Writers Colony

Dairy Hollow Writers’ Colony is accepting applications for the Real People, Real Struggles, Real Stories scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a writer working on a short or long work of non-fiction focused on the management of mental illness. This personal story should offer not only insight and awareness, but most of all, hope. Stories focused on relationships, family life, travel, employment, civic contributions, passions, as well as obstacles, fears and stigmas encountered are encouraged. The writing can take the form of a dissertation, a personal essay, a profile or a biography. The successful entry will demonstrate insight, honesty, literary merit and likelihood of publication.

WCDH will also be presenting a workshop for young writers in conjunction with the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library’s Children’s Summer Program Series. “What We Feed Ourselves: Food and Storytelling” is taught by Jami Nakamura Lin, winner of the WCDH 2020 Real People, Real Struggles, Real Stories scholarship. It will be held from 1 pm to 2 pm on June 29 in the garden of the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library, 188 Spring St. The workshop is free and suitable for ages 10 through high school. It will follow a free lunch offered to those 18 and under by the Flint Street Food Bank.

Information: (479) 253-7444 or writerscolony.org.

Mercy Health

Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas has added two new members to its 24-member board of directors.

Join the Board of Directors Mike Crist, Vice President of Road Services Pricing for JB Hunt Transport Services Inc., and Bert Kell, Senior Vice President and Trust Manager for Arvest Bank.

Crist and Kell will begin serving on the board in July.

The board also elected a new roster of officers. The president is Karen Parker, retiree, of the Walmart Foundation, and the vice president is Susan Peacock, strategic advisor, Runway Group. The Treasurer is Tim Gossett, Vice President, Walmart, Anheuser-Busch, and the Secretary is Loriane Pickell, Senior Counsel, Walmart. Pat Curran, former COO of Walmart, is the past president.

Board members serve as ambassadors for Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas and guide the Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas in its pursuit of collaborative partnerships to improve quality of life and strive to make healthcare accessible to all.

Information: mercy.net.

Hope Cancer

Hope Cancer Resources’ Wellness Center for Hope offers yoga, meditation and fitness classes for cancer patients and in-person caregivers, via Zoom and YouTube.

Their team of counselors and social workers supports cancer patients and their families every day with a focus on emotional health, no matter what.

A certified tobacco treatment specialist is available to help those looking to quit smoking with nicotine replacement therapy and counseling.

Those in need of medical supplies, liquid nutrition, or durable medical equipment, such as shower chairs or walkers, are urged to reach out. Donations of new or lightly used items are also accepted.

Information: (479) 361-5847 or hopecancerresources.org.