COMMUNITY HEALTH AND RESOURCE FAIR to be held at ASU-Newport Marked Tree Campus

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Marked Tree campus of Arkansas State University-Newport will host a Community Resource and Health Fair on October 10 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

St. Bernard's Healthcare will be on campus to provide free healthcare screenings to those attending the fair and the St. Bernard's Healthcare Women's Health Unit will be providing mammograms. The American Red Cross will also conduct a blood drive, and the Arkansas Mobile Work Force Center will provide resume assistance and allow dislocated workers to sign up for Arkansas Job Link and take the Career Readiness Certificate Assessment.

Additional healthcare vendors and government agencies scheduled to attend the Community Resource and Health Fair include the Poinsett County Health Unit, Unico Bank, S & S Spa, Absolute Care, Arkansas Dept. of Human Services, Family Care Pharmacy, First Delta Bank, My Time Fitness, Riverside Ambulance, Caring Hearts Home Care Provider, Curtis Chiropractic & Wellness, Families, Inc., Arkansas Rehab, Crittenden Regional Hospital Home Health Hospice, Home Instead Senior Care and ASUN Career Pathways.

Women wishing to have a mammogram are asked to pre-register by October 4 by calling Mary Houchin at 358-8612. Mammograms will be billed to the patient's insurance and grant funding is available to women without insurance. Free bone density exams will also be available to mammogram participants.

The ASUN-Marked Tree campus is located at 33500 Hwy 63 East in Marked Tree.

Arkansas State University-Newport is a degree granting community college with campuses in Jonesboro, Marked Tree and Newport, Arkansas. It is a part of the Arkansas State University System. For more information about what is going on at ASU-Newport, visit their Facebook page at, where you will find news and photos highlighting achievements and events at all three campuses. Follow them on Twitter for quick information about what is going on at ASUN by following @ASUNewport.

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