– Marva Davis, Esq. and Karen Buchanan, Board Members of the Delta Presents Outreach Foundation, Incorporated’s Scholarship Connection Counseling Center for their Town Hall Meeting. This event will be held, Sunday, January 29 from 3pm-5pm at 7621 West 40th Street in Little Rock. Keynote speaker will be Honorable Judge Olly Neal, retired Arkansas Court of Appeals, Circuit Court Judge, noted Community Advocate, and Legal Consultant. A round table discussion on education moderated by Dunbar Middle School Principal, Eunice Thrasher will feature a panel consisting of community leaders, educators, and parents. For more information, call 501-562-0923 or visit www.deltapresentsoutreach.org.
-Bruce Donaldson, Broker Navigator Outreach Manager for Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace came to remind us about the January 31st deadline to enroll in health insurance. Arkansans who need health insurance coverage for 2017 have until Tuesday, January 31st to sign up at www.myArkansasinsurance.com and avoid the penalty. For those currently with coverage who were automatically enrolled in a 2017 plan, you may also use the final days to open enrollment to update or change your plan. After January 31st, consumers can enroll or change plans only if they qualify for a Special Enrollment Period due to certain life events such as losing coverage, moving or getting married. What’s important to know is that uninsured Arkansans may face federally mandated penalties on 2017 tax returns of up to $695 person. Avoid the penalty and enroll before it’s too late. To enroll, visit www.myArkansasinsurance.com or call 1-844-355-3262 Monday-Saturday, 7am-7pm. If your prefer in-person help, you can meet with a license expert in your area for free. Either visit the website and search the database or call the hotline. Plans include standard benefits such as inpatient care, outpatient services, prescription drugs, and preventative care and screenings.
– Edmond Davis and Evangelist Beverly Broadus-Green (mother of entertainer business mogul and rapper Snoop Dogg) for the 1st Annual Appreciation Night of Prolific Leaders. Hosted by Author and Historian Edmond Davis and ATK (Aviate Through Knowledge), the 1st Annual Appreciation Night of Prolific Leaders will honor Evangelist Beverly Broadus-Green who will receive an award for her community service work and ministry of love shared with others throughout the nation. The event will be held, Saturday, January 28 at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 West 9th Street in Little Rock. A Meet & Greet will be take place at 5:30pm and the festivities will begin at 6pm with singing, food, comedy, special guest speakers, and more. Admission is free, but seating is limited. For more information, call 501-952-4881 or 318-243-9133.