Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger event goes online

The 2021 National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be an online donor drive. Traditionally held the second Saturday each May, this is the second year the NALC has moved the drive online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of leaving food donations at their mailboxes, postal customers are asked to donate to their local food banks.

“Our help is now needed as much, or more so, than ever,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said in announcing what is being called the Stamp Out Hunger Donor Drive. Rolando emphasized the union “is committed to conducting the food drive when it is safe to do so.”

Donations given through the Stamp Out Hunger online drive will stay local, benefitting the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas and its network of more than 140 non-profit agencies and programs.

“We are so grateful for the continued support from the National Association of Letter Carriers,” Corporate Partnerships Coordinator for the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas Amber Horton said. “Their hard work over the past 28 years has helped feed so many families right here in Northeast Arkansas.”

To give, visit www.Food BankofNEA.org/stamp-out -hunger.

National Day of Prayer

America is called to prayer each year on the first Thursday of May. This date was established by Congress and signed into law in 1952. This year the National Day of Prayer will be on May 6.

The 2021 theme is “LORD pour out your LOVE, LIFE, and LIBERTY.” The theme scripture reads, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3:17, NIV)

Thousands of prayer services will be held across the nation. In Senath, Mo., the churches of the community will gather at the Senath Community Building at 6 p.m. for united prayer. The service will be led by several local pastors. Everyone is welcome to attend.

On exhibit

The 2021 Senior Art Exhibition at Arkansas State University is on display at the Bradbury Art Museum (BAM) in the Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive in Jonesboro. Admission is free. Work by five graduating seniors in the Department of Art + Design is included: Kierra Crenshaw of Jonesboro, Madison Landis of Pangburn, Katie Lewis of Newport, Morgan Presley of Cave City, and Rachel Rowland of Paragould. The exhibition continues through Saturday, May 8. Museum hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

BRTC commencement plans

Black River Technical College’s Spring 2021 graduation ceremony will be held in the Randolph County Development Center (RCDC) on the Pocahontas Campus on Thursday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Graduates will be presented their diplomas on the RCDC stage while their family members and friends are invited to watch the ceremony via Facebook Live.

Prior to the graduation ceremony, BRTC will host an outdoor Graduation Celebration with food, entertainment, and picture-taking opportunities for graduates and their families. The Graduation Celebration will be held outside of the RCDC from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

For questions about commencement, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 870-248-4000.

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