September 8, 2016
-Sr. Master Richard E. Anderson of Anderson’s Taekwondo Center. It has been a year of allegations…and Anderson’s Taekwondo Center is now back! A year ago the center disputed allegations of child abuse as a part of the center’s culture. The allegations flooded the various television outlets. Families filed criminal and civil lawsuits to which Anderson still stood firm and said the allegations against him were false. The criminal case never made it to the courtroom and the families were a “no show.” However, the story garnered a lot of attention and Anderson’s business dropped off. He went from having an estimate of 80 to 100 students to now having roughly 22 students. He had to cancel trips to tournaments and worries about the day he won’t be able to pay the light bill. The center was re-licensed and accredited by DHS and Anderson hopes more than anything, his ceremonies will someday be standing room only. A civil lawsuit is still pending in the matter. Anderson still believes that the truth will prevail. He will continue to fight to improve the lives of Arkansas kids no matter the outcome. * Due to a recent fire to Anderson’s Taekwondo Center, the meeting location for the Little Rock Center is Moody Chapel A.M.E. Church, 5630 Mabelvale Pike.
Programs offered: Afterschool, Summer and Camp Positive | Two locations: Little Rock and Pine Bluff | To learn more, call 501.690.4791 or email [email protected] or visit them on Facebook “Anderson Taekwondo-Pine Bluff” or “Anderson Taekwondo Center”.
– Lucy Willis-Washington, Laura Montgomery, and Deaundra Nash for The Retirement Celebration for Reverend Hezekiah & Diane Stewart. 42 years of pastoring and Reverend Hezekiah David, Jr. & Diane Stewart will be retiring from pastoring a church. Their current pastoralship is at Moody Chapel A.M.E. Church in Little Rock. The “Mighty Servants of God” will be honored during the celebration, Friday, September 9th with a meet & greet at 6:30pm and the festivities at 7pm located at the Little Rock Club, 400 West Capitol, on the 30th floor of the Regions Building in downtown Little Rock. For ticket information, call 501-626-3084.
– Scot Davis from Arkansas Urology for the 12th Annual Kick-Off to Men’s Health: Big Screen Event. Arkansas Urology and Epoch Health observes National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with prostate screening and flat screen TVs. Each man will receive a FREE “100% Men’s Health” screening and a flat-screen TV will be given away every 20 minutes to men who register and participate in the event. Prostate cancer is diagnosed every 2 minutes in the United States. Other than skin cancer, it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men. Prostate cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death among African-American men. Early detection of this disease significantly increases the chance of survival. Two Kick-Offs to Men’s Health: Big Screen Events will be held:
Tuesday, Sept. 13th | 5pm-8pm | Arkansas Urology | 1300 Center View Drive | Little Rock – NASCAR driver Mark Martin will be there to sign autographs, take pictures, perform interviews and encourage men to tak better care of themselves.
Thursday, Sept. 29th | 5pm-8pm | Arkansas Urology | 4200 Stockton Drive | North Little Rock
To schedule your FREE prostate screening for either event location, call 501.219.8900. Visit www.ArkansasUrology.com or www.EpochMensHealth.com for more information.