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The Evening Times prints briefs about events for organizations, schools and governmental agencies. News briefs are accepted at the Times of_ce, by fax at (870) 735-1020 or by e-mail news@theeveningtimes. com. Always include contact information.

Community Garden – “Just a reminder as spring approaches, we in Marion have a community garden. There is both a Facebook page and a regular web site for those who aren’t on Facebook. Really hoping 2020 can be the year of putting the “community” in Community Garden. We already have 7 rows of potatoes, onions, tulips, garlic, strawberries, peas and asparagus planted as well as a 2nd year Fig tree and new plum, apple, and cherry trees. The handicap accessible area is in the works as well.” – David Corbett, Community Gardens. Find out more at https://

Caregiver Conference 2020 – The National Tourism & Heritage Association “Caregiver Conference 2020” originally scheduled for Thursday, March 26, at the West Memphis Civic Center, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. has been postponed. Information on rescheduling will be announced at a later date. For more information, contact Tamara Hood at 870-636-2418, or Wayne Ingram at 901-387-8267.

‘Mad Hatter’s Ball’ – The Junior Auxiliary of Crittenden County’s Mad Hatter’s Ball Dinner and Silent Auction, set for Saturday, March 28, at Meadowbrook Country Club, has been postponed until the fall. Contact any JACC member or call/text 901-239-6018 for tickets or for more information.

Lions Pancake Breakfast

– The annual West Memphis Lions Pancake Breakfast set for Tuesday, March 31, has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns. For more information, contact Cheryl Ross at (901) 568-7218.

4th Annual Marion Countryside Ride – Tour scenic Marion on your bicycle. Saturday April 4, Start time is 8:30 a.m. Choose your route: 14-mile, 30mile or 48-mile. All levels of riders are welcome. $40 registration includes lunch, swag bag and t-shirt. Visit or call 870-739-6041 for more information, or inquire via e-mail to Tracy Brick at tracy.brick@marionarkansas .org.

‘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.

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 _rst 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 hornets 99compsq

Crittenden County Crime Stoppers – Call 870-732-4444, 24 hours a day with tips. Rewards up to $2,000. Identi_cation of tipsters kept con_dential.

The Crittenden County Museum – Displays on history of Crittenden County in Earle in the former Missouri Paci_c Railroad Depot, 1112 Main St. Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. No admission fee; donations accepted.

Global Academy USDA Food Program – Global Academy, Inc., located at 301 N. 7th St., in West Memphis, is participating in the USDA Food Program. Meals will be available at no charge or at a reduced rate to enrolled persons at the above location. Eligibility is determined by income and household size. For more information, call (870) 702-7530, or visit

Looking for a Pet? – Call the Marion Animal Shelter at 739-5412. Adoption fees are $100 for dogs, $75 for cats. 1101 L.H. Polk Ext. Blanket donations accepted.

40 & 8 Club – Steak night Wednesdays. Fish fry every third Friday of the month at 152 Legion Road, West Memphis. 735-0866.

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