October 27, 2016
– Janice Hobson, President; Toni Swinton-Foy, Assistant Treasurer; Bishop Steve Womack, Board member; and Deborah Butler-Allen, Board member of the Valentine Wooten Awareness Council (VWAC) for the 12th Annual Dick Jeter Day & Parade. This annual neighborhood celebration is in its 12th year and will take place, Saturday, October 29th with the parade kicking off at 10am at Mt Araratt Church, 5417 Valentine Road in Jacksonville. The annual day festivities will be from 11am-4pm at 4621 Dick Jeter Park Road in Jacksonville with entertainment, health screenings, horseback riding, free food, fun events and more for the entire family. For more information, call 501-773-6999 or visit “Valentine Wooten Awareness Council” on Facebook.
-Loyd Harris, Founder and President and Markius Ingram, Student for the 17th Annual Capital Awards Banquet hosted by the School of Religious Studies College of Bible & Religion. This annual fundraiser honors outstanding citizens for their contributions to the church, community and humanity. Funds generated help to provide resources for the maintenance and support for the students attending school, (such as food allowances, textbooks, tuition, and support to the instructors). The 17th Annual Capital Awards Banquet takes place, Saturday, November 5th at 6:30pm at the Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive. For tickets and more information, call 501-517-7771 or visit www.schoolofreligiousstudies.org.
-Leonard Boyle, Executive Director of the Arkansas Governor’s Commission on People with Disabilities, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Division and Eric Treat for National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The state of Arkansas recognizes the tremendous potential of people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. Arkansas Rehabilitation is one of the four divisions that make up the Arkansas Department of Career Education. The agency prepares a job-ready, career-bound workforce to meet the needs of Arkansas employers. Some of the programs are Project SEARCH, Governor’s Commission on People with Disabilities, TEP, Arkansas Career Training Institute, ICAN, and Disability Day at the Capitol. To learn about the resources available at any of these programs, visit the agency website at, www.arcareered.org or call 501-682-0180.