call 735-9102.

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.

Fellowship Baptist Church

– Free Biblical Counseling. Overcome with marriage, family, health, or other problems? There is hope! For information e-mail fellowship.

Utility Bill Help – Visit Crowley’s Ridge Development Council, 111 E. Jackson, West Memphis and bring utility bill, previous month’s income and two forms of ID. Office hours MTH 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For information call 870-4004023.

ASU Mid-South Financial Aid – Apply for financial aid for the fall semester online at (school code is 015862) or at the campus. Call 870-733-6729 for more information.

At Risk After School Meals Program – Sponsored by Synergy Foundation at West Memphis Learning Center (Old Wedlock School Cafeteria), 201 South B. J. Taylor St., Edmondson. Times 4:30-5:15 p.m. Snacks, 5:156:15 Suppers. Activities provided. For more information call 870-733-1235.

Seeking Volunteers – Healthcare & Rehab of West Memphis, 610 S. Avalon St. is seeking volunteers for Saturday through Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. If interested stop in or call Sabria Wilson or Lula Miller at 735-4543.

Child and Adult Care Food Program – The Frank C. Steudlein Learning Center is participating in the Child and Adult Care 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 203 Balfour Road and at 1600 Avondale Circle in West Memphis. The program will provide breakfast, lunch and a p.m. snack, Monday-Friday during the programming year.

LEPC Meetings – 4th Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Comfort Inns and Suites.

The Church Nurse – Health Ministry, 208 Shoppingway Blvd., Suite E, (next to HR Block), every Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. Healthy lifestyle support group. March topic digestive health.

Free Tai Chi Practice – Excellent to develop balance. No experience necessary. 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Marion United Methodist Church. 870-739-3434

HYPE (Helping Young People Excel) Mentoring Program – Is participating in the USDA-At Risk Afterschool Meal Program. Meals will be provided to all children up to age 19 without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal services. Provided at Whole Truth Church HYPE House, 524 2nd St., Earle.

HYPE-Helping Young People Excel – Seeking individuals interested in being considered for Board Members. E-mail resume to hypeoutreachbusiness@gmail .com. For more information contact Terry Wilson at 870514-0515.

Dunbar Creative Learning Center – Infant and Toddler Program Ages 6 weeks to 36 months at 320 Lee St., Earle (behind the church). Open Monday through Friday. For more information call Mrs. Sharla Chase at 870-5147373.

• Free Aerobics Classes – First United Methodist Church, 215 N. Missouri, West Memphis. Monday and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. Bring hand weights and mats if you have them. For more info, call (870) 735-1805

GriefShare – Mondays at 6 p.m. at Marion First Baptist Church, upstairs in the Goodwin Life Center. For more information call 7393944.

Child and Adult Care Food Program – Locations include: L. C. Jones Family Life Center, 23905 Hwy. 70, Heth, supper at 6 p.m. every 3rd Friday and Saturday; Lion of the Tribe of Judah, 105 Sneed St., Marked Tree supper every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 11:45 a.m.; New Bethel MB Church, 13 Swindle Rd., Earle, supper every Wednesday 7 p.m.; Kingdom Seekers International Ministry of the Arts, 1750 E. Broadway, West Memphis, supper every Wednesday 7:45 p.m., lunch Sundays at 1:30; House of Prayer Fellowship, 1217 2nd St., Earle, supper every 4th Sunday at 7:45 p.m.; and Total Deliverance Cathedral Church, 400 Commerce St., Earle, supper Monday through Friday after school at 3:45 p.m., Saturdays and days of no school, lunch at 12 p.m.

• Special Needs Advocacy Support Group – For Parents or Caregivers of children with special needs. Meetings every third Saturday at 9 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church, 573 N. Missouri St., West Memphis. For questions call Joni Medford at 901-4930338.

Crittenden County Christian Coalition Seeking Volunteers – The Coalition is seeking to recruit seniors, 55 plus and retirees, to work with youth throughout the year. There are no paid positions available. For more information call 901-573-7471.

Earle School District Free Meals – Participating in the National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program during the 2014/2015 school term. This is made possible through the US Department of Agriculture.

Free Yoga Classes – Ageless/Chair Yoga Class Monday 5-6 p.m.; Level I-II Classes 4:45-6:25 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday. Certified Yoga Instructor. Marion United Methodist Church, 739-3434.

Steudlein Learning Center Accepting Applications – For the Arkansas Better Chance for School Success Program (ABC) The eligibility is based only on age, which is 3 on or before Aug. 1 and income. Applications are available at the ABC Building at 1600 Avondale, West Memphis. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Life Enrichment After School Program – Total Deliverance Cathedral Church, 400 Commerce St., Earle, free supper and free snack Monday through Friday 3:45-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for ages 2 to 18. Transportation available. 870-636-8798 or 870-792-0177.

St. Bernard’s Senior Life Center – Over 60, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch offered. Homedelivered meals available. Sign up at 103 S. Avalon, West Memphis. Food bank for seniors 60 and over every third Thursday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 870-702-7738.

• Foster Grandparents Needed – Be a mentor to a child from learning to read, to one-on-one tutoring and a friend. For more information call Rose Trosper, director, Foster Grandparent Program at 870-930-2240 or 800-6806950 or e-mail .

Free breakfast – Every second Saturday of each month, 8-9:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Edmondson. Rev. K.C. McKenney, pastor.

Woolfolk Public Library – BOOKit! a book discussion group, meets every third Thursday each month at 10 a.m. Go to www.woolfolklibrary. org, or on Facebook or call 739-3238.

Crimestoppers — Call 870732-4444, 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 2-5 p.m. Sunday. No admission fee; donations accepted.

AARP Needs You! – Regular meetings held every third Tuesday promptly at 11:30 a.m. at the West Memphis Utility Commission directly across the street from the West Memphis Post Office. One year memberships are available at no cost for first time attendees.

Hughes Satellite Clinic – Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., closed Tuesday and Thursday, Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 870-339-4181.

• Make-A-Wish Arkansas Bass Classic

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