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The Evening Times prints briefs about events for organizations, schools and governmental agencies.

News briefs are accepted at the Times office, by fax at (870) 735-1020 or by e-mail news@theeveningtimes. com. Always include contact information.

The Crittenden County Election Commission will be training poll workers at the 7th Street Church of Christ in West Memphis on three upcoming training sessions: Thursday, January 23, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Tuesday, January 28, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday, January 30, 9 a.m. To be a poll worker in 2020 you need to attend one of these classes. The Crittenden County Election Commission will be conducting L & A (logic and accuracy) testing on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Crittenden County Office building next to the courthouse in Marion, followed by a meeting at noon. The public is invited to attend.

Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at 1233 Park Drive, West Memphis.

Call 870-6359155. Go to


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

• 48th Annual Oyster Supper — Tickets are now available for the 48th Annual Knights of Columbus Oyster Supper, Wednesday, Feb. 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. This year’s honorees are Richard Williford and Murphy Smith. Tickets are $35 per person and can be obtained by contacting Tom Myers at 901-849-6133.

• WMHS Class Reunion — West Memphis High School Class of 1974’75 are making plan for a fun-filled weekend of mixing and mingling, reconnecting with old friends, reminiscing the fun and good times the weekend of June 26-28, 2020. Rooms reservations can be made at LaQuinta Inn by Wyndham 1550 N. 6th St., West Memphis by June 19.

Registration fee is $100 per person, non-refundable, $50 due by Feb. 29, 2020, and the remaining balance by April 25.

Payments can be mailed to WMHS, P.O. Box 935, West Memphis, AR 72303 or contact the following members: Class of ‘74 Robert Gaines, 901-2161970 or regaines@emsd.

net; Katherine Thornton, 901-553-9879 or;l Annar Brown 901-3363085 or annarbrown@att.

net. Class of 75, Brenda Dickson, 870-225-3826 or; Arnece Taylor-Sailes, 870340-6480 or; Calvin Curtis, 901-801-7194 or curtiscalvin57@ Also, for the latest updates go to REVISE:WMHS Class of 74 & 75.

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

• Families in Transition — provides support groups for victims of domestic violence as well as teen dating violence. We also provide “Safe Dates” Adolescent Dating Abuse Prevention Curriculum to schools, youth groups and any organization focusing on youth ages 12 and up. If you are interested in attending a support group or participating in “Safe Dates”, please contact Nyya Denson at 870-732-4077. All services are provided free of charge through State and Federal funding.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• Civil Air Patrol —

Civil Air Patrol meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the ASU Aviation Technical Center, 737 Taxiway Drive, in West Memphis. Young people ages 12 and up can join the cadet program. Adults are needed to support the cadet program and emergency service operations.

For more information contact Lt. Col. Larry Webster at (870) 225-6849 or at

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