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

Recycling Center closes

The Jefferson County Recycling Center is closed until April 27. The center plans to reopen at 8 a.m. that day, according to a spokesman.

Tarry church plans service on Zoom

Mt. Olive AME Church at Tarry will host an online Easter celebration in a Zoom meeting with the pastor, the Rev. Welton Boyce, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 12. To join the Zoom meeting,visit The meeting ID is 240 682 4123 and the password is 5UAEl6.

St. John continues prayer conference calls

St. John AME Church at Pine Bluff invites the community to join them in a weekly conference call prayer for deliverance from the coronavirus crisis. The conference call will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, according to the pastor, Cecil L. Williams Jr. Participants must call in by 6:25 p.m. at 1-720-650-3030. The access code is 144-0205# . Details:

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.

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