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• 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration —

• 2020 Dr. Martin  Luther King, Jr. Celebration  —


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In this new decade of 2020, the first county-wide Dr. MLK National Holiday Celebration, sponsored by the Crittenden County Christian Coalition, will be held Jan. 20, at the I Am A Part Baptist Church, Rev. Arlen Parham, pastor, West Memphis.

Certificates of Recognition from the Coalition will be presented to the disabled or their representatives at the celebration. For more information, call (870) 206-5191 or email:

Saturday, Jan.

25, beginning at 6 p.m., in Rash Hall at the Missouri Street Church of Christ, 1600 N. Missouri St., in West Memphis. $10 Chili Ticket includes a bowl of chili with crackers, cheese, sour cream, etc., cinnamon roll and a drink. $5 Hot Dog Ticket includes a hotdog with or without chili, cinnamon roll, and a drink. Dine-in or carry-out available. The event will also include a student art show.

The Family Caregiver Support Program of East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging will hold its next monthly scheduled meeting for residents in the area on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m., at the Senior Life Center, 318 Tyler St., West Memphis. The support group provides those who are caring for elderly or disabled adults the opportunity to meet others who share the same responsibilities. Groups are run by professionals and can help caregivers devise productive strategies for dealing with stress that may arise around difficult decisions. The group provides education on diseases and conditions, stress and managing the care of others, available resources, emotional support and a quarterly newsletter. Area caregivers are encouraged to attend, and they are welcome to bring friends or family members. There is no fee to attend. For more information, call Janis Waddy, 870-494-3300.

To refer a senior to home care, call 800-467-3278 or visit

• 47th Annual Oyster Supper — Tickets are now available for the 47th Annual Knights of Columbus Oyster Supper, Wednesday,

5, 2020, at V.F.W. Post 5225, S. Avalon, West Memphis. Serving times will be from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and can be obtained by contacting Tom Myers at 901-849-6133.

• ‘First Importance’ Podcast — First Baptist Church of West Memphis is proud to announce their podcast “First Importance.” Go to to choose your favorite platform and subscribe.

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