The following local organizations are closing offices or cancelling events because of concerns over the coronavirus:

Cedar Branch Cemetery group cancels event

The annual Memorial Day service for Cedar Branch Cemetery Association has been canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus situation. The service was planned for May 3 and the group hopes to have it rescheduled later. Donations for the cemetery fund can be mailed to Kenny Ashcraft, 12350 Princeton Pike, Whitehall, AR, 71602. “Thanks to everyone for helping to keep our cemetery maintained,” a spokesman said.

Grace Temple cancels sunrise gathering

Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 909 S. Wisconsin St., has cancelled Easter Sunrise service. The pastor, Amelio Howard, recently announced that in-person church services for April are suspended, however, Sunday services will be live streamed at 11 a.m. Details: or Grace Temple Baptist Church on Facebook or send email

Pleasant Grove cancels services; live streaming

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1801 S. Indiana St., cancelled all church services and activities for April. The church will continue to live stream its Sunday services at 10:45 a.m. April 12, 19 and 26. The Rev. Dennis W. Wilson will preach. To see the service, visit the website:

Gethsemane church cancels event

The Jerusalem Church Gethsemane, 6205 East State Farm Road, Tucker, cancelled the Annual youth day that was scheduled for Sunday, April 19.

Editor’s note: Representatives of local agencies, churches, civic clubs or other programs may send cancellation notices to .