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• Bethel AME Community Grant Program —

• Bethel AME Community  Grant Program —


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Larry Banks, pastor of the Bethel AME Church, 2304 E. Barton Ave., was recently awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant for the 2019-2020 school year by the U.S. Department of Education. Applications are now being accepted for a maximum of 100 students to participate in the program that will be held at Maddux Elementary School, 2100 E.

Barton Ave. Once the 100 positions are filled, all others will be placed on a standby list.

Applications for children in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 may be picked up at Bethel AME Church or at Maddux Elementary School during back to school registration.

The program director is Sheri Lowe and the site coordinator is Karmen McNutt.

New meeting schedule: 1:30 p.m., on the first Thursday of each month; 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, at West Memphis City Hall, 205 S.

Redding St., in West Memphis. All meetings are open to the public.

The West Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Joint Policy and Technical Coordinating Committees will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m., at West Memphis City Hall, 205 South Redding, West Memphis.

The public is invited to attend.

If you have any comments or would like additional information regarding this meeting, please contact the MPO at 870-735-8148 or e-mail at brawleyengineers@gmail.

com, or visit the web site at

• West Memphis Lions Club — The West Memphis Lions Club holds their meetings every first Tuesday and third Tuesday of each month at Shoney’s at noon.

Guests and new members are welcome. Anyone interested in more information can contact Willie Catha Jones at 870-735-6928.

• ASU Mid-South Annual Delta Market — Each Saturday this summer, through Sept. 7. Fresh produce, vegetables, arts and crafts vendors and specialty food. On the North Campus.

• Edmondson Wedlock Alumni Association — The EWAA is planning a special Labor Day Weekend event to celebrate the legacy of Edmondson and the Wedlock School.

Raffle tickets will be up for sale and proceeds will go toward a scholarship fund for eligible students. Organizers will solicit new members during weekend event that begins on Friday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 9 p.m., with a barbecue at the newly remodeled Roadside BBQ on Highway 147 at Lehi. On Saturday, Aug.

31, there will be a parade beginning at 9 a.m. at Lloyd Campbell Park. There will also be vendors, activities and a walk-through at the Wedlock Elementary School Also on Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m., there will be a community gathering in Edmondson. Participants are encouraged to dress up, eat, drink and donate. From 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, there will be a picnic at the Wedlock Life Center, 201 B.J. Taylor St., Edmondson.

The EWAA’s goal is to support young people in their pursuit of their educational goals. A $45 donation will be required to participate in the entire weekend events.

Class of 1969 Reunion, 50th Anniversary Celebration, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Labor Day Weekend. For information, contact P.J. Cox at (870) 5596030.

• ABC Donation Drive —

Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock is conducting “A Call to Mission” donation drive in Crittenden County.

Items needed include hygiene products for both men and women, clothes, shoes as well as new under garment.

Also needed are bed sheets, comforters, twin extra long and pillows. Organizers are also asking for dry foods, crackers, noodles and canned food as well as school supplies for children in all grades. Cash is also welcome as well as checks made payable to Arkansas Baptist College. Missionary M.J.

Furlow, Brothers G. Robinson and M. Rockwell and Sister T. Lewis are organizing the event. The drop-off date is Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 702 Woods St., in West Memphis. For more information, contact Missionary M.J. Furlow at (870) 732-3371.

Crittenden County Health Unit — The Crittenden County Health Unit will have special extended hours every Tuesday from 8 a.m.

until 6 p.m. These adjusted hours give the unit the opportunity to stay open later to accommodate those who are not able to come during normal business hours. Clinical services that are available include: Women, Infants & Children (WIC), nutrition counseling and support, birth control pick-ups, Depo shots, sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening and services, and immunizations. Family Planning Late Clinic will be the third Tuesday each month. For more information on services and regular hours call 870-735-4334. Local health units can be found online at

• Master Gardeners of Crittenden County Seminar — Saturday, Sept. 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Marion First Baptist Church, 2137 Hwy. 77, Marion. Registration 8:30 a.m., welcome and invocation 9 a.m., growing vegetables by Tom Mashour, 10:30 a.m. All about herbs with Evelyn Mosley, 12 p.m. lunch, 1 p.m. cooking fresh with David Lycidas, and 2 p.m. preserving the bounty with Meredith Wayman.

Pre-registration postmaked by Aug. 15 – $20. After Aug.

15 – $25. Includes tea/coffee, lunch and workshop materials. For questions contact Russ Parker, County Extension Agent at 870-739-3239.

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