Howard named to UALR Law Review

Christmas at the Park topic at Lions meeting

JONESBORO — The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients as the U.S. braces for flu season while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Flu shots do not affect blood donation eligibility.

Mark and Farrah Bishop of Bay are the parents of a girl, Reagan Gabriella. The 7-pound, 4-ouncer arrived at 8:46 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, at The Women’s Center at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital.

LITTLE ROCK — Blessed Sacrament School in Jonesboro is one of 15 schools selected to participate in Shade Trees on Playgrounds (STOP), a program offered by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division. It is the only school selected in The Sun’s coverage area.

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarships awarded

POCAHONTAS — Jessica Alphin, director of clinical education and respiratory instructor, was recently named Black River Technical College’s 2020 outstanding faculty member.

JONESBORO — Dr. Susan Hanrahan, who has overseen the expansion and success of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Arkansas State University, has announced she will retire from university service, effective June 30, 2021.

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas State Parks now has a new Region 3 supervisor to oversee the operations and management of 13 parks in eastern Arkansas. John Stewart has worked at other state parks for the last 13 years and has been the acting Region 3 co-supervisor for the past three months.

Winners of the Three County Fair Virtual Beauty Pageant, held Sept. 12, included BlakeLeigh June Parson. The 6-year-old daughter of Megan and Michael Coetzer and Derrick Parson of Wynne was crowned Little Miss Three County Fair. She was also awarded Most Photogenic, Best Dressed, Prettiest H…

Boston Brass to perform today

Hanna Sharpe of Paragould and Wade Slaughter of Jonesboro will exchange wedding vows at 6 p.m. Nov. 13, at The Silos in Bono. She is the daughter of Scott and Betsy Sharpe of Paragould. He is the son of Jason and Crystal Slaughter of Malden, Mo. Invitations will be issued.

Mr. and Mrs. William “W.R.” McQuay of Honey Grove, Texas, formerly of Bono, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Oct. 2. William Ross “Dub” McQuay and the former Kathleen “Kathy” Bagwell were married Oct. 2, 1955, in Bono. They have five children, Greg and Kim McQuay of Arthur City, Tex…

Serena Kay Renae is the name chosen by Andrew and Destiny Medrano of Jonesboro for their daughter who arrived at 3:46 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23 at The Women’s Center at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

Rose Mary Latanich participated in the 2020 Celebrate Life virtual 5K run / walk on Oct. 11 in memory of Andrew Latanich, who was an organ donor in 2008. Andrew is the son of Rose Mary and Gary Latanich of Jonesboro. The event was designed by Mid-America Transplant to honor loved ones and th…

PARAGOULD — Each year the University of Arkansas Master Gardener program recognizes businesses and individuals across the state from nominees selected by individual county programs.

Manuel earns Optus Family Scholarship

“Little Telico” is one of the pieces included in a free exhibition by East Arkansas Community College art instructor and artist Remy Miller of Lakeland, Tenn., at the EACC Gallery, 1700 Newcastle Road, in Forrest City. “Works on Paper” will continue through Oct. 30. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.…

On Sept. 16, Arkansas State University Chancellor Kelly Damphousse (left) announced that Dr. Steven Muzatko (center) is the inaugural holder of the H.B. Foster Bowdon Chair of Accounting. The chair was endowed through funds donated by F. O’Neil Griffin, for whom the Neil Griffin College of B…

Students complete summer research

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University students from Craighead County, outside of Jonesboro,who earned degrees during the spring semester have been announced. Graduates with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average are designated with highest honors; a GPA of 3.8-3.99 are with high honors; and 3.6-3…

Steele Chair funded at U of A

JONESBORO — The 2020 Jonesboro Veterans Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, on Main Street. A brief ceremony will take place following the parade and a free chili lunch will be served to the public by the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Auxiliary immediately following the event at Ro…

Pink Warrior virtual event

JONESBORO — Arkansas Science Festival events will take place all month beginning with “Science Riot,” an online science comedy special, from 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20 and available at https://bit.ly/2SKa95y.

JONESBORO — A commodity distribution for Craighead County is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday or until food supplies are gone. Commodity foods are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

JONESBORO — Arkansas Science Festival events will take place all month beginning with “Science Riot,” an online science comedy special, from 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20 and available at https://bit.ly/2SKa95y.

JONESBORO — Starting Monday, the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak Ave., will add more hours to its operating schedule with quick browsing of the adult collection from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Pink Warrior virtual event

JONESBORO — Columbus Day, a federal holiday, is Monday but county offices in Clay, Craighead, Cross, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett and Randolph will remain open. The only county reporting a closure is Sharp.

JONESBORO — Columbus Day, a federal holiday, is Monday but county offices in Clay, Craighead, Cross, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett and Randolph will remain open. The only county reporting a closure is Sharp.