AMHC accepting scholarship applications

The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) is accepting applications for its Minority Health Workforce Diversity scholarship from now until April 21.

Full or part-time college students of a minority race who plan to pursue a career in the field of health are encouraged to apply.

Full-time scholarship recipients will be awarded $1,000 per academic year and part-time recipients, $500 per academic year.

Applications are available at The completed application form must be emailed to AMHC’s human resource specialist, Onekia Freeman, at

BRTC to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Black River Technical College will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the Randolph County Development Center, 1410 Arkansas 304 East, in Pocahontas.

The Randolph County Health Unit will be administering 300 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. In accordance with the Governor’s new recommendation, the vaccine will be available to anyone 18 and older.

For more information, call 1-800-803-7847.

Lions to meet Tuesday

Sri Lanka will be the topic at the Jonesboro University Heights Lions Club meeting Tuesday.

Club members Charles and Mary Hartwig will present a slide program about a pre-pandemic trip they made to that country.

The meeting will be held at 7 a.m. via Zoom. The link is

BRTC’s Project REACH Reopens

The Black River Technical College Project REACH site has set Tuesday as its reopening date. The site will be open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon through the month of October.

Project REACH – Researching Early Arkansas Cultural Heritage – is a historic preservation project of two early log structures from Arkansas’ Territorial era which have been restored and are available for tour at 4800 Arkansas 93, Pocahontas.

ARDOT to host online meeting

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) will conduct an online public involvement meeting about the proposal to replace three bridges on Arkansas 166 near Pocahontas.

Citizens will have an opportunity to ask questions and make comments during a “live” virtual presentation from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The website will be available for comments until 4:30 p.m. April 21.

To access the online public meeting, go to

If internet access is not available, contact Karla Sims at 501-569-2000.

ASMSA summer camp registration open

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts in Hot Springs is offering free on-campus summer camps from June 27-July 2. Priority deadline for applications is Friday, but applications will be accepted until all spots are filled.

Current ninth-graders who are members of the Class of 2024 and Arkansas residents are invited to apply. Selection for all camps is competitive.

Camps are Studio Art Camp, Biomedical Sciences Summer Institute, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Bootcamp, and Computer Science Camp.

Applications must be submitted online.

For more information and to begin the application process, visit

UAMS to offer Parkinson’s symposium

On April 11, UAMS Health will host a free virtual symposium to discuss Parkinson’s disease.

The event will run from 1-2:30 p.m. and is open to Parkinson’s patients, their caregivers and family members, clinicians and anyone else interested in learning about the disease, treatment options and research initiatives.

Participants will be able to ask questions through an online chat function.

To register for the meeting or learn more about continuing education credits, please visit The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants the week of the event.

LETA graduation set

The Spring 2021 graduation ceremony for the Law Enforcement Training Academy at Black River Technical College will be held at 1 p.m. April 16 in the Randolph County Development Center on the Pocahontas campus.

The guest speaker will be Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin.

Financial education to be offered

Arkansas Treasurer of State Dennis Milligan’s office and the Central Arkansas Library System will host a series of free virtual financial education sessions. The approximately one-hour programs will begin April 20 and run at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday through May 11.

Sessions will be presented live on the library system’s Zoom virtual platform and recorded for later viewing.

Although they are free to attend, registration is required for each presentation.

To register, visit the library’s website at or the Treasury’s website at