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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.

– Go ahead and start making Easter lunch or dinner plans! WMCS Booster Club are selling Boston Butts for $35. You can pick up the Boston Butts on Thursday, April 13 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale in the high school office, 1101 Missouri St., West Memphis. Call 870-400-4000 to order.

Crittenden County AARP Chapter #3502 – Meets every third Tuesday in the month. Meeting are held at the West Memphis Utility Building located at 604 E. Cooper in West Memphis from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Individuals age 50 and up are welcomed to attend and join the local chapter. Members are procided with extensive knowledge regarding Health Concerns, Legislative Informatikon, Community Service, and much more. A delicious lunch is always served.

Remaining Holy Week Schedule – Tuesday, April 11,

Old St. Paul, 504 S. 8th St., West Memphis with speaker Horace Tipton, pastor of Trinity Church. Wednesday,

April 12 First Baptist Church, 200 N. Missouri with speaker Frederick Anthony of Old St. Paul. Thursday, April 13 at Airport Rd., Paragould. Robert Butler the Democratic candidate running against US Rep. Rick Crawford in Nov. 2018 will attend.

I 40 Bridge Closure – Outside Westbound lane will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Friday

April 14 for routine inspections. The outside eastbound lane will be closed intermittently from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ending Friday, April 14. The inspection will also require outside eastbound and westbound lanes to be closed from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily on Saturday and Sunday April 89.

Hope House Food Giveaway – Thursday, April 13. To schedule, 870-7324902.

26th Annual Robert Stewart Memorial Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. at the Crittenden County Boys and Girls Club, Worthington Park, West Memphis. Petting Zoo and Free Balloons. Egg hunt times 10:15 a.m. ages 1 to 3 years old, 10:30 a.m. ages 4 to 6 years old, 10:45 a.m. ages 7 to 8 years old and 11 a.m. ages 9 to 10 years old. Meet the Easter Bunny. Games and prizes provided by the Crittenden County Boys and Girls Club.

Restoration Life Church Community Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 15 at 166 Pine St., Marion. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The hunt starts at 10:30 a.m. Face painting, train rides, free food, many prizes, inflatables, outside vendors: Home Decor, Wreaths, Handmade Goods, Burlap Door Hangers, Wood Art, LulaRoe & more!

DeltaARTS – “Hello, Shakespeare!” Public performance on Friday, April 21.

2nd Annual Sultana Heritage Festival – Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Marion Courthouse Square – Free Admission. Historical festival to commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the Sultana Steamboat Disaster. Lecture series, living history portrayers, Civil War era music and food. For more information contact Tracy Brick at 870-739-6041 or tracy.brick@marionarkansas.o r g

The Wonder City Boys and Girls Club – Afterschool atrisk program will run from through May 26, 2017, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Dinners and snacks will be served. This program is free for youth age 5 to 18. The West Memphis Learning Center in Edmondson will also provide an afterschool program with dinner and snacks.

Art on the Levee at Waverly – DeltaARTS pARTy that benefits the arts education programs of DeltaARTS while offering Southern-fried hospitality at the beautiful home and grounds of Jerri and Pat Chase at Waverly Plantation (7250 Waverly Rd.) in Proctor. Also features live music, Gus’s Fried Chicken with all the trimmings, a silent auction of artwork from more than 30 May 1 and Tuesday May 2,

2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Angels Way Baptist Church, Marion. Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1985 must take and pass an approved Arkansas Game and Fish Boating Education Course and carry proof that he or she satisfactorily completed the course in order to operate a motorboat in Arkansas. For more information call Loren Strickland at 870-702-1997.

McNeil/Crawfordsville School Biannual Reunion – Memorial Day Weekend Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28 at the Clarion Hotel, 2007 South Service Road, West Memphis. Picnic 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Crawfordsville Gymnasium McNeil Campus, 2260 Old Hwy. 64B, Crawfordsville. For more information call Carloss Richardson Guess at 870-636-0419, Helen Ward Watson at 901-345-7243, Evelyn Smith Donnerson at 870-945-2363, Gabriel Kenyatta at 901-867-9955, Darlene J. Boykin at 870-8235205, Corine Miller at 870823-5954 or the webside: McNeil- Crawfordsville reunion or faceback page.

Avondale Kindergarten Early Registration – For 2017-18 school year at 1402 Crestmere, West Memphis during the Parent-Teacher Conferences 4 to 7:30 p.m. Registration will continue through May during regular school hours. For questions call 870-735-4588 or the Marion School website at Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2017.

Avondale ABC Pre-School Applications 2017-2018 – taking applications for the school year. The ABC Pre-School is part of the Marion School District but is located at 1402 Crestmere in West Memphis. Applicants must be four years old on or before Aug. 1, 2017 and must live in the Marion School District. Applications will be accepted until all 60 slots are filled. The applications will also be available online at msd3.oer.

Marion School District School Choice – Marion School District participates in the Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 2015. The Act allows parents to apply for admission for their child to attend a school in any district beyond the one in which the parent resides. If a student desires to attend a school in a nonresident district, the student’s parent shall submit an application to the nonresident district. The application must be postmarked no later than

May 1 of the year in which the pupil would begin the fall semester at the nonresident district. Applications may be obtained at Marion School District office, 200 Manor St., Marion. The deadline is May 1.

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.

Woolfolk Public Library Story Hour – Come enjoy stories, crafts and a snack at the library, 100 N. Currie St., Marion every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

Al-Anon & Alateen meetings – Mondays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m. at 1233 Park Drive, West Memphis. Call 870-735-5217. Go to

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 .

•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.

Boston Butt Fundraiser

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