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POCAHONTAS — Black River Technical College recently announced the names of students graduating on its campuses during the fall 2021 semester. Many of these students received multiple degrees and certifications.

JONESBORO — The Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak Ave., will celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Festival of Light from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Festival of Lanterns is traditionally held on the 15th day of the Lunar New Year as part of the end of the celebration.

JONESBORO — Rachel Guerin has been named the new executive director of United Way of Northeast Arkansas, the organization announced in a press release.

LITTLE ROCK — Disaster Unemployment Assistance claims must be filed by Jan. 31 for individuals affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred in Craighead, Jackson, Mississippi, Poinsett and Woodruff counties Dec. 10-11.

POCAHONTAS — Black River Technical College recently announced the names of students graduating on its campuses during the fall 2021 semester. Many of these students received multiple degrees and certifications.

POCAHONTAS — Black River Technical College recently announced the names of students graduating on its campuses during the fall 2021 semester. Many of these students received multiple degrees and certifications.

Tonya Wooten (second from left) a bakery / deli clerk with the Hays Supermarket in Paragould Plaza Shopping Center was the $10,000 winner of the recent Hays / Food Smart companywide COVID-19 vaccination incentive campaign. The company created the program to encourage employees to become full…

Selig in work-study program

Little Rock — The Department of Transformation and Shared Services has announced that the application period is now open for college-aged students to apply for the Arkansas Public Service Internship Program, MyARInternship.

Free COVID-19 vaccines available

LINCOLN, Neb. — In celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2022 State Farm is expanding its Neighborhood Assist grant program to award 100 $25,000 grants to nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood improvement projects. Previously 40 grants had been awarded.

Jordan named to dean’s list

POCAHONTAS — Black River Technical College recently announced the names of students graduating on its campuses during the fall 2021 semester. Many of these students received multiple degrees and certifications.

JONESBORO — The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas has received a grant totaling $1,680 from the Community Foundation of Cross County.

JONESBORO — Colombian American poet Carlos Andrés Gómez, star of HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam” and Spike Lee’s award-winning movie, “Inside Man,” with Denzel Washington, will perform his original work at Arkansas State University.

BROOKLAND — The Craighead County Highway Department will close Craighead 963 at 8 a.m. Monday for approximately two to three days for bridge repair, or until work is finished depending on the weather.

JONESBORO — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State University will host free “Start Your Small Business Now” workshops in January.

LITTLE ROCK — Three joint State and Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Centers will open this week in Northeast Arkansas to help survivors affected by the Dec. 10-11 severe storms and tornadoes.

PARAGOULD — Cedar Hill will perform traditional bluegrass and gospel music at the next KASU-FM Bluegrass Monday concert set for 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Collins Theatre, 120 W. Emerson St., in downtown Paragould.

It’s a girl for Adam and Andrea Gann of Batesville. The 7-pound, 1-ouncer arrived Monday, Dec. 20, at St. Bernards Medical Center and the couple’s daughter has been named Allie Eleanor.

Flags to be displayed Monday

JONESBORO — The Children’s Library inside the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak Ave., will begin offering in-person storytimes on Tuesday.

NEW ORLEANS — Delta Regional Authority recently announced that 24 regional leaders have completed the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy.

JONESBORO — United Way of Northeast Arkansas has announced the return of Northeast Arkansas’ virtual singing competition, NEA Sings.

Arkansas Tech University in Russellville has announced its dean’s list for undergraduate students on its Russellville campus for the fall 2021 semester.

JONESBORO — The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas recently announced that a grant of $5,040 was received from the Arkansas Community Foundation.

JONESBORO — Quail Forever chapters from Arkansas and Louisiana alongside the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center will be hosting a “Women on the Wing Learn to Hunt Weekend Extravaganza” this January.

JONESBORO — Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Monday and most public offices will be closed.

LITTLE ROCK — Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, has announced Shea Lewis of Hot Springs as the next director for Arkansas State Parks.

Because of a reporter’s error, a name and business were misspelled in the KLEK grant story published in the Jan. 8 weekend edition of The Sun.

Bonnie Forbess, a resident at Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation and a patient of Dierksen Hospice celebrated her 104th birthday Tuesday with birthday cake and goodies. She was born Jan. 4, 1918. Forbess says the secret to a long life is a lot of Pepsi. With her is Jennifer Sims, register…

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