News Events Staff Announcements
September 30 - October 13, 2018
Calendar of Events Sept. 30 Ida Creed
Oct. 1 Geria Almuharmy
Oct. 2 Oct. 5 Oct. 1 LaKeisha Craig
Booneville Field Office Little Rock Transition Fair Oct. 2 Janet Robinson
Open House Crowne Plaza Hotel Oct. 2 Cheryl Wiedmaier
Auditorium 201 S. Shackleford Road Oct. 3 Rhonda Carpenter
1812 East Main Street Little Rock, AR 72211 Oct. 3 Dawn Hamby
Boonevile, AR 72927 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Oct. 3 Kimberly Mehalic
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Oct. 3 Adam Reaves
Oct. 3 Mary Wilborn
Oct. 4 Anita Tate
Oct. 4 Caprisha Williams-Delph
Oct. 5 Marianna Pardue
Oct. 4-5 Oct. 10 Oct. 7 Mary Beck
Arkansas Public Employers District X (Pine Bluff and Oct. 8 Corissa Baker
Human Resources Monticello) Transition Fair Oct. 8 Helen Oliver
Association Conference Southeast Arkansas Education Oct. 8 Trena Shedd
2018 Services Co-Op Oct. 9 Andy Hendricks
Mount Magazine State Park 1022 Scogin Drive Oct. 11 Debra Adair
577 Lodge Dr. Monticello, AR 71655 Oct. 11 Tammy Graham
Paris, AR 72855 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Oct. 11 Diedre McNeill
Oct. 11 Sheri Chaple
Oct. 12 Dorothy Hargrove
October is Disability Oct. 12 Meagan Mothershed
Employment Awareness Oct. 12 Wanda Thomas
Month! Oct. 13 Cassandra Daugherty
Farewell, Dustin Barnes The
A publication by the
Arkansas Department of
Charisse Childers, Ph.D.
Director of Communications
ARS and ARCareerEd staff said farewell to Assistant Communications Director
Dustin Barnes, who has accepted a position with the North Little Rock School District. @ARCareerEd
Colleagues provided items to the potluck breakfast and stopped by the farewell
celebration to extend well wishes. Barnes thanked his co-workers for continued friendship
and contributing to his professional growth.
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Join Us for the Kendra Gives Back Party
to Benefit ARA and AAMRC Catapult Health
endra Scott of Little Rock wo additional Catapult Health
is hosting a “Kendra Gives onsite visits have been
KBack Party!” Twenty percent Tconfirmed for AR Career
Education and AR Rehabilitation
of proceeds benefit Arkansas Services. The dates and locations
Rehabilitation Association (ARA) are listed below.
and Arkansas Association of These screenings are open
Multicultural Rehabilitation to any and all employees who
Concerns (AAMRC). ARA is a are needing to complete the
requirements for their 2019
professional association that’s Wellness Discount.
primary focus is education for Employees, who wish to
rehabilitation professionals across schedule a worksite checkup
Arkansas. Both organizations’ goal through Catapult Health, may
book their appointments at www.
is to empower professionals the TimeConfirm.com/ARBenefits. Each
provide the best advocacy and screening will last approximately 30-
employment-related services to 40 minutes.
individuals with disabilities. Please ARS and ARCareerEd
help support ARA/AAMRC! For Tuesday, Oct. 9
more information contact Carrie 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Woodall, ARA, or Darlene Owens, 525 W. Capitol Ave.
AAMRC. Little Rock, AR 72201
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Arkansas Promise Recognized for 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Their Work with Goodbye Lunch 105 Reserve St.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
ylvia Landers, the Securian/
MN Life Representative, will be
Shere to assist employees with
all 2019 Open Enrollment changes to
their Life Insurance.
Slots are limited; please contact
your HR Representative directly to
schedule your meeting time with Ms.
Monday, Oct. 1
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
3 Capitol Mall
ransition Specialists with is one of 6 states awarded Little Rock, AR 72201
the Arkansas Promise this federal grant, designed Contact Chris Abshire.
TModel Demonstration to increase the number of ARS
Project said their final goodbyes youth (on SSI ages 14 to 16 Tuesday, Oct. 2
during a lunch at the ARS at the time of recruitment) that 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Central Office location. The achieved competitive integrated 525 W. Capitol Ave.
team, led by Transition Director employment outcomes. Little Rock, AR 72201
Judy Smith, expressed how The team included the Contact Erica Backus.
much they enjoyed working with following: Jennifer Carr, Denise ACTI
one another. The AR PROMISE Courtney, Jimmy Davis, Ophelia Thursday Oct. 18
five-year research grant was Lindsey, Shikita Wright-Price, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday Oct. 19
$38 million. The ten ARS Anthony Webb, Judy Smith, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Transition Specialists served Judith Zinser, Alicia Olson, and Room 200
1,027 youth on SSI across DeMarcus Rayford. 105 Reserve St.
25 Arkansas counties. Smith Hot Springs, AR 71901
helped to develop this Model Contact Doris
Demonstration Grant. Arkansas Hurd-Lemons.