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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.

– The men of the West Memphis-Marion Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. are partnering with CASA Arkansas Delta to host a “Koats by Kappa” Drive for children. The goal is to collect 200 coats. Any extra coats will be donated to area schools. The coat drive will end on Saturday, Dec. 31. Drop off locations are: Smooth Kuts Barbershop, 111 S. 4th St., West Memphis and Marion Police Department, 3477 Hwy. 77, Marion.

NACA Workshop – Saturday, Jan. 21, 12 to 4 p.m. at Faith International Ministry Center Church, 805 S. 14th St., West Memphis. for more information.

American Legion Post 53 – Fish fry 1st Friday of every month. Food served from 5-8 p.m. Karaoke every Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. Bingo Monday’s at 7 p.m., 150 Legion Road. 735-8803.

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 .

Seeking Donations for Blessed Thrift Satellite location – Now accepting clothes, furniture, food items, appliances. Also yard equipment, cars, trucks and vans (in working condition), etc. Please call for large pick-ups or drop-off at The Word On The Move, 2703 E. Broadway, West Memphis, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call 901-5142181 or 901-343-9473.

• 15th Street Childcare Development Center – Announced its sponsorship of the USDA Food Program. Meals will be available at no separate charge or at a reduced charge for National School Lunch Program and at no charge for Child and Adult Care Program.

• Community Bible Study – Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Meadows Apartment Club House. The community is invited.

Feeding/Mentoring Program – Free Food at Barton Court Apartments for ages 5-18 sponsored by USDA At Risk Program 3:15 Supper/4:15 Snack.

Synergy Foundation is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program – Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, nationality, origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination the course of the meal services. Meals will be provided at a first come, first serve basis at the sites and times as follows: Opened site: Through May 30, 2017.

1. Avondale, 1402 Crestmere St., West Memphis. Snack 3:45 p.m./Supper 4:30 p.m. M-F. 2. Cheer City United, 104 Block St., West Memphis. Snack 5:40 p.m./Supper 5:15 p.m. M-F. 3. Daysprings, 1227 Ark. Hwy. 77, Marion. Supper 3:30 p.m./Snack 4:30 p.m. MF. 4. Marion Church of God, 1747 Hwy. 64, Marion. Snack 5:30 p.m./Supper 6:30 p.m. Sunday & Wednesday. 5. Marion Elementary, 133 E. Military Rd., Marion. Snack 3:15 p.m./Supper 4:15 p.m. M-F. 6. Marion High School, 1 Patriot Dr., Marion. Snack 3:30 p.m./Supper 4:15 p.m. M-F. 7. Marion Intermediate, 100 L.H. Polk Dr., Marion. Snack 3:45 p.m./Supper 4:30 p.m. M-F. 8. Marion Jr. High School, 801 Carter Dr., Marion. Supper 3:30 p.m./Snack 4:10 p.m. M-F. 9. Meadows, 1101 S. Avalon, West Memphis. Snack 3:30 p.m./Supper 4:15 p.m. M-F. 10. Riverside Apartments, 3950 East Service Rd., West Memphis. Snack 3:30 p.m./Supper 4:30 p.m./Supper 4:30 p.m. M-F. 11. West Jr. High School, 301 S. Avalon, West Memphis. Snack 4:30 p.m./Supper 5 p.m. T-W-T. 12. West Memphis High School, 501 W. Broadway, West Memphis. Snack 3:30 p.m./Supper 4:15 p.m. M-F. 13. Wonder Jr. High, 1446 E. Madison Ave., West Memphis. Snack 4 p.m./Supper 4:15 p.m. M-F.

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.

• AARP Free Membership – Offering first time members Free Membership for one year. Included are privileges and countless discounts to many restaurants, hotels, theaters, entertainment parks and stores. Meetings every third Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the West Memphis Utility Company. Awesome speakers and refreshments will be served.

• Good Neighbor Love CenterAnnual Canned Food Drive – Accepting non-perishable food items Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 709 E. Broadway. For more information call 870-735-0870.

• West Memphis Senior Life Center Food Bank – Every third Thursday at 318 W. Tyler, West Memphis. Registration 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lunch served 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. For information call 870-702-7738.

• NAMI Arkansas Support Group – 2nd Friday of each month at 11 a.m. The location is Mid-South Health Systems, 905 N. 7th St., West Memphis. For more information contact Charlotte Wade at

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.

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.

Hughes High School 1972 Class Reunion – The Hughes High School Class of 1972 is planning their 46th class reunion for the Memorial Day weekend in 2018. Planning meetings are being held the third Saturday of each month at the Anthonyville MB Church, 1961 Hwy. 147 S., Proctor. All class members are asked to attend. For further information on these meetings and the reunion please contact Claudette D. Dubois at 870792-7648.

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.

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.

Koats by Kappa Drive

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