The North Little Rock NAACP recently announced its 2017 Community Honors Banquet.

This event will be held on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Shorter College S.S. Morris Student Center, 604 Locust Street, North Little Rock.

The Speaker will be Rizelle Aaron, President of the Arkansas State Conference of the NAACP.

The NAACP will recognize individuals and businesses in the following categories: Education, Religion, Health, Civil Rights or Social Justice, Fine Arts, Sports, and Business Ethics or Professionals in Financial Institutions.

For more information, call (573) 433-6401 or Deborah F. Rhodes, President can be reached by email

The deadline for all nominations is this Saturday, March 18.

Veterans History Project

The office of U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.) will host a workshop for the Veteran’s History Project this Saturday, March 18, at 1 p.m. at the Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park in Scott.

The workshop will be led by Col. (ret) Anita Deason, Boozman’s Senior Military and Veterans Liaison, to provide information and training for anyone interested in conducting interviews with veterans to preserve their stories.

“The Veterans History Project is a unique collection of the memories of our veterans. It is critical that we preserve these firsthand accounts to better understand our history,” Boozman said. “I am encouraged by the number of Arkansans who are already participating and look forward to the expansion of these efforts across the state to honor the sacrifice and service of Arkansas veterans.”

There is no fee for the workshop, however space is limited. To reserve a seat contact the Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park at 961-1409.