NEA Tea Party to meet

The Northeast Arkansas Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Lazzari Italian Oven, 2230 S. Caraway Road in Jonesboro.

There will be a presentation about legislative committee hearings concerning health department mandates being overseen by Dr. Jose Romero, Interim Secretary, Arkansas Department of Health.

Recent protests in Little Rock concerning government overreach will be discussed by some of those who attended.

The public is invited to attend. For more information contact Iris Stevens at 870-219-1917.

World Services for the Blind topic at Lions meeting

Sharon Giovinazzo, president/CEO of the World Services for the Blind in Little Rock will be the guest speaker at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning meeting of the Jonesboro University Heights Lions Club.

The presentation will take place via Zoom only.

Those interested in the program can get a login link prior to the meeting by contacting Norman Dickson, at

Lichterman Nature Center offers guided walks

The Lichterman Nature Center, 5992 Quince Road, in Memphis is offering guided tour walks with a center naturalist. The walks will take place at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday mornings through Aug. 29. This is prior to regular operating hours.

Check-in for the tours is at 9 a.m. at the visitor center. Cost is $10 for adults and $8 for youths. Members receive a $1 discount. Each tour group will include from five to 10 participants.

Tours will take place rain or shine, are approximately 45 minutes long and conclude with a live animal ambassador visit.

Preregistration is required by 3 p.m. the day prior to the walk. Visitors can register at

BRTC Board of Trustees to meet

The next meeting of the BRTC Board of Trustees is scheduled for Thursday beginning at 12:30 p.m. in room PAC 128 at the Paragould campus, 1 Black River Drive.

Visitors will be able to access the meeting through Zoom at

BRTC Paragould expanding technical offerings

Black River Technical College in Paragould is expanding its technical credit offerings to better meet the needs of local industry. For Fall 2020, students in the Paragould area will be able to take machine tool technology classes at BRTC Paragould.

Students have the opportunity to get a certificate of proficiency or technical certificate in machine tool technology. Students will also be able to apply machine tool classes toward the Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Maintenance Technology.

For more information about the program contact Priscilla Stillwell at 870-248-4185 or email her at priscillas@black